SAQA Annual Online Auction 2015 Previews

April 21, 2015 § Leave a comment

SAQA’s annual online fundraising auction of small art quilts begins September 18, 2015.  Here are a few of the pieces that will be in the auction:

You can check here to see more:   and two more pages.

“Interpreting the Surface” at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, Vermont, April 17 – May 26, 2015

April 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

Interpreting the Surface will be at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery  in Shelburne, Vermont, April 17 – May 26, 2015
  Elizabeth Fram – “Not Quite Enemies”
This exhibition showcases diverse works by eight Vermont members of the Surface Design Association.

“An Ordinary Life” at School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland, through May 30, 2015

April 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

An Ordinary Life is at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, Maryland, through  May 30, 2015
 Diane Getty – “Wondering Woman”
A solo exhibit of Diane Getty’s work using treasured fabrics and random found objects.



“Thread, Wire, Ink, Paint, and Cloth” at Hugi-Lewis Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, March 6 – April 18, 2015

March 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Thread, Wire, Ink, Paint, and Cloth will be at Hugi-Lewis Studio in Anchorage, Alaska, from  March 6 – April 18, 2015

 Nelda Warkentin – “Solar Flare”


Five fiber artists explore the use of acrylic painted silk, mono-printed linen, thread netting, reverse-appliqué, paper collage, screen-printing, photography on sheer silk, hand-dyed fabric, crocheted wire, and hammered metal.

“Fantastic Fibers 2015″ at Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, April 11 – June 6, 2015

March 20, 2015 § Leave a comment

 “Fantastic Fibers 2015″ will be  at Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky, April 11 – June 6, 2015

Tracey Lawko – “Hay Bales Study”

This contemporary and innovative exhibition features a mix of traditional and non-traditional works .


Yeiser Art Center

“Impressions in Fabric” at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner, Washington, April 1 – June 30, 2015

March 13, 2015 § Leave a comment

Impressions in Fabric  is  at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum  in  La Conner,  Washington,   April 1 – June 30, 2015


 Denise Oyama Miller – “Yosemite Gold”


This solo exhibition features thirty impressionistic landscapes quilts of the western United States using a non-traditional technique, which used on the fabric landscapes is reminiscent of the pointillism of the neoimpressionist painters, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Where they used dots of paint, the quilting technique uses tiny pieces of fabric.  Currently, this is my favorite technique for making textile art.
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Picture “Spring” by Nancy Ryan

“Diversity in Music” at Miami University, West Chester, Ohio, through April 15, 2015

March 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Diversity in Music  is  at Miami University in West Chester, Ohio, through April 15, 2015
 Patricia Kennedy-Zafred – “A Short Note in Blue”
See what others hear. Experience the visual expression of music through the eyes of a group of outstanding fiber artists.



Six More Weeks……

February 18, 2015 § Leave a comment

This is how we do Groundhog Day in Florida!

“Meeting on the Roads and Freedom” at USA Foundation, International University Campus, Paris, France, through January 28, 2016

February 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

Meeting on the Roads and Freedom is at USA Foundation, International University Campus  in Paris, France, through January 28, 2016
 Bonnie J. Smith – “What to Say About Racism”
Meeting on the Roads and Freedom is a five-person group exhibition being held at the USA Foundation International University Campus.
USA Foundation
International University Campus
15 Boulevard Jourdan
Paris, France


“Radical Elements” National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C., April 6 – September 21, 2015

February 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

Radical Elements  will be at the   National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. from  April 6 – September 21, 2015

 Gay Lasher – “Last Rays”


The artists were asked to move quilting beyond the usual materials of fabric and thread, exploring the function and decorative properties of different surfaces and stitching materials. This exhibition was the first to embrace the newly expanded definition of an art quilt and is a signature exhibition for SAQA.

