Our guest speaker for the May meeting is Karen Miller, a quilt artist with expertise in Japanese quilting. Karen worked as a marine biologist at Oregon State University for many years, but came to realize that she was always an artist too. She says her art is often inspired by her scientific background.
Karen’s interest in textiles and all things Japanese extends back to her childhood. Fiber art gradually became her medium. She first took up embroidery, then quilting and surface design. In 1994 Karen was introduced to katazome, or stencil dyeing, which uses a paper stencil to apply rice paste resist before dyeing or painting the fabric. She prefers to make her own fabric with recognizable imagery and fine detail.
The May meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th, starting at 7 pm at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, OR.