Hear from artists from all over the world about how they are inspired by their location and travels. Since everything is recorded, you can watch on your schedule if you can't join us live. Recordings will be available for 3 months.
These presentations will take place from 5pm to 8:30pm Eastern Time US/Canada (GMT/UTC -4) on Friday July 14 time zone converter
If you can't attend live, recordings will be available for 3 months. Following these presentations, attendees are invited to attend small discussion groups until 8:45pm ET.
For our keynote speaker Carolyn Crump, a quilt is not a bedspread — it’s a canvas. She creates art quilts and uses them as a means to tell provocative stories that defy common boundaries. Crump views her art as an expression of insight, strength, and love.
Born in Detroit, Crump’s artistic talent was nurtured from the age of eight by family and friends. She fell in love with fine art but thought it was more sensible to study advertising and marketing. However, her restless creativity led her back to fine art, which she taught herself.
Today, Crump works with a plethora of mediums, and her works are sought after by collectors throughout the United States and Europe. As a working artist for the past 28 years, she continues to explore a style that is diverse as it is consistently striking.
Stitched Journeys with Birds: Four Artists from Aviary
In SAQA Global Exhibition Aviary, artists worldwide respond to the birds they admire. The exhibition showcases a wide variety of materials and techniques and is based on the publication “Stitched Journeys with Birds: Inspiration to Let Your Creativity Take Flight”.
Join SAQA’s Executive Director Martha Sielman as she interviews artists from Australia, South Africa, and the UK. Irene Manion, Helen Godden, Kathryn Harmer Fox, and Angela Knapp are all inspired by the birds local to where they live. The birds are unique, but the artists’ concerns about their vanishing environments are similar.
Making Art in New Places with Artist Residencies
Deborah Fell, Lisa Flowers Ross, Irene Koroluk, and Mary Jane Sneyd will share their experiences with artist residencies. Learn how the varied surroundings shaped their creativity and inspired their artwork.
These presentations will take place from 12pm to 2:30pm Eastern Time US/Canada (GMT/UTC -4) on Saturday July 15 time zone converter
If you can't attend live, recordings will be available for 3 months. Following these presentations, attendees are invited to attend small discussion groups until 3pm ET.
Yoko Sekita’s One-Of-A-Kind Quilt World
Travel to Yoko Sekita's rich interior world. Interviewed by Naomi Ichikawa, Sekita showcases complex imagined and autobiographical scenes. Images from Japanese culture, Sekita's travels, and children's literature are hidden in the details of her work. The interview is a treasure hunt through these stories, told from the perspective of a former manga artist.
A Palette of Place
UK artist Samantha Boot has been building a unique palette of place using materials foraged from a lane in her Hampshire village. She collects, eco-prints, and dyes with plant matter such as oak, dock, yarrow, cowparsley, hawthorn, nettle, and lichen. She also incorporates earth pigments and rusted materials in the creation of her art quilts.
Artists from 20 Perspectives, an International Artist group
20 Perspectives is a group of international textile artists united by their love of textiles and the desire to share their art with others. Learn more about their artists and how this collaborative venture started.