Monday, December 27, 2010
Calvary Chapel of Dayton
4197 Dayton-Xenia Rd.
Beavercreek, Ohio 45432
Snacks and drinks will be served. Members should bring a few of their art quilts and business cards or postcards to share. The facility also has a digital projector available for anyone interesting in making a power point presentation or mini workshop. Friends are welcome. Please RSVP to Maria. Our last parlour meeting was very exciting, so you won't want to miss this event.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Our very own Shelley Brenner Baird is one of 10 featured SAQA artists selected to participate in the Sightlines Exhibition sponsored by SAQA. Her piece is also featured in the beautiful hard cover book of the same name, available at the SAQA bookstore. It is unique in that it features a "centerfold" of all the works in the exhibition. Keeping in mind that each piece of textile art is 10 feet in width, this was a necessary feature. You can view the exhibit and listen to artist's interviews, including Shelley's at this link:
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Homemade breakfast food was shared as a way to break the ice and get to know one another.
While participants relished these goodies, a Show and Tell Session took place and everyone was able to present their work to the group as well as give some background information about themselves and their art.
Through the generosity of our membership, three member/presenters spoke to the group on various textile related topics. Shelley Brenner Baird provided a very thought provoking PowerPoint presentation on her textile career, including a progression of her work spanning the last thirty years. She also brought examples of her art and discussed dyeing methods as well as the use of thermofax screening.
The group continued to get to know each other while eating box lunches catered by Panera Breads. The next presentation was given by Dee Dadik and Molly Butler, certified Textile Appraisers, on the importance of having art quilts appraised. They were also able to give members tips on safe shipping techniques and insurance.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Helen Murrell's quilt, "Seedlings" won third place in the small quilt category. She stated that her quilt represents growth. It began in a class with quilt artist Carol Taylor and incorporated many of the new techniques she learned along with her own design elements. The green fabric in the center was her beginning inspiration and reminds Helen of new sprouting plants. During the quilt's construction, her 4 year old grandson developed a fascination for seeds and he kept Helen busy locating new seeds for him to add to his plant collection. This kept Helen focused on thoughts of new beginnings, growth and the unfurling of leaves in seedling plants during the construction of this beautiful work of art.
Carole's quilt was created in conjunction with a project that involved the Textile Art Alliance. Artists were allowed to choose a small piece of fabric that was donated by The Cleveland Museum of Textile Art Division to use as inspiration in the creation of a new work of art. Carole incorporated an 18th century textile from China into her work.
The SAQA Ohio booth was manned by Terry Ann Hartzell, SAQA member from
the Loudenville area and Sue King, Ohio SAQA Representative from Lancaster.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Out of those 377 quilts, twenty were chosen to be showcased in the magazine. Our very own Beth Schillig's work, JEEPERS...It's Jane! was among those chosen! Beth is a new member of SAQA and feels extremely honored to have her quilt showcased along with artists such as Ricky Tims, Denise Halan, Sharon Schamber, Gloria and Hansen and others. Congratulations Beth!! We are so proud to have you as a member of SAQA Ohio.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Members were supportive of each other's style and even provided some mini-critiques upon request .
Friday, October 22, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Plans have been finalized for our first ever Ohio Regional Meeting scheduled to take place on Saturday November 20, 2010. Three of our very own SAQA Ohio members will be making presentations that you will not want to miss. They include:
Monday, October 4, 2010
Congratulations are also in order for Sue Cavanaugh, SAQA member, also hailing from Columbus. She will represent our organization in Quilt National 2010 with her quilt Ori - Kumi #2. What an accomplishment to have your work selected for show in this most prestigious exhibition. Way to go Sue!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
The town is quaint and charming, with lots of interesting little shops, and beautiful Inniswood Metro Park is nearby. If you are coming in from out of town, you will be happy to learn that it is only a short drive to Easton Towne Center, a leading shopping experience in the Columbus metro area. Maybe you would like to spend the night and do some shopping. I am able to accommodate several people in my home if anyone needs a place to stay, or I will be happy to provide a list of possible accommodations.
Dee Dadik, SAQA Ohio Member, and Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles, along with her friend Molly Butler, will be giving a presentation on art quilt appraisals. She has appraised quilts for Quilt National and QSDS, so you won't want to miss her presentation. In addition, there will be a show and tell session, plenary session and some fun give a ways. I am working on additional speakers, so stay posted for more details as they develop. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer, or have ideas that will make this a great event.
SAQA Representative for Ohio
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
SAQA Ohio Member, Jancy McClellan will be exhibiting her work at the O2 Heaven LLC Gallery in Westerville, Ohio through the month of August. The opening reception is Saturday August 21, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Let's show support for our members! Congratulations Jancy!!
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
- send out announcements about the auction to everyone on your email list, now, then again in September as a reminder
- inform students in workshops you teach
- put up posters or notices at quilt, fabric and art stores
- place a prominent announcement on your website or blog
- send emails to quilt guilds in your area
- post announcements or images on Facebook or LinkedIn
The funds raised in this auction benefit all SAQA members, and the more bidders we have, the more money we will raise. The auction begins on September 20, 2010 and details can be found on the SAQA News portion of the SAQA website.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Detail SUNSET SERENADE
Friday, June 11, 2010
The "International Expressions" exhibition features more than 35 quilts that include landscape scenes, still lifes, geometric constructions and abstract juxtapositions of color and form. While each member brings a distinctive approach to the medium, a reflection of their home countries' culture, geography and design traditions can also be discovered in the work.
The Quilt Art group has established a reputation for being at the forefront of contemporary textile art by maintaining integrity of expression and quality craftsmanship. The group has exhibited extensively in Europe since 1987, and more recently in Japan and Canada. Included in this exhibition are works by Linda Colsh (Belgium) and Inge Huber (Germany).
