I was at Quilt Week in Paducah, Kentucky, last week. I drove there with my friend Anne Marie and we had a great time at the quilt show and in downtown Paducah, wandering around in quilt shops and galleries and dining at a couple of the local restaurants. We have been inspired by an international quilt group called SAQA since we went to Houston International in 2011. SAQA is short for Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., and “was founded in 1989 to serve artists working in the art quilt medium.” To find out more or to join, go to their website. In the meantime, you can view some of the quilts that were displayed at the special SAQA People and Portraits Exhibit.
Even the dog and the baby have cell phones!
Watch for Part 2 of this exhibit as well as quilts from the Symphony of Colors exhibit, art quilts from Japan, and other quilts from the show. You can find a lot of information about the portrait quilts on the SAQA website, or look up the individual artists. As you can see, some of these quilts are quite personal. I’ll be back but in the meantime, I’m working on my Christmas quilt. Here is the first block. Till next time, go out and do something, even if it’s wrong (but not too wrong).