Thursday, June 8, 2017


Registration from June 10, 2017 to July 22, 2017Exhibition Dates:Artist Reception & Awards: Saturday, October 28, 4-6pm
Exhibit Dates: October 28, 2017-January 7, 2018
Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York.  The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981.   The Art Center is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.  Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show.
The opening weekend of the exhibit will include an Artist Reception and Awards Presentation, workshops, and a Quilter’s Brunch.
All entries must be made online through this website registration process.  
The entry fee for current members of the Schweinfurth Art Center is $30.  The fee for non-members is $35.   If you are unsure of your membership status at the Art Center, please call us at 315.255-1553 or email us ( before beginning the application process.

For More information visit the Call for Entry

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Benefit Auction Deadline is June 1st!  Please consider participating in this great event, thank you!
SAQA is now accepting quilts for the 2017 Benefit Auction
How to Donate a Quilt to the Auction »
How the Benefit Auction Works »
Be part of SAQA’s most-anticipated fund-raising event! Donate a 12 x 12-inch art quilt to our 2017 Benefit Auction to support our exhibition and outreach programs. Last year, the auction raised almost $80,000. Help us do it again!
The 2017 Benefit Auction will take place online from September 15 through October 8.
Please email if you have any questions. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Andrea Brokenshire class at ProChem
“Painted Silk Appliqué on a Confetti Background"
July 10-14, 2017

If you noticed Andrea Brokenshire’s Rhodedendron quilt at the MQX show this year or her passion flower last year you might be interested in taking a workshop with her.  

Award winning artist Andrea Brokenshire will guide you through the process of painting your personal floral image on silk.  You will learn how to prepare the silk for painting and then transfer your design. The majority of the week will be spent painting your floral image, after a discussion on the basics of color theory and how to mix colors using a CMY color wheel. Andrea will do a demonstration on making the confetti background, in addition to finishing the edges of the appliqué to prepare it for the confetti background. There will also be a group discussion on how to machine quilt your flowers.

Complete information about the workshop is available by clicking this link:
 and take a look at her website

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SAQA MA/RI Newsletter coming out soon!

Our monthly newsletter comes out the first week of May. Please send any announcements of Calls for Entry, Exhibitions, Opening receptions, etc. connected to Art Quilting to Allison Wilbur at

Monday, April 10, 2017

Contemporary Craft
June 16-July 21, 2017
Juror: Lindsay Miś, CraftBoston Director
Entry Deadline: April 21, 11:59pm
Entry Fee: $30 for 1-3 submissions, $45 for 4-6

The Brookline Arts Center invites New England-based artists to submit work for an exhibition of contemporary craft. Since the 1800s, New England has long been at the center of American craft from silversmithing to woodwork to textiles. In recent years, the craft movement has defied boundaries and gained recognition as an art form in its own right. What defines studio craft today? How does it navigate between function and fine art?

All artists residing in New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island) are eligible to submit work. All applications must be entered online through the BAC's submission form.

Artwork Requirements
  • All media welcome.
  • Artwork must have been created within the last five years.
  • All submitted work must be original.
  • Work must be available for exhibition dates.
  • Maximum size 2D: up to 84" in either dimension.
  • Maximum size 3D: combined dimensions must not exceed a total of 144 inches (height+width+depth), total weight must not exceed 100lbs.
  • Video work: If accepted, the artist is responsible for providing all necessary viewing equipment.
Submission Requirements
  • Submit all application materials electronically at by midnight on April 21. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. *For submission assistance, please call 617-566-5715, or email
  • Artists may submit up to six works. One jpg per submission. Images MUST be in jpg format, high quality, 1 MB size max. All work must be accompanied by title, materials, dimensions and year of completion (fill out on submission form).
  • Format for image files: Lastname_Firstname_1, Lastname_Firstname_2, etc.
  • Artists must also submit an artist statement and resume. Files must be in pdf format.
  • All work must be original. By completing the application, artist agrees that he/she is responsible for the creation of submitted works.
  • Submissions without payment of entry fee will not be considered.

Artists will be notified of their submission status via e-mail by 5:00pm on Friday, May 5, 2017. If your work is accepted, it must arrive presentation ready (with appropriate installation materials) by 5:00pm on Friday, June 9, 2017. Shipped work must be received in reusable wrapping with check or prepaid label for return shipping. Work must remain on exhibit through Friday, July 21, 2017.
More Information

Thank you!
Meghan Missett
Communications Coordinator

Brookline Arts Center
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Quilt Class with Wen Redmond
Saturday April 29, 2017 from 10am-4pm

Join fiber artist Wen Redmond for an all-day quilt class to create your own mixed media/collage/photo transfer! Combine your black and white photograph with an easy collage technique. Using a paper-backed fusible to create a collage substrate, you’ll experience collage, transfer, and finishing techniques. 

The class fee is $75, and an additional fee of $10 covers a kit including a Printed Inkjet Black and White photo, Gel Medium, Paper Backed Fusible, and Finishing Varnish. Note: If you prefer, email a black and white picture file to Wen at least two weeks before class, with transfer image in subject line.

Student quilts will be exhibited in the Member’s Gallery with Contemporary Art Quilts 2017: A Juried Exhibition in the Parker Gallery from August 5 to September 1, 2017.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Motherbrook Arts & Community Center, 125 High Street, Dedham, MA
March 6 to April 30, Tuesday through  Saturday, noon to 4
SAQA members will be part of a quilt exhibit titled “Because.” Artists included are Judy Becker, Ann Brauer, Nancy Crasco, Michele David Bea Grayson, Carol Anne Grotrian, Mary Ellen Latino, Amy Ropple, Ethel Shulam and Iris Sonnenschein.  Because is an art quilt exhibit featuring ten quilters, many of whom are nationally known and three of whom are part of a 30-year retrospective currently hanging at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA. Each quilter has her own approach, and the hanging quilts feature a wide range of styles and techniques.

Color, Line, and Shape in FiberApril 1-28, 2017
Sandy Gregg and Valerie Maser-Flanagan
Newton Free Library Gallery
330 Homer Street, Newton MA
Library Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9-9; Friday: 9-6; Saturday: 9-5; Sunday: 1-5