Studio Art Quilt Associates

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Stitched Together Exhibit at Anderson Arts Center

Stitched Together  Art Quilt Exhibit by Illinois and Wisconsin Members of SAQA will be at 
Anderson Arts Center
6603  3rd Street 
Kenosha, Wisconsin
January 28 – March 18,2018
Reception:Sunday,January 28-1:30-4pm    (262) 653-0481

Stitched Together is a touring regional exhibit of contemporary fiber art work by Illinois and Wisconsin regional members of SAQA. (Studio Art Quilt Associates: SAQA IL-WI) 
    The length of the Midwest SAQA ILWI region is over 800 miles, from Northern Wisconsin to Southern Illinois. That area spans many miles of lakes, forests, farmlands, cities, towns, open sky and skyline. What inspires us?  What makes us different?  Similar?  Our common passion for fiber art keeps us Stitched Together.  The exhibit consists of 30 art quilts by 30 artists and was juried by Illinois fiber artist Sharon L. Wright. The show features contemporary art quilts with wide variations in artistic interpretation, style, and technique. Work by juror Sharon Wright and Co-curators Pat Kroth and Cynthia Wenslow will also be included.   

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stitched Together at Marshfield Clinic New Visions Gallery

Stitched Together ~ Touring Fiber Art Exhibit by Members of SAQA ILWI  
Studio Art Quilt Associates from Illinois and Wisconsin      Sharon L. Wright, Juror

1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, Wisconsin
September 11 – October 27, 2017
Reception:Sunday,September 10,1-3pm 

Check our website for additional exhibition venues:
For more exhibit information contact co-curators

Pat Kroth:  or   Cynthia Wenslow:]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Deeply Rooted Exhibition Finale

   The Deeply Rooted Exhibition is at its final venue on the two year tour. It will be at the Octagon Center for the Arts through October 28,2017. The reception will be held Saturday, August 26, 3-5pm. Stop by and see this beautiful multi regional exhibit and visit with some of the artists. 427 Douglas Ave. Ames, IA   515-232-5331

     The SAQA regional touring exhibit DEEPLY ROOTED showcases the work of outstanding quilt artists from four Midwest states: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
The exhibit explores what it means to be deeply rooted. How does our connection to nature, community and spirituality nourish us? What is our source of strength in good and in challenging times? The exhibit was juried by international fiber artist Kathyanne White and is comprised of 30 contemporary art quilts encompassing a broad range of styles and techniques.

  The exhibit is co-curated by SAQA Members: Karin Gundlach, IA, Rebecca Kemble, IA Cynthia Levis, NE, Cynthia Wenslow, IL and Pat Kroth, WI.  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Deeply Rooted - Gallery Talks at Great Plains Art Museum, Lincoln Nebraska

Deeply Rooted -SAQA Regional Exhibition 
Gallery Talk at Great Plains Art Museum

There will be a short gallery talk at the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska next Friday April 28, 2017 1-1:30 PM. (during SAQA conference) Pat Kroth, Exhibition Co-curator will discuss the curatorial process, highlight selected pieces from the exhibition, and answer questions. Additional speakers include Rebecca Kemble, co-curator, and exhibiting artists: Joann Alberda, Carol Frank, Roz DeBoer and Janet Pittman. Deeply Rooted is a multi regional juried exhibition featuring SAQA artists from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska interpreting the theme: Deeply Rooted in the Midwest. The Great Plains Art Museum is located at 1155 Q street, Lincoln,NE across the street from the conference Hotel. Free Admission. Venue Phone number: (402) 472-6220 

Kroth   Life Routes
De Boer  Birches

Anderson  Midnight Forest
Bennett Drawing Lessons Dogwood   

Nordlin Lupines 
Nordlin  My Gernmanic Roots

Riggio  Mayapples 

Sredl  Thunderstorm on the Illinois Prairie 

Trefethen Little Lake Butte des Morts in Summer 

Wasilowski Sprouts 2

Wenslow Lake County Series July 9

Bishop Cedar Swamp 5

Hughes Rooted in Bedrock 

Cavaness Rooted in History 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SAQA Stitched Together at IQF

Many thanks to the speakers at our Stitched Together Exhibit Talks at IQF Chicago: Sharon Wright,Colleen Ansbaugh and Laura Wasilowski. Here's a glimpse at the show. It travels to New Visions Gallery,Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield,WI in September 2017.

Frieda Anderson
Roz DeBoer

Sharon Wright

Laura Wasilowski

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Another Look at Stitched Together

Stitched Together Premiers at IQF Chicago in just 3 days. 30 Art Quilts by 30 SAQA ILWI artists, work by Juror Sharon Wright, and curators Pat Kroth and Cynthia Wenslow. Join us at International Quilt festival Chicago in Rosemont, IL April 6-8,2017.

Sharon Wright   Beat of the Wing
Cynthia Wenslow August 8th Lake County Series
Pat Kroth    EbbTide

Monday, April 3, 2017

Stitched Together headed to IQF Chicago

Our Regional Exhibit Stitched Together will be installed in just a few days at IQF Chicago. Here's another sneak peek.
Gwyned Trefethen Sunrise Abstraction
Sherry Turpenoff  A Quiet Family Moment in the Baboon Troop

Laura Wasilowski    Reading Lamp
Maggie Weiss  Sante