Friday, February 12, 2016

CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles is proud to host...

The Log Cabins of Donald Judd
50 new quilts by LUKE Haynes

February 18 - 28, 2016

We invite you to come see an ambitious display of new work by one of the stars in the modern quilt world, LUKE Haynes.  Inspired by the iterative material style of the late sculptor for which the series is named, LUKE has interpreted the traditional log cabin quilting method over a series of 50 quilts, all made of used textiles and using a range of red, white and black to articulate pattern and language.

The quilts will be hung from the ceiling in our massive "log cabin" warehouse like a forest to explore, creating an immersive, experiential show.

VIP opening February 18, 4 - 6 p.m.
$130 a ticket for the VIP includes yummies, drinks and a swag bag that makes the price well worth it - just ask LUKE.  Proceeds support the show/artist.

Open to the public after 6 p.m.

Join this event on Facebook.

For those of you also attending QuiltCon or just not wanting to drive, there will be free shuttles between the Pasadena Convention Center and CRAFTED:
VIP bus at 4:30 (ticket required), and 6 and 8 p.m.
Return shuttles at approximately 5:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m. 

Show continues through February 28:
February 19-21, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 26-28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Regional Show - Call for Entries!

Hello SAQA SoCal/SoNev members!

Just a reminder that “Stitch Dialectic,” our next regional exhibition at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, is coming up in April 2016. 

The online submission window opens January 15 and closes February 15. Please make a note that the deadline is at midnight, Central Standard Time, not Pacific Standard Time as stated in the prospectus.

STITCH DIALECTIC is a juried exhibition of contemporary textiles showcasing the unique artistic voices of SAQA members living and working in the Southern California and Southern Nevada region.
Poway Center for the Performing Arts 15498 Espola Rd, Poway, CA 92064 
The Poway Center for the Performing Arts is a stunning venue with more than 70,000 patrons passing through its doors each year. For the entire month of April 2016, the STITCH DIALECTIC exhibit will grace the circular walls of both the grand lobby and second level floor of this beautiful facility located in North County San Diego. 
Entry fee is $25 for up to three quilts.
JUROR: Laura Bisagna  


 Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2013.  Artwork must meet the SAQA definition of an art quilt: the art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.   Accepted work is subject to final approval after the actual work arrives. Work that doesn’t fall within the size limitations and/or differs significantly from the digital image representing it will not be displayed.   Artwork must be original (not executed in the classroom, under educational guidance or supervision).   Poway Center for Performing Arts requests that accepted pieces be suitable for all ages.  Artwork will be offered for sale.  The interested party will be asked to contact the artist directly.   15% of each sale is due and payable to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. 
Artwork needs to be received by March 5, 2016. Shipping instructions will be sent to the artists’ whose work is accepted. Artists are responsible for two-way shipping costs, so please include a prepaid return shipping label when mailing. Artists are responsible for insuring their work.  
Artwork must have a sleeve on the back that is at least 1” from the top and ending 1” away from each side.  A wooden slat must be included and have eyehooks on each end. 
Artwork must include a label on the back with the artist’s name as well as the title of the work.  
Width: minimum of 15” to a maximum of 42"
Height: minimum of 15” to a maximum of 80"

Call for Entry Issued:  August 2, 2015
Art Call online entry system goes live:  January 15, 2016
Art Call online entry system closes:  February 15, 2016 (at midnight Pacific Standard Time)
Notifications of Acceptances/Rejections:  February 20, 2016
Accepted Artwork Delivery Date:  February 26 -- March 5, 2016
Exhibition Opens:  April 1, 2016
Exhibition Closes: April 30, 2016 

 Submit one overall digital image and one detail digital image for each piece of artwork.  Digital images must be saved as a high quality JPEG file (No TIFF files).  Finished images should be a minimum of 2100 pixels on the longest side. 
Statement of Release
I agree to loan my artwork to Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. I understand that the costs of insuring and shipping my artwork to the shipping center in California are my responsibility. I further agree to permit the images or detail images and/or all or part of my artist's statement to be used in the exhibit catalog, articles, ads, promotions, books, websites, blogs, CD's, current event news coverage, television productions, and/or multi-media productions for and about exhibit or for and about the shows at which the exhibit may be seen.
INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED: Name Address Day Phone Number Email Address Is this application a collaboration? Other artists 
ABOUT THE QUILT: Title Height  Width Statement Techniques Materials Year Completed Photo Credit Sale Price Insurance Value
 Any questions, please email Laura Bisagna:

Thank you for supporting the SAQA SoCal/SoNev region.

Laura Bisagna

Monday, November 16, 2015

QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena

QuiltCon is coming to Pasadena in 2016
The Modern Quilt Guild
February 18-21
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street, Pasadena

SAQA will have a vendor booth at this show - isn't that fabulous! 

