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Regional Exhibitions

Deeply Rooted    

Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin

What does it mean to be deeply rooted, to be uprooted and to put down one’s roots again? What nourishes us in good times and bad? How do we find strength after the storms of life have left? How does our connection to nature, community and spirituality support us?

Deeply Rooted

Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts     

Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee.

SAQA members from 8 Midwestern states are included in this juried exhibition of approximately 27 small scale contemporary quilts. Artists were invited to submit work that is inspired and responds to the early 20th century quilts designed and made by Indiana native, Marie Daugherty Webster (1859-1956). The artists are further encouraged to create quilts that are relevant to and reflective of the times and circumstances we live in the early 21st century.

 


Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts

Inspirations II    

Northern California / Northern Nevada

What inspires artists? Is it their environment, the people in their lives, minute observation, grand passions, perhaps the act of artistic creation itself? The exhibition Inspirations II is the result of twenty textile artists taking personal inspiration and, using a wide and inventive array of materials and techniques, turning it into a work of art that expresses their unique voice. The exhibition was juried by Terry Jarrard-Dimond.

Inspirations II

Local Color     

Connecticut and Northern California/Northern Nevada 

Local Color is a dual exhibition of fiber art presented by SAQA members from the Connecticut region and the Northern California/Nevada region.

Local Color

Made in Europe     

Europe / Middle East

“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. Abstract works reflect wintery walks on our shores and thought provoking designs depicted by text often in the maker’s mother tongue command your attention.
 

Made in Europe

My Corner of the World (Canada)     

Canada

My Corner of the World (Canada) invited the artist to create a glimpse of the spirit of Canada; to convey through their art something true, meaningful and important about this beautiful country and its people.

My Corner of the World (Canada)

Natural Healing     

New Mexico

This exhibit showcases the plants and animals used to promote human wellness from ancient times through cutting edge medicines today.

Natural Healing

On the Fringe    

Northern California / Northern Nevada

“On the Fringe” showcases the exciting art quilts and expanding quilt vocabulary of artists from the Northern California/Northern Nevada Region. The work - whether representational or abstract - uses diverse materials and a variety of surface design techniques, such as photography, painting, dyeing, stitch resist, screen printing and more. “On the Fringe” was first presented at the Texas Quilt Museum, from June 30 through September 25, 2016. The exhibition was juried by Dr. Sandra Sider.

On the Fringe

Our Changing Landscape    

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.

Our Changing Landscape

State of (WA)ter    

Washington 

Although nearly 5,000 square miles of our state are covered in water, the landscapes of the western and eastern regions could hardly be more different. Washington is a state shaped by extremes of water: the cool, rainy West contrasts vividly with the dry, more climatically severe East. Dividing the East from the West is the dramatic Cascade mountain range, itself a setting for a plethora of lakes, rivers, and glaciers.

State of (WA)ter

Stitched Together     

Illinois and Wisconsin

The exhibit consists of 30 art quilts and was juried by Illinois fiber artist Sharon L. Wright. Contemporary art quilts with wide variations in artistic interpretation, style, and implementation will be shown. The length of our SAQA ILWI region is over 800 miles, from Northern Wisconsin to Southern Illinois. That area spans many miles of lakes, forests, farmlands, cities, towns, open sky and skyline. What inspires us? What makes us different? Similar? Our common passion for fiber art keeps us Stitched Together.

Stitched Together

Structural Diversity     

New Mexico Region

The interpretation of the theme of structures resulted in many points of view, from human architecture, ancient and modern, to animal constructions, to anatomical and mineral formations. A range of scale is expressed, from sweeping landscape vistas down to the molecular level.

Structural Diversity

Wicked Good Art Quilts    

New England

When New Englanders describe things as wicked, we mean things are very good or very bewitching - or they can be both! This exhibition showcases the region’s innovative work, highlighting diversity of style and techniques used by 14 New England SAQA artists from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Wicked Good Art Quilts