“Floral Mandalas for Hope and Healing” Reston Community Center , Hunters Woods Gallery, Reston, Virginia, through December 5, 2017
November 27, 2017 § Leave a comment
Anne Smyers – “From the Tulips to the Trees”
is at Reston Community Center in Hunters Woods Gallery in Reston, Virginia, through December 5, 2017
Anne Smyers is a Reston, Virginia, artist who works in fabric and thread. Her recent work features the mandala format. Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle” or “discoid object.” Mandalas are also conceived as visual representations of the universe in Buddhist traditions, as well as being used as symbols for internal contemplative practice.
“The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta” Museum of Arts, Houston, Texas, through January 28, 2018
November 15, 2017 § Leave a comment
The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta is currently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas, through January 28, 2018, celebrating the life and career of the fashion designer. The exhibition showcases nearly seventy ensembles sourced from de la Renta’s corporate and personal archives; the archives of French label Pierre Balmain; private lenders; and the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Enjoy some photos from the exhibit featuring the exquisite work of the designer including Amal Clooney’s wedding dress, gowns worn by Taylor Swift, and more. Presented by TheQuitShow.
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Interpretations: Conversations is at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California, through January 7, 2018
Thirty-six contemporary quilts were selected to represent eighteen states and two foreign countries.
Marianne Burr – At the Meeting
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Cloth As Community is at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, Florida, through January 7, 2018
Hmong flower cloth (or paj ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile traditions and an excellent example of cloth as community. Despite its deep roots in Hmong culture, this complex art was not widely known outside Asia until after the Vietnam War, when Hmong refugees arrived in the United States. Cloth as Community features 28 textiles—flower cloths and embroidered story cloths—by those in the Hmong community.
“Quilts=Art=Quilts” Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York, October 28, 2017, to January 07, 2018
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Quilts =Art=Quilts will be in Auburn, New York, from October 28, 2017 to January 07, 2018.
Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. This year’s exhibit will feature quilts by 65 artists from across the US and around the world.
The Art Center’s photo.
“Korean Voices in Fiber: Translating Tradition into Contemporary Art” Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, California, October 6 – November 18, 2017
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Korean Voices in Fiber: Translating Tradition into Contemporary Art will be at Gualala Arts Center in Gualala, California, from October 6 – November 18, 2017
This traveling exhibition highlights Korea’s ancient heritage of fiber art (including bojagi) as well as its vibrant modern transformation of both traditional and unexpected techniques and materials.
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Fiber As Art is at ArtsHQ in Surprise, Arizona through October 6, 2017
Two SAQA JAMs and six artist friends present over one hundred fiber art pieces.
“Strings Attached” Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, California, through October 19, 2017
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Strings Attached is at Coastline Community College Art Gallery in Newport Beach, California, through October 19, 2017
This exhibition features 2D and 3D fiber art, including installation pieces and wearables, created by Southern California artists.
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Diversity is at NCAR Community Art Gallery in Boulder, Colorado, through October 28, 2017
Diversity is Front Range Contemporary Quilters’ latest exhibition, featuring fifty-one works by thirty-three different artists, inspired by Maya Angelou’s vision: “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
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Y Kimono Now is at Filatoio Rosso e Museo Setificio in Caraglio, Cuneo, Italy
through November 5, 2017
This exhibition pairs over one hundred original kimonos from a special private collection with contemporary expressions and interpretations of the kimono by artists Tiziana Tateo and Marialuisa Sponga. Experience the Japanese world.
Filatoio Rosso e Museo Setificio
August 22, 2017 § Leave a comment
EDGE: On the VERGE is at Alice C. Sabatini Gallery in Topeka, Kansas, through October 22, 2017
The sixteen fiber artists of the EDGE group use fabric the way painters use paint to create amazing detailed works of art.
