Linda Reichenbach at Hutson Museum

Linda Reichenbach, an art quilter from the Hood River Valley, will display her work at Parkdale’s Hutson Museum Aug. 20-21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The pieces Reichenbach creates have a northwest flair, while others are the world in abstract.

“I used to think that sewing was the only way to create the ideas, but I found that by trying other disciplines, it improved my quilting. I love to experiment with different techniques until the seed of my idea, the fabric, the media, the quilting all turn the idea into a vision,” she said.

Reichenbach has sewn for many years, but only in the last three has she concentrated on art quilts. She loves taking a seed of an idea and using fiber to create the final piece. A couple of her pieces are on display at Tillamook’s Latimer Center and the Outreach Gallery in Portland. These pieces will soon move to the Keizer Community Center in Salem.

She recently had two pieces accepted to the prestigious Wallowa Arts Festival held in Joseph, Ore., in September. Reichenbach plans to participate in the upcoming show at the Columbia Center for the Arts in October.

Reichenbach belongs to the Columbia River Gorge Quilters, Beyond the Block Quilting Art Group, Columbia Fiber Guild in Portland and High Fiber Diet Quilting Art Group.

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