ABOUT US

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 Laura Jaszkowski at joyincloth@gmail.com.


The group is affiliated with Columbia FiberArts Guild of Portland, Oregon
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To see information about other exhibits and projects our members are involved with, click on the "Member News" tab below.

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SAQA Oregon Conference Update - Show Your Stuff!!

Editor's Note: The SAQA Oregon Regional Conference is open to both SAQA members and non-members. The Conference Showcase is open to all conference attendees.

The SAQA Oregon Regional Conference coming up in October (October 18 in Eugene, Oregon) presents a wonderful opportunity for you to show your work to an appreciative and supportive audience – AND have an opportunity to sell it as well!  All SAQA Conference attendees have the opportunity to show and sell their art, make a little money, raise money for Oregon SAQA’s 2020 conference, or to simply show their work to peers and in a local gallery.  Here’s a BRIEF outline of your “opportunity:”
  • Create a 12” x 12” work of art for the Conference Showcase – to be on display all day at the Conference
  • Price, should you choose to offer your piece for sale, is a fixed $75 - $50 to the artist and $25 to Oregon SAQA
  • Pieces will be delivered to a local gallery following the Conference – Eugene Textile Center (ETC)– and displayed until mid-November (still at the fixed price of $75).  Artist will receive $50 for a sold piece, $15 to ETC and $10 to Oregon SAQA.  Sold quilts will be delivered or mailed by the Showcase Committee following the show at ETC.
  • Pieces not sold will be returned to the artist by the Showcase Committee following the show at ETC
More details are provided with the Welcome Letter mailings going out to all Registrants in June.  Should you have additional questions, please contact Georgia French or MaryAnn McCammon.

Registration for the Conference is going strong and we encourage you to sign up soon!  Click on the following link and reserve your place for this memorable event!  http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5988  The workshop is full, but we do have a waiting list, so if you missed getting in, email Daisy Schrock (schrock32@gmail.com) or Katie Walwyn (ktwalwyn@comcast.net) and we will put you on the list.

Heat Wave Opens at Rogue Gallery in Medford

The Heat Wave show opened June 8 at the Rogue Gallery. The show continues until July 20. The artist reception is Friday, June 15 from 5pm - 8pm. The Heat Wave committee encourages you, especially those with artwork in the show, to attend the reception.

The Rogue Gallery is located at 40 S. Bartlett Street in Medford, Oregon. The gallery is open Tuesday - Friday from 10am to 5pm, and on Saturday from 11am - 3pm.



Where the City Meets the High Desert
c 2017 Elizabeth Bamberger


Off the Richter Scale
c 2017 Susan Circone

FISSURES IN THE NEWS! ART QUILTERS ALERT!


With the eruption of the Volcano on Mount Kilauea in Hawaii a perfect example of fissures comes to
mind. Have you been putting together some of your own interpretations of fissures? That is the theme
for a CALL TO ARTISTS for the International Art Quilt show at the Emerald Art Center in Oregon.
Entry Deadline January 8, 2019. Open to all Art Quilters in the US and Canada.
For details go to this link.
http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5924

"Heat Wave" Opens in Camas May 4

The opening reception for the Heat Wave exhibit at the Second Story Gallery in Camas, Washington is this Friday, May 4 from 5 - 8pm. Please come and support your HFD exhibit. Here are the details,

Second Story Gallery
Exhibit dates: 5/4 - 5/26
Reception: 5/4, 5-8pm
Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave, Camas
Hours: Mon - Wed 10am - 8pm, Thurs - Sat 10am - 6pm

News from the Heat Wave Exhibit Committee

The Heat Wave show will end at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg on April 27, 2018. This is your last chance to see Kimberly Connelly's artwork, Flare. Her piece was bought this month. Congratulations, Kimberly!  
Flare by Kimberly Connelly


The Heat Wave show will open at the Second Story Gallery at the Camas Public Library in Camas, Washington on May 4. The reception is on opening day from 5pm to 8pm. We hope you will come and see the exhibit. The exhibit remains at the Second Story Gallery until May 30. The Gallery is at 625 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA. Hours are Mon - Wed 10am - 8pm, Thurs - Sat 10am - 6pm.

Contemporaneo Exhibit in Sao Paulo

Patchwork Design Contemporaneo 2018 finished a very successful exhibit in Sao Paulo. The exhibit was flawless, and the work looked fantastic in this very professional setting. Here are a few photos of the layout. The exhibit moves on to Rio de Janeiro April 25 - 27. Go to the website for more information.










Fissures, Emerald Art Center Call for Entries

Here is a exhibit in Springfield, Oregon, open to all quilt artists in the US and Canada. Click here for information.


News from the Heat Wave Exhibit Committee

Hot Fall
Annette McFarlane

The Heat Wave show is opening at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association March 16, 2018. The Artist Reception is opening night from 5 to 7 p.m. As always, we appreciate all members who are able to attend the openings. Sheryl LeBlanc tells us that this venue puts on a great opening night spread, so we hope to see you there! The show remains at UVAA until April 27. The address is 1624 West Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. The hours are 10am to 2pm Tuesday through Friday and 10am – 2pm on Saturday

Two of the artworks in the exhibit are shown here: Baksimba by Jo Noble and Pat Fifer and Hot Fall by Annette McFarlane. There are many more wonderful pieces of artwork in the show.
Baksimba
Jo Noble and Pat Fifer

High Fiber Diet Exhibits at Coos Art Museum


News from the Heat Wave Committee


The debut of the HFD's Heat Wave show at the Coos Art Museum was a smashing success! High Fiber Diet had a terrific showing of members who made the trip down to Coos Bay for the opening on December 15, 2017, and were pleasantly surprised by the great number of local viewers who attended the show! Shown in conjunction with the "It's Not Easy being Green" show, the two collections of members' quilts filled the museum's main gallery, beautifully lit and presented in this venue that used to be an elegant old post office. Also celebrating their opening night were two other shows in the museum's other galleries that included watercolors, decorated gourds, and fine woodworking. The Heat Wave committee is grateful to the creative community of Coos Bay, the fine staff of the Coos Art Museum, and HFD's venue committee, especially Diane English who coordinated this venue for us.

Coming up, the Heat Wave show will be traveling next to the Umpqua Valley Arts Association , opening March 16, 2018. Opening night will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on that date. As always, we appreciate all members who are able to attend the openings. Sheryl tells us that this venue puts on a great opening night spread, so we hope to see you there! The address is 1624 West Harvard Avenue in Roseburg.