A slide show of the quilts at an earlier venue:

Radical Elements

“Caverns” at Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon, through December 15, 2015

January 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Caverns is at Portland International Airport  in Portland, Oregon, through December 15, 2015
Bonnie Bucknam – “Tumble”
 Bonnie Buckman, through her fiber art, strives to convey the character and essence of the places she has lived and visited.  Colors and shapes bring form to her deep respect for nature, cities, and cultures and are her celebration of diversity, craft, and history.


“Square” at St. Peter’s Church, New York, New York, through March 8, 2015

January 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

January 17, 2015
Square is at St. Peter’s Church  in New York, New York, through March 8, 2015
 Liz Alpert Fay – “Day Dream”
This is an exhibition of works by 82 members of the Textile Study Group of New York.

“Without a Net: Stories and Investigations by Bobbi Baugh” at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Golden, Colorado, January 30 – April 28, 2015

January 12, 2015 § Leave a comment

January 12, 2015
Without a Net:  Stories and Investigations by Bobbi Baugh  will be at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, from January 30 – April 28, 2015
 Bobbi Baugh – “Without a Net”



“Threads of Change: Piecing Together a Changing Planet” at Biscayne National Park Homestead, Florida, through February 27, 2015

January 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

Threads of Change:  Piecing Together a Changing Planet  is at Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Florida, through February 27, 2015
 Jayne Gaskins – “Arctic Ozone Hole”
This juried exhibition of 26 quilts is devoted to issues of climate change and related concerns affecting our planet and our national parks.


“Explorations” at Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona, through January 18, 2014

January 3, 2015 § Leave a comment

January 3, 2015

Explorations is at Vision Gallery  in Chandler, Arizona, through January 18, 2014

 Denise A. Currier – “Turn It On:  Fabricated Senses in Art”


This exhibition celebrates moving toward unexplored territories of new techniques, new media, and new compositions.


Vision Gallery

“Earth Stories,” University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design, Warrensburg, Missouri, January 19-February 28, 2015

December 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Earth Stories,” will be showing at the  University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design in Warrensburg, Missouri, January 19-February 28, 2015


 Maya Chaimovich – “A Source of Life in the Dead Sea”

There are many stories of hope across the globe. Both individuals and small groups are working on projects that, when added together, make a positive impact on increasing the quality of life on this planet. Earth Stories celebrates the stories of people or projects that enhance the planet, make a significant difference in restoring and/or protecting the environment, increase sustainability, and otherwise improve the earth we all occupy.

 Earth Stories

“Transcendence – Beyond the Ordinary” at Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington, Maine, January 20 – March 22, 2015

December 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Transcendence – Beyond the Ordinary will be at Emery Community Arts Center in Farmington, Maine, January 20 – March 22, 2015

 Nelda Warkentin – “Acadia Suite”




Emery Community Arts Center

“2014 Open Show” at Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California, through January 16, 2015

December 9, 2014 § Leave a comment




Sandra Lauterbach – “Time Machine”

2014 Open Show is at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, California, through January 16, 2015.

Los Angeles Art Association

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!


Online Slide Show of Valerie C. White’s Quilts

November 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

Here is a Smilebox show of Valerie C. White’s studio and some  of her quilts presented by  The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Modern Spin” at Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, Massachusetts, through December 27, 2014

November 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

Modern Spin is at Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts, through December 27, 2014

This juried exhibition will showcase a selection of textile work, complementing the rich history of textiles in New England with the dynamic expression of current textile design.
Ann Baldwin May – “Sea Dragons”

“Let me Quilt One More Day” Exhibit at New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, through January 4, 2015

November 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

There is a new exhibit at New Britain Museum of American Art: Let Me Quilt One More Day, through January 4, 2015.

The exhibit showcases the history of the artistic practices, reinterpretations, and innovations of quilt making.

