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International Art Quilt Exhibition 2019

June 21, 2019 August 31, 2019

International Art Quilt Exhibition 2019

June 22 – August 31, 2019

47th Annual Quilt Exhibition

International Art Quilt Exhibition & Layered Voices, from SAQA

Prepare to be awed by Utah’s foremost art quilt exhibition and show, open now at the Brigham City Museum of Art & History. This exclusive exhibition brings together quilts from around the world to showcase what is possible in the world of fine art quilting. Quilts will come from Japan, South Africa, England, the United States of America, and many places in between. 

This exhibition is the longest running annual quilt show in Utah and features top artists. 

Artists showcased in this exhibition include Cathy Erickson, Megan Farkas, Annelize Littlefair, Alice Beasley, Donna Deaver, O.V. Brantley, and more. 

The exhibition is presented by the Brigham City Museum of Art & History and is supported by Village Dry Goods, Brigham City’s awesome quilt shop, and the Box Elder Tourism Tax Advisory Board. 

Magnificence in quilting is on view in the Brigham City Museum’s two exhibitions, International Art Quilts and Layered Voices from Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) June 22 through Aug. 31. Admission is free.

A Girl’s Lace Blouse, by Cathy Erickson

Quilts in the international show, curated by Curator Kaia Michaelis, are from South Africa, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Many of them have won awards in competitions sponsored by Quilt National, Road to California and American Quilter’s Society, Paducah. The pieces are primarily representational and traditional.

This is the first year a quilter from South Africa has been included in the museum’s exhibitions. Kathryn Harmer Fox, who lives on the eastern cape of the country, is a multi-media artist that prefers working with fiber. She says, “I use my sewing machine like you would an oversized pencil as a creative tool.” Fox continues “Africa’s wildlife has always moved me. Wild dogs, their coats daubed in umber, sienna and denim blue, are a painter’s dream.” She has incorporated wild dogs in her quilt “The Three Watchers” on display at the museum.

In Layered Voices, 23 textile artists have produced quilts with paints, dyes, bleaching, distressing, embellishments and stitches to achieve the desired light, shade, depth and color in their layered pieces. The quilters were stimulated creatively by layers found everywhere, specifically the rings in a tree stump, archeological digs to discover the history of civilizations, human anatomy and hidden meanings in short stories and poems.

SAQA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation and publications. The organization was founded in 1989 by 50 artists and now has a worldwide membership of over 3,400.