Background artwork by Diane Rusin Doran, detail of Jamestown.

Member Updates

Here are the latest (quite numerous) accomplishments of our fellow SAQA MD/DC/WV members.

“Time Stood Still” by Anne Datko has been juried into the SAQA exhibition Metaphors on Aging. The exhibition will open at the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England (August 8-11, 2013) and then travel to the International Quilt Convention, Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa (September 6-8, 2013).

Misty M. Cole, Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild Annual Show, Featured Quilter Saturday, March 23 , 10-5pm and Sunday, March 24, 2013, 11-4pm
Location: C. Elizabeth Reig School
15542 Peach Walker Drive, Bowie, MD 20720
More information can be found at

Susan Walen has had two pieces accepted into the "Seeing Food" show at the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, for April and May.
Debra Gabel is giving numerous lectures and workshops this year and vending at a variety of shows  including:
-     Needlechasers of Chevy Case MD, March 13, Lecture & Raw Edge and Demo
-     Baltimore Heritage Quilt Expo – Vending
-     Olde Kent Quilt Guild, March 18th & 19th Lecture and Workshop
-     March 21, 2013, Village Quilters Guild, Catonsville, MD, 10:00 Lecture

-     April 26-28, 2013
 Friendship Star Quilt Show 2013 – Vending, Montgomery County Fairgrounds,18 Chesnut   Street, Gaithersburg,Home Arts Building
Fri 12 noon - 6pm
Sat 10-6pm
Sun 10-4pm

-     May 31 - June 2, 2013
40th Annual Quilter's Unlimited Show- Vending,Chantilly, VA,Dulles Expo Center,

-     June 15-16, 2013, 
Quilts By The Bay Quilt Show- Vending, Annapolis Guild Show 2013, Annapolis Senior High School, 2700 Riva Road,

"Common Threads - Different Visions", at the Ratner Museum in April 2013.
This show will contain work by Donna Radner, Marina Baudoin and other fiber artists as listed below:

> The show is called "Common Threads - Different Visions" showcasing fabric art by:
> Marina Baudoin, Cindy Grisdela, Babara Hollinger, Ann Liddle, Smadar Livne, Carole Nicholas, Donna Radner and Linda Syverson Guild.
> Dates of the show are: April 3-28, 2013.
> Meet the artists reception is Sunday, April 7, from 1:30 - 3:30.
> Location: 10001 Old Gerogetown Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814
> 301-897-1598
> Museum hours: Sunday 10 am -- 4:40 pm
> Monday- Thursday 12:00 noon to 4pm
> Closed holidays, no admission charge
Susan Callahan has been accepted into the exhibit SEEING FOOD at the KRAMER GALLERY in April in Silver Spring MD.
She has also been asked to participate in the Pushing the Surface Show at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton, Ohio. She has a quilt in Quilting Arts in their March Issue. It was a challenge for Mug Shots, Coffee or Tea. Her quilt is called Green Tea in the Morning.

Best of all, she has been accepted to Quilt National!

Cindy Grisdela is participating in the following shows and exhibits:

American Craft Council - Baltimore
Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
February 22-24, 2013

Craftboston Spring Show
Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA
April 19-21, 2013

Northern Virginia Fine Art Festival
Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
May 18-19, 2013

Eileen Doughty's "Bluejay" thread sculpture has been juried in to Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky,April 6 - May 3, 2013.  She was also invited to send her "Meteor Shower" quilt to the "Rain" exhibition, International Quilt Festival of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, June 7 - 9, 2013.
Joan Raciti has work in the following exhibits:

Engage! Exposure! Experiment!
Linda K. Jordan Gallery at Washuburn Art Center
800 Florida Ave.,NE, Washington,DC
Feb 28 to March 29,2013

Joan Raciti
Hand Painted Quilt Aesthetics
Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House
Cross Fox Lane, Columbia,MD
Jan 12 to Feb 23, 2013

Joan Raciti
Points of View 22nd Annual Strathmore Artists Exhibition Strathmore Mansion
10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
Jan 7 to Feb 29, 2013

Barbara Dahlberg’s quilt "If A Tree Sings" has been juried into the American Quilter's Society Show at the Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA, March 13-16, 2013.
 "Glasswing", another of art quilts, is in the Laurel Art Guild's Open Juried Exhibition at Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD, March 8-31, 2013.
Morna McEver Golletz is holding a Creative Arts Business Summit April 4-6 at Holiday Inn at Dulles Airport. This three-day event is focused on letting creative artists work on their businesses rather than in their businesses. You'll leave with a marketing plan, a shift in your mindset, and new connections. We have member presentations as well as two outside speakers. Also have a current special with a "bring a friend" option. Details:

Diane Rusin Doran's quilt "Return of the Grackle" is being exhibited in Maryland Quilts at the US Courthouse, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD.

 Jan Gavin's piece "Maryland Bounty" will be in the exhibit "Seeing Food."

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