Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Work by Lisa Corson Accepted into Quilt=Art=Quilt

Congratulations to Connecticut artist Lisa Corson! Lisa will have two pieces on display this year’s Quilt=Art=Quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY.


Corson’s Convergence (see photo) and Junction are two of 77 quilts chosen from 331 submissions by 190 artists. 

Dual members Debbie Bein (NY/CT) and Jeanne Marklin (MA/CT) are also among the 61 exhibiting artists from the United States and around the world.

The Q=A=Q show runs Oct 28, 2012 – Jan 6, 2013

205 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm. CLOSED: Mondays & major holidays.
Closing @ 3pm Thanksgiving Eve.

For a full list of participating artists, and to find out more about the Q=A=Q show, visit their website:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

SAQA Auction: Add Some Color to your Art Garden

The 2012 SAQA Benefit Auction is going strong.  45 art quilts have been sold so far but there are plenty of beautiful works to choose from. Visit and choose your favorite one before it’s gone!

Can’t decide on just one? Pick a theme and create your own fantasy collection! 

As an example, we’ve put together some garden-themed pieces that are available for sale now.

(Images: clockwise from left: Fantasy Garden by K.Linduska, My Herb Garden by K.Litchman, Grid Garden by S.Sider, Lilies II by G.Patterson-Kutras, Floral Shades by T.Stegmiller, Kaleidoscopic Iris by N.Wick and Paths by T.Brown)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Gallery Talk with Catherine Smith September 23, 2012

The Windham Textile & History Museum will host an artist reception and gallery talk by fiber artist Catherine Whall Smith on Sunday, September 23, 4 - 5:30pm

“Line Dances 2,” an exhibit of eight art quilts by Smith, is on display at the museum through October 19.  She also has concurrent exhibits at the University of Connecticut's Babbidge Library and Dodd Center.

CWSmith_TheTree(image: The Tree by C.W.Smith)

The exhibit at the textile museum features Smith's newest work, “The Tree,” completed this summer, as well as a triptych and four other pieces.  Besides her signature “line,” a design element that runs through many of her quilts, Smith is also known for hand-quilting all of her work.

The reception and gallery talk is $10 per person, which includes refreshments and a 2 p.m. guided tour of the museum.

The museum is located at 411 Main Street, Willimantic. 
Hours are Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. 
For more information: 860-456-2178 or visit

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SAQA’s Auction is Back On Line!

The SAQA website was down for several hours yesterday.  The problem seems to have been related to the GoDaddy hack that was all over the news.  SAQA does not use GoDaddy, but other sites on the same server do and so there seems to have been some affect to the routers.  The problems have been fixed, and we should have smooth sailing for the rest of the Auction.

Bid early and often!!!

Engler  Patterson-Kutras   Adams

(images: Sunspots by S.Engler, Lilies II by G.Patterson-Kutras and Entheos by D.Adams)

Price is currently $750 and will drop to $550 at 2:00 PM Eastern.

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