Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Speaking Out by Linda Friedman

Speaking Out by Linda Friedman has been juried into the exhibit PULSE at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, NM.   
The call for art outlined that the jurors were looking for art to "Examine the concept of rhythm and take time to tune into the cadence of the world around you..." Linda's  work, Speaking Out was inspired by Pharrell Williams' song, "Freedom" that was released in 2015.  
This quilted work was composed upon white and red cotton and cotton blend fabrics, screen printed and stenciled using her original designs with acrylic paints mixed with fabric medium, and free-motion quilted.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Member News for Linda Anderson

Bali Boys by Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson's Bali Boys and Unbroken were juried into the 34th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts exhibit at Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO.  

Exhibition Dates: July 5-Sept. 3, 2015

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. and most evenings during theater performances.

Reception: July 8, 5-7 p.m., Awards Presentation at 6:00 p.m.

Unbroken by Linda Anderson

Lincoln Center for the Performing and Visual Arts
417 W. Magnolia Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SAQA Artist Tour - Deborah Weir

Deborah Weir with detail of CHROMA Yellow
Summer was in full swing at the vibrant and lively community center yesterday as we all arrived for Deborah Weir's artist talk.  Thanks again, Deborah, for agreeing to do this for our region and thank you to all the SAQA members who came out for the tour.  Many of us are now inspired to experiment with Tyvek, hot glue, food wrappers, and found objects...and to have fun, be bold, and go BIG!  

Deborah Weir discussing her CHROMA series

If you haven't had a chance to see the exhibit, you have until June 29.  Details here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

To Dye For

Regional SAQA member Jeannie Palmer Moore has five of her artworks included in the invitational exhibition To Dye For at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, July 16 - October 2, 2016.  The exhibit also includes work by four other quilt artists: Sue Cavanaugh, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Ann Johnston, and Lyric Kinard.  As the title of this exhibit suggests, hand-dyed textiles are incorporated into each of the artist's works.

NO WORRIES (Detail) by Jeannie Palmer Moore
60" x  38"

July 16 - October 2, 2016
Opening Reception: July 16, 5-7 p.m.

Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106




Open: Tuesday – Saturday 10AM - 4PM
Sunday Noon - 4PM
Closed: Monday and major holidays


Persons 18 and under admitted free
Visions Members Free

Saturday, June 18, 2016


34" x  35"
(Photo by Ken Sanville)
"Located in Washington DC, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum is hosting a juried exhibition in collaboration with SAQA, Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora." Thirty-nine pieces of artwork were juried into this exhibition, including four pieces from our regional members: Margaret Abramshe, Charlotte Bird, Sandra Lauterbach and Nancy Lemke.
SEDNA'S TEARS by Charlotte S. Bird
73" x 112"
(Photo by Eric Nancarrow)
"All works reflect upon the theme of “Diaspora.” Diaspora is the dispersion of a people from an established ancestral homeland. These communities remain simultaneously active in social, economic, cultural, or political processes in their country of origin and with compatriots worldwide."
WAILING WALL OF KRAKOW by Sandra E. Lauterbach
56" x 102"
(Photo by Gregory Case)

ONLY 8 1/2 OF MANY MILLIONS by Nancy Lemke
21"x  90"
Stories of Migration is now showing through September 24, 2016.
For more information and to view all of the quilts in this exhibit please click here.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Reminder: SAQA Meetup June 21

CHROMA Brown (Detail) by Deborah Weir

Just a quick reminder that we have scheduled an artist tour with Deborah Weir on Tuesday, June 21.  We will meet in the atrium gallery at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach shortly before 11:00.  Deborah will be giving us an up-close and in-depth look at her solo exhibit, an exhibit that includes textiles, fiber/mixed-media wall pieces, a couple of installations, several art quilts, a series of 8 HUGE mixed-media panels, and more.  

Alpert Jewish Community Center
3801 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 426-7601

The artist tour will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. 
Both the tour and the parking are free.  
Friends/guests are welcome. 
No RSVP necessary.


Monday, June 13, 2016

My Inner Self-Portrait and Shaped by Fiber III

My Inner Self-Portrait and Shaped by Fiber III
Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists

Beyond The Edge Fiber Artists have two exhibits, “My Inner Self-Portrait” and “Shaped by Fiber III," on display this summer at the Cerritos Library in Cerritos, California.  Beyond the Edge Artists include: Madeleine Bajracharya, Laura Bisagna, Mia Bloom, Cynthia Catlin, Linda Friedman, jo p. griffith, Teresa Shippy, and Eileen Wintemute. The exhibits will begin on July 1 and run through the end of August, 2016. The library is located at 18025 Bloomfield Ave. in Cerritos, California. You can contact the library for more information at 562-916-1350. The exhibits are described below. We hope you have a chance to see them at the lovely Cerritos library.

My Inner Self-Portrait
A fine arts fiber exhibit exploring aspects of self-portraiture. In this exhibit the artist was asked to look beyond the mere physical and instead present an inner view. The art work may reflect how the artist sees themselves at this time, or at a formative moment in their life. Each piece reveals something unique to the individual and at the same time that which is universal to all.

Becoming Me by Mia Bloom

Shaped by Fiber III
Shaped by Fiber III is an exhibit featuring fiber art that goes beyond two dimensional wall hangings. The works shown in this exhibit include threedimensional forms, vessels, mounted fiber art, and hanging pieces. This stunning exhibit shows numerous ways that fibers can be sculpted to create spectacular artworks.

Natural Growth by Cynthia Catlin

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Let's Monkey Around!

Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle for ROBERT KAUFMAN

Don't miss the SAQA S.Cal/S.Nev Member Survey of June 2016!  

The survey should have landed on your email doorstep this morning.  

We hope you'll check it out and complete it by June 20.  

It should only take a few minutes of your time. 

Thanks a million! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Member News for Susan Slesinger

Susan Slesinger, a member of the international challenge group Fifteen by Fifteen www.fifteenquilts.com)  recently had five quilts exhibited at Quilts Beaujolais (Beaujolais, France) and four other quilts are on show at the month long Taiwan International Quilt Festival.  Eight of these were also shown in a special exhibit at the European Patchwork Championships in Maastricht Holland, last October.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Color By Accident Plus

by Ann Johnston
SAQA member Ann Johnston is giving a 3-day dye workshop at the Mendocino Art Center in late July.  Johnston has been a huge influence on fabric dyers with her books, videos and workshops.  It really is a great opportunity!  For all the specifics, and to learn more about Johnston, the class, and the Mendocino Art Center, please click here