The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Anna Von Mertens

Anna Von Mertens Website

I recently had the opportunity to listen to a lecture give by this artist at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work is very well crafted, conceptually interesting and political. It is certainly worth looking at her web site. Anna considers her work scultptural but has been sewing since she was a child.

22004, hand-stitched cotton, 60" x 80" x 17"

Black and White is a diptych that examines the polarized way of seeing things only in black and white terms. The black sculpture (above) depicts the energy pattern of a nuclear explosion stitched in white thread, while the emanating radiation from the center is more subtle and silent, stitched in black. The accompanying white sculpture depicts the same drawing in reversed color thread, but the drawing is rotated in AutoCAD and seen from an aerial view, so the reference is abstracted.

PAQA-South Conference

We have many members that also belong to PAQA-South. Below is an attachment regarding a conference at the end of January. The Page Walker Arts and History Center is hosting the event. This may be a much needed break from what seems to be a cold winter. SAQA members receive a discounted conference fee.

PAQA-South Conference

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Why Innovation Matters

The most recent issue of American Craft Magazine features work by Kevan Lunney and Mary Pal.

 Kevan Lunney,  Archeology Fragment #15 Enso Compassion, 2011

Kevan has a nice piece in the SAQA auction here.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Gordana Brelih

Orange Flower Pod 1, 2, 3,

List of Members Attending Regional Meeting

It is not too late. We would love to see and hear from you. Please join us.

Christine Zoller
Alice Levinson
Mary Beth Bellah
Julia E. Pfaff
Heidi Field-Alvarez
Mary Buchanan
Laurie McCown
Tiffany Floyd
Mary Ann Shepherd
Priscilla Stultz
Beverly Fine
Eileen Doughty
Jill Jenson
Patty Powers
Eileen Williams
Mirjam Rakusja Ahladas
Cindy Grisdela

New Northern VA Member-Ride Share to Meeting

I live in Haymarket. (Rt 15 on Rt 66)  Is there anyone along route 66 corridor that might want to carpool with me?

Beverley Fine

Friday, June 15, 2012

PUSHING THE LIMITS 2012-Congratulations SAQA Members!

                  Diane Ramos, Lorain, OH.                   Simone Schiffmacher, Orlando, FL.

                  Hillary Steel, Silver Spring, MD.          Sue Reno, Columbia, PA.

                  Julia Pfaff, Richmond, VA.                    Susan Iverson, Richmond, VA.

                  Katie Glusica, Savannah, GA.              Tod Hensley, Brooklyn, NY.

                  Nikki Farrand, Richmond, VA.              Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Carlisle, MA.

Event image courtesy of Tod Hensley

artspace zero east 4th street, richmond, va 23224 / 804.232.6464 / / open noon to 4pm tuesday through sunday and by appointment

Virginia Quilt Museum-See "This is a Quilt!


May 22--August 18:  Exhibit, "Collections and Creations: Quilts of Hazel Carter"

May 22 - July 18:  Exhibit, "This is a Quilt" by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
June 5:  "Life on the Homefront", a narrated look at life during the Civil War for those who were left behind.  Regular hours and admission.
July 4:  Closed for Independence Day
July 14:  Quilt Study Roundtable, with a presentation by Bunnie Jordan and Hazel Carter on Signature Quilts.
August 10 - August 24: Little Quilts, Big Talents online auction at Benefit Bidding.
August 18:  Mrs. Warren's Tea
August 19--August 27:  Closed for exhibit installation
August 28--December 15: Exhibit,  "Los Hilos del la Vida~The Threads of Life"
November 3:   VQM Volunteer Appreciation Day
November 22--23:  Closed for holiday observance
December 1:  Victorian Holiday Tea
December 16, 2012--February 4, 2013:  Closed for building maintenance 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

"This is a Quilt!" Trunk show E

Schedule: 2012
May 8- Julia Pfaff, VCU- Richmond, VA.
May 21-July 20-Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA,
August 24-September 23, Smallspace Gallery, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA.
Sept 27- September 29, Tiffany Floyd Blackwell Elementary School, Richmond VA.
Ship to Anne Heimstra in Michigan by October 1, 2012

Return to Lynchburg for a guild show in March 2013 (15th-17th). 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

July 30 Regional Meeting at Artspace Gallery

I hope that some or all of you have made plans to attend this meeting. Please consider inviting a friend. This is not an effort to recruit a new member but an opportunity to let people know about SAQA.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Surface Design Summer Intensive-Julia Pfaff

Topics: Surface Design
3 credits
This intensive, focused class examines the use of dyes and pigments as surface design materials. Using a combination of drawing, printmaking, painting and monotype techniques, students will learn the basics of fabric design. Various aspects of design, color, pattern making, presentation and narrative will be examined with an emphasis on idea development. These dyes are colorfast, permanent and yield incredible color. Students will produce samples and lengths of finished fabric; those interested in repeating the class will be expected to work at an advanced level and produce several finished projects. No previous dyeing or painting experience is necessary. A fee of $55 covers dyes and fabric. More fabric will be purchased from the instructor during the class.