Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Breaking New Ground --
Symposium, Tour & Workshops
Co-Sponsored by Surface Design Association and Studio Art Quilt Associates

Breaking New Ground
Symposium, Tour & Workshops
Co-sponsored by Surface Design Association and Studio Art Quilt Associates
April 5 - 9, 2008

Download the complete Conference Brochure
or just the Registration Form (page 7 of the brochure) [PDF]

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
Website: wayneart.org

April 5–Symposium: keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, trunk show
April 6–Tour of several textile exhibits in the Philadelphia area
April 7-9–Choice of seven 3-day workshops, 9 am - 4 pm each day

Trunk Show
April 5, Saturday, 5-6:30 pm

Works from symposium participants available for viewing and purchase. If you would like to rent trunk show space, the fee is $50 (table and chair provided) – see Registration
Form for details.


Susan Brandeis
Living a Creative Life

Michael James
Making ‘Making’Matter

Judith James
Change Is Good

April 6, Sunday, 9 am– 5 pm

A bus tour of five Philadelphia venues showing fiber art is included in symposium registration:

Snyderman-Works Gallery
6th International Fiber Biennial

Gross McLeaf Gallery
Emily Richardson, Stitched Quilts

Fabric Workshop and Museum tour

The Design Center at Philadelphia University
Susie Brandt, Rummage

Crane Arts Building, The Hall
showing Libbie Soffer’s installation

Dianne Hricko studio showing printed silks and more


  1. Ever Green: thinking Green in materials and studio

  2. Textile Currents: gallery owners, curators, editors speaking about what they see and look for

  3. To Hang or Not to Hang: innovative hanging and presentation solutions

  4. Unblocking Creative Blocks: making themost of studio time

  5. Breaking into NewMarkets: finding new niches

  6. Collector Inside Us: why collect? Living with art; conservation; legacy

  7. Getting From“Oh, God” To “Ah-ha!”: some tools for creativity

  8. Making The Unseen Seen: promoting and publishing work

  9. Digital Approaches: digital age impact on textiles

  10. Shibori: A UniqueWorld of Pattern

  11. Printing with Found Objects

  12. Whole Cloth Compositions

  13. Experimental Layers: Stiffening, Collage, and Photo Transfers with Paper and Fabric

  14. Digital Approaches

  15. Color and Drawing

  16. Creative Dyer


$235 Symposium, lunch, trunk show on April 5 and bus tour on April 6
$50 Trunk show space rental – table and chair provided
$245 April 7-9 Workshop, plus materials fees paid directly to the instructor

Must be a member of SDA (surfacedesign.org) or SAQA (saqa.org) to attend.

Membership Fees if NOT a current member

$50.00 SAQA 1 year membership
$25.00 SAQA 1 year Student membership (must include a copy of Student ID)
$50.00 SDA 1 year membership
$30.00 SDA 1 year Student membership (must include a copy of Student ID)

Cancellation Policy: up to March 1 full refund, March 1-20 half refund, after
March 21 no refund (We encourage you to find a substitute).

Suzie Liles
Event Coordinator
PO Box 5167
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Phone: (541) 913-9512
email: suzie@weaverscabin.com