Studio Art Quilt Associates

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jean M. Judd - Update

Greetings All,
Join award winning textile artist Jean M. Judd as she shares her journey as a textile artist and art quilter in this ongoing series of books, An Artist’s Journey (ISBN-13:978-1481009461). Discover her thoughts, inspirations, and influences as she shares her experiences in Book 1 released in November of 2012. View a diverse selection of her hand stitched textile artworks and commission pieces from 1995 to 2006 along with breathtaking scenic images from across the US. Her introspection and contemplation may also shed some light on your own journey: professionally, personally, spiritually, or artistically.
The series will be available on as well as Book 2 and Book 3 of the series is slated for release in 2013. Brick and mortar booksellers will also be handling the book so be sure to check your local bookstore too.


Jean M. Judd, Textile Artist 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gwen Jones - updates

Greetings All,
Gwen Jones will be participating in a 2 person exhibit at the Renaissance Court's Gallery of the Chicago Cultural Ctr. from June 7th to July 21, 2013.

City Garden - (above)

Her "3 Michigan Trees (below)"  are now showing at the Northeastern IL. Univ. Library and then will travel to the Brookfield Public Library and to the Zion Public Library.

Monday, November 19, 2012

New article in Quilting Arts magazine

I have an article on digital design and printing using an online printer in the December/January issue of Quilting Arts. Please check it out. Available online at or on the newstands.

I am excited to see the cloth and the words in print! This is my 3rd article with Quilting Arts. They also published my DVD - Three Dimensional Fiber Art: Shape and Texture, Light and Shadow, which has been doing well.

Having spent so much of my previous career in publishing from the publisher end, it is fun to be an author.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Art quilts at International Quilt Festival in Houston

Here are some photos from the SAQA Seasonal Palette exhibit that was at Houston a week ago. The show will be traveling to Cincinnati, Long Beach a a few other venues over the next 18 months, I hope to go see it in Cincinnati next April. My piece is the water reflection piece at the far right in the first photo. 38 artists were asked to make pieces for the show - each of us were given a particular season and color collection to work from. As well, we each created a notebook documenting our process and work along the way. There is a catalog ($20) available from the site. Photo credits: Gregory Case.

Another exhibit at Houston was A Sense of Scale. Very large pieces were interspersed with groupings of small pieces. This exhibit will also be traveling to other venues and also has a catalog available from My piece in this exhibit was Mingled Waters - the very large piece shown in photo below.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Eye and the Needle Prospectus info and upcoming meeting

Hi everyone,
We have an exciting exhibit opportunity coming up for SAQA IL-WI members in 2013. The "Eye and the Needle" invites us to combine our fiber skills with our camera lens. Many of us use photos as inspiration, or transform photos with photoshop,or in combination with other fiber techniques. The  prospectus provides details for the  exhibit at the Fine Line creative Arts Center in St Charles,IL. in October 2013. An email has been sent to all current members with the Prospectus attached.
To help get us started with some ideas, we have our photo shoot and meeting at the Chicago Botanic Gardens on November 4 at 1pm. The gardens is a beautiful place, especially in Fall. And if it rains, we can shoot in the greenhouses! Don't forget to RSVP to Pat: or Barbara:
See you all soon.
Pat and Barbara

Monday, September 24, 2012

Art Quilts of the Midwest Call for Submission

Hi everyone,
Here is a great opportunity to submit your work fo possible inclusion in an upcoming book.
Submission guidelines for Art Quilt of the Midwest book:

For a book with the working title “Art Quilts of the Midwest” under contract with the University of Iowa press, seeking submissions from Midwestern art quilters with an emphasis on quilts whose creation was inspired by life in the Midwest. Quilters are free to define the aspects of “Midwesterness,” be they physical, environmental, emotional, etc., which affect their work.


Quilt artists must reside in the Midwest, defined for this book as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Entrants must be over age 18. Work submitted must be original and completed after January 1, 2009. Submit digital (300 dpi, 5x7 jpgs) images. Approximately 15 to 20 quilters will be included in the book.