We are all united in our passion for fabric and thread, no matter how we design and construct our quilts or fiber art. We will sell books, memberships and talk about our passion for making art quilts.  The is an incredible opportunity to be part of this show.

SAQA MEET-UP at QuiltCon - Thursday 3:30-5pm by the booth
  Here is the link to QuiltCon

Schedule - SAQA Booth 608
9:00am - 10:30am Set up - Jamie Fingal and Lisa Ellis- show opens at 10:00am
10:15am - Noon - Kris Sasaki, Deb Cashatt
Noon - 2:00pm - Ann Anastasio and Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Jeannie P. Moore and Vivika DeNegre
4:00pm - 6:00pm - Kris Sazaki and Deb Cashatt

9:00am-10:30am - Jamie Fingal and Libby Williamson
10:15am - Noon -  Ann Anastasio and Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak
11:45am- 2:00pm -Kathryn Pellman and Ellen November
1:45pm - 4:00pm - Jeanne Surber, Ann Anastasio, Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak
3:45pm - 6:00pm -Martha Wolfe, Jenny Lyon, Judy Perez

9:00am - 10:30am - Jamie Fingal and Andi Perejda
10:15am - Noon - Jeanne Surber and Anjelica Reyes

11:45am- 2:00pm -Guila Greer and Linda Stone
1:45pm - 4:00pm - Kristin Shields and Marion Shimoda
3:45pm - 6:00pm - Jamie Fingal and Terry Waldron

9:00am - 10:30 am - Jamie Fingal and Libby Williamson
10:15am - Noon - Deborah Bright and Angelica Reyes
11:45am- 2:00pm -Lisa Ellis and Jamie Fingal
1:45pm - 4:00pm -Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal
3:45pm - 5:30pm - Leslie, Jamie, Libby

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oasis Regional Show

Southern California and Southern Nevada SAQA members

A place to feel replenished, relaxed, rejuvenated, and restored.  It could be a favorite vacation spot, a concert, or somewhere in your neighborhood, your backyard, or even the oasis within.  A time or experience that is pleasant and restful.  We all have our own personal oasis' in physical, metaphorical or filed away as a memory.  Where do you go to find your oasis?
18" wide by 40" high - vertical format

This exhibit will be shown at the following venues in 2016:

Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show - January 7-9
State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

HMQS, May 7-9
South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State St, Sandy, UT 84070

Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo, June 23-25
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, 2500 E. Second St, Reno NV 89595

Their shows run Thursday, Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4

Oasis book available on Amazon.  SAQA member Catherine Baltgalvis is the designer of the book

Serenity - Sharon Casey
Oasis in the Time of Drought - Cindy Cooksey
An Ocean Breeze - Celeste Covas
Au Jardin - Karen Cunagin
Easy of the Eyes - Linda Evans
Rock Creek - Linda Evans
Home Safe - Gail Hansen
Claremont Series #3 Hills & Trails - Sharon Hightower
By the Sea - Suzanne Kistler
Sanctuary - Kathleen McCabe
North of South - Elaine Millar
Part-Time Oasis - Kathy Nida
Huntington Oasis - Ellen November
Midnight at the Oasis - Kathryn Pellman
Rainmaker - Sue Rasmussen
Hot Springs Memory - Carol Sebastian-Neely
A View from the Back Door - Ann Turley
Urban Oasis: Watts Tower - Heather Urquhart
Shivers - Terry Waldron
Palm d'or - Deborah Weir

Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison, jurors

Saturday, September 26, 2015

My Inner Self-Portrait at Quiltfest Oasis in Palm Springs

“My Inner Self Portrait” by Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists
Quiltfest Oasis in Palm Springs

My Inner Self Portrait
A fine arts fiber exhibit exploring aspects of self-portraiture that look beyond the mere physical to reveal that which is unique to us as individuals and/or that which is universal to all.

Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists (Beyond the Edge) are proud to announce that their Special Exhibit  “My Inner Self Portrait” will be shown at the 2015 Palm Springs Quiltfest Oasis, to be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center, located at 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, California (phone 760-325-6611).  The show dates are October 8 through 10, 2015. We hope you have the opportunity to see this unique fiber arts exhibit.

Linda Anderson, Madeleine Bajracharya, Laura Bisagna, Mia Bloom, Cynthia Catlin, Linda Friedman, jo p. griffith, Teresa Shippy, Eileen Wintemute.

Check out their blog here

Monday, September 14, 2015

Flying Geese Quilt Show - Soka University

Saturday, September 26 - 10:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 27 – 10:00 – 3:30 pm

(vendor set up day is Sept. 25)


$10 (with free parking)

SAQA Member Eileen Wintemute is one of the featured artists!

