Studio Art Quilt Associates

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Another Trunk show entry

This beautiful piece is by Roz DeBoer - Liquid Blues. 
Tomorrow is the deadline for entries. Anyone else have a piece to share??

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SAQA Trunk Show entries from 2 more people

Cathy Mendola, Winter Visitor

Joy Lavrencik, Untitled

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Water Colors exhibit hanging

Yesterday  I spent 5 hours with photo intern, Amber Benson, hanging my Water Colors exhibit for 4th Friday. It went well but hanging 16 pieces is a LOT of work, hanging plus lighting plus labels, artist statements, postcards, email sign up list and other assorted materials needed to be dealt with as well. I think it looks good. Here are a few photos from the hanging. If you can come out to the Starline Gallery in Harvard, IL on Friday, January 24 from 6-9 pm it would be great to see you and I guarantee a good time!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Gallery space transformation

 This is the way the gallery space outside my studio looks today. Tomorrow I will be working with the 4th Friday interns to hang the 20+ pieces in my water reflection series for the featured artist show at 4th Friday at the Starline. I will post photos tomorrow of the transformed space.

Deadline for SAQA Trunk Show coming soon

Join SAQA in celebrating our 25th amazing year with your trunk show submission!  
This traveling exhibition asks SAQA members to create a 10" x 7" art quilt that showcases their artistic expression.

The 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show will premiere at the 2014 SAQA conference in Washington, DC, and then travel all across the United States and around the world. A group of quilts from this exhibition will be chosen by jurors Linda Colsh and Margaret "Peg" Keeney to become a permanent part of the collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

Full information here, entry form here.

Quilts are due no later than Friday, January 31, 2014

Below is Joy Lavrencik's quilt.

Monday, January 20, 2014

P.I.E.C.E.S. - Trish Williams

107 NE Monroe
Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Opening - The Eye and the Needle

Two fiber art exhibits: The Eye and the Needle and Salvage and Selvage will be at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha,WI, January 26- March 23,2014. A reception with the artists is Sunday, January 26, 1:30-4pm. 

The Eye and the Needle”, is an exhibit of contemporary fiber art work by Illinois and Wisconsin Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA IL-WI ) created from the artist’s original photo, used as inspiration, in production, manipulation or in some other manner in the creation of the work. The artwork and photo will be hung in tandem for each artist. Approximately 25 works by 18 artists with wide variations in interpretation, style, and implementation will be shown. Work by Illinois fiber artist Michelle Sales, the Eye and the Needle juror will also be included. The Anderson Arts Center is located at 121 Sixty Sixth Street in Kenosha, WI, 53143.
A color catalog, “The Eye and the Needle “ is available for purchase through For more information about the exhibit contact Pat Kroth, SAQA regional representative and exhibition curator: or Barbara Schneider, Illinois SAQA regional representative:
SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. It is an international organization of more than 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and corporate sponsors. You can find out more information at
You can visit the SAQA ILWI regional blog at:

Salvage and Selvage, a fiber art exhibit using recycled materials, by members of the Fiber Artists Coalition is premiering at the Anderson at the same time. The exhibit premiers at Anderson Arts Center, then goes on to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausau in April 2014, and will tour to locations throughout the US during the next two years.
“Salvage is the saving and use of waste materials; Selvage is the fabric edging woven to prevent fraying.” In Salvage and Selvage, Members of the Fiber Artists Coalition combined these notions and embraced the challenge to create fiber artwork using “non-traditional” materials. No other directives were supplied. The individual works use a variety of materials, surface design and stitching techniques to create unique explorations in fiber art, including: game pieces, packing materials, bubble-wrap, kimonos and candy wrappers.
Fiber Artists Coalition is an affiliation of textile artists who collaborate in securing opportunities for work to be exhibited in venues throughout the US. Members of FAC employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art with a contemporary edge. Some members have published books about their artistic processes and are in demand as teachers and lecturers. Many exhibit their work in juried group and solo exhibitions within and beyond the U.S. All are Professional Artist Members of SAQA. You can learn more about FAC at

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Water Colors exhibit

Coming too soon is my solo exhibit at The Starline Gallery. I will be showing about 18 art quilts and art cloth pieces from my water reflection series. Some of these pieces have not been gathered together in quite some time. I just received Reflections, Venice, var. 2 back from its sojourn at the U. S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos.  More information to come as the I get closer to the date. Now it's time to clean studio, make labels, finish poster, get work ready to hang and ......

Sunday, January 5, 2014 start up for 2014

Hi all,
I have begun posting daily (she says hopefully) to my blog again. I decided that the daily practice of posting a photo is something I miss. It keeps me focused on looking around, it "encourages" me to work in Photoshop and learn more and keeps me in touch with others. And sometimes great ideas for art work grows out of these daily exercises.

So if you have time to follow along go visit:

I have put a link to the SAQA blog on my blog as well.

Barbara Schneider

Jean M. Judd/Octagonarts Exhibition

Greetings All,
The Octagon Center for the Arts has announced textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin as one of the artists selected for inclusion in the 46th All Media 2014 Art exhibition. The exhibition is open to all media and methods including but not limited to: clay, fiber, paper, glass, metal, wood, painting, collage, photography, and electronic based works. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Contaminated Water #6: Suspended Particles (below).  
Exhibit juror Christina Chang, Curator of Engagement at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, has selected 64 artworks from a submission pool of 360 artworks. The exhibit opens on January 24, 2014 and is open through April 5, 2014. The opening reception is on January 24, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The address for the exhibition is:
Octagon Center for the Arts
427 Douglas Avenue
Ames, IA   50010
Visit the Octagon Center for the Arts web site,  for more information about the center, exhibitions, etc.  Exhibition Manager Kristin Roach and Executive Director Heather Johnson can be reached at 515-232-5331.


Jean M. Judd, N.S.A.
Textile Artist and Author
2807 State Road 87
Cushing, WI 54006-3209
Phone: 715.566.0212
Web Site:

Xanadu Gallery (Scottsdale, AZ):
Busacca Gallery (San Francisco, CA):
Art Rent & Lease (Oregon & Minnesota):
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Jean M. Judd - MOWA

Greetings All, 
Happy New Year and here's an update on Jean M. Judd.  The Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) organization and the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend, Wisconsin has announced textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin as one of the artists selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2014. Artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit includes: Rusted Lace #2. The exhibit will premiere in the new MOWA building which opened in April of 2013. The WVA organization is committed to highlighting artistic excellence throughout the state since its inception in 1900.

Exhibit juror Molly Zuckerman-Hartung has selected 54 artworks for inclusion in this biennial from a submission pool of 262 artists. The exhibit opens January 17, 2014 and is open through March 2, 2014. Opening reception is on January 17, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00pm.
The address for the exhibition is:
Museum of Wisconsin Art
205 Veterans Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095

Visit the Museum of Wisconsin Art’s web site for more information about the facility. Visit the Wisconsin Visual Artists web site http://www.wisconsinvisualartists.comfor further information about the sponsoring organization.

Sincerely,Jean M. Judd, N.S.A.

Textile Artist and Author

2807 State Road 87 

Cushing, WI 54006-3209 

Phone: 715.566.0212 


Web Site:

Xanadu Gallery (Scottsdale, AZ):

Busacca Gallery (San Francisco, CA):

Art Rent & Lease (Oregon & Minnesota):


Online Galleries:

Textile Art...Discover the Possibilities!TM