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Quilts receive warm welcome, in Yachats

Published on March 7, 2017 4:44PM

“Ocean Gems – Kelp Greenling Pair”  by Christine Holden

“Ocean Gems – Kelp Greenling Pair” by Christine Holden

Yachats will be taking a patchwork approach to dealing with the winter weather this weekend, as the Ocean Artistry Art Quilt Show comes to town.

The juried show, themed “Gems of the Ocean,” will run from Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 12, showcasing art pieces from local, regional and international art quilters.

“One of the goals of the show is to introduce art quilting to local residents as well as visitors to the area,” said Ruth Bass, a board member for event organizer Polly Plumb Productions. “We thought the ocean theme would allow artists to explore the beauty of this area and make interpretations based on their own whimsy.”

Art quilts do not typically follow the patterns used in traditional quilting. Instead, artists use fabric and other materials to build conceptual creations based on a theme, design or simply the artist’s imagination.

The grand prize award for the show is $1,000, with a second-place award of $500, and a third-place award of $250. Winners will be chosen by a panel of dignitaries prior to the show’s opening.

Meanwhile, guests will get to select the winner of the $250 Viewer’s Choice Award.

Most of the pieces on display will be available for purchase.

The show will run from 10 am to 5 pm from Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 12, at the Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy. 101 N.

Admission is by suggested donation of $5.

For more information, email info@oceanartistry.org or go to www.oceanartistry.org.

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