Résumé of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association

CQA has as a goal bringing art quilts to larger audiences.  While individual CQA artists have success in exhibiting their work, CQA has sought venues and activities to highlight its work as a group. This page lists past activities and accomplishments of CQA.  Also see a History of CQA. Find images of all quilt exhibits from 2001 forward on our Exhibitions Gallery page.

Exhibitions

2017  Patchwork Design 2017, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil
  Coming of Age II, Seattle City Hall, Seattle, Washington
  Light Show, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky
2016 Patchwork Design 2016, Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo, Brazil
  Cutting Edge: Art Quilts in Washington, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington
2015  CQA Special Exhibit at Northwest Quilt Expo, Portland, Oregon
  Revealing the Hidden, LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner, Washington
  Patchwork Design 2015, Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo, Brazil
2014 Motion, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky
  Patchwork Design 2014, Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo, Brazil
2013 Salsa!, Mighty Tieton Center, Tieton, Washington
  Patchwork Design 2013, Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo, Brazil
2012 Journeys,Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, Washington
  The Next 50: Illuminating Today's Challenges, Imagining Tomorrow's Possibilities,
International Pavilion at Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
  Airport Solo Shows, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, Washington
2011  Enumclaw City Hall, Enumclaw, Washington
  25 Years of Art Quilting by CQA, Northwest Quilt Expo, Portland, Oregon
  Twenty Five at Twenty Five, Association of Pacific West Quilters at the Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, Washington. Celebrating 25th Anniversary of CQA
  Possibilities, Lynnwood Library, Lynnwood, Washington
  Chance Encounters, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, Washington
  Blue Heron Gallery, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, Washington
2010 From the Ground Up, Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, Washington
  Threads of Conversation, University House, Issaquah, Washington
  Redefining a Material World, University Unitarian Church, Seattle, Washington
  Beyond Convention, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington
  From Text to Textiles: A Collaborative Art Show, Cancer Lifeline Center, Seattle, Washington
2009 Border to Border, Road to California Quilters' Conference and Showcase, Ontario, California
  Out and About, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
  Lookout, Edmonds Library and Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds, Washington
  Holiday Show, Arts Council of Snohomish County at the Monte Cristo Hotel, Everett, Washington
  Beyond the Block, Seattle City Hall, Seattle, Washington
2008 Stitched and Bound, Sammamish Library, Sammamish, Washington
  Fabric of Life, a joint project with the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters to raise funds to support the Heré Jé Center in Mali, Africa
   ZARZUELA, University of Washington Medical Center, Sky Light Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2007 Peripheral Visions, The Depot Arts Center, Anacortes, Washington
  Evolution of the Art Quilt, Washington State Museum of History, Tacoma, Washington
  Coming of Age: Celebrating the Contemporary QuiltArt Association 20th Anniversary, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington
2006 The Uncommon Thread, Blue Heron Gallery on Vashon, Washington
  Ebb and Flow, Penn Cove Pottery. Whidbey Island, Washington
  Quilt. Fiber. Art.Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, Washington
2005 Winter's Warmth, Penn Cove Pottery, Whidbey Island, Washington
  Water's Edge, Seattle Aquarium.  Seattle, Washington
  Summer Breezes, Penn Cove Pottery, Whidbey Island, Washington
  World View: Social Justice and Social Causes, University Unitarian Church and Trinity Church, Seattle, Washington
  Visual Verse: Collaborations in Poetry and Art, juried by Michael James and Hilda Raz.  Hoffman  Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon;  4 University Place Art Center, Lincoln, Nebraska; La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner, Washington (2006); The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado (2006); Lewis and Clark State College, Center for Arts and History, Lewiston, Idaho (2006); and Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (2008)
2004  Imagination Takes Wing, Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington and Penn Cove Pottery, Whidbey Island, Washington
  New Dimensions in Fiber, Northview Gallery at Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon
  Art Quilts on the Ridge, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2003 Art Quilts and Costumes, Joint show with Seattle Opera Costume Shop. North Seattle Community College, Seattle
  Visual Verse: Collaborations in Poetry and Art, All entries displayed for members only at the University Child Development School, Seattle, Washington
2002 Poetry in Translation: Gits to Gold Mountain, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Activity Room, Seattle, and Edmonds Conference Center, Edmonds, Washington
  Small Works, La Conner Quilt Museum, LaConner, Washington
2001 Rituals, Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, and Mercer Island Congregational Church, Mercer Island, Washington
2000 Full Flight, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, SeaTac, Washington
1999 In Good Voice, North Central Washington Museum Skybridge Gallery, Wenatchee, Washington
  Personal Exchanges, Mercer Island Congregational Church, Mercer Island, Washington
1998 Form and Freedom, Special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
1997 Quilts in Reformation, juried by Vicki Halper, Associate Curator of Modern Art at Seattle Art   Museum, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  Reflections, Gilmartin Gallery, University Unitarian Church, Seattle, Washington
  On the Edge: Northwest Quilt Art, juried by Lloyd Herman, Director Emeritus of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of the American Quilterʹs Society, Paducah, Kentucky
  Illumination, Gilmartin Gallery, University Unitarian Church, Seattle, Washington
1996 Quilts at the ArtCenter, Seattle Pacific University Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  Spur of the Moment, Mesolini & Amici Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  The Contemporary Quilt, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, Washington
1995  Non-Stop Northwest, American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, California
  Northwest Art Quilt, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
1994 New Work: Makers, Methods, Meaning, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington
  Private Altitude, Tacoma Little Theater, Tacoma, Washington; Washington Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington; and Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
1993 The Difference Project, Seattle Pacific University Gallery, Seattle, Washington; and Lynnwood Public Library, Lynnwood, Washington
  The Art of the Quilt, Washington Center for Performing Arts, Olympia, Washington
1992 Exhibits at Edmonds Art Festival Gallery and Edmonds Library, Edmonds, and Tri-Cities Quilt Show, Richland, Washington
1991 By Design: the Quilt as Art, Seattle Center Pavilion, coinciding with Folklife Festival, Seattle, Washington
1990 New Pieces, Gallery, Berkeley, California; and In the Beginning, Seattle, Washington
1989 Piece by Piece: Contemporary Quilts, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1988 Exhibits at A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, Washington and Gutcheon Patchwork Gallery, New York, New York.
1987 Contemporary Quilts, Edmonds Art Festival Gallery, Edmonds, Washington

