Thursday, August 25, 2016

"Roots/Routes" Special Group Exhibit

So many great art quilts to see at the San Diego Quilt show this year, including 15 quilts by 14 artists from the Quilts on the Wall art quilt group in their special group exhibit titled: “Roots/Routes." These 15 wall hangings are 18” x 48” portrait orientation. Each artist has interpreted the theme of "Roots/Routes" in a very diverse way by using varied ideas, designs, and textile techniques. 

Artists: Barbara Beer, Laurie Bucher, Ross Bucher/Laurie Bucher (collaboration), David Charity,  Patricia Charity, Carol Churchill, Linda Friedman, Anna Fay Korngute, Cathi Nelson, Ellen November, Sharon Oblinger, Linda Stone, Mary Tabar, Janet Tranbarger (2 pieces).

Taking Root by David Charity

San Diego Quilt Show
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

The quilt show runs from August 31 through September 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 31 - Preview Night 6pm - 9pm  (Admission $20)

Thursday, September 1,  10am - 5pm (Admission $10)
Friday, September 2,  10am - 5pm (Admission $10)
Saturday, September 3,  10am - 4pm (Admission $10)

Click here if you would like more details regarding the San Diego Quilt Show.

Quilts on the Wall meets in Seal Beach, CA, bimonthly. For more information please go to:

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Let's Get Mod!  Mid-century mod that is… Take a walk down memory lane to reacquaint yourself with mid-century modern style or try your hand at the modern-quilt-guild aesthetic. Think of modern style, elongated ovals, globe lights, positive and negative space, funky colors, and let's have fun! 

Let’s Get Mod! is a traveling juried exhibition that invites all SAQA Southern California and Southern Nevada members to make a square quilt (25” x 25”) with a mid-mod theme.

Here's the link to the full prospectus and registration info:

Online Entry Opens: October 18, 2016
Deadline for Entry: November 18, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Solo Special Exhibit - Ann L. Scott

Shore Bits by Ann L. Scott

Orchid by Ann L. Scott

Elephants by Ann L. Scott

Ann Scott has a Solo Special Exhibit that you won't want to miss at the San Diego Quilt Show from August 31 – September 3, 2016. The exhibit will feature pieces from her Photograph on Fiber series. Pieces from this series have shown in several other venues including Visions Art Museum and a few are also in private collections. These pieces contain an actual photograph (the inspiration) mounted and suspended ¾” above an art quilt.  Ann also teaches an online course (at that is a more easily constructed version of the photo on fiber pieces.

San Diego Quilt Show
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

The quilt show runs from August 31 through September 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 31 - Preview Night 6pm - 9pm  (Admission $20)

Thursday, September 1,  10am - 5pm (Admission $10)
Friday, September 2,  10am - 5pm (Admission $10)
Saturday, September 3,  10am - 4pm (Admission $10)

Click here if you would like more details regarding the San Diego Quilt Show.

Friday, August 12, 2016

URBAN TEXTURES - Carol Churchill

Urban Textures began as a fabric-design competition which resulted in a unique collection of fabric designs created by six SAQA members. SAQA artists were then challenged to use these fabrics in art quilts and submit them for a virtual exhibition to be seen on the SAQA website. Juror Luana Rubin, owner of, selected 25 pieces to be included in this online exhibition and selected ten to be featured in the Winter SAQA Journal. Two pieces by our regional SAQA member Carol Churchill were selected for both the virtual exhibition and the Winter SAQA Journal 2016, Volume 26, No.1.  

Art From Ashes by Carol Churchill
"Art From Ashes represents the concept that Art cannot exist without Civilization and Civilization cannot exist without Art. It is a form of infinity, just as the Phoenix, a mythical creature, arises every 1000 years from the ashes of its predecessor; the art that is destroyed by war in the Islamic countries can arise from its ashes with civilization, the end of war.   The dancer is the quintessential representation of all artistic endeavors: strength, balance, flexibility, beauty, grace, movement, fleeting in time, supporting and balancing civilization." ~ Carol Churchill

Urban Graffiti "LaLa Land" Style by Carol Churchill
"Urban Graffiti "LaLa Land" Style is intended as a tongue in cheek representation of urban residents of Los Angeles; celebrities plastered on tall buildings seeking attention; mile after mile of food franchise signs along the freeway seeking our dollars for fast food; and local artists seeking attention by drawing on urban structures Los Angeles... a place where people chill out and relax.  Warhol said it..."Art is anything you can get away with.”" ~  Carol Churchill

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Member News from Terry Waldron

Terry Waldron has two pieces that have been juried into the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum's 2016 "Quilt Festival" in Washington state.  The Festival's Preview Party will be on September 29, and the Festival runs from September 30 - October 2.

Moving Mountains

Medieval Reflections

Terry was asked by Stephania Bommarito of SCCQG to submit a piece of her work to their
"California Hues, Tints, Shades, and Tones"exhibit for Quilt Fest Oasis 2016 in Palm Springs.
This is the piece she submitted because it's her interpretation of the Chinese Gardens at the Huntington Library. 

