Light the World (SAQA Global Exhibition)

Light is our primary tool for perceiving and understanding the world around us. Without light there is no vision. Light allows us to appreciate the world through shape and form and evokes emotions. Common qualities of light are intensity, quality, color, direction, distribution, texture and movement. Artists were encouraged to explore how light creates and transforms their art.  

Exhibition Benefactor
Frank Klein

Exhibition Schedule

European Patchwork Meeting, Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines, France: September 16 - 19, 2021
14th International Quilt Show - Brno, Czech Republic: April 22 - 24, 2022
AQS QuiltWeek Spring - Daytona Beach, Florida: Feb 22 - 25, 2023
AQS QuiltWeek Spring - Branson, Missouri: March 22 - 25, 2023
AQS QuiltWeek Spring - Paducah, Kentucky: April 26 - 29, 2023
Brigham City Museum of Art & History, Brigham City, Utah: June 24 - September 23, 2023
Science Central, Fort Wayne, Indiana: January 13 - May 26, 2024

About the Juror

Jan Myers-Newbury is internationally recognized for her pieced quilts constructed from hand-dyed fabric and based on techniques, particularly shibori and the layering of color using dyes and discharge, she has developed over forty years. The result is lyrical, often nature referenced work, which is singularly unique. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and been included in a record fourteen Quilt National exhibitions, winning Best of Show in 1993.

Widely respected for sharing her personal dye techniques and enthusiasm for art quilts, she has taught workshops around the world. Myers-Newbury’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Quilt Museum, Museum of American Design, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, and Minnesota Historical Society, as well as five quilts in the collection of the International Quilt Museum. Additionally, Myers-Newbury’s quilts are also included in over 250 corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

In 1999, she was a presenter at the Third International Shibori Symposium in Santiago, Chile. Her quilt, “Depth of Field:  A Plane View,” was selected as one of the 20th Century’s 100 Best Quilts, and her work is widely published, including most recently, Art Quilts Unfolding and Masters: Art Quilts.

Read Juror's Essay

Selected Artists

Bobbi Baugh (Florida, USA) - Seeing Through to the Light
Anne Bellas (France) - vertige/ vertigo
Maya Chaimovich (Israel) - A Tiny Moment of Happiness
Sandra Champion (Australia) - First Light on the Track
Shin-hee Chin (Kansas, USA) - Harvest Moon
Linda Colsh (Maryland, USA) - The Cauldron
Vicki Conley (New Mexico, USA) - Slot Canyon  #7 - Intrusions
Janet Darcher (Washington, USA) - Corona #2-Crepuscular Rays
Gabriele DiTota (Florida, USA) - In the darkness
Chiaki Dosho (Japan) - The Glistening Light
Sarah Lykins Entsminger (Virginia, USA) - Wintertime in the City
Petra Fallaux (Pennsylvania, USA) - SeaSpider Mamam
Bodil Gardner (Denmark) - The Earth is a wonderful place
Judith Quinn Garnett (Oregon, USA) - Correspondence With Hope
Debra Goley (Arizona, USA) - Cacti At First Light
Meredith Grimsley (Pennsylvania, USA) - Reclaiming My Birthright: Call to My Future Self
Ruby Horansky (Pennsylvania, USA) - BLAZE
Doris A Hulse (Florida, USA) - Peonies and Petunias
Patty Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - Sedona Sunset
Hanne Ladegaard (Denmark) - The rippling water
Mary-Ellen Latino (California, USA) - Global Guardian Angel
Niraja Lorenz (Oregon, USA) - Strange Attractor #8
Glenda Mah (Oregon, USA) - How the Light Gets In
Alicia Merrett (United Kingdom) - Genesis of the Stars
Lena Meszaros (France) - We are all Lights
Kestrel Michaud (Florida, USA) - There's Something In the Water
Dan Olfe (California, USA) - Ray Tracing #1
Heather Pregger (Texas, USA) - Schist #1
Paula Rafferty (Ireland) - Surya
Sue Reno (Pennsylvania, USA) - Heat Index
Ann Sanderson (California, USA) - Good Night Havana
Roxanne Schwartz (California, USA) - Noon
Maria Shell (Alaska, USA) - Fiber Optics
Stephanie Shore (Massachusetts, USA) - Through the Canopy 4
Sarah Ann Smith (Maine, USA) - Canticle of the Stars
Jan Soules (California, USA) - Scorched Earth
Daphne Taylor (Maine, USA) - Quilt Drawing #24
Marianne R Williamson (Alabama, USA) - Dappled Autumn Leaves
Nancy Baldwin Woods (Colorado, USA) - Austin Nights: A Symphony of Sound and Light Waves
Marian Zielinski (Georgia, USA) - What Light from Yonder Window Breaks?

