Structures in Cloth


The Beckoning, Marti Plager, 2004

February 17-April 21 in the Loft Gallery

Partnering for the first time with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), the Fort Collins Museum of Art is proud to feature an exhibition of national fiber works. Structures in Cloth embraces the theme of ‘architecture’ in quilts and explores the micro and macro architectures that surround us every day. Jurors for this exhibition were Bebe Alexander from the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado and Sandra Sider of SAQA.

SAQA defines an art quilt as a contemporary artwork exploring and expressing aesthetic concerns common to the whole range of visual arts: painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, assemblage and sculpture, which retains, through material or technique, a clear relationship to the folk art quilt from which it descends.

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is a non-profit international organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA now boasts over 2,700 international members.