www.cathyerickson.net, www.cathyericksonquilts.com

contact:  quiltcat2@msn.com

 

Artist Statement

My current quilt series involves combining my love of collecting antique quilts and making modern quilts.  The series is called “Baltimore goes Modern.”  Baltimore album quilt blocks are modified using modern fabrics and colors to capture the spirit of a Baltimore block with an entirely modern look.

My previous art quilt series focused on the hardships that Japanese Americans faced when they were interned in camps during World War II.   From 2002-2011 I collaborated with Margaret Chula, an internationally known haiku poet on this project.

The final focus of my time involves historical research on the quilts from the 19th century.   This includes researching family genealogy, locating similar quilts, and reading family manuscripts and letters.

Education

Masters in Chemistry, Purdue University, Indiana

Art and graphic design classes at Clark College, Vancouver, WA

 

Solo Exhibitions  

2017  Portland Northwest Quilt Expo, Portland, Oregon

2015-16   Canon Beach Historical Museum, Canon Beach, Oregon

2011  Portland Northwest Quilt Expo, Portland, Oregon

 

Two-Person Exhibitions  

2011  LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner, WA,  show with poet Margaret Chula

2009  Manzanar National Historic Site, California with M. Chula

2007  Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR exhibit with M. Chula

2005  Japanese Garden Pavilion, Portland, OR exhibit with M. Chula                         

2005  Oregon World Trade Center 2, Portland, OR exhibit with M. Chula

 

Artist in Residence (including on site exhibitions)

2010  Empty Spools Quilting Seminars, Pacific Grove, California

2009  Manzanar National Historic Site, California

TV/Web cast series

2012 The Quilt Show by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, Episode 1103

 

Selected Exhibitions – Juried and Invitational

2018 Brazil/USA traveling exhibition at AQS shows and Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in LaConner, WA

2018 American Quilter’s Society Show, Paducah, KY

2018 MQX East, Manchester, NH

2017 Patchwork Design Brazil

2016 Washington State Museum of History, Tacoma, WA

2016 American Quilter’s Society Show, Paducah, KY

2015 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

2015 Northwest Quilt Expo, Portland, OR

2015 Patchwork Design Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil

2015 Stitches in Bloom, Silverton, OR

2014 Rio Patchwork Design, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil

2014 - 2015 National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY

2013 MQX West, Portland, OR

2013 Home Machine Quilting Show, Salt Lake City, OR

2013 National Quilt Association, Columbus, OH

2013 Patchwork Design, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013  Fabrications, Bend, OR

2012 – 2013  “Coming Home”, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland, OR, this exhibition won the Oregon Heritage Award of Excellence for 2013

2012  Best of the Festival, La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner, WA

2012  APWQ exhibit, Tacoma, WA

2010  Topaz Internment Art, Springville Museum of Art,  Springville, UTAH

2010  California State University, Sacramento, CA

2009  American Quilter’s Society Show, Paducah, KY

2008  !0th Northwest Contemporary Quilt Invitational, American Art Company, Tacoma,

         WA

2008 to 2011“In Living Colour” Traveling Exhibition with the Pacific Northwest Quilt

          Association

2008  Behind the Shoji Artist Show, Japanese Garden, Portland, Or

2008  Colorado State University, Colorado

2007  Washington State Museum of History, Tacoma, WA 

2007  Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

2007  Center for Arts and History, Lewiston, ID

2006  International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

2006  Pacific Northwest Quiltfest, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2006  Washington Center for Performing Arts, Olympia, WA

2006  American Quilter’s Society Show, Paducah, KY

2006  Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Colorado                                                                   

2006  LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner, WA

2005  Featured Artist Show, Vancouver, WA

2005  University Place Art Center, Lincoln, NE  & Talk                                                           

2005  Edmonds Conference Center, Edmonds, WA                                                                     

2005  Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA                                                     

2004  Portland Community College /Sylvania Panel Discussion on Visual Verse

2004  American Quilter’s Society  Show,  Paducah, KY

2004  Oregon Arts and Crafts – Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR

2004  Phinney Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004  Pacific Northwest Quiltfest, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2004  Portland Community College/Sylvania Panel Discussion on Fiber Art  

2004  Pacific International Quilt Show, San Jose, CA     

2004  Northwest  Quilting Expo, Portland, OR

2003  American Quilter’s Society Show, Paducah, KY

2003  Pacific International Quilt Show , San Jose, CA

2003  Seventh Contemporary Art Quilt Invitational, Tacoma, WA

2002  Pacific International Quilt Show, San Jose, CA

2002  Southeast Asian Art Museum , Seattle, WA

2000-2002 Basic Necessities Exhibitions with the Pacific Northwest Quilt Association

 

Art/Quilt Publications

2018  Catalog of Quilts from the American Quilter’s Society show

2016  Studio Art Quilt Association Featured Artist and Interview

2016 Catalog of Quilts from the American Quilter’s Society show

2014  “War Imagery in Women’s Textiles:  An International Study of Weaving and Knitting, Sewing, Quilting…” by Deborah Deacon and Paula Calvin

2013  National Quilting Association Quarterly

2010  American Quilter - September issue – article on collaboration

2009  “What Remains: Japanese Americans in Internment Camps” Poems by Margaret

          Chula and Quilts by Cathy Erickson, Katsura Press, Portland, OR

2009  American Quilter – July issue last page feature quilt

2009  Catalog of Quilts from the 25th American Quilter’s Society show

2008  20th Anniversary Contemporary Quilt Art book published by the Contemporary 

          QuiltArt Association, Seattle, WA

2007  Kyoto Journal, Issue #65, Kyoto Japan

2006  Catalog of Quilts from the 22nd American Quilter’s Society show

2006  Graphic Design and Digital Images in Phoenix, Clark College Publication

2005  American Quilter – spring issue – wrote article on beading art quilts

2004  Catalog of Quilts from the 20th American Quilter’s Society show

2004  APNQ Newsletter – fall issue

2003  Drawing in Phoenix, an annual Clark College Publication

2003  Catalog of Quilts from the 19th American Quilter’s Society show

2003  Quilting Arts Magazine, fall issue – a small format quilt

2003  Quilt published in book by Kitty Pippen on Japanese quilts

2002  2 Drawings in Phoenix, an annual Clark College Publication

2002  Quilting Arts 2003 Calendar, published by Quilting Arts Magazine

1999  Quilt published in “Shadow Quilts” by Pat Margaret and Donna Slusser