Season after Season Debuts at the Texas Quilt Museum

The SAQA Global Exhibition “Season after Season ” premieres at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas on January 10, 2019.  The exhibition will be on view until March 24, 2019.



“Season after Season” features the work of 32 SAQA artists who have chosen to share their interpretation of the term Season after Season. Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival. This exhibition offers creative explorations about these passages through time, from the seasonal changes in the world around us to the personal transitions that are part of life’s journey. 

If you would like to see all of the work featured in “Season after Season”, you can by following this link. Additional details about each piece and audio statements by the artists are also available. The exhibition catalog is now available for purchase in the SAQA Store

According to the jurors, Karey Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes, “Season after Season is a fascinating assemblage of art quilts that depict the many interpretations of seasonality: the seasons created by weather, the seasons of life, the seasons of creativity, and the stresses that seasons bring. In seeking common threads that run through these 32 pieces, light, memory, and a profound sensitivity to color are referenced over and over”. 

“Color plays an important role in many art quilts, and it is often difficult to distinguish the influence of color from the influence of light. In this exhibition, brilliant, saturated color and its opposite—carefully selected colors of harsh chill—are both seen.”

About the Jurors
Karey Bresenhan is the president of Quilts, Inc., director of International Quilt Market, International Quilt Festival, Patchwork & Quilt Expo, and Embellishment. She has served as a quilt appraiser and quilt contest judge. A personal quilt collection that includes family quilts, rare antique quilts, art quilts, and quilts made especially for her, testifies to Karey’s love for this art form. 

Nancy O’Bryant Puentes is executive vice-president of Quilts, Inc; a co-founder of the International Quilt Association and editorial director of its journal, Quilts: A World of Beauty; and the author of numerous articles on quilts and quilting for consumer and industry publications.

SATURATED SEASONS by Ivy Jensen and Rita Joseck




















VITAL SPARK  by Pat Kroth



Selected Artists
Nancy Bardach – Food for Thought (an Ode to Joy)  
Louise E Bell – Childhood Seasons
Margaret Blank – Incarnation to Resurrection:..Colours of the Church Year
Wendi Bucey – Always Winter
Betty Busby – Polar Vortex
Shin-hee Chin – Everything is Beautiful in Her Time
Vicki Conley – Seasons of the Ancient Ones
Gabriele DiTota – Between Excitement and Repose
Sarah Entsminger – Along the Path
Bodil Gardner – Winter blues in Denmark
Joan F Hug-Valeriote – Canadian Seasons
Ivy Jensen and Rita Joseck – Saturated Seasons
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred – When Winter Came, They Were Gone
Pat Kroth – Vital Spark
Karol Kusmaul – Grandma Magic
Linden Lancaster – Calendar
Marisa Marquez – Time Changes Everything
Melanie L Marr – Winter in Yellowstone
Jeanelle D McCall – Talking Threads
Diane Melms – Winter Solstice
Alicia Merrett – The River of Life
Susie Monday – Big Bend Spring
Melody Money – Mama’s Got the Blues
Jeannie P Moore – Mixed Media Journey
Heather Pregger – Eastham Marsh:  Summer Squall (Tuning Fork #52)
Daren P Redman – My Back Yard, Indiana
Sue Reno – Heat Lightning
Lee F Schwimmer – In The Winter Of Our Existence Our Hearts Yearn For Spring
Brenda Gael Smith – Seachange: Whale Tracks
Elena Stokes – It Suddenly Dawned
Sandra van Velzen – Blurring Winter
Marianne R Williamson – Photosynthesis

SAQA Global Exhibitions
If your venue is interested in booking this exhibition or other SAQA Global exhibitions, please contact William Reker at or visit our Global Exhibitions page

SAQA will have a total of fifteen exhibitions traveling the world in 2019, including a record-breaking debut of six new exhibitions (four of them in museums). Museum openings include Season After Season at the Texas Quilt Museum, Forced to Flee at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, 3D Expression at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and Connecting our Natural Worlds at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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CALENDAR by Linden Lancaster



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