Sheila Gaquin’s art quilts will be on display at Orcas Center. She will present a short program at the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30-7 p.m. Her talk and Q&A is at 6 p.m.
“I have always made art – pen and ink sketches, biological illustrations, watercolor paintings, cartoons and most consistently, travel sketchbooks,” Gaquin said. “I’ve also made quilts off and on since the 1970s. It was only after I retired from teaching that I embraced fabric as my medium and began making art quilts. Most of my quilts are photo-realistic images of the people and places I love. Today the styles and themes of art quilts are as varied as the work produced by artists in any other medium. In addition, art quilts often incorporate materials and techniques from other artistic traditions such as painting, photography, beading, embroidery and more, while still maintaining the recognizable elements of traditional quilts.”