Fiber Artist, Karel K. Hendee, will show samples of her work and talk about the processes she uses to create her beautiful art quilts on Friday evening, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Downieville Community Hall. Her presentation is in conjunction with the Mountain Star Quilters REtreat, and is open to all at no charge.
Karel creates a link with “the beauty and fragility of our living environment” as the basis of her art. Starting out as a silk painter, she has evolved to a more complex process that includes applique, collage, piecing and quilting onto the painted silk to create a body of work that reflects a moment of serenity in a perfect place in the forest, by the water, or in the garden.
Her work has won many awards, and can often be seen at events in the Grass Valley area. While the techniques of her quilt works will appeal to those attending the Retreat classes, non-quilters will be interested in meeting Karel and hearing about her other interests, which include old-time Appalachian style banjo and hiking with her dog. Her work can be viewed online at Karel Hendee .