The Dunn Center is in North Rocky Mount at North Carolina Wesleyan College. The
address of the college is 3400 N. Wesleyan BLVD, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 and the
phone directly to the Dunn Center is 252-985-5197. Note that gallery hours are
M-F, 9-5. Unless there is a concert or other performance Saturday night, April
10, you will need to arrive on Friday in time to see the exhibit before it
closes on Friday at 5:00.

This was sent from NCWC. Ann Harwell: Visionary Quilts, will be on display at
the Dunn Center at NCWC, March 26-April 25.
Ann Harwell has pushed the envelope of the quilting tradition to a level
where her fabric constructions reflect her peerless precisionist craft
and express her visionary genius. The Mims Gallery at NC Wesleyan
College is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of seventeen
of Harwell’s remarkable quilts; a free opening reception party for the
artist will be held in the gallery from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening, March
26. This will be a chance for area quilters, art admirers, community
families and curiosity seekers to meet Ann Harwell and hear what she has
to say about her very specialized work.
Harwell’s studio is at Raleigh’s Artspace on Davies Street, a fun place
to visit for art lovers, especially First Fridays. There we find the
carefully planned “anatomy” of her challenging pictorial fabric
compositions of rare fabrics and modulated color in blues and reds
fitted together in a complex “tesserae” of fabric shapes uniquely cut
for each quilt. All this she stitches together on her “pet” 1945 Singer
Featherweight sewing machine. Here in the Mims Gallery we see the
outcome of her incredible fabric puzzles transformed into visually
magnetic woodsy waterfalls, gothic church interiors and astronomical
heavenly phenomena.
Ann Harwell has a long and impressive career as an artist with many
exhibitions and awards. Quilting is a family tradition for Ann Harwell.
She first learned from her grandmother as a child and has since built a
long and impressive career as an artist with many exhibitions and
awards. Throughout her professional years teaching preschool she quilted
and after retirement from teaching in 1997 has made quilting a full time
Too many to mention, few of her exhibitions include the 2007 Sky’s the
Limit, International Quilters Association National Tour and the 2008
Tear in the Fabric: Conceptually Driven Quilt Exhibit at Cal-Poly in San
Luis Obispo, CA. Amongst her many prizes a few highlights are the 2007
New Work Merit Award at Raleigh’s Artspace; 2005 Second Place Innovative
International Quilt Association, Houston, Texas; 2003 Gold Award, Quilt
Nihon, in Tokyo, Japan; 2000 Blue Ribbon & Best of Show, Raleigh Capital
Area Quilters; 2004 Triangles Best at the Museum of Contemporary Art in
Raleigh. Two of America’s most prestigious magazines have recognized and
featured Harwell’s quilts: Folk Art Magazine, Summer 2002 and the
National Geographic Society Magazine, April 1999.
The exhibition runs from March 26 until April 25 and gallery is open to
the public Monday thru Friday 9-5. We welcome tours by appointment.
252-985-5268. Ann Harwell’s quilts are for sale and will make a
wonderful and appreciable addition to your home art collection.

I have a great opportunity coming up and was hoping that your SAQA regional blog might be willing to help. Recently I signed an exhibition contract with the Office of Cultural Affairs in Charleston for a solo show at City Gallery at Waterfront Park during MOJA 2010, Sept. 10 – Oct. 10, 2010. The work they selected is my Decision Portrait Series. The space is GIGANTIC….I’m talking about several rooms spread over two floors. Although I have over 45 pieces completed, I need about 45 more. Doing the work is not the problem. Finding the people willing to participate is! I have a blog that explains the concept, documents the work, and includes a “wish list” for future pieces….although I’m totally open to new ideas as there are thousands of decisions that people make every day….big or small. Anyway, the pieces are technically all “quilts”…in the sense that there are three layers held together with stitch. Would it be possible to post my request for “models” on your blog? Is there any other way in which you could network this need? To participate in the series, one must only email me their decision with a digital image and physical address. I will provide the standard model’s release and a self-addressed, stamped return envelope. I generally share the completed work with each participant before posting it on my blog… each person an opportunity to make suggestions about the statement accompanying the image on the Internet. I don’t need to use anyone’s real name but am also happy to include it and links to whatever website or blog is appropriate. Each participant will also receive an invitation to any exhibitions. Thanks for considering posting this!
Susan Lenz
2123 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 254-0923 Home
(803) 254-0842 Mouse House, Inc. (Work)

Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts event —-

Fiber Transformed: A Starting Point

A Minds Wide Open Event
February 26 – April 5, 2010
Fine Arts Center Gallery
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave, VA

Opening reception:
Tuesday, March 2, 4 – 6 pm

Mary Beth Bellah
Cynthia Harrison
Lotta Helleberg
Jill Jensen
Judy Loope
Susan Skalak
Peggy Printz

Hope you can visit,
Fiber Transformed – home

VA/NC/SC SAQA Regional Meeting

April 10th, 2010

Rocky Mount , NC Junction of interstate 64 and 95.

Meeting is being held at the First Presbyterian Church is 153 N. Church Street,
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Arrival time 9:30 am ending time …when its over

Meeting and greeting from 9:30 to 10:00 am All times are not definite I am
more of a ish’s person.
Please bring some of your work so we can learn more about you.

Demo/class for PAS Poor Artist Silkscreen 10:00 am to 12:00pm.

