Message from Martha Sielman, SAQA's Executive Director:
The 2013 Spring Journal
is now up on the website. If you are interested in entering the Urban Textures
fabric collection project, please read Luana Rubin's
article "Designing Commercial Fabric for the Quilt Industry" on pages 12-15. Good news!
We have three sponsors so far for the SAQA exhibition gallery at the International Quilt Festival in Houston: American Quilter's Society (AQS)
, National Quilt Museum
, and Lark Crafts
. This year's exhibitions will be People and Portraits
and Text Messages
.SAQA Signature Thread Collection #2
Because sales of the first SAQA Signature Thread Collection have been strong, AURIfil is going to do a second collection. I'll be sending out an email soon with the choices for the new palette later this month - be sure to vote for your favorite!
Doria A. Goocher - "Ocean View" Joan Raciti - "Free Range" Linda Evans - "TreeO"
Please use this form
when sending your donation.
Final DEADLINE is June 1, 2013.
NEW on the website:
Meet your Reps: Uta Lenk and Phyllis Cullen
Featured Artist: Sue Reno
The Visioning Project
revolves around visualizing goals and dreams - and making them happen. By making a public commitment, the artist is inspired to achieve a specific goal. Some goals are very specific, such as gaining a private commission, getting gallery representation, or selling a work. Other goals are more developmental: building a cohesive body of work or producing work regularly. The Visioning Project members are wonderful in helping each other with support, networking, and resource information. If you are interested in joining, please contact Helen Conway.
The SAQArtique group
is open to all SAQA members. Members trust in each other to make honest comments about the issues that they wish to have critiqued. The critiques are all in the spirit of a shared interest in quilting as an art form and improvement of each person's talents. The requirements for belonging to a group are simply that each member is expected to post at least one of her/his own works every 3 months and to participate in all critiques of other members' work. If you are interested in joining, please contact Martha Ginn
May 2-5, 2013 - I'm Not Crazy at Denver National Quilt Festival, Denver, Colorado
May 18 - August 24, 2013 - Masters 2 at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida
May 23 - August 18, 2013 - Beyond Comfort at Texas A&M University's J. Wayne Stark Galleries, College Station, Texas
May 25-26, 2013 - Making Connections Symposium in Athens, Ohio
May 28 - July 26, 2013 - Sightlines at Grant's Pass Museum of Art, Grant's Pass, Oregon
June 21-23, 2013 - Deux at IQF-Chicago
August 2-4, 2013 - A Sense of Scale and Seasonal Palette at International Quilt Festival-Long Beach, Long Beach, California
August 8-11, 2013 - Metaphors on Aging at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK
August 22 - October 15, 2013 - Sightlines at William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois
September 6-8, 2013 - Metaphors on Aging at International Quilt Convention, Johannesburg, South Africa
September 12-15, 2013 - Deux at Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork, Sainte Marie aux Mines, France
September 12 - December 2, 2013 - Seasonal Palette at the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky
October 26 - November 3, 2013 - People and Portraits & Text Messages at Quilt Market and the International Quilt Festival in Houston
April 3 - May 9, 2014 - Radical Elements at Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Springs, Maryland
April 4-6, 2014 - People and Portraits & Text Messages at the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio
May 1-4, 2014 - Capitolizing on Fiber Conference in Washington, D.C. (details coming soon!)