Entrants may submit images from up to three quilts representative of their Midwestern-inspired work. For each quilt submitted, include a high-resolution (at least 150 dpi, 4 inches x 6 inches) image of the entire quilt, as well as a high-resolution detail image (a maximum total of six images). A description of the way(s) the quilt and quilter are affected by “Midwesterness” must accompany each submitted quilt. Entry deadline is January 31, 2013. Estimated publication date is fall, 2013.
For more information and to submit quilts, go to the University of Iowa Press home page ( and click on the Art Quilts of the Midwest: Call for Entries button on the left side of the page.

Selected quilts will be included in the book along with a profile of the artist that includes biographical information and explicates the way the Midwest affects her or his artistry. The book will be published in both print and digital editions. Rights to each quilt’s design and photographs will remain with the artist; the publisher will use the photographs, which will be fully credited, only to publicize the book. Each artist will receive a complimentary copy of the book and the right to purchase copies at a 40 percent discount.

 Quilts will be juried by visual artists Emily Martin and Mary Merkel-Hess, and craft writer and the author of this book Linzee Kull McCray. The book will include a forward by fiber artist Astrid Hilger Bennett.

 Questions may be sent to

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jean M. Judd and The Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida

Greetings All,

The Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida has selected textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin for inclusion in the Pinnacle 2012 National Juried Art Competition. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes:Contaminated Water #2: Pond Scum.

This exhibit was open to artists residing in United States, working in 2 and 3-dimensional mediums. Artworks were selected from a pool of submissions by exhibit juror Steven Bernard Jones.

The exhibition opens on September 7, 2012 and is open through September 28, 2012. The artist reception and awards presentation is on September 7, 2012 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.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kathy Anne White Featured Artist Profile

Kathy Anne White has written an article about me on her blog. Please follow the link to read more and see what I worked on in her digital printing alternatives workshop at Hudson Valley this past July.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Clairan Ferrono Update

Greetings All,
I think this is really fun: One of my pieces Pansies will appear on a billboard September 14-16, 2012.The Quincy IL billboard can be seen while driving east bound on Broadway Street just past 24th Street. The sign is just under 2437 Broadway Street. The billboard can be seen on the left side of the road. If anyone out there sees it, please let me know! I'm getting a kick out of this, and another piece or two will be appearing later on in the Atlanta area. Stayed tuned.


Monday, August 13, 2012

SAQA/SDA Meetingon August 25

August 25th Members' Meeting & Workshop

Please join us August 25th for an exciting meeting, studio tour, and workshop at Stephanie Nordlin's beautiful lakefront house in Poplar Grove, IL. 

Workshop description: We will work on transfer dyeing silk scarves. A kit is $10, OR bring your own materials: white silk scarf, muslin 2" wider than scarf and 4" longer, 8 silk ties (will get cut up), scissors, and curling ribbon any color. 

Logistics: We will have potluck lunch at Noon, then a meeting, studio tour, and start the workshop at 1:30.

Please RSVP by August 20th to Jeanette, we need to let Stephanie know how many people will be attending the workshop. Workshop limited to 18.
Even if you can't do the workshop, feel free to come for the meeting and tour.

Driving Directions:  From Chicago take I-90 to Genoa Rd exit at Belvidere. Turn right at light and go to Rt 76 (at the fairgrounds). Turn right and go to Candlewick Lake entrance on left. Stop at gate and give name and my address, 1672 Candlewick Dr. Go to next stop sign and turn left onto Candlewick Dr. Go 1.5 miles to blue house on lake. We have a STRICT 25mph SPEED LIMIT and FULL STOP at signs.

From the north exit I-90 at Rt 173 and go east to Rt 76, turn right and go to lake entrance on right. Follow above instructions to house.

Call Stephanie's cell 815-621-0641

We had a great time at the July Golden workshop.



Blind Eye: The Result of Doing Nothing, the first ever Midwest SDA members' exhibition.Which will be anofficial part of Chicago Artist Month, including an artists talk on October 20th.

