Why do we belong and support SAQA?
The BEST ANSWER EVER is by our executive director Martha Sielman:
My theory of change for SAQA is that if we make art quilts visible enough, people will start to simply accept them as fine art rather than either telling you about their grandmothers or reacting with “Those aren’t quilts; they’re art,” because they’ll know that of course they’re art.
By making art quilts part of the expected landscape, we will make them part of the expected art world.
Big things Happening in Utah!
Utah is getting ready to get going with SAQA. On June 8th we had a wonderful meeting in the Salt Lake Area at “Handi Quilter” . What a great event to start the ball rolling. Big thank you to Brenda Groelz. Brenda invited us to meet in the gallery, gave us a tour of the factory floor and showed up the amazing collection of art quilts at the Handi Quilter headquarters.
The “Painted Hills FIber Artist” group in Southern Utah meet to discuss a growing interest in art quilting in their area. This dynamic group of artists have two major shows of landscape quilts coming up in the near future. Check out their website. It’s inspirational
Barb Beasley On Display
“Next time you find yourself in Downtown Boulder stop by the First Congregational Church Faith Center, 1128 Pine St., to see this wonderful show combining Jane’s mosaics, Barbara Olsen’s (Frey) art quilts, and my fabric collage.”
Barb’s new series about life on the shortgrass prairie opens July 2, 2015. These new pieces focus on the wildlife making its home at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge. Join her July 18, 11 AM – 3 PM at the visitor’s center at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal for the Artist Reception. If you would like to join the free viewing tour from 9:30 – 11:00, please sign up ahead by calling 303-289-0930.
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ABOVE AND BEYOND: Our Regional Show
Our regional show “Above and Beyond” will be open for entry October 1st. Entry Deadline is October 31st. The show opens January 22nd and runs through March 26. This is a high quality show at a premier event. We need members to ENTER, ENTER, ENTER! So spread the word at your quilt guild, critique group, classes and all places where create friends gather.
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