• #TrunkShowTuesday for July 25, 2017
    Welcome to #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog (at left) or YouTube channel so you see all the new presentations as they are posted. In this week’s TrunkShowTuesday presentation, enjoy artwork by Rebecca Hosta, Catherine Kleeman, Alison Laurence, Francie Mewett, Casey Pike, Bonnie Jo Smith, Rhoda Taylor, and Christine Wilson. More details about the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show can be found on our website! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on July-25-2017By Social Media Manager
    15 hours ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for July 18, 2017
    Welcome to another #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog (at left) or YouTube channel so you automagically see the new presentation every week. In this week’s presentation, enjoy work by Diane Born, Maureen Cole, Connie Marie Fahrion, Elaine Jones, Cheryl LaRobadiere, Alicia Merrett, Alison Muir, and Stephanie Nordlin. You can still reserve a trunk! Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for all the info! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on July-18-2017By Social Media Manager
    1 week ago
  • SAQA Featured Artist: Maggie Dillon
    Maggie Dillon Maggie Dillon – Sarasota, Florida, USA Artist Statement My work reawakens a calm moment that is simultaneously ordinary and meaningful. I choose images that have photojournalistic qualities and celebrate natural, honest situations. Piecing different shades and textures together, the fabric creates an open-ended story, encouraging the viewer to imagine the subjects as if they were characters in a book. I primarily work in the decades ranging from 1930s to 1950s based on candid moments – a girl’s day at the lake, a picnic in a poppy field, reading a bible in the wee hours of the morning. There is something humbler about those eras. People were less aware of the camera. Vintage images seem purer, even elegant in their simplicity. Because of this, I work in a nostalgic, subdued palette like old film. Interview (Click images to enlarge) SAQA: When did you begin making art with fabric? Do you work in other media as well? Lincolnville ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on July-15-2017By Social Media Manager
    2 weeks ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for July 11, 2017
    Welcome to another #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog (at left) or YouTube channel so you get all the art quilt goodness each week! In this week’s presentation, enjoy work by Shelly Burge, Hsiu-Hsing Chang, Stephanie Dahl, Susie Goodman, Lisa Jenni, Mary Madison, Kathryn Pellman, and Barbara Schneider. What is the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show all about? Get answers to all your SAQA Trunk Show questions here! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on July-11-2017By Social Media Manager
    2 weeks ago
  • H2OH! Now On View at National Quilt Museum
    Water – it’s everywhere! The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. But water also plays an essential role in our survival. Cultures have thrived based on their proximity to water, and crops survive or fail, based on rain or the lack thereof. Every living thing depends on water to survive, and life hangs in the balance when shortages persist. This exhibition encouraged the artist to interpret one of the most vital, desired, powerful, sacred, and enjoyed resources on earth in their own unique, individual style, whether abstract, graphic, or representational. In this exhibit, artists interpret one of our most vital, powerful, and critical resources. Don’t miss the extraordinary quilt and fiber art in this exhibit. H2OH! by SAQA is on exhibit through September 19th in the National Quilt Museum’s B gallery. ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on July-6-2017By Social Media Manager
    3 weeks ago
  • The Box Project: Uncommon Threads
    Organized by the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research (CFAR) with RAM, this traveling exhibition presents works commissioned by Lloyd Cotsen between 2004 and 2013 together with 22 large-scale fiber art pieces on loan. All work fits within a 14 x 14 or 14 x 23 inch box,  offers insight about the artists and their processes. NBO exhibiting artists include John Garrett, Nancy Koenigsberg, Gyöngy Laky, and Sherri Smith. Information and hours at the Racine Art Museum. Shown above: “This Way and That” by Gyöngy Laky. ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on July-3-2017By Admin8
    3 weeks ago
  • All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century
    Presented by the National Basketry Organization and opening  July 2oth at the American Art Company in Tacoma, Washington… ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on July-3-2017By Admin8
    3 weeks ago
  • Interwoven: Art Meets Nature
    A broad host of NBO members are exhibiting artwork in this contemporary fiber exhibition curated by Marcia Young, publisher of Fiber Art Now. The show of virtuoso works by national artists includes nearly every form of fiber art, including weaving, felting, tapestry, needlework, basketry, handmade paper, silk painting, and book arts. Interwoven: Art Meets Nature will connect the natural world with the materials and techniques that are so familiar to all of us, in an engaging, nature-based show of contemporary fiber art and textiles. For a complete listing of artists, please visit Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The show runs June 25 – September 6,2017. Above: “Oh Canada” by Jan Hopkins ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on June-9-2017By Admin8
    2 months ago
  • Handmade Garden and Patio Accessories with Soul!
    Hammock Boutique Spicing up your patio, deck, garden and yard with handmade accents personalizes your space, making it inviting and pleasing to the eye. Our Artizan Made shops might have just the right thing for your outdoor space. We have some suggestions below. Clicking on the thumbnails will take you to their shopping carts, mostly on Etsy. Hammock Boutique Pictured above, these fair trade hammocks and outdoor furniture are made by a project in Mexico, working with Mayan weavers who have been doing this for a long, long time. Comfortable and sturdy, they will give you, your family and friends years of pleasure and relaxation. There’s nothing like taking a break and letting the hammock swing you back and forth, a summer lullaby.  Hammocks are great to take along on a trip and can also be used in indoor spaces!   Hammock Boutique – Take it on the road!   Cheryl Wolff Garden Cheryl Wolff Garden If ... read more
    Source: Artizan MadePublished on April-2-2017By Rachel
    4 months ago