TULALIP – Styles of Native American artwork from across the country are on display on quilts at Tulalip through Thursday.
A couple-dozen quilts done by community members and students from Northwest Indian College are on display. The show is free and goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tulalip Administration Building, 6406 Marine Drive. A free raffle for a quilt is available to attendees.
Colette Keith, Tulalip site manager for the accredited NWIC that is open to everyone, said students researched tribes across the nation. The quilt work reflects those five regions: Coast Salish, Southwest, Plains, Seminole and Northeast.
Tulalip is one of six sites for the NWIC, based in Bellingham. Keith said students can get the same kind of degrees offered at Everett Community College or the University of Washington, except classes are smaller.
“It’s super small. Six is a big class. We’re very hands on,” she said, adding there are up to 30 students in the entire Tulalip branch of NWIC.
NWIC is the only Native American college in the four-state region of Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho. She said costs are comparable to other colleges.
Keith said the quilting class is popular not only with students but also the public. Any community member can use the sewing project room and even receive fabric for free.Quilts on display are made by artists of various ages. Cara Jo Retasket, 10, is showing the third one she’s ever made. The featured quilter is Luella Stevens, who is 87.Keith, who has been quilting for […]