- All for OneGina Telcocci’s concept for this installation workshop centers around the creativity of individuals and the transformative possibilities of collaboration. In this workshop, participants will spend time working on individual woven, reed elements, which will then be brought together in the space to create a larger collaborative piece. Participants will be guided through a series of weaving and assemblage techniques, enabling beginners and more experienced weavers to experiment with forms, textures, and ideas. Students will learn basic weaving techniques such as stake & strand weaving, and twining with reed; and possibly some wood assembly, collage, and plastering. They will be encouraged to explore free-association in creating and elaborating on their visions. ... read more1 week ago
- Season after Season Debuts at the Texas Quilt MuseumThe SAQA Global Exhibition “Season after Season ” premieres at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas on January 7, 2019. The exhibition will be on view until March 24, 2019. FOOD FOR THOUGHT (ODE TO JOY) by Nancy Bardach “Season after Season” features the work of 32 SAQA artists who have chosen to share their interpretation of the term Season after Season. Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival. This exhibition offers creative explorations about these passages through time, from the seasonal changes in the world around us to the personal transitions ... read more1 month ago
- Featured Region: Indiana – Quilting at the Crossroads of America“Quilt Bombing” on Bloomington, IN Courthouse steps SAQA’s Indiana (U.S.) Regional Representatives, Susie Goodman and Lisa Dodson, absolutely love to talk about SAQA—especially the Indiana region. We had a wonderful chat interspersed with much laughter as they shared their insight within the Indiana area. The Indiana region experiences some of the same challenges as many other regions: meeting attendance, volunteering, and member participation. Their positive approach to resolve these problems is both singular and amusing. Meetings Many of the region’s members live in Northern and Southern Indiana. While they don’t get together all around the Susan “Susie” Goodman, Indiana Representative state, they try to find centralized meeting locations. Susie and Lisa are firm believers that an interesting meeting in conjunction with lunch will attract members. Usually meetings are planned on a quarterly basis, but additional sessions may be scheduled if they tie in with an event of interest or an exhibit. Members may drive up to three hours to attend ... read more1 month ago
- Eye of the Needle—SAQA PA Regional ExhibitionThe SAQA Pennsylvania Region debuted its regional show Eye of the Needle at the Bottle Works: Arts on Third Avenue in Jonestown, PA this past October. The Bottle Works facility was originally the home of the Tulip Bottling Company and is now part of a vibrant art campus for the community. Eye of the Needle is a collection of fiber-based artwork by Pennsylvania members of SAQA. The exhibition was juried by author and fiber artist, Andra Stanton. The exhibition showcases a wide range of quilted fiber art, and highlights the diverse styles and techniques of a medium that prioritizes aesthetic value over utility. In conjunction with the Eye of the Needle exhibition, SAQA PA’s Fiber’s the Bomb! installation project was brought to The Bottle Works. Fiber’s the Bomb! began at the Wayne Art Center, as part of the Fiber’s the Bomb! symposium and the Art Quilt Elements 2018 show. SAQA members constructed fiber pieces ... read more2 months ago
- SAQA at Festival at Houston 2018 RecapQuilt Festival Houston is always a whirlwind of excitement, and, as usual, SAQA and its members are a part of it all. The SAQA exhibition space is the hub for all SAQA activities. We can’t do it without the help of our volunteers! Art Quilts Unfolding debuted at Festival this year. The book is written by Martha Sielman, Nancy Bavor, and Lisa Ellis, and edited by Sandra Sider. Art Quilts Unfolding is part of SAQA’s Art Quilt Retrospective project. This comprehensive exploration of the first 50 years of the art quilt is also on sale in the SAQA Store. The companion exhibition – Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art – will premiere at Quilt Festival Houston in 2019. Martha Sielman, Lisa Ellis, and Maggie Vanderweit Our busy volunteers recruited 77 new members to our creative community. Welcome! We sold 39 more Benefit Auction quilts which raises our fundraising total to more than $72,000. The ... read more2 months ago
- SAQA at Quilt Festival HoustonSAQA is headed to Houston for the International Quilt Festival next week. Will you be there? We will have a booth on the show floor right next to our debuting Global Exhibitions Metamorphosis and Dusk to Dawn. We will have all the available SAQA Benefit Auction Quilts on display for purchase, including these beautiful pieces below: We will also have a complete array of other SAQA merchandise including the brand new publication Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation. This is the first opportunity for quilt lovers to view and purchase this beautiful book full of history and quilts. OTHER HOUSTON EVENTS In addition to having a booth, two new SAQA Global Exhibitions on display, and the new publication Art Quilts Unfolding, we also have several events scheduled to happen during the weekend of the festival. We hope you will join us! ... read more3 months ago
- Demystifying the Jurying ProcessSince one of the best ways for an artist to show their work is through entering juried exhibitions, we recently asked three respected jurors to explain something about what they look for when jurying a show. We posed five questions to each of them and we share their generous responses in this downloadable/viewable copy of the article found in the Spring 2018 issue of the NBO Magazine. Demystifying the Jurying Process ... read more5 months ago
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