Shelley Brucar’s artistic journey

Shelley Brucar is a recently retired social worker who lives in a Chicago suburb. Her “real” jobs included adolescent counseling and addiction treatment.  Now she is thrilled to be able to devote her time fully to art.  Clairan Ferrono spoke with her recently. Ferrono: Have you always been an artist?…

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Maker Space at Fiberlandia Conference

 Borrowing a page from the high-tech community, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. is convening a Maker Space event at the SAQA Fiberlandia Conference in Portland, Oregon, Friday, May 1st, from 7-10 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. A makerspace is a place where people with common interests can meet,…

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Meet Britta Ankenbauer

Britta Ankenbauer brings a European perspective on art quilting to us from Leipzig, Germany.  Leipzig is an old East German city,  a really interesting town with a lot of artists. Her studio is located in an old spinmill changed into a cultural space: the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, a contemporary art center, with…

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SAQA taps 7 new Juried Artist Members

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., the non-profit organization that promotes the art quilt and the artists that create them is pleased to announce that 7 individuals have recently been awarded the Juried Artist Member status.  JAM applicants are reviewed by a committee of three current Juried Artist Members of SAQA…

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Profile of Fulvia Luciano

Fulvia Luciano is a well-known Italo-Venezuelan artist who makes her beautiful art quilts in South Carolina.  She was recently interviewed by Clairan Ferrono. “After a 20-year career as a paralegal, I decided to look elsewhere for sanity and satisfaction.  I gave myself one year to find something that would fit…

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Frieda Oxenham

Frieda Oxenham is  an internationally known prizewinning artist. Originally from the Netherlands, she has been a UK citizen since 1984. Her first piece of textile art won the Scottish Quilt Championships in 1998, and one of her pieces also won the European Quilt Championship in 2006.  She has been awarded prizes for…

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New exhibit opens January 30 at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Without a Net: Stories and Investigations by Bobbi Baugh January 30 through April 28, 2015 at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Bobbi Baugh is interested in patterns and relationships—human, organic, and those that imply casualty and consequence. Sometimes she explores them in the role of artist-as-storyteller. Sometimes she explores them in…

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Marianne Williamson

  Marianne Williamson is an award-winning artist now living in Miami, Florida.  Her work has been exhibited at Quilt National in 2011 and 2013, and is hung in many public and private venues. You can see more of Marianne’s work at  https://www.movinthreads.com.  Clairan Ferrono interviewed her recently. Ferrono: When did…

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