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Based in Seattle, Washington (USA), Jen Hardwick Mixed Media brings new and recycled materials to life through her assemblage art. Robots, crows, owls and other creatures are favorite themes for both the wall and as wearable art. Visit her shop on Etsy and you will surely smile! redhardwick

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Based in Seattle, Washington (USA), Jen Hardwick Mixed Media brings new and recycled materials to life through her assemblage art. Robots, crows, owls and other creatures are favorite themes for both the wall and as wearable art. Visit her shop on Etsy and you will surely smile!   redhardwick

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/jen-hardwick-mixed-media/

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Cheryl Wolff Ceramics, Stoneware and Porcelain Handmade in California: Everything I create is handcrafted in my home studio in Northern California where I am surrounded by redwood trees, nature and wildlife, all of which have influenced me in designing simple, elegant pieces for the home and table.

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Cheryl Wolff Ceramics, Stoneware and Porcelain Handmade in California: Everything I create is handcrafted in my home studio in Northern California where I am surrounded by redwood trees, nature and wildlife, all of which have influenced me in designing simple, elegant pieces for the home and table.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/cheryl-wolff-ceramics/

"#tbt to our time in #SantaFe recently at the International Folk Art Festival. We're always finding inspiration in this beautiful town." #SimplySantaFe 📷: @amandaparet 📷: @haciendachic ... See MoreSee Less

#tbt to our time in #SantaFe recently at the International Folk Art Festival.  Were always finding inspiration in this beautiful town. #SimplySantaFe 📷: @amandaparet 📷: @haciendachic

Located in Thailand, Siamese Dream Design recycles vintage Hilltribe textiles into shoes, garments, and home decor items. Siamese Dream Design has a wide selection of footwear, beautiful home accents, and garments for adults and children.

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Located in Thailand, Siamese Dream Design recycles vintage Hilltribe textiles into shoes, garments, and home decor items. Siamese Dream Design has a wide selection of footwear, beautiful home accents, and garments for adults and children.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/siamese-dream-design/

Quilted Artworks: Marcia Eygabroat makes quilted wall hangings that look like paintings, using small pieces of commercially printed fabric to create depth.

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Quilted Artworks: Marcia Eygabroat makes quilted wall hangings that look like paintings, using small pieces of commercially printed fabric to create depth.

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Please read this important notice from the SAQA Board of Directors regarding the People and Portraits exhibition at AQS QuiltWeek. www.saqa.com/weblog/?p=2352 ... See MoreSee Less

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Annie Helmericks-LouderBalancing act? Really! Decisions like this are what keep Quilt Art in the minor leagues of the art world. Some say how can we (artists) keep making art in a time like this. Response: how can we not! Art is not just eye candy but a powerful way to communicate important social content.

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Jennifer SchultzWhat is the point of feeling any accomplishment when one's work is juried into a SAQA show, if anyone can second guess the artist AND the curators, at any time, and effectively reverse that acceptance?

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Jodi LockyerI am happy that #SAQA has responded with a public statement regarding the removal of Kathy Nidas pieces from the People and Portraits exhibition at AQS QuiltWeek. While I am disappointed in their decision, at least they had the balls to put something in writing. I sincerely hope #AQS follows suit. I am glad we have the freedom to support or not support societies and associations. We all need to do what is best for ourselves and our own works of art.

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Sue BleiweissSo SAQA is allowing AQS to exclude Kathy Nidas work from an exhibit that it was juried into because they've agree to exhibit Balancing Act at a couple of their other shows? Well that's very disappointing.

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Cathy NeriI don't have a horse in this particular race but I hope all of the artists juried into any of the SAQA exhibits to be displayed at AQS venues will have the right to withhold their work.

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Jamie FingalAnd not be censored by the organization that has agreed to show the complete exhibit in the first place. Artists first!

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Mary Beth FrezonIt would be even better if SAQA worked harder to get their members' work into non-quilt shows. I applaud them however for getting info out on their activity and thoughts on the matter.

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Marvin FletcherGreat statement. Art quilts should challenge you as well as be beautiful

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Mari GardnerThis is like banned book lists....pathetic and should not be allowed.

