Artists to talk textiles at Milligan Gallery

Silk painting, weaving, beading, hand quilting and fabric collage will be among the techniques textile artists will answer questions about when the A. Milligan Gallery (520 N. Sequim Ave.) hosts several members of Peninsula Fiber Artists between 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, during Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk.

Among those on hand for one-on-one descriptions will be Sequim artists Liisa Fagerlund, Marla Varner and Linda Carlson, Port Angeles’ Evette Allerdings, Port Townsend’s Cathie Wier, Larkin Van Horn of Port Ludlow, and Nordland’s Susan Sawatzky.

The exhibit that features 44 pieces by 15 artists continues through June 22.

Photo courtesy of Peninsula Fiber Artists / “Sail Away” is a pieced and thread-painted art quilt created by Nordland’s Susan Sawatzky.

Originally a chapter of the international Surface Design Association, Peninsula Fiber Artists came together in 2013 to serve artists and craftspeople on the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas.

The group welcomes fiber artists from anywhere and meets the second Wednesday of each month, with sessions alternating between the Gardiner Community Center in Sequim and the Northwind Art space at Fort Worden, Port Townsend.

For information about its meetings and the group’s forthcoming exhibits at Port Townsend’s Wilderbee Farm Mead Werks tasting room August through October, and in the Fiber Habit walk-by display at 675 Tyler St. in Uptown Port Townsend, see