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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Journeys Now on View in LaConner

 High Fiber Diet's Journeys has opened at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in LaConner, WA. This lovely three story Victoria home filled to the brim with quilts and other fiber arts makes a wonderful destination if you are wanting an adventure to Washington. The town of LaConner, and several other nearby towns have shops and museums and such to explore. Please call ahead for reservations and see the website for other information during this COVID period.  https://www.qfamuseum.org/ or phone 360.466.4288 for further information. Journeys will be up through January 31st.

Cliff Palace 2
Sharon Carvalho
Photo by the artist

Kimberley Connelly
Photo by Hoddick Photography

Pat Fifer
Photo by the artist

Quilt Visions San Diego Virtual Exhibit Opening October 24

Visit the Quilt Visions exhibit at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego. The exhibit opens October 24. You can see the art, learn about the artists and take a virtual tour. Click here.

Mc Callum Spring
c 2020 Bonnie M. Bucknam
66" w x 70" h

Mc Callum Spring, detail

No Shrinking Violets Opens in Lincoln City

High Fiber Diet invites you to the No Shrinking Violets exhibit in Lincoln City.

Check out the gallery tour here.

High Fiber Diet’s exhibit, No Shrinking Violets, opens at the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The virtual opening begins October 9th and can be viewed on FaceBook. The link to the virtual tour is found on the Chessman Gallery website. The exhibit will be on display until November 9th. . The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm and by appointment. They are located in the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City. If you are traveling to Lincoln City, do try to go visit. And if you can't get to the coast, see the show on FaceBook's virtual opening. 

Journeys Exhibition Opens This Month at LaConner

Journeys will open at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in la Conner, WA October 28-January 31, 2021. We hope some of you may have an opportunity to see it. The exhibit features 23 fiber wall pieces and two 3D pieces by 17 artists. Due to COVID the jurying format was changed from in person to via digital photograph. Ann Johnston and Sidney Snell did a great job of working digitally to curate a wonderful group of pieces that inspire the theme of Journeys.

The Museum is open regular hours - Wed thru Sunday, 11am - 5pm. However, reservations need to be made before visiting. There's a "Make a Reservation" button/link on the homepage (qfamuseum.org) where visitors can reserve their day and time. The reservations system is in place to help them adhere to state COVID regulations and manage their volunteer needs.

La Conner is a quaint little town with several museums and fun shops. It might make a great winter getaway, masks on, and socially distanced. 

Please contact Jill Hoddick at hoddick@up.edu for further information.

Agony to Joy
Mary Arnold

South Rim, Grand Canyon
Jill P Hoddick

Edgar Hits the Road
Pamela Pilcher

Amazon Sunshine
Marie Murphy Wolfe

Journeys Exhibition Catalog Available


Have your own look at the fabulous artwork in High Fiber Diet's Journeys exhibition. The 7" x 7", 62 page catalog is available for purchase. Cost is $20, with a $5 discount for High Fiber Diet members ($15). If you would like your catalog mailed, please include $2.80 for shipping and handling. Contact Jill Hoddick at hoddick@up.edu to order.

Can You Hear It?

HFD members are gearing up to design their art for the Can You Hear It? show for 2022. Here is the theme. 

Listen…...Can you see that noise?  Show us what you hear. Whether it is clattering silverware, a chirping wren, screeching traffic, or a marching band, interpret those sounds in such a way that the viewer can hear them just by looking.

We invite representational and non-representational interpretations for this exciting show which will be visually tied together by a small piece of fabric that will be provided by the exhibition committee and must appear and be visually identifiable in each piece. Since sound travels by waves we chose the fabric Radio Waves by Marcia Derse.


(Marcia Derse, Radio Waves)

The complete prospectus is located in the HFD Folder on your shared Google Drive. If you have not received some of the fabric yet, contact Pam Pilcher, pilcherpam@gmail.com   Art work will be turned in for jurying in July, 2021.

Juror Selections for the Journeys Exhibit Announced

 The Journeys Committee is Proud to Announce their Exhibit: 


Mary Arnold – Agony to Joy 

Mary Arnold – Boats of Morocco 

Sharon Carvalho – Cliff Palace 2  

Sharon Carvalho – Notes from the Road 

Susan Circone – Nothing Ever Goes As Planned 

Susan Circone – Pilings 

Gerrie Congdon – The Stuff of Dreams 

Gerrie Congdon – Women Make History 

Kimberly Connelly – I Looked Away for A Moment 

Kimberly Connelly – Pathways 

Peggy Ellis – Escape To A Sacred Space  

Diane English – Washed Ashore 

Pat Fifer – Metaphors 

Terry Grant – Anywhere the Wind Blows 

Jill P Hoddick – South Rim, Grand Canyon 

Mary McLaughlin – The Best Way To Travel! 

Karen Miller – Hunger in a Time of Quarantine 

Karen Miller – One Hundred Days of Solitude 

Sherrie Moomey – Road Trip 

Jo Noble – Eiffel 

Jo Noble – My Underworld – The Intimate Apparel of a Woman’s Life Journey 

Pamela Pilcher – Edgar Hits the Road 

Leotie Richards – Isle of Skye 

Marie Murphy Wolfe – Amazon Sunshine 

Marie Murphy Wolfe – Spice Market, Fez 


Accepted artists will be hearing from Elizabeth Bamberger shortly about how to drop off your artwork. 

Thank you to all those who participated by entering their work.