SAQA Ohio Member, Shelley Brenner Baird, http://www.shelleybrennerbaird.com/, is exhibiting in a wide variety of shows across the United States in the upcoming months. This talented artist will have work in the following well known textile shows:
QUILT=ART=QUILT 2011 at the Schweinfurth Memorail Art Center in Auburn, New York
QUILT VISIONS: INTERPRETATIONS 2011 at the Visions Gallery in San Diego,CA
FOCUS FIBER 2011 at the Canton Art Museum, Canton, Ohio
Maria Elkins http://www.mariaelkins.comhas received notification that she has won one of the eight big prizes at The International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas for her piece, Windblown. The exact prize is still a mystery. This piece is a whole cloth quilt that features a friend of her two daughters with lovely red hair. Maria included a reference to traditional quilting in the quilted motif of the the sky in this work. She featured the Windblown Star Block from Barbara Brackman's book, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. The quilt is painted with Tsukineko all purpose inks mixed with Jacquard colorless extender. Congratulations Maria! Linda Witte Henkehttp://www.lindahenke.com recently completed a liturgical commission for a set of summer-weight vestments, titled, "Consider the Lilies." The design employs the colors of the summer landscape to give visual expression to Jesus' words in Luke 12:27. The design motif was pieced from a variety of fabrics, colors, and textures, banded with gold piping, mounted on a background of green dupioni, and embellished with improvisational stitching. The vestments were designed to coordinate with the worship space in which they will be used.
Beth Schillighas an article featuring her work in American Quilter Magazine. http://www.quiltviews.com/art-and-craft-combine-in-a-beautiful-holiday-gift-idea. The article features a little quilted calendar cover for the annual AQS spiral bound engagement calendar that features 54 quilts. Beth shared this little beauty at a SAQA Ohio Parlor meeting last spring in Columbus. The cover features Cherrywood cotton fabrics enhanced with Shiva Artist's paint sticks and machine quilting. Way to go Beth!
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc (SAQA) is a non-profit international organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. It was founded in 1989 and now boasts 2,400 members.
SAQA Ohio Members
Mary Adams, Holly Adkins-Ardrey, Marilyn Akerson-Corbitt, Mary Lou Alexander, Deborah Melton Anderson, Diana J. Angus, Shelley Brenner Baird, Sharon Bell, Debra Bentley, Connie Bloom, Debo Brooks, Barbara Bruser, Dina Buckey, Paet Burcham, Sue Cavanaugh, Georgie Cline, Dee Dadik, Charlotte Davis, Kathleen Dawson, Liz DeBellis, Sara Deever, Cheryl Deibel, Carol Droe, Maria Elkins, Michele Ellis Bell, Marvin Fletcher, Linda Fowler, Anne French, Sharon Hale, Terry Ann Hartzell, Linda Witte Henke, Karen L. Hoffman-Hinkle, Catherine Johnston, Carol Jorgensen, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Sue King, Jeri Kluiber, Linda Kramer, Judy Khrol, Susan Krueger, Jennifer Landau, Fran LaSalle, Michele B. Lea, Wendy Lewis, Colleen Lim, Sally LLoyd, Debra Lunn/Michael Mrowka, Mindy Marik, Tracy Marx, Peggy Matley, Carolyn Mazloomi, Jancy McClellan-Ryan, Peggy McDevitt, Penny McMorris, Kathy Mignery, Kimberly Montagnese, Patricia Morin, Dana Morino, Helen Murrell, Susan Nash, Sandra Noble, Frauke Palmer, Elizabeth Palmer-Spilker, Roseanne Papadimoulis, Lisa Quintana, Ann L. Rebele, Allison Reker, William Reker, Carole Richburg-Brown, Jane Sahr, Sarah Sands, Beth Schillig, Carroll M. Schleppi, Lisa Sellers-West, Barbara Sferra, Kim Shearrow, Susan Shie, Jen Siegrist, Jenifer Solon, Carol Staples, Barbara Stewart, Rita Steffenson, Susan Talbot-Stanaway, Linda Teufel, Maxine Thomas, Rosalind Thomas, Sarah Thompson-Coviello, Dionn Tron, David Walker, Martha Warshaw, Nancy Williams, Kris Worthington , Nancy Gamon, Barbara Sherman, Marcia Tuznik