PNW Quilt & FIber Arts Museum: Works of Our Hands

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Name: PNW Quilt & FIber Arts Museum: Works of Our Hands
Date: May 8, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Event Description:
The San Juan County Textile Guild (SJCTG) began in the 1970s when a few like-minded weavers, spinners, knitters, quilters, basket makers, felt makers, and dyers gathered informally to share with, learn from, and encourage each other. In 1979, they originated a “Sheep to Shawl” event at the San Juan County Fair, where members sheared a sheep, carded the wool, spun the yarn, and wove a shawl which was then raffled to spectators. This event later became competitive, with groups of weavers and spinners from each of the islands competing with each other for the fastest completion of their shawl. In 1991, the group formalized, acquiring non-profit status. Currently, membership is 103. We welcome new members from San Juan County and beyond.
The San Juan Islands are a natural treasure, widely diverse and inspiring. The pieces you see in this exhibition, including one winner of the Sheep to Shawl event, show many facets of our community of fiber artists, some professional, some hobbyists, all enthusiastic, who call these islands “home.” We named this exhibit “Work of Our Hands,” because without beautiful and meaningful work for our hands to anchor us in our lives, we would be adrift. We trust you will enjoy viewing some of the best work created by our members during the past few decades.
Pacific NW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
703 S. 2nd Street
La Conner, WA
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