Another challenge was issued via Northwest Quilt Expo. This year, the Pearl District was chosen as our inspiration. As an avid outdoors gal, I chose the REI building in Portland. I focused on two of the front vertical window panels of the building.
It was important to me to include the GPS coordinates. Using the plastic directions that were sewn onto two of our REI tent bags, I paper pieced the coordinates below the building. An upclose inspection shows lots of REI text. My oritinal intent was for the coordinates to blend in and they sort of do.
“7733” is the title of my quilt because it’s my dad’s REI membership number. On a trip after college to Seattle in 1958, he got his membership.
We swung by the Portland REI to do a photo shoot after a hike last week. Lucky for us, the store manager came out to see what we were up to and I got a great photo with her. (OK, she was told someone was taking photographs and holding a banner, so she had to investigate ~~ you can ride bikes in Portland naked, but taking a photograph of a quilt initiates concern.)
This photo cracks me up. The girl just had to see first hand what was going on outside the door.