This issue is all about the power of getting things done. Want to write a book? Author Lilo Bowman—who is also the editor-in-chief/production manager for TheQuiltShow.com—details the work flow she established to write Love Your Creative Space for C&T Publishing.
Want to add depth and spark to your work? Artist Kestrel Michaud sets four challenges on how to select hues to make representational art appear more natural. Two busy artists are profiled in this issue, Pat Budge of Idaho and Kevin Womack of Virginia.
And along with our regular gallery pages, we have added Midwest Views, presented by SAQA Illinois & Wisconsin. So get busy learning and doing—this issue has a lot to inspire you!
Cover Art: Lilies: Eclipse (Jenny Knavel)
Editor's Notes - Maybe we all just need a spa day (Diane Howell)
Thoughts from the president - SAQA Trunk Show promotes art quilts in diverse settings (Deborah Boschert)
SAQA News - Future president, new board appointments announced
SAQA Global Exhibitions: Musica!
Featured Artist - Pat Budge: Abstract shapes 'dance' freely in colorful work (Cindy Grisdela)
SAQA News - Virtual Gallery program expands exhibition, curator opportunities (Vivien Zepf)
Professional Development - Successful writing requies keeping your eye on the finish line (Lilo Bowman)
Member Gallery: Along Came A …
Artistic Advice - Create illusion of reality with color choice (Kestrel Michaud)
Juried Artist Showcase
Artist Profile - Kevin Womack: Positive outlook creates artistic opportunities (ZJ Humbach)
Regional Exhibition: Midwest Views
Inspired column - Inspired by Determination (N.K. Quan)