"I listen to my mood and work with it allowing the design to evolve spontaneously until I am satisfied with the result"

Hilde Van de Walle Morin

Drama and flow is what I like to represent in my fiber work. I find inspiration in both, natural and in architectural scenes, having a particular interest in weathered structures and formations. I enjoy extremes, neutral and vivid colors, clean and cluttered lines, chaotic and planned compositions. In my natural scenes I represent reality by simplifying or suggesting it through either abstract or primitive designs and through the use of curved piecing techniques. In my cities and villages I strive to portray the energy of the place through the use strong compositions. My approach includes the creation of a first layer of improvised pieced fabric with the addition of a second layer of texture through extensive thread work and surface design. My work is influenced by travels, nature walks and by my multi-cultural background.

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Of Belgian descent, I currently reside in Portland, Oregon, USA. I exhibit at local and international venues including SOFA (Sculptured Objects and Functional Art) Chicago and New York, Museum of the Americas-Florida, Galería Exágono-México, CIART (Centro Integral de Arte Textil) in Argentina, Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland-Oregon, Oregon Historical Society Museum in Portland, Oregon and Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California.

I teach regularly at my studio and at other venues, promoting the use of free form techniques in the construction of art quilts.

PUBLICATIONS

2015 - 1000 Quilt Inspirations - Sandra Sider

2014 - VISIONS Art Museum 2014 Catalog - The Sky Is The Limit

2014 - Machine Quilting Unlimited - CityScape GALLERY

2012 - SAQA Journal - MEMBER GALLERY - Cities and Villages - Fall 2012

2009 - QUILTING ARTS MAGAZINE - August/September 2009

2008 - OREGON HOME - March April 2008 / Portfolio: p 18

2007 - THE QUILTING QUARTERLY - Fall 2007, Volume 36 / Number 3 / #139 pp 26-27

PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

Infinity Art Gallery - Fiber Art Exhibit 2011: Juror

AWARDS

2015
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: El Cerro
Surface Design Association, USA

VIEWER'S CHOICE: El Cerro
The Sky Is The Limit - Visions Art Museum - San Diego, California, USA

2012
HONORARY MENTION: Anonymous Script
Women in the Arts 2012- Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA

2010
HONORARY MENTION: Malecón
Women in the Arts 2010 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA

FIRST PLACE: Barrio de Tango
Infinity Art Gallery – Art Quilt Exhibit 2010

2009
JUDGE'S CHOICE: Triple Berry Jam
2010 Quilting Arts Calendar Contest

2008
HONORARY MENTION: Barrio de Tango
Women in the Arts 2008 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA

2007
FIRST PLACE VIEWER'S CHOICE: Barrio de Tango
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, group show - Portland, Oregon, USA

2005
FIRST PLACE VIEWER'S CHOICE: Lavaflow
Multnomah Village, group show - Portland, Oregon, USA

2003
FIRST PLACE VIEWER'S CHOICE: Lastres
Gallery 7126, group show - Portland, Oregon, USA

1998
FIRST PREMIUM WALLHANGINGS: Pueblo
Montgomery County Fair - Maryland, USA

EXHIBITS

2015
A SENSE OF PLACE: The Allison Inn - MIX group exhibit - Newberg, Oregon, USA
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Special Exhibit - MIX group exhibit EXTREME STUDIES - Sisters, Oregon, USA
INTERPRETATIONS - Visions Gallery - San Diego, California, USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL - Portland, Oregon, USA

2014
ABSTRACTING WITH CURVES - Gallery 301 - Hood River, Oregon, USA
EXTREME STUDIES - MIX group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
FIBER INSPIRATIONS - CFG group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
SITKA at Chessman Gallery - MIX group exhibit - Lincoln City, Oregon, USA
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT - Visions Gallery - San Diego, California, USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL - Portland, Oregon, USA

2013
ARTISTS WORKING IN SERIES - Architectural Heritage Center - Portland, Oregon, USA
A DIFFERENT LOOK - Architectural Heritage Center - Portland, Oregon, USA
WALLS OF THE WORLD - Gallery 301 - Hood River, Oregon, USA
LOCALLY GROWN - MIX group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
SPOON, Culinary Inspired Art group exhibit - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
SITKA Northwest ART INVITATIONAL - Portland, Oregon, USA

2012
Women in the Arts 2012 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA
"SYMBOLS, LETTERS, WORDS, TEXT US" - Umpqua Valley Arts Center - Roseburg, Oregon, USA
MEMORY WALL group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA

2011
CFG Group Exhibit - Earth & Fire - Museum of Contemporary Craft, The Lab - Portland, Oregon, USA
A Fine Balance group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA
Timeless Quilts group exhibit - Oregon History Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
Association of Pacific West Quilters group exhibit - Tacoma Convention Center - Washington, USA

2010
CFG Group Exhibit - TEXT - Museum of Contemporary Craft, The Lab - Portland, Oregon, USA
Women in the Arts 2010 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA
Infinity Art Gallery - Art Quilt Exhibit 2010
Fiber Art Now - Columbia Center for the Arts - Hood River, Oregon, USA
Portlandia group exhibit - Portland, Oregon, USA

2009
Textile Artists Books - group exhibition - Galería Exágono - Guadalajara, México
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) - Chicago, USA
2010 Quilting Arts Calendar Contest
Five Women Honor Osvaldo Guayasamín - Group show - Havana, Cuba
CFG exhibit - Community Showcase at the Museum of Contemporary Craft - Portland, Oregon, USA
V World Textile Art - Parallel Exhibition of latin american textile artists - Córdoba, Argentina

2008
Solo Show: Paseo de Color / Color Promenade - Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Argentina
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) - Chicago, USA
CSG Annual Show - Celebrating 100 years of Multnomah Village - Portland, Oregon, USA
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) - New York, USA
Women in the Arts 2008 - Museum of The Americas - Florida, USA

2007
Primer Salón Textil de Primavera CIART (CIART First Spring Textile Gallery), Córdoba, Argentina - Guest artist
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) - Chicago, USA
Northwest Quilting and Creative Art Expo - Portland Oregon, USA
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, group show - Portland, Oregon, USA

2006
Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) - Chicago,-USA
Solo show - Centro Integral de Arte Textil (CIART) - Córdoba, Argentina

2005
Multnomah Village, group show, Portland - Oregon, USA

2003
Gallery 7126, group show, Portland - Oregon, USA

1998
Montgomery County Fair - Maryland, USA

MEMBER OF

CFG - Columbia FiberArts Guild
SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
SDA - Surface Design Association
MIX - Material In eXtreme
VISIONS - Visions Art Museum