Thursday, April 9, 2015

Explore Fabric Printing Techniques

Textile artist Victoria May is teaching a workshop on hand-printing designs and patterns onto fabric at the Palo Alto Art Center on two consecutive Sundays, April 19 and 26.

Recently honored as one of Silicon Valley Creates Artist Laureates, Victoria will focus on creating original motifs and making repeat compositions using participants' own hand-cut stamps, stencils, textile paints and dyes. This is a great technique for both printed artwork or yardage for sewing projects.

All levels are welcome. Learn more and register at this link.

Workshop hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Workshop days: April 19 & April 26
Palo Alto Art Center
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 463-4900

Monday, April 6, 2015

Designing Fabric Patterns Workshop

Kathy Grady will be teaching a workshop, “Designing Fabric Patterns”, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento on Sunday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to  3:30 p.m.

The class will explore various monoprinting and mark-making techniques using natural materials and found objects to create patterns on fabric and paper for use in fiber art and mixed media projects.

You can register at this link.

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 808-7000

Monday, March 23, 2015

Group Exhibition In Davis

International House Davis will host an exhibition of more than 50 works of contemporary fiber art by the interna-
tional artist group, Viewpoints 9, from April 9–May 6, 2015.

Now in its 4th year, V9 consists of SAQA artists Betty Busby, Diane Wright, Lin Hsin-Chen, Kate Themel, Lisa-Marie Sanders, Martha Wolfe, Mary Pal, Misik Kim and Sue Dennis, representing five countries. Click here for the Viewpoints 9 blog.

The exhibition will include work selected from the group’s 2012 and 2013 challenges, exploring new sources of inspiration that include the scent of a memory, the masks we wear, symbolism in the contemporary world and six other themes. 

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 10, 2015,  6–8 p.m.
International House Davis
10 College Park
Davis, California 95616

The exhibition is curated by NorCal SAQA member Martha Wolfe, whose work is also represented in the show.
Halfway (18 x 24) by Martha Wolfe

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

THAT's A Quilt!? Features 25 Works

THAT's a Quilt?! is a brief but eye-popping special exhibition within the San Francisco Quilters Guild biennial QUILT San Francisco show. On view for two days only, it includes 23 juried quilts from NorCal SAQA members, two non-juried works, plus a wealth of small quilts from one of SAQA's traveling trunk shows.

The Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral
1111 Gough Street at Geary, San Francisco
Friday March 20, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday March 21, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The following photographs show the 23 quilts juried into the show.
Tantalizing Textures, Susan Lane
Carpinteria Late Afternoon, Sue Siefkin

Fire in the Foothills, Joan Dyer

Pack Animal, Ann Baldwin May

Angel of Silver #2, Wendi Bucey

Asian Inspiration: The Shogans, Ann Grundler

Banner Year, Kathy Grady

Blue Continuum, Karin Lusnak

Celestial Highway, Ann Grundler

Emerge. Jenny Lyon

Feeling Crazy, Lin Schiffner

Floral Fantasy, Barbara Confer

Haven, Barbara Confer

Ignition, Nancy Bardach

Las Tusas: Ponderosa Pine, Martha Wolfe

Log Cabin in the Woods, Susan Heller

Look Around, Pat Porter

Norway Album Quilt, Aileyn Renli Ecob

Retired to the Country, Denise Oyama Miller
XOXO, Jean Jurgenson

Room with a View 1, Geri Patterson-Kutras
Straight Talk, Ellen Wong
Where Do I Go From Here?, Susan Heller

The exhibition also includes the following non-juried quilts:
Happenstance, Jennifer Landau

Patterns of the Earth Web, Dolores Miller

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Nancy Ryan & Denise Oyama Miller Exhibiting at La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum

Impressions in Fabric —an exhibition featur-
ing 30 quilts by Nancy Ryan and Denise Oyama Miller using their non-
traditional technique to depict the landscape of the West Coast of the United States—
opens soon at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum for a three-month run. 

Depicted below are Nancy Ryan’s Spring and Yosemite Gold by Denise Oyama Miller. Read about the show here.

Exhibiton dates: April 1 through June 30, 2015
Opening reception: 4–7 p.m. April 1 at the museum
703 S. 2nd Street, La Conner, Washington, 98257-1270
(360) 466-4288 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ann May’s “Sea Dragons” in Palo Alto Exhibition

Sea Dragons by Ann Baldwin May has been juried into the Pacific Art League’s show “Fur, Feathers, Fins.”

March 6–26, 2015
First Friday reception: 5:30–8:30 p.m. March 6th
668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Monday, February 23, 2015

May’s Quarterly Meeting: Approaches for Hanging Quilts

The next quarterly meeting for members of the Northern California–Northern Nevada region of SAQA will be held at President Kris Sazaki’s house at 133 Fortado Circle in Sacramento. The date is Wednesday, May 13th,  from 11 a.m. –2 p.m.

The main program will be a panel discussion and demonstration of different ways to hang quilts, including framing, gallery wrapped, unique shapes, and more. We will also get a quick update from Kris on what is happening in SAQA.

Members should bring their lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. Kris has 32 folding chairs for outside seating, but our regional reps suggest that you bring a chair just in case we have lots people in attendance.