Studio Art Quilt Associates

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Clairan Ferreno

Hi all,

I am hard at work on several new pieces in the Darkness Surrounds Us series. The original piece (below is from the collection of Carol Saller) will appear in State of the Art: The Studio Quilt Vol 6 (above), which will be available from Amazon in October.

I'm also excited about being featured in the book 100 Midwest Artists which will come out in 2012.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!


Thursday, July 28, 2011


Dear All,

I am doing the Milwaukee Machine Quilting Show, the dates are Aug 10-13. Set
up is Aug 9.

Other things I would like you to know:
I can not pay you and hourly wage. Instead I will pay for the hotel room and
all food on this trip. You can sell your product in my booth. I will collect
the money, pay the sales tax and pay you what is rung up on your "department
button" minus a 20% fee. I can have up to 14 departments!!! Of course we
inventory your products before the show starts.

The hotel room has 2 queen beds. This means you have to share a bed with

I REALLY appreciate that you are even considering helping me!!!

Warmly from WI,
Lois Jarvis
Madison, WI -----See my quilt, Ground Zero, featuring
faces of people who died at the World Trade Center on 9-11-01 -------------------Learn about rust dyeing --------Rust dyeing blog

Monday, July 25, 2011

Studio Art Quilt Associates 2011 Benefit Auction

Greetings All,
Studio Art Quilt Associates 2011 Benefit Auction
Start Date: September 12, 2011 2:00 p.m. Eastern/11:00 a.m. Pacific
What: Reverse auction of 300 glorious small works of art created and donated by SAQA’s members to raise money to support SAQA’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs.

Auction will be run in three groups:
Group 1 starts Sept. 12
Group 2 starts Sept. 19
Group 3 starts Sept. 26

Great art at a great price! Add to your collection — bid on a beautiful work of art as a gift for yourself or for someone you love.
Preview auction works at

Friday, July 22, 2011

Trish Williams - 21st Annual Remarkable Women Show - 2011

Greetings All,
My piece "The Other Side of the Creek" (below) has been accepted into Peltz Gallery 21st Annual “Remarkable Women Show” 2011 of paintings, collage, original prints, quilts & small sculpture by more than 40 women artists.

Peltz Gallery is locate 1119 E. Knapp Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Reception & Opening Friday, July 29th 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30th Gallery’s 22nd Birthday Celebration 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Artists’ Memories
For more information you may call 414-223-4278 or email:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pinnacle 2011 - Jean M. Judd

Greetings All,

Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been selected for inclusion in the Pinnacle 2011 National Juried Art Competition at the Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit include: Scribble #1 (Dream Weaver - above).

This exhibit was open to artists residing in United States, working in 2 and 3-dimensional mediums. Forty five artworks were selected from a pool of 203 submissions by exhibit juror Chucha Barber, Chief Executive Officer of the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science.

The exhibition opens on August 29, 2011 and is open through September 30, 2011. The artist reception and awards presentation is on September 2, 2011 from 6 to 8pm. The address of the gallery is: Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, 1630 Pinder Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32307. Visit the gallery web site at for more information about the exhibition and gallery or call 850-599-8755 to speak to Aja Roache, Gallery Coordinator.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

13 Ways to View a Blackbird

Greetings All,
The Northville Art House is pleased to present “13 Ways to View a Blackbird and Other Thoughts in Thread,” an art quilt show featuring two groups of work by artists from across the midwest. Inspired by the Wallace Stevens’ poem with the same name, the exhibit “13 Ways to View a Blackbird” is a vibrant and thought provoking collection by the Fiber Artists Coalition, a group of professional artists from the upper midwestern United States.

Opening reception at the Northville Art House is Friday - August, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm.
215 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167

Exhibition runs through August 27, 2011. The gallery hours are 1:00 - 5:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday. SAQA IL/WI members included in this exhibition are: Astrid Hilger Bennett, Jacque Davis, Clairan Ferrono, Shelly Brucar, Kasia, Casey Puetz, and Trish Williams.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Virginia A. Spiegel and Harder Than You Think

Greetings All,

Art Quilt Wins Award in WWW exhibit

"Harder Than You Think," by Virginia A. Spiegel, won a third place award in
the WWW exhibit at the Northfield Art Guild, Northfield, MN.

How has internet technology transformed contemporary life? Are we living
³virtual² lives at a dangerous remove from reality ‹ or are we in the
here-and-now thanks to instantaneous communication? On June 29th, the
Northfield Arts Guild opened its doors on an exhibit that examines how the
Upper Midwest¹s leading fiber and textile artists have answered these
provocative questions.

Representing a collection of work across a range of genres, ³WWW.² explores
how the internet has changed human relations and how we process time and
experience. Curator Toni Bennett Easterson, a Northfield artist, is
intrigued with the way in which the universal theme of the exhibit has
captured the imagination of some of our region¹s most prominent fiber and
textile artists.

³Visitors will be treated to a thought-provoking exhibit of remarkable
quality,² commented Easterson. ³Most of us agree that the role of art is to
interpret reality in some creative manner. ŒWWW.¹ offers refreshingly
diverse takes on the ways art reveals the life-changing reality of
contemporary communications technology. Themes range from how the internet
has deeply altered social interaction to how people manage the relatively
new phenomenon of limitless information.²

The exhibit is sponsored by the Northfield Arts Guild in partnership with
the Northfield Public Library and Art on Water Gallery. It runs through
August 6 at the Guild¹s Center for the Arts at 304 Division Street,

More information about the exhibit:
More information about "Harder Than You Think:"

Virginia A. Spiegel
Website -
Blog -

My Book - "Wild at the Edges":
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kathleen Sweeney of Cedaburg, WI

Greetings All,
Kathleen Irons Sweeney is currently featured as the July Artist of the Month at the North Shore Bank Gallery,2301 Wisconsin Ave in Grafton Wisconsin. Fourteen pieces showing a variety of styles are on display during regular business hours and special summer events through the month of July. This is the first exhibit of fiber work by the gallery since its inception.

Kathleen Irons Sweeney, Cedarburg Wisconsin, has juried in to "Water, Water Everywhere" the 19th annual art quilt exhibit at the Aullwood Audubon Center in Dayton Ohio. Her quilt "Tautology" (below) will be shown with 41 other works from artists across the country from June 25 through August 21, 2011.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jean M. Judd - MacRostie Art Center

Greetings All,
Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been selected for inclusion in the Nineteenth Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit include: Stained Glass Mosaic#1 (below).

This exhibit was open to artists residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota, working in 2 and 3-dimensional mediums. Thirty seven artworks were selected from a pool of 91 submissions by exhibit juror James Klueg, Professorof Art and Head of Department of Art and Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The exhibition opens on August 2, 2011 and is open through August 29, 2011. The artist reception and awards presentation is on August 5, 2011 from 5 to 7pm. The address of the gallery is: The MacRostie Art Center, 405 First Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Visit the gallery web site at for more information about the exhibition and gallery or call 218-326-2697.


Jean M. Judd, Textile Artist
2807 State Road 87
Cushing, WI 54006-3209
Phone: 715.566.0212
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