With the Fall quarter ended, I invited my Surface Design and my Upcycling students from LWTech on a little field trip to go see the show “Natural Geometries” by the Contemporary QuiltArt Association.  Eight of us made the trek into Seattle to the Washington State Convention Center this week.

Christina Fairley Erickson with some of her students and my art quilt "Yakima River Canyon" at the "Natural Geometries" show.

With some of my students and my art quilt “Yakima River Canyon” at the “Natural Geometries” show.

The show, located in the Level 2 main gallery, is beautifully displayed in the Contemporary QuiltArt Association‘s plexiglass cases.  Such a broad selection of interpretation for the Natural Geometries theme!  We toured the gallery, discussing design elements and techniques used in different pieces.

Discussing "The Same But Different" by Susan Smith

Discussing “The Same But Different” by Susan Smith


Part of the Gallery with the Natural Geometries Contemporary QuiltArt Show at the WA State Convention Center

Part of the Gallery with the Natural Geometries Contemporary QuiltArt Show at the WA State Convention Center


Discussing "Yakima River Canyon" by Christina Fairley Erickson

Discussing “Yakima River Canyon” by Christina Fairley Erickson

Discussing "Yakima River Canyon" by Christina Fairley Erickson

My piece, “Yakima River Canyon”, based on a photo I took, is hand dyed and painted, hand-pieced, and hand embroidered.  I made it specifically for this exhibit.

"Yakima River Canyon" by Christina Fairley Erickson

“Yakima River Canyon” by Christina Fairley Erickson


Detail of "Yakima River Canyon" by Christina Fairley Erickson

Detail of “Yakima River Canyon” by Christina Fairley Erickson

The show will be up at the Convention Center through January 5, 2020, so if you’re in downtown Seattle for a little holiday shopping or want to get an inspirational lift, stop by!  Here are a few of the other fabulous pieces on display.

General Delivery II: "How's Your Love Life? Mine's Rotten" by Lorraine Edmond

General Delivery II: “How’s Your Love Life? Mine’s Rotten” by Lorraine Edmond


Detail of General Delivery II: "How's Your Love Life? Mine's Rotten" by Lorraine Edmond

Detail view of – General Delivery II: “How’s Your Love Life? Mine’s Rotten” by Lorraine Edmond


"Tank Farm" by Ginnie Hebert

“Tank Farm” by Ginnie Hebert


"Karma Chameleon" by Marissa Vignali

“Karma Chameleon” by Marissa Vignali


"Pomegranate" by Janet Darcher

“Pomegranate” by Janet Darcher


"Fish Skin 2" by Carla Stehr

“Fish Skin 2” by Carla Stehr


Detail of "Fish Skin 2" by Carla Stehr

Detail of “Fish Skin 2” by Carla Stehr


"Shapes of Geometry" by Susan Smith

“Shapes of Geometry” by Susan Smith


"Cloth Paper Flora" by Ginnie Hebert

“Cloth Paper Flora” by Ginnie Hebert


"Pantanal Two" by Barbara Kanaya

“Pantanal Two” by Barbara Kanaya

"Spirogyra 4" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

“Spirogyra 4” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry