December 13th, 2007
Like trying to end a phone call with a dear friend - you’re just about to hang up and a new topic starts. Ok, after this post I’m REALLY going on my repair/clean-up break. I said to my self “Self… no more babbling about The Storm - blech, enough already!” BUT… I thought this was just too cool… and it’s kind of a mental segway for me to go from storm mode back to quilt mode.
The forest across the street from us has to be logged because of The Storm. I’ve never actually seen logging in action and I’m in awe of the process. Never in a million years would I have thought a California city-girl like me would be snapping a photo like this from MY driveway. The super skilled guy operating the picker-uper thingamabob makes it all look like a magical dancing tree ballet.
When I first looked at this photo, it reminded me of the a quilt I saw at the NW Quilting Expo in Portland last Fall. I’m guessing for the quiltmaker it was Art imitating Life. For me it is Life imitating Art. I really, really, really, really would love to know who the quiltmaker is! Anyone know?
Thank you Tami from Lemon Tree Tales for the answer!
From Tami: I saw that same quilt at the 2006 Pacific International Quilt Festival and thought it was amazing. Luckily I took a picture of it and the information sheet. It’s by Janet Fogg of Lake Oswego, OR. It’s called Winding Road Ahead and measures 103″ x 103″.
This is her artist statement about it: “Logging trucks are a common sight for people living in the northwest states. As an artist living in the region, I have always found them to be a powerful visual image. Because I enjoy combining traditional quilt blocks with illustrations to create quilts with a concept, I decided to transport the logs by constructing a logging truck out of log cabin blocks. Hand dyed fabrics by Jeanette Viviano.”
I googled Janet Fogg and found her quilt collection. A must see!