Exploring and celebrating the common thread of our art within the culturally rich

and geographically diverse Intermountain West.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Journal Gallery Deadline

If anyone has work involving nature, the deadline for submitting photos for the SAQA Journal gallery pages is May 1st. See the April ebulletin on the SAQA site for submission requirements.

Brooke Atherton has an art quilt on page 7 of the Spring 2010 Journal. It is part of the 'SAQA:Fibrations' show, juried by Katie Pasquini Masopust. The article gives great insight into how the chosen artists successfully used value and composition.

Quilt Visions, Quilt Ribbons, 'Zines, & Shows

(say that fast three times!)


'Incidents of Travel: Frontispiece' has been accepted to Quilt Visions 2010: No Boundaries.
For more information on this show that opens October 24, 2010; www.quiltvisions.org

Brooke also has a piece exhibiting this weekend in the SAQA Regional Exhibit 'The Cutting Edge' at the Denver National Quilt Festival 5. April 29-May 2.
It is titled 'Twenty Feet Deep'. Photos below:


Her quilt "From Winter We Emerge" won a Judge's Choice award the recent Machine Quilting Expostion.
Also, her quilt 'Twilight' will be in the Noteworthy section of the May issue of 'Machine Quilting Unlimited'.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fabrications: All Media Shows

Congratulations to Donna Deaver for winning Best of Show at 'Fabrications' Quilt Artists Juried Quilt Exhibition 'Imagination Unleashed - Journey' for her pictorial art quilt "Gauguin Revisited"!
Fabrications was held at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls, Idaho. This was Donna's first entry into a juried show.

There was an interesting question and thread on the SAQA Yahoo group yesterday about submitting to all media shows. The responses were very favorable for those who had entered their art quilts into mixed media shows. In fact, they had great success.
Fiber is a wonderful medium as we well know and incredibly diverse. The facts seem to bear out that more people would like to see art quilts not just at quilt shows. It is a fantastic way to raise the level of awareness.
This seemed to be the jist of the Reinvention Conference. Get your work out there in a variety of venues. We are artists who happen to use fiber in our work. And as Martha would say "that's a good thing".

(If you haven't joined this group, go to SAQA@yahoogroups.com and request to join)

Several SAQA members are on this new site http://www.figurativeartist.org/
Check it out, it looks very interesting and another venue to show art quilts.

Mentorship call tomorrow night, Weds. April 14th 8pm ET. Teaching on the Circuit with Anna Hergert. Details for this audio presentation are on the SAQA site.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Art Quilt News from our region

Congratulations to our regional members!

Museum Show for SAQA Member Sharon Baker collaborating with Elaine Bowles
March 31-June 27, 2010 LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington

"Moon Hike" accepted at Museum of Ventura County in the 'Becoming Art at the Seams' show for SAQA co-region member Gayle Simpson. March 13-June 20, 2010.

Solo Exhibition for Heidi Zielinski at 'The River's Mist' Gallery, 137 Main St., Stevensville, Montana for the month of May.
Heidi won Best Hand Workmanship for her wall quilt "From Winter We Emerge" at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.
Her quilts 'Twilight" and "From Winter We Emerge" will be at the Machine Quilting Exposition. MQX is in Providence, RI, April 16-18. Two other quilts of Heidi's will be at Denver National Quilt Festival, April 29-May 2. 'In a Heartbeat' is traveling with the SAQA Fibrations exhibit, and will also be at the Denver Quilt Festival.

Brooke Atherton has work showing at the Toucan Gallery in Billings, Montana.


Cynthia St. Charles - Yellowstone Art Museum - April 17, 2010 'Non-toxic Surface Design on Fabric' http://www.yellowstone.artmuseum.org/

Gayle Simpson - Bear Paw Quilting - June 26th Raw Edge Applique, July 24th Meandering Moose. http://www.bearpawquilting.net/

In conjuction with the Yellowstone Quilt Festival, September 9-12 in Cody, Wyoming, there is a class offered by John Marshall on indigo/katazome. http://www.yellowstonequiltfest.info/
This just sounded really interesting.


'Beyond Comfort' deadline October 10, 2010. Premiere location to be Birmingham, England, Festival of Quilts, Aug. 2011. Marci Rae McDade-Juror Eileen Doughty-Curator

'No Place to Call Home' deadline June 20, 2010 Premier location is World Quilt Show, Manchester, New Hampshire. Kathleen McCabe-curator


Big Sky Quilt Retreat and Show "Wild Women, Wild Threads" March 9-12, 2011.


Quilt National 11 Deadline September 10, 2010. Dairy Barn Arts Center