May 10-13,15 2004
Ruth McDowell, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Art and Design, is a former illustrator who began her quilting career in 1972. A full-time professional quilt artist with over 330 quilts to her credit, she specializes in designing pieced art quilts, integrating the background and foreground in the construction process. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums and in juried, invitational, and solo shows. She has lectured and taught process-oriented design workshops throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, New Zealand, and South Africa and is the author of several books.
Ruth will lecture at the Northwest Quilters May meeting, Monday morning, May 10, 2004, with a presentation entitled "New Work." She will teach a three-and-a-half-day workshop beginning that afternoon and continuing all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on "Designing from Nature". She will lecture at Clark County Quilters on Thursday evening, May 13, on the same topic. On Friday she will rest, but on Saturday, May 15, she will teach a full-day workshop, "Designing with Symmetry."
"Designing from Nature" (three-and-a-half-day workshop), Monday, May 10, 1:00-4:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 11-13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
"Designing with Symmetry" (full-day workshop), Saturday, May 15, 9:00-3:30 p.m.