Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Elizabeth's Contributions to SAQA


Thank you, Elizabeth, for participating in SAQA Auctions. It is a nice way to donate to the SAQA funds which enable SAQA exhibitions to travel.

Mes participations aux auctions de SAQA
TRUNK SHOW 2017 : oeuvre  *grisaille*



BENEFIT AUCTION : oeuvre *couleurs neigeuses* vendue en faveur de SAQA - 2016


Je vous souhaite de très belles fêtes de fin d’année et joyeux Noël très belle année 2017.

Elizabeth MICHELLOD-DUTHEIL




Sunday, November 20, 2016

Not one but two - WOW - Leah Higgins

Congratulations, Leah, on getting two quilts into such prestigious exhibitions. Keep dancing!

Quilt National '17

Ruins 7

(180cm wide x 249cm high)


Artists Statement:
Ruins 7 is part of a series that explores what happens to buildings when we stop using them, when we leave them behind. Glass panes crack, water pipes burst, wind pulls at the fixtures and fittings. Rust and moss stain the walls.
We stop using buildings for many reasons. This piece references buildings and cities destroyed by war.
London, Dresden, Hiroshama, Lebanon, New York. Hate and war destroys lives. It destroys buildings and tear apart cities. Do we re-build? Or is the thought of burying that hate under new buildings too painful? Should we allow nature to reclaim the buildings, to cover the ground, to soothe the pain?
Techniques and Materials: Artists own printed cotton fabrics: breakdown printing, and other surface design techniques. Pieced, layered and machine quilted.
SAQA Layered Voices
Happy today?
(60cm wide x 389cm high)

Artists Statement:
Happy today? was created following a dark, difficult period caring for a loved one with severe depression. Constantly checking; asking ‘Are you OK?’, ‘How do you feel?’. Driven by my need for reassurance, my fear of the unthinkable. Burying my own feelings from him. From others. From myself. Stressful, exhausting days and nights. Occasional bitter sweet moments of joy followed by guilt. Gallows humour breaking through on the darkest of days.
Happy today? can be suspended from the ceiling and viewed from both sides or hung on a wall revealing only the pieced side. The piece billows and pleats on the floor hiding parts, hiding layers of emotion.

Techniques and Materials: Artists own printed cotton fabrics: breakdown printing, screen printing and other surface design techniques. Double sided pieced and whole-cloth construction, layered and stitched. Integral hanging loop.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Katriina Flensburg - her story of loss

As you may know the collection that I exhibited together with Jette Clover at the OEQC of 2015 disappeared after it was handed over by us to a OEQC staff-member for further freight (initially first to their office/wear-house and then back to Sweden). The whole experience has been very draining traumatic. To get a needed closure,  I published recently a web-exhibition (hosted by the association of Nordic Textile Art) where I  present the lost pieces and addressed some issues based on my experience.



Please use the link below which takes you to an introduction to my exhibition.



All the best,
Katriina

You can also visit Katriina's blog at www.katriinaflensburg.se

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Work by Elizabeth Michelle-Dutheil


Here are the two works by Elizabeth Michelle-Dutheil which were selected for the LA CONNER QUILT- TEXTILEMUSEUM Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival exhibition:

4 SEASONS Valais (4 tables: spring-summer-autumn-winter)
THE SUN IS (Day 2 of Genesis)

In case, my translation is incorrect, Elizabeth's message in french is below.

Congratulations and thanks, Elizabeth

Bonjour Christine.
Voici les deux oeuvres sélectionnées par LA CONNER QUILT- TEXTILEMUSEUM exposition Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
LES 4 SAISONS VALAISANNES (4 tableaux : printemps-été-automne-hiver)
QUE LE SOLEIL SOIT (2ème jour de la Genèse)
mes meilleures salutations amicales.


Elizabeth MICHELLOD-DUTHEIL
Atelier d'artiste

http://www.elizabeth-michellod-dutheil.ch (2015..)
http://www.maaevalais.ch (2000-2015)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Friday, September 9, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php
The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.




Monday, September 5, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php
The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.



Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Linda Colsh appears on this series because of her longstanding involvement and attachment to the region, even though she has by now returned to live in the USA.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php
The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php
The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Two first prizes for SAQA members at Festival of Quilts

Congratulations to Leah Higgins and Sandra Newton!

Leah Higgins won first prize in the category Art Quilts at Festival of Quilts.

Leah Higgins, Ruins 6

Sandra Newton won first prize in the category Miniature Quilts.

Sandra Newton, Other Places

And Leah Higgins also got a 'recommended' for a miniature version of the Ruins.

