Interview with artist Sue Reno

By  Clairan Ferrono for SAQA Blog Interviewed July, 2013 Clairan Ferrono caught up with artist Sue Reno for this interview during the month of July.  Sue was the SAQA.com Featured Artist in May 2013. Q. Tell me about your background — where did you grow up, and how did this…

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Martha Sielman – Interview with Brandy Lyn Maslowski

From Martha Sielman: I had a lot of fun being interviewed about SAQA by Brandy Lyn Maslowski for Canadian Quilt Talk. You can listen to the interview here. Explore Fibre: Episode 010 Canadian Quilt Talk – Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) brandylynndesigns.blogspot.ca Quilt Teacher, Speaker, Judge and the Host of…

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Art-quilt trends at Quilt National ’13

By Martha Sielman, reprinted from the SAQA Journal Summer 2013 The combination of Quilt National ’13 and the SAQA Symposium, Making Connections, was  a wonderful weekend. Those attending were energized by two days to focus on art quilts, see the exhibition and network with other SAQA members. Prices of the…

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Installation art

By Dena Crain Editor’s Note: In her article, Dena Crain clarifies the definition of installation art to “uncloud the notion of it” — as she stated in an email exchange — and describes two installations using fiber which meet the criterion. However, they are two of a very small number…

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Regina Benson’s installation artwork

by Carolyn Lee Vehslage The lack of installation of art quilts is disturbing because that means our genre is not keeping current with other mediums in the art world. If you go to the galleries in many of the major art cities around the world, such as New York City…

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Suggestions for Collectors

(Adapted from Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide by Kate Lenkowsky, Indiana University Press, 2008) How can a buyer, particularly one who is not familiar with textile art, be sure a contemporary quilt is worth the price? Will it continue to be of interest in the months to come? …

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A History of the Art Quilt

Excerpted from the book The Art Quilt by Robert Shaw The art quilt grew out of the great quilt revival that began in the 1960s and continues undiminished to the present day. Interest in handcrafts of all kinds was a strong element of the youth rebellion of the 1960s, as…

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Craft vs. Art

By Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer This article has arisen from the Alberta Craft Council exhibition, Craft vs. Art: The Great Debate. The exhibition consisted of work and writings by Alberta Craft Council members. It was on display throughout August, 2002 in the Alberta Craft Gallery. (Photo right: Mary and Gary Holdgrafer.)…

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