Friday, July 31, 2009

Peg Keeney's 'Together We Can'

Peg Keeney's 'Together We Can', which was part of the Obama Quilters exhibit in MD earlier this year, as been invited to be included in Dr. Carolyn Mazloomie's new Celebrate Obama book and traveling exhibition. The exhibition will travel to Japan, South Africa and across America.

Monday, July 27, 2009

SAQA Musings Exhibit - Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Dress Up" by Gera Witte, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The SAQA Musings Exhibit has been on display since June 19 at the Gerald R. Ford Musesum in Grand Rapids. The exhibit includes 29 quilts from across the United States and runs thru August 31, 2009. The selected artists for Musings are:

B.J. Adams
Mary Andrews
Polly Bech
Shelley Brucar
Benedicte Caneill
Cheryl Costley
Marcia DeCamp
Mary Diamond
Clairan Ferrono
Ann Harwell
Peg Keeney
Eileen Lauterborn
Denise Linet
Ann Loveless
Dottie Moore
Susan Sanborn North
Frauke Palmer
Pat Pauly
Marti Plager
Judith Plotner
Christine Predd
Casey Puetz
Tracy McCabe Stewart
Gwyned Trefethen
Gera Witte

So if you are looking for an art quilt exhibit to visit this summer in Michigan, look no further then the Musings Exhibit at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum. Along with the quilt exhibit you can also see Caroline Kennedy's doll collection. These dolls were given to Caroline from visitors to the White House from all over the world. The Museum is also full of treasures from the White House and items given to the Ford family.

The Museum is located at 303 Pearl Street in downtown Grand Rapids and is open every day 9 to 5. For directions and more information on the museum you can visit their web site here.

To have a sneak peak at the exhibit, click on the video below!

Friday, July 24, 2009


The SAQA Michigan newsletter will be taking a sabbatical! In its place, we'd like to welcome you to the SAQA Michigan blog!

The best way to provide members immediate access to information about exhibit opportunities, announcements of upcoming events and other endeavors is by the creation of our own blog. With this venue we will be able to maintain links to SAQA members living and working in Michigan. In addition, our members can view SAQA news, member's accomplishments, and be kept informed of venues and exhibits where you can see SAQA artists' work in person.

This is your regional blog and will only be as good as the information you provided to us. So keep us informed of any news, events, corrections, etc. by emailing Robbie Payne at This is a free service to all members in our region, so take advantage of this technology tool for promoting our art.

We hope you enjoy your visit and come back often!

Sue Holdaway-Heys – Textile Art

Shadows Fall by Sue Holdaway-Heys

SAQA member Sue Holdaway-Heys will be having an 'Artists’ Champagne Reception and Opening' on August 9th at the Button-Petter Gallery in Douglas, Michigan.

The Button-Petter Gallery represents over 80 artists both regional and national in reputation. With the Saugatuck-Douglas area being known as the 'Art Coast of Michigan' this is a great weekend get-away. You'll get to see some of Sue's wonderful textile work along with other art forms already on exhibit. For further information on the gallery and exhibits, check out their web site at Button-Petter Gallery.