Friday, August 21, 2015


Can you believe it is already Friday!!!  Yesterday was a peaceful day of stitching.  I headed out to Linda's place and we sat out on her deck...enjoying the warmth while stitching away.  I was able to finish another block in the free Mystery BOM by Buttermilk Basin. On Monday I will find out who the dog dish coughed up for the Give Away so you have until then to leave a comment on the blog post and be sure you have joined as a follower of the blog :)

I had to show you one of her ongoing projects because it is going to be fabulous!  Her applique chicken quilt is extraordinary.  I love the embellishments used on each chicken...and can you see the pile of fabric underneath?  it is going to be another chicken added to the coop, lol

"Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. SAQA defines an art quilt as "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure."

Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA now has over 3,000 members: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors. A dedicated core of volunteers and staff keep the organization vibrant, dynamic, and progressive." 

This introduction was taken right off of the SAQA site.  There are many members in Central Oregon and I was lucky enough to run into Marion who was volunteering at their exhibit.  Although these quilts may not be the average Woolie's cup of tea I think they will still amaze you with the vision and talent in this group.  The exhibit was called Redirecting the Ordinary.  I hope you enjoy the slide is a long one so get yourself some coffee or tea!

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  1. Unbelievable creativity and workmanship. Just amazing.

  2. I always enjoy seeing what SAQA does for their challenges and this selection was very intriguing to be sure. Thanks for letting us take a peek at these creative quilters.

  3. Wow! There are many quilts in the slideshow that I LOVE! And some, not so much. Thanks for the show.

  4. Beautiful quilts, always love seeing what others are making, I need to get my mojo back. I did stitch up two pieces this week, so getting there.


  5. Even though not my cup of tea, those quilts were amazing and I loved some of them. Especially the gal pumping gas, which I don't have to do any more now that I live in OR.

  6. Just in awe at the creativity and incredible artistry!