Sunday, April 27, 2014

Quilt National '15

Entry Information
 19th Biennial Quilt National Opens for Online Entries

The Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of entries to Quilt National '15. As the Dairy Barn celebrates its 100th birthday, Quilt National begins its 19th biennial exhibition process. Entries for Quilt National '15 are now being accepted online via the Dairy Barn website ( Quilt National '15 is the 19th biennial international juried exhibition of innovative, contemporary art quilts. This year's panel of jurors includes:

Rosalie Dace a studio artist and teacher from South Africa
Ann Johnston a studio artist, dyer, teacher and author from Oregon
Judy Schwender quilt expert andCurator of Collections and Registrar at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky

The inaugural Quilt National exhibition was featured in 1979. Each biennial exhibition features 85 new, never before seen works by 85 different artists representing many of the 50 United States and numerous other countries. Typically over 1000 entries are received from 500 - 700 different artists. Quilt National '15 opens at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio on May 23, 2015. After its full exhibition at The Dairy Barn, the collection is divided into smaller collections and tours to venues across the US and around the world.There are over $6000 worth of cash and prizes awarded to exhibiting artists. The Dairy Barn Arts Center features an online gallery shop and Quilt National '15will feature a full color printed catalog. For more information, contact Kathleen Dawson, Quilt National Director via email at or by phone at 740-592-4981.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station has a number of quilts on display celebrating it's 100th anniversary.

rather than repost there are more pix here

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New ME/NH/VT Reps and other news

Introducing our two new regional reps, replacing Margaret & Beth:

Kathy Angel Lee of Old Orchard Beach, ME and 
Michelle Goldsmith of Grantham, NH. 

They will be working with:
Michele O’Neil Kincaid of Strafford, NH 
as your representatives for SAQA NH/VT/ME.


You are invited to enter our first SAQA exhibit for New England members!


For special exhibit at World Quilt Show, Manchester, NH August 14-17, 2014

Theme/ Title of exhibit:

“I ♥ New England!" or

“You know you’re a New Englander when…”

This is open to any SAQA member residing in New England.
SAQA New England is considered ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT.

Entry forms must be received by June 1st, 2014.
Interpret the theme any way you wish, from abstract to pictorial etc. with a minimum perimeter size of 96” and a maximum perimeter size of 200”. Depending on quilt sizes, we are limited to 15-40 quilts for the space so the sooner you submit the better.
New England is, after all, a state of mind! So whether it’s the seasons (summer, almost winter, winter, still winter), mountains, lakes, people or potholes that inspire you, let your imagination run wild!

Please see the attachments in our latest email for more information and the entry form.

NEW! If you are not already in it, join our yahoo group by sending an email here. It’ll be a great way to get to know each other, ask questions when we have them and find up-to-the-minute quilty related news!

We will still maintain this blog with SAQA news, member exhibitions, call for entries and other great stuff.


Michele O’Neil Kincaid
Kathy Angel Lee
Michele Goldsmith