• Marcia Morse Mullins
      Marcia Mullins has been working with black ash for more than 30 years. She learned traditional indigenous techniques from Mike Sagataw, a Potawatomi elder with a deep reverence for honoring the ancestors’ knowledge. Following Mike’s teachings, Marcia honors each felled tree and believes the spirit of an ash tree remains within the forms woven from its wood. Each summer, she travels to a favorite cedar swamp near Lake Superior, where one tree is selected and processed into high-quality weaving splint. While Marcia crafts various functional vessels for commissions and fine art shows, her passion lies in creating free-form sculptures. Gnarly roots, twisted branches, English willow, and deer antlers provide structure for narrow ash weavers. She credits her love for sculptural weavings to Tom McColley, who challenged her to focus on form for a full year. If he felt a weaving was functional, it was destined for the wood stove. Nothing but firewood hit the coals. Marcia’s work has ... read more
    Source: National Basketry OrgPublished on November-15-2017By Admin8
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  • Featured Region: Florida – Representation with Flair
    Florida Regional members enjoying their Pod meetings and activities When contemplating qualities Regional Representatives should possess, perhaps you envision people who are energetic, enthusiastic, dynamic, creative, with a boatload full of quirky, fun, and unusual ideas. If you chose these attributes, you have just described Florida’s Regional Representatives, Ellen Lindner and Karol Kusmaul. Interviewing Ellen and Karol was delightful and I was impressed by their diligence in unifying Florida. Their enthusiasm was apparent as they discussed continuity by building on past Regional leadership, continuing to nurture strong feelings of camaraderie and friendship. With their own style, they are fulfilling the promise of this evolving Region. PODs: A conceptFormer Representatives Nancy Billings and Jayne Gaskins felt a system was necessary for Florida’s membership to create connections through networking and friendship. To meet this need, in 2012 Nancy and Jayne developed the much-acclaimed POD system (also known now as Local Connections). After painstakingly plotting each member on a map, they drew ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on November-15-2017By Jen Solon
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  • #TrunkShowTuesday for November 14, 2017
    http://www.saqa.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/TrunkShowTuesday-2017-11-14.mp4 Welcome back to #TrunkShowTuesday! In this week’s presentation, we feature artwork by SAQA members Denise Griffiths, Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson, Deb Layt, Dij Pacarro, Dale Rollerson, Deborah Runnels, Diane Sheckells, and Diane Wright. Would you like to see the Trunk Show artwork up close? Learn how you can host a trunk in your community: saqa.com/trunkshow Don’t forget to Subscribe to our blog (at top left) to get all the #TrunkShowTuesday goodness! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on November-14-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • SAQA at International Quilt Festival 2017
    Joining us in Houston for the premiere of our two new SAQA exhibitions? Share your favorite photos of the fun and excitement that is International Quilt Festival by using the hashtag #saqahouston17. We’ll share a selection of tagged photos on SAQA’s social media channels! (Pro tip: If you aren’t coming to Houston, look for the tag to join in the fun from home!) ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on October-31-2017By Social Media Manager
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  • #TrunkShowTuesday for October 24, 2017
    http://www.saqa.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TrunkShowTuesday-2017-10-24.mp4 In this week’s presentation, we feature artwork by SAQA members Georgia French, Gunnel Hag, Barbara Kibbe, Catherine McDonald, ReBecca Paterson, Rute Sato, Susan Shie, and Lisa Walton. Learn how you can host a trunk in your community: saqa.com/trunkshow Don’t forget to Subscribe to our blog (at top left) to get all the #TrunkShowTuesday goodness! ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on October-24-2017By Social Media Manager
    3 weeks ago
  • SAQA Happenings at Quilt Festival!
    Are you going to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this year? SAQA has several events scheduled, and we’d love to see you there!   See the SAQA booth! Be sure to come visit us at the SAQA booth – we love to see our members! Plus you can pick up your free SAQA member ribbon. We will also have some great items for sale, including Benefit Auction quilts. You’ll find us on Main Street, in front of our exhibitions: Textile Posters and Masterworks:Abstract and Geometric.   Two NEW exhibitions on display!  Two new SAQA exhibitions – Textile Posters and Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric are debuting at Quilt Festival this yearBoth will offer Guide by Cell audio statements from the artists – ask for assistance at the booth.           Gallery Walks!  Friday, November 3, 201711:00 AM  Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric – Martha Sielman1:00 PM  Textile Posters – Jeanne Marklin Saturday, November 4, 201711:00 AM  Textile Posters – Jayne Gaskins3:00 ... read more
    Source: SAQA- Studio Art Quilts AssociatesPublished on October-19-2017By Daisy A
    4 weeks ago