September 17, 2016 § Leave a comment
The SAQA Benefit Auction’s annual event is now in progress through October 9, 2016. Many of the SAQA Benefit Auction artists have been interviewed about their work on SAQA’s blog.
More artist mini-interviews will be added as each auction section approaches. You can subscribe to the SAQA blog so you don’t miss any news or interviews!
The auction began yesterday with Diamond Day bidding! Click here to learn how the auction works and here to see all the fabulous benefit auction artwork!
All the art can be seen here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quiltviewALL.php
September 11, 2016 § Leave a comment
Q6: Six Fiber Artists is at The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, California, through November 3, 2016
This exhibition features the works of six artists: Donna Brennan, Sue Garmston, Penny Hanscom, Denise Schmidt, Gayle Simpson, and the Pixeladies (Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki)
September 9, 2016 § Leave a comment
Strata will be at Metro Gallery in Reno, Nevada, September 19 – November 4, 2016
This exhibition showcases the innovative work being done in the Northern California/Northern Nevada region of SAQA.
September 1, 2016 § Leave a comment
Some years back a friend and I went to Nancy Crowe’s Timber Frame Barn in Ohio for a week long workshop on dyeing fabric with Carol Soderlund – the best workshop I have ever taken! We learned so much! And each student went home with a three ring notebook containing the fabric swatches and their recipes for making every color. I still use the notebook frequently. It is a treasure!
August 19, 2016 § Leave a comment
Denver Lifestyles is at aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado, August 25 – September 17, 2016
Artist Jean Herman loves observing the people around her and has transferred this fascination into her art. This solo exhibition of new work reflects the many faces around Denver.
African American Quilts and Textiles is at African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, through October 22, 2016
This solo exhibition features art quilts and photography by artist Allyson Allen.
August 14, 2016 § Leave a comment
Susan Carlson has an excellent tutorial for making features such as eyes without templates on her blog at: https://susancarlsonquilts.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/an-eye-for-an-eye/
Photo from Carlson’s blog
August 7, 2016 § Leave a comment
Currents is at Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts, through September 18, 2016. I have seen many wonderful textiles exhibits at the Brush Art Gallery, and I expect that this one is also.
This juried exhibition of art quilts features works created by members of the SAQA Massachusetts and Rhode Island region.
July 31, 2016 § Leave a comment
I have been posting different ways to finish the edge of a quilt, and here are two more tutorials of an easy way to face a quilt:
at Terry Aske Art Quilt Studio blog:
and at Victoria Gertenbach’s The Silly BooDilly blog:
July 24, 2016 § Leave a comment
Food for Thought and Seasonal Palette are SAQA exhibits that are showing at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, through August. Photos from SAQA can be viewed at: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN2zfY-nce0gpf5yAFIdmYSI-xiGBMuXargVP4gp_svFGBXjneM00H4rAWWxY5tTA?key=NXRtamtkQVg0bFVLMkYzalg2YVYtZlNMY3MyLUl3
My friend Daren Redman’s is in the distance, far right.
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June 17, 2016 § Leave a comment
Vox Stellarum is at Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, through September 16, 2016
Vox Stellarum is textile artist Elin Noble’s response to an early eighteenth century copperplate engraving from the 1731 book titled Physica sacra by the Swiss natural scientist Johann Jakob Scheuchzer.
June 13, 2016 § Leave a comment
International Quilt Invitational Exhibition
Brigham City Museum of Art and History
Brigham City, Utah
June 17 – August 31, 2016
This international invitational exhibition of art quilts features 28 art quilters from the U.S. and around the world.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
through July 26, 2016
Australia’s varied and vibrant contemporary quilting scene will be revealed in this exhibition. Inspiration comes from many sources; from traditional historic quilts, to unique flora and fauna, the quintessential Australian spirit, and the sometimes harsh environment. It showcases the skill and diversity evident in the work of Australian quilt makers today.
