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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cris Winters Has Work in Two Shows

"Winter Air"
January 18, 2014 - April 27, 2014
VIEW at Old Forge, NY
Cris' two pieces are "Fresh Snow I" and "Fresh Snow II".

January 24, 2014 - February 23, 2014
Bluseed Studios, Saranac Lake, NY

Tamar Drucker Exhibits with the Israeli Quilters Association

Tamar Drucker participated in a group show of the Israeli Quilters Association in Houston: "Jerusalem and its Many Faces". 

Here are photos of her work from that exhibit:

Brenda Schlecter - Artist in Residence at Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg

Brenda has been wintering in Florida and keeping busy with her fiber art but her big news is that she has become the artist in residence at the St. Petersburg Ronald McDonald House. 

Each week Brenda makes a 12" house quilt that will be hung in one of the 65 residence rooms. Brenda invites the children to collaborate with her to make these colorful and cartoon-like quilts. The children help to decide the fabric selection for each element (sky, grass, house, roof, windows and door), sometimes by majority vote.  Brenda sews and does the majority of the cutting.  One day as many as seven children worked with Brenda!

Here are some of the collaborative quilts:

Helene Kusnitz Has A Quilt On Exhibit

The Art of Play Exhibition
The Lazarus Gallery at United Hebrew of New Rochelle
November 17, 2013 – March 14, 2014 
United Hebrew, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805

Here is Helene's piece, titled "Three in a Row":

Monday, January 20, 2014

Call for Entries - Shared by Sandra Sider

Calling all quilters and quilt artists! Do you design with quilt blocks or make small, dynamic art quilts that would inspire others?  We want to see your work for possible publication! Quarry Books is publishing 1000 Quilt Inspirations: Colorful and Creative Designs for Traditional, Contemporary and Art Quilts in book format, for which we invite you to submit images via this link:
We seek your interpretations of old favorites as well as original designs by you. Sandra Sider, quilt curator and artist, will select the winning designs.  There is no entry fee or limit on the number of submissions you may send. DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2014.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hi Everyone,

A big Thank You to those who have already sent in your survey responses!!! We've had some great input through the survey we sent out in November but we are hoping to hear from more of you. Please take the time to give us your feedback so we can be more proactive in making sure your membership experience is everything you want it to be.

We are posting the survey here and will also provide it in an email again. Looking forward to receiving your thoughts and ideas for the NY region!


SAQA NY Region Member Survey

1.  How long have you been a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates?
2.  During that time, what have you gained through your membership?
3.  Have you ever attended a SAQA Conference?
4.  Have you ever been at the PAM (Professional Artist Member) level? If not, are you planning to make a portfolio according to SAQA guidelines?
5.  Briefly describe what you do with your finished art quilts. For example, do you exhibit at quilt and/or art shows? Does a gallery sell your work? Do you take commissions? Do you currently do none of these, but hope to? Or, are you content just doing your own thing?
6.  Do you teach? If so, would you be willing to give a presentation?
7.  Do you have difficulty finding information about upcoming art quilt events?
8.  Do you think a regional SAQA “newsletter” would be helpful?
9.  Do you belong to any quilt or art related email list serves, such as Quiltart?
10. Would you be able to attend meetings held in our region?
11. Do you usually attend any large (perhaps national/international) quilt shows/festivals that are held within our region where might organize a meeting? (These shows are sometimes more traditional, but it’s probably a convenient meeting location.)
12. Would you be interested in attending a meeting where one or more current SAQA members, preferably a PAM from our region or adjoining region, would bring their portfolio and discuss how it was put together? 
  • Are you a current PAM available to do this?
  • Can you suggest a current PAM who might be willing to do this?
13.  Would you be interested in a workshop covering the business aspects of art quilting; record keeping, taxes, licenses, etc.? Can you suggest a quilt artist (or other artist) who might be willing to do this?
14.  Would you be interested in a program about the marketing of art quilts? Can you suggest a quilt artist who might be willing to do this?
15.  Would you be interested in a workshop on a topic related to making art quilts, including surface design, perhaps taught by a SAQA member? Can you suggest an art quilter who lives in the region who is a great teacher (include contact information, if possible)?
16.  Can you suggest a location in our region where we could organize a workshop?
17.  Please tell us any other suggestions you have.

Send Us Your News!

Hi Everyone,

Time to share your 2014 news and updates! We'd love to hear what you've been doing with your fiber work and if you have any upcoming exhibits. Please send Lori ( your latest news and we will post it on the blog.

In the meantime, wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, filled with creative inspiration.