May - November 2014 - Earth Stories at Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan
August 2014 - People and Portraits & Text Messages at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California
Welcome to all our new members who joined in April:
Norita Alexander, Judy Anderson, Madeleine Bajracharya, Bobbi Baugh, Joyce R. Becker, Leslie Bixel, Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown, Myrah Brown Green, Wendi Bucey, Sharon Buck, Jerilynn Bush, Romana Cerna, Ann Chitkara, Paulette Clayton, Christel Coit, Joanell Connolly, Jo Ann Czekalski, Lisa Dodson, Janis Doucette, Sarah Entsminger, Barbara Ferguson, Helena Fikeszova, Cathy Franks, Charli Fulton, Susie Goodman, Penny Grace, Nellie Griffin, Jana Haklova, Karen Hansen, Katherine Henry, Karen Hoffman, Rebecca Hosta, Carolyn Howd, Barbara Huck, Linda Ingham, Kim Jalette, Jana Lalova, Lesley Lindahl, Sandra Lindfors, Lisa Anne Logan, Niraja Lorenz, Edith MacGregor, Sally Manke, Gretchen McDaniel, Carol Ann Miller, Roxanne Nelson, Pat Nida, Debo OKeefe Hysack, Mary Palmer, Carol Patten, Lynda Pike, Terry Pohle, Cate Prato, Helen Rhodes, Carol Ann Robertson, Davie Saari, Martha Sanders, Linda Schanus, Dianne Schmidt-Turner, Stephanie Serrano, Karen Sirianni, Pamela Sjoden, Carol Smith Summers, Rebecca Socia, Deborah Sorem, Beth Stanton, Jana Sterbova, Barbie Swanson, Elaine Swatniki, Jo Sweet, Betsy Terrill, Laura Beth Thrasher, Annabelle Treacy, Heather Van Riesen, Jacqueline Venus, Cindy Vough, Patricia L Walters, Diane Wantz, Gail Wax, Kathryn Wild, Kevin Womack, Michaela Zbejvalova, and Irena Zemanova.
A SAQA Symposium at Quilt National in Athens, Ohio
May 24-25, 2013
A SAQA-sponsored Symposium in Conjunction with Quilt National '13
Athens, Ohio - May 24-25, 2013. You MUST register if you wish to attend.
|SAQA's Thank You Gifts Program
|SAQA's Membership Drive has been amazing successful!! We've recruited
735 new members over the past 12 months (compared to only 526 last year).
NEW Thank-You Gifts for 2nd quarter Star Recruiters:
Felting Machine from Simplicity
Scissors gift pack from Havel's Sewing
Silk Fiber Toy Box from Meinke Toy
Autographed copy of "Design Explorations" by Katie Pasquini Masopust
We already have 12 Star Recruiters for the 2nd quarter of 2013 - Add your name to the list by recruiting 2 or more new members!
Star Recruiters to date for the 2nd quarter: Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix and Carole Staples (8 new members each), Phyllis Cullen (4 new members), Dena Crain, Jayne Gaskins, Mary McBride, Sue Rasmussen, Cyndi Souder, Lisa Walton, Dwayne Wanner, Jean Wells and Marianne Williamson (2 new members each so far!)
Thank-You Gifts that have been donated by our generous supporters:
- AURIfil USA
- C&T Publishing
- Cedar Canyon Textiles
- Dharma Trading Company
- Havel's Sewing
- Interweave Press
- Lark Crafts
- Meinke Toy
- Odif USA
- Simplicity Creative
- Swarovski Crystals
- Lynne Allen
- Frieda Anderson
- Karey Bresenhan
- Judith Content
- Eileen Doughty
- Carol Eaton
- Lisa Ellis
- Cheryl Ferrin
- Clairan Ferrono
- Lynn Krawczyk
- Sheri Marshall
- Pamela Morris
- Katie Pasquini Masopust
- Candice Phelan
- Pixeladies (Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki)
- Barbara Schneider
- Robin Schwalb
- Sandra Sider
- Martha Sielman
- Mary Tabar
- Judith Trager
- Desi Vaughn
- Laura Wasilowski
- Jack Walsh
How the Thank You Gifts program works:
Who is eligible to participate in the Thank You Gifts program?
All SAQA members, excluding Board members, paid staff and consultants.
How do I participate in the Thank You Gifts program?
Refer two or more new SAQA members and have each new member list you in the "Referred by" field either on the web or on their paper application.
Where can I see the Thank You Gifts?
We have created a website page for the Thank You Gifts program.
How often can SAQA members select a membership drive Thank You Gift?
Members may select one gift per quarter when they refer two or more new members.
How does the Thank You Gifts selection process work?
The member referring the most new members in that quarter will select from that quarter's Thank You Gifts list first. The member referring the second-most new members in that quarter will pick second, and so on. In the event of a tie, the member identified as having recruited that number of new members earliest will pick first.
|Calling All SAQA Teachers and Lecturers!
|Are you conducting workshops, seminars, classes or lecturing about fiber art? Here is an opportunity to add even more value to your event.