Exhibition Concept:  Too often we see tragic situations that result from the lack of action. This exhibition hopes to explore the destructive results of ignoring a situation, including people's ignorance to thinking everything will be ok when they choose to not get involved in making the world a better place. This includes small everyday actions to the grand and global.
Pieces will be 15" x 15" and must be able to hang on a wall

Due in early September 2012

Check out IL SDA blog for full prospectus 
Exhibition will be at The HumanThread Gallery in Pilsen in October 

Open to all Midwest Surface Design Association members
Jeanette Thompson, the SDA rep has invited SAQA members to also contriubte to the exhibit!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Great meeting and workshop on July 27

Hi everyone,
We had a great day last Friday. We had about 23 people present for a combined SAQA/SDA meeting. We toured my studio and the old building that it is in, ate great food and then most people stayed for the Acrylics workshop offered in the afternoon by Sandy Bacon, the rep from Golden Paints. There was lots to learn in a short time frame but Sandy handed out a very informative packet of information. In addition the rep from Princeton Brushes was there and she gave away samples to everyone of their new silicone brushes which look very interesting. Here are a few photos of the meeting and the workshop.

Pat Kroth will be sending out info very soon about a new SAQA exhibit proposal. It looks like we have potentially 4-6 venues for a show that will have a deadline of September 2013. Note 2013. A whole year away so we have lots of time to make beautiful entries.

Information on our next meeting will be going out soon.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jean M. Judd/Breckenride 21st Annual Juried Art Show Sale and Competition.

Greetings All,

The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center in Breckenridge, Texas has selected textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin for inclusion in the Breckenridge 21st Annual Juried Art Show Sale and Competition. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Sound Waves #1 (above).

This exhibition was open to artists residing in United States, working in 2 and 3-dimensional art mediums. Well over 200 submissions were received and exhibition juror, John Pototschnik, selected 125 artworks to be included in the exhibit.

The exhibition opens on August 13, 2012 and runs through September 21, 2012. The artist reception and awards presentation is on August 19, 2012 from 2 to 4pm. The address of the art center is:

Breckenridge Fine Arts Center

207 North Breckenridge Avenue

Breckenridge, TX 76424

Visit the art center web site at for more information about the exhibition and gallery or call 254-559-6602 to speak to Victoria MacFarlane, Director.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Three Dimensional Fiber Art DVD released

Yeterday my new DVD, Three Dimensional Fiber Art: Shape and Texture, Light and Shadow was released. It is very exciitng to be an "author", especially after all the years I spent in educational publishing!

Here are links to the various versions of the DVD.

*Digital download available now! It’s available in both HD ($16.95) and standard ($14.95):

HD download link:

Standard video download link:

*DVD available: 8/21/12 - $19.95. It’s available now as a pre-order:

Interweave has been a great company ot work with on this. The experience was enjoyable and I learned a lot in the process.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