Artwork Available for Purchase

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

All artwork offered for sale is committed to completing the travel listed with its exhibition information. View terms of sale

View Price List

In the Exhibition
Maya  Chaimovich - A Tiny Moment of Happiness
Maya Chaimovich
See Details
Nancy Baldwin Woods - Austin Nights: A Symphony of Sound and Light Waves
Nancy Woods
See Details
Ruby  Horansky - BLAZE
Ruby Horansky
See Details
Debra  Goley - Cacti At First Light
Debra Goley
See Details
Sarah Ann  Smith - Canticle of the Stars
Sarah Ann Smith
See Details
Janet  Darcher - Corona #2-Crepuscular Rays
Janet Darcher
See Details
Judith Quinn Garnett - Correspondence with Hope
Judith Quinn Garnett
See Details
Marianne R Williamson - Dappled Autumn Leaves
Marianne R. Williamson
See Details
Maria  Shell - Fiber Optics
Maria Shell
See Details
Sandra  Champion - first light on the track
Sandra Champion
See Details
Alicia  Merrett - Genesis of the Stars
Alicia Merrett
See Details
Mary-Ellen  Latino - Global Guardian Angel
Mary-Ellen Latino
See Details
Ann  Sanderson - Good Night Havana
Ann Sanderson
See Details
Shin-hee  Chin - Harvest Moon
Shin-hee Chin
See Details
Sue  Reno - Heat Index
Sue Reno
See Details
Glenda  Mah - How the Light Gets In
Glenda Mah
See Details
Gabriele  DiTota - In the darkness
Gabriele DiTota
See Details
Roxanne  Schwartz - Noon
Roxanne Schwartz
See Details
Doris A Hulse - Peonies and Petunias
Doris Hulse
See Details
Daphne  Taylor - Quilt Drawing #24
Daphne Taylor
See Details
Dan  Olfe - Ray Tracing #1
Dan Olfe
See Details
Meredith  Grimsley - Reclaiming My Birthright: Call to My Future Self
Meredith R Grimsley
See Details
Heather  Pregger - Schist #1
Heather Pregger
See Details
Jan  Soules - Scorched Earth
Jan Soules
See Details
Petra  Fallaux - SeaSpider Mamam
Petra Fallaux
See Details
Patty  Kennedy-Zafred - Sedona Sunset
Patty Kennedy-Zafred
See Details
Bobbi  Baugh - Seeing Through to the Light
Bobbi Baugh
See Details
Vicki  Conley - Slot Canyon  #7 - Intrusions
Vicki Conley
See Details
Niraja  Lorenz - Strange Attractor #8
Niraja Lorenz
See Details
Paula  Rafferty - Surya
Paula Rafferty
See Details
Linda  Colsh - The Cauldron
Linda Colsh
See Details
Bodil  Gardner - The Earth is a wonderful place
Bodil Gardner
See Details
Chiaki  Dosho - The Glistening Light
Chiaki Dosho
See Details
Hanne  Ladegaard - The rippling water
Hanne Ladegaard
See Details
Kestrel  Michaud - There's Something In the Water
Kestrel Michaud
See Details
Stephanie  Shore - Through the Canopy 4
Stephanie Shore
See Details
Anne  Bellas - vertige/ vertigo
Anne Bellas
See Details
Lena  Meszaros - We are all Lights
Lena Meszaros
See Details
Marian  Zielinski - What Light from Yonder Window Breaks?
Marian Zielinski
See Details
Sarah Lykins Entsminger - Wintertime in the City
Sarah Entsminger
See Details