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

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

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Member News

August 2018 

Beach Retreat in Waldport, Oregon

This past week, six of us from the SAQA/High Fiber Diet group spent 4 days in Waldport, Oregon.  We made 5 tops for my Guatemala Bound project!

We all brought scraps, sewing machines, and supplies to our wonderful on-the-beach rental house in Waldport. We literally could walk onto the sand from our deck.  The first night we took inventory of what fabrics we'd brought and identified 4 possible projects. We set up and dove in.

This was our first project. It started with several pieced blocks and a jelly roll that Pat had brought.We made 30 wonky blocks, then sized them all up with solid greens and yellows log cabin style.

Mary and Jill took on these pieced blocks with the black tic-tac-toe strips. They found fabrics to coordinated and made a stripy quilt.

Jo made a bright rail-fence-inspired kid's quilt from her various scraps.

Mary and Jill were on a roll and made another lap-size top from some precut squares.

Pat, Susan and I made this stripy quilt starting with some square-within-a-square block that I had brought with me. And Susan finished the hand binding on another quilt.

It was a productive 4 days and a wonderful opportunity to get to know one another a bit better.

Geology: Bonnie Bucknam Art Quilts
September 1 - 9 and September 24 - October, 2018
The 610 Arts Collective
Ridgway, Colorado
Reception: Evening September 7, 2018
Geology: Bonnie Bucknam Art Quilts opened August 31, 2018 at The 610 Arts Collective in downtown Ridgway, Colorado. The opening will be First Friday evening, September 7th, at the gallery. Ridgway is a small town with an active arts community. It's about 25 miles from Telluride. Stop by if you are in the area.

December 2017

TArts Exhibits in Vancouver, Washington
TArts, a small group of fiber artists including Pam Pilcher, Marie Murphy Wolf, Mary McLaughlin,
Sara Miller, Pat Fifer, Sherrie Moomey, Susan Warling, Jill Hoddick, Elizabeth Bamberger, and Jo Noble, is now represented by Aurora Gallery in Vancouver, WA. They have 12 x 12's in the Holiday Group Show until January 27th.  TArts will have a solo show there in September 2019.