I am extremely happy to announce that my piece, Unveiled Existence, has been selected as one of the 25 art quilts to tour as the Metamorphosis - SAQA Global Show from 2018 - 2021. The show opens at the International Quilt Festival - Houston, Texas in November 2018. The Metamorphosis show then continues on to other venues including the International Quilt Festival - Chicago, Illinois in April 2019.
Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is an international organization that promotes art quilts.
An art quilt is defined by SAQA as “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure”.
The word "references" allows for a broader understanding of the art quilt that welcomes growth and development of individual style. This may include:
more 3D work and work in media other than fiber/textile/fabric/cloth
techniques and materials not found in traditional quilting
framed, unframed, bound, and unbound work
- Definition from SAQA website
Unveiled Existence consists of numerous layers of hand dyed silk organza. A loosely woven fabric is used as the middle layer to add another level of texture. I also used both silk screen and discharge processes to alter the hand dyed silk organza. The top layer is embellished with hand stitching using a variety of threads.