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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Ruth White and her “New York Clambake”

Ruth White’s stunning quilt, “New York Clambake 4: Amuse Bouche” is in Section 3 of the 2014 SAQA Benefit Auction. SAQA reporter Sharon Casey interviewed Ruth about her work and her perspectives on SAQA.  In 2009, Ruth was diagnosed with advanced appendix cancer. She has been through seven surgeries (three…

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Cherie Brown: “Iris # 11”

Iris #11 Is the fourth piece Cherie Brown has donated to the SAQA Benefit Auction.  SAQA interviewer Clairan Ferrono asked her some questions about it. Ferrono:  Tell me about the inspiration for your piece. Brown:  I love the beautiful variation of colors found in Iris.  The blossoms are so elegant and delicate.…

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Elin Noble at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Elin Noble will transform the third floor galleries of the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum with the dramatic and transparent installation “Vox Stellarum.” The exhibition runs from October 9 – December 28, 2014 This will mark the tenth time the installation is presented. Each venue has been distinctly different,…

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Choose the Right Art for Your Space

Here is a great little article from the interior design community to help us integrate art into our interiors more seamlessly. The five tips highlighted in the article may seem just like common sense at first but with 97% of art purchases being made on an emotional basis, keeping these…

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