Tuesday, November 13, 2018

OURStory Exhibition brought together many hundreds of visitors to see and read the stories of the artists participating in this monumental exhibition at the International Quilt Festival this past weekend.....



Maggie Vanderweit created her “Love Anyway” quilt — a simple gold Star of David on a pale traditional piecework background, finished with a heart-rending quote from Holocaust victim Anne Frank — long before the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, but the timing isn’t lost on her.

Our SAQA Central Canada Regional Representative, MAGGIE VANDERWEIT, has just been in Houston to share in the conversation around the exhibition and her personal story. You must make time to read the article posted in the Houston Chronicle, and walk through some of the histories, especially poignant are the words shared by Maggie and the story around her family. 
Thank you, Maggie, for participating, and sharing YOUR story with all of us.... 
'The Canadian quilter finished her artwork earlier this year for an exhibit that will likely be the talk of the 2018 International Quilt Festival that runs Thursday through Nov. 11 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. “OURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric” includes 42 art quilts, each of which touches on a different human rights theme. Fair labour practices, racism and prejudice, gay rights and marriage equality, religious freedom, civil rights, the environment and the plight of refugees are just a few of the topics the quilters from six countries took on.'
The link is below. Do take time to click through the photos.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/home/design/article/Quilters-venture-into-political-arena-13358926.php?t=5e3d181cbe&fbclid=IwAR1MnBYp3Zq40xZxGBg5maNKFNGcIQ7_AXJaFNDT1PCTrRRcclrgcQbRpxs#photo-16440099




Tuesday, November 6, 2018



Please mark your calendars  and join
SAQA Central Canada Member/Quilt Artist
 BILL STEARMAN 
and renowned photographer,  LARRY TAYLER
 as Open their joint Exhibition 
HEART AND SOUL - "Two Men Tell Their Stories 
 Thursday, November 8th - 6:30-7:30 pm

Belleville Public Library Gallery
254 Pinnacle Street, 
downtown Belleville, ON
613-968-6731, ext 2040 for hours and directions

Artist Talks on three Thursday evenings 
November 15, 22 and 29th
6:00 - 7:30 pm


Sunday, November 4, 2018



Please MARK YOUR CALENDAR and visit with our group of nine talented and committed fibre arts friends as we share a wide variety of  beautiful new work in fibre and fabric at the

Kingston Yacht Club

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

11 am to 6 pm
Parking on Maitland Street just off King Street  at the waterfront
or near City Park 

We will be upstairs in the VIBRANT Sale and Display Room 



The very best part of knowing these amazing women is that they are all practicing their skills and techniques as Studio Artists and working from their homes to create items with their hands, using Fibre, Fabric and practiced techniques that they love. 

Special handmade items that began with skill and care in studios across the Kingston area and have evolved into tangible, skillfully created art works will be featured. You will find hand spun, woven, knit, hand and machine-stitched items and MORE! The friends introduce their work, artfully created with love...beautiful wearables, home d├ęcor, contemporary wall art and small and large gifts for all ages. Something for everyone. 

Hope to see our SAQA friends in the Kingston, Brockville, Prince Edward County, Belleville and Ottawa areas stop by on November 25th! Bring a friend...Kingston is beautiful along the waterfront in all seasons and your will find great St. Lawrence River views from the Yacht Club display room. Enjoy a diverse and VIBRANT display and demonstrations of hand arts through the 11am -6 pm display day schedule.

Bethany