Monday, June 28, 2010

New SAQA Ohio Member, Beth Schillig Wins NQA Awards

Beth with her Ribbon for Most Effective Quilting - PEEK-A-BOO in the Sew Batik Challenge
Brand new SAQA Ohio Member, Beth Schillig, entered three quilts in NQA held in Columbus, Ohio this June and walked away with two ribbons. Congratulations Beth!!!

Beth with her Third Place Ribbon for SUNSET SERENADE


20" Square
Beth states that this was the second year for the Sew Batik Challenge at the NQA Show. The challenge fabric was a green batik with leaves randomly spread all over it. Beth used a double batting and heavily quilted around the leaves, which made it look almost like Trapunto. The navy section of the background was quilted with green variegated YLI thread to look like lattice work. The flower is a purchased hand dyed wool.


52.5 x 32
Beth loves batik fabrics. She collects them as often as she can and used about 90 different fabrics in this piece. The background was composed of traditional piecing and the flowers were paper pieced. Then they were embellished with Texture Magic, couched with the machine fringe foot and hand beaded. Beth's favorite thing is freehand quilting and she added lots of it to the background of this piece. She quilts on her home Bernina and also owns a George, which is a long arm head from APQS that is mounted in a cabinet. Beth is able to sit at the machine just like a regular home machine, but it has a 21" throat space.

Friday, June 11, 2010

SAQA Ohio Artist to Exhibit in Dublin

SAQA Ohio Member, Deborah Melton Anderson will be exhibiting at the Dulin Arts Council
from July 6, 2010 to August 20, 2010.
Opening Reception Tuesday, July 6, 2010
6-8 PM
7125 Riverside Drive
Dublin, Ohio 43016
Gallery Hours
Tuesday 10 AM- 7 PM
W, Th &F 10 AM - 5 PM
Sat 11 AM - 2 PM

International Expressions Quilt Art

For the first time in the United States, International Arts and Artists introduces the work of Quilt Art, a unique group of 22 contemporary quilt artists from nine countries whose work ranges from traditional quilting techniques to modern methods of photo transfer and improvisation. Quilt Art is Europe's leading advocacy group for innovative quilt making.

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.

Minnetrista Cultural Center

1200 North Minnetrista Parkway

Muncie, IN 47303

(765) 282-4848

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Current Textile Art Exhibitions of Note in Central Ohio


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.
Layered: Quilts by Tammy Perakis Wallace, Ohio Wesleyan University Gallery, Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. Delaware, Ohio, Through July 2, 2010, M-F, 7:30AM-4:30PM .
FABRICations: Artistry in Fiber, High Road Gallery, 12 E. Stafford Ave., Worthington, Ohio, through June 26, 2010, Wed - Sat 12-4, 614-781-6454.
Surface Design:Wear it, Hang It, Collect It: Debbie Jackson and Jeanie Coy Auseon, Studios on High Gallery 686 N. High St, Short North, through June 30, 2010, Mon - Sat 12-6, Sun 1-6, 614-461-6487.
The Quilted Surface VI, The Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio, through July2, 2010, Tues - Wed & Sun 1-5, Thurs 1-9, 740-368-3606.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quilt Exhibition Athens, Ohio

The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens is presenting an exhibition entitled, Quilting Traditions: The Art of the Amish. This is a unique exhibition of traditional Amish quilts from the private Collection of Tom and Marsha French and features 66 quilts in various sizes, from crib to full.

The Dairy Barn Arts Center
8000 Dairy lane
Athens, Ohio 45701
Summer Gallery Hours
Tuesday Noon - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Noon- 5:00 PM
Thursday Noon - 8:00 PM
Friday Noon - 5:00 PM
Saturday Noon - 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, June 3, 2010

SAQA Ohio Member, Linda Teufel Wins Prestigious Award

Dragon Threads' Fibreart Montage Wins Prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award
Dragon Threads, publisher of unique and innovative textile arts books, has received the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Craft Book for the book Fibreart Montage: Combining Quilting, Embroidery & Photography with Embellishments by internationally-renowned quilt artist Judith Baker Montano. The book features full-color, jaw-dropping photographs of the newest mixed media techniques perfected by Baker Montano, a leading expert on crazy quilting and embellishment.Named in honor of America's most cherished publisher/printer, the Benjamin Franklin Awards recognizes excellence by independent publishers. Publications, grouped by genre, are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field. The Benjamin Franklin Awards are highly competive and are regarded as one of the highest honors in small and independent book publishing. More the 4,000 publishers submitted books to be considered for the Benjamin Franklin Awards this year. All three finalists in the Craft Category were quilting/needlework books. Linda Teufel, owner of Dragon Threads, was on hand to accept her award at the Benjamin Franklin 2010 Awards presentation ceremony held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, on May 24, 2010. " I am thrilled about winning this award," said Teufel, "It is an amazing honor for me, Dragon Threads and author Judith Baker Montano!" Dragon Threads has been publishing sewing and quilting books since 1994. This has been an especially exciting year for the company as Fibreart Montage also won the 2010 International Book Award in the Crafts/Hobbies/How-To category, given by JPX Media. Fibreart Montage: Combining Quiting, Embroidery & Photography with Embellishments by Judith Baker Montano is available at For more information about this book or Dragon Threads Ltd., contact Publisher Linda C. Teufel, 490 Tucker Drive, Worthington, OH 43085, phone 614-841-9388, email

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

SAQA Ohio Member Exhibits Work

Our very own Susan Nash of Zanesville is exibiting her work at the Zanesville Museum of Art, now through June 19, 2010. The title of the show is Art Quilts and Textiles by Susan Nash. Susan uses hand dyes, batiks and a blending of other fabrics to interpret the natural world in her textile pieces. She also utilizes fibers, beads and found objects to help in the translation. There is still time to see this exhibit and a trip to Zanesville would be a great way to support one of our members.

The Zanesville Museum of Art
620 Military Rd.
Zanesville, Ohio 43704
admission $6.00 adults
$4.00 seniors
free on Thursdays
Hours T, W, F 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Th 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Sat 9:00 to 5:00 PM
closed Sundays