Barbara Shapel, Contemporary Fiber Artist

Great Blue Heron - Front

Great Blue Heron - Back

Great Blue Heron - Back Detail

Artist Statement:
The Great Blue Heron is a classic symbol of the Pacific Northwest. This elegant, shy bird can often be spotted near the rivers and lakes that dot this region. Because it is such a still bird when it stands in water, its reflection is visible. The Native Americans believe the Blue Heron is the symbol for introspection and self-awareness. May you always see a reflection of yourself and see all that is within.

The first in the series of Great Blue Heron quilts and was started in an Ellen Anne Eddy class.

Cotton/Silk fabric, rayon & polyester thread
35” h x 36”w

• 2007
     Clark County Quilter’s Quilt Show, Vancouver, Washington
          Best of Show, Judged
          1st Place, Viewer’s Choice
     Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California