Monday, November 30, 2009

Clairan Ferrono is hosting her 4th "Open Studio" on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 5432 S Dorchester, in Chicago, Illinois from 2 pm -6 pm.
There will art and note cards for sale. Plus food, and fun for all. Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Join Darcy Berg at Gallery 7 on Sunday, November 29th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The gallery is located at 116 N. Chicago St. - Suite 102, Joliet, Illinois 60432 (next to the Rialto Theater). Refreshments will be served and music provided by Alicia Gummess and Ron Sarver. Darcy will be featuring art quilts, garments, and handmade art dolls.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wild At the Edges


"Wild at the Edges: Inspiration from a Creative Life" is a quirky little
tome meant to delight and inspire. It has sixteen essays, little treasures of
poems hidden here and there, some encouraging thoughts about life and art,
and, if I may say so myself, stunning photos of art and nature.

A preview of more than a dozen pages is here:

http://bit.ly/7RMmrS


25% of all profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society through
Fiberart For A Cause. Fiberart For A Cause has donated more than $190,000 to
the ACS.

--
Virginia A. Spiegel

My new book: "Wild at the Edges: Inspiration from a Creative Life"
http://bit.ly/7RMmrS

Website: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com
Blog: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/blog/
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Greetings All,
SAQA member Bonnie Peterson will be one of the artists featured on Arts Across Illinois, airing Friday, November 20th at 7:30 pm and again Saturday, November 21st at 4:30 pm on WTTW channel 11 or check you local listing. Congratulations!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

PAQA Water Exhibit

Many of the members of SAQAIL/WI are also members of PAQA. A show that I curated in 2006 called PAQA Water has finished traveling. If you are interested in viewing all the quilts from the show you can go to
PAQA Water to view the show's 18" square quilts and their self portraits and see all the venues it traveled to in the three years it was together.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I Didn't Know That a Quilt Could be Political



Greetings All,
SAQA members Casey Puetz, Darcy Berg, JoAnn Deck, Joy Lavrencik, Kathleen Irons Sweeney, Sandy Schweitzer, Sharron Evans, Sharon Malec, Susan Jackan, Suzanne Mouton Riggio, Laura Wasilowski, and Trish Williams are all participating in and exhibit titled "I Didn't Know That a Quilt Could be Political". The exhibit is at the Naperville Cultural Center in Naperville IL at 55 South Mainstreet, suite 211 (November 1 until December 6th) and a closing artists reception will be held on December 6th from 3 pm - 6 pm.