For a limited time, you can offer your students a 10% discount on their new SAQA membership. Just register your event with SAQA's executive director, Martha Sielman, and receive your personalized membership discount code. Every new member who joins SAQA and puts your membership discount code on their application or web form, will receive a 10% reduction in their first year membership fee - and you will receive credit for recruiting another new member.
So whether you are running multi-day workshops, ½ day seminars or lecturing to a quilt guild, email Martha Sielman to register your event and receive your personalized membership discount code. By sharing SAQA with your attendees, you are helping them to open another door to new opportunities for their art and career.
|New Virtual Exhibit on SAQA Website
Terry Kramzar - "Leaves"
This month's guest curator, Cynthia Wenslow
, has selected Tesserae.
Cynthia wrote: "In art the term "tesserae" refers to the small pieces that create a pattern or picture in a mosaic when used together. Of course, traditional patchwork also utilized this approach, even though the materials in play were quite different.
"The art quilts chosen for this gallery strongly reference the tradition of making a larger, unified, whole from small, clearly distinct pieces, many of which are geometric in nature."
List of selected artists:
Valerie S. Goodwin
Eleanor A. McCain
If you would like to volunteer to be a Virtual Gallery curator, please contact
|Jen Solon (Galleries@SAQA.com) who organizes the Virtual Exhibitions.
|This is a Quilt! Trunk Shows available to travel
These three pieces are from Trunk Show C, which is in Central Canada this month:
Ludmila Aristova - "Illumination #2 Geri Patterson-Kutras - "Legacy" Mary Schwarzenberger - "Untitled"
All of the pieces from all of the trunk shows are up on the SAQA website:
There are seven different trunk shows of small matted pieces. They are available to travel to your region any time through October 2013.
We hope that you will find venues where these wonderful gems can be displayed as a way to educate about our medium. Perhaps there's a library, community center, or art center in your town that has a display space. If you belong to a quilt guild, talk to the program chair about using this as a program. We can also arrange to send you our PowerPoint presentation that explains about art quilts and about SAQA. And it would be a great time to share your own artwork.
On the Trunk Show pages, you can search by Trunk Show letter (each Trunk Show has its own page) or by artist (through the index). At the bottom of each trunk show page, there is a Google calendar that shows where the trunk will be exhibited. When you click on the colored bar in the calendar, you will see details about each venue and dates.
A "Learn More" link explains what the trunk show is and a "Contact Us" link is above the calendar so that members or other interested parties can request a trunk viewing in their area. If you are interested in hosting a trunk show, please contact your regional rep.
| SAQA Exhibition News: Calls for Entries
**NOTE: SAQA exhibitions are open to ALL members, unless there is a geographical restriction
|SAQA Urban Textures Fabric Collection
Open to ALL SAQA members
In celebration of SAQA's 25th Anniversary in 2014, Luana Rubin of eQuilter.com has arranged for Andover Fabrics to print a SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection. This collection will be based on designs by SAQA members, and Andover will donate a percentage of the collection's sales to SAQA.
Luana Rubin will be the juror for the fabric collection designs. The SAQA Urban Textures fabric collection will consist of six to eight designs printed in multiple colorways. Use any artistic medium that expresses this theme.
May 1, 2013 Online entry open
May 31, 2013 Online Entry Deadline at 11:59 pm EST
Full details, instructions and entry form may be found on
OPEN to ALL SAQA members
As part of SAQA's 25th Anniversary, we will be 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. We invite you to share your reflections on the precious metal's economic and symbolic value in order to celebrate SAQA's 25th anniversary.
The juror will select approximately thirty artists to create artworks specifically for this commemorative exhibition. She will endeavor to form a cohesive exhibition that includes a wide range of creative styles, techniques and imagery.
International Quilt Festival - Houston, Texas October 2014
International Quilt Festival - Cincinnati, Ohio April 2015
International Quilt Festival - Long Beach, California - August 2015
Additional venues to be determined
Juror: Yvonne Porcella
Managing Curator: Nancy Bavor
Online Entry for Consideration: Opens May 15, 2013
DEADLINE for Consideration: June 15, 2013
DEADLINE for new artwork to be completed: February 1, 2014
Full details, instructions and entry form may be found here: http://saqacallforentries4.com/
SAQA 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show
OPEN to ALL SAQA members
Join SAQA in celebrating our 25th amazing year with your trunk show submission! This traveling exhibition asks SAQA members to create a 10" x 7" art quilt that showcases their artistic expression.
