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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Coming to the East Bay: A Peek at Recent SJQM Acquisitions

Enjoy an up-close-and-personal look at recent acquisitions by the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles at a special event next month in Oakland. Quilts by Michael James and Libby Lehman, tapestries by Mark Adams, and other works will be shown by the museum’s curator of collections, Nancy Bavor.

The event will take place Sunday, March 8th, from 2–4 p.m., in a beautiful bay view Oakland home. The address will be provided one week prior to event.

Along with the fiber art, attendees can enjoy a Quiltini, the Museum’s signature drink, and other refreshments.

Please RSVP by February 23, 2015 to Debbie Aguirre at (408) 971-0323 or

Sunday, February 15, 2015

It’s Not a Quilt But …

… you’ll find three remarkable quilt-inspired works at a newly opened book-arts exhibition in San Francisco.

The show, The Janus Press at Sixty, celebrates the 60th anniversary of Claire Van Vliet’s remarkable private press with a selection of six books from each of its six decades. Mounted by the San Francisco Center for the Book, it opens on Valentine’s Day (the day Van Vliet published her first book in 1955) and runs through May 24th.

Renowned for its many innovative book structures, the Janus Press prints limited editions of (mostly) contemporary poets with original images in paper and varied printmaking media. The artwork and interlocking and woven structure of three books may be of particular interest to quilt artists: Aunt Sallie’s Lament, Beauty in Use and Deep in the Territory, pictured below.

Friday, January 30, 2015

THAT'S A Quilt?! Exhibition Call for Entry Opens February 1st

Registration for our next regional exhibition, THAT'S A Quilt?!, at the San Francisco Quilters Guild (SFQG) show, opens February 1, 2015 at midnight CST and closes February 15.  The entry fee is $10.00 for up to three works.  The full prospectus can be found here. The entry form is at the bottom of that page. Information about the SFQG show is here.

This is a wonderful outreach opportunity for the region; all members are strongly encouraged to enter and share their art.

Exhibit Concept
Some of us call ourselves “Art Quilters,” yet many of our quilting colleagues see little relationship between what we do and what they do. SAQA Northern (CA/NV) has been invited to show works that demonstrate both the connection to the quilt tradition and the innovation and experimentation that takes them into the realm of art. 

The exhibit will include an Artist Statement describing how the work reflects, references or builds on quilt traditions and what is distinctly and intentionally different about the work that moves it into the realm of art. 

The show will run Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2015 at The Event Center at St Mary’s Cathedral,.
1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Questions?  Contact Jennifer Landau (

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nancy Ryan and Denise Oyama Miller teaching at Empty Spools Seminars

The Old Mill, Nancy Ryan
Nancy Ryan and Denise Oyama Miller will be teaching a Fabric Impressions Workshop at Empty Spools Seminars, Session 2, beginning on February 27th thru March 3, 2015.  This is an “In Residence Program” at the beautiful Asilomar State Park in Pacific Grove, CA.  Space is still available and if you are willing to try something out of your comfort zone, this may be the workshop for you.

For additional information on this workshop, contact Empty Spools Seminars thru their website: or call (707) 864-1345

Retired to the Country, Denise Oyama Miller

Friday, January 16, 2015

Member work in Visions Art Museum on-line show

The High Line-New York City; Gail Sims
Region members Franki Kohler and Gail Sims are part of the Visions Art Museum on-line juried show "Stories".  The show runs from Jan. 1 - March 31, 2015. The show can be viewed here.