Almost to the Ocean – Salal Creek

by Carole Garcia

Each year, RCLC presents an Environmental Award for a work entered in the Art In the Redwoods Festival that captures the beauty and spirit of our local natural environment. This summer the award was presented to Carole Garcia, of The Sea Ranch, for her textile art in the category of Quilts – fabrics, ink, thread.

The quilt is Carole’s depiction of Salal Creek, a public access trail at The Sea Ranch. The title of the piece is “Almost to the Ocean – Salal Creek” and is inspired by a photo that Carole took while hiking the Salal Trail. Carole is an active member of the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild, with whom she makes comfort quilts for distribution to a variety of local assistance organizations and Quilts of Valor for injured veterans. She enjoys sharing her own art quilts and traditional quilts with family and friends. This was her first entry to Art In the Redwoods. The RCLC panel found Carole’s quilt to be a beautiful representation of our coastal area.