Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stretch the ArtQuilt Boundaries

The Portland parlor group plans to have fun stretching the boundaries and working with the new SAQA definition of Art Quilt:

"The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched and layered structure."

SAQA goes on to explain.  "The Board sees the revised definition as a visionary statement.  The word "references" allows for a broader understanding of the art quilt, thus creating a potential for growth in SAQA membership in terms of numbers and diversity of artists.  The revised definition allows for more 3D work and work in media other than fiber/textile/fabric/cloth; it allows for techniques and materials not found in traditional quilting.  The revised definition allows for framed, unframed, bound, and unbound work, thereby welcoming growth and development of individual style."

Stretch the boundaries.  There's only one rule:  work may not exceed 12 inches in any dimension, height, width or depth.

Bring your vision of the new art quilt to the October Portland parlor meeting.  We'll be inspired and amazed.  We may explore the possibility of having an exhibit of the works at a later date.

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