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Cecile WhatmanI feel that this statement falls a bit short of what is required to reassure Kathy and others who may want to use textile art to say something. I have shared it on my business page, along with Kathy's latest blog post because I think we need much more clarity on whether future art will be pulled if it is found to be unpalatable; where the line on what is acceptable and what is not falls; and who the ultimate adjudicator on any of this is. If SAQA is not going to advocate for cutting edge art quilts, who will? It will not currently effect me directly, I just make flowers, but we need textile art that challenges to be out there to engender discussion and debate. The work of the artist should be respected for what it is.

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Sheila GaquinThe bigger picture here is that a very, very small group, or even one single complainer, has the power to edit what art, books, movies, music, etc. the rest of us can see and enjoy. Across the country, organizations like AQS, local TV and radio stations, museums, libraries, school boards and others, knuckle under to tiny, but vocal, groups who believe they are the moral gatekeepers for the rest of us.

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Based in Calgary, Canada, Castilleja Cotton is a family business with Diane’s sister Colleen Kennedy contributing many of the designs and Diane’s husband Don McGregor contributing photographs and some of his own designs. All of quilts are made using a regular sewing machine. They create all of their own designs and currently have over 500 quilt patterns.

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Based in Calgary, Canada, Castilleja Cotton is a family business with Diane’s sister Colleen Kennedy contributing many of the designs and Diane’s husband Don McGregor contributing photographs and some of his own designs. All of quilts are made using a regular sewing machine. They create all of their own designs and currently have over 500 quilt patterns.

http://artizanmade.com/portfolios/castilleja-cotton/

Ralli Quilts - Lila Handicrafts is a women's cooperative in the Indus Valley, Thar Desert in Pakistan working to uplift artisans through textile traditions.

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Ralli Quilts - Lila Handicrafts is a womens cooperative in the Indus Valley, Thar Desert in Pakistan working to uplift artisans through textile traditions.

http://www.tafalist.com/profile/ralli-quilts-lila-handicrafts/

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Have you used African fabrics in your quilts or sewing projects? Ananse Village has a wonderful selection and caters to the quilt community! Visit their website for their online shop:

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Have you used African fabrics in your quilts or sewing projects? Ananse Village has a wonderful selection and caters to the quilt community! Visit their website for their online shop:

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Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is at its peak! Lots of people traveling, enjoying the outdoors, while some of us have been so hot we can't bear to go outside! July was the hottest month ever recorded around the world. Climate change in action...

All the more reason to support handmade! We especially applaud those who use recycled materials in their work, giving a second life to what might otherwise end up in landfills.

Visit our talent on Artizan Made! www.artizanmade.com

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Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is at its peak! Lots of people traveling, enjoying the outdoors, while some of us have been so hot we cant bear to go outside! July was the hottest month ever recorded around the world. Climate change in action...

All the more reason to support handmade! We especially applaud those who use recycled materials in their work, giving a second life to what might otherwise end up in landfills.

Visit our talent on Artizan Made! www.artizanmade.com

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Here's a little Throwback Thursday goodness. This cheerful art quilt was created by greatly-missed SAQA founder Yvonne Porcella for the 2015 SAQA Benefit Auction. It is quintessentially Yvonne!

(The 2016 Auction begins September 16. Check out the gorgeous donated art quilts here: saqa.com/auction)

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Heres a little Throwback Thursday goodness. This cheerful art quilt was created by greatly-missed SAQA founder Yvonne Porcella for the 2015 SAQA Benefit Auction. It is quintessentially Yvonne!  

(The 2016 Auction begins September 16. Check out the gorgeous donated art quilts here: saqa.com/auction)

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#tbt to filming with glass artist Mark Mitsuda and the high school glassblowing program at Punahou School for the #TEACHERSepisode premiering on PBS Sept 15 (*check local listings). For more photos: www.craftinamerica.org/filming-mark-mitsuda

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#tbt to filming with glass artist Mark Mitsuda and the high school glassblowing program at Punahou School for the #TEACHERSepisode premiering on PBS Sept 15 (*check local listings). For more photos: http://www.craftinamerica.org/filming-mark-mitsuda

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Bill May, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts' executive director, shares why he's looking forward to being at the American Craft Council's Present Tense conference in Omaha this October. Join the conversation by registering today at craftcouncil.org/conference.

