SAQA IL/WI

Thursday, June 23, 2016

SAQA ILWI Stitched Together Regional Touring Exhibition

 SAQA ILWI Stitched Together  Regional Touring Exhibition
 Don't forget to enter! Online Entry closes July 1,2016. Midnight.

Revised entry requirements:
Horizontal measurements: 24”- 50” (width) x 30”- 72” Vertical (height)
No “created by” date.
The exhibit has been accepted to Marshfield Clinic New Visions Gallery for Fall 2017. And Fineline Creative Arts Center, St Charles, IL for Spring 2018.
Other venues are in the proposal process. The exhibit will tour until Fall 2018.
Each participant will receive a free exhibition catalog.

Don't delay- Enter today!
Pat Kroth and Cynthia Wenslow,  Co-Curators, SAQA ILWI  Stitched Together
krothp@juno.com        cynthia@cynthiawenslow.com
SAQA ILWI work in Deeply Rooted Exhibit at IQF Chicago

Saturday, June 18, 2016

IMPORTANT SAQA ILWI Stitched Together Prospectus and Venue Update

IMPORTANT!  SAQA ILWI Stitched Together Prospectus and Venue update
You spoke- we listened! We are adapting the size requirements for the Stitched Together exhibit.
Horizontal measurements: 24”- 50” (width) x 30”- 72” Vertical (height)
No “created by” date.
The exhibit has been accepted to Marshfield Clinic New Visions Gallery for Fall 2017. And Fineline Creative Arts Center, St Charles, IL for Spring 2018.

Other venues are in the proposal process. The exhibit will tour until Fall 2018.
Don’t miss this opportunity to show your work in our new regional traveling exhibition.
Remember each participant will receive a free exhibition catalog.
Online Entry closes July 1,2016. Midnight.

Thanks much! Can’t wait to see our new exhibit.
 Our juror Sharon Wright is anxious to view the entries!

Pat Kroth and Cynthia Wenslow,  Co-Curators, SAQA ILWI  Stitched Together


Monday, June 6, 2016

Studio Meeting in Mundelein ,IL with Shelley Brucar Please RSVP



SAQA ILWI June 2016 News Flash
Don’t forget to RSVP

June 14,2016 10:30AM  Tuesday, Studio visit and Meeting Shelley Brucar 3071 Rockwell Circle, Mundelein, IL Grand Dominion Development, Enter from Hawley or Rte 176 west of Rt 60/83.Cell: 847-921-4363- studio meeting and hands-on, bring a lunch dish to pass and work and /or brags to share.  SAQA Trunk Show D. Small supply list: Shelley will do a creativity-inspiring 30 minute collage.  People need to bring a canvas board no larger than 8x10 and magazines. She has a no shoes house but can provide fuzzy slippers!
Please RSVP Pat Kroth krothp@juno.com or Shelley:  shelley.brucar@yahoo.com

Shelley Brucar  Venetian Reflections III










Friday, June 3, 2016

Barbara Schneider part of Panel Discussion for Dialogues



       Barbara Schneider will be part of a panel discussion on June 23,2016 at the Indianapolis Art Museum, Indianapolis, IN as part of the opening of Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts. The exhibition will debut at the Brett Waller Community Gallery at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. My piece Anemone Dance, var. 1 is part of the show.



Tuesday, May 31, 2016



SAQA ILWI NEW REGIONAL  EXHIBIT :  STITCHED TOGETHER
       Our region spans over 800 miles from northern WI to Southern IL, what makes us different? alike? Our passion for fiber art keeps us Stitched Together. 1 entry per artist, Online entry June 1- July 1,2016, no date of completion on work. Juried by IL fiber artist Sharon Wright. We are striving for a very inclusive exhibit to really showcase our region. Venues for this touring show will be announced soon. Free exhibition catalog to all participants. Have fun, experiment, enter! Online Entry due July 1,2016. Co-curated by Pat Kroth and Cynthia Wenslow.
For full prospectus SAQA.com calls for entry or go to:


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thanks to Volunteers at IQF Chicago



Thanks to everyone who volunteered at International Quilt Fest 2016 Chicago, (Rosemont,IL) last weekend. We couldn't do it without you. It was great to see so many smiling faces! A big thank you to Denise Havlan and Sara Hochhauser for coordinating the SAQA table.
Sarah Hochhauser and Denise Havlan

Working the SAQA table

SAQA Table IQF Chicago 2016

    I was lucky, as a co-curator to give exhibition talks for the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) regional exhibition Deeply Rooted. This engaging touring exhibit features the work of SAQA members from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska. The exhibit continues at the Museum of Nebraska Art April 19-August 7,2017.
To see the entire show go to www.deeplyrootedexhibit.com
Many thanks to Cynthia Wenslow, Stuart;and Stephanie Nordlin who helped pack the exhibit on Saturday night and get it to the next destination. -Pat Kroth

Gwyned Trefethen artwork included in upcoming SAQA exhibits


Gwyned Trefethen,  Appleton,WI

Deconstructed Sunrise # 3,   59”H x 39” W  is in
 My Corner of the World, which opens at the Stratford Perth Museum.




Adoration 35”H x 35”W  is in  Tranquility, which begins on the IQF circuit, starting in Houston, TX  November 2016.