The 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show will premiere at the 2014 SAQA conference in Washington, DC, and then travel all across the United States and around the world.
A group of quilts from this exhibition will be chosen by jurors Linda Colsh and Margaret "Peg" Keeney to become a permanent part of the collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
Submissions for the 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show must meet the following criteria:
*Quilted pieces must have three layers, and measure 10" high x 7" wide (25.4 x 17.8 cm) in a PORTRAIT orientation. All embellishments must fit within the 10" x 7" size.
*SAQA will mount artwork on a 12 x 9" black backing board.
*Quilts could travel for up to three years. They must stay with the Trunk during the entire exhibition period.
*Participation fee is $10 to cover cost of materials and return shipping.
*If you wish your quilt to be for sale, please indicate its price on the entry form. (Otherwise,
*Due to the constraints of international travel costs, SAQA will not be insuring this exhibition. An insurance waiver is included in the form.
Quilts are due no later than Friday, January 31, 2014 to the SAQA 2014 Trunk Show Coordinator, Eileen Doughty.
Full details and link to the entry form may be found here:
| SAQA Exhibition News:
Current All-SAQA Exhibitions
This is a listing of SAQA exhibition travel plans. The artists for these exhibitions have already been chosen.
Exhibitions are listed alphabetically
Exhibition Name: Beyond Comfort
This exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. The catalog for this exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Teri Quinn.
Juror: Marci Rae McDade, editor of Fiberarts magazine
Curator: Eileen Doughty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Texas A&M University, J. Wayne Stark Galleries
College Station, Texas
May 23 - August 18, 2013
Exhibition Name: Color Wheel of Emotions
How do colors reflect our emotions? Have you ever seen red, felt blue or been green with envy? Spin the color wheel and your mood may encompass the full spectrum of the rainbow. The range of color used in this exhibit will convey a sense of emotion or feeling expressed by the artists. Viewers will interpret the theme based on their understanding and response to the color palette and overall design.
Juror: Terry Waldron
1. The World Quilt Show: New England XI
Manchester, New Hampshire
August 15-18, 2013
2. Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XX
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, Pennsylvania
September 19-22, 2013
3. Pacific International Quilt Festival XX
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California
October 17-20, 2013
Exhibition Name: DEUX--Two Ideas, Two Inspirations, Two Complementary Quilts
Artists will exhibit two works that best represent their body of work and which relate to one another in some way.
A catalog is available in the SAQA Bookstore.
Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust Managing Curator: Kim LaPolla Travel Venues:1. International Quilt FestivalChicago, IllinoisJune 21-23, 2013
2. Carrefour Européen du Patchwork
September 12-15, 2013
3. Vicenza Festival
Exhibition Name: Earth Stories
There are many stories of hope across the globe. Both individuals and small groups are working on projects that when added together make a positive impact on increasing the quality of life on this planet. Earth Stories will celebrate 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.
25 artists from around the world will be chosen to interpret a "story" of their choice. Each artist will feature a project or person of their choice; the views presented by the artist do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of SAQA or MSU, neither of which endorses any person, project or organization.
Juror: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
Leni Levenson Wiener
1. Michigan State University Museum
May - November 2014
Theme: Mental illness carries with it a stigma; many of us have experience with disorders, temporary or permanent, curable or not, that in the past and in some cultures even today would be labeled as crazy. That stigma can make it difficult to admit its effect on our loved ones or ourselves. Disorders as common as anxiety or depression, or less common, like schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder, can have a devastating effect on families and friends, and on ourselves. Negativity towards those who have these disorders often causes many people to keep the diagnosis hidden from friends and family.
