Members’ Shows, Books & News

Fiber Art Options, a group of fiber artists from the Charlotte NC, area, now has a blog! We created this blog to act as a group portfolio, and as a way of sharing our work in progress and our techniques. It is also provides two of our members with a way to have an internet presence, since they do not have websites. Several members of our group – which includes Nancy G. Cook, P.J. Howard, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Janet A. Lasher, Linda Stegall – are SAQA members. Within a week and a half after announcing our blog, we were thrilled to have 869 hits and 21 followers! We invite you to visit at
submitted by Susan Brubaker Knapp


FiberArtists @ Loose Ends: – many of whom are SAQA members here in NoVa. We recently had our challenge with the subject of ” Punchline” exhibited at the Hampton Mancuso show. At least one was entered and juried into the SAQA humor exhibit (Judy Busby). We also have a website showing some of our work.(see above)
submitted by Bunnie Jordan.


Dottie Moore is going on a two-and-a-half month residency with the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. They will provide housing and studio. She has had 5 quilts in the International exhibit in Taiwan recently. A piece was just accepted into the SAQA “Musings.”
Dottie Moore


Roxane Lessa
You can see one of my pieces at:
ArtQuilts: Transitions Show
Durham Arts Council
120 Morris St
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-2787
Opening April 17
Opening Reception 5-7 pm

Proud member of Piedmont Craftsmen Guild and Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild

Eileen Doughty is starting a two-year tenure as Chair of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, in the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA. This is a co-op of about 70 fiber artists. They have 10 different shows each year. The remainder of this year’s schedule:
“Moons, stars and sky: celebration of the summer solstice” (6/2-7/5)
“Antiquities: Ancient motifs for modern times” (7/7-8/9)
“Books in all their glory: Books–make them, read them, share them” (8/11-9/14)
“Joy of movement: Kinetic and representational interpretations in fiber” (9/15-10/11)
“Food for Thought” (10/13-11/15)
“Holiday brightness in the dark of winter: Gifts for everyone” (11/17-1/4/10)


My new round of online classes start July 1st. I will be offering 3 classes. All are 6 lessons/6 weeks and the cost is $60.00 for each class. Taking sign ups now. 😉;

Monoprinting July 7-Aug 11,
Organic Design July 15-Aug 12th
Fiber Collage July 6th-August 10

Live Large, Dream Big & Laugh Often!!
Susan Sorrell

July 18 – August 1
Earlville Opera House Multi-Arts Center
18 East Main St. – Earlville, N.Y.

Helene Davis – Paducah, KY
Terry Jarrard-Dimond – Clemson, SC
Lora Rocke – Lincoln, NE
Brenda Smith – Flagstaff, AZ
Laura Wasilowski – Elgin, IL
Erin Wilson – Brooklyn, NY


Terry Jarrard-Dimond

September 1 – September 30, 2009

Goodall Gallery
Columbia College
Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC
Artist’s Talk + Reception: Thursday, Sept. 17th, 12-1 pm


Lynda Thompson has art pieces touring in the SAQA Trunk Show – Group A, Breaking Traditions 2008 show. QuiltingArts Embellishments Issue 7/6/09 featured an article by Lynda on How to Organize an Online Challenge. Lynda wrote QuiltingArts to submit the article idea during a SAQA Mentoring Conference Call on submissions to magazines – proof it works.

Margaret Hunt will have an exhibit at the Aurum Studios, 125 East Clayton Street in Athens, Georgia, from July 15 to August 15, 2009.


Floris Flam will do a trunk show for the Textile Museum shop on Sunday, July 19 at 1:00. The museum is located at 2320 S St., N.W., Washington, DC. This is a free event, but reservations are required. Please call the shop at 202-667-0441, ext. 29 to let them know you’re coming. Additional information is at

Houston IQF News of Acceptance

Roxane Lessa’s piece, “Unopened” was accepted into “World of Beauty.”


Cindi Huss’s article, “Auditioning Your Quilting Scheme” will appear in the Sept./Oct. issue of American Quilter magazine.

Cindi Huss will offer her “Sculpting with the Quilting Stitch” workshop and lecture for the Friendship Star Quilters in Gaithersburg, MD., Oct. 3-4, 2009.

Cindi Huss won an award of merit for her work “The Beach at Castle St. Gregory” at the Fun Fest fine art show, Renaissance Center Gallery. in Kingsport, TN

Cindi Huss’s work will be featured in Cindi Huss: Extreme Quilting at City Hall in Kingsport, TN, from Aug. 6 to Sept. 29, 2009

Cindi Huss’s piece “The Truth As I See It” is on long-term loan to the Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Gray, TN.


Nancy G Cook, Featured Artist

Cook’s fiber art using botanical illustrations combines her passions for nature, texture, color and women’s work as art.

Her current series, Seed Play, focuses on tree seeds and fruits, as metaphors for life’s riches.

Using tree seeds as metaphor for life, her work focuses with admiration and care on a part of the tree that is often overlooked.

Cook maintains a private studio in Charlotte, NC. Her nature inspired quilts are in private and public collections across the USA.

