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Ruth McDowell

Designing from Nature
Tuesday, February 13 -- Saturday, February 17, 2007

The inspiration for most of Ruth McDowell’s art quilts is a love of nature. She adapts nature to the quilting medium, distilling the essence of the subject. Each nature quilt becomes an intense exploration of the natural subject matter. Ruth is very interested in using the characteristics of the quilt medium as part of the design process. Construction of the quilt becomes a dialogue between Ruth and the emerging image. The use of quilting stitches complete the transformation of fabric scraps into a unified whole.

Ruth will lecture at our February meeting, Monday morning, February 12, 2007 with a presentation of her New Work. She will teach a 5-day workshop Tuesday, February 13 through Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Sellwood Methodist Church, corner of SE 15th and Tacoma.

"Designing from Nature" (5 full days)
Tuesday, February 13 through Saturday, February 17, 2007,
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., includes lunch each day

After a slide presentation focusing on the translation of images from nature into quilts, Ruth will discuss her machine piecing methods and techniques. She will encourage each student to begin their own pieced design, using subjects and techniques attractive to them.
This class is for an intermediate to advanced skill level quilter.

Deposits of $200 are required for registration. Registrations will be accepted on a "1st come 1st serve" basis limited to NWQ members only. Non-member registrations will be accepted after November 16th. If you must cancel or your remaining registration balance is not received by January 30th, refunds will be given if your spot can be filled (minus $10 cancellation fee).

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