“Transgressing Traditions: Contemporary Textiles,” Schweinfurth Art Center Auburn, New York, through August 21, 2016
June 4, 2016 § Leave a comment
Transgressing Traditions: Contemporary Textiles is at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York, through August 21, 2016
This exhibition showcases contemporary fiber art that expands on traditional media and meaning, pushing the boundaries and traditions of textiles and fibers.
May 28, 2016 § Leave a comment
Photo Album will be at Soprafina Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts, June 3 – 25, 2016
This solo exhibition features art quilts by Maya Chaimovich.
May 20, 2016 § Leave a comment
Material Pulses: 8 Viewpoints will be at The Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, through July 16, 2016
Elizabeth Brandt, The Habits of Being
Curated by Nancy Crow, this exhibition features eight international artists from the Midwest to the Southwest, Canada to the United Kingdom. These artists investigate color, pattern, and size through traditional and experimental quilt-making applications.
May 15, 2016 § Leave a comment
The Artist as Quiltmaker XVII is at New Union Center for the Arts in Oberlin, Ohio, through July 31, 2016
The Artist as Quiltmaker is the second-longest-running art quilt exhibition in the world. This year’s exhibition will feature innovative works from thirty-two artists.
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Fantastic Fibers is be at Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky, through June 4, 2016
This annual international competitive exhibition showcases a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium and is my favorite exhibit while in Paducah for the AQS Show.
April 24, 2016 § Leave a comment
The Jury is In will be at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California, through July 3, 2016
This exhibition features award-winning artists who have juried the prestigious Quilt Visions biennial in past years. Each artist has been the subject of numerous solo shows, invitational exhibitions, and juried competitions, garnering accolades from around the globe.
April 16, 2016 § Leave a comment
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Caryl Fallert-Gentry has graciously given us a tutorial of Fossil Fantasy #1 a complete lesson on the creative process:
April 3, 2016 § Leave a comment
“A Stitch in Time” Tett Centre for Learning and Creativity, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, April 2 – 30, 2016
March 27, 2016 § Leave a comment
A Stitch in Time is at Tett Centre for Learning and Creativity in Kingston, Ontario, Canada from April 2 – 30, 2016
This exhibition features new work by the Kingston Fibre Artists, who have been creating contemporary textile art and exhibiting together for the past 19 years.
March 11, 2016 § Leave a comment
There was also handwork at QuiltCon West 2016 You can see some of those quilts in this Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show.
February 27, 2016 § Leave a comment
Blended Threads is at Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, New York, through March 30, 2016
This exhibition features fiber artists Jane Bartlett, Betty Busby, Anne M. Fischer, Valerie Goodwin, Susan Martin Maffei and Nelda Warkentin.
February 18, 2016 § Leave a comment
Remembering Yvonne Porcella
It is with great sadness that the quilt world has learned of the death last week of Yvonne Porcella, the founder and first president of SAQA. Remembrances about Yvonne to share here and with her family are here. Yvonne touched so many and will be deeply missed. View Tributes »
Yvonne’s vision to create a network of quilt artists who would pool their resources to support and expand the reach of quilt art was realized in 1989 with 50 artists throughout the United States. SAQA has since broadened into a 3500+ member international organization that continually works to fulfill her vision.
At an exhibition opening in November 2015, Yvonne gave a fascinating 20-minute talk that discussed her journey as an artist, the founding of SAQA and jurying the Strata exhibit. Watch video
Her lasting legacy for SAQA and its members was her tireless devotion to supporting individual artists on their artistic journey and by so many in the quilt world–her fellow artists, her students, her colleagues at SAQA and the Quilt Alliance. Here is an interview with Yvonne at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBIgUhse-rI
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OUR LOVE RUNS DEEP through February 27, 2016
The Nickel Plate Arts February exhibit puts a sense-of-place spin on our annual Love, Lust and Poetry exhibition. In honor of Indiana’s bicentennial, this year’s “Valentine’s” exhibit features works that depict what artists love about the Hoosier state.