 

Publications


Fine Art Quilts: Work by Artists of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association. Fiber Studio Press, 1997.

Skills from School in Art: A Curriculum Guide Integrating Quilts in the Classroom, by Stephanie Randall Cooper, Kathleen M. OʹHanlon, and Lindi Wood, published by CQA in October 1994 in conjunction with our exhibition at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.

FiberArts magazine, Summer 2004, Visual Verse by Sunita Patterson

Contemporary QuiltArt Association: 20th Anniversary. Published by the Contemporary QuiltArt Association, a catalog of five CQA exhibitions, 2008

 

Public Conferences, Lectures, & Symposia

 

2016  QuiltArt Symposium and 30th anniversary celebration. Speakers: Sandra Sider, Cathy Izzo, and Kris Sazaki. Washington State Museum of History, Tacoma, Washington   
2007 Evolution of an Artist: Directions and Development. Speakers: Robert Shaw, Barbara Lee Smith, Cynthia Corbin, Michael Monroe, Erika Carter, Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer, Jill Nordfors Clark, and Karen Soma. Washington State Museum of History, Tacoma, Washington
2005 Working to Commission, lecture by Lucy Goffin, fiber artist, co-sponsored with the Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
2004 ArtBeat, Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon
2003 Collaboration – Transformation, a lecture by Michael James and Hilda Raz, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
  Visual Verse:
Ann Batchelor Hursey and friends – reading and slide show of some Visual Verse collaborations. Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.  University Child Development School, work with art teacher to present poetry and how it can inspire quilt art. Seattle, Washington.   Co-sponsored (with the Northwest Designer Craftsmen) a lecture by Nancy Erickson, quilt artist, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
2002 Weaving Word and Image – Poet and Painter Collaborations, lecture by Chick Chickadel and Dennis Evans, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
1998 Bridging Two Worlds: Taking Our Private Art Public, Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington
1995 Lecture by Nancy Crow cosponsored with the Bellevue Art Museum to coincide with the traveling 1993 traveling Quilt National show.
1993 Difference: Fuel for Creation, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington

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