High Fiber Arts Symposium, April 1, 2017, at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center

The second annual High Fiber Arts Symposium April 1, 2017, at the FivePine Lodge and Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon.  A full-day gathering to explore the evolution, inspirations and challenges of artists and textile art forms.
Registration Deadline: March 28, 2017

Schedule of Events:
Morning Program ($75):
8:00am –  Check-in Opens
8:30am – Welcome
9:00am – Keynote Speaker, Trisha Hassler
11:30am – Lunch and Fashion Show
1:30-3:00pm – Workshops ($35)
3:30-5:00pm – Workshops ($35)
5:30 –  “It’s a Wrap” Gathering at FivePine (no host bar)

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FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon
High Fiber Arts Symposium Lodging Packages (541) 549-5900 
Our generous partner, FivePine Lodge, offers a discounted rate for Fri March 31st & Sat April 1st:    $179/night plus tax for our Upper Lodge Townhouse Suites, Classic & Caboose Cabins;  and $169/night plus tax for the Patio Lodge rooms.    All FivePine Lodge guests receive complimentary breakfast each morning from 7am-10am, and a daily wine reception in our main lodge from 5pm-6pm.  Also discounted movie tickets and free access to the Sisters Athletic Club.  

High Fiber Arts Symposium is generously supported by:     


FivePine Lodge & Conference Center



High Fiber Arts Symposium April 1, 2017 Registration and Payment

Registration for 2017 HFAS is a 2-Step Process:
Deadline to Register is March 28, 2017

1. Complete the Registration Form: Click the link below to complete the Registration Form. This is where you will select the different events and workshop sessions you wish to attend. Each attendee must complete this form individually.

2. Pay the Registration Fees: $75 for the Morning Program; $35 for each Workshop Session.
Return to this page to use the PayPal links below to pay for the events you plan to attend. It is possible to pay for multiple attendees; if you do pay for others, please email our registration coordinator, Katie Dumolt, with the names of other registrants: katie@stitchinpost.com
Registration payments can be made on the phone:
541-549-6061, Attn: Katie

Registration payments can be made by check made out to SOQS, send to:
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show/HFAS
220 S. Ash St. Ste. #4, Sisters, OR 97759

Click Here to Register for 2017 HFAS Events

Use the following PayPal buttons to pay for your events online:

HFAS Morning Program

HFAS 1:30 Workshop

HFAS 3:30 Workshop

You will receive a confirmation email upon completion of your registration.

If you do not hear from us within 7 days of your registration, please contact Katie:

Deadline to register is March 28, 2017

High Fiber Arts Symposium Morning Program – $75

The second annual High Fiber Arts Symposium April 1, 2017, at the FivePine Lodge and Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon.

For one ticket price, attend the morning program events (Keynote, breakout sessions, lunch, Wearable Art Fashion Show):

8:30am Welcome
9:00am Keynote Speaker  Trisha Hassler

Trisha Hassler HFAS Keynote Speaker

The Evolution of an Artist:  Challenges & Opportunities

Explore Trisha Hassler’s approach to evolution and growth and how she keeps her creative work from going stagnant.  




10:00am Breakout sessions: Emerging Process

Fiber Anarchy: Stirring up trouble delight with yarn – Elise Jones 

Essentials in Framing Textiles –  Myrna Dow – High Desert Frameworks!

Original Print Stitched CollagesPatricia Freeman-Martin

Contemporary Basketry including mixed media – Shannon Weber

Utilitarian Upcycling – Allison Murphy

Partners in Business – Tricia Biesmann & Cindy Bennett of thewayweart.com


11:30am  Lunch & Wearable Art Fashion Show

1:30-3pm Session: Surface Design w/Thermofax Screen Printing

Surface Design Using Thermofax Screen Printing
Stitchin’ Post Classroom #2,
311 W Cascade Ave, Sisters (at Oak Street)

Learn how to print designs on almost any type of fabric using Thermofax screens.  Detailed images can be produced in a matter of minutes!

Lab Fee – $18.00

Laura Jaszkowski is a textile artist who loves creating art quilts and embellished garments using a variety of techniques and materials.

Laura Jaszkowski www,joyincloth.blogspot.com

Laura Jaszkowski ThermoFax #2

1:30-3pm Session: Value-You Cannot Create without It!

Value, You Cannot Create Without It!
1:00pm, FivePine Conference Center Classroom #2
FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon

The class will create a value scale with pencil.  Using color chips and/or cloth we will learn how to identify the values. Instructor will show how to create dynamic value plans!

Supplies needed to bring to class:

Ebony or B4 or B6 drawing pencil.

7” by 10” sketchbook or drawing paper.

Double sided clear tape or glue stick

Exacto knife

Judy Hoiness

A fourth generation Oregonian, Judy Hoiness holds two degrees in Art, a Bachelors degree and a Fifth Year from Portland State University and a Masters degree from Syracuse University. She recently retired as an Adjunct Art Faculty from Central Oregon Community College. Her teaching career has spanned over thirty-six years.

