The Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge
Exhibit and Audio Tour
Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics challenged quilters to make a wallhanging using the theme of Bob Ross, creator and host of the instructional PBS television show The Joy of Painting, which debuted in the mid-1980s. Using only a palette of eight colors of Cherrywood fabric, quilters used Bob’s recurring themes of landscapes, lakes, mountains, snow, log cabins, and happy little trees. Some even included the soft-spoken fellow with the big, bushy hair as they created a 20” square quilt for the challenge.
“Any way you want it to be, that’s just right.” – Bob Ross