• #TrunkShowTuesday for June 20, 2017
    Welcome to #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog (at left) or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of the amazing art quilts created for the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show by our talented members! In this week’s presentation, enjoy work by Margaret Blank, Susan Callahan, Lisa Dodson, Olivia Keating, Regina Marzlin, Ruan Robertson, Norma Schlager, and Dorothy Tuma. See these terrific works of art up close. Contact exhibitions@saqa.com to learn how to host a trunk and spread the news about art quilts! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on June-20-2017By Social Media Manager
    3 days ago
  • SAQA Featured Artist: Maria Shell
    Maria Shell Maria Shell – Anchorage, Alaska, USA Artist Statement Since 2011, I have been working in a series called Colors Grids. This has been a very satisfying explo-ration of patchwork as art. I love to layer pattern on top of pattern. Essentially, I am piecing, with my sewing machine, my own prints. These quilts are modern day tapestries of color, pattern, repetition, and stitch. According to Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, my Color Grid quilts are inspired by and related to the following quilt blocks–The Red Cross Quilt, Stone Mason’s Puzzle, City Streets, Squares and Square, and my favorite, Crossed Square. Limiting the structure of my work to the traditional quilt block has allowed me to go deep into color and print. How do I get color to vibrate? How do I get a self made print to read against another self made print? How can I stitch these elements together so that the viewer sees ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on June-15-2017By Social Media Manager
    1 week ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for June 13, 2017
    Welcome to #TrunkShowTuesday! Be sure you subscribe to our blog (at left) or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of the amazing art quilts created for the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show by our talented members! In this week’s presentation, enjoy work by Jay Dodds, Jean Grimes, Doris Hulse, Jennifer Landau, Judy Peterson, Mary Sawabini, Jennifer Solon, and Lynn Welsch. YOU can host one of these fabulous trunks! Contact exhibitions@saqa.com to learn how. ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on June-13-2017By Social Media Manager
    1 week 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 weeks ago
  • Contemporary Basketry: Mixed Materials
    Mixed materials – work by John Garrett. More on Carol Eckert’s “Contemporary Basketry” blog. ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on June-9-2017By Admin8
    2 weeks ago
  • Spotlight on Recruitment: Connie Fahrion
    When Connie Fahrion talks about the Beaumont Area Fiber Artists (BAFA), she sounds proud, but takes little ownership of the group that has emerged in this east Texas area. And yet, Connie, alongside Sylvia Weir, played an active role in building community for this group of now-avid art quilters. Before moving back to Nederland, Connie spent 14 years in Houston enjoying a vibrant art quilt community. She attended monthly SAQA meetings that included a member-led program topic, and Connie kept track of what worked with that group. She came to the Beaumont area with a huge accumulation of design exercises to share with new art quilters she met at the traditional guild. Connie found that she didn’t have to explain SAQA to the new art quilters other than to say, “If you would like to explore an art focus with your work, SAQA really is the place to be. You really aren’t going to find that in the traditional guild.” The ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on June-7-2017By Daisy A
    2 weeks ago
  • #TrunkShowTuesday for June 6, 2017
    Welcome to another great #TrunkShowTuesday presentation! Be sure you subscribe to our blog or YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of the amazing art quilts created for the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show by our talented members! In this week’s TrunkShowTuesday Presentation, enjoy work by Judith Ahlborn, Charlotte Bird, Gillian Cooper, Jane Haworth, Mirka Knaster, Donna Molzon, Susan Walen, and Heidi Zielinski. Want to get see these fabulous art quilts and more in person? Contact exhibitions@saqa.com to learn how! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on June-6-2017By Social Media Manager
    2 weeks ago
  • Amanda Salm in “Miniartextil”
    NBO member Amanda Salm has been notified her piece, “Cruz” (above image) was accepted into a juried show opening in October in Como, Italy, in the former church of San Francesco.  230 artists submitted to Miniartextil with this year’s theme, Borderline. Three jurors selected 54 pieces (only two from the US were selected) among a roster of work from a total of 29 nations.  After the exhibit closes in Italy, it will travel to France in 2018. More information at Miniartextil.  ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on June-2-2017By Admin8
    3 weeks 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
    3 months ago
  • Cochineal Red: Elusive and Powerful!
    Featured in cover: August Phoenix Hats and Art Quilts by Sharon.   I’ve been messing around with colors ever since I was a kid: crayons, tie-dyeing, colored pencils, oil paints, food dyes, and later, pigments for staining clay and so many more of the offerings we find in any art supply store. My parents were really good about taking us to museums and galleries when we were on trips and we saw the old paintings made by the masters, the stained glass in old churches, illuminated manuscripts, the peeling paints of old santos, tapestries, costumes, and art from ages past. Color has always been the language of artists! But, I never gave much thought to where it came from… Even as I got older and learned about natural dyes, I just assumed that each region of the world had natural resources that would give artists the colors they used and that have survived the passage of time, ... read more
    Source: Artizan MadePublished on January-28-2017By Rachel
    5 months ago