Madrona Fiber Arts
February 14-17, 2019
Dear Madrona Friends,
We have exciting news! The Pacific Northwest will continue to be home to a premier fiber arts retreat during February of each year!
As you know, Cornie and I made the emotional decision that 2019 will be the final Madrona and we set about planning our celebration of 20 years of Madrona.
We are excited to let you know that John Mullarkey and Becky Edwards have created a new event that will continue in the tradition of Madrona. John and Becky have experience working together running events as well as a love of fiber arts and appreciation for the communities created through these events.
You may know that John Mullarkey is very familiar with Madrona as he has taught at Madrona for a number of years and understands the importance of creating and nurturing a community.
The new event will be called the Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat. Red Alder will debut February 13-16, 2020 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. To receive information about this event, go to www.redalderfiberarts.com and join their mailing list and community. You can also contact John and Becky by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you will join us in welcoming and supporting this new event!
Suzanne and Cornie
June 4 – July 27
Collins Library, University of Puget Sound
What exactly is a book? Is it simply a container of information? An object with pages and covers, and a narrative of some sort? A collection of pictures and words? A small sculpture? The 8th annual exhibit of the Puget Sound Book Artists explores all of these possible definitions and more. The participating artists play with the form of a book. They use traditional formats and bindings in new ways. They make books using all sorts of media and materials; origami folding, popup pages, drawing, painting, printmaking, knitting, sewing, wood and found objects, to mention a few.
This year Puget Sound Book Artists is celebrating their 8th exhibition and it will amaze and astound you.
Each book is a fresh take on what a book can be and how its creator thinks and imagines.
The Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum has issued a Call for Entries for the 2018 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival. This juried and judged (optional) exhibit is open to all national and international quilters and fiber artists. The Call for Entries is open now and closes on July 28, 2018. Festival Exhibit dates are October 12-14, 2018.
There are several changes to the Festival this year, including a new location, the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, WA. This larger, more accessible facility with greater amenities will allow us to offer all classes and exhibits in one venue. Many nearby lodging and restaurant options makes this a great location to enjoy the three-day event.
Entry guidelines and categories have been updated to represent the changes observed in the quilting and fiber arts community. The new categories are simple and easy to follow, with a much broader range of Fiber Art categories. The Festival is also using a new online submission process, ArtCall.org. This system manages the process better and offers entrants clear instructions on how to submit entries.
Finally, although all entries will be juried into the exhibit, the ability to ‘opt out’ of judging will hopefully encourage many more artists to participate! Enter your traditional quilts, your pictorial or modern quilts, dolls, hand-knit or hand woven items, wearable art, needlework, and more! Be a part of this truly unique Festival in the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.qfamuseum.org for details and to enter.