Saturday, December 1, 2012

SAQA Ohio member Nancy Gamon has a Solo Exhibit Dec 8-Jan 5, 2013 at NVISION, 4577 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223.  Opening Reception is Dec. 8 from 6-9pm.  Congrats Nancy!

Nancy Gamon is a fiber and mixed-media artist experimenting with a variety of sewing, painting and collage techniques. This exhibit celebrates humanity: both our shapes and our stories.  visit:  for more details.  


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Jen Siegrist in new show!

SAQA Ohio member Jen Siegrist had two pieces accepted into the WAH Center Grand Harvest Show in Brooklyn.  This is an all media juried show.  The Foundation purchased Jen's pieces that were entered inthe SpringShow so we are crossing our fingers that happens again in the fall!   CONGRATS JEN!

Two Bottles to Fill One Chalice

Native Americans

Friday, October 19, 2012


Dragon Threads to Publish Catalog for Quilt National ‘13

Dragon Threads, publisher of extraordinary textile arts books, has been selected to produce the catalog for Quilt National 2013, the 18th international juried competition for new innovative quilts. The catalog will feature large color photographs, plus statements from the judges.

Quilt National has built a reputation as one of the most competitive and compelling art quilt exhibitions in the world. Quilt National is a biennial international juried exhibition of contemporary innovative art quilts. The first Quilt National was shown in 1979. Since then it has grown to receive thousands of entries from around the world. Selected quilts from the competition will be on display May 24 – September 2, 2013 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. Over 7500 visitors come from around the globe to view this exhibition.

With a similar history, Dragon Threads has grown steadily over the last 19 years and enjoys a reputation for producing high quality quilt books. Having built its business on stunning imagery, a keen eye for the contemporary art quilt world and a process that results in the highest quality publications, Dragon Threads makes a strong partner for Quilt National.

Linda Teufel, owner of Dragon Threads, said, “I have been following Quilt National for years and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to publish the catalog for this prestigious competition. This is more of an event for us than just publishing a book.”

Dragon Threads has been publishing sewing and quilting books since 1984. In 2010 Dragon Threads received the prestigious Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Gold Award™ for Crafts Books and the International Book Award in the Crafts/Hobbies/How-To category.

For more information about Dragon Threads, contact Publisher Linda C. Teufel, 490 Tucker Drive, Worthington, OH 43085, phone 614-841-9388, email

Thursday, October 18, 2012


SAQA member BETH SCHILLIG has been in the news.  Her piece MINT JULEP was featured as the "JawDropper" in the Sept/Oct issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine.  Also at the recent Quilting with Machines Conference, it received a 1st place ribbon as well as "Best Quilting on a Stationary System". This was a highlight in Beth's quilting career!  Way to go!!


SAQA Ohio artist JEN SIEGRIST has been accepted into the prestigous Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center!  The exhibit runs from Oct 28-Jan 6, 2013 in Auburn, NY.  Find more info at;  Her piece 'Totem, Dance with Me' is 62x74" and is pictured here.  CONGRATS Jen!!  You can see more of Jen's work on the web;

Sunday, August 26, 2012


SAQA member and Ohio Co-Rep, Maxine Thomas, has two pieces in ART QUILTS LOWELL now thru Sept 15, 2012. This is an annual, juried exhibition of the finest art quilts in Canada and the US. The concept for this year's Art Quilts Lowell is Music and there is a remarkable breadth of interpretation and materials used by 26 artits. For more info go to

Mrs Browns Jazz cafe


Sunday, August 12, 2012

SAQA Ohio member in invitational exhibit.

Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi has quilts in an invitational exhibit, The Sum of Many Parts, which will tour China for two years. The exhibit will open September 7, 2012 at the Shanghai Museum of textile and Costume at Donghua University in Shanghai. Congrats Dr. Mazloomi!

The Peacekeepers Gift

A New Day

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Shelley Brenner Baird has artwork displayed, along with 5 other contemporary quilt artists, at the EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE. The exhibit runs through July 28, 2012 in Earlville, NY. Visit for more details.

More SAQA member entries at the Aullwood Audobon Center. This Dayton, Ohio exhibit is on display through August 19, 2012

Maxine Thomas Japanese Spring

Maxine Thomas Spring Iris I

Maude Haeger Sunshine in the Garden

Maude Haeger Volcanic Rift in the Sea

Monday, July 9, 2012


A few of our SAQA OHIO members have pieces at the Aullwood Audubon Center. In its 20th year, the annual art quilt display will be up till August 19, 2012. This lovely Farm and park has a beautiful Nature Center. It is well worth the drive. And a great "girls day out" with a couple quilting friends.... just add lunch! Here are a few of the quilts and I will post more in the next few days. hours: Mon-Sat 9-5 Sunday 1-5

Deb Bentley Little Things Matter

Lisa Quintana Soil Horizon

Lisa Quintana Voice of the People

Carol Schleppi q Garden, Q Garden & Shovel Ready


Sunday, July 1, 2012


Greetings SAQA members! Maxine and I have been keeping cool on this hot, hot Sunday afternoon by brainstorming about upcoming SAQA events.

