Intricate fabric masterpieces from three artists will be on show at the Oregon Coast this weekend as the Yachats Commons hosts the Art Quilt Trifecta.
The Trifecta offers viewers an up-close look at the relatively new medium of art quilting, which has seen quilters move from the kitchen to the studio, increasing the use of non-traditional materials and imbuing their work with personally meaningful subject matter.
The show will include pieces by Ginny McVickar, who began to focus on textile art after retirement and now has her work showing in four countries. Currently residing in Oregon, McVickar has had solo shows as well as designing and coordinating two international textile art shows.
Joining her is Joanne Baeth, a retired school teacher who became inspired by wildlife and nature and started taking photographs and drawing birds, animals and landscapes. During this same time, she had the opportunity to see several art quilt shows and decided to combine her love of the outdoors, drawing, photography and quilting. Her goal is to create art quilts that resemble oil or watercolor paintings. Since 2006, she has won more than 100 awards at national and international quilt shows.
Laura Fogg is a textile artist and focuses on collage landscapes, large fabric pieces that are sewn together like quilts but are intended to be hung on walls. Made with a wide variety of shiny, metallic and fragile fabrics, they are frequently embellished with beads, buttons and yarns to create a playful appearance. Fogg's work has been shown both locally and nationally. Two pieces are currently in nationwide traveling shows having won ribbons in national competitions. Her work has also been published in several books and magazines.
The Trifecta, organized by Polly Plumb Productions, runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24, at the Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy. 101 N. Admission is by suggested donation of $5.