Juror: Sue Reno
Curator: Kathy Nida email@example.com
vii) Denver National Quilt Festival VI
May 2-5, 2013
Exhibit Name: Masters 2 An invitational exhibit of one work each by 37 of the artists featured in the new book Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 2 by Martha Sielman (Lark, August 2011). The book is now available in the SAQA Bookstore - our copies were donated to SAQA by Lark, so the complete purchase price goes to support SAQA.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Lark Crafts, AURIfil Threads,
and the American Quilter's Society.Managing Curator: Marjorie DeQuincy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6. Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
May 18 - August 24, 2013
Exhibition Name: Metaphors on Aging
There are a rare few of us who have not been affected in some way by the changes that occur with aging, be it ourselves, or the aging of our parents, loved ones or even our children. Here you have the opportunity to explore any of these passages that have touched your own life. Subjects can include aging, illness, death, the growth of our children, or the passage of time in general.
Juror: Pamela Allen
1. Festival of Quilts
August 8-11, 2013
2. International Quilt Convention
Johannesburg, South Africa
September 6-8, 2013
Exhibition Name: People and Portraits
Sponsors: American Quilter's Society (AQS), National Quilt Museum, and Lark Crafts.
People & Portraits celebrates the expressiveness of the human face. Created by an international array of artists, these diverse designs focus on a variety of both emotional states and the ways in which people interact: contemplation, joy, community, work and play. This invitational exhibition is based on the new book Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits by Martha Sielman (Lark 2013). It showcases two works by each of the
20 featured artists from the book.
Invitational curator: Martha Sielman
Managing curator: Pat Kumicich
1. International Quilt Festival
October 31-November 4, 2013
2. International Quilt Festival
April 4-6, 2014
3. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, California
Exhibition Name: Radical Elements
Our physical world is created out of the chemical elements, from hydrogen to platinum to arsenic. For this exhibit, each of the selected artists will create a new work that is influenced by an element from the periodic table. Inspirations can come from anything relating to that element, whether it is a play on the name, its color or the products made from it. Both representational and abstract works are welcomed.
As the second part of the Radical Elements theme, the artists will also be asked to move quilting beyond the usual materials of fabric and thread, exploring the function and decorative properties of different surfaces and stitching materials. This exhibit is the first to embrace the newly expanded definition of an art quilt and will be a signature exhibition for SAQA.
Curator: Jill Rumoshosky Werner
1. Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College
Takoma Park/Silver Springs Campus
Silver Springs, Maryland
April 3 - May 9, 2014
Co-curators and Jurors: Vicki Mangum and Kathleen McCabe
4. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 26-28, 2013
Exhibition Name: Sightlines Sightlines is an installation of artworks from 14 invited artists featuring a sightline linking all the artwork in the exhibit. The creation of a full-color catalog, with a gatefold center section showing the entire installation, is made possible through the generosity of Herb Anhaltzer in memory of his wife, Mary Anhaltzer.
This exhibit compares and contrasts a series of very large works with several small work installations. The viewer is able to step back and contemplate the dramatic juxtaposition of the sizes of these works.
has generously funded the design of a catalog
for this exhibit.
Ulysses Grant Dietz, curator of Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum
3. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
August 2-4, 2013
9. Grant's Pass Museum
May 28 - July 26, 2013
Grants Pass, Oregon
10. William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
August 22 - October 1, 2013
Exhibition Name: Text Messages
Exhibition name: This is a Quilt! Sponsors: American Quilter's Society (AQS)
, National Quilt Museum
, and Lark Crafts
Text messages have fast become one of the most popular methods of communication in our country today. In this exhibit, you have free rein to explore the many facets of what 'text messages' means to you--from the obvious connection to modern technology to works comprised solely of actual or implied writing. The unifying theme will be text on quilts, in any language, and each quilt must contain at least one visible letter or word.Juror:
Lesley RileyManaging curator:
Georgianne (Gigi) KandlerTravel venues:
1. International Quilt Festival
October 31-November 4, 2013
2. International Quilt Festival
April 4-6, 2014
3. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, California
SAQA's 2011-2012 Traveling Trunk Show
Theme: This is a Quilt!
Upcoming Regional Exhibitions
(Listed chronologically by opening dates - contact the regional reps for more information)
Full information about these exhibitions and the venues at which they can be seen is on the website under Exhibitions >Regional Exhibitions.
