Shibori in Art Quilts

Last Fall, we put out a call asking members who were doing shibori to send us examples of their work. We received many beautiful images and explanations of the work they were doing.  SAQA writer Cathy Perlmutter shines the light on many of these unique works. Shibori – what we…

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SAQA Member Wins 2015 NICHE Award

Contemplate by Bonnie J. Smith

Bonnie J. Smith of San Diego has been named winner of the Art Quilt category in the 2015 NICHE Awards for her work Contemplate. Congratulations Bonnie! Click here to see all of the winners in the Professional Category. Published by The Rosen Group, NICHE magazine connects galleries and fine retailers…

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Frieda Oxenham

Frieda Oxenham is  an internationally known prizewinning artist. Originally from the Netherlands, she has been a UK citizen since 1984. Her first piece of textile art won the Scottish Quilt Championships in 1998, and one of her pieces also won the European Quilt Championship in 2006.  She has been awarded prizes for…

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Texas Quilt Museum Upcoming Exhibitions

The Texas Quilt Museum has a couple interesting exhibits from SAQA members coming up: April 2-June 28, 2015, Sue Benner: Circling the Square and July 2-September 27, 2015, Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content. The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140 W. Colorado St., La Grange, Texas…

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SAQA members and Fiberart for a Cause

“The 100, ” a fiber art fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, takes place on February 4, 2015. The goal for this fiber fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day. For all the details, Click Here.   Many SAQA members are invited artists: Kathie Briggs…

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“Piecing Together a Changing Planet” Featured

Artists at exhibit opening at Biscayne National Park

SAQA Florida Region’s popular exhibit “Piecing Together a Changing Planet” is featured on the Department of the Interior’s Employee Web Portal under the From the Field news section. “Stories of how artists have played a crucial role in environmental protection are legion,” said Gary Bremen, the park ranger who helped…

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New exhibit opens January 30 at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Without a Net: Stories and Investigations by Bobbi Baugh January 30 through April 28, 2015 at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Bobbi Baugh is interested in patterns and relationships—human, organic, and those that imply casualty and consequence. Sometimes she explores them in the role of artist-as-storyteller. Sometimes she explores them in…

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Fenella Davies

Internationally known Fenella Davies is a professional SAQA member from England. She spoke to Clairan Ferrono recently about her work. Ferrono:  How long have you been making art, Fenella? Davies: I suppose there wasn’t really a time when I ‘became’ an artist.  When I was in my teens I went to…

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FIRST MAJOR EXHIBITION ON FIBER ART IN 40 YEARS OPENS OCT. 1 AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the present. Adapting age-old techniques and traditional materials, artists working in fiber manipulate gravity, light, color, mass, and transparency to demonstrate the infinite…

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Can Art Quilts Influence Views On The Environment?

SAQA member Regina B. Dunn has recently visited the Florida Regional exhibition “Piecing Together A Changing Planet” at its inaugural venue,  Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Florida. She has some great photos and descriptions of the exhibition on her blog post. Cick here to read more about it!  

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