Congratulations once again, well done!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Ready to volunteer for SAQA?

SAQA's activities depend on members' willingness to volunteer, and here is a wonderful possibility to start getting involved. The following request has been posted to the reps, but is directed to every member: 

The membership committee is forming a subcommittee to brainstorm, researchand recommend new initiatives and avenues for membership recruitment both internationally and within the U.S. We anticipate that this subcommitteewill meet three to six times for an hour or so each time. Additionally thesubcommittee members will be invited to attend the monthly membershipmeeting to provide updates on their progress and make theirrecommendations.All meetings are held electronically and can be attended via computer, tablet or smart phone depending on where you are located. It’s importantthat this committee to be made up of both international and US basedmembers and we invite all members who are interested to email the committeechairs Diane Wright or Sue Bleiweiss via the SAQA members area of the website, 

or  get in touch with the co-reps.

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Benefit Auction 2016: SAQA Europe/Middle East's contributions

This year’s SAQA Benefit Auction begins on September 16 with a Diamond Day. You can find all information on how the Auction works here: http://www.saqa.com/auction-quilts.php

The region’s donated contributions for the benefit of SAQA will be shown up until then in alphabetical order.


Wide Horizons - Krakatua 1883

This is the detail image of my entry to Wide Horizons -

Statement:
The small volcanic island, Krakatua, off the west coast of Java, erupted in 1883. One of the most deadly in modern history, its effects were felt in Africa and Australasia. From a beach house overlooking Krakatua, we enjoyed evening vistas of a mildly smoking Krakatua against the setting sun. Amazing.
Techniques:
The hand dyed cloth represents the sea, sand, volcanic ash and fires of Krakatua whilst the mark making symbolises the turmoil on land and sea created by the event.
Materials:
Own hand dyed fabrics, mono-printed marks. Improvisational cutting and piecing. Simple machine stitch.




Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wide Horizons

Uta Lenk, Silver Lining (Play of Lines XXXVI)

Materials: hand-dyed fabrics, reflector fabric, metallic thread
Techniques: machine pieced, machine quilted, and additional hand-stitching

Inspiration: As I was contemplating a piece that should have been using the word 'horizon' in various European languages, I was collecting proverbs that include that word. Of course, the 'every horizon has a silver lining' came up as well, and as I had recently bought some reflecting fabric I started playing around with that.



Size: height 130 cm, width 92 cm

Uta Lenk

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SAQA meeting in Israel

For the first time ever, a SAQA meeting took place in Israel this afternoon. We talked about issues of the region, involvement with SAQA, exhibition opportunities and enjoyed spending time together - including SAQA members from Saba (Carribbean) and New York State.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Wide Horizons - Am I Beautiful Yet?

Congratulations to Claire Passmore for having her quilt "Am I Beautiful Yet?" selected for Wide Horizons.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Wide Horizons - "Karma Chameleon 2016"

Congratulations to Brenda Wroe whose quilt, "Karma Chameleon 2016" was selected for Wide Horizons V.


Monday, June 20, 2016

South West England

Should you be in the South West of England.......please come and visit us.


Contemporary Quilters West are a regional group of Contemporary Quilts. We exhibit every two years and then tour the exhibition. We will be touring to the NEC and UWE in November and Cowslips Gallery in Cornwall next Easter.  A number of us are also SAQA members. We would love to see you.





Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wide Horizons - "Generosity"

Congratulations to Maria Billings whose quilt, "Generosity" was selected for Wide Horizons V.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Wide Horizons - "Liberty"

Congratulations to Sandra Newton whose quilt, "Liberty" was selected for Wide Horizons V.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Wide Horizons - “Mannequins”

Congratulations to Tiziana Tateo from Italy whose Mannequins quilt was selected for Wide Horizons V.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

SAQA member Geneviève Attinger in “Water is Life”

Geneviéve Attinger's « Le Cauchemar de l'Eau-la Quête » is part of the "Water is Life" exhibition which was a challenge quilt exhibit with debut at United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in March 2016 to commemorate UN World Water Day. Organized by the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva in partnership with American Exchange Rome and Quilt for Change, the exhibition will then travel in Europe and North America for upwards of two years thereafter.
Quilters were invited to create and submit art quilts that address the issue of clean water and its impact on the lives of women and girls.
Using the Art of Quilting to Inspire Social Change. Website : http://quiltforchange.org/



-« Mélancolie des Derniers Quartiers » will be part of « The Gala of the Unexpected », 25th Anniversary  at : The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY, USA.
The selected quilts will travel on exhibition through December,31 2018



The exhibition schedule can be seen here.