“Motion” – Creativity and Techniques Behind Modern Fabric Art

  From November 21 through February 23, the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) will play host to an exceptional collection of textile art from Washington state’s Contemporary QuiltArt Association (http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/). “Motion” features the work of 33 fiber artists; the exhibition explores the concept of movement as a central design concept across…

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SAQA Interviews Florida Artist, Candice Phelan

With a doctorate in human resource development / executive development and high level position in a Fortune 50 corporation, Candice Phelan was a busy woman. Her interest in fiber art could not be fully expressed until her retirement in 2009. She could have focused solely on her own art, but…

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What is a SAQA JAM?

SAQA writer Anne Rayner-Gould  has been giving a lot of thought to the JAM designation and how collectors may benefit from looking at artists who have earned that title. The 2014 SAQA online quilt auction has been active for weeks now, and we are coming up on the fourth and…

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Barbara Schneider: Reflections

Barbara Schneider is an award winning artist from Woodstock, Il. with a studio at the The Starline Gallery in Harvard, IL. Her work has been exhibited in five Quilt Nationals (and she just got word that her work has been accepted for a 6th –2015). From November 1-30, she will…

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SAQA Benefit Auction: Kharma in Action!

We’ve now sold 256 art quilts, raising $45,650 to support art quilt exhibitions and publications. Thanks to everyone who has donated, purchased and volunteered their time to make the 2014 auction a success. But wait! The auction is not over. The final group of Benefit Auction art on Page 4…

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Sea Ranch Reeds II, donated by Sandi Goldstein, going to Houston

Sandi Goldstein’s auction donation piece piece caught the eye of SAQA interviewer Clairan Ferrono. Ferrono:  Tell me about the inspiration for your piece. Goldstein:  Sea Ranch is a beautiful area on the northern Californian coast…gorgeous ocean, windswept trees, jagged rocks and interesting plants. My husband took the picture of these…

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