Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Season of Green

“It’s Good To Be Green” Exhibit
Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tillamook, Oregon
March 4 to May 4, 2008
Larkin Van Horn, Curator

Since the Latimer exhibit has now opened, I can show my entry here. At the time Larkin contacted me, it was around the anniversary of my husband's death, and I was feeling "soft and sentimental" towards this piece before I ever started it. As it developed, it became even more misty and dreamlike.

Artist's Statement:

The Season of Green
Color of new life,
A most perfect hue is green.
End of Winter, Spring!

The deceptively simple form of the haiku has always intrigued me, and when I found this beautiful little example by contemporary writer Don Webb (writing as Erik Stark) I knew it was perfect to express in words the imagery I had in mind.

18" x 45" My own hand-painted sand-washed silk charmeuse, quilted, then delicately over-painted and lightly embellished.

Detail shots are shown in my previous post.

I have borrowed this description of the show CD from Lesley Riley's blog, since she said it so well: "You can see wonderful detail shots and an excellent quality overall image on the show CD, which includes 47 pieces total, 28 art quilts, 19 pieces of other fiber art, 39 artists from 18 states and 1 province. It's only $15 (including shipping) with a portion going to Habitat for Humanity. This is one of the best quality and visually interesting CDs I have seen. The detail shots are better than seeing the quilts in person." Thank you Lesley!


  1. This is lovely, Linda. You can tell it was created from the heart.

  2. The Season of Green is lovely, it's delicate. I particularly like your use of color. Thanks for posting, I wish I could see it in person.

  3. Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart with us. Emotion flows from this work of art. How could one not be touched by it? Wonderful!

  4. Beautiful. I love the soft feeling -- a peaceful morning to relax and enjoy!

  5. Linda, what a beautiful piece.
    Truly, soft........I think your quilting is exquisite.
    Thank you for sharing the piece as well as your personal sentiment.

  6. This is beautiful! The exhibit is lucky to have you. Now I'm off to look at the exhibit website so see the other pieces.

  7. This is such a beautiful delicate piece of art Linda.


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