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 members and Fiberart for a Cause

“The 100, ” a fiber art fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, takes place on February 4, 2015. The goal for this fiber fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day. For all the details, Click Here.   Many SAQA members are invited artists: Kathie Briggs…

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Lisa Broberg Quintana, Feb. 15, 1960 – Oct. 6, 2013

Our friend, Lisa Broberg Quintana, died on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Self-described as  “Planted in Michigan, divided to Connecticut and transplanted to Ohio; Stage IV breast cancer survivor for 20 years, 1st occurrence at age 34; rabid quilter and gardener, lover of beauty,” Lisa was an energetic and trusted SAQA…

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