Journeys Art Quilt Group’s 10 Year Anniversary

A group of artists that aim to go beyond the expected, to explore new dimensions, to make unexpected original works and have fun doing so!

by DONNA L RICE, Member of Journeys Art Guilt Group

In 2007, 12 Central Oregon quilters started a journey and formed a group to explore assorted quilting and fiber art techinques, taking their craft to a higher level. Meeting once a month, they have shared their collective passion for fabric, fiber, techniques and other forms of art. While many members have a background using fabric and fiber creating clothing, home décor, quilts, etc., there are also members that draw from an art background and enjoy the use of textiles for their medium. Each member has their own diverse skills and unique style. Although the artists works their craft individually, meeting monthly creates an energy that inspires and motivates each individual to a higher level of creativity.

Members have come and gone through the years. There are now 14 artists in the group: Betty Gientke, Catherine Beard, Charlene Kenny, Donna Rice, Helen Brisson, Jan McBrien Tetzlaff, Jean Wells-Keenan, Judy Beaver, June Jaeger, Marion Shimoda, Martha Sanders, Mary Stiewig, Sheila Finzer and Tonye Phillips.
The Journeys Art Group exhibits their work locally and regionally throughout each year. The 2016-17 exhibit theme is Come to the Edge, a poem written by Christopher Logue. Whether the artist worked in a literal direction or was inspired to push their work to the “edge” you can truly see the diversity of approaches within the group.

The Journeys Art Quilt Group had their first showing at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) in 2007. To celebrate ten years together, they are again displaying their work at the 2017 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Downtown Sisters
July 8, 9am-4pm

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