Friday, April 15, 2016

Strong SAQA-presence at Quilt Expo Beaujolais

The Quilt Expo in Beaujolais, which has now become the Biennale Internationale d'Art Textile is now open:

And SAQA is strongly represented in the halls.

First of all, "Two by Twenty", the juried exhibition of two quilts each by twenty SAQA members, is on display.

Caryle Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Reflections

Pat Bishop, two studies of cranes

Right next to it, the group International Threads, consisting entirely of SAQA members, is showing a selection of their quilts worked to set challenges.

a view into the gallery of International Threads

Several SAQA members have their own galleries.

Willy Doreleijers (NL)

Chantal Guillermet (FR)

Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix (CH)

Elisabeth Michello-Dutheil (CH)

Gillian Travis (UK)

Isabelle Wiessler (GER)

Dijanne Cevaal (AUS)

Caroline Higgs (UK)
Ina G. Statescu

And several SAQA members have numerous pieces on display in the galleries consisting of assorted collections: Stitched Art Textile, Elements, Fifteen by Fifteen, Golden Textures of Australia, Crossroads.

Brenda Gael-Smith in Golden Textures of Australia

SAQA members have entered into the contest:

Els Mommers in front of her entry for the contest 'Liberté' -
she won 2nd prize. Congratulations!

SAQA member Claire Passmore is first prize winner in the category for the larger sizes in the contest. Congratulations, Claire!

Claire Passmore, "We walk together", 1st prize winner

And perhaps the winner of first prize in one of the other categories of the contest, will be signing up as a new SAQA member before the show is over...


  1. And then there are the SAQA members from all over the globe whose work is gathered in the 15 X 15 Guest Exhibit -- including Els, Caroline, Chantal, Lin Hsin-Chen, Susan Slesinger and Margaret Blank. :-)

  2. What a lot of SAQA representation. Well done, Uta, for capturing the talent of our members.

  3. fantastic. I am so happy to see all the super work. Thanks for posting.