17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival October 1 – 7, 2022 Events

17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Events
FREE TO THE PUBLIC

The festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art, and fostering fiber arts.

October 1 – 7, 2022 Events at the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N Sequim Avenue across from the high school in Sequim Washington

Pride Hotel by Chandra Wu

Sunday, October 2, 11 AM – 1 PM

Exhibition Opening Reception for “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” 11 AM to 1 PM at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue.

“Interlaced Lore” exhibition artists include Lora Armstrong, Libby Ballard, Lynn Baritelle, Holly Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Lee E. Johnson, Susan Kroll, Robin Nelson, Jennifer O’Brien, Betty Oppenheimer, Pauline Schultz, Peggy St. George, Marla Varner, Chandra Wu, and Jean Wyatt.

We Stand with Ukraine by Libby Ballard

Friday, October 7, 5 – 8 PM

First Friday Art Walk Sequim Fiber Arts Exhibition with artists’ demonstrations of fiber processes in action for “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave.

Friday, November 4, 5 – 8 PM

First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Fiber Arts Market from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works.

Saturday, November 26, 11 AM-3 PM

Small Business Saturday Fiber Arts Market support local artists during this festive day.

“Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” runs October 1 to November 26, 2022 Wed – Sat 11 AM to 3 PM

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Tiny Bubbles by Marla Varner

Call for Artists – “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” for the 17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Exhibition

hand painted warp hand woven vest by Renne Emiko Brock

A juried fiber arts exhibition embracing fantastical and very true stories of endurance and friendship through heroic efforts, tests and trials, collaborations, and leading by example. The treasured gift of creativity is within all who seek it. No map can guide you as you craft it yourself through valiant efforts, tests, and epic dye mix takes. Gather fabric stashes, skeins of yarn, courageous companions, and wise mentors to prepare for this everlasting journey of fiber art. What legends of dedication, commitment to bound connections, intertwined myths, and persistence weave stories within your art? Seasoned or newer creations are welcome. Open to all fiber arts media.

Exhibit Dates: October 1 – November 26, 2022

Exhibit Deadline: September 15, 2022

Download Full Prospectus and Entry Form:

“Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” 2022 exhibition

The “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance” exhibition is a component of the 17th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 1-7, 2022 at the Sequim Museum & Arts location at 544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA 98382. This includes the exhibition opening reception on Sunday, October 2 to the First Friday Art Walk Sequim on October 7. Many fiber arts events and exhibitions happen throughout the months of September, October, and November on the Olympic Peninsula that are partnerships with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.

Art Beat Small Business Saturday Sales and Events on November 27, 2021 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM hosted by the Sequim pARTners

 

Celebrate creativity and collaboration by supporting local artists and Arts organizations you love! Enjoy artistic demonstrations, performances, and direct sales with artists on Saturday, November 27 in Sequim WA!

 

Details of this community event are at http://sequimartwalk.com/events/

 

Sequim pARTners include Blue Whole Gallery, First Friday Art Walk Sequim, North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Olympic Theatre Arts Center, Olympic Peninsula Art Association, Peninsula College, Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission, Sequim Museum & Arts, and many more are welcome!

 

November 27 is the last day of the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” fiber arts exhibition. The Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists work and fiber supplies, lectures, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

 

 

Shop Local!

Sea Glass Artist and Author, Mary Beth Beuke, Fiber Artist Lynn Baritelle, and Artist and Author Renne Emiko Brock will be selling their unique jewelry and fiber art at the Sequim Museum & Arts 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue. Both Mary Beth and Renne will have their books available.

 

“Guatemala Inspired Yardage” by Lynn Baritelle

 

“relax and smile it is sequim scarf” by Renne Emiko Brock

 

“The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean’s Most Beautiful Stones” by Mary Beth Beuke. As the owner of one of the world’s most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. In The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass, Beuke provides information that will help first-time seekers start new collections and veteran hunters learn more about their current sets. Beuke shares her experiences in gathering her own collection via photographs of vibrant and rare pieces, as well.

