Friday, October 10, 2014

Viewing "The Texas Experience" Quilts from SAQA

FOR DAFA'S AUGUST 2014 PROGRAM, Heather Pregger, coordinator of the North Texas unit of Studio Art Quilt Associates, brought DAFA members a touring collection of 12- x 12-inch quilts made by Texas SAQA members. The theme of the touring exhibit is “The Texas Experience.” The dozens of quilts will make the rounds to several venues around Texas and beyond. As the quilts were passed through the audience, members were able to examine the workmanship and design – admiring beautiful piecing, painting, applique, threadplay, image transfer and more.

During the mini-workshop timeslot, DAFA member Valery Guignon challenged participants to create “Spirit Dolls” from lovely scraps – many from her studio full of hand-dyed and hand-painted fabrics.

A bevy of beautiful Spirit Dolls made by members during the August mini-workshop led by Valery Guignon. Photos by Patricia Dillingham.

Left: Deborah Boschert holds up one of the small quilts as she assists Heather Pregger in displaying the collection. Photo by Patricia Dillingham. Right: Heather discusses specific techniques with DAFA members at the end of the program.

Three quilts that drew many admiring glances were (left to right): “Fixin’ Fence” by Suzan Engler, “Hereford Calf” by Sara Sharp, and “It’s Not 1836 Anymore,” a Houston skyline by Hope Wilmarth. (Protected by plastic sleeves, the quilts could be passed from one audience member to another.)
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