Barbara Shapel, Contemporary Fiber Artist

In Hiding - Front

In Hiding - Back

75"h x 38"w

In Hiding - Back Detail


Artist Statement:
I was telling my dear friend, Jeanette Peck, about my continuing series of Great Blue Heron quilts when I noticed her looking at me rather askew. “Well”, she said, “they’re not so great if you have a koi pond.” It seems that every day for a week last summer, Jeanette woke to find a Great Blue Heron “fishing” in her koi pond. By the end of the week, not a single koi was left! This piece is dedicated to all the koi out there who are still “in hiding”.

4th in the Series of Great Blue Heron Quilts

Cotton/Silk fabric, acrylic and fabric paint, rayon & polyester thread
75” h x 38”w

• 2009
     Clark County Quilter’s Quilt Show, Vancouver, WA
          Best of Show, Judged
          Best of Show, Viewer’s Choice
          Best Machine Quilting
     International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
          1st Place, Art/Pictorial

• 2010
     International Quilt Festival
          Part of traveling display to Chicago, Illinois and Long Beach, CA

     Adventures in Design, Joen Wolfrom