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Twenty quilt artists from all over Southern Oregon and Northern California participated in an exciting year long project to recreate three photographs featuring local scenes in fabric.

Klamath Falls photographer, Jeremy Franklin, gave permission to this group to feature three of his photographs that represent regional points of interest. They are Upper Klamath Lake, Sprague River Aspens and Mt. Shasta. Jeremy also has a special connection to quilters as he services and repairs sewing machines in this area.

This project is referred to as a “slice quilt” and it is called that for several reasons. Each of Jeremy’s photographs were enlarged to 80 inches by 60 inches and divided into eight slices or sections. Each quilt artist then recreated a slice from the original picture using all kinds of fabrics, paints, inks, yarns, thread painting and special embellishments. The end result is three stunning large wall quilts that include eight slices in each one. Three scenic views from the Klamath Basin and Northern California are captured in an interesting and unusual manner.

Jeremy Franklin’s original photographs that were chosen for this involved project are for sale and will be displayed with the quilts.

Joanne Baeth, Dona Ford and Susan Massini offered fiber arts classes and quilter, Carol Bowen, helped to coordinate this project. The group met monthly at Tater Patch Quilts in Merrill, OR.

If you are interested in displaying Klamath Basin Vistas, contact the event coordinator, Susan Massini at jmassini@yahoo.com

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