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:

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37″ wide 30″ long

Washday Blues, Northfield Drive by Millie Cumming, 2017

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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.

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22″ x 23″

Rocks on Lake Huron by Hag Gunnel (2017)

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22″ x 29″

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

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28″ x 48″

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

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27.5″ x 22″

Beaches #1 by Mardell Rampton (2017)

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23″ x 34″

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

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29″ wide 20″ high

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

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20″ x 37″

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

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37″ x 28″

Ann Fales’ The Blueberry Patch (2017)

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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.

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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.

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28″ x 21″

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

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