The exhibition will be on display June 12 through August 28. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission for non-members is $5.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Kris Worthington in Collaboration with Rob Colgan, Letting Go and Taking Shape, Sharon Weiss Gallery, 20 East Lincoln St., Short North, Columbus, Ohio. June 2 - 29, 2010, Thursday 12-4, Fri & S 12-5. Sun 1-4, 614-291-5683.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Debra Lunn and Michael Mrowka of Artisan Batiks, a division of Robert Kaufman Fabrics
On June 27, 2010 , Michael and Debra of Lunn Studios presented a lecture on the design and production of their exclusive batiks at Olivedale Senior Center in Lancaster, Ohio. Michael and Debra are internationally known batik artists who started up a batik manufacturing business on the island of Java in Indonesia several years ago. They design and manufacture approximately 600 batiks a year.
Michael Discussing Batik Design and Production in Java
Michael stated that it takes about 2oo weaving machines to produce enough cotton fabric each year to supply the production of Artisan Batiks. All of the batiks are handmade outdoors in the very hot and humid environment close to the equator, which actually helps to heat set the dyes. The facility employs well over 200 local workers and Debra and Michael take their commitment to the community seriously. They live, eat and work with their employees and attend ceremonial events such as engagement parties, weddings, funerals and other events. They have constructed a dedicated water treatment plant to ensure that they are not polluting the environment.
Michael Presenting Use of a New Line of Striped Batiks
In addition, they recycle much of the wax used in the production of their famous line of batiks. A strict quality control process is a part of the production, and fabric that does not meet their high standards is used to sew shirts for employee uniforms.
Lager View of Quilt Featuring Striped Batik
While the company manufactures one to two millions yards of fabric a year for shipment to quilt stores around the globe, Michael and Debra state that they are committed to giving back to the employees enaged in producing this cherished fabric. To that end, they have started up a non-profit lending library called Ganesa. Libraries and reading have not traditionally been a part of the Javanese culture, and Michael and Debra have the only library in the area. As librarians, the couple make book recommendations to even the most reluctant of readers. They are in fund raising mode in order to continue to add books to their current catalog of 3,000 titles. So, during the event, half yard samples of their fabric were on sale, with the proceeds benefiting the library. The couple met in a bookstore so it seems appropriate that they should undertake this endeavor. After talking with this amazing pair of artists, it is clear that they live passionate lives. Their zest encompasses their dedication to design, the Indonesian people and their culture and each other. So, the next time you take out your wallet to purchase this staple of the art quilter's supply chest, please take a moment to remember why it may cost just a little more and consider it a bargain.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
General:Create one piece that constitutes an art quilt as defined above. All work will be photographed, matted, and prepared for exhibition by SAQA. The SAQA exhibition committee hopes to publish some or all of the quilts in a book exploring the diversity of art quilts. All quilts will be returned to the artist after thetravel schedule has ended.Size:Minimum 9" per side, maximum 11" per side. The pieces will be matted behinda 12" white or off-white mat with an 8" square opening in the center. Only 8" sq.of your quilt will be visible. Because the artwork will be behind a mat, the edges need not be finished. A very small number of three-dimensional pieces may be included. Please contact the curators for details.Statement: Write a statement to the curators explaining why, in your mind, this quilt fits the definition. Why did you choose to create this piece as an art quilt and not in adifferent medium? (200 words maximum). The statement will be attached to the back of the mat.Materials:Write a separate statement listing the materials and techniques used in thepiece.Submission: Send the piece to curators. Email the statement and materials list in .doc, .rtf, or.odt format to the curators. In your email, please include: your name, address including country, email address, and the name of your SAQA Region (ex.“Europe/Israel” or “NJ/DE”).Curators:Deb Cashatt (email@example.com) and Kris Sazaki (firstname.lastname@example.org)4061 Flying C Road, Cameron Park, CA 95682 Tel. 916.320.8774Dates:Jan 21, 2011 -Art piece due at address listed above Feb-Apr 2011 - Works mounted and made ready for travel May 18-22, 2011 - Works premiere at 2011 SAQA Convention, Denver, CO Through 2012 - Trunk Show travels to regions by request *To learn more about the benefits of bringing a SAQA trunk show to your region and usingit as a teaching tool, read the Winter 2010 SAQA Journal, pg. 14-15.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Hello! My name is Sue King and I am your SAQA Ohio Regional Representative. I live in Lancaster in the southeastern region of the state. This brand new blog was created with you in mind. I hope it will be a dynamic place for members to get to know each other and share their ideas and art. Ohio may not be the largest state, but it has wonderful diversity in culture and geography and it is the place we all call home. Our members also have diverse artistic backgrounds and styles. I hope this site will be a place we can celebrate and express our individuality as well as a place to share our artistic voice and spread our love of the quilt as an art form. It would also be a great place to post events in your area of the state so that our members don't miss out on an exciting show, lecture or seminar. I am open to suggestions on how to make this blog and our Ohio organization meet your needs.
When it comes to technology, I'm still in a big learning curve and undoubtedly many of you have valuable knowledge and ideas that would greatly benfit our group, so please don't hesitate to make suggestions or put forward ideas that would make this a better site. One such talented and generous member is Gisela Towner, hailing from North Olmstead. She has graciously volunteered to set up and moderate this blog as well as a new SAQA OHIO Yahoo Group. Thank you so much Gisela. You rock! So now that this blog is up and running, please don't be shy, we need your ideas to move forward. Let's start talking to each other and start setting some organizational goals. I am so excited to see how this blog and the organization develop in the coming year. Again, a big Buckeye Welcome to everyone and don't forget to join the SAQA Ohio Yahoo Group too. Cheers! Sue