Wednesday, May 4, 2011

SAQA Ohio Member Beth Schillig Wins AQS Contest

Beth Schillig (Columbus, Ohio) was a winner in the recent Mystery Quilt Contest sponsored by the American Quilt Society. The contest began in the September 2010 issue of American Quilter Magazine and started with 7-8" square focus blocks. Beth used a picture of a sunrise over Lake Erie in Marblehead, Ohio and ran it through the Kaleidoscope Kreator Program. She used batiks from her stash, followed the remaining instructions in future magazine issues, and created, " A MORNING IN MARBLEHEAD." You can view this beautiful quilt in the May issue of American Quilter Magazine, or on their blog at then scroll down to the March 14, 2011 post, or view closeups on Beth's website, Congratulations on this national recognition Beth!

Art Quilt Events Around Ohio

May 27 - September 5, 2011 Quilt National, The Dairy Barn Art Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, Ohio 45701.

May 5 - July 10, 2011, The Ohio Art Council presents, Happiness, The Riffe Center, downtown

May 14 - July 14, 2011, Superlatives, The Zanesville Art Museum featuring SAQA members, Deb Anderson and Sue Cavanaugh, as well as Sandra Ciolino, Rebecca Cross, Nancy Crow, Linda French and June O'Neil who will either be demonstrating or speaking about their art.

May 6 -June24, 2011, The Ohio Art League Show, The Main Columbus Public Library, open during library hours, features a work by SAQA Ohio Member, Deborah Anderson.

Surface Design Newsletter
SAQA Ohio Members may be interested in viewing the Surface Design Newsletter to find out information about events and artists involved in that organization. The newsletter may be found at

Call for Entry Taiwan Show
SAQA Members have and opportunity to show their work in an exceptional exhibition in Taiwan in 2012. Taiwan representative, Hsin-Chen Lin, is also the president of TIQE, and the first festival she organized in 2009 was wonderful. The exhibition was very well received and the catalog is gorgeous. The 2012 exhibition will be from August to July and the theme is Moving Water and Rivers, with and emphasis on the life-giving and precious nature of water on earth and the crucial environmental relationship we have with water.

Water and river are full of life and nutrient: novelty, freshness, and sustainability symbolize a source of vitality, expecting to convey an energetic, broad, and microcosmic angle of view, as well as each kind of life and existence that water and river embrace.

The prospectus and entry form will be posted on the SAQA website.

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