High Fiber Diet is a group of fiber artists committed to advancing their art professionally. HFD actively searches for exhibit venues, and members have the opportunity to submit work for juried group exhibitions. High Fiber Diet members challenge themselves to become more educated about art and design principles and to improve creatively on an individual basis. The group meets 7 times per year (February, April, May, July, August, October, and November) on the third Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Venues may change. Meetings usually include a discussion topic, updates on current and upcoming exhibits, and sharing of members' current work. For more information about the group, check the HFD blog at www.hfd-highfiberdiet.blogspot.com or contact Laura Jaszkowski at joyincloth@gmail.com.

The group is affiliated with Columbia FiberArts Guild of Portland, Oregon

To see information about other exhibits and projects our members are involved with, click on the "Member News" tab below.

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Sale from It's not Easy Being Green show

The "It's Not Easy Being Green" Committee is proud to announce the sale of Terry Grant's piece, Basilica of Quito, from our exhibit showing at La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum. Congratulations Terry!

The exhibit is down now, and will reappear in Keizer, OR at the City Hall on June 2.

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Members' work in Brazil

Here's a link to a Brazilian TV News segment about the current Contempor├óneo Exhibition and Patchwork Design 2017 . Several High Fiber Diet members have work in the exhibit

The segment is in Portuguese, but you can see a few of the quilts and a short interview with Barbara O'Steen, a member of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association in Seattle.

"It Isn't Easy Being Green" at La Conner Quilt Center

On Feb 1st 5 members of the Green Committee , Jill Hoddick, Mary McLaughlin, Pam Pilcher, Sara Miller and Pat Fifer journeyed to La Conner, WA for the opening reception of "It's Not Easy Being Green" at La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum. We were also joined by two additional Green artists, Susan Circone and Toni Smith. The museum has recently changed its name to Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum. It was a wonderful three story Victorian house and held three different exhibits. On the first floor a millinery show, Gwen Marston on the second and Green in the third floor gallery. Although there was a small turnout for the reception, we did talk at length to the Director of the Museum, The President of the Museum Board and a lovely retired teacher who will bring 10 classes of area 5th grade students in to see our quilts. She pumped us for information about our pieces and was thrilled that recycling was involved.  There were several quilters who traveled over two hours to see our exhibit.

The trip up and back was delightful - clear sightings of Mt Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt Rainier, and Mt Baker gave us lots to look at as well as snow geese and trumpet swans and other wild life near our destination.  We made it to La Conner in just over 4 hours - no Seattle traffic if you leave Portland by 9 am.  The town is picturesque, quiet at this time of year, and has lots of sites to offer including a quaint river front and lots of shops. We were lucky to have really crisp, cool air and no rain. We had a wonderful seafood meal at The Oyster and Thistle thanks to Marie Murphy Wolf's recommendation. It was attached to our hotel, The La Conner Country Inn (we recommend).

We encourage you all to think about a field trip to La Conner. The exhibit will be up through Sunday April 30. In Feb. and March the Museum is open Wed-Sunday 11-5 and in April, daily 11-5. www.laconnerquilts.org

It Isn't Easy Being Green at Mt. Hood Community College

The show at Mt. Hood Community College was beautiful and well-received. Future venues :

LaConner Quit and Textile Museum
703 S. Second St., La Conner, WA
Feb 1 through April 30, 2017
Reception, Feb 1, 2017, 4 to 6

World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland Or
Summer 2017

Latimer Quilt and Textile Center
2105 Wilson Loop Rd, Tillamook, OR
Sept. 1 through Oc. 31, 2017
Reception, Sept 10, 2017, 12 to 4

New Show Selected

It is with pleasure that The Green Committee announces those artists and pieces that have been selected for the “It’s Not Easy Being Green” exhibition. We appreciate all those who entered this call.


Susan Borger​​​ ​ Egg Substitute

Lynda Christiansen​​​ The Green Houses

Susan Circone​​​​ At the Root of the Matter

Sherri Culver​​​​ Experiencing Life

Diane English​​​​ The Neighbors

Mary Goodson​​​​ Protect Our Surroundings

Terry Grant​​​​ Pollen

Terry Grant​​​​ Basilica of Quito

Jill Hoddick​​​​ Studio Shards

Anita Kaplan​​​​ Retail Therapy, the Pearl

Franki Kohler​​​​ Forget me Not: Collaboration ​​​​​​​​with Grandma

Mary Ann McCammon​​ Class Scraps

Mary McLaughlin​​​ Temptation

Sara Miller​​​​ Keep On Greenin’ On

Sherrie Moomey​​​ Dying Waves

Lulu Moonwood Murakami​ The Green Gate

Jo Noble​​​​​ Memories

Pam Pilcher​​​ ​Envious Edgar​

Pam Pilcher​​ ​​Green Woman

Linda Reichenbach​​​ Good Vibrations

Gloria Richardson​​​ Ella-Vay

Joanne Roth​​​​ The North Side

Linda Say​​​​​ Books of Details

Linda Say​​​​​ Egg-actly

Lottie Smith​​​​ Green Grows My Garden

Lottie Smith​​​​ The Black Hole

Toni Smith​​​​ Heart in Motion

Deb Sorem​​​​ Angst Amongst the Onions

Karen Spencer​​​​ Morning Commute

Karen Spencer​​​​ What Price Green?

Beverly Woodard​​​ Don’t Roll Me Up and Smoke Me


Making our Mark is our new show!

High Fiber Diet's newest exhibit, "Making our Mark" will debut at the Stitches in Bloom show at the Oregon Garden, January 22, 23, 24. In addition to the High Fiber Diet exhibit, The Oregon Garden’s 80-acre botanical sanctuary will be in full color as hundreds of vibrant quilts from throughout the Northwest unfurl for the 2016 Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show presented by Hope Village, Jan. 22 through 24 from 10am to 4pm. Admission to the Quilt Show, which includes Garden admission, is $9; free for children 4 & under.

What's Blue To You last venue


High Fiber Diet's What's Blue to You? exhibit is on display at the Hillsboro Library through December 29, 2015. This is the last venue for this exhibit. Stop by. It's a very nice space. The entire exhibit is on display.

Main Library Hours

Monday-Friday 10 am-8 pm

Saturday 10 am-6 pm

Sunday 12 pm-6 pm

2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy

Hillsboro, OR 97124