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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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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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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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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Barbara Schneider: Reflections

Barbara Schneider is an award winning artist from Woodstock, Il. with a studio at the The Starline Gallery in Harvard, IL. Her work has been exhibited in five Quilt Nationals (and she just got word that her work has been accepted for a 6th –2015). From November 1-30, she will…

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Carol Ann Waugh Interview

Click on the following link to see an interview with SAQA member Carol Ann Waugh of Denver.  You will need to advance the recording to 18 minutes into the broadcast to see Carol. She discusses her journey in the local art scene, her work as a textile artist and her…

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Interview with artist Sue Reno

By  Clairan Ferrono for SAQA Blog Interviewed July, 2013 Clairan Ferrono caught up with artist Sue Reno for this interview during the month of July.  Sue was the SAQA.com Featured Artist in May 2013. Q. Tell me about your background — where did you grow up, and how did this…

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