She has received multiple grants and awards for her work which has been exhibited in the USA and Europe and has been widely published

Wooden Stone Gallery
445 S Main St, Suite 200
Davidson NC
August 7 to August 25, 2009.
Meet and Greet the Artist Reception
Friday, August 21
6-9 PM.

2009 Spotlight: American Craft Council Southeast Exhibition
Aug 20 – Sept 24
opening reception Aug 20, 5 – 8:30 pm, free to public
Don Russell Clayton Gallery, Bailey Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Rd, Bldg 30
Kennesaw, GA

This juried exhibition of craftspeople from 11 Southeastern states is held in conjunction with the 2009 American Craft Council Southeast Conference (August 20-23) at KSU and features original works in several different media.

Juror: Andrew Wagner, former executive editor and founding managing editor of Dwell magazine and current editor-in-chief of American Craft.

Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2009
Sept 4 – Oct 18
opening reception Sept 4, 5 – 7 pm, free to public
Wichita Center for the Arts
9112 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206

Celebrate the trends and traditions of American craft by visiting The Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2009. This is the Center’s longest running and most diverse show. An exhibition of 80 pieces, ranging from avant-garde to traditional, will fill the Rounds Gallery and feature artists from around the country. Juror Kathleen Royster Lamb, has chosen works in ceramics, enamel, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry and a variety of other craft medias.

Juror: Kathleen Royster Lamb, Assistant Professor, coordinates the Ceramics Program at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Her work has been exhibited internationally and collected by the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art among others.

Salvage: Reclaiming Recycling
Sept 10 – Oct 30
reception and awards presentation Sat. Sept 19, 1 pm, Rothman Gallery
Phillips Museum of Art
Steinman College Center
Franklin & Marshall College
College Avenue
Lancaster, PA

Salvage: Reclaiming Recycling is an entirely “green” national juried exhibition looking to challenge the museum to take on environmental responsibility, viewers to rethink their relationships with used objects, and artists to reduce their carbon footprint.

Linda Cunningham, Bronx-based artist and former F&M professor, juried almost 300 entries down to the 100 pieces accepted into the show. A screening of the film “The Story of Stuff”, showing Linda speaking of her selections for the exhibition, will be featured during the reception.

The Art of Fine Craft 2009 – A National Juried Exhibition
Oct 1 – Nov 8
Elder Gallery
Nebraska Wesleyan University
corner of 50th and Huntington
Lincoln, NE

A juried exhibition to showcase the best work in fine craft including ceramics, glass, textiles, fibers, metalwork, jewelry, woodworking and printmaking. The exhibition is held in conjunction with Art of Fine Craft conference, October 1-2, 2009, a biennial conference produced by Lux Center for the Arts and Nebraska Wesleyan University. Jurors include Sonya Clark, Jason Briggs, Victoria Goro-Rapoport, and Jess Starkel.

Santa’s Tropical Adventure
55″ x 55″ x 1.5″
can hang square or on point in any orientation
pieced vintage clothing, hand guided machine stitching with metallic thread


Susan Brubaker Knapp and Susan Sorrell will be teaching separate classes for Joggles. See for class information.


New book by Lyric Kinard: Art + Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises


Stitch Attitude – Textile College by Judy Loope:

August 27 through October 4, 2009
Gallery by the James
19827 Main Street
Buchanan, VA

Thursdays 11 am to 2 pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 11 am to 5 pm
Sundays: 2 to 5 pm
or by appointment
Judy Loope


Lynda Thompson will have a piece of artwork in the February 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. It is “Be Mine” for the Sailors’ Valentine Challenge.

Libby Mijanovich:

62nd Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
Thurs Oct 15 – Sun Oct 18
10am-6pm Thurs through Sat, 10am -5pm Sun
Asheville Civic Center
87 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

The Craft Fair is an event where connoisseurs and novices alike come to craft a collection, connect with tradition, and invest in regional culture. Over two hundred craftspeople fill two floors with fine handcrafted items, while local musicians play live on the arena stage, and craft educators share their knowledge with children in hands-on projects.

Quilt Visions “Interpretations 2009” – A Juried Exhibition
Nov 14 – Jan 17, 2010
Opening reception – Saturday Nov 14 5-7pm
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4 pm
Visions Art Gallery
2825 Dewey Rd # 100
San Diego, CA 92106-6147
(619) 546-4872

Out of a total of 217 entries submitted by 103 artists, our piece “All In” was chosen as one of 37 select works to be displayed in this annual juried exhibition. Jurors were Karen Maguire, Kristin Lewis & Angela Moll.

Piedmont Craftsmen’s 46th Fair
Sat Nov 21 – Sun Nov 22
10am-6pm Sat, noon-5pm Sun
“Members Only” Preview Party, Friday Nov. 20
Benton Convention Center
downtown Winston-Salem, NC

Quality craftsmanship and excellent design have always been the hallmarks of Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair. Held annually since 1963 by Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., the fair showcases the handwork of more than 130 fine artisans from across the southeast in a setting that allows shoppers to meet the crafts people, talk to them about their work, and view demonstrations of craft techniques.

Walk About
51″ x 51″ x 1.5″
can hang square or on point in any orientation
pieced vintage clothing, hand-guided machine stitching with metallic thread




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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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