Fabric from Photos: The Forest Project
with Dawn Flores
Saturday, March 25th, 10am to 2pm
@ Asbury Methodist Church
205 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg (next door to the VQM)
$15 members/ $20 non-members
+$10 for boxed lunch
Join us for this special two-part companion event to our photography and printmaking exhibit, P's & Q's.
At 10am, Dawn Flores*, Creative Director for The Forest Project, will present the story of how she collaborated with other artists to document a 60-acre urban forest clear-cut for development. Dawn has created over 1,000 fabric patterns from photographs she took of the now clear-cut property, and is now working with quiltmakers to complete quilts commemorating what was lost. Dawn's talk will include detailed information about designing fabric on Spoonflower, a user-friendly website dedicated to creating fabric for designers.
ABOVE: Samples of some of the Forest Project's fabric line
At noon, we break for lunch. Enjoy a boxed lunch and take some time to view fabric samples of Dawn's creations. Several Forest Project quilts will be on hand for a Show and Tell, and Dawn and other project participants will be on hand to answer questions and discuss ways that you too can get involved.
Following the Show and Tell, all participants are invited next door to visit the Virginia Quilt Museum for a guided tour of "P's and Q's" exhibit, led by Curator Jill Jensen. Several of the exhibit's quilts feature photography-based fabric creations similar to that of the Forest Project fabric line.
Read More about Dawn and the Forest Project in this Richmond Times Dispatch feature article
*Dawn Flores lives in Richmond, teaches art nationally and is a faculty member at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. You can read more about her project and find links to the Beloved Sycamore Shop on Spoonflower at www.dawnflores.com.