Midwest Fiber Art Alliance presents “Connections” exhibit at Jewish Community Center in July

This July, the Midwest Fiber Art Alliance is presenting an exhibit entitled Connections.
We look forward to seeing visitors from our past exhibits and meeting new ones. See the address and hours below.
There will be a reception on Sunday, July 12th, in the JCC Gallery from 1–3 p.m.
Come and meet the artists and view the exhibit.
Participating Member Artists:
Deb Ward
Gail Dickel
Peg Pennell
Joan Duggan
Jo Drueke
Debi Kibbee
Karen Stiehl Osborn
LaVonne Dunetts
Aimee Mahan
Marge Bresel
Rhonda Baldwin
Shelly Burge
Wendy Maliszewski
Cindy Schroeder
Deb Hysack
The exhibit is hanging for the month of July, 2015 at the JCC in Omaha:
Jewish Community Center
333 S. 132nd St
Omaha 68154
M–Th: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Reminder: Upcoming SAQA meeting at Smiling Turtle Art Spot, June 13th

This is a reminder about our upcoming quarterly meeting to be held at the Smiling Turtle Art Gallery in Omaha on Saturday, June 13th at 11:00 a.m.  Shea Wilkinson and Rhonda Baldwin will be talking about basic photo editing.

They plan to cover basic photo editing needs, such as adjusting an images for the correct file size, or pixel size, brightness and contrast, cutting out the background for pure white, and more. They will also look at batch editing, which allows you to make the same adjustments to multiple images at once.

This should be an informative meeting on a topic that we have had many questions about.

Also, remember the deadline for the regional show, “Deeply Rooted” is fast approaching (entry opens June 16th, final deadline for submission is July 15th).  Hope you are planning to enter something!

As always, you may bring your own beverage and lunch if you want.  Also, and show and tell or kudos!

Hope to see you all there!

“Architexture” opening in Norfolk, Nebraska, July 2nd

The opening reception for the traveling exhibition, “Architexture” will be held at the Norfolk Arts Center in Norfolk, NE  on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 6-9 pm.

The gallery will not only be showing “Architexture”.  Also included will be works from the Fiberworks group, including the premier showing of their exhibit, “Material World”.  A number of the members of Fiberworks are also members of SAQA NE.
Peg Pennell will give a short talk about SAQA, Fiberworks and the featured exhibitions during the evening.
Please plan to attend!  Bring your friends and family, this is a wonderful venue and we want them to be impressed by the large crowd a fiber show brings in!  We would like to be invited back to show here again.
Hope to see many of you and your friends and family there!
Norfolk Arts Center
305 N 5th. St
Norfolk, NE
6-9 pm

Member Spotlight: Wendy Maliszewski

Hi! I’m Wendy! I am an artist. I was born in Tacoma, Washington and have lived all over the US while growing up. I graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Textiles, Clothing and Design. I worked as an Interior Designer for many years, but am currently employed full-time at Creighton University.
My artistic work is mainly with fabric, but I also enjoy paint, working with clay, paper, metal and anything else that gets my hands dirty and generally makes a mess of things in my studio (and anywhere else in the house that inspiration strikes). I have always had an insatiable yearning to create and love seeing potential in things others view as discards. I find beauty all around me and as with most artists, I am never short of inspiration. I constantly have ideas for projects popcorning around in my head, which sometimes makes it hard to go to sleep at night.
I have been married to my patient husband of 40 years whom I often hear saying, “You want to do what?!?” to my crazy ideas. We have two beautiful, grown daughters that are an on-going source of amazement and inspiration to me.
I have exhibited my art quilts at shows in Nebraska and Iowa. I hope to eventually devote my attention to working full-time in my studio once I retire. Until then, I will continue to squeeze every last drop of creative studio time out of the day that I possibly can because it’s what gives me life.

Plus One, Pink and Black
Plus One – Pink and Black
Plus One – Red and Black


Gerbera Daisy 1


Look for the exhibition, “Architexture”, coming near you this summer and fall!

The SAQA Nebraska regional exhibition, “Architexture,” is currently traveling around Nebraska. Check if it’s coming near you!


January 10 – March 26, 2015:
AccuQuilt, 8843 South 137th Circle, Omaha NE. 68138

May 1- 31, 2015:
West Nebraska Center 106 East 18th, Scottsbluff NE. 69361

July 2-August 27, 2015:
Norfolk Arts Center 305 North 5th, Norfolk NE. 68701

September 1– October 30, 2015:
Beatrice Library 100 North 16th Street, Beatrice NE. 68310

January 1-30, 2016:
Jewish Community Center, 333 South 132nd Street, Omaha NE. 68154

February 2 – March 12, 2016:
Hastings Museum 1330 North Burlington, Hastings, NE. 68901

June 1-30, 2016:
Prairie Arts Center, 416 Jeffers Street, North Platte NE. 69101

August 15 – September 29, 2016:
Stur Museum, 3133 U.S. Highway #34, Grand Island 68801

October 1-November 30, 2016:
Nebraska History Museum 15th and P Streets, Lincoln NE. 68508


Alberda, Joanne
Baldwin, Rhonda
Burge, Shelly
Drueke. Jo
Heidemann, Dorothy
Jones, Elaine
Kibee, Debi
Levis, Cynthia
Mahan, Aimee
Pennell, Peg
Settles, Dori
Thomas, Dianne Duncan
Tuma, Dorothy
Wilkinson, Shea
Willet, Roberta

Nebraska Region Studio Art Quilt Associates Blog


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