 More than forty historical and contemporary quilts ranging from traditional to modern designs are in this exhibit.
(Photo: Victoria Findlay-Wolfe with her quilt at NBMAA)

Online Slide Show of Pacific International Quilt Festival 2014’s Wearable Art

November 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

This is an Smilebox online slide show presented by The Quilt Show of wearable art from Pacific International Quilt Festival 2014.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Fibrations!” at The Great Hall, Springfield, Vermont, November 7, 2014 – Spring 2015

November 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

Fibrations! will be at The Great Hall in Springfield, Vermont, November 7, 2014 – Spring 2015
Susan Balch – “Looking Up”
This fiber art and mixed-media invitational exhibition will feature renowned New England artists from Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.



“Celebration of Fiber Arts” at Mistlin Gallery, Modesto, California, through November 22, 2014

October 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

Celebration of Fiber Arts  is at Mistlin Gallery  in Modesto, California , through November 22, 2014
Sue Siefkin – “Walk in the Woods”
This gallery exhibition is exclusively devoted to fiber arts, including quilts, wearables, and fiber accessories.


“Art Quilts XIX: Permission to Play” at Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona, November 7, 2014 – January 17, 2015

October 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

Art Quilts XIX:  Permission to Play is  at Chandler Center for the Arts  in Chandler, Arizona, November 7, 2014 – January 17, 2015

Sandra Lauterbach – “Game of Serendipity”


This annual exhibition of contemporary artworks showcases one of the finest collections of art quilts on display in the regional Southwest.


Chandler Center for the Arts

“The Wicked Cherrywood Challenge 2014″

October 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Cherrywood Fabrics created The Wicked Cherrywood Challenge 2014.

The Wicked Challenge Exhibit is on display at The Gershwin Theater (home of WICKED™) on Broadway in New York City where the quilts will hang  through November 3, 2014.


Here is a Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show of the quilts from that exhibit.  Click on the quilt below.  You can delete the ad that comes up before the slides begin.  








“Tell Me a Story” at Cunningham Gallery Jaffrey, New Hampshire, October 17 – November 15, 2014

October 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Tell Me a Story will be at Cunningham Gallery  in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, from October 17 – November 15, 2014
Jodi Scaltreto – “Fire and Rain”
Stories are how we understand and make sense of our complex world. They can be long or short. In this exhibition, women tell their stories through many styles and mediums.


“Finding a Common Thread,” The Chandler Gallery, Randolph, Vermont through November 9, 2014

October 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Finding a Common Thread is at The Chandler Gallery in Randolph, Vermont, through November 9, 2014


“International TECHstyle Art Biennial” at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles San Jose, California – November 9, 2014

October 4, 2014 § Leave a comment


International TECHstyle Art Biennial  is  at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles  in San Jose, California, through    November 9, 2014



K. Velis Turan – “Please Stand By”



This is a juried exhibition of thirty-nine pieces by artists merging fiber media.


 San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

“New Directions 14″ at Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, through November 8, 2014

September 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

New Directions 14  is at Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, now through  November 8, 2014

Wen Redmond – “Pause”


New Directions is a premier national exhibition of contemporary art in all visual art media, showcasing the current work of established and emerging artists from across the United States, working in a varied array of medium and genres.



The Barrett Art Center

Marbling Using Shaving Cream and Cleaning & Caring for Your Thermofax

September 22, 2014 § Leave a comment is where there are instructions for fabric marbling using shaving cream.

The second one for cleaning and caring for your thermofax at:

These are from Interweave’s  “Quilting Daily.”

“Lift Every Voice and Sing”at Gatewood Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, through November 8, 2014

September 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Lift Every Voice and Sing will be at Gatewood Gallery in Greensboro, North Carolina,  through November 8, 2014
Gwendolyn Ann Magee – “Over a Way That With Tears Has Been Watered”
Lift Every Voice and Sing is an exhibition of works by the late Gwendolyn Ann Magee.  She was among the first African-American students to attend what was then the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina.

