Category Archives: Studio Art Quilt Associates

Catherine Whall Smith . . . admits she has a lot of BIAS!

“Hay . . . Keep Your Distance #6” – needed a lot of BIAS binding and a REAL name – so because of the scissor images in one of the fabrics – (see detail below) it has been named “Cutting … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . “Where’s Hillary and “Here’s Hillary”- where are they now!

Before the 2008 Election, I started working on a piece that I thought would celebrate the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democrats Presidential candidate. History changed my focus when Barack Obama became the nominee. Thus the completed piece shown … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is counting the Days – how about YOU!

Yes, I’m counting the days till the 2020 Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. on-line auction. This annual Benefit Auction is SAQA’s premiere fundraising event! All proceeds support SAQA’s exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, your purchase helps increase the … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is ready to Rejoice, Relax, and Rejuvenate!

Rejoice! Yep, after about 6 MONTHS, I finished “Hay . . . Keep Your Distance” #12 . The graphic typewriters remind me that after I take a little time to Relax it is time to start working on a 2021 … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . in the garden waiting for the “LOCUSTS to COME”!

Really, Not Really – LOCUSTS! Shortly after getting our electric power back I received an email from our First Selectman Bill Rose, indicating that now we needed to be on the look out for mosquitoes carrying the eastern equine encephalitis … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . wonders when will I be able to pick up my Art at MMOA and the Hartford Framing Gallery.

So, as many of you have experienced a lot of museums, galleries, and art shows have been either cancelled, gone virtual, or put on hold.  I still have pieces from my “Transfusion” series in two temporarily closed locations in CT.  … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares the virtual Fiber Art in the Local Color #4 “Rails, Roads, Trails” show.

As previously posted the 2020 SAQACT Local Color Show – “Rails, Roads, Trails” – at the Windsor Art Center scheduled for March 21 – May 2nd, 2020 has been postponed until further notice. The shows curators: Clara Nartey, Kathy Baglioni, … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares “Thread Count” – Opening Day!

Opening day  – https://www.instagram.com/p/B7wVuFwJ6AL/ – post from the Hartford Fine Art & Framing Gallery;  “What a great turnout!!! “Thread Count” had it’s opening reception on Saturday and it was a massive success!! Thank you so much Clara Nartey, Kate Themel, … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is sharing an update on “Transformation/Blue Blood”

On December 22, 2018, I posted the pending birth of “Transformation/ Blue Blood”. This piece has been somewhat of a struggle. Pictured below, I’ve started to cut the lines that will be machine stitched into the piece;Next comes the laying of … Continue reading

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Catherine Whall Smith . . . is doing a little “Plein Air” quilting!

During the past few weeks I have kept busy in my studio finishing the top for the “Explorations: Journeys in Creativity” show. Since my unique hand quilting techniques were selected to share through journaling my process, I had to first … Continue reading

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