SAQA/SDA Meeting, Workshop, Studio Tour and 4th Friday Event

Please join us for an exciting meeting, studio tour, and workshop with Golden rep using paints and mediums on Friday, July 27 from 12-4:30 pm.
Workshop description:
Acrylic paint for surface design - $40 per person ($35 if you bring your own fabric to work with).
Monoprint, stamp, emboss, use resists: acrylic paints are a versatile medium to use for creating amazing surface designs for fabrics and papers. Sample the Golden "open" line of paints (the ones with the longer dry time), as well as the fluids (mixed with GAC 900 for a soft hand and ability to heat set) as well as a variety of other products-glass bead gel, mica, GAC 400. All paints included. Please bring acrylic brushes, assorted fabrics, a carrier for wet projects and your imagination!
The meeting will be held at The Starline Gallery, 400 Front St, Harvard, IL, Studio 205H. This is Barbara Schneider’s new studio space with lots of room for meetings and workshops. We will have potluck lunch at Noon, then a meeting, studio “tour’, and start the workshop at 1:30. Even if you can’t do the workshop come for the meeting and tour.
 4th Friday Event: The Starline Gallery will be holding a 4th Friday event from 6-9 pm on July 27 as well. This is a really nice event – usually 2 art exhibits, open studios, live music, and the cost is only $5 which includes 2 drinks and lots of goodies to eat. Plan to stay for it if you can! Jeanette Thompson has offered to organize a little dinner break in between end of workshop and start of 4th Friday for those who want to stay on.
So we have a great day planned and hope that you can all sign up for the workshop, or come for the meeting, or come for 4th Friday.
Please RSVP to me ASAP! We need to let Golden know how many people will be attending the workshop.
 Driving Option: The drive is about 60 miles from Chicago – you take the Tollway (90) toward Rockford and get off at Rt. 47 and drive north until you get to Rt. 14 in Woodstock ( about 15 miles). Turn left and follow Rt. 14 into Harvard (about 15 minutes). Go through Harvard, pass Rt. 173 and go over the bridge. Make an immediate left on to Front St and go 4 blocks to the Starline Gallery. There is parking directly across the street. Call Barbara's cell 815-403-6424 so she can let you in. 
Train Option: If anyone is interested in taking the train it is the Union Pacific Northwest line that runs from Ogilvie Transportation Center out to Harvard. The train station in Harvard is 1 block from the The Starline Gallery. The schedule back to Chicago is great – a train at 4:35 and 5:35 but the train out gets you to Harvard at 9:20 or 1:30. Barbara will be at the studio if anyone wants to try the train but please let her know. has schedule.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jean M. Judd of Cushing, WI

Greetings All,

Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been juried into the Biennial 2012 Fine Art Exhibition to be held at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Virginia. Her artwork, Twirling Leaves #2 (below), is one of the artworks selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will feature 87 artworks selected from 681 submissions.

The juror for this exhibition is David Mickenberg, Executive Director and senior curator of the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. Mr. Mickenberg is an active scholar with expertise in the areas of modern painting and printmaking and 12th century French architecture.

The exhibition opens to the public on July 21, 2012. An artist reception, juror talk, and awards presentation is on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The exhibition closes on October 7, 2012. The address of the facility is: Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac), 101 Museum Drive, Newport News, Virginia 23606. Visit the Peninsula Fine Arts Center’s website for more information about the exhibition or call Michael Preble, Curator/Program Director at 757-596-8175.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weaver’s World                                     
Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media                   
June 8- July 14, 2012                                                                   
Opening Friday, June 8, 6-9:30 PM

Weaver’s World/ Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media

Soft robots comment on hard questions about humans’ use of technology. Papier-mâché interactive robots, bronze robots in embroidered boxes, and larger than life two-dimensional airbrushed cyborgs combine lush fabrics and vivid airbrushed colors.
“Kathy Weaver makes palatable harsh social issues such as war, discrimination, ecology, and technological displacement,”commented Steve Jones, director of the Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County.

Weaver is interested in robotics and it’s influence on our medical and military communities. She draws prototype robots developed in the Robotics Department at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the patients who are pioneers in using them. Sandro Mussa-Invaldi, director of the lab states, Kathy Weaver came as a quiet guest and acute observer of our research laboratories. (Her) drawings are a positive reminder of the long way that is ahead of us…”.

About the artist:
Kathy Weaver was awarded an Illinois State Artists project grant for Weaver’s World. She has recently exhibited in Crossing Lines, World Financial Center, New York, and Stitched Together, Art and Science, at Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois. Her works are in the collection of The Museum of Art and Design in New York, College of Lake County and private collections. Zia Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois, represents her work.
Kathy Weaver currently lives and maintains a studio in Highland Park, Illinois.

Location: The Art Center                                         Hours: Mon-Sat., 9:00am-4:30pm.
1957 Sheridan Road                                                  p.(847) 432-1888
Highland Park, Illinois                                                  f. (847) 432-9106


Monday, April 30, 2012

 Mark your calendars for this upcoming film!