Location: Soka University
1 University Dr.
Aliso Viejo, CA

Visit the Harvest of Quilts official web site at:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Art from Cloth in Thousand Oaks, CA

“Art from Cloth”, an exhibition and boutique of fiber art by the Extreme Quilters of Southern California will be on display September 29 - October 14, 2015 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320The opening reception is Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 3 pm to 5 pm.  The show is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is free. 

Show participants are: Eileen Alber, Betty Amador, Loris Bogue, Pamela Christner, Celeste Covas, Joan De Young, Jerry Ferguson, Linda W. Fisher, Margarete Heinisch, Lynn Jurss, Leone Keegan, Rodi Ludlum, Lisa Miller, Janice Prezzano, Sue Rasmussen, Christina Rocha, Jane Salvati, Diana Shore, Sandra Sigal, Linda Stone, Florence Stroup, and Lynne Willcox.

Past exhibitions have featured textile works that incorporated photography, beading, rusting, glass fusing and sculptural techniques.  Visitors are also invited to work on interactive displays. A boutique of handcrafted works by members is an integral part of the show. 

For more information, email Rodi Ludlum at or call 818 597-9279.

New Schedule: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 through
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Artist Reception: Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3 pm to 5 pm

The Extreme Quilter’s annual show will be here soon.  Excitement is mounting. The members are hard at work putting finishing touches on their masterpieces.  You will be thrilled with what has been created this year.  Some of the artists created masterpieces inspired by the likes of Picasso, Rothko and Klimt.  It’s fascinating seeing how popular paintings can be reinterpreted by fiber artists.

The Woman in Gold is coming to the EQ 2015 Fiber Art Show.  While not the original painting of Adele Bloch Bauer by Gustav Klimt, our very own Linda W. Fisher has created a name for herself turning Gustav Klimt paintings into stunning works of fiber art.

Come to the annual show Art from Cloth being held from September 29 – October 14, 2015 from 10–5 daily at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery.  You will be so glad you attended!

Be sure to check out the gift shop.  It will be filled with original art made by our very own Extreme Quilters.
The Thousand Oaks Community Gallery is at 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, just off the 101 freeway, next to the Newbury Park Library.  The show is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Free admission.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Confluence in Redondo Beach, CA

Join five West Coast artists:  Deborah Weir, Carol Nilsen, Susan Willen, Cindy McConnell and Inga Gorsvans-Buell for Confluence at the Pier.  September 2 to November 16; Opening Reception is Sept 26 from 5-7pm

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Shipping 101

Shipping 101

Just in case you don't know how to ship your quilt to a show, or perhaps you need a little review, or maybe there are some things you just didn't know.  This post is for you.
Your quilt should be rolled around a pool noodle on the shortest side, so it doesn't come with creases in it.  A curator/juror has no time to press your quilt, and frankly shouldn't.

You can place archival tissue around the pool noodle, and then roll your quilt around that. This one shows the tissue wrapped with the quilt.
Place you quilt is a large Zip Lock bag.  Tie and ribbon around it to secure, or a piece a selvage, or even a piece of painters tape.  Adhere a piece of paper to the outside of the bag with your name and address as the sender, and the address of the person you are sending it to.  If by some chance your box is ruined somewhere along the line, it will have the send to address on the bundle.
  The box should fit the quilt.  Like this one. Use bubble wrap around the quilt for added protection.
An example of not how to send your quilt.  Don't ship it in a huge box.

Do not use packing peanuts. The biggest NO NO in the quilting industry. What is the person who receives the box suppose to do with them?  They take up too much room and are messy. In the recycling bin.

What is wrong with this picture?  Box is way to big in relation to the pool noodle.  Only send a slat when you are asked to. Otherwise, don't. Please use clear packing tape to secure the ends of your boxes, not duct tape. You spent a great amount of time making your quilt, so treat it right and take the time to pack it right.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Eye of the Artist Exhibit, Mission Viejo, CA

EYE OF THE ARTIST Exhibit Now Showing at Mission Viejo Library
The EYE OF THE ARTIST exhibit presented by Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists is currently on display at the Mission Viejo Library.  For more information and a brief preview, please see the video.  Click here to view

August 1 - 31, 2015

Participating artists:

Linda Anderson
Madeleine Bajracharya
Laura Bisagna
Mia Bloom
Cynthia Catlin
Linda Friedman
jo p. griffith
Mary Beth Kile
Teresa Shippy
Deborah Stanley
Eileen Wintemute

Mission Viejo Library South Gallery Hall
100 Civic Center Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (949) 830-7100

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM