Common threads unite people at Amboy quilt show

first_imgCathy Green of Washougal has multiple quilting projects going right now, but that’s not uncommon for a quilter.“You’ve gotta get out of the fabric that’s in front of your face and look at some other things every once in a while,” she said while examining the quilts on display at the Mountain Valley Grange hall in Amboy, hung as part of the North Clark County Historical Museum’s 12th annual quilt show.Dozens of quilts, from heirlooms to original compositions, with all manner of block patterns and fabric choices, were on display at the grange and museum over the weekend.Among the quilts on display was a loaned “crazy quilt” from the late 19th century to early 20th century. Crazy quilts are typically made with a complicated, seemingly haphazard patchwork of varying materials, and embellished with elaborate embroidery.Green said it was her first visit to the Amboy quilt show, and that seeing others’ work is a way to find inspiration or work through a problem.“It’s a new way to look at something that I’m working on or thinking about working on,” she said.It’s also nice to see that not everyone is perfect, Green said, and that there’s always room to keep trying and improve.last_img

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