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
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.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Saw ILWI dinner at IQF

 SAQA ILWI members, Sarah Hochhauser, Denise Havlan,Stephanie Nordlin,Frieda Anderson, Laura Wasilowski, Pat Kroth and guests Wendy Richardson, Deann S. and Becky N. enjoyed dinner after the IQF Chicago show on Friday night, April 8th. Good vibes, good stories, good eats.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Visit our multi regional exhibit Deeply Rooted at International Quilt Festival in Rosémont . The show opens Thursday, April 7,2016. 10-6. IQF staff and volunteers were busy installing the work on Wednesday and commented how much they enjoyed seeing the pieces.  Stop by the SAQA table too.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Salvage and Selvage: Upcoming Exhibit by Fiber Artists Coalition

Fiber artworks with recycled and
re-purposed materials by members of the
Fiber Artists Coalition
Final Touring Exhibition Venue!
Schauer Center for the Arts
147 N Rural St. Hartford,WI
April 8- 2016 - May 8, 2016
Reception, Friday, April l5, 2016 6:30pm-7:30pm
Includes work by SAQA members:
Pat Bishop, Kathie Briggs,Shelley,Brucar, Clarian Ferrono, Linda Witte Henke,
Pat Kroth, Casey Puetz, Gwyned Trefethen

Friday, February 26, 2016

SAQA members invited to SDA February 28,2016 Meeting

February 2016 Meeting of the SDA-IL Chapter
From Frances Krueger-Jackson, Illinois SDA Rep
The Next Meeting for SDA-IL Will Be Sunday February 28th, 2016 from 11AM to 1pm at LillStreet Loft in Chicago.

Hi! I just wanted to let you all know about our next meeting which will be Sunday February 28th 2016 at the LillStreet Loft from 11AM to 1PM. I am really excited about this because I have arranged a speaking event instead of our usual meeting! Craft/Work, LillStreet Art Center & SDA-IL invites you to the event listed below. Feel free to bring a friend if you think they would be interested. Nora Renick Rinehart (a teacher at LillStreet Art Center) and fellow artist Rachel Wallis will be giving the talk described below:
Hirst, Don't It? Revealing the Invisible Labor of Female Fiber Artists in Twentieth Century Art.
Women fiber artists have engaged in the core concepts of Modern Art, including color theory, geometry, and abstract composition, in ways that have not always been acknowledged within contemporary art movements. However, any history of Modern Art cannot be complete if it refuses to include the work and ideas of women and fibers. Through research, writing and an accompanying quilt project, artists Nora Renick Rinehart and Rachel Wallis (otherwise known as Craft/Work) have documented the parallel history of fiber art and artists in Contemporary Art (beginning with the often overlooked artists of the Bauhaus Weaving Workshops) and reinserted their ideas and practices into one of the most talked about works of Post-Modern Art on the market today. Please join Nora & Rachel for a slide presentation of their project which will be followed by a discussion period and pot-luck style brunch. 

Sunday, February 28th, 11am-1pm
Lillstreet Loft
4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Please bring a dish or drink to share with the group!
Nora Renick Rinehart (Artist/Speaker)
Rachel Wallis (Artist/Speaker)
Frances Krueger-Jackson (SDA-IL Representative)

I hope to see you all there! If possible please let me know if you're coming at Do not reply to this email as it goes to an SDA moderator who then has to forward your reply back to me. Just send your RSVP directly to my email above

Also, you can RSVP at the Facebook event page created just for this event... 
Lillstreet Loft is located at 4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 on the 2nd floor  
Midwest SDA Yahoo Group: Including, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indian, Illinois, and Michigan members and events. 

Thank you & Best wishes,
Frances Krueger-Jackson
SDA Illinois Rep

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Kathleen Sweeney's work in Fly me to the moon Exhibit

SAQA ILWI member,   Kathleen Sweeney, Cedarburg,WI
has two quilts accepted into the Fly Me To The Moon exhibit: Hello Earth, Greetings from Endeavor (in honor of Alfred Worden, CMP, Apollo 15) and The Moon is an Egg, representing a 'modern fable' based on a Doctor Who story. The exhibit is expected to travel for several years in recognition of the Apollo Space Program.
Hello Earth by Kathleen Sweeney
Moon Egg by Kathleen Sweeney

The exhibit also includes work by Colleen Ansbaugh, and Cynthia Wenslow.