 

“action-packed superheroes – your guide to revealing and utilizing your superpowers” by Renne Emiko Brock. To achieve your potential, artist and educator, Renne Emiko Brock, developed a creative system to inspire people through color theory, transformative lessons, and confidence to articulate your passion to be your best self. Learn to use color communication, creativity, integrity, and fortitude because your intent and your action is how people appreciate you. An action-packed superhero is a person who utilizes their strengths and abilities as superpowers.

 

Started in 2005, the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome. Next year’s festival theme is “Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance”.

 

More Fiber Fun During the Brown Color Themed November 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Quilt made of crossword puzzles in black, white, brown, and beige
“Quarantine” by Gloria B. Skovronsky

 

November 5 Art Walk Color Theme is BROWN! Brown is the color of warm acceptance, the turning of the leaves, fall harvest and abundance, and seasonal spicy treats. Brown represents solid assemblies, family trees with deep roots and supportive branches, community minded activities, comforting homesteads, and steadfast alliances. You will find works of art and folks supporting the option to dress in shades of bountiful brown or representations of warm hearth and harvest as they enjoy an evening on the town with down to earth friends and family.

 

First Friday Art Walk Sequim is a fun and free self-guided tour of local art venues in Sequim on the First Friday of every month from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Visit online at SequimArtWalk.com as your resource to download and print your own map, find out what special events are happening, links, and how you can be part of art.

 

Initiated in 2006, the First Friday Art Walk Sequim is an encouraging and educational arts event that is sponsored and produced by Renne Emiko Brock. Our mission is to create approachable and accessible art and cultural venues that encourage the community to connect and celebrate expression and diversity.

 

The First Friday Art Walk Sequim has returned while respecting the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity. Please enjoy the Arts and Culture of Sequim safely. We are starting out small. Not all venues are open fully with the slow start of the return of the evening activities of Sequim Art Walk, so please visit them when they are open.

 

As part of the 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, enjoy the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” exhibition and fiber arts demonstrations at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue.

 

Poncho by Holly Bliss

 

“Bumblebunching” exhibition artists include Lynn Baritelle, Honey Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Peggy St. George, Leslie Hoex, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Jacki Moseley, Kelly Ruth, Susan Savage, Gloria Skovronsky, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

This juried fiber arts exhibition celebrating happy accidents, successful satisfaction in Wabi-Sabi, and unintended artistic experiences that often lead to evolutionary forms of expression and joyful acceptance that experimentation is part of one’s art practice. Fiber Artists yearn for thorough planning and tight intention, gratification in challenging practice, and ritual appreciation and amusement in transience and incomplete mistakes. Bumblebunching are the exuberant jumbled loops created by the bobbin when stitching has improper tension while machine sewing.

 

“At the Junction” by Marla Varner

Please be sure to see the multi-award winning and world traveling “At the Junction” by Sequim artist Marla Varner. This exhibition is the first time this honored quilt has been on display locally.

 

“Chrysalis Circuitry” by Canadian fiber and sound artist Kelly Ruth

Also, explore “Chrysalis Circuitry” by Canadian fiber and sound artist Kelly Ruth. You scan a QR Code to access her YouTube music video filmed in the virtual world of Second Life. The music composition using sounds from contact mics and effects pedals on a weaving loom and spinning wheel in collaboration with Saxophone player Allison Balcetis.

 

Softcover journals by Jean Wyatt

Returning to the Sequim Art Walk, discover the new location for the Pacific Mist store at 122 W. Washington! Pacific Mist welcomes Jean Wyatt, a Sequim artist who loves color and has a whimsical/story like style. She envisions everyday things like domestic living, classic trucks, nature and sports being done by birds, cats and other animals.  Many of the paintings are illustration-like in that there is a story that can be told. Others are full of color and fun flowers, trees and characters.  She likes to create art that makes her smile and happy when looked at.  It is meant to be colorful, fun, whimsical, unusual and often a little off beat.  See her new hand-painted plant stakes. In recent years Jean has become immersed in the making of books, journals and boxes. These journals are covered with decorative papers or fabrics and filled with hand-torn paper to capture the thoughts or drawings of its owner.