Regional members of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, & Tennessee are joining together at the 2013 International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati for a special exhibit; The View From Here; Quilts of the Ohio River Valley. Watch your email for details soon.

You have one more week to view our first Ohio SAQA exhibit at the Zanesville Museum of Art. The show closes Friday July 6th. Don't miss it!

Save the date -- Saturday Nov. 17, 2012. Another STATEWIDE SAQA OHIO MEETING.... to be held in Columbus, Ohio area. More details will follow.

The Ohio SAQA survey is due by July 4th. Make sure your voice is heard! Email responses to

If you have exciting news or events that need to be announced, be sure to email the info to to be included in the blog and next newsletter.

Your new co-reps,
Beth & Maxine

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Creative Statements 2

A few more photos from Creative Statements: Ohio Art Quilts 2012

Deb Bentley-June's Dementia- A Life Unraveled

Deb Bentley - Isle Royale Sunset

Carol Schleppi - Remembering Anne

Mindy Marik - Darwin's Dutch Daydream

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Opening Reception Creative Statements: Ohio Art Quilts 2012

On Saturday April 21, 2012 the opening reception for Creative Statements: Ohio Art Quilts 2012, an officially sanctioned SAQA exhibition, took place at The Zanesville Museum of Art. After a year of planning, the commitee, consisting of Sue King, SAQA Ohio Rep, Shelley Brenner-Baird, Terry Ann Hartzell and Kris Worthington in partnership Susan Talbot-Stanaway, Director of The Zanesville Museum of Art were pleased to present the exhibition to the public. Over 90 people attended the event and juror Kathleen Loomis of Louisville, Kentucky gave a very moving talk about her journey as an artist. The work of 25 SAQA members is on exhibition through July 6, 2012.

Photo Booth Shot and One in Every Color - Patricia Kennedy Zafred

Texture Study 1: Found Objects - Lisa Quintana

Sunset Serenade - Beth Schillig

Chillin' - Carole Gary Staples Postage 6: Epidemic - Kathleen Loomis
Susan Nash

Farenheit -Sue King

Kat Soup:10 of Pyrex Cups in the Kitchen Tarot-Susan Shie

Opening Reception

Juror Kathleen Loomis and Terry Ann Hartzell

Opening Reception
Kimono - Kris Worthington
Goat Kiss - Terry Ann Hartzell

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SAQA Booth at IQF Cincinnati 2012

A great big thank you goes out to all of the SAQA members who volunteered their time to staff the SAQA Booth at the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati April 12 -15 at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati. Attendance was similar to last year's show, however, our sales were approximately $1200.00 above last year's figures. A sampling of the SAQA auction quilts was displayed in the booth and many visitors were impressed and perhaps will place bids on the quilts in September. We sold 10 SAQA memberships and renewals. The SAQA traveling exhibitions, A Sense of Adventure and Masters 2 were on display. Beth Schillig took the lead in organizing this year's event and did a superb job in the set up, tear down and staffing of the booth along with the help of Jen Siegrist. She additionally spent the entire day after the show shipping booth items back to SAQA. Thank you so much Beth for making this a well run and successful show. In addition, we had so many SAQA Ohio members helping out this year in addition to Daren Redman, the Indiana rep, Nysha Nelson the Tenn/Ky rep, Desi Vaughn SAQA rep coordinator and her friend Kathie Briggs, both from Michigan. Following is the list of volunteers who helped at the IQF Show in Cincy, 2012:
Barbara Sferra
Nancy Williams
Karen Riggins
Jennifer Landau
Carol Schleppi
Kathie Briggs
Molly Butler
Dee Dadik
Dr Carolyn Mazloomi
Deb Bentley
Maude Haeger
Lisa Quintana
Terry Ann Hartzell
Linda Witte Henke
Daren Redman
Martha Warshaw
Carole Staples
Linda Kramer
Michele Lea
Lisa West
Jen Siegrist
Nysha Nelson
Maxine Thomas
Sue King
Beth Schillig
Desi Vaugh

Thank you so much to everyone involved!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

SAQA Ohio Member Maria Elkins Teaching at NQA

Our very own award winning SAQA Ohio member Maria Elkins will be teaching six half day workshops at the NQA show this June.

Thursday morning, June 14 – #623 Drawn and Painted Portraits

Thursday afternoon, June 14 – #643 Perspective for Quilters

Friday morning, June 15 – #723 Fused Applique Portraits

Friday afternoon, June 15 – #743 – Quilting Your Portrait

Saturday morning, June 16 – #825 Playful Portraits

Saturday afternoon, June 16 – #845 Color in Quiltmaking

Descriptions of the classes are online at Maria Maria Elkins -- me@mariaelkins.com --

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Calendar of Events Creative Statements: Ohio Art Quilts 2012

Creative Statements: Ohio Art Quilts 2012

April 21 – July 6

Associated Events and Workshops

Sat., April 21, Exhibition Opening with Juror’s Talk 1:30-2:15 pm; Reception 2 – 4 pm Juror Kathleen Loomis, was the winner of the Quilt National Japan Prize in 2009. She was the founder and juror of "Form Not Function: Art Quilts" at the Carnegie at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, IN, 2004-2010. She has exhibited at "Color Exhibitions," Stuttgart, and "Fiber Art International 2010,"and the Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh.