Terry has been asked to teach 4 BRAND NEW classes at "Road to California" in Ontario, Ca
from January 19th - 22nd.  Registration is open now.

        "Pattern-Less Patterns" Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017  8AM-4PM

        "Rougher Cut" Friday, Jan.20, 2017  8AM-4PM

        "Sing Me a Song" Saturday, Jan. 21  8AM-4PM

        "Poor Butterfly"  Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017  8AM-4PM

Sunday, August 7, 2016


Alex Veronelli, product manager at Aurifil and juror for the SAQA Food for Thought exhibit, selected 34 artworks created by SAQA members from around the world, including the works of three members from our region: Vicki Bohnhoff, Elaine Millar, and Jeannie Palmer Moore. The works examine the many aspects that food plays in our daily lives -- from a single piece of fruit to a still life, from the family table to the significance of food in culture and the celebration of family milestones. 

Pepitas by Vicki Bohnhoff
40" x 39"

"So many little seeds from one pumpkin! Camille Spurlock washed and roasted them in a pan and took this photo because the spirals formed reminded her of the Fibonacci spirals I was quilting." ~ Vicki Bohnhoff

Heirlooms by Elaine Millar
40" x 30"

"In late summer, tomato crops peak. This quilt depicts the light that would come through the window and reflect on the granite counter top, which is covered with the tomato harvest." 
~ Elaine Millar

Il Mercato by Jeannie Palmer Moore
34" x 46"

"There is nothing more enticing than a display window at an Italian Market. Juicy, fresh tomatoes arranged among Italian olive oil, balsamic vinegar and wine tempt the palate." 
~ Jeannie Palmer Moore

Food for Thought can be seen at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, MI, now through August 31, 2016.  Then, Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum in Temple, Texas, January 31, 2017 through April 1, 2017, and George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, July 2018 through September 2018.

Friday, July 29, 2016


For those of you who didn't get a chance to see our regional exhibit STITCH DIALECTIC, here's a video catalog for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Here’s the Call for Entry you’ve all been waiting for! There is no specific theme to interpret for this exhibition. There is no specific size requirement. There is no specific “must have been completed after” date either… because we all know great artwork does not come with an expiration. So, if you’d like the freedom to enter a seasoned favorite or the freedom to create a brand new piece, here’s your chance!

UNTETHERED THREAD is a juried exhibition of contemporary textiles showcasing the diverse artistic styles of SAQA regional members from Southern California and Southern Nevada, works of exceptional design and craftsmanship. Exhibiting at this venue is an excellent opportunity for accepted artists to share their work with the public and a large number of theater attendees -- attendees who have an appreciation for the arts but who may not otherwise know of or be familiar with contemporary textile art. SAQA has held four extremely popular and well-received regional exhibits at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, and now we’ve been invited back for a fifth exhibition! The venue is large, so up to 50-60 works are projected to be accepted.

For prospectus and Registration:

Online registrations opens: March 1, 2017
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Friday, July 15, 2016


From the Pacific Ocean... by Kathy Piper

The opening reception for Wavelengths at Visions Art Museum is Saturday, July 16, 5-7pm. This exhibit showcases works by four San Diego artists: Kathleen McCabe, Gillian Moss, Kathy Piper, and Mary Tabar.   Each artist has two 18" x 30" pieces in the exhibit.

Opening Reception: July 16, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Dates: July 16 - October 2, 2016

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

From the Same Cloth II by Gillian Moss
From the Same Cloth I by Gillian Moss

"To me, being on the same 'wavelength' means to be on the same page, from the same mold, or cut from the same cloth. It was this phrase—cut from the same cloth—that served as the inspiration for my pieces in this exhibition.
A while ago, I picked up a scrap of fabric—cream-colored with blue spots—from my guild's free table. At my first meeting of the Modern Guild, I sewed that cream-colored fabric scrap together with some other scraps, which were just supposed to be sample pieces. But, I realized that these 'scraps' fit the bill perfectly when I was invited to exhibit here at VAM.

As a quilter, I have fingers in a few sewing groups: traditional, contemporary, and modern. I asked myself, "Are they so different?" Ultimately, I don't think so. We can learn so much from each other; we have this uniting love of fabric, of creating beautiful, interesting, and functional work. In other words, we quilters and artists are on the same page, cut from the same cloth, and on the same 'wavelength.'" ~ Gillian Moss

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Teresa Shippy pictured with several pieces from her solo exhibit "Cool Classic Rides 2"
What do you get when the incredibly talented Teresa Shippy combines a touch of nostalgia, a tad of whimsy and a large dollop of cool?  You get Teresa's hugely popular solo exhibition "Cool Classic Rides 2" currently touring the country with the Mancuso shows through October 2016! This fun and fantastic exhibit can be seen this summer, August 8 - 20, at the World Quilt Show - New England in Manchester, NH, and the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA, September 15 - 18. "The Rides" will then be zooming back to California in the fall for Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs and  PIQF in Santa Clara.  For more on this exhibit, and to read an article featuring Teresa, please click here.