 

A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe at 225 E Washington St. will display local quilters’ work that corresponds with the monthly color theme. A Stitch in Time encourages people, if they have a quilt they made that coincides with the color designated for the Art Walk, to drop them off at their shop the day of the walk with their label and info attached to their quilt.

 

Want to participate as a venue or artist on the Official First Friday Art Walk Sequim Map, Listing, and Website, please contact Renne Emiko Brock at 360-460-3023 or renneemiko@gmail.com If you are an artist of any media, please get your information to Renne for publicity and opportunities. Thank you for your support!

 

To create inclusion between venues, artists, and audience, everyone is encouraged to participate in the Art Walk’s monthly themes as a fun community activity in any creative form they wish to express it. January is silver, February is red, March is green, April is pink, May is aqua, June is white, July is purple, August is yellow, September is blue, October is orange, November is brown, and December is gold.

 

Thank you all for participating in the 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival and there is more to come until November 27!

 

Thank you very much for joining us at the 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival!

 

 

Special thanks to all of our demonstrating artists and fiber arts market vendors!

Thank you for supporting our talented and inspiring fiber artists at the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival!

 

 

View the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” now to November 27, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.

 

 

“Bumblebunching” exhibition artists include Lynn Baritelle, Honey Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Peggy St. George, Leslie Hoex, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Jacki Moseley, Kelly Ruth, Susan Savage, Gloria Skovronsky, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

 

We will have another special event during the November 5 First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 8:00 PM that will include fiber arts sale and demonstrations.

And, another Fiber Arts Market during the Art Beat Small Business Saturday on November 27 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM!

16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival October 1 – 3, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts

“At the Junction” by Marla Varner

 

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival

October 1 – 3, 2021

Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA

Free to the public and all ages welcome!

 

Join us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on experiences for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, encouraged education, the economic enterprise of art, and fostering fiber arts.

 

Celebrating our 16th year of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, we thank our excellent volunteers make this community event possible including several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and educational organizations! We are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents. Always emboldening genuine growth and artistic integrity, activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.

 

"The Covid Corvid" by Peggy St. George a bird with gears surrounded by orange and red quilting
“The Covid Corvid” by Peggy St. George

 

On Friday, October 1 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim from 5:00 to 8:00 PM enjoy the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” Opening Reception of the fiber arts exhibition which runs October 1 to November 27, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA. This juried fiber arts exhibition celebrating happy accidents, successful satisfaction in Wabi-Sabi, and unintended artistic experiences that often lead to evolutionary forms of expression and joyful acceptance that experimentation is part of one’s art practice. Fiber Artists yearn for thorough planning and tight intention, gratification in challenging practice, and ritual appreciation and amusement in transience and incomplete mistakes. Bumblebunching are the exuberant jumbled loops created by the bobbin when stitching has improper tension while machine sewing.

 

"Experiment in Green" by Donna Dowdney
“Experiment in Green” by Donna Dowdney

 

“Bumblebunching” exhibition artists include Lynn Baritelle, Honey Bliss, Renne Emiko Brock, Donna Lee Dowdney, Liisa Fagerlund, Susanne Foster, Peggy St. George, Leslie Hoex, Estelle Jackson, Susan Kroll, Jacki Moseley, Kelly Ruth, Susan Savage, Gloria Skovronsky, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

 

“Twisted Thistle” by Liisa Fagerlund

 

On Saturday, October 2 from 11: 00 AM to 4:00 PM, we have an action-packed Fiber Arts Extravaganza full of free educational demonstrations, hands-on engagement for all ages, and Fiber Arts Market. The Fiber Arts Extravaganza inside the Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA. Visitors will have the opportunity to shop for items from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works. Demonstrations vary from spinning yarn, felting, knitting, hooking, weaving, and hand stitching. Learn more about local artists and fiber related groups to join our growing and supportive community. Also on Saturday at the museum, engage directly with the artists of the “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” exhibition to learn about what inspires them and how they create their art at the “Meet the Makers” Fiber Arts Reception throughout the afternoon. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too.