Sat., May 12, 10 am – 4 pm, Hands-on Workshop by Shelley Brenner Baird, "A Surface Design Sampler." A broad overview of surface design processes on fabric using dyes and paints. Educated as a printmaker and photographer, Baird’s work has been chosen for numerous exhibitions including "Interpretations 2011" at the Visions Art Museum, San Diego, "Focus: Fiber" at the Canton Museum of Art, "Quilt National" at the Dairy Barn, and SAQA "Sightlines," 2010-2014. Fee: $65, $15 materials fee. Registration limited to 8 participants.

Sat., June 2, 10 am – 4 pm Machine Quilting Workshop by Beth Schillig, "Stippling with Style I." Beth Schillig, Columbus, Ohio has created quilts that have won awards at IQA, NQA, AQS, PIQF, MQX, and other shows around the nation. This workshop is for confident beginners who want to learn and experiment with freehand quilting on their home sewing machine. Fee: $65; $2 kit fee, materials list. Limited to 12 participants. Participants will bring sewing machine.

Sun., June 3, 2 – 2:45 pm Lecture & Quilt Appraisals by Columbus Quilt Appraiser Dee Dadik, "The Price is right? What is your Quilt Worth?" A fun, interactive audience participation lecture illustrating comparative values of quilts from antique to newly constructed. Followed by appraisals. Dadik has been a quiltmaker, pattern designer, teacher, quilt restorer, researcher of quilt history and quilt collector for over 30 years. She is certified by the American Quilter’s Society. A fee is charged per appraisal; if possible, appraisal-seekers should pre-register.

Sat., June 30, 10 am – 4 pm Machine Quilting Workshop by Beth Schillig, "Stippling with Style II." Follows-up on June 2 workshop but can be taken independently. New designs, new and exciting fillers using stencils and freehand techniques with your home sewing machine. Fee $65; $2 kit fee, materials list. Limited to 12 participants. Participants will bring sewing machine.
For more information including fees, materials, and to register: Call (740) 452-0741, stop in, or email

Please note that all workshops will take place at The Zanesville Museum of Art at the address listed below.

The Zanesville Museum of Art is located at 620 Military Road, Zanesville, OH 43701. Phone: (740) 452-0741; FAX (740) 452-0797. Current hours: Wed., Fri., Sat 10 – 5; Thurs. 10 – 8:30; closed Sun., Mon., Tues. On the web,

Zanesville Museum of Art programs and events are funded in part by a grant from The Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

Monday, February 13, 2012

SAQA Ohio Class Opportunity

Hot off the press from member Carole Staples in Cinci: Award winning national instructor, Juanita Yeager will be coming to Ohio to teach a two day class and all SAQA Ohio members are invited. You can view her work at The name of the class is Flowers on a Grand Scale. The class will take place June 2 and 3, 2012 at the Evendale Cultural Arts Center. The class cost is $115.00 and includes breakfast and lunch. An additional cost of $8.50 will cover the pattern and fabrics purchased from the instructor. This fee can be paid directly to the instructor on the day of the class. Class time is 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM . Breakfast will be served from 8:15 AM to 9:00 AM. A $50.00 deposit is required to register for the class. There are 10 remaining slots available.
Class Description
Red Bloom
is a two day workshop that includes techniques for making multi-fabric backgrounds, machine applique and thread painting. This class uses gradations of hand dyed fabrics to create a random fractured background with a large graphic flower. The flower is also constructed from various values of hand dyed fabrics or can be made from commercial fabrics. Techniques for creating highlights and shadows will be covered. The finished piece is 34" square. You will have the option of purchasing Juanita's hand dyed fabrics for the background and flowers or you may obtain a detailed list of fabric requirements if you want to hand dye your own fabrics or use the hand dyes that you may have in your stash.
Please contact Carole Staples to register at
Cheers! Sue

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

SAQA Ohio Member Jen Siegrist to Exhibit

Member Jen Siegrist has has had her work selected for inclusion in OHIOCENTRIC, an exhibition in honor of the Columbus Bicentennial at City Center Gallery. The gallery celebrates its city by featuring 51 artists whose works collectively create a momentary snapshot of Ohio's unique reflection. The exhibition will display 63 works of art by Ohio artists based in areas in and outside of Ohio, including Columbus, Whipple, Milford, Athens, Pennsylvania, Chicago and New York.

The exhibition runs from Saturday February 18 through Saturday March 14, 2012
The opening Reception is Saturday February 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Operated and juried entirely by OSU students, City Center Gallery grants funding to selected artists or artist groups to realize creative endeavors that conclude in a month long exhibition at the entrance of the OSU Urban Arts Space. The space is located in the historic Lazarus Building in downtown Columbus. Exhibitions and events are free and open to all.

City Center Gallery
50 West Town Street
Suite 130
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Hours T-S 11 AM to 6PM
Th 11 AM - 8 PM

Congratulations Jen!