Friday, June 29, 2012

SAQA / SDA picnic - an awesome afternoon!

Hello fabulous SAQA MI artists, Lynn here. I thought I'd give you a report on how the joint SAQA / SDA picnic last week went. In short, we had an awesome time! How could we not, really? Great food, great artists and a really pleasant beautiful location. :)

Susie, the MI rep for the Surface Design Association,  hosted the gathering in her backyard. Part of the meeting was dedicated to seeing each other's work, here are some views of what each member brought:

Clockwise: Carole Harris shows her latest quilt top in progress; Terri Voight models beautiful felted vest (it is very light and has great drape); Carol Tamasiunas brought an art quilt that was inspired by Georgia O'Keefe, she painted the fabric for the piece; Ann Jacob shows her discharge dyed quilt and talks about the environmental issues that inspired it.


Clockwise: Sandy Gellish shows her art quilt featuring a beautiful landscape; Mary Andrews holds up her art quilt full of incredible hand stitching and color; Jeanne brought one of her sheer wraps on which she has skillfully felted wool onto; Kate Lebowsky talks about a new series of plushie art (that she has coined Huggable Art) that she is creating based on fairytales (these are from the Three Little Pigs tale).


On the left: Susie Krage holds up a new piece featuring fabric that was created from her photos of Detroit. On the right: Marilyn Prucka's piece is inspired by rivers and features fabric that has been discharged.


Clockwise: Kay Lister shows off an art quilt that features dyed fabric and screen printing; Patrice Smith's art quilt was created using fabric that has deconstructed screen printing on it; Anne Hiemstra shows an art quilt that was free form pieced and designed.

And since I was behind the camera, I didn't get a shot of me showing off the work that I brought but here is a view of it on its own:

Its the 18th piece in my current series, Remnant Collages, and features hand printed fabric that has been collaged onto canvas.

The afternoon was very pleasant and it was such a great time to get to know everyone! Many thanks to Susie for hosting the gathering and we hope to see you at a future event!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I missed this. Hoping to make one of these events soon...Looks like a great time was had by all. Beautiful work.