“Thinking in Circles: The Root Language of Trees” Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, through September 24, 2017
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Thinking in Circles: The Root Language of Trees is at Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, through September 24, 2017
These fabric wall pieces, created by textile artist and professional horticulturist Lorraine Roy, are a visual exploration of trees from the inside out.
August 2, 2017 § Leave a comment
Little Black Dress will be at The Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts,
August 5 – September 23, 2017.
Celebrate the fashion and imagination of the iconic little black dress. Artists were invited to explore questions such as where they wore their little black dress, what adventures await wearing their little black dress, or what fabulous fabrics their favorite little black dress was made of.
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Color and Touch is at Gallery 1639 in St. Paul, Minnesota, through September 13, 2017
This solo exhibition features works by artist Peggy Wright.
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Here is another video from the Houston Quilt Festival.
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Connections will be at S. Walter Stewart Public Library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2 – 29, 2017
This is the first exhibition of fiber works from Quilts on the Wall. Art quilts on display are all based on the theme “Connections.”
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Art quilts from “Patterns” exhibit of International Quilt Festival 2016 can be seen at:
Tiles by Cathie Hoover
“Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017” Florida CraftArt, St. Petersburg, Florida, through June 17, 2017
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Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017 will be at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg, Florida through June 17, 2017
This juried exhibition features artwork representing contemporary approaches to fiber art, pushing the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution.
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Made in New Mexico: Structural Diversity is at New Mexico State Capital Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico through August 17, 2017
Quilts at the Moss Mansion is at Moss Mansion in Billings, Montana, through September 1, 2017
This exhibition features works by fiber artist Brooke Atherton.
“Growing Power: Quilts by Jane Sassaman” The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, April 14 – July 11. 2017
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“Growing Power: Quilts by Jane Sassaman” will be on exhibit April 14 – July 11, 2017, at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
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On the Wind is at The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton, SK, Canada through May 25, 2017
This traveling exhibition was created by members of the Fibre Art Network of western Canada and features a wide range of fiber art interpreting the theme, “On the Wind.”
The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery
“Water-less, Interpretations in Cloth” Fallbrook Library, Fallbrook, California, through April 21, 2017
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Water-less, Interpretations in Cloth, is at Fallbrook Library in Fallbrook, California, through April 21, 2017
This exhibition features the work of seven San Diego area fiber artists. Each one has included at least one piece relating to the theme “water-less.”
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Flying Solo will be at College Park Aviation Museum in College Park, Maryland, March 31 – July 9, 2017
This exhibition was inspired by the College Park Aviation Museum. The art quilts on display are based on the artist’s photographs, research, and experiences from the museum.
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Water is Life is at New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, through April 29, 2017
Water is Life is comprised of forty-one art quilts made by women from Europe and North America. Its purpose is to highlight the crucial need for women and girls around the world to have access to clean water.
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The 52 Box Project will be at fullerCRAFT Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, March 25 – August 1, 2017
Ellen Schiffman is a Connecticut artist who over the course of a year decided to fill a 9 x 9 x 3 shadowbox each week with a different fiber work. In doing so, she explored a range of techniques and materials to define and expand the media’s boundaries.
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New Works: Original Designs, Botanical in Nature will be at Crozet Library in Crozet, Virginia
February 28 – April 11, 2017
This exhibition features twelve art quilts that include landscapes, botanicals, and florals using a variety of techniques.
Below Sacred Ground is at Visions Art Museum of Contemporary Quilts and Textiles in San Diego, California, through April 2, 2017
For this exhibition, viewers are encouraged to consider roots as metaphors of humanity, and appreciate their beauty and complexity. Roots, like people, are intertwined and connected.
P’s and Q’s will be at Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, Virginia, February 21 – May 20, 2017
Photography and printmaking aren’t necessarily the first thing you think of when considering quilts. Over the years, quilt makers have used a variety of fabrics to create their designs. Some fabrics are chosen out of necessity, (sack cloth and scrap materials for instance) while others are chosen for their color and printed designs. The artists included in this exhibition use photographic and printmaking techniques to create original imagery, color, and pattern on fabric.