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Our Passport to Folk Art group enjoyed a cooking class in Durban, South Africa! Want to visit with folk artists, see the sights and enjoy experiences like this? Travel with us in 2017 on one of our #PassportToFolkArt Trips! See folkartalliance.org for more information or to book. #wanderlustwednesday #cookingclasses #folkart #folkartalliance #travelwithus ... See MoreSee Less

Our Passport to Folk Art group enjoyed a cooking class in Durban, South Africa! Want to visit with folk artists, see the sights and enjoy experiences like this? Travel with us in 2017 on one of our #PassportToFolkArt Trips! See folkartalliance.org for more information or to book. #wanderlustwednesday #cookingclasses #folkart #folkartalliance #travelwithus

This Sunday at 1pm, 8/28, Roberta and David Williamson, featured in the PROCESS episode, are giving a free presentation for the The American Craft Exposition at the Chicago Botanic Garden. To register for free: www.chicagobotanic.org/craft/lecture

To watch the Williamsons’ segment:
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This Sunday at 1pm, 8/28, Roberta and David Williamson, featured in the PROCESS episode, are giving a free presentation for the The American Craft Exposition at the Chicago Botanic Garden. To register for free: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/craft/lecture

To watch the Williamsons’ segment:
http://www.craftinamerica.org/shorts/dave-roberta-williamson-segment
#PROCESSepisode #RobertaWilliamson #DavidWilliamson #jewelry #metal

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'An Enchanted Carpet' Yoav and Gil have yet to create a carpet that can fly. However, as the product of cross-cultural collaboration that links ancient and contemporary design, the Scales Rug is certainly enchanting.
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An Enchanted Carpet Yoav and Gil have yet to create a carpet that can fly. However, as the product of cross-cultural collaboration that links ancient and contemporary design, the Scales Rug is certainly enchanting.
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Join Polly Leonard, Founder of Selvedge, in conversation with indigo designer and artist Katherine May, woodworker Max Bainbridge and quilt maker Abigail Booth of Forest + Found, as well as hand weaver Amy Revier. Polly will discuss how their work relates to the urban environment and why they find it important to work within the context of the city.
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Join Polly Leonard, Founder of Selvedge, in conversation with indigo designer and artist Katherine May, woodworker Max Bainbridge and quilt maker Abigail Booth of Forest + Found, as well as hand weaver Amy Revier. Polly will discuss how their work relates to the urban environment and why they find it important to work within the context of the city.
Londondesignfestival
Country in the City – Book now.
20 September, 11am-12pm, Makers Day
Victoria & Albert Museum
Book your place here: http://bit.ly/2bOsxow

Guess who's preparing for a new exhibition? We have received wonderful packages from jewelry artists and are excited to install their work for this Saturday's opening of "Politically Speaking: New American Ideals in Contemporary Jewelry." Opening Reception from 4-6pm, we hope to see you there! #PoliticallySpeaking #jewelry #Kathleen Browne #craftinamericacenter ... See MoreSee Less

Guess whos preparing for a new exhibition? We have received wonderful packages from jewelry artists and are excited to install their work for this Saturdays opening of Politically Speaking: New American Ideals in Contemporary Jewelry. Opening Reception from 4-6pm, we hope to see you there! #PoliticallySpeaking #jewelry #Kathleen Browne #craftinamericacenter

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More newness: Introducing the P.I.Y. [Paint It Yourself] Collection! These bags are made with triple primed canvas and sold with acrylics that won't soak through, nor peel off, the canvas. #NYNOW shop...

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The Fair Trade Federation is proud to be partnering with the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) at NY Now! #fairtrade #360fairtrade
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Happening right now ! NYNOW Trade Fair with our regional officer Tony Hall and our secretariat support intern Anton Delchev. Visit us and our members at Javits Center, New York. #FairTrade #nynow2016

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OTTO VON BUSCH - Featured Speaker at the ACC conference!
Craft: Capabilities, Controversies, and Critique
Thursday, October 13, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m., Main Stage

Much time and effort have been spent over the years to define what craft really is, to not much avail. Perhaps it is better to discuss what craft can do. Can craft challenge, critique, manipulate? And can it also inquire, empower, and liberate?

Otto von Busch is associate professor of integrated design at Parsons School of Design. In his research and practice he explores how design and craft can be reverse-engineered, hacked, and shared among many participants as a form of civic engagement. Many of his projects prototype how design can mobilize community capabilities through collaborative craft and social activism in the support of social sustainability, peace, and ultimately justice.

Find out more about Otto at selfpassage.org.

Register for "Present Tense" at craftcouncil.org/conference.

