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 1:30pm – 3:30pm. 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 Elizabeth Bamberger at elizabethbamberger@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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What's Blue to You at Portland International Airport

High Fiber Diet's exhibit "What's Blue to You?" is now on display at the Portland Airport in Concourse B.  It's behind security, so you have to be a traveler in order to see the show.  The exhibit will be up through the end of May, 2015, so if you are traveling, be sure to set aside a few extra minutes to see the 17 quilts interpreting the word "blue".

 In the same concourse, across the hallway, is an exhibit by the Westside Modern Quilt Guild depicting Portland Bridges.  High Fiber Diet members have quilts in the Bridge exhibit as well. There are lots of reasons to travel this winter and spring!

What's Blue to You?


What's Blue to You

This is High Fiber Diet's newest exhibit. Here is a sneak peek of the show. We hope this will entice you to see the show in person when it is at a venue near you!

These are the venues for the show:

Nov 4 - May 28, 2014 - Blue Part A at PDX Concourse B, Portland OR
Jan 23 - 25, 2015 - Blue Part B at Stitches in Bloom, Oregon Gardens, Silverton WA
May 1 - June 12, 2015 - Blue Part B at Cascade Library, Vancouver WA
July/Aug dates to be established, 2015 - Whole show at Lower Columbia College Gallery, Longview WA
Nov/Dec 2015 - whole show at Hillsboro Community Library Gallery, Hillsboro OR

'Simply Red' is booked back to back for the year!

Newport Visual Arts Center
Reception:  Friday August 1st,  5:00-7:00
August through September 28th

artist reception Friday,  September 5th,  5:00-7:00 at,  

Cannon Beach Center and Museum
13875 S. Spruce St.
Cannon Beach,  Oregon

artist reception on Saturday,  October 11th,  6:00 P.M., 

Entries due...

The High Fiber Diet "What's Blue to You" exhibit entry form link is:


Please be sure to register your entries.  Only HFD members may submit entries.

Simply Red in Corvallis

The 'Simply Red' reception  at the LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis  was received well with positive comments and happy chatter.

The committee members for 'Simply Red' are:  Emily Stevens,  Mary Ann McCammon,  Shirley Macgregor,  and Jan Duke.  The art work in the background is Paint the Town  by Laura Jaszkowski and Red Barn by Mary Arnold.

Simply Red Schedule for 2014

LaSells Stewart Center,  Corvallis,  Oregon until May 31st
Architectural Heritage Center,  Portland, Oregon  June/July
Reception Friday,  June 6th,  6:00 P.M.
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum,  Oct.,  Nov.  and Dec.
Reception Saturday,  Oct 11th

Simply Red News

 !!News flash!!
Jill Hoddick’s Red piece sold at The Walters Gallery show. Congratulations Jill! She is making a replacement piece.
Dates To Remember:
May 5th
6:30 Reception, Monday
The LaSells Gallery
Corvallis, Oregon
Through May 31st, 2014

June Opening
June 6th

6:00 pm
Architectural Heritage Center
Portland, Oregon
June 6th through July 2014

Future Venue
October/December 2014
October 11

6:00 pm
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Window Seat @ PDX

High Desert Colors, Elizabeth Bamberger

Elizabeth Bamberger, Shirley MacGregor and Gerrie Congdon had art quilts selected for an exhibit at the Portland Airport. Here are the details:

Title:  Window Seat
Location:  Portland International Airport,  post-security Concourse A
Date:  April  2014 through October 2014
Subject: The exhibit is built around an essay written by Jim Earl, a literature professor at U of O. In the essay, Earl uses images taken from Google Earth to educate people about the land below them as they fly. Click Here to read the essay and see the images that he used.  For the exhibit, the quilts are next to text for which each is visually appropriate.

I would encourage you to check out the essay. If you have flown across the plains or over Oregon, it is a good read.

30,000 Feet Above Somewhere, Shirley MacGregor

Prairie Fields, Gerrie Congdon

The Simply Red Opening Reception

Diane Born's husband and I took some photos at the Tuesday night reception. We had a nice turnout. Above are pieces by Bonnie Bucknam and Sarah Miller.

We had a nice turnout of artists and others. Here are Emily Stevens, Mary Arnold, Mary Ann McCammon and Shirley Macgregor enjoying some time together.

These are overviews of the upstairs gallery.

These are shots of the downstairs hallway gallery.

Following are photos of some of the individual quilts. I am sorry to say that I am not sure who created each of these.

 Chris Brown

Terry Grant

Mary Arnold

More kibutzing.

 Elizabeth Bamberger and Kimberly Connelly.

 Juror, Trisha Hassler chatting with Emily and Jan Duke in front of Laura Jaszkowsky's quilt.

Simply Red at The Walters in Hillsboro

Walters Cultural Center
527 East Main St.
Hillsboro, OR 

High Fiber Diet's Simply Red
February 4 - March 18

Artists' Reception: February 4, 6-7:30

Gallery Hours: 
Monday-Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday- 9am to 6pm
Sunday-10am to 4pm