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Two by Twenty -  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
various locations  •  March 9, 2017 -  November 11, 2017

Two works each by twenty artists equals forty art quilts to explore and a multitude of potential pairings to consider. The pieces as a whole demonstrate the wide range of approaches in the quilt art genre. From bold and graphic to subtle explorations of texture and nuance, there is More Info

Deeply Rooted (SAQA Regional - Midwest states) -  Great Plains Art Museum
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA  •  April 1, 2017 -  July 15, 2017

The taproot of the Compass Plant, a Midwest prairie native, grows 20 feet deep into the soil. In 1837 John Deere developed a steel plow that was well-suited for cutting through the prairie soil. As the prairie was uprooted, settlers put down their own roots.What does it mean to be deeply More Info

Layered Voices -  International Quilt Study Center & Museum,
Lincoln, Nebraska  •  April 4, 2017 -  July 30, 2017

Layers are everywhere. They become apparent when we plumb the earth’s surface, make archeological digs to discover the history of civilizations, explore human anatomy, dress for the weather, dig in freshly fallen snow, and count rings in the stump of a tree. Layers are abstract, More Info

SAQA Regional: Blending Poetry and Cloth
Various Oregon locations  •  April 4, 2017 -  June 30, 2017

Blending Poetry and Cloth entries required that the artist reference a piece of poetry, a song or a quotation in creating their composition. Poetry and art have been inextricably linked for as long as they have both been in existence - one illuminating the other and requiring the use of More Info

Made in New Mexico: Structural Diversity -  New Mexico State Capitol Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA  •  April 14, 2017 -  August 17, 2017

The group of artists belonging to the New Mexico region of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc is dedicated to exploring the use of fiber in fine art. The interpretation of the theme of structures resulted in many points of view, from human architecture, ancient and modern, to animal More Info

Under the Western Sun (SAQA Regional) -  Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Golden, Colorado, USA  •  April 24, 2017 -  July 22, 2017

UNDER THE WESTERN SUN is SAQA's regional juried challenge featuring Western quilt art by Western artists. Where an artist lives impacts the voice with which they speak, here in the West we experience extremes of climate and altitude; intense color and light, unusual landscapes and plants; unique More Info

Our Changing Landscape (SAQA Regional) -  Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
Kansas City, MIssouri   •  June 2, 2017 -  July 29, 2017

Kansas / Missouri / Oklahoma In this juried regional exhibit, artists expressed their own view of "Our Changing Landscape" including the changing political landscape, seasonal change, climate change, and others in both representational and abstract styles.   Karen Hansen - How More Info

Growth (SAQA Florida Region)  -  Dunedin Fine Art Center
Dunedin, Florida  •  June 9, 2017 -  August 18, 2017

The quilt artists displaying their work in this SAQA exhibit were challenged by various aspects of the theme GROWTH. Thirty-nine art quilts will be on display which reference growth in terms of personal growth, artistic, financial, natural, urban, physical, spiritual, and mechanical among many More Info

Exposures (SAQA Regional) -  Chandler Center for the Arts + Vision Gallery
Chandler, Arizona  •  June 10, 2017 -  August 26, 2017

A juried summer-long celebration of art quilts by AZ SAQA members. Reception: Jun 10, 2017, 2-4 pm Ice Star by Laurie FagenMore Info

LOCAL COLOR (SAQA Regional) -  Slater Memorial Museum
Norwich, CT  •  June 11, 2017 -  August 4, 2017

Local Color is a dual exhibition of fiber art presented by SAQA members from the Connecticut region and the Northern California/Nevada region. Reception: Jun 11, 2017, 1-3 pm Shared Inspiration by Alice ChittendenMore Info

Festival of Quilts Meet and Greet -  National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham, UK  •  July 19, 2017 -  July 19, 2017

We are having a Meet and Greet dinner at 6:30 for 7:00 on Friday 11th at the NEC. All SAQA members are welcome. If you are travelling with a companion, they may also join us at an extra £5 or 5Euros. Vegetarian, Gluten, Dairy Free diets can be catered for. Please email Sarah Edwards More Info

Food for Thought -  Mulberry Cultural Center
Mulberry, Florida  •  July 27, 2017 -  September 16, 2017

Food! We eat every day, but how often do we really think about the food we eat? Every culture has its celebrations, family meals, and traditions that involve food. Although these vary in different parts of the world, the impact of food is unmistakable. Food nourishes and fuels our More Info

Deeply Rooted (SAQA Regional - Midwest states) -  Octagon Center for the Arts
Ames, Iowa  •  August 1, 2017 -  October 1, 2017

The taproot of the Compass Plant, a Midwest prairie native, grows 20 feet deep into the soil. In 1837 John Deere developed a steel plow that was well-suited for cutting through the prairie soil. As the prairie was uprooted, settlers put down their own roots.What does it mean to be deeply More Info

Turmoil -  Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, United Kingdom  •  August 10, 2017 -  August 13, 2017

Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty. It can be personal and internal, societal or natural. This exhibition features work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance and tumult. Artists were requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their More Info

Tranquility -  Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, United Kingdom  •  August 10, 2017 -  August 13, 2017

Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity.  Tranquility, as a mental and physical concept, is the primary focus of certain religious sects, whereby tranquility of the body, thoughts and More Info

My Corner of the World -  Budawang Building at Exhibition Park
Canberra, Australia  •  August 10, 2017 -  August 13, 2017

My Corner of the World invited the artist to examine a world, real or imagined, that represented what is important in life.  It might be where the artist resides, works, or grew up. It might be a favorite place from any point in life or a special internal place. My Corner of the World looks More Info

Made in Europe -  AQS QuiltWeek
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA  •  August 16, 2017 -  August 19, 2017

“Made in Europe” showcases 30 art quilts from makers in the SAQA Europe and ME region. The quilts celebrate geographical features of the region – the mountainsides in Italy, England’s “green and pleasant land”, birds in Sweden and local flowers in abundance. More Info

SAQA IL/WI Stitched Together (SAQA Regional) -  Marshfield Clinic New Visions Gallery
Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA  •  September 11, 2017 -  October 27, 2017

The length of the SAQA IL/WI region is over 800 miles, from Northern Wisconsin to Southern Illinois. That area spans many miles of lakes, forests, farms, cities, towns, open space, skyline, and open sky. Our common passion for fiber art keeps us Stitched Together.   Reception: Sunday, More Info

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric -  International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
IQF: Houston, Texas  •  November 2, 2017 -  November 5, 2017

An invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from Australia, More Info

Wild Fabrications -  Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Wausau, Wisconsin  •  December 17, 2017 -  February 25, 2018

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. We More Info

SAQA IL/WI Stitched Together (SAQA Regional) -  Bloomingdale Park District Museum
Bloomingdale, Illinois, USA  •  June 23, 2018 -  July 21, 2018

The length of the SAQA IL/WI region is over 800 miles, from Northern Wisconsin to Southern Illinois. That area spans many miles of lakes, forests, farms, cities, towns, open space, skyline, and open sky. Our common passion for fiber art keeps us Stitched More Info