Who Does She Think She Is? is a documentary about the challenges women artists face in
American society -- theyʼre more likely to be perceived as selfish for pursing their art,
and less likely to receive attention, money and success for their art.
If that strikes you as something youʼre dealing with in
your life, then youʼll love the questions raised in this film.

Sunday, June 3rd - 2:00 pm
at Flourish Studios, 3020 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Join Dr. Julia Rahn and practicing artists from three Chicago area art groups –
the Chicago Metal Arts Guild, IL Surface Design Association, and Studio Art Quilts Association
to view and discuss the film.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Greetings All,
Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London, WI. will host Fiber Artists Coalition's exhibition,Conversations in Stitch: On Nature,  from Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, June 24, 2012. The Artists Reception is Saturday, May 5 from 1 - 3 p.m.

The Fiber Artists Coalition (FAC) is an affiliation of fiber and textile artists from the upper Midwestern United States who collaborate in securing opportunitiesfor member artists' work to be exhibited in venues throughout the United States. Members of the FAC employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art with a contemporary edge.
Conversations in Stitch are works created from commercial fabric and some that are created by the artists. Some of the techniques FAC members use are: dyeing, painting, stamping, printing, batik, shibori, discharge, embellishment, collage, and assemblage. Many of their works are hand or machine stitched and/or quilted. Fiber is organic, and fiber art is vibrant, alive, warm and inviting.
All of the artists have achieved Professional Artist Member status within Studio Art Quilts Associates, Inc. (SAQA). Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. To view a profile of the artists that are featured in Conversations in Stitch, please click here.

Kathie Briggs

Gwyned Trefethen
Casey Puetz

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jean M. Judd

Greetings All,
Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin will have six of her textile artworks featured on an electronic bulletin board in Utica, Michigan which is a suburb of Detroit. The Billboard Art Project is a special project started in 2010 to feature artists’ work on electronic billboards in select cities across the USA.
Artworks by Ms. Judd to be featured on the billboard from May 28 to June 24, 2012 on the Detroit billboard include: Contaminated Water #1, Contaminated Water #2: Pond Scum, Contaminated Water #3: Sludge, Scribble #1: Dream Weaver, Sound Waves #1 and Sound Waves #2: White Noise.

The billboard is west facing and can be seen by traffic traveling east bound on Hall Rd (M-59). Viewers can sit and watch the show from the parking lot shared by Muldoon's Restaurant at 7636 Auburn Road and the Utica Fire and Police Department. The images will change on the billboard every 6 to 10 seconds depending on the local department of motor vehicle regulations. A few days before the exhibition starts on the electronic billboard, the names of the featured artists and their web sites will be available on line at this web site:

The Billboard Art Project is a nonprofit organization that acquires digital billboards normally used for advertising and repurposes them as roadside galleries. Projects are held in cities all over the country and are open to all individuals and groups who are interested in participating.

It was in 2005 that David Morrison came up with the idea of displaying artwork on electronic bulletin boards. Lamar Advertising was testing the first LED billboard in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Morrison’s first Billboard Art Project came to fruition in early October of 2010 with a 24 hour art display.

“The original idea was a bit of a lark – I was going to have them run several hundred random images and phrases having nothing to do with advertising as a sort of gift to all the drivers weary of the white noise that is advertising. The idea also had the added benefit of being a sort of social experiment. How would people respond? What would they think? The project became this great sort of internal conversation piece I would mull over to help me escape the mundane everyday tasks life sometimes requires,” Morrison explains.

“When it was all said and done, the Richmond, Virginia Billboard Art Project had over thirty participants who submitted images covering such a diverse range of things. Some were serious and some were outright comical. There were sketches, illustrations, photographs, clipart. The sequential submissions engaged viewers like flash cards. One of the artists even put up the sayings and lucky numbers from fortune cookies she had collected over the years,” relates Morrison of that first billboard art project.
Types of work that may be displayed include images created specifically for the billboard as well as images of previously made art adapted to the format. No two Billboard Art Project shows are alike; each city features new work. The artwork featured come from national and international artists so is really a showing of artwork from across the globe.

