AUGUST 12 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Reception:  Friday, August 15, 5 until 7pm

Featuring the 2014 SAQA Traveling Trunk Show.  This is SAQA’s third Trunk Show. Curated by Eileen Doughty, it wsaqa logoas designed to showcase SAQA’s diversity of talent and its mission to “promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.”



SUSAN BRUBAKER KNAPP- A fiber artist, designer, author, and teacher. Quilting started as a hobby, but turned into a passion and a business. Susan now teaches nationally and internationally, host “Quilting Arts TV,” and have produced numerous patterns, two books, and four workshops on DVD.

Her work has been featured in several national magazines, and in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 Quilting Arts Calendars and the 2012 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar. It has graced the covers of two issues of Quilting Arts magazine. I am the author of two books – Point, Click, Quilt! Turn Your Photos into Fabulous Fabric Art (C&T Publishing, 2011), and Applique Petal Party (C&T Publishing, 2009).


LYRIC KINARD –  Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award winning artist, author, and educator who transforms cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creatives in the classroom.

Lyric was recognized for her talents as the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year and is the author of the book Art + Quilt: design principles and creativity exercises. She has written extensively for Quilting Arts Magazine, appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and has two DVD Workshops, Surface Design Sampler Platter, and Bead It Like You Mean It. She has studied with many well-known textile artists around the country and continues to expand her skills in the area of surface design. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah and has also formally studied music and architecture. She currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and some of their five children.


SONDRA DORN.  Sondra is a studio artist living in Asheville, North Carolina. She received her MFA from the University of Washington in 1996. Following graduate school, Dorn went on to a one year Artist in Residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and then a three-year Artist in residence at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. She was also a CORE fellowship student at Penland between the years 1992 through 1994.

Dorn shows her work in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions and has taught workshops at Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She is a member in the Southern Highlands Craft Guild and Handmade in America.

BETH ANDREWS lives near Greenville, SC, and works as a fiber artist. She is a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild.  Beth was introduced to sewing as a very small child. It began with special dresses made for me by her  mother and my grandmother — and a quilt made from the scraps of all those special dresses. Fabric touches those deep places: family, love, nurture, creativity, and beauty.


KATHERINE LEE.  “The way things look has always excited me.  I see designs and patterns everywhere and want to create my own to add to them.  My favorite art teacher, (at St Mary’s College, University of Durham, UK) sent me on a “shapes and colors” quest as a student, and I have been pursuing it ever since.  My career turned me into an educator, teaching Modern Dance –  another genre of designs and patterns in time and energy as well as space.  But, finally, I can return to my first love, the visual arts.

Designing the world around me has always been my passion.  Today, I work with collage using techniques that include fiber, found objects, and acrylic paint.  My current interest in silk painting arises out of my love for wearable art.”




BETH BAILEY.  Beth came from Tennessee to Morganton North Carolina to find employment as an art teacher more than 30 years ago and has taught or been involved in the arts ever since.

Her introduction to art quilts is relatively new, but she has wasted no time in promoting her new venture. She has co-curated a fiber and clay art show at Mesh Gallery with Courtney Long, and put together a fiber art show at the City Hall with Kristie Steiner. She has facilitated two local workshops on landscape quilting at the Rock Scholl in Valdese.

“I love composing in the style of impressionists’ painters using cloth. The colors, patterns and variations of hand dyed and batik fabrics offer a splendid palette with subtle tones and variations that add depth and interest, pulling the viewer in.”

Her work has been shown in Galleries in Asheville and Blowing Rock. She received an honorable mention at the Old Rock School Open Art Contest.   Beth is a member of the local Artist Collective Group.  She serves on the Old Rock School Art Foundation and the Burke Arts Council Board of Directors.


SUSAN McRAE  Susan began her lifelong love affair with fiber when she started sewing doll clothes at the age of six.  She moved on to weaving at age 19 and never looked back. These days you can find her at her knitting and weaving shop OSuzannah’s Yarn on Union in downtown Morganton.


SUZANNE McMAHON- Suzanne made her first quilt out of scrap squares for my parents about 25 years ago. They bundled up, kept warm, and wore it to shreds. Over time, she kept sewing quilts as a hobby and began selling them in shops in North Carolina. Every room in her house is decorated with quilts she has made based on inspirations from different travels.

“I hope you’ll check out my blog on the “welcome” section of facebook or visit my blog.”