Food for Thought (SAQA Global Exhibition)

Food For Thought examines the many aspects that food plays in our daily lives — from a single piece of fruit to a still life, from the family table to the significance of food in culture and the celebration of family milestones.

Juror Alex Veronelli selected 34 artworks created by SAQA members from around the world. The works examine the many aspects that food plays in our daily lives — from a single piece of fruit to a still life, from the family table to the significance of food in culture and the celebration of family milestones.

Exhibition Schedule

National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky: April 10 - July 8 2015
Festival of Quilts (FOQ), Birmingham, United Kingdom: August 2015
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London: October 7-11, 2015
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Dublin, Ireland: November 12-15, 2015
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate: November 26-29, 2015
Stitches & Craft Show, Rosehill Gardens, Sydney: March 3 to 6, 2016
Stitches & Craft Show, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre: March 17 to 20, 2016
Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne, Australia: April 14-17, 2016
Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan: July 11, 2016 - August 31, 2016
Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum in Temple, Texas: January 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Mulberry Cultural Center, Mulberry, Florida: July 27, 2017 – September 16, 2017
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri: May 26 - June 23, 2018
10th Asia Quilt Festival, Shanghai, China: September 21 - 23, 2018


About the Juror

Alex Veronelli is 100% born and bred in Italy. Product Manager and a shareholder of Aurifil, he develops threads for the quilting and sewing markets. His family comes from the textile industry on both sides for several generations, and his father helped found Aurifil in 1983. Alex serves on the board of The Quilt Alliance and is on the Advisory Board of International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Alex observes that his CV is really short: “Just Aurifil, but I am proud to have been able to build on and expand my family traditions in business.”

In the Exhibition
Betty Hahn - Artichokes And Friends
Betty Hahn
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 Jim Hay - August 10, 1912 Tomato Soup
Jim Hay
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Karol Kusmaul - Bella
Karol Kusmaul
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Helen Godden - C Is For........Couching!
Helen Godden
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Velda Newman - Cherry Pie
Velda Newman
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Mary E. Vaneecke - Chopsticks And Edamame
Mary Vaneecke
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 Cat Larrea - Clam Chowder: Step 1
Cat Larrea
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Lisa Dodson - Consider The Egg
Lisa Dodson
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Judith Roderick - Eat Actual Food
Judith Roderick
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Jennifer Day - Elegant Edibles
Jennifer Day
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Barbara Cordio - Fish Chowder
Barbara Cordio
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Susan Callahan - Forks
Susan Callahan
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K. Velis Turan - Garden For Victory
K. Velis Turan
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Elaine Millar - Heirlooms
Elaine Millar
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Bella Kaplan - Hello Cow
Bella Kaplan
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Jeannie Palmer Moore - Il Mercato
Jeannie Moore
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Sarah Ann Smith - Insalata
Sarah Ann Smith
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Phyllis Cullen - It's The Beans
Phyllis Cullen
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Dianne Browning - Just Peachy
Dianne Browning
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Susan Jackan - Kwasini Sifting Beans
Susan Jackan
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 Cynthia St. Charles - Learning To Cook #2
Cynthia St. Charles
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Mikiko Takase - Light Pizza House
Mikiko Takase
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Cherrie Hampton - Make A Wish
Cherrie Hampton
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Sarah Entsminger - Mother Nature's Milk
Sarah Entsminger
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Jean Sredl - Mushroom Frittata
Jean Sredl
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Vicki Bohnhoff - Pepitas
Vicki Bohnhoff
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Helena Scheffer and Marion Perrault - Queen of the Night
Helena Scheffer
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Ann Sanderson - Sushi Q
Ann Sanderson
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 Nancy Bardach - Tableau-Morceaux
Nancy Bardach
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Kathleen Kastles - That's Mine!
Kathleen Kastles
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Janis Doucette - The Invitation
Janis Doucette
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 Judy Ross - Vege Peels Circling The Drain
Judy Ross
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Gabriele DiTota - What's For Dinner?
Gabriele DiTota
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Diane Powers-Harris - Yum! Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Diane Harris
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