As a member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), I had the privilege of submitting this small art quilt for their traveling show. We were asked to provide a 9.5" square art quilt that represents our personal vision or special technique. Leaf Shadow is an example of my current obsession: creating the illusion of light using fabric.
From SAQA's Press Room:
"SAQA is almost 20 years old, with more than 2200 members from all over the world. The Exhibition Committee wanted to make that world a little smaller by introducing ourselves to each other through our artwork. As part of our 20th Anniversary celebration, we are planning "Meet SAQA's Artists: SAQA's 20th Anniversary Trunk Show." These works will be available for travel to each of our regions, upon request, during our 20th Anniversary celebration. The regions may share them with their members and use them to showcase SAQA and its mission.
A portion of "Meet SAQA's Artists" will then be selected to become an important study collection at the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. IQSC is devoted to the preservation, study and exhibition of quilts and to sharing its resources with the public. The donation of the selected works from the "Meet SAQA's Artists" project will create an important archive representing both SAQA and the artists who are working in the studio art quilt medium in 2009-a historical benchmark to assist future historians, academics, writers and others tracking the art quilt movement. To have a permanent, archived collection of representative work at the IQSC and the University is an important realization of SAQA's educational mission."
The exhibition begins May 18th-24th, 2009 in Athens Ohio and will travel around the USA for one year.