European Patchwork Meeting · Quilt Shows · Quilts

SAQA in France: Studio Art Quilt Associates

This is one in a series of posts I’ve written about the Carrefours European Patchwork Show held in September of 2017, in the Alsace region of France.  This exhibit was titled My Corner of the World — Canadian Quilts, and is by a variety of artists.  As I mentioned in the last post, I was giddy with the ability I had to photograph these, as SAQA usually has big NO signs up everywhere, barring us from photography in shows in the United States. Here they are in no particular order:

EPM_SAQA1
37″ wide 30″ long

Washday Blues, Northfield Drive by Millie Cumming, 2017

EPM_SAQA2
27″ wide 30″ high

You’ve Got Mail by Susan Tilsley Manley (2017)  I may get some of the names not quite right, as they had reversed the first names and last names on all the cards.

EPM_SAQA3
22″ x 23″

Rocks on Lake Huron by Hag Gunnel (2017)

EPM_SAQA4
22″ x 29″

Good Morning, Canada by Toni Major (2017)  Detail, below.

EPM_SAQA4a

EPM_SAQA5
28″ x 48″

Looks Like a Nice Day Up There, by Phillida Hargreaves (2017)

EPM_SAQA6
27.5″ x 22″

Beaches #1 by Mardell Rampton (2017)

EPM_SAQA7
23″ x 34″

Poplar Point, by Jaynie Himsl (2017) Detail, below.

EPM_SAQA7a

EPM_SAQA8
29″ wide 20″ high

Ted’s Garage, by Robin Laws Field (2017)

EPM_SAQA9
20″ x 37″

Albert Cote’s All I Need is a Garden and a Chair (2017)

EPM_SAQA10
37″ x 28″

Ann Fales’ The Blueberry Patch (2017)

EPM_SAQA11
38.5″ x 28″

Reflections of the North, by Arja Speelman (2017) You can tell I really liked this quilt and the way she constructed it, judging by the two detail shots below.

EPM_SAQA11aEPM_SAQA11b

EPM_SAQA12
22″ x 20.5″

Down on the Farm, by Shirley Bailey (2017)  This handmade, homespun-looking piece is not one I’d usually expect to be in a SAQA show, but I thought it wonderful.

EPM_SAQA13
28″ x 21″

Janet Scruggs’ Looking Down (2017)  Detail, below.

EPM_SAQA13a

It appears to be raised and embossed, but most of that was done with color and contrast and quilting.  Very cool effect.

7 thoughts on “SAQA in France: Studio Art Quilt Associates

  1. I’ve only had the chance to see a SAQA exhibit once and it was very inspiring. I find art quilts fascinating to view but have come to realize it’s not me when it comes to making them. The leaf turned map is probably my favorite.

  2. Thanks for the introduction to these Canadian Quilter’s, sadly I’m only familiar with Mardell’s work. She lives in my area.

    Lovely pieces, the landscape and sewer cover are my favourites!

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