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Soft Still Life
October 3-October 31
Collection of hand-quilted and painted textiles by Lindsay Jordan Kretchun.
After years of working primarily as a painter and illustrator, Lindsay Jordan Kretchun began an exploration of quilting as a leap into a long time love of textile and pattern. Having drawn most of her inspiration from dark humor and folklore, the act of quilting brings a deep sense of storytelling through material, tradition and intimacy in a familial object. To the artist, each piece must be practically useful (intended to be used, washed, and loved) as well as aesthetically and technically captivating. Like her paintings, playful nuisance, surprise and an underlying narrative make their way into each textile piece, pared down into shape, color and pattern. With technique and time, each quilt records the process of combining multidisciplinary practices as it patiently unfolds.
For Portland Textile Month, Lindsay is excited to present a collection of hand quilted, hand painted quilts. An adaptation of the classic still life motif – objects suspended in time. Every stitch is an expression of the human connection to the material, each captures a sense of stillness.
Portland Textile Month only happens one month out of the year and we have more events than we can list. So the TextileX-change has been created to serve as a year-round companion site. Both community platforms provide a space to share ideas, histories, knowledge, commerce, and practices across cultures and generations.
TextileXchange serves as a primary hub to foster this inspired exchange throughout the Portland textile community and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!
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In a little over two years, PTM has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
We've organized 3 festivals with over 170 events representing the diversity of textile interests and practices. And we've galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing.
PTM would not have been possible without the dedication of a core group of committed volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community. We hope to continue building PTM and TextileXchange as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come. And that's where you come in.
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