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

Exhibition opportunities – International Quilt Festival Houston

From Quilts, Inc.:

Submit your work for this year’s shows! 

Would you like to see one of your quilted masterpieces on display at the 2015 editions of International Quilt Festival in Houston or Quilt! Knit! Stitch! in Portland? Whether you’re a traditional, modern, or art quilter, we’re sure one of our seven current calls for entry will speak to you!

If you are interested in entering work for possible inclusion in one of this year’s exhibits, see the complete list of current calls for entry and their descriptions below. And visit the Entries Page on our website any time for information on the most recent contests and calls for entry.

Quilt! Knit! Stitch!™/Portland (Aug. 13-15, 2015)

The purpose of this challenge–open to Modern Quilters in the Pacific Northwest–is to create a modern quilt whose colors transition from black to white with shades of gray in between.

For this exhibit, artists are challenged to give new life to old or unfinished projects by “upcycling” them into aprons.

This fun exhibit will feature knitted, stitched, and felted creatures no taller than five inches in height. Help us populate our Yarn Barn with your own tiny creative creatures!

International Quilt Festival/Houston (Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2015)

A juried exhibit celebrating all of the reasons to…well…celebrate! Create a work that represents your reason for celebration.

For this contest exhibit, you’re invited to create a work inspired by a favorite quote or phrase.

Now in its 29th year, this exhibit showcases contemporary, international quilts representing various cultures and designs from around the world.

This popular exhibit celebrates one of quilting’s most popular themes and motifs, spotlighting flowers and floral works.

This annual special exhibit features the very best in contemporary traditional-based quilting, including works created by hand or machine, appliquéd, pieced, or wholecloth quilts.

We will once again showcase architecturally themed works in this long-running annual exhibit.

For this unique exhibit, we’ll “set the table” with enlarged “place settings,” complete with a placemat/tablecloth, napkin, fork, knife, spoon, and a plate full of “what you are eating for dinner.”

This exhibit is open to guilds in Texas holding a guild show and contest, a minimum of one show every three years, and features winning traditional-style quilts.

Member Spotlight: Rhonda Baldwin

Rhonda Baldwin

Meet Rhonda:

I have been a seamstress, interior designer, dance teacher, and sewing and quilting instructor.  Fabric has always been a big part of my life.   My studio is just so inviting to me. Not because it’s fancy and grand but because I just feel “right” when I’m working with fiber and stitch, paint and dye, paper and print.  I MUST create stuff.
Surface design has been the focus since college and I find that there is something new to discover everyday.  I recently began digital manipulation of motifs and look forward to really incorporating those elements into my surface design toolkit.
My work has recently been published in 1000 Quilt Inspirations by Dr, Sandra Sider and The Cherrywood Challenge 2014:Wicked, by Cherrywood Fabrics.  My work can be found in public and personal collections.

I am on a journey that I describe as finding my reality. I catch glimpses of it when I am in the studio.  Creating is my heart; next to my family, it is my truest happiness. Spending time with creative materials and light from my studio window brings me such a feeling of completeness. There is where I belong.  Surface design is my primary focus and serendipity is my path. Surprise delights my creative muse and brings me the most joy. I am currently working with mono printing, needle felting and stitch; both by hand and machine.

I can be reached for teaching and commissions at rhondabaldwin@mac.com .   Please visit by blog at www.rhojobaldwin.wordpress.com  

Where's Momma?
          Where’s Momma?
Always Home
                       Always Home

Quilt Show filmed at Peg Pennell’s Home

Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims on line show, The Quilt Show, shot this video at Peg Pennell’s home. It was a very interesting experience and their crew was fun to work with.

Watch the episode by using the link below. The free view will only be available the dates listed here. Hope you have a chance to see it.

The Quilt Show will open up Peg’s Episode to watch for FREE! It is scheduled from April 6th – April 13th, 2015

“Watch The Show”


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