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

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

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