Friday, November 16, 2012

November's First Friday Gallery at QuiltWorks

It is with much desire that one day I will make the First Friday Gallery Exhibits at QuiltWorks on the day they are revealed.  These events not only bring the quilting community together but Marilyn and Dave provide a fun evening of food, door prizes and best of all wonderful quilts.  The bonus for me is that the exhibit hangs for a month and so I can always find time when I am running around town to stop and enjoy the show.

This month the featured quilters is someone who is well known in the local quilting community.  Crys Kyle who was the manager of QuiltWorks.  I say was because this month she has moved to the other side of the mountains!!  She'll still visit but it is not the same without her.  She has been prominent in the local quilting scene, both as a quilter and a instructor.  A valued member of Sunriver's guild she also has been the manager of BJ's Quilt Basket back in the day when there was a BJ!  Back in the 90's she and I were part of a small group of friends who gathered together to quilt once a month.  As you view her quilts they not only reflect her own quilting desires but the many classes she taught! 

The group exhibit is by the Crook Country Quilt Guild and their paint chip challenge.  Each participant was given a the same red paint chip and a different colored paint chip. Red was to be the prominent color with the second color to be less prominent.  They were allowed to use up to 2 other different colors plus creme/white or grey/black.  I love these guild challenges because the results are amazingly different!  I hope you enjoy the show!

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