Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ann Rebele to Exhibit in Coshocton

It seems that Ohio is the place to be this year if you have an interest in textiles.
The work of SAQA Ohio member, Ann Rebele, will be included in PUSHING THE SURFACE 2011, which will take place at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coschocton, Ohio. The exhibition runs from May 21 - August 7, 2011 with the Artist's Reception occurring on May 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Crooked River Fiber Fling is set to to take place in Peninsula, Ohio from August 4-7, 2011. This event will include classes and workshops on weaving, knitting, traditional basketry, quilting with metal and fiber, marbling on cloth and beginning spinning. There will also be a wearable art fashion show, boutique and vendor booths, children's events and animal tents featuring llamas, alpacas, sheep, goats and rabbits. For an additional thrill, visitors can arrive at the event by riding the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which will have a special car dedicated to demonstrating fiber art techniques. Check out the websites: or for more details. The contact person for the event is Bonnie Victor, available at

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Art Quilt Events in Zanesville

The Zanesville Museum of Art proudly announces several art quilt events to be held at the museum beginning in May 2011. ART WATCH takes place on Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Quilts, demonstrations, and talks by Ohio quilters: Deborah Melton Anderson, Sue Cavanaugh, Sandra Ciolino, Rebecca Cross, Nancy Crow, Linda French and June O'Neil will take place at this FREE event. This is the second in a series of four unique Arts Alive Art Watch events funded by PNC Arts Alive.
Superlatives: Contemporary Ohio Quilts will also be featured at the Zanesville Museum of Art. This event will feature six acclaimed Ohio artists and will be on exhibition from May 14 through July 14, 2011.
Zanesville Museum of Art, 740-452-0741 or
SAQA Ohio members interested in attending this event as a group should contact Sue King at 740-687-6208 or Please note that Sue Cavanaugh and Deborah Melton Anderson are both SAQA Ohio members. Let's give them our support.

Monday, April 11, 2011

IQF Cinncinati 2011 and Other Breaking News

The International Quilt Festival changed venues this year, moving from Chicago to Cincinnati. From all accounts, it was quite a success. SAQA was well represented with two exhibitions: Creative Force and Sightlines, which featured SAQA Ohio member, Shelley Brenner Baird's work, Seeing Around Corners. In addition, Susan Shie, SAQA Ohio member, had a solo exhibition of her distinctive and world renown work. Carole Staples, another of our Ohio members also had a booth, selling her fabulous textile art. Way to go Carole!

Daren Redman, SAQA Indiana Rep and Nysha Nelson, SAQA TN/ KY Rep

SAQA Ohio members were extremely well represented among the volunteers that manned the booth for the four days of the show and included: Dr. Mazloomi, Terry Ann Hartzell, Mindy Marik, Barb Sferra, Martha Warsaw, Carol Staples, Maxine Thomas, Lisa Quintana, Shelly Brenner Baird, Linda Witte Henke and Sue King. A great big thank you to all of you for your hard work in making the show a successful one for our organization.

Terry Ann Hartzell in SAQA Booth

Many other members stopped by to say hello. In addition to our members, the booth was graced with visits from some pretty important members of the art quilt community including Pokey Bolton from Quilting Arts Magazine, Susan Shie, Jamie Fingal and Cheryl Ferrin, SAQA Marketing Director, who lent her technical expertise and support throughout the show. She even hosted a party in her room on Saturday night.

SAQA 2011 Auction Quilt

During the show SAQA sold a total of $ 4846.00 in merchandise and memberships and helped to educate the public about art quilts and the SAQA mission. A total of 27 new members joined our organization and 12 of these are from Ohio, so our membership role is growing.

2011 SAQA Auction Quilt

SAQA OHIO Members Invited to Open Studio

Shelley Brenner Baird, SAQA Ohio member and featured artist in Quilting Arts Magazine and SAQA's Sightlines Exhibition, will be hosting an open studio in her home for SAQA Ohio members on Saturday April 30, 2011. The event will take place in Columbus, Ohio from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Members are asked to bring snacks or drinks to share with other attendees. Shelley's entire home is her studio and members will be able to learn about her surface design and quilting techniques. Please RSVP to Sue King at You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn about Shelley's textile art career and mingle with other SAQA members.

Shelley Brenner Baird

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Now Showing....

Take note of the following opportunities to view Art Quilts in Ohio.

Diane Eyerman has a solo exhibition of her quilts on display at the Ohio Department of Mental Health on the 8th floor of the Rhoades Tower in downtown Columbus.

Sue King is exhibiting her work in a solo exhibition at Stuart's Opera House on the Square in Nelsonville, Ohio until April 25th, 2011.

Grapes of Wrath: Jackson, Ohio, 1936

The International Quilt Festival opens April 7 through the 10th at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio located at 525 Elm Street. Stop by and see us at the SAQA Ohio booth located near the SAQA Creative Force and Sightlines exhibitions, featuring our own SAQA Ohio member, Shelley Brenner Baird. A great big thank you to all of our SAQA Ohio members that volunteered to staff our booth: Dr. Mazloomi, Terry Ann Hartzell, Shelley Brenner Baird, Mindy Marik, Barbara Sferra, Martha Warsaw, Sue King, Carole Staples, Lisa Quintana, Linda Henke and Maxine Thomas. Stop by to say hello and meet your fellow members. See you there.