Fabric from Photos: The Forest Project

  • Asbury Methodist Church 205 South Main Street Harrisonburg, VA, 22801 United States

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

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Registration deadline with guaranteed boxed lunch selection - MARCH 23rd at 12 noon.
Registration deadline with no lunch request - MARCH 24th at 12 noon.

 

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Dawn Flores shows a print of rings of a felled tree that was cut down on property behind her south Richmond home. She and three other artists are making pieces that reflect the beauty of the small forest.  Picture: Richmond Times Dispatch, Jan. 23, 2016

Dawn Flores shows a print of rings of a felled tree that was cut down on property behind her south Richmond home. She and three other artists are making pieces that reflect the beauty of the small forest. 
Picture: Richmond Times Dispatch, Jan. 23, 2016

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.