Fabric swap and drawing 12:00 pm to 12:30pm (shouldn’t take this long)

Lunch 12:30 to 1’ish There is a cafe at Imperial Center…which we can choose
to have lunch there. Or if you vote to we can make arrangements
elsewhere.Imperial Art Centre is 0.1 miles away at 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount,
NC 27802

The rest of the time we be spent on a inspirational field trip at the art

Judy is working on hotel information if anyone needs it I know a couple of you
are coming in ahead of time.

If you are bringing a friend please let me know so I can bring enough PAS Kits.
there is no charge for these.

looking forward to an exciting time..

Studio Art Quilt Associates
VA/NC/SC region

Not all of us can be Cinderella , But some of us can be Fairy Godmothers

Creative Threads: From Fiber to Fine Art at the Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD is Saturday from 6-8PM featuring VA SAQA members Sandi Goldman ,Cindy Grisdela and Eileen Doughty .

If you are near here and you have never been to Glen Echo you must Go when I lived there I used to go there all the time…It has such a wonderful feel about it ,, I love the buildings.
I Hope the Carousel is still running…it is gorgeous

North Carolina Patches ‘n Pieces Quilt Club is having a show Saturday March 20, 10AM – 6 PM,
and Sunday March 21, 12PM – 5 PM.

Generation to Generation…Quilting and Fiber Arts for All Ages
Location: Holy Cross School
2125 Langhorne Rd, Lynchburg, VA
$3 donation

The Charlotte Art Collective
The Charlotte Art Collective is seeking artists interested in participating in the Charlotte Art Collective Spring Sale event Saturday, April 17. There are several booth spaces available for the event. Professional artists in all media are encouraged to apply for the jury process.

Deadline: February 26
For more information:

Cary Gallery of Artists
The Cary Gallery of Artists announces a call to artists for its 2nd Annual Small Treasures Juried Show Friday, March 26, through Saturday, April 24. Cash awards and juror’s award will be given for the best figurative work.

Deadline: March 12
For more information: Download a prospectus at or call the Cary Gallery of Artists at (919) 462-2035.

Wilmington Art Association
The Wilmington Art Association is sponsoring its 28th Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale Friday, April 9, through Sunday, April 11. The show is held in conjunction with Wilmington’s North Carolina Azalea Festival.

Deadline: March 15
For more information: Visit to download a prospectus or e-mail with questions.

Fine Arts League of Cary
The Fine Arts League of Cary has issued a call to artists for its 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition to be held Tuesday, June 1, through Saturday, July 17, in the Halle Cultural Arts Center in historic downtown Apex. Cash prizes will be awarded. Digital submissions may be sent to

Deadline: April 2
For more information: Visit or call Natalie or Al Winters at (919) 677-8515 with questions.

Fiber Art Options, a group of seven fiber artists from the Charlotte area, is pleased to announce our “Orchids: Sensuality Stitched” Exhibition. We spent a few hours today hanging the pieces at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, in Belmont, NC, to coindcide with their Annual Orchid Show. For photos and details about the pieces, our processes and techniques, please visit our group blog:

Fiber Art Options members are Linda Stegall, Janet A. Lasher, Deborah M. Langsam, K. Grace Howes, P.J. Howard, Nancy G. Cook, and Susan Brubaker Knapp.

If you are in the Charlotte area this weekend, please come! We will be doing walk-through’s and demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-7, from noon to 4 p.m. each day. If you can’t make it this weekend you’ll still have time to see it, the exhibition runs through March 14.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Center
Belmont, NC


All in the Approach – Abstract, Allegorical, Analytical
Jan 19 – Mar 11
Cabarrus Arts Council
Historic Cabarrus Courthouse
Concord, NC

As an artist begins to explore an avenue for his vision, one of these
three approaches often presents: Abstraction to convey ideas through
non-representation, an Allegory to use symbols to tell the story, or
the Analytical approach to separate an idea into component parts. The
artists in this show use a variety of media in one or more of these
approaches. Libby and Jim Mijanovich are one of a select group of
artists invited to participate in this exhibition.

Materials: Hard & Soft – 23rd Annual National Contemporary Craft
Competition & Exhibition
Feb 6 – Apr 1
Opening reception – Friday Feb 5, 7-9 pm
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm
Greater Denton Arts Council
400 East Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 382-2787

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts is now
in its 23rd year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft
attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. This
year’s juror was Jo Lauria, former decorative arts curator at the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art.

ArtQuilt Elements 2010
April 17 – May 26
Private Preview Party – Sat April 17, 6-7 pm
Public Opening – Sat April 17, 7-9 pm
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

Libby and Jim Mijanovich were chosen out of 257 applicants to be part
of ArtQuilt Elements 2010. A total of 606 quilts were submitted
representing 26 states and 5 countries throughout the world. Their
piece “All In”, was selected as one of 50 quilts to be on display.
Jurors Jason Pollen, Robin Schwalb, and Deborah Warner were impressed
by the wealth of talent, and found the quality excellent and chose a
collection that represents the professionalism, diversity and
expertise in this medium.

All In
72″ x 72″ x 1.5″
pieced vintage clothing, metallic thread
©2009 Mija

Due to personal reasons Lynda has removed herself from the Virginia co-rep position and SAQA is in the process of locating a new co-rep.

We wish Lynda the best and will miss her as our guiding force.

Thank You LYnda so much for everything …

SAQA 2010 Conference

Jointly sponsored with Surface Design Association, "Reinvention" will be held at San Francisco State University from March 19-21, 2010. March 19-20 will be a symposium at SFSU, with studio tours and museum exhibits scheduled for March 21. A variety of three-day workshops will be offered March 22-24.

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