Shifting Landscapes is at Form & Concept Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 24 – March 10, 2017
This juried international fiber show features cutting edge work from thirty-nine artists from Surface Design Association.
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Evolutions 2017 is at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, through April 25, 2017
Artists interpreted the theme of evolution in any way they chose, on a personal level, a global level, or one related to changes and growth in their favorite means of creative expression, the quilt.
“Repair and Connect: Rejuvenating Work Made of Fiber and Cloth” Art and Healing Gallery, Pennington, New Jersey, January 20 – March 22, 2017
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Repair and Connect: Rejuvenating Work Made of Fiber and Cloth will be at Art and Healing Gallery Pennington, New Jersey January 20 – March 22, 2017
In order for healing to take place, connections need to grow, cell to cell, child to parent, parts of communities to one another, and country to country. Healing is a process done in collaboration and through connection. This idea is particularly suited to works in fiber, which have a long tradition of mending, patching, joining, and reuse. A variety of mediums and techniques are represented.
Art and Healing Gallery
Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell Campus
“Embracing the Quilt as Fine Art ” Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, Florida, January 20 – February 25, 2017
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Embracing the Quilt as Fine Art will be at Court House Cultural Center in Stuart, Florida,
January 20 – February 25, 2017
This exhibition showcases a selection of dynamic art quilts, featuring a variety of styles, materials, and techniques.
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Allison Beck has a YouTube video for dyeing scarves using the microwave at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl8QGW92RDE
Ann Thurston’s YouTube video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl8QGW92RDE
This one is microwave dyeing silk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm_g-BKKKas
November 25, 2016 § Leave a comment
Quilts=Art=Quilts is at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York, through January 8, 2017
This annual juried exhibition features quilts from across the U.S. and around the world.
November 18, 2016 § Leave a comment
Natural Perspectives is at Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion in Blacksburg, Virginia, through December 31, 2016
Flora and fauna, bubbling streams, and whimsical fairies enchant in this collection of award winning quilts by international fiber artist Karin Tauber.
Solo Show by Jodi Scaltreto is at Shedd Free Library in Washington, New Hampshire, through December 29, 2016
This exhibition by Jodi Scaltreto features many thread painted cats and dogs, as well as other small works from her collection.
“Small Gems and Amulets: Art Quilts and Mixed Media Textiles” Hagafen Winery, Napa, California, through March 1, 2017
November 13, 2016 § Leave a comment
Small Gems and Amulets: Art Quilts and Mixed Media Textiles is at Hagafen Winery in Napa, California, through March 1, 2017
This exhibition features twenty-four small, mostly hand-stitched, textile and mixed media artworks.
“Explorations Through Time and Place” Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, Wisconsin, through December 12, 2016
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Explorations Through Time and Place is at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wisconsin, through December 12, 2016
This solo exhibition by Bonnie Peterson consists of textile embroideries and maps.
“Rhythm of the Sea” Page Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, North Carolina, October 26 – November 23, 2016
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Rhythm of the Sea will be at Page Walker Arts and History Center in Cary, North Carolina, October 26 – November 23, 2016
This solo exhibition by quilt artist Eileen Williams offers viewers a glimpse of the beauty, power, and mystery of our oceans. Drawn from the travels and coastal living experiences of the artist, these colorful art quilts capture the life force and allure of the sea.
“Connected by Stitch” The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, October 22 – December 8, 2016
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Connected by Stitch will be at The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, October 22 – December 8, 2016
This juried exhibition showcases a wide range of 2D and 3D fiber art.
“Lines, Angles, and Spaces” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, October 7 – November 27, 2016
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Lines, Angles, and Spaces will be at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in San Jose, California, October 7 – November 27, 2016
Three Northern California fiber artists explore architectural themes. Whether drawing inspiration from actual buildings or pure imagination, each artist reveals her way of expressing angle, perspective, line, and shape.
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: