Catherine Whall Smith . . . welcomes in 2022!

Happy New Year 2022! Off to a great start – spent many hours in my studio in 2021 – finished the top of “Transfusion . . . Back Pain” which means I have alot of meditative hand stitching time ahead of me. Only to be interrupted by visiting some up-coming shows.

1 – A new exhibit is opening at the Guilford Art Center on February 4. The exhibit consists of thirty-five pieces of fiber art created by twenty-two members of the Connecticut Region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The theme of this exhibit is “A Connecticut Welcome”

The pieces on display range from scenes of Connecticut, to people or events that welcome you in, to images or words that create a feeling of welcome or offer ideas of how to explore Connecticut. Each work was selected, or juried into the exhibit, by Anna Patalano, a painter with degrees from both Yale University School of Art and Tyler School of Art. The artists range from internationally known fiber artists to first-time exhibitors. The Local Color: A Connecticut Welcome color catalog is on sale now via Amazon. LOCAL COLOR: A Connecticut Welcome: An Exhibition of Fiber Art by Members of SAQA, Connecticut Region: Themel, Kate: 9798787283044: Books

SAQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote art quilts – “creative visual works that are layered and stitched or that reference this form of stitched layered structure”. SAQA has over 4000 members – artists, curators, collectors and art professionals – from all over the world; 122 of them participate in the Connecticut Region. To learn more about SAQA go to

“Essential Worker” (40 x 30) by Clara Nartey
can be seen in LC#5

2 – The Mattatuck Museum Waterbury CT – “Mix Master at the Matt” Member show My piece”Waiting for What” has been juried into this show. OPENING January 30th, 1 – 3 p.m. closes March 6th, 2022.

3 – Art Quilt Elements 2022 Art Quilt Elements 2022 – Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA March 27-April 30, 2022. My piece “Cut, Sew, Stitch” – Transfusion #8 is included in this Exhibit.

4 – Chaplin Town Library – In support of Chaplin’s Bicentennial year 2022, each month I will display a quilt with information on one of the historic homes on Chaplin Street, Chaplin, CT. See below for January’s quilt – “The Molly Hubbard Quilt”. HOURS: Monday 10AM-6PM; Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday – CLOSED; Wednesday 10AM – 6PM; Friday 2PM – 6PM; Saturday 10AM – 1PM.

“Molly Hubbard” home in Chaplin , Connecticut
“Molly Hubbard” quilt on display at the Chaplin Public Library

So what are you welcoming in this year? Oh and don’t forget that mask.

Smith Stitch Studio . . .

About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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1 Response to Catherine Whall Smith . . . welcomes in 2022!

  1. Cathey LaBonte says:

    I always look forward to seeing what you are up to!!

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