Barbara Shapel, Contemporary Fiber Artist

Moonlight Sonata - front and back

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.

2nd in the Series of Great Blue Heron Quilts

Cotton fabric, acrylic paint, rayon & polyester thread
63”h x 39”w

Awards:
• 2007
     Clark County Quilter’s Quilt Show, Vancouver, WA
          Best of Show, Viewer’s Choice
          Best Machine Quilting
          1st Place, Viewer’s Choice, Show Theme Quilt
          2nd Place, Judged, Show Theme Quilt
     Pacific International Quilt Festival XVI, Santa Clara, CA
          Judge’s Choice
• 2008
     Pacific Rim Quilt Show, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY
          1 of 30 quilts selected and displayed representing the Pacific Northwest
1/25/08 – 3/25/08
     Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters Quiltfest, Seattle, WA
          Best Machine Quilting
     International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
          Honorable Mention, Pictorial
• 2009
     Road to California
          Juried
     Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, OR
          2nd Place, Pictorial

     Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, CO
          3rd Place, Innovative

Publications:
• 500 Art Quilts Book
  Published by Lark Books

Book:
     Adventures in Design, Joen Wolfrom