February 14, 2017 § Leave a comment
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.
January 31, 2017 § Leave a comment
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
December 31, 2016 § Leave a comment
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
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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
November 1, 2016 § Leave a comment
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:
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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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
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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.
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Caryl Fallert-Gentry has graciously given us a tutorial of Fossil Fantasy #1 a complete lesson on the creative process:
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“A Stitch in Time” Tett Centre for Learning and Creativity, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, April 2 – 30, 2016
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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.
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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.)