Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SCREEN PRINTING Workshop at Colour VIE Studios with Gunnel Hag to be held at the studio on March 4 and 5, 2017

Hello Fabric Printers!

Have you always wanted to print your own fabrics? 
Interested in home decorating, quilting or fashion? 
If you want to print your own images on just about any fabric, 
the “Guerilla Screen Printing on Fabric” workshop 
on March 4 - 5 is for you! 

You will learn how to create simple motifs as well as designs 
with fine and detailed imagery, which you will use to make 
a silk screen. Your silk screen can then be used to print single images 
or be repeated over and over to print your own unique yardage.

In this intensive two-day screen printing workshop I will take you 
from the basics to photo emulsion screens in a fun and inspiring 
weekend. This is your opportunity to create personal printed 
statements on fabric that you can use in your textile projects!

Workshop includes Colour Vie pigme, acetates and emulsion 
used in class, and one silk screen - yours to take home after 
the workshop.  $220

For detailed information about this and other workshops as well as
photographs of fabrics created at the studio please visit: 

To reserve your space simply e-mail me at colorvie@istar.ca 
or call me at 416- 532-7435 (local calls) or 1-877-425-8379 (toll free) 

Looking forward to seeing you at the Colour Vie studio!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

TRACEY LAWKO invites all SAQA Central Canada members and friends to visit her at THE ARTIST PROJECT, Toronto this next week...

Escape the February blahs and add some colour to your life!  I'm very excited to be participating in The Artist Project for my first time this year.

From collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s favourite art fair.

I hope you'll visit me in Booth #830
to see my stitched landscapes and dimensional still life

Thursday Feb 23:
5 - 10 pm  Early Access Preview
7 - 10 pm  Opening Night Party

Friday Feb 24:  11 am - 10 pm
Saturday Feb 25:  11 am - 8 pm
Sunday Feb 26:  11 am - 6 pm

Better Living Centre
Exhibition Place

Save with this promo code:  TAP10YRS
Click here for tickets.

Spring Nectar, 11" x 9", thread, free-motion stitched on collaged fabric
Our mailing address is: 
Inspiration Works Inc.
2673 Concession 8
Glen Huron, On  L0M 1L0

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Please join SAQA Central Canada members for EVOLVING TRADITIONS Reception at Belleville Public Library, John M. Parrott Gallery, Feb 25, 2017

SAQA Central Canada members Joan Reive and Bethany Garner
along with their fellow artist members in the
Quinte Fibre Artists
invite you to join them

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Artists Reception
2-4 pm
in Gallery One
John M. Parrott Gallery
Belleville Public Library
254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, ON

The Exhibition runs February 16 - March 29, 2017

Participating Quinte Fibre Artist members:


Closed Sunday and Monday
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Thursday - 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Quinte Fibre Artists are pleased to share their all new work including an exciting and diverse collection of fibre art that will touch every viewer as they tour a wide range of landscape work, collage, doll making, rug hooking, dye work and fine art pieces using a multitude of techniques.

The variety in this show is outstanding and you will enjoy visiting with the artists during the Reception on Saturday, February 25th  when you are welcome to talk with the individuals responsible for creating this beautiful exhibition selection.

Please do bring friends, and visit the exhibition often during February and March.

A wonderful photography exhibition and work from the Gallery's permanent collections will be included in Gallery 2 and Gallery 3. The Belleville Library Gallery also offers a wonderful selection of 'available for sale' art work from across Ontario in their Corridor Gallery Showcase.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our SAQA Artists across Canada who have work in the 40 piece International Exhibition MY CORNER OF THE WORLD

Dear SAQA Artists,

Thank you for loaning your art to SAQA for the My Corner of the World traveling exhibition.  I am happy to let you know that SAQA has reached an agreement to travel the exhibition to 8 venues throughout Australia through 2017 and into 2018. 

I want to thank each of you once again for participating in My Corner of the World, loaning your art to the exhibition and helping SAQA not only expand the definition of art quilts, but also expand the reach of our medium to new venues. 

The current travel schedule for the International, 40 piece My Corner of the World Exhibition is:

Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, Ontario: May 21- October 10, 2016
Thunder Bay Museum, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada: November 1, 2016 - January 29, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Perth, West Australia, Australia, Perth Convention & Exhibition Center:  May through May 28, 2017
Craft & Quilt Far, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Exhibition Park in Canberra, Mitchell:  August 10 through August 13, 2017
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Newcastle Entertainment Center:  August 17 through August 20, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Goyder Pavilion, Adelaide Showground: September 11 through September 12, 2017
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens: November 24 through November 26, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Hobart 2018: Dates to be announced
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Sydney 2018:  Dates to be announced
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Brisbane 2018:  Dates to be announced

The Exhibition committee is continuing to develop new exhibitions and reaching out to more venues around the world.  Please watch the SAQA website for new calls http://www.saqa.com/members.php?cat=21

Thank you again for your support of SAQA and for sharing art quilting with the world.  Please let me know if you have any questions about My Corner of the World or if I can assist you with any other SAQA related matter.

Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
SAQA MY CORNER OF THE WORLD - CANADA on exhibit in Stratford, ON in May 2016

Our SAQA My Corner of the World - CANADA Exhibition has just returned to Stratford, ON after the two month long run in Thunder Bay, ON and what a wonderful venue and tremendous welcoming of this beautiful art by the Thunder Bay Community. So many thanks to the THUNDER BAY MUSEUM for their amazing support and encouragement of our artists and SAQA.

The 40 piece exhibition MCOTW-CANADA exhibition is available for travel for the remainder of spring and into mid summer of 2017.

If you have connections with your local Art Gallery community or an area Museum which welcomes textile art or ideas about where the amazing art might travel next, please do contact Micaela Fitzsimmons at micaela@stratfordperthmuseum.ca

We are fingers crossed that the Canadian SAQA MCOTW art show will be traveling overseas as well later this year as final plans and negotiations remain ongoing. So don't miss the chance to have the exhibition in YOUR local Art Gallery or Museum until mid summer 2017!

Bethany Garner, Curator
My Corner of the World- Canada
The beautiful work of HILARY RICE, JANET ELLIOTT and ANN FALES of Ontario at MCOTW- Canada in Stratford 2016

Truly beautiful SAQA MCOTW-Canada Artwork exhibited in Stratford, 2016