Collage of Quilts
Fiber Optix formerly “Contemporary Concepts” An Artists' Group
Fiber Optix Member News
Sandy Altenberg
Cher Cartwright
Nancy Cordry
Julie Drake
Lorraine Edmond
Louise Harris
Barbara Kanaya
Janet Kurjan
Melisse Laing
Ellin Larimer
Barb Nepom
Sharon Robinson
Janet Steadman

  • Melisse Laing, who was diagnosed with Parkinson more than 10 years ago, has created a series of quilts relating to her experience of the disease. Five of these quilts can be seen in a virtual art gallery as part of the 3rd annual Northwest Parkinson's Awareness project at this link. There is also a live Zoom Artist Exhibition on April 30th at 4:00pm. Sign up for that event here.

  • Julie Drake has work in an upcoming international exhibit, Contemporaneo Patchwork, to be held in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brasil on dates to be determined. You can look for that information on their website here.

  • Five of our members, Barb Kanaya, Louise Harris, Melisse Laing, Nancy Cordry and Barb Nepom, were juried into Little/BIG, the Schack Arts Center's Annual Holiday Art Exhibit featuring, amongothers, works by members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association

    You can see photos of our members' quilts hanging in the Schack here

  • Congratulations to our champs. Once again we have multiple members whose work has been juried into Quilt National. Nancy Cordry, Barb Nepom, and Barb Kanaya all have pieces selected for inclusion in this major exhibtion, Quilt National 2021, which will be shown at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio from May 28 through September 6, 2021.Check out the Dairy Barn website for information.

  • WAY TO GO. The National Quilt Museum in Padukah, KY has accepted Louise Harris's piece "Growing into the Light" into their permanent collection. Congratulations, Louise.

  • This is a wonderful oportunity for fans of Janet Steadman to own one of her beautiful quilts. When Janet moved last fall into a condo which lacked the space to store all her quilts, she generously donated many to the Pacific Northwest Art School as a fundraiser for the school. Now you, too, can own an original Janet Steadman art quilt. Just go to the PNW Art School website where you will find many of Janet's quilts for sale on line.

  • Nancy Cordry has a beautiful new website. Check it out:

  • Julie Drake has also just launched her own lovely website: