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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11B ill The Johnsville Historical Society is hosting an art exhibit opening for artist-quilt maker Ann Johnston on Friday, July 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., at St. John's Church in Johnsville. The quilts will remain on display at the church on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during Gold Discovery Days. Johnston's artistic expression in fabric stems from a deep connection to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Her ancestors moving from Ireland to Jamestown during the Gold Rush was the beginning of that connection. Her family has either lived or vacationed in the Sierra Nevada for six generations. In her book "The Contact: Sierra Nevada Dyed & Stitched," she describes many of her quilts in terms of their inspiration and what transpires in their execution. Her quilts have no regular size, but can be as large as 5 feet by 7 feet. Her creative process involves both looking at what is there on the land at present, as well as trying to imagine events unseen. The actual hands-on process requires exploring surface design techniques and precision color mixing as she dyes many large pieces of fabric. She uses thickened dyes with brushes, sponges, rollers and scrapers making gradations of color and layers of pattern. Each design requires different construction techniques. Some are whole cloth and some are many parts, pieced and appliqu6d. Each quilt represents multiple transitions in idea and design -- from the small drawing to full size, from her imagination to the cloth, and from the flat assembled fabric to the dimensional surface created by stitching through the fiber layers. She uses a broad array of literal, abstract and purely imaginative imagery and envisions the quilts viewed all at once, as one body of work. Of particular interest to Plumas County residents would be two quilts, titled "Stamp Mill" and "Eureka Chimney." Stamp Mill is a quilt inspired by the Mohawk Mill still standing today in Plumas Eureka State Park. It is a massive post and beam wooden structure rising 10 stories above its stone boulder foundation that was designed and built by master carpenter George Woodward and completed in 1878. Johnston said, "Walk in at the top level on the hillside past the ore cart hoppers and go down the steps passing the grizzly and the jaw crushers. Below a Pelton water wheel teamed with wide leather belts lift and drop iron stamps weighing 850 pounds each. In a day, a 60-stamp mill could pulverize 150 tons of rock to ready it for the mercury-coated plates and the concentrator tables -- a green haze of arsenic dust floating over all. High grade ore returned about two to four ounces of gold per ton of rock." Eureka Chimney quilt was inspired by the large quartz vein that opened up large-scale hard rock mining on Mount Eureka in 1873. "When two miners stumbled on it May 21, 1851, the exposed top of the quartz lode was about twenty feet wide, about four hundred feet long and stood about four feet above the surrounding dark rock. The stampede began that day; eventually seven tunnels opened up this chimney and more than 30 miles of holes burrowed into the top 1,300 feet of the mountain," said Johnston. A lifetime of making quilts, dying fabric and exploring the Sierra Nevada has come together in artist Ann Johnston's beautiful quilts. Visit to see links to her books and a gallery of her work. Artist and quilt maker Ann Johnston works on one of display this weekend at St. John's Church in Johnsville. July 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Photo submitted her unique pieces. Her work will be on An opening reception is planned Friday, Pints for Pups, a fundraiser for High Sierra Animal Rescue, takes place Sunday, July 23, at the Brewing Lair, on Highway 70, in Blairsden, from 3 to 7 p.m. This family friendly event is a partnership between the Brewing Lair and High Sierra Animal Rescue. The event is free and open to the public. Friendly dogs on a leash are also welcome. Susan and Rich Delano, owners of the Brewing Lair, are'dbiahting $2 from bveiay pint s01d to HSAR during the event so patrons are encouraged to designate a driver and support the dogs. Pint glasses with the HSAR logo will also be available for purchase with profits benefiting local homeless animals. The Brewing Lair has many amenities for adults and children to enjoy, such as ping pong tables, corn hole, a disc golf course, picnic grounds and barbecue area. Red Truck, a gourmet and organic food truck business based in Truckee, will be serving food throughout the event. Local band Prescribed Burn will entertain the crowd with a free concert and are donating their performance to HSAR. They play an eclectic mix of rock, soul and more and are described as "a creative, fun, kick back nl Adoptable dog Diesel is one of many homeless pets at High Sierra Animal Rescue who will benefit from Pints for Pups on Sunday, July 23, at the Brewing Lair near Blairsden. Photo submitted band." There will be plenty of opportunities for dancing. A gallery of adoptable dogs will be on site for viewing, and an informational booth will highlight HSAR's state-of-the-art rescue and boarding facility and their volunteer program, yearly memberships and monthly giving program. Monthly donations provide a steady and predictable source of income to directly benefit the homeless animals in their care. According to HSAR, a donation of $11 per month will feed a dog for three days, while $27 per month covers the care of a special needs dog for a day and $100 per month will provide necessary funds to spay or neuter a dog. Pints for Pups is a community event for the entire family and a great way to show support for HSAR and the rescue work they are doing. HSAR is a no-kill, nonprofit animal rescue organization and a]l donations are tax deductible. Founded in 1999, HSAR has placed over 4,000 dogs into homes. The rescue is funded solely through donations, memberships and fundraising events. As expenses continue to rise and the number of neglected or abandoned animals continues to grow, HSAR needs the community's support to continue this community service. For more information about HSAR, Pints for PUps or to volunteer, visit highsierra, call 832-4727 or e-mail events@ Learn trail and trail maintenance fundamentals at a workshop being held at the Little Grass Valley Recreation Area in La Porte, Saturday and Stmday, July 15 and 16. There is no charge to attend the training. The course is designed for those committed to volunteering for trails work on the Feather River Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest. Instruction will include a mix of field and classroom sessions; pre-registration is required. For course information and to sign-up, contact the Butte County Resource Conservation District at or call 534-0112, ex. 122. The workshop is sponsored by the Plumas National Forest and the Butte County Resource Conservation District. For more Plumas National Forest information, go to or facebook.corn/usfsplumas. pl Project applications are available for funding consideration by the Plumas Resource Advisory Committee and the Plumas National Forest supervisor per the provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. Projects must have broad-based support with objectives that may include, but are not limited to: road, trail and ions avai infrastructure maintenance or obliteration; soil productivity improvements; improvements in forest ecosystem health; watershed restoration and maintenance; wildlife and fmh habitat improvements; control of noxious and exotic weeds; reintroduction of native species; and hazardous fuels reduction. Just over $500,000 is available in Cycle 14 funding for urnas projects starting in late 2017. Applications must be submitted in hard copy no later than Friday, Aug. 11, to the Plumas RAC, c/o Plumas National Forest, 159 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971, Attn: Lee Anne Schramel. A copy of the application and related instructions may be found at plumas -- check the right-hand menu for RAC-Secure Rural Schools. Links to other information about the Secure Rural Schools legislation and county RACs can be found on the same website. Questions about projects may be directed to Micki Smith, Mt. Hough District Ranger at 283-0555 or Questions about the RAC process may be directed to Lee Anne Schramel at 283-7850 or * DOG BOARDING FACILI * State-of-the-art facility for your pet, offering climate controlled indoor runs with a year-round fenced outdoor exercise yard. Open from 10 am to 4 pm, Mon. thru Sat. (530) 832-4727. Proceeds from the boarding facility benefit the High Sierra Rescue operation. Cassie My name is Cassie and I'm a 2-year old female Chihuahua/Terrier mix. I can be very fearful and uncertain but I am slowly learning to trust again thanks to the kind staff here at HSAR. I'm gradually getting more accustomed to receiving attention day by day. rm learning to like sitting in laps and relaxing a little. Stop by and see me here at High Sierra Animal Rescue and we can take it slow. Perhaps all you're missing in your life is reel Hi there! My name is Layla and I am a female 7-year old Lab Mix. I can be very active, yet calm and easy going. I love to run and play ball as well as being spoiled with treats. I can live in a home with beth adults and children alike, with active or semi-active members. I do know quite a few commands and would love to show them to youl Other dogs and I just don't seem to mix so Iwill need to be the only one for your Does it sound like I could be a good fit for your family? If so, come on down to High Sierra Animal Rescue today! See you soon! Layla Mark Smith Broker & Owner V., . ..... 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