Studio Art Quilt Associates

Friday, April 1, 2011



Meeting at the Art Institute

It has been a long hard winter and it is time to get out and see some beauty. Laura, Trish and I are planning an outing to the Art Institute on Saturday April 16th. We would love it if you could join us. These outings are really free form, everyone gathering at the entrance and then off to see some gorgeous art and inspiration on your own or with a friend. We meet back again to share a meal in the cafeteria downstairs, sharing our experiences with each other and generally just visiting and catch up. We hope you will mark it on your calendar and try to join us. Please respond to Frieda at if you are planning on being there.

There are several fiber exhibits at the Art Institute including June Wayne's Narrative Tapestries and Contemporary Fiber Art: A Selection from the Permanent Collection. Also Chagall's America Windows return. I need to see these every year, the color fills me with joy. You can check out the schedule yourself at;

New Region Members Exhibit

We are planning another exhibit for our members. Laura Wasilowski has been in contact with Fermilab in Batavia IL and they are very excited to have our show. It is entitled “Stitched Together, Art and Science. The art work by our Illinois and Wisconsin members of SAQA will be at their gallery November 1- January 23, 2012.

This is a very large space and can accommodate many large pieces. One of the goals of SAQA is to produce quality exhibitions. We hope you will enter a piece for this show. Find the prospectus HERE
Gathering in Paducah, KY

Laura and I will be in Paducah again this year in our booth at the AQS show, ARTFABRIK/FRIESTYLE. We are on the main floor in the back left corner against the wall. If you make it to the show we hope you will stop in and visit us. I have made a reservation at Max’s restaurant on Wednesday April 27 for us to gather for dinner. Please RSVP to me at if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there.

SAQA's goals include:

• Publish a newsletter and e.Bulletin addressing the professional needs of the working quilt artist.

• Publicize information about the art quilt through a web site, Professional Artist Member portfolios, and referrals to teachers and speakers for workshops and symposia.

• Educate through a series of conferences and lectures.

• Create a network of collectors, dealers and artists.

• Produce quality exhibitions, with documentary catalogues and critical reviews.

• Encourage critical writing, research and publication of articles about art quilts in the art press, popular press and scholarly journals.

We hope to see you at one of the events above or to see your art work in our next regional show.

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