How to make an American quilt

The community quilt includes nearly 50 squares embroidered by people who participated in conversations with Ellen Knutson on what it means to be American. Embroidered details address everything from racism and disenfranchisement to liberty and compassion. Photos by: David Bates

A conversation about the difference between America’s ideals and its reality leads to a Newberg fiber arts show.

Music to see otters by

Oswald, sea otter at Oregon Coast Aquarium

Coast calendar: Cellists perform for aquarium residents; online talk about Rick Bartow; Andean music.

Unwound and unbound

Rachel Rosenfield Lafo considers the artist’s meditative fiber sculptures made from deconstructed canvases

Carving her own path

Monica Setziol-Phillips carves at the same bench her father, Leroy Setziol, used. A resident of Sheridan, she is former president of the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition. Photo by: Stuart Eagon

Monica Setziol-Phillips’ art is installed at Salishan, within steps of work by her famous woodcarver father.

‘It takes a lot of patience and a good seam ripper’

“Heading Home,” a joint effort by members of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, will be raffled off at the Quilts by the Sea show.

Twenty-odd years ago, Cindy McEntee found herself with a sewing machine she had no interest in, but that a well-meaning aunt thought she should have. There it sat in its cabinet, unwanted and taking up space in McEntee’s living room. One gray Sunday, McEntee fell asleep in that room and awoke just as OPB’s Sewing […]

Craft or art? Who cares? HEATWAVE fiber art is amazing

I have an embarrassing confession, but that’s actually a good thing, because it goes straight to the heart of an important artistic question that is raised — or perhaps I should say, is powerfully answered — by an exhibition at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg. It’s an occasion for a teachable moment. HEATWAVE is […]