• #TrunkShowTuesday for March 28, 2017
    The day you’ve been awaiting has arrived: #TrunkShowTuesday! Make sure to subscribe to our blog or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of these great art quilts! We are now accepting reservations to host a trunk. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for more details. The Trunk Show will debut soon at the joint SAQA – International Quilt Study Center & Museum Conference. You’ll want to see this – and more – artwork up close and personal! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on March-28-2017By Social Media Manager
    2 days ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for March 21, 2017
    Here’s this week’s installment of #TrunkShowTuesday! Make sure to subscribe to our blog or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of these great art quilts! We are now accepting reservations to host a trunk. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for more details. The Trunk Show will debut next month at the joint SAQA – International Quilt Study Center & Museum Conference. You’ll want to see this – and more – artwork up close and personal! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on March-21-2017By Social Media Manager
    1 week ago
  • Become an NBO Member
    When you join NBO, you join a lively community of people who care about the past, the present and the future of basketry in America. We invite you to watch the video for more information about membership… and we invite you to join with us. ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on March-15-2017By Admin8
    2 weeks ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for March 14, 2017
    Now presenting this week’s #TrunkShowTuesday slideshow. Make sure to subscribe to our blog or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of these great art quilts! We are now accepting reservations to host a trunk. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com for more details. The Trunk Show will debut next month at the joint SAQA – International Quilt Study Center & Museum Conference. You’ll want to see this – and more – artwork up close and personal! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on March-14-2017By Social Media Manager
    2 weeks ago
  • Two Early Opportunities for 2017 SAQA Benefit Auction Artwork
    We know it seems as if the year just started, but it’s already mid-March! Coming up fast are two opportunities to have your SAQA Benefit Auction artwork shared. First, if you create and donate your piece AND it’s received by our shipping department by March 25, it will have the opportunity to be displayed at the SAQA booth at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago (April 6-8). AND if your art quilt is received by April 1, it is eligible to be included in the promotional brochures and be featured along with other Early Bird submissions on SAQA’s social media before the rest of the artwork. The final receive by deadline is June 1, 2017. If you are coming to the 2017 Conference in Lincoln, bring your art quilt – we will be accepting Benefit Auction artwork at the registration desk. However, you must complete your submission form online first! SAQA’s 2017 Benefit Auction will take place online from ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on March-12-2017By Social Media Manager
    3 weeks ago
  • SAQA Featured Artist: Margaret Abramshe
    Margaret Abramshe Margaret Abramshe – Colorado, USA Artist Statement When I am in my studio creating, I allow myself to process difficult issues through art and my progress working toward emotional balance. I reflect on my path toward being at peace with my past and with myself. My work is a portrait of my own inner journey. Portraits of family members and people in meditation are my primary subject matter. Family photographs provide me with an immediate subtext and are rich with inspiration. Interview (Click images to enlarge) SAQA: When did you begin making art with fabric? Do you work in other media as well? Aunt Gin by Margaret AbramsheABRAMSHE: In 2005 I wandered into a quilt shop for the first time. I bought a real sewing machine, took classes and occasionally went to a traditional guild meeting. One day I was at my doctor’s office and found a stack of “Quilting Arts” magazines in the waiting area ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on March-7-2017By Social Media Manager
    3 weeks ago
  • Arlene Eubanks
    Arlene is an award winning fiber artist from Washington State with a studio on Breckenridge Bluff overlooking the Grays Harbor Estuary. A 12-piece collection was chosen for the Washington State Centennial opening at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Eubanks has had her work shown across the United States. Arlene was also a 2014 Nominee for Martha Stewart’s “American Made” award. “My art is beauty of natural forms while understanding the underlying structure and the laws that govern them,”notes Eubanks. “Each basket is an experience that I see, feel, and create.  Artists see beauty and virtue in the natural places that are promised to future generations. They also look closely at the way the world works, notice things that others may miss, challenge ideas, experiment, and create new ways to perceive the world. The creative process guarantees the beauty of the imperfect. These artists “translate” the resources–the heart of  nature–into images, objects, and performances that bring others enjoyment and a ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on March-6-2017By Admin8
    3 weeks ago
  • Barbara Shapiro at 108 Contemporary Gallery
    Barbara Shapiro’s coiled waxed lined teapot basket, “Not for All the Tea in China” appears in, “Steeped: The Art of Tea,” at 108 Contemporary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 7 to May 21, 2017. 108 Contemporary, in partnership with the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at The University of Tulsa, sponsors this exhibit that aims to look at the past, present and future of tea, as well as the way this distinctive drink has shaped our sense of personal, ethnic, and global identity. More at 108 Contemporary ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on February-28-2017By Admin8
    4 weeks ago
  • Color Series: Shocking Purple Shag
    Yes….  I know….  Shag has many meanings and I purposefully used it to see where it would land us with keyword searches. Looking for the steamier side of life? You’re in the wrong place! We’re looking at color here and in this post, some shag carpeting that has some shock value. A Facebook friend posted a link to this house for sale in Hillingdon, Middlesex in the UK. From the outside, a beautiful, large, normal-looking house: As you can tell from the featured image, walk inside and WOWZERS! Elvis hideout! Or, as a friend said, “Prince has been here…”  What really got me was the bathroom: This is where the purple shag comes in…..  Furry porcelain just does not seem right in my book of sensibilities. There is much more on the site so make sure and go look at the rest of the pics!  Another friend once told me about a friend ... read more
    Source: Artizan MadePublished on November-12-2016By Rachel
    5 months ago
  • Decorating with Handmade Pillows
    Featured at the top: Hot Moon Collection We ran a “Decorating with Textiles Series” on TAFA’s blog which has been super fun! It’s so interesting to see how each person personalized space by choice of wall colors, furniture, objects, and function, all softened and enhanced by their choice textiles. Pillows, especially, can change the mood or look of a space very quickly. Decorating with handmade pillows has several benefits and a few challenges. Benefits: Easy to clean: Pillows come in many sizes and shapes, but if they are removable and of standard sizes, they can be changed and cleaned easily (unless the work is delicate). I have dogs and I love it that I can throw my pillow covers in the wash whenever they start picking up doggy signs. I have everyday pillow covers that can take a lot of abuse and then nice ones that I use when I have guests. Affordable art: A pillow cover can ... read more
    Source: Artizan MadePublished on November-8-2016By Rachel
    5 months ago