Lois Wilby Hooper Auction Donation

Clairan Ferrono asked Lois Wilby Hooper to talk about her 2015 SAQA Auction piece: Hooper: This piece is far more minimalist than my usual work. I wanted to let let the colours and shapes speak for themselves.  I’ve lived my whole life on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, with…

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The Practical and Wondrous Work of Brooke Atherton

  Brooke Atherton is an award winning artist who lives in Montana.  One of her best experiences was opening the box when her quilt “Twenty Feet Deep” was returned from a special exhibit at the 2006 Lowell Quilt Festival. Packed inside were three Teacher’s Choice ribbons (from Susan Carlson, Joe Cunningham, and…

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Natalya Aikens

Natalya Aikens’ work, according to her website, is “architecturally inspired and delicately stitched.”  She was interviewed by Clairan Ferrono. Ferrono: Have you always been an artist?  Why did you become an artist? Aikens: I have always been drawn to art and stitch. Luckily my parents have always encouraged my artistic…

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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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SAQA Member Wins 2015 NICHE Award

Contemplate by Bonnie J. Smith

Bonnie J. Smith of San Diego has been named winner of the Art Quilt category in the 2015 NICHE Awards for her work Contemplate. Congratulations Bonnie! Click here to see all of the winners in the Professional Category. Published by The Rosen Group, NICHE magazine connects galleries and fine retailers…

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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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