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Saturday, September 21, 2013


I was just notified by Studio Art Quilt Ass. that my  "Sunflower Flair" just sold to a collector.
This is exciting, as it is the same collector as last year.

You can still get in a wonderful 12 " X 12" quilted art piece, if you hurry to the web site for the auction. 
Thank you for supporting Studio Artists.  See their exhibit at Pacific International Quilt Show in October in Calif. 
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Sierra Mountain Quilters, Speaking on Thurs. Evening.

Vivian Helena Aumond- Capone will be giving a trunk show and telling about her quilts at the Sierra Mountain Quilt Guild Meeting, Thurs. Sept. 12, that is right this Thurs. at the Oakhurst Community Center in the Pavilion building. There will be a donation of $5.00 for the guild. Meeting starts at 6, with a short business meeting for the guild.

"From the Traditional to the Art Quilts" will show the development of my quilt art from the 1980, to the present. No, will not show every quilt, but just the ones that you might be interested in. I will talk a little about how, the quilt develops. The steps it takes and some techniques.
If you have any questions email me at: vivianhelena@sti.net.

I am also a member of Sierra Art Trails, and an artist at Timberline Gallery.

Friday, August 30, 2013

New Exhibit, Timberline at Gallery Row, Oakhurst.

There was a big celebration at Gallery Row, celebrating and thanking all the wonderful friends  and artists that have shared the dream of having a new colorful Public Art Piece in Oakhurst.

There was a wonderful article in our local paper. Chris Sorenson was able to celebrate and accept lots of congratulations for it's construction. I will not go into details at this time because you all know who you are the energy behind the scenes, movers and doers. Thank you!

If you could not attend, but have a few moments this week, please stop by Gallery Row.  The building has been newly painted and looks lovely. Timberline Gallery and our newest, Gallery Yosemite have beautiful Red Doors.. So do stop by and see what is behind the Red Doors.

"Spirit Dreams" is our special Exhibit, starting September 5th.
Curious? Come see what the artists dream up.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Valerie Runningwolf, Timberline Artist

This is the last week of the special Exhibit of "Zen"
at the Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst.
Next month the exhibit changes to  "Spirit Dreams" 

Valerie Runningwolf is a native of California. She has many  mixed media selections available at the Gallery.
The piece above is titled "Circle of Enchantment", 

Valerie also has some amazing gourd pieces, the one on the left is called "New Dawn Wisdom".
Her art can be seen through out California and Arizona.

Valerie's art reflects her interpretation of ancient motifs and images from a culture that honors the earth.
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Coarsegold Historic Museum

Please " Like " us on Facebook, spread the word about our gem of a Museum. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy under the old oaks.  Share our local history.

When was the last time you were on highway 41, near the Casino.. Did you see a little sign saying Coarsegold Historic Museum? Have you visited, called for the open hours ( 559-642-4448), toured to find out a little history about our local families. Who stayed in Coarsegold, why they came, who else besides the Chukchansi lived here, and how they survived?  Have you shown your kids the old Adobe? A Blacksmith Shop, the old stage stop?  One of the first washing machines and all this in your own back yard. And so much more!

The little green school house, called the Picayune School House has so much history. Maybe one of your neighbors went to school there?  Show your kids or grand kids what the desks looked like with out computers.

The Picayune School House will be hosting 2 of our local artists for Sierra Art Trails.
Judy Andes, and Vivian Helena will be at the School house with their art on Oct. 4,5,6 from 10 AM - 6 PM.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

YoYo's on the prowl

A couple of explanations!   I am bringing RiverWind back to life.  It is a blog I started awhile ago.
Sometimes we get to a place in our life where everything does not fit so nicely into a square box.

I am trying to do some writing about the artists at Timberline Gallery, and things I see around town. Town being Oakhurst, Coarsegold and the local communities. And since vivianhelena-creates blog is still on a trip and has some personal "stuff" to tell about, I will continue the trip there.  I have had many tell  me how much they are enjoying our cross country journey and I will bring you back to California.

So here we are back in town.

  The Yoyo's are a quilt circle. What does that mean? The meaning in quilting is a little round piece of gathered fabric, or they could be that toy you had as a child with a string attached.  In this case, a group of ladies chose to name our Quilt Circle,  YoYo's. What do we do, get into mischief, quilt, eat, travel, go on retreats and enjoy each others company. Just have fun!

We also challenge each other, as art quilters.

We have been together for 10 years, hard to believe but true.
Our challenge this time is a 10 X 10 inch square.

We prowled Thimble Town in Visalia for a fabric we all could live with, or create around.

Oh, did I forget to show the fabric,,, sorry,,, got to wait.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013


Sorry, I have not been on this blog in a long time.  So I thought I might experiment for a moment on this one instead of really messing up my viviancreates blog... I have not been able to post my blog to Facebook and still have not figured that issue out.

This portion of "Now" a quilt that I am entering in the Sierra Mountain Quilters for the May show, is one of two wall hangings.. Stay tuned, back on "Creates" for more updating,,, those that get this blog info.... If you know how to get your Blog entries to Facebook, please let me know!  Yes, I have a PC.

I wish it did not seem like I had to relearn everything several times a year... Hope you are having a great day!