The Hoosier Heart-Land exhibit is meant to serve as a visual love letter to our state, commemorating the people, places and things that make Indiana what it is today. Our goal is to create an exhibit that can lift up your spirits on even the coldest, dreariest of February days and encourage you to marvel at what a complex, vibrant place Indiana has become over the past 200 years.
The exhibit is open to the public for free during regular business hours, Nickel Plate Gallery, on 8th Street near the court house in Noblesville, Indiana,(Wednesday-Friday, 12-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
January 31, 2016 § Leave a comment
Last Words will be at USCA-Etherredge Center Art Gallery in Aiken, South Carolina,
through March 5, 2016
This is a solo exhibition of grave rubbing art quilts and related artwork by Susan Lenz. Her works focus on the concepts of remembrance, death, and the desire for personal legacy.
January 26, 2016 § Leave a comment
Above and Beyond is at Lakewood Cultural Center in Lakewood, Colorado, through March 26, 2016
Above & Beyond is a exhibition that explores the multiverse as metaphor for the vast area of creative possibilities open to the art quilter and fiber artist.
For more info: http://www.lakewood.org/Exhibits/
Lakewood Cultural Center
January 22, 2016 § Leave a comment
Now through February 28, 2016, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles presents EARTH STORIES: 25th Anniversary Exhibition from Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
“Earth Stories” celebrates the stories of people and 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.
January 13, 2016 § Leave a comment
“Celebrate the Seven,” John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville, Ontario, Canada, through February 11, 2016
January 8, 2016 § Leave a comment
Celebrate the Seven is at John M. Parrott Gallery in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, through February 11, 2016
Celebrate the Seven is a fibre arts exhibition by the Connections Fibre Artists Group.
December 28, 2015 § Leave a comment
Conversations: Significant Years is at aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado, through March 19, 2016
This exhibition features a series of pieces by Carol Ann Waugh that use words and phrases to create “conversations” with the people looking at them.
“Selections from Wild Fabrications” Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, January 7 – March 27, 2016
December 18, 2015 § Leave a comment
Selections from Wild Fabrications will be at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, from
January 7 – March 27, 2016
Wild Fabrications celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical. Selected artists let their imagination run wild and created interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques.
“Piecing Together a Changing Planet” Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, through February 7, 2016
December 12, 2015 § Leave a comment
Piecing Together a Changing Planet is at Boott Cotton Mills Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts through February 7, 2016
This juried show of twenty-six art quilts, created by over twenty Florida artists, highlights a few of the many ways that America’s 405 National Parks are being impacted by a changing planet.
December 5, 2015 § Leave a comment
While there was no apparel competition this year in Houston, a fabulous exhibit of past participants took up a corner of the show. Here is Part 1 of “Fashion Flashback,” a retrospective of items from past Bernina and Fairfield fashion shows on Smilebox presented by The Quilt Show. Stay tuned for Part 2.
November 28, 2015 § Leave a comment
Here is a tutorial for making an ice dyed Christmas tree skirt from Dharma Trading Company:
“From Insects to Elephants” Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through January 10, 2016
November 21, 2015 § Leave a comment
From Insects to Elephants is at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, through January 10, 2016
Scientists believe there are over ten million different kinds of life forms, or species, on Earth! This exhibition invites viewers to explore and recognize the wide variety of life forms represented by multiple fiber artists using different media.
November 21, 2015 § Leave a comment
Fires of Change is at University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona , through April 3, 2016
Art and science come together in this NEA funded exhibition examining how fire as an ecosystem process is impacted by climate change and societal development. The selected artists spent a week in the forests of Northern Arizona in a fire science boot camp, and created new works based on the experience.
“Art Quilts XX: Journeys and Life Cycles” Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona, November 13, 2015 – January 9, 2016
November 13, 2015 § Leave a comment
Art Quilts XX: Journeys and Life Cycles is at Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, Arizona
November 13, 2015 – January 9, 2016
The Art Quilts exhibit features up to eighty artworks by participating art quilters. This annual exhibition of contemporary art quilt showcases one of the finest collections of textile art on display in the regional Southwest.