We continue our feature on quilts from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) exhibit, Layered & Stitched: Fifty Years of Innovation, as featured at the Texas Quilt Museum. The exhibit is described as:

Studio Art Quilt Associates presents Layered & Stitched: Fifty Years of Innovation at the Texas Quilt Museum in Galleries I and III. These studio art quilts, dating from 1968 to 2016, represent the extraordinary range of talented artists working in contemporary quilt art. Featuring a balance of abstract and representational styles, Layered & Stitched includes several foreign artists, with a wide geographic distribution of makers in general. The curatorial vision of this exhibition embraces diversity and excellence, including three-dimensional works. Juried by Nancy Bavor, Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles; Martha Sielman, Executive Director of SAQA; and Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, who says, "Jurying this spectacular exhibition was one of the highlights of my career! It is an amazing show of historic significance."

The exhibit has also been collected in a companion book as well, titled Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation by Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Martha Sielman, and edited by Sandra Sider. The book is described as:

Published by Schiffer Books, Art Quilts Unfolding offers full-color images of 400 masterpieces along with engaging interviews and profiles of 58 influential artists, key leaders, important events, and significant collections. Organized by decade, an additional 182 international artists' works are featured.
An introduction by Janet Koplos, former senior editor of Art in America, and a conclusion by Ulysses Grant Dietz, emeritus chief curator of the Newark Museum, help us to understand the impact and the future of the art.
The exhibit will be on display at:
(Due to the current situation around the country, dates for the exhibit have changed.)
Ross Art Museum, Delaware, Ohio: May 14, 2021 - July 2, 2021
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: October 10, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Please enjoy the twelfth quilt from the exhibition by Lisa Kijak.

Title of Quilt: Bridge Motel

Quilter's Name: Lisa Kijak

Photos by Mary Kay Davis

#8 Jenell H 2020-06-08 13:44
Wow! What an awesome realistic quilt!
#7 kd.stitches 2020-06-07 21:49
Wow! This is really quilt ART! I agree, it's wonderful to see a work in which fabric is the visual medium, not just an underlying canvas. It's also a beautiful rendering of the theme.
#6 Andrea G 2020-06-07 17:31
This is one of the most stunning art quilts I’ve ever seen!
Congratulations on your accomplishment.
#5 Bethelbee 2020-06-07 15:14
Wonderful quilt!!! Great use of just fabric!!
#4 Chris K. 2020-06-07 14:31
Incredibly realistic!
#3 Debby P 2020-06-07 10:06
I agree with Leafy, it is more impressive because only fabrics were used! I would love to see the photo it was based on. What a beautiful job!
#2 Suzanna Moore 2020-06-07 09:08
Amazing representation, you nailed it!
#1 leafy 2020-06-07 07:33
Cool! It is so nice to see a quilt artist rely on fabric, not paint, to create an image. This is a much more challenging method than just painting in the details. You've made an amazing quilt that, because of this, isn't just beautiful at a distance -- fabric surprises give it added interest close-up! Those neon tubes are especially impressive. Good job!
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