 

“Woven Hanging” by Jean Wyatt

On Sunday, October 3, you have another opportunity to visit the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” from 12:00 – 3:00 PM at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.

 

During the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect” October 1 to November 27, 2021 the Sequim Museum & Arts is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.

 

“Guatemala Inspired Yardage” by Lynn Baritelle

 

More details at FiberArtsFestival.org and Facebook.com/northolympicfiberartsfestival

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival respects the Covid health and wellness guidelines of masks, social distancing, and limited capacity.

 

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival logo

Going Old School! Entry Form for Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect with Deadline September 7, 2021

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival logo

We are going old school! Call for Artists! Download your entry form!

2021 – Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect

A juried fiber arts exhibition celebrating happy accidents, successful satisfaction in Wabi-Sabi, and unintended artistic experiences that often lead to evolutionary forms of expression and joyful acceptance that experimentation is part of one’s art practice. Fiber Artists yearn for thorough planning and tight intention, gratification in challenging practice, and ritual appreciation and amusement in transience and incomplete mistakes. Bumblebunching are the exuberant jumbled loops created by the bobbin when stitching has improper tension while machine sewing. Seasoned or newer creations are welcome. Open to all fiber arts media.

 

Exhibit Dates: October 1 – November 27, 2021

Entry Deadline: September 7, 2021

 

Download Entry Form and full prospectus:

Entry Form and Prospectus for 2021 Fiber Arts Exhibit Bumblebunching Word Doc

Entry Form and Prospectus for 2021 Fiber Arts Exhibit Bumblebunching PDF

 

The Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect exhibition is a component of the 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Oct 1 – 3, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts location at 544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA 98382. Many fiber arts events and exhibitions happen throughout the months of September, October, and November on the Olympic Peninsula that are partnerships with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.

Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology at the Sequim Museum & Arts in 2019.

Call for Artists for Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect

Bumblebunching threads in blue and purple

Bumblebunching threads in blue and purple

Call for Artists for our 16th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Exhibition!

2021 – Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect

A juried fiber arts exhibition celebrating happy accidents, successful satisfaction in Wabi-Sabi, and unintended artistic experiences that often lead to evolutionary forms of expression and joyful acceptance that experimentation is part of one’s art practice.

Fiber Artists yearn for thorough planning and tight intention, gratification in challenging practice, and ritual appreciation and amusement in transience and incomplete mistakes. Bumblebunching are the exuberant jumbled loops created by the bobbin when stitching has improper tension while machine sewing.

Seasoned or newer creations are welcome. Open to all fiber arts media.

Entry Deadline: September 7, 2021

Exhibit Dates: October 1 – November 27, 2021 at the Sequim Museum & Arts

Online Application and full prospectus coming soon.

 

Virtual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Artist Spotlight – Marla Varner of Penny Lane Quilts

colorful quilt with rounded squares called squircles

colorful quilt with crossings At the Junction by Marla Varner
“At the Junction” by Marla Varner

 

“At the Junction” (72″ x 69″)

At the Junction is an original design composed of blocks made using freehand cutting techniques. Creating the flow of color with special attention to value provided an intriguing design challenge. Dense quilting lines in graduated colors create texture while allowing the piecing to take center stage. Improvisation provides endless decisions at every junction of the process!

 

colorful quilt with rounded squares called squircles
“For the Love of Squircles” by Marla Varner

 

“For the Love of Squircles” (73″ x 63″)

Inspired by my first squircle quilt, this second version uses solid scraps and continues the process of creating a block a day for a year.  I once again joined a group of online quilters making daily circle blocks. I cut my shapes freehand and applied them using needle turn appliqué. The resulting squircle blocks created an opportunity to explore transitions and provided the perfect canvas for hand quilting.

 

Connect with Marla at

Marla Varner / Penny Lane Quilts

https://pennylanequilts.com/