Europe & Middle East -- Wide Horizons III
Ongoing - June 9, 2013
Northern California / Nevada -- Put Your Best Foot Forward
April 1 - May 31, 2013
Europe & Middle East -- The Evolution of the Kibbutz 1910 - 2010
April 11 - June 10, 2013
New Mexico -- Unfolding
April 12 - August 16, 2013
Colorado, Wyoming, Utah -- Attitude @ Altitude
May 2-5, 2013
Connecticut -- Local Color
May 4 - Spring 2014
Oregon -- Oregon State of Diversity II
May 11, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Western Canada -- Meet the Best of the West
May 16 - July 2014
Nebraska -- Timelines
May 29 - June 30, 2013
Northern California / Nevada -- Layered & Stitched
June 7 - July 13, 2013
Illinois/Wisconsin -- The Eye and the Needle
October 11 - November 16, 2013
|Nebraska -- Time Lines
October 15, 2013 - May 2014
If you would prefer to ONLY read the Journal online, you can indicate your preference by checking off the Online Journal Only box in your Member Profile.
Upcoming Journal Gallery Page Themes and Deadlines:
NEW themes are being decided upon and will be announced shortly.
We can accept digital photos only. Images will be chosen on the basis of artistic merit as well as photo quality. To improve your chances of being selected, send only your best photos and use the same considerations you would for entering a juried show, which means sharp focus, even lighting, no extraneous hands or feet or garage doors showing in the photo, etc.
All edges of the quilt must be visible; do not crop into the edges of the quilt.
Send a digital image with a resolution of no less than 1800 pixels on the longest side, in jpeg format. Label the file with your last name followed by partial title (example: smith_dreamingtrees.jpg). In the body of the e-mail, Include caption information consisting of your name, size in inches, year created, your web site URL (if applicable), and a very brief statement describing something interesting about the work, perhaps your inspiration or your process. Send your images to
|NOTE: due to the large number of submissions received, an individual response to each submission is not possible.
| Other Information
|From Festival of Quilts:
Art Quilt Masters 2013 is a juried competition that is open to all, with a prize of GBP 5,000. Judged by a panel of leading figures drawn from the art and quilting worlds, the works selected for exhibition will be presented in a distinct gallery within the Festival of Quilts 2013. The aim is to celebrate those quilts that transcend craft and demand equal billing with work shown in an art gallery.
All textile techniques may be employed, from simple quilting or patchwork to fabric printing, embroidery and creative mixed-media. Judges will be looking for a fully-resolved composition and powerful artistic impression. Abstract and figurative pieces are equally welcome.
DEADLINE is May 3, 2013. Entry information is available on their website.
From the Texas Quilt Museum:
Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin
The Texas Quilt Museum invites submission of original quilt art created after 2010 from those residing in the U.S. on the theme of butterflies, including caterpillars, the concept of a chrysalis, and plants attractive to butterflies. Abstract as well as representational designs are welcome. Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin will be a juried exhibition of contemporary quilt art, with selected quilts touring from September of 2014 through 2017, in secure, insured exhibition spaces. All accepted quilts must be available for the tour and the quilts may not be for sale. The exhibition will premiere at the Texas Quilt Museum in April through June of 2014. The jury committee consists of Karey Bresenhan, Nancy O'Bryant Puentes, and Sandra Sider. To apply, please go to
DEADLINE to receive entries: November 15, 2013.
From Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association:
Entry for The 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition 2013 will begin July 1, 2013.
Entry is open to art quilters from around the world.
Grand prize is 1,000,000 yen.
Deadline is July 31, 2013.
|We have relief funds available for artists affected by all kinds of natural and man-made disasters. Look on our website for complete information:
| SAQA Discussion Group
As a member of Studio Art Quilt Association, you are also invited to join an email discussion group hosted on Yahoo.com. This group is only for SAQA members, and is private to the outside world. You can join by requesting membership at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SAQA/join. Please include your full name with your request, so we can verify that you are a member. Once your request is made, the moderators will approve you ASAP.
|KEEP LETTING EVERYONE KNOW HOW WONDERFUL ART QUILTS ARE!
--Martha Sielman (MarthaSielman@SAQA.com)
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
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