Working in watercolor, mixed media and acrylic she has garnered over 37 awards in international, national, and regional exhibitions.

Judy Hoiness Fabric Mountain

Judy Hoiness Mountain

1:30-3pm Session: Make It Digital!

1:30pm FivePine Conference Center, Media Room
FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon

Interactive demonstrations and discussions ranging from “how to” create several digital projects to using what you’ve already designed in your textile work.

  • Step-by-step directions for creating “mash-up” textile pieces used for distinct types of images.
  • Create generic abstract designs and then “repurpose” in a variety of ways by manipulating colors and/or adding new layers.
  • Create digital “sgraffito”—an artistic technique created by scratching through layers to reveal an underlying image.
  • Using brushes and erasers to replicate standard surface design techniques textile artists frequently use when creating interesting looks fabric.
  • Printing techniques using various types of textiles such as linen, percale, silk, twill, or sateen.

$5.00 lab fee

Sharon Carvalho

Sharon  has a passion for fabric and design—and creates her fiber art on both a design wall and a computer.  Her quilts have appeared in the Summer 2013 edition Art Quilting Studio, and more recently, the February/March 2017 edition of Quilting Arts Magazine. Locally, her work has also been featured at both the Twigs and Clearwater Galleries.  Sharon is a member of the Central Oregon Studio Arts Quilt Association (SAQA).

Sharon Carvalho

1:30-3PM Session: Nuno Felted Wearable Art

Nuno Felted Wearable Art
1:30pm  Sisters Public Library
110 N Cedar St, Sisters, OR 97759

Learn Nuno felting.  Each person will create their own felted headband/neckband

Lab Fee – $10.00

Tricia Biesmann & Cindy Bennett
Long time friends, Tricia and Cindy, created The Way We Art to encompass their love of fiber art.  They took a class from Liz McDonald and discovered nuno felting. It soon became the focus of their business. Having created thousands of scarves, headbands and toppers, their style of nuno felting is unique. Currently they show at the Red Chair Gallery in Bend and Clearwater Gallery in Sisters.
The Way We Art

1:30-3pm Session: Trace Monotype Printmaking on Fabric

Trace Monotype Workshop IS FILLED as of  3/3/17. Please visit other workshop offerings. 

1:30pm Stitchin’ Post Classroom #1
311 W Cascade Ave, Sisters (at Oak Street)

Learn a quick, simple method to print your own fabric using Akua (soy-based) ink.

Lab Fee – $12.00

Patricia Freeman-Martin
Patricia Freeman-Martin is a mid-career mixed media artist working in printmaking, painting, and artists books. Her resume includes museum and gallery exhibits, published in High Desert Journal, affiliated with Atelier 6000, Bend, OR and Hood Avenue Art in Sisters, OR.
Patricia Freeman-Martin

Patty F Martin Treasure Map

Patty F Martin Birdsong Landscape

3:30pm-5pm Session: 3D – Beyond Surface Embellishments

3D – Beyond Surface Embellishments
3:30pm, FivePine Conference Center, Media Room
FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon

Add dimension to your 2D artwork and enhance your design

Lab Fee – $5.00

 Helen Brisson 

Is a Central Oregon artist. Following a career as a graphic designer, Helen turned her attention to fiber arts. In addition to modern and art quilts, Helen is known in Central Oregon for her work designing  new vestments when arson fires destroyed or damaged virtually all of Trinity Episcopal Church’s altar linens and vestments.

Helen Brisson Fiber Artist

Hells Canyon at Dusk





Vestments designed by Helen Brisson

3:30-5PM Session: Creative Block Printing on Fabric

Creative Block Printing on Fabric
3:30pm Stitchin’ Post classroom #1
311 W Cascade Ave, Sisters (at Oak Street)

Learn to carve a block and experience printing techniques on fabric with lots of examples.  Lab fee includes all materials and a dish towel to print on.  Bring your carving tools IF you have them.

Lab Fee – $10.00

Valori Wells
Valori is a professional quilter, author, fabric & pattern designer, painter and photographer.  
Amongst these she co-owns The Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon.  She came into quilting through osmosis having a mother who shared her love of quilting and opened The Stitchin’ Post in 1974.  Valori’s love of photography lead her to a bachelor’s degree in fine arts focusing on black and white photography.

Valori Wells Designs Creative Block Printing

Valori Wells Designs

3:30-5pm Session: THE EYES HAVE IT

3:30pm, FivePine  Conference Center Classroom #1
FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, Sisters, Oregon

Explore the thoughts, ideas, and process of your imagery/composition.  Participants are encouraged to bring work this is in progress or finished to discuss technique or processes that may or may not be the best resolutions for anticipated results.

Led by Pat Clark 
Master Printmaker Patricia Clark founded A6 (also known as Atelier 6000) in 2007. Clark moved to Bend to “retire” after a lengthy career as an arts educator; most recently, Clark had served as Chair of the Art Department at CSU: Long Beach.

Patricia Clark, Master print maker, educator

Pat Clark Tranquility