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* Balancing Act     

Throughout history, women have had to balance responsibilities to community, home and family while pursuing other interests, jobs, or careers. From those who helped farm the land or worked in factories during wartime, to those who stand shoulder to shoulder with men pursuing careers, or serve as caregivers; women have always had to juggle the various aspects of their lives. 

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* Balancing Act

* Celebrating Silver     

Silver is indispensable. From industrial use to decoration, technology, photography and medicine, its unique properties of strength, malleability, reflectivity and conductivity make it an irreplaceable force in the global market. In addition to its physical properties silver is recognized as a symbol of love, insurance and commitment for twenty-five years.

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* Celebrating Silver

* Color Wheel of Emotions    

Cultures around the world universally associate colors with emotions. Anthropologists and businesses study the role colors play. "Color Wheel of Emotions" is filled with art that uses color to evoke a mood, a feeling or a sense of emotion.

* Color Wheel of Emotions

* Deux: Two Ideas, Two Inspirations, Two Complementary Quilts    

Deux is a visual conversation that expresses the questions and ideas important to each artist.  Two works show side by side, inviting the viewer to find the connections between them, and see how the artists handle the challenges of composition and technique.

* Deux: Two Ideas, Two Inspirations, Two Complementary Quilts

* Earth Stories    

Earth Stories celebrates the stories of people or 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.

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* Earth Stories

* Masters 2     

An invitational exhibit of one work each by 37 of the 41 artists featured in the new book Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 2 by Martha Sielman. This exhibit toured throughout 2014 on The American Quilter's Society (AQS) circuit.

* Masters 2

* Metaphors on Aging     

Aging affects everyone in many different ways. Through the use of a wide variety of visual metaphors, these 35 works show the impact of aging on our lives: three generations sharing a cup of tea, a decaying leaf, an empty chair. These poignant images draw you in and challenge assumptions about aging.

* Metaphors on Aging

* People & Portraits    

This exhibition celebrates the expressiveness of the human face. The diverse designs focus on a variety of both emotional states and the ways in which people interact: contemplation, joy, community, work and play.  Based on the companion book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits, the exhibition shows two works by each of the book's 20 Featured Artists.

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* People & Portraits

* Radical Elements    

Our physical world is created out of the chemical elements, from hydrogen to platinum to arsenic. For this exhibition, each of the selected artists created a new work that is influenced by an element from the periodic table. Inspirations came from anything relating to that element, whether a play on the name, its color or the products made from it.

* Radical Elements

* Redirecting the Ordinary    

"Redirecting the Ordinary" is about turning things around, upside down, inside out, backwards, or how even just a minuscule course correction can charge up the humdrum, turn the common into the uncommon, and make the expected unexpected.


* Redirecting the Ordinary

* SAQA 25th Anniversary Trunk Show    

SAQA’s third Trunk Show was designed to showcase SAQA’s diversity of talent and its mission to “promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.” Learn more about these quilts and how to bring a trunk show to your area.

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* SAQA 25th Anniversary Trunk Show

* Seasonal Palette    

Thirty-seven artists were selected to create art quilts celebrating the seasons. The resulting pieces, all sized at 78” tall and 32” wide, create a unique exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color and masterful design.

* Seasonal Palette

* Stories of Migration    

Located in Washington DC, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum hosted a juried exhibition in collaboration with SAQA. All works reflected upon the theme of “Diaspora.” Diaspora is the dispersion of a people from an established ancestral homeland. These communities remain simultaneously active in social, economic, cultural, or political processes in their country of origin and with compatriots worldwide. 

 

* Stories of Migration

* Text Messages    

Text messages have fast become one of the most popular methods of communication.  For this exhibition, artists had free rein to explore the many facets of what ‘text messages’ means -- from the obvious connection to modern technology to works comprised solely of actual or implied writing.

* Text Messages

Past Exhibitions: 2011 and earlier     

Past Exhibitions: 2012     

Includes: Art Meets Science, Sense of Adventure, Creative Force, Layers of Memory


Past Exhibitions: 2013     

Includes: Sightlines, This is a Quilt!, Beyond Comfort, A Sense of Scale, I am Not Crazy, SAQA Showcase