Aloft (SAQA Global Exhibition)

See the World from a New Perspective!

Birds, insects, and even some mammals are able to fly and soar. Plant seeds and kites are carried on the breeze, and the perfect pass can float through the air. Humankind has dreamt of ways to fly from Icarus’ attempt to create his own wings to the advent of airplanes, satellites, and space exploration. This exhibition provides new perspectives through which to see our world.

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Exhibition Benefactors
Sonja and Gary Campbell

Exhibition Schedule

AQS QuiltWeek - Daytona Beach, Florida: February 26–29, 2020

AQS QuiltWeek - Lancaster, Pennsylvania: March 25–28, 2020   * canceled

AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah, Kentucky: April 22–25, 2020  * canceled

Quilt Festival Long Beach – Long Beach, California: July 9 – 11, 2020 * canceled

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Atlanta, Georgia: March 11 - 13, 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Lakeland, Florida: March 18 - 20, 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Chicago, Illinois: June 3 - 5, 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Cleveland, Ohio: July 15 - 17, 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Raleigh, North Carolina: August 5 - 7, 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas: August 19 - 21, 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Cincinnati, Ohio: September 16 - 18, 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Fredericksburg, Virginia: Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & 2, 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Novi, Michigan: November 11 - 13, 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo - Nashville, Tennessee: November 18 - 20, 2021

Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon: June 1 – July 31, 2022

About the Juror

Mary Edna Fraser is a widely recognized master artist with numerous awards and an international reputation, having lectured abroad in Australia, Indonesia, and Taiwan. She has had more than 100 one-woman exhibitions of batiks, oils, and monotypes, including venues such as the National Academy of Sciences and Duke University Museum of Art. She was the first woman to have a solo exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Her work is in a number of important private and public collections.

Selected Artists

Margaret L Abramshe (Utah, USA) - Sky Lanterns
Ruthann Adams (Utah, USA) - Flying Free
Alison A Banks (Montana, USA) - Women Airforce Service Pilots
Bobbi Baugh (Florida, USA) - Sometimes They Fly Away
Julie A Bohnsack (Illinois, USA) - Dezi's Joy
Deborah Boschert (Texas, USA) - Give Rise
Sara Bradshaw (Tennessee, USA) - Ekko
Betty Busby (New Mexico, USA) - On the Wing
Victoria Carley (Ontario, Canada) - Icarus II
Sue Colozzi (Massachusetts, USA) - A Perch Above
Rosalind S Daniels (Vermont, USA) - Night Flight
Mel Dugosh (Texas, USA) - Rocket Valley
Mary Louise Gerek (Colorado, USA) - Forever Free
Michele Hardy (Colorado, USA) - Mapforms #7
Barbara Oliver Hartman (Texas, USA) - Lunacy
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner (Montana, USA) - Bombs and Missiles
Christine Holden (Florida, USA) - Nocturnal Nectar
Donna June Katz (Illinois, USA) - End Moraines/ Lifeforms
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Ohio Fields, Carolina Seas
Jill Kerttula (Virginia, USA) - Boundless
Karol Kusmaul (Florida, USA) - Sliders
Kestrel Michaud (Florida, USA) - Steampunk Selfie
Trish Morris-Plise (California, USA) - The View from a Different Kind of Room
Hildegard Mueller (Germany) - Dandelion
Dan Olfe (California, USA) - Sky Gardens
Jerri Penney (Texas, USA) - Transient In The Sky
Diane Powers-Harris (Florida, USA) - The Wind Beneath His Wings
Wen Redmond (New Hampshire, USA) - Trees Singing
Jean Renli Jurgenson (California, USA) - Hong Kong Taxi
Judith Roderick (New Mexico, USA) - Night Owl
Sara Sharp (Texas, USA) - Milkweed and Hummingbirds
Sue Sherman (Ontario, Canada) - Tambuzi Takeoff
Arlé Sklar-Weinstein (New York, USA) - Emergent Series 9: Glacial Melt
Jan Soules (California, USA) - Take Off
Lisa M Thorpe (California, USA) - Flight from Portland
Naomi S Velasquez (Idaho, USA) - Mandapas
Els J Vereycken (Netherlands) - Aloft
Carla A White (Vermont, USA) - Squirrel Aloft
Marianne R Williamson (Alabama, USA) - Tornado

Artwork Available for Purchase

For purchase inquiries, please contact William Reker, Director of Global Exhibitions at or 937-912-5009.

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In the Exhibition
Sue  Colozzi - A Perch Above
Sue Colozzi
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Els J. Vereycken - Aloft
Els Vereycken
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Maggy Rozycki Hiltner - Bombs and Missiles
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner
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Jill  Kerttula - Boundless
Jill Kerttula
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Hildegard  Mueller - Dandelion
Hildegard Mueller
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Julie A. Bohnsack - Dezi's Joy
Julie Bohnsack
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Sara  Bradshaw - Ekko
Sara Bradshaw
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Arlé  Sklar-Weinstein - Emergent Series 9: GLACIAL MELT
Arle Sklar-Weinstein
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Donna June Katz - End Moraines/ Lifeforms
Donna Katz
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Lisa M. Thorpe - Flight from Portland
Lisa Thorpe
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Ruthann  Adams - Flying Free
Ruthann Adams
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Mary Louise  Gerek - Forever Free
Mary Louise Gerek
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Deborah  Boschert - Give Rise
Deborah Boschert
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Jean  Renli Jurgenson - Hong Kong Taxi
Jean Renli Jurgenson
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Victoria  Carley - Icarus II
Victoria Carley
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Barbara Oliver Hartman - Lunacy
Barbara Oliver Hartman
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Naomi S. Velasquez - Mandapas
Naomi Velasquez
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Michele  Hardy - Mapforms #7
Michele Hardy
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Sara  Sharp - Milkweed and Hummingbirds
Sara Sharp
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Rosalind S Daniels - Night Flight
Rosalind S. Daniels
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Judith  Roderick - Night Owl
Judith Roderick
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Christine  Holden - Nocturnal Nectar
Christine Holden
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Patricia  Kennedy-Zafred - Ohio Fields, Carolina Seas
Patty Kennedy-Zafred
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Betty  Busby - On the Wing
Betty Busby
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Mel Dugosh - Rocket Valley
Mel Dugosh
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Dan  Olfe - Sky Gardens
Dan Olfe
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Margaret L. Abramshe - Sky Lanterns
Margaret Abramshe
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Karol  Kusmaul - Sliders
Karol Kusmaul
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Bobbi  Baugh - Sometimes They Fly Away
Bobbi Baugh
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Carla A. White - Squirrel Aloft
Carla White
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Kestrel  Michaud - Steampunk Selfie
Kestrel Michaud
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Jan  Soules - Take Off
Jan Soules
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Sue  Sherman - Tambuzi Takeoff
Sue Sherman
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Trish  Morris-Plise - The View from a Different Kind of Room
Trish Morris-Plise
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Diane  Powers-Harris - The Wind Beneath His Wings
Diane Harris
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Marianne R. Williamson - Tornado
Marianne R. Williamson
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Jerri  Penney - Transient In The Sky
Jerri Penney
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Wen  Redmond - Trees Singing
Wen Redmond
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Alison A. Banks - Women Airforce Service Pilots
Alison Banks
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