Surface Design Association

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Chapter

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Prospectus AQM XVIII


CFE: Festival of Quilts Competition

The Festival of Quilts competition aims to promote and encourage all aspects of patchwork, quilting and applique to enable quilt-makers at all levels to exhibit their work. There are 14 quilting categories available for you to choose from, including modern quilts, traditional quilts, group quilts, beginner quilts and quilt creations.

Visit website for more details –

Friday 5th May 2017
Deadline for entries and images for Fine Art Quilt Masters category.

Friday 2nd June 2017
Deadline for all other entry forms.

Artists panel at the New England Quilt Museum this Saturday

You’re invited! All members of The Crit Group–Judy Becker, Nancy Crasco, Sandy Donabed, Sylvia Einstein and Carol Anne Grotrian–will participate in an artists panel at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA, on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m.


Come with any questions you may have–about their 30 year collaboration, their individual voices and techniques, what makes a critique group work, etc. It promises to be a lively discussion. It’s an opportunity not only to see the Crit Group exhibit but also Water is Life. Both exhibits are on display through April 29. For more information, visit:


Saberah Malik’s upcoming shows

Here is an update from Saberah Malik


One of my works has been selected by juror Kathryn Wat from NMWA . Attached is an image of the selected work. I am also participating in RESIST at the Van Vessem Gallery in Tiverton, RI; The Vets Gallery in Providence and URI Providence Gallery. Would love to make it to the breakfast meeting again and get back in touch with all of you.

Malik_My Sewing Pouch
My sewing pouch
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detail of “My sewing pouch

“Legacy” on display through April 9th

Legacy—Susan Denniston, Kelly Knight, Anne Plaisance, Lorraine Sullivan 
South Shore Art Center
Cohasset, MA

Legacy, in this exhibition, is anything handed down from the past, as from our ancestors or our predecessors. It is our woven lives and stories heard, discovered, lived, remembered and imagined. We are all shaped by our unique history and genetic legacy. These four female artists keenly recognize and share a reverence for this inheritance along with their imagined one, their dreamed one and their experienced one.

This legacy forms the very character of a person and these women use it to inform their work. They use tools and craft associated with women’s work and objects associated with home, children and motherhood. Their art reaches inside themselves and then beautifully and sensitively stretches out across time and space to contemplate the universal inheritance of others. Each woman, in her own way, makes art that dignifies life and lives, giving recognition to the untold, hidden secrets and forgotten memories, as pure material for storytelling and transmission.

Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday 10 – 4, Sunday 12 – 4

Correction – breakfast on Thursday at 9:30

Correction – breakfast is Thursday 3/23 at 9:30. Please disregard previous post.

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