The slate of cities so far for 2012 include: Richmond, VA; Salem, OR; Detroit Metro; Albany, NY; Quincy, IL; and Atlanta, GA. The first full year of the Billboard Art Project (2011) was in the following cities: Nashville, TN; Savannah, GA; Duluth, MN; Reading, PA; Chicago, IL; Baton Rouge, LA; New Orleans, LA; and San Bernardino, CA. These displays of art ranged from 24 hours to almost a month long in duration.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

FAC Blue Workd/Green World exhibit.

Greetings All,
Fiber Artists Coalition (FAC) proudly presents BlueWorld/GreenWorld opening in conjunction with Common Threads at the Riverfront Arts Center, 1200 Crosby Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481 Exhibit runs 20 April -27 May 2012 with opening reception 20 April 5-7:30.

Best Clairan

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jean M. Judd - Gateway to Imagination Exhibition

Greetings All,

Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been juried into the 2012 Gateway to Imagination National Juried Art Competition to be held at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park in Farmington, New Mexico. Her artwork, Diamond #3: Block on a Rock, is one of the artworks selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will feature 98 artworks selected from 334 submissions.

The juror for this exhibition is figurative painter Hugh Wilson. Mr. Wilson lives and paints in communities worldwide for several months at a time, developing intimate relationships with his subjects. More about him and his artwork can be seen on his web site: .

The exhibition opens on May 12, 2012. An artist reception, juror talk, and awards presentation is on May 19, 2012 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibition closes on July 14, 2012. The address of the facility is the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 East Main Street, Farmington, New Mexico 87402. Visit the Farmington Museum web site for more information about the exhibition or call 505-599-1169.

Monday, April 2, 2012

June Meeting Plan

Hi everyone,
Pat and I have been working on a great meeting idea for June16. Kathy Weaver will be having a solo show at the Art Center in Highland Park. We would like to meet at the Art Center, see Kathy's terrific show and then go to Kathy's studio for a meeting and lunch. We plan to have this be a combined meeting with SDA/Illionis and Jeannette Thompson (SDA rep) will be promoting this with the SDA group as well so it should be a wonderful meeting.

Meeting time: 11:00 am
Meeting date: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Meeting location: The Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Road  Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-1888

Kathy Weavers address:
2713 Port Clinton
HIghland Park, IL 60035 (about a mile or so from the Art Center).

We plan to order box lunches. More details to come as we get closer.

Here is more information about Kathy's exhibit. Note the Opening reception information as well!

Kathy Weaver: The Robot’s World
Mixed Media and Drawings

Kathy Weaver, "Cyborg Female 5" (detail), 2004
Kathy Weaver, “Cyborg Female 5″ (detail), 2004

June 8th – July 14th, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Kathy Weaver – artist, educator, and Highland Park resident – exhibits her version of the future. Robots and cyborgs in textiles, paint, papier mache and bronze portray Weaver’s fantastically imaginary world.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dispatch from the Future-Kathy Weaver

Greetings All,
On Sunday afternoon I went to the artist reception and gallery talk of Kathy Weaver, "Dispatch from the Future" at the Kreztmann Art Gallery, Concordia University, River Forest, IL. Enjoy:>)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbirds - update

Greetings All,

"13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbirds" has been included in a publication by Martha Sielman, "Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World: Profiles of Major Artists, Galleries of Inspiring Works" This book is due out April 3, 2012 and for more info check the link at

I have fallen in love with the sitings of blackbirds around the city lately and now this exhibit by FAC will be publish for all those that can make it to the exhibitions can enjoy thanks to Martha, the executive director of the world's largest art quilt organization SAQA. "Each entry celebrates one of the themes that quilters love best" and in FAC case it's the poem by Wallace Stevens. What an honor.

Where Two or More... by Trish Williams

13 Ways is currently on exhibit at the American craft Council office in Minneapolis, MN until April 30,2012.