Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rare Science and The Quilt Show

A collaboration between The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson and Rare Science asked artists to create a bear in their signature style.  It is a Simplicity pattern. 

Rare Science is all about kids with rare cancers, and the bears profits go directly to this organization. The bears will be on display in The Quilt Show booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in early November.  Introducing Jamie Fingal's bear "Rebel with a Cause."
 You can read more about Jamie's bear on The Quilt Show's site here.  And on Jamie's Twisted Sister blog here

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Jeannie Palmer Moore - Member News

Roundabout Black & White” by Jeannie Palmer Moore will be at IQF in Houston this year, November 3-5, in the A World of Beauty exhibit.

Machine Quilting Magazine (Sept/Oct 2016 issue) also featured SAQA’s Concrete & Grasslands exhibit which included Jeannie's quilt “In The Shadow of Third Avenue."  (Click here to view.)

Jeannie's SAQA Benefit Auction quilt is currently available for bidding: "Just Chillin'" -- mixed media on canvas with newspaper transfer and water-soluble crayons and free-motion quilted. Click here to view all auction quilts in Section 2.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cuauhtémoc Kish - Member News

Cuauhtémoc Kish
  has work in the following shows!

Art on 30th (Ashton Gallery)
4434 30th Street, SD CA 92116
Title: “Raindance"
Sept 16 thru Oct 15


West Coast Fiber & Book Art
Municipal Gallery
262 E Grand Ave, Escondido CA 92025
Title: "Frida & the Butterflies" (3D) & "Frida and Las Mariposas" (2D)
Sept 9 thru Oct 1
Frida and the Butterflies

Pacific International Quilt Show
Santa Clara Convention Center
Title: “Fiesta2" & "Canyon On My Mind4"
October 13 -16

Canyons on my Mind

Fe Gallery
1100  65th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
Title: “Lily with a T
8/13 thru 9/29

Bard Hall (Textile) Art Show
4190 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Title: “Baltimore” “Victims” and “Dance-floor: Orlando
8/9 thru 10/4

Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Infinite Connections" - Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists

Six Degrees of Separation by Laura Bisagna

The exhibit “Infinite Connections" by Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists will be on display this October at two Mancuso shows: 

Quiltfest Oasis ~ October 6 – 8, 2016
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 North Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA

Pacific International Quilt Festival ~ October 13 – 16, 2016
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

This exhibit is dedicated to the infinite opportunities for connections and all they bring to our lives.  It allows each artist to explore the meaning of the word “infinite” and how that meaning might relate to the people and world around us.

Friday, September 23, 2016

SAQA Auction Section 1 -- Two Days Left!

What is the Bidding Schedule?

Each week, a different set of Auction quilts is available for bidding. The bid price is reduced each day (at 2pm EDT) as follows:

Section 1Sept 19Sept 20Sept 21Sept 22Sept 23Sept 24
Section 2Sept 26Sept 27Sept 28Sept 29Sept 30Oct 1
Section 3Oct 3Oct 4Oct 5Oct 6Oct 7Oct 8

* All quilts will be available for a buy it now purchase of $1000 for the duration of the auction (even if their section isn't open for bidding). Unsold quilts will be sold in Houston and in the SAQA Store.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Art From Cloth Exhibit -- October 4 - 15, 2016

The Extreme Quilters’ seventh annual “Art from Cloth” exhibit and boutique opens Tuesday, October 4 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery for 12 days only.  The show will be open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, closing Saturday, October 15.

The opening reception is Sunday, October 9 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

by Sandra Sigal
Extreme Quilters is a group of contemporary textile artists in Ventura County and beyond who produce a range of beautiful and unusual quilted, pieced, embellished and hand-stitched art pieces.  Along with artwork for sale, there will be a boutique of items hand made by artists in the show.

Among the unusual pieces on the wall will be a three-dimensional puppet theatre, with supplies for visitors and their children to make their own puppets.  There will also a quilt celebrating ham radio operators and incorporating a working ham radio antenna.  A special section of the artist’s self portraits will also be on display.

Artists participating in the show include Eileen Alber, Betty Amador, Loris Bogue, Pamela Christner, Celeste Covas, Joan De Young, Jerry Ferguson, Linda W. Fisher, Sandy Harper, Margarete Heinisch, Lynn Jurss, Leone Keegan, Rodi Ludlum, Janice Prezzano, Sue Rasmussen, Christina Rocha, Diana Shore, Sandra Sigal, Linda Stone, Florence Stroup and Lynne Willcox.

by Sue Rasmussen

The Thousand Oaks Community Gallery is located at 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, just off the 101 freeway next to the Newbury Park Library.

by Pamela Christner

For more information, contact Rodi Ludlum at

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hey, It's Diamond Day!!!

What is Diamond Day?!

Diamond Day is an early bird bidding opportunity where ANY SAQA Benefit Auction quilt is available for $1,000, including this stunning piece Dancing in the Sand by Sheila Frampton-Cooper.  

Bidding is now in progress and will remain in effect until September 19 at 1:30pm EDT. 

NEW FOR 2016:
If you miss this early bidding window, you can still purchase ANY quilt at the Diamond Day price of $1,000, regardless of what section is open for bidding. Link will be available on 09/19. 

This is your chance to own beautiful, unique art quilts by some of the world's finest artists.  Plus, your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA's exhibitions, publications, and education outreach.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Teresa Shippy is Totally Jazzed!

Teresa Shippy is thrilled and honored to share a slice of her art world with you!  She will be leaving soon, Ohio-bound, to tape three segments for Quilting Arts TV.  Two of the segments will air in January, 2017; the third, later in the year 2017.  We'll keep you posted on specific dates and times as we learn more. 

From Ohio, Teresa will head to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA, where her "Cool Classic Rides 2" solo exhibit will be on display, but the coolest thing is: Teresa, herself, will be there for a Meet and Greet, Saturday, September 17th from 10-3! 

Cool 57 Volvo by Teresa Shippy

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
September 15-18, 2016
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA 

Monday, September 12, 2016


SAQA Publication / Exhibition 

Deadline:  Thursday, September 15, 2016

The art quilt movement has been growing for more than 50 years, and SAQA has decided to commemorate this history in a new book and series of exhibitions.  “Art Quilt Retrospective: 50 Years of Innovation” will chronicle the movement decade by decade, from 1960 to today! 

We hope that you will participate in this project by submitting your best work in each appropriate decade. We require high-resolution digital images to be submitted (at least 2100 pixels on the longest side). These should be print-quality images of the overall quilt only, no detail images. A maximum of six images, one per decade, may be submitted per artist.

Update August 20, 2016: If you are submitting pieces from the earlier decades, slides may be mailed in lieu of digital images.


You must submit your entry by September 15 in order to be considered for the publication. However, we will accept additional entries after the deadline as part of an ongoing call for submissions which will help create a valuable online resource database of art quilting history.

This call for submissions is open to anyone (you do not need to be a current SAQA member). We look forward to seeing your work!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Member News for Kathy Nida

Fully Medicated by Kathy Nida

Fully Medicated and I Was Not Wearing a Life Jacket by Kathy Nida are now showing at SPOOL, in Chattanooga TN, through September 18, 2016.

Kathy was also interviewed for this article by Abby Glassenberg of the Craft Industry Alliance.

I Was Not Wearing a Life Jacket by Kathy Nida

You can learn more about Kathy, her artwork, and her creative process by checking out her blog (she posts daily!) and her Instagram.