Past Exhibitions: 2011 and earlier

Celebration!  National Quilt Museum's 20th Anniversary Exhibition


Curator:  Linda Colsh

Twenty SAQA artists contributed two works each to celebrate the National Quilt Museum's 20th Anniversary.

National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, April 7 - July 12, 2011

Curator statement, artist list and statements, images



SAQA 12 Voices

12 Voices

An in-depth view of 12 distinctive fiber artists

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan, Sept.  14, 2008 - Jan. 4, 2009
Turchin Center for the Arts, Boone, North Carolina, Sept. 2009 - Jan. 2010
Pence Gallery, Davis, California, Sept 10 - Nov. 14, 2010
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi, March 17 - June 9, 2011

Juror:  Penny McMorris  Juror's Statement
Co-curators:  Desiree Vaughn, Peg Keeney

Installation images at the Dennos Museum Center
Installation images at the Pence Gallery

"12 Voices" Press Release



No Place to Call Home

Mancuso Quilt Festivals
World Quilt Show - New England, Manchester, New Hampshire, Aug. 19-22, 2010
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XVII, Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania, Sept. 16 - 19, 2010
Pacific International Quilt Festival XIX, Santa Clara, California, October 14- 17, 2010
World Quilt Show - Florida, West Palm Beach, Florida, Nov. 12 - 14, 2010
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXII, Hampton, Virginia, February 24 - 27, 2011
The Quilt Fest of New Jersey VII, Somerset, New Jersey, March 3 - 6, 2011
Denver National Quilt Festival VI, Denver, Colorado, April 28 - May 1, 2011
Diamond Jubilee Quilt Festival, Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY June 3 - June 5, 2011 

Curator – Kathleen McCabe

Slideshow of quilts, with artist statements



SAQA and Surface Design Association members

 One museum, one art center and three galleries in Volusia County, Florida, January - April, 2011

Juror:  Pamela Allen
Curators: Mary McBride and Judy Gilmer



SAQA@20: Art and Excellence 2009

SAQA @ 20

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Oct 15-18, 2009
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois, April 16 p- 18, 2010
National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, May 28 - July 6, 2010
International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, California,  July 23 - 25, 2010
Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, Illinois, Sept.  11 – November, 2010
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, Nov. 16, 2010 – Jan. 16, 2011

Juror: Patricia “Pokey” Bolton
Curator: Cindy Rinne
Juror and Curator Statements

More images:
International Quilt Festival (Houston)

Springfield Art Museum



SAQA 20th Anniversary Trunk Show

Curator:  Vou Best

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Transformations ‘09: Reflections

Festival of Quilts

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 2009
Guildford Art Center, Guildford, Connecticut, Nov. 13, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010
Alaska Fiber Festival, Anchorage, Alaska, March 2010
Grants Pass Museum, Grants Pass, Oregon, June 1 - July 17,  2010
Visions Art Quilt Gallery, San Diego, California, Aug. 6 - Oct. 10, 2010

Juror: Laura Cater-Woods statement
Curator: Clairan Ferrono

more images:  Festival of Quilts
more images:  Guildford Art Center



Points of View

Points of View - Fremont Center for the Arts

International Quilt Festival - Long Beach, California, July 2009
Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, Colorado, Oct. 2 - 31, 2009
American Quilters Society, Padukah, Kentucky, March 24 - 27, 2010
Art du Quilt, Morzine, France, July 1 - 4, 2010
William Bonifas Fine Art Center, Escanaba, Michigan, Aug. 12 – Sept. 16, 2010

installation images at the Fremont Center
installation images at the William Bonifas Fine Art Center

Juror: Bruce Hoffman
Curator: Carol Larson

Juror and Curator statements



A Sense of Humor

at the Northern Star Quilters guild exhibition

International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Oct 15-18, 2009
International Quilt Festival, Chicago, Illinois, April 16 - 18, 2010
Northern Star Quilters Guild, A World of Quilts XXXI, Somers, NY, May 1 - 2, 2010
International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, California, July 23 - 25, 2010

Juror: Pam RuBert
Curator:  Patricia Gould

Watch a video overview ofA Sense of Humor, courtesy International Quilt Festival
wmv or QuickTime format



Yellowstone Quilt Fest, Cody, Wyoming, Sept. 10-13, 2009
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado, Nov. 6, 2009 – Feb. 1, 2010
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, Virginia, Feb. 25-28, 2010
Quilt Fest of New Jersey, Somerset, New Jersey, March 7-10, 2010
The National Quilting Association Convention, Columbus, Ohio, June 17 - 19, 2010.

Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust
Curator: Kathy Lichtendahl
(not available to travel)

photos at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

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Masters: Art Quilts

Masters:  Art Quilts

International Quilt Festival -Houston, Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2008
International Quilt Festival -Chicago, April 17 - 19, 2009
International Quilt Festival -Long Beach, California, July 24 - 26, 2009
National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, Aug. 13 - Nov. 10, 2009
New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, Nov. 19, 2009 - Feb. 14, 2010

Curator: Martha Sielman, Executive Director SAQA
 more images


A Sense of Time 

A Sense of Time


International Quilt Festival-Houston, Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2008
International Quilt Festival-Chicago, April 17 - 19, 2009
International Quilt Festival-Long Beach, CA, July 24 - 26, 2009

Juror: Namita Gupta Wiggers, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon
Curator:  Arlene Blackburn

more images, and juror's statement for Sense of Time


Transformations 08: Icons & Imagery 

Transformations 2008

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 14 - 17, 2008
South African National Quilt Festival, Gauteng, South Africa, Sept. 14 - 16, 2008
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR, December 21, 2008 - February 21, 2008
Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA, May 7 - July 27, 2009

Juror: Rudolf Smend, Smend Gallerie, Germany

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International Quilt Festival-Houston, November 2007
International Quilt Festival-Chicago, April 10-13, 2008
International Quilt Festival-Long Beach, July 25-27, 2008
CK Media Gallery - August 4, 2008 - November 28, 2008

Juror - Rebecca Stevens
Curator - Kim Ritter



International Quilt Festival -Houston, November 2007
International Quilt Festival -Chicago, April 2008
International Quilt Festival -Long Beach, July 25-27, 2008

Juror - Peg Keeney



Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, March 8 - May 3, 2008

Juror - provided by Yeiser
Curators - Aynex Mercado, and Catherine Bates at Yeiser



Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, Aug. 16-19, 2007
Quilt Indulgence Festival, New South Wales, Australia, Sept. 14-17, 2007,
Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Michigan, Jan. 12 - March 8, 2008
Visions Art Quilt Gallery, San Diego, CA, April 4 - May 25, 2008

Juror - Sandra Sider
Curator - Peg Keeney
Travel Curator - Kathie Briggs

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Patchwork and Quilt Expo, Lyon, France, June 2007

Jurors: Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs
Coordinator: Linda Colsh
Benefactor: Karey Bresenhan

"Transformations 06: Artists Working with Fiber"

        Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, August 2006
        Translations Gallery, Denver, CO, November-December 2006
        International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL, April 2007
        Grants Pass Museum, Grants Pass, OR, May 29-July 27, 2007

Juror: Jane Sauer (Thirteen Moons Gallery)
Curator: Peg Keeney

"SAQA: The Creative Force"

Two part exhibition:   Yvonne Porcella chose half of the works, which were artworks by the founding members of SAQA;  the other half were juried by Paul Smith from the work of contemporary members


International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Oct. - Nov. 2006

Juror: Paul J. Smith
Curator: Yvonne Porcella
Sponsor: Janome  

"Cutting Loose"  

Multi-Regional exhibition

American Quilt Society Expo, Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN, Aug. 23 - 26, 2006

Juror: Kim Ritter
Coordinator: Arlene Blackburn


"SAQA at Park Church"
Multi-regional juried exhibition

Grand Rapids, Michigan (in conjunction with Convergence conference), June 25 - July 6, 2006

Juror: Judith Content
Coordinator: Pt Weeks

"Exposed!  Contemporary Art Quilts"   

NOHO Gallery, New York, NY, January 2006

Juror: Dorothy Twining Globus (Museum of Art and Design, NY) 
Exhibition Coordinator: Marilyn Henrion
Sponsored by SAQA with generous contributions from: Stephen Berkenfeld,  John and Maureen Hendricks, Marcus Brothers Textiles, Inc. Barbara and Ray Ranta
Review  (PDF)
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 "On the Wall"  

On The Wall exhibit reception


Gallery of Contemporary Art - University of Colorado, Jan. -March 2006  

Juror: Alice M. Zrebiek  (Denver Art Museum)
Coordinator: Susan Crouse-Kemp
Sponsors: John and Maureen Hendricks, Baby lock, Brother International,
Elna, Fiberarts Magazine, Marcus Brothers Textiles, inc, P & B Textiles,
Professional Quilter Magazine, Quilt Surface Design Int'l, Ltd, Quilter's
Newsletter Magazine, Quilting Arts Magazine
More reception photos

“Best of SAQA”


 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Oct. 22 - 30, 2005

Juror:   Jahje Bath-Ives
Review and images available at