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OTTO VON BUSCH - Featured Speaker at the ACC conference!
Craft: Capabilities, Controversies, and Critique
Thursday, October 13, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m., Main Stage

Much time and effort have been spent over the years to define what craft really is, to not much avail. Perhaps it is better to discuss what craft can do. Can craft challenge, critique, manipulate? And can it also inquire, empower, and liberate?

Otto von Busch is associate professor of integrated design at Parsons School of Design. In his research and practice he explores how design and craft can be reverse-engineered, hacked, and shared among many participants as a form of civic engagement. Many of his projects prototype how design can mobilize community capabilities through collaborative craft and social activism in the support of social sustainability, peace, and ultimately justice.

Find out more about Otto at selfpassage.org.

Register for Present Tense at craftcouncil.org/conference.

Have amazing conversations.
Meet smart people.
Leave inspired.

See you in Omaha!

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IFAA's Passport to Folk Art Trips allow you to visit with the artists in their home countries! #passporttofolkart #folkartfan #traveltuesday #folkartalliance #travel
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Here, our trip leader Jean Zunkel visits with basket weavers in Durban, South Africa. We have trips planned to Cuba and Rwanda for 2017. Stop dreaming and start planning! Visit folkartalliance.org
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Here, our trip leader Jean Zunkel visits with basket weavers in Durban, South Africa. We have trips planned to Cuba and Rwanda for 2017. Stop dreaming and start planning!  Visit folkartalliance.org

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Summer is still here, and so is our Summer sale at 70% off the original price you can find Injiri, HEARTWEAR and Khadi & Co.
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ALL SEEING EYE
Take a stroll through a Turkish bazaar, and you’re sure to see Evil Eye – or ‘Nazar’ – amulets.
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ALL SEEING EYE
Take a stroll through a Turkish bazaar, and you’re sure to see Evil Eye – or ‘Nazar’ – amulets. 
Guest blog post by Nickie Shobeiry
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'The simplicity and open narratives of William Eggleston’s work is utterly seductive.' bit.ly/2byuPL5
The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition displays 100 works surveying Eggleston’s full career from the 1960s to the present day.
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The simplicity and open narratives of William Eggleston’s work is utterly seductive. http://bit.ly/2byuPL5
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The Market Signs team had its first annual award dinner on Thursday at Del Charro restaurant. Every volunteer received the Golden Zip Tie award, made by former volunteer Alan Karp. They had a great ...

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Good morning from New York! We are looking forward to the opening of NY Now today! Many of the Fair Trade Federation members are showing in Handmade Global Design as well as other locations throughout the show! See where they are here: www.fairtradefederation.org/nynow/ ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning from New York! We are looking forward to the opening of NY Now today! Many of the Fair Trade Federation members are showing in Handmade Global Design as well as other locations throughout the show! See where they are here: http://www.fairtradefederation.org/nynow/

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  • An Important Message from SAQA’s Board of Directors
    As people we react to injustices. As artists we react to censorship. SAQA’s exhibition “People and Portraits” is currently traveling with AQS QuiltWeek and was recently shown in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 10-13, 2016. AQS received several complaints from visitors about one of the pieces in the exhibit: Kathy Nida’s “I Was Not Wearing a Life Jacket”. The show management decided to remove the piece on Saturday morning of the 4-day event.  And they have decided not to continue to tour it with the rest of the exhibition.  They have also decided not to tour Kathy’s other piece “Fully Medicated”. AQS’s removal of Kathy Nida’s work from the People and Portraits exhibit has created a major response from our members and the art community at large. Over the last week, the SAQA board has analyzed this situation from every angle and tried to make sense of what transpired. What could have been done differently? What does this mean for our ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on August-25-2016By Jen Solon
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  • Culture Tour in the Kootenays brings visitors to my new art studio
      ‘Old Age Security Blanket’ project in process On the 13th and 14th of August I participated in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour. Though this is the 8th year that this tour has occurred it was the first year for me. Having a new studio separate from my home made it possible for me to […] ... read more
    Source: Morgen BardatiPublished on August-25-2016By morgenmaker
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  • Contemporary Basketry: COLOR
    Always a pleasure to see how one color can impact art.   “One Yellow Cube” by Nathalie Miebach is one of the colorful artworks found this week on Carol Eckert’s “Contemporary Basketry” blog. ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on August-24-2016By Admin8
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