SAQA’s Annual Online Quilt Auction Begins September 20, 2010, into October 2010

August 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

SAQA is holding the annual online auction of one foot square quilts made by so many wonderful artists!   The auction begins September 20, 2010, and goes into October. See this for the auction dates and info.

The first section begins September 20th at 2PM EDT; section 2 begins September 27th at 2PM EDT; section 3 begins October 4th at 2PM EDT.

This is the first page of the pieces in section 1: From there you can easily view the other five pages to see all the work.

Below are a few of the quilts that are for auction:

Terrie Hancock Mangat’s “Medicine Buddah Shrine”

Therese May’s “Love is the Answer”

I acquired Therese’s piece from two years ago…lucky me!

Jamie Fingal’s “Exuberance”

Lisa Ellis’ “It’s a Little Fishy”

Kathy Weaver’s “Robo Sapien:   Agent 10”

“Imagine” Completed

August 26, 2010 § 1 Comment

My “Imagine” is done and was shipped to Houston for the International Quilt Festival.  It is part of “In Full Bloom”, special exhibit that will travel for a year.

It will be viewed at  the Houston, Cincinnati, and Long Beach shows.

“To Dye For: a World Saturated in Color” at The Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, California, through January 9, 2011

August 19, 2010 § Leave a comment


Photo is the Museum’s.

“To Dye For: a World Saturated in Color”

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF),  The de Young Museum presents To Dye For:  A World Saturated in Color.  The exhibition, which runs through January 9, 2011, features over 50 textiles and costumes that include a diverse array of resist-dye examples from the various museums’  collections.

To learn more about the exhibition, the de Young here

Online Slides from International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, California 2010

August 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

A Smilebox  slide presentation of  quilts from the Internatinal Quilt festival in Long Beach, California, last month are here:

The main site for photos from the Special Exhibits is: Click on “Special Exhibits ” on the left.

“Rainbow Poppy” by Caryl Schuetz

Art Quilt Exhibits in Whistler House Museum of Art & Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts, until September 2010

August 13, 2010 § 2 Comments

These are the exhibits that for me are a MUST SEE while in New England.  The work is always fabulous!

The Brush Gallery’s exhibit “Art Quilts Lowell” is on until September 11, 2010. For info:

You can go to: to see works from the 2009 exhibit.

“From  Fine Art to Fiber: Reinterpreting the Master” is on until September 4, 2010, at the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Below is the Whistler’s photo of “The Garden Parasol” by Lenore Crawford


2010’s “Quilting in America” Survey Results

August 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

The “Quilting in America” survey results for 2010 are out.  They are sponsored by International Quilt Festival and Quilters Newsletter.

Some info is: quilt making is a $3.6 billion industry annually and that  there are 21.3 million quilt makers in the U.S. with 14% of  American households having at least one active quilt maker.

So that is  good news and bad news, because the average age of quilters today is 62.   We need to get younger people involved. I like to think that , with so many more fiber artists, our new art quilters, we will get many younger women and men involved.

Here for more info:

“Current Threads” at Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery, Ladysmith, British Columbia, to August 28, 2010

August 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

The first   Vancouver Island Surface Design Association exhibition
entitled “Current Threads,”  runs until August 28th, at the Ladysmith Waterfront  Art Gallery in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Site for Gallery:

More info:

“Current Threads” will showcase weaving, embroidery, screen printing on
fabric, dyeing, discharging colour, stitching, felting, tapestry, wearable
art, as well as embellishing with beads, metal, paper and threads by 15
members of the Vancouver Island chapter of the Surface Design Association.

Photo is the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association’s.

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