Martha Sielman - Art Quilts

I am the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) 

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SAQA's 2015 Benefit Auction will begin September 18, 2015 - come and check out these amazing works of art!

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 Masters Art Quilts volume 1 coverNatural World

Masters Art Quilts Volume 2    

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  Art Quilt Portfolio People and Portraits cover

"Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits" was released in April 2013.  It is available in the SAQA Bookstore.  All sale proceeds go to support SAQA's exhibition programs.  A matching exhibition, "People and Portraits" premiered at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and was exhibited at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange and at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK. It will next be traveling to the Regina Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, New York (October 1 - December 20, 2015).

"Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World" (Lark, 2012 $24.95) is available in the SAQA Bookstore. All sale proceeds go to support SAQA's exhibition programs.  A matching exhibition, "The Natural World," was shown at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

The exhibition "Masters 2," one work by each of these master artists, was exhibited at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts and at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, Florida.   It recently completed its travels through the American Quilter's Society shows in Phoenix Arizona, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Paducah, Kentucky, Charlotte, North Carolina, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Des Moines, Iowa.


Portraits in Cloth

My article on "Creating Realistic Portraits" is included in this from Quilting Arts magazine.  You can order copies from the Interweave Store.


I was pleased to be one of the jurors for Swarovski Crystal's "CREATE YOUR STYLE" Art Quilting Contest. 

I was the juror for "Florida in Fabric II" exhibition, sponsored by the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.

"New England Quilt Museum has been fortunate to have Martha Sielman present programs for our members and attendees several times over the past few years and each time she has delighted the audience with a well-organized, entertaining, and witty talk.  Although one can tell that Martha takes great care in piecing together her presentations, the delivery is always natural and relaxed—she doesn’t “read” a lecture.  When discussing an art quilt, Martha has the ability to help others notice the art and craft of the piece and see things that they may otherwise have missed were it not for her insightful guidance.  Even those familiar with art quilts—the choir listening to the preacher--come away with a new appreciation of the subject matter!"

--Connie Colom Barlow, Executive Director
New England Quilt Museum