Mounting Quilts onto Canvas Tutorial

September 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Judy Simmons has a great tutorial for mounting quilts onto stretched canvas on her blog at:

Photo is Judy Simmons’

“Night Thoughts” at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tillamook, Oregon, September 8 – November 2, 2014

September 8, 2014 § 1 Comment

Night Thoughts will be at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook, Oregon, September 8 – November 2, 2014

Larkin Jean Van Horn – “Pray for the Forest II”

Latimer Quilt and Textile Center

“Politically Charged!” Blue Line Arts, Roseville, California, through October 11, 2014

September 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

Politically Charged! is at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, California, from September 5 – October 11, 2014

Pixeladies – “War in Black and White”

Blue Line Arts

“Belinda Hart Solo Exhibition” at Gallery Los Olivos, Los Olivos, California, through October 1, 2014

September 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

Belinda Hart Solo Exhibition is at Gallery Los Olivos in Los Olivos, California, through October 1, 2014

Belinda Hart – “Les Vignobles”

Belinda Hart is featured as the September Artist of the Month by the Artists Guild of Santa Ynez Valley.  In this solo exhibition, she will be introducing her Vineyard series.


Gallery Los Olivos

“Textiles and Tasting” at The Shenandoah Gallery, Plymouth, California, September 1, 2014 – January 5, 2015

August 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Textiles and Tasting will be at The Shenandoah Gallery at the Shenandoah Vineyards and Sobon Estate   in Plymouth, California, from September 1, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Sandra Wagner – “Freeform 1″



Sobon Family Wines

“Fiber Innovations” at PACE Arts Center, Parker, Colorado, through September 27, 2014

August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

Fiber Innovations is at PACE Arts Center in Parker, Colorado, through September 27, 2014
Carol Ann Waugh – “Vibrations”
Fiber Innovations brings together fiber artists representing a wide range of techniques, including weaving, quilting, surface design, and basketry.


Tutorial on “Quilt Binding: The Final Connection”

August 17, 2014 § Leave a comment


On August 8th, I posted about a tutorial for putting on binding.  This one is about completing the binding ends where they meet.  Very well done!  “Quilt Binding: The Final Connection”   

A very simple way to do it.

“Five Fiber Friends” at River Street Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, through September 21, 2014

August 12, 2014 § Leave a comment


Five Fiber Friends is  at River Street Gallery in  New Haven, Connecticut, through  September 21, 2014



Diane Cadrain – “Perfect Green Cabbage”

Five Fiber Friends

 Fairhaven Furniture

Single Fold Binding Tutorial

August 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Excellent tutorial on single fold binding, which is what I use on my art quilts and quilts that are not going to get wear on them.  This is on Jaybird Quilts blog.





“Women Who Run with Scissors” at Plymouth Art Center, Plymouth, Wisconsin, August 8 – October 3, 2014

August 4, 2014 § Leave a comment


Women Who Run with Scissors will be at Plymouth Art Center in  Plymouth, Wisconsin, from  August 8 – October 3, 2014



Colleen Ansbaugh – “Yellow Pod”


This exhibition is a collaboration of original work, featuring stitched textiles by a small group of northern Wisconsin fiber artists.


Bishop Crop Circles


Plymouth Art Center

“Asia Europe II” at Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la Tappisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France through January 4, 2015

August 2, 2014 § Leave a comment


Asia Europe II is  at Musee Jean-Lurcat et de la Tappisserie Contemporaine in  Angers, France, until   January 4, 2015



Marialuisa Sponga Archi – “Blue Rhythm”


This exhibition features forty-three works by artists from 12 countries.  A dialogue is formed between the creations of current European and Japanese artists.

    Musees d’ Angers

“Taylor Maid ” at Elaine Biondi Gallery Space, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, August 2 – 30, 2014

July 26, 2014 § Leave a comment


Taylor Maid will be at Elaine Biondi Gallery Space in Monroeville, Pennsylvania from August 2 – 30, 2014




  Rhoda Taylor – “Reminders”




This is a solo exhibition by Rhoda Taylor that showcases the fiber art she has created over the past 8 years. Drawn to the colors of nature, fabrics are her paintbrush.



Monroeville Public Library


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