Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Backlit Grasses, 12” x 16”, Award of Excellence in Craftsmanship, Carnegie Craft, Tracey Lawko

Tracey Lawko invites you to visit her studio as part of the Creemore Festival of the Arts

October 5 & 6th
10am to 4pm

Tracey Lawko
2673 Concession 8
Glen Huron, ON
(10 minutes west of Creemore)

Enjoy the beautiful fall colours and see my workspace, the fabulous views that inspire my work, and my unique ‘Drawn with Thread’ artworks.

A full list of 50 participating artists and locations is available at

I look forward to seeing you!


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Join Gunnel Hag  and Pam Woodward at the terrific 
Colour Vie Studio for a wonderful array of Fall Workshops

The Fall Workshops in the Colour Vie Studio at 222 Symington Ave., Toronto, ON 
are now open for registration. For detailed information about  these upcoming workshops 

October 5, 2019: “PAINT, PRINT AND ROLL" with Gunnel Hag   

November 7 - 8, 2019: “BEADING ON FABRIC” with Pam Woodward   

November 9 - 10, 2019: “BORO, THE BEAUTY OF MENDING”with Pam Woodward  

November 16, 2019: “DECONSTRUCTED SCREEN PRINTING” with Gunnel Hag   

November 30, 2019: “COMPLEX CLOTH” with Gunnel Hag   

December 7, 2019: “PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES ON FABRIC” with Gunnel Hag    

Call early to reserve your space
416- 532-7435 (local calls) or 1-877-425-8379 (toll free in Canada) 
or simply e-mail

For more information please visit

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A reminder from our Executive Director, Martha Sielman who will be so very busy for the next three weeks taking all the bids and hoping YOU are participating. Have fun and do try to participate.

SAQA’s signature fundraising event starts Friday, September 13!
View Grid of ArtworkView Quilts by SectionRead how the Auction Works

Yes, the SAQA Benefit Auction starts THIS Friday, and we are looking forward to seeing you there! We hope you’ve taken the opportunity to review all the wonderful donations we have received from our artists - 443 pieces in all!

At just 12" square, these pieces are perfect for collecting and displaying. Plus, all proceeds from the Benefit Auction help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach.

The auction will kick off at 2pm EDT (GMT - 4) on September 13 with Diamond Day bidding - an early bird opportunity to purchase ANY quilt for $1000.

Starting Monday at 2:00pm EDT, only Section 1 quilts will be available for bidding, starting at $750 and further reduced throughout the week to a final price of $100. Click the link below to find out all you need to know about bidding.

Bidding Guide and Auction FAQs »
We look forward to seeing you at the Auction!


Executive Director,
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. 
Congratulations to all of our Central Canada members who donated quilts - it will be so much fun to watch and try to secure a buy for your own collections!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Terrific opportunity to have the chance to work with our own MARY PAL at the Contemporary Textile Studio Cooperative in Toronto, Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, 2019

Natural Imagery in Cheesecloth

with Mary Pal

Saturday September 28 + Sunday September 29
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuition: $175 + HST + $25 Materials Fee (collected in class)
Maximum 12 participants

This workshop explores the low-relief technique of using cheesecloth as a medium to depict natural imagery in textiles. Students will learn how to translate photographs, sketches, or abstract ideas into images and apply them to a background fabric. 

The workshop is designed for those who enjoy experimentation and new methods of using colour, texture and a variety of techniques and processes. All levels of experience are welcome.

The first day, all students will be given a simple tree pattern to learn the basic techniques. A group discussion will clarify all options for Day 2 projects. On the second day, students will work on independent projects building on what they have learned.

The applique stage will be explained and demonstrated in the class, but students will complete that step at home between classes, so sewing machines do not need to be transported to the studio. The supply list is minimal - just scissors, rotary cutter, and paintbrushes.
Hoping you will have time in your calendar to join Mary and explore this exciting workshop.

Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative
401 Richmond Street West, Studio 109
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3A8

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Please join the CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists at the Wellington County Museum and Archives September 15, 2019 for the Opening Reception for their re: FASHION Fibre Art Exhibition, 1-3 pm

The Connections Fibre Artists invite you to visit their 2019 Exhibition Opening Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, from 1-3 pm. Do plan a visit and bring friends.
On display from Sept. 15 to  Jan. 5, this unique exhibit features fibre art that was inspired by clothing and accessories in the museum’s artifact collection.
“It was difficult to choose just one artifact for inspiration,” said Elizabeth Litch, Connections member. 
“We felt so fortunate to have been shown hats, shoes, undergarments, and clothing for all ages. We hope that visitors will enjoy our choices and the art they inspired.”
“Working with cloth, thread, paper, and mixed media, each artist has interpreted their chosen artifact as a contemporary work of art,” said curator Hailey Johnston. “It’s fascinating to see the characteristics and stories behind each artifact rendered so skillfully through fiber.”
Established in 1999, Connections Fibre Artists is dedicated to the exploration of fibre as an art form. Coming together from diverse creative backgrounds, members work together to raise awareness of fibre art and to develop their talents by exchanging ideas and sharing new skills and techniques.
All are welcome, admission by donation.
Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora.
From the Wellington Advertiser