National Quilt Museum’s New Exhibit, ‘Distortion, From the European Patchwork Meeting,’ Showcases the Limitless Creativity of Fine Art Quilters Around the World

PADUCAH, Ky., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) is thrilled to announce the exhibition of “Distortion, from the European Patchwork Meeting,” which will be on exhibit from April 7 through June 24, 2014. They will be the only museum in the United States to exhibit this international…

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National Quilt Museum’s 2014 Annual Benefit Auction to Go Live April 7, Offering Bidders Access to Wide Range of Items for the Passionate Quilter

PADUCAH, Ky., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On April 7, 2014, The National Quilt Museum will launch its 2014 Annual Benefit Auction. This year over 80 items will be auctioned with a combined value over $40,000. It will include quilts, quilt miniatures, sewing machines, gift baskets, notions, and much more. Items…

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Art Collector Speaks at Elmira College

On Thursday, March 13th, former SAQA Board member and avid art quilt collector, Jack Walsh, spoke at Elmira College, Elmira, New York,  about the art quilt.  Jack’s appearance was the sixth installment in the Elmira College Presidential Lecture Series which opened in 2013 with a lecture by Captian Richard Phillips…

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Levy Named Executive Director of Quilt House

By Laura Chapman International Quilt Study Center & Museum The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is pleased to name Leslie Levy as the new Executive Director of Quilt House and the International Quilt Study Center. “We are excited that Leslie Levy will be leading…

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SAQA Interviews Pat Bishop, Appleton, Wisconsin

Pat Bishop, like many SAQA members, maintains her full time position while pursuing the creation of nature-inspired abstract  artworks. I caught up with her a few Saturdays ago and was impressed with her warmth and down-to-earth approach to life. SAQA: Where were you born? Did you grow up there? Bishop:…

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Materiality: A Fiber Arts Group Exhibition

Artist Reception Saturday, March 15, Newburgh, NY 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.                Work by SAQA  member Gail Baar, Colorform #13 -> Safe Harbors of the Hudson Ann Street Gallery presents Materiality beginning Saturday, March 15, 2014. Featuring more than forty works by twenty-three fiber artists who employ traditional and non-tradition techniques,…

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‘Beyond Tradition’ art exhibit takes fiber to new levels

Modern artists pay homage to older ways By staff reports. Reprinted with the permission of Ruidoso-news, Ruidoso, New Mexico Posted:   03/06/2014 07:09:20 PM MST “Beyond Tradition,” an exhibit of contemporary mixed-media fiber art, will be at the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs. A gala artists’…

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zero3 European exhibition group

Many SAQA members participate in small or regional exhibition groups to garner additional exposure for their artworks.  Here in the U.S. there are a number of notable groups such as Fiber Revolution and the California Fiber Artists. We’re going to be taking a look at some of these groups and…

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Elizabeth Busch – Painter, Sculptor, Quilt Maker

 AMERICAN ARTIST FOCUSES ON KINETIC SCULPTURE AND ART QUILTS Reprinted with the permission of  Culture for Friends, www.cultureforfriends.eu. Sunspots, 2013 American artist Elizabeth Busch (70), who works and lives in Maine, the Pine Tree State in the northernmost part of the region New England (USA), about 5 hours from the…

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Masters 2 opens in Arizona on AQS Tour

Yesterday, February 5th  Masters 2  opened in Phoenix, Arizona  as part of the American Quilter’s Society exhibition circuit. Not in the Phoenix area? AQS has 6 more locations around the U.S. where they will exhibit Masters 2. Here is your chance to see some truly inspiring and beautiful artwork that…

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