This page lists past activities and accomplishments of CQA, including "Exhibitions," "Publications, "and various "Public Conferences, Lectures, & Symposia."

See other pages on this site for a History of CQA and "About CQA Members' Work."


Note: Find images of all quilt exhibits from 2001 forward on our Exhibitions Gallery page.

Patchwork Design 2016
                São Paolo, Brazil  March 10-12, 2016
                Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  March 31 - April 1, 2016
Cutting Edge: Art Quilts in Washington
                Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA. April 16 - August 21, 2016

CQA show at Northwest Quilt Expo
                Portland, Oregon,  September 24-26, 2015
Revealing the Hidden
                LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner, WA. April 1 - June 28, 2015
Patchwork Design 2015
                São Paolo, Brazil  March 12-14, 2015
                Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  March 26-28, 2015

                National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky  November 21, 2014-February 23, 2015

Patchwork Design 2014
                São Paolo, Brazil  March 20-22, 2014
                Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  April 24-26, 2014

                Mighty Tieton Center, Tieton, WA.  May 25-July 14, 2013
Patchwork Design 2013
                São Paolo, Brazil  March 14-16, 2013
                Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  April 25-27, 2013

               Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, WA.  March 20-June 20, 2012
The Next 50: Illuminating Today's Challenges, Imagining Tomorrow's Possibilities
                International Pavilion at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA.  September 22-October 21,2012
Airport Solo Shows
                Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, WA.  March 20-June 20, 2012

Enumclaw City Hall
                Enumclaw City Hall, Enumclaw, WA.  October 5-November 2011
25 Years of Art Quilting by CQA
                Northwest Quilt Expo, Portland, OR. September 22-24, 2011
Twenty Five at Twenty Five
               Association of Pacific West Quilters at the Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma. WA  This               special exhibit celebrates CQA’s Twenty-fifth Anniversary. August 26-28, 2011.
                Lynnwood Library, Lynnwood, WA.  July 8 – August 11, 2011
Chance Encounters
                Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA.  January 10 – July 31, 2011
Blue Heron Gallery
                Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA  February 4 – 25, 2011
From the Ground up
                Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, WA.  December 3, 2010 – January 28, 2011.
Threads of Conversation
                University  House, Issaquah, WA. March 8 – July 11, 2010
Redefining a Material World
                University Unitarian Church, Seattle, WA.   April 4 – May 7, 2010
Beyond Convention
                Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA.  Jan. 16-April 5, 2010
                Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA.  April 7 – June 1, 2010
From Text to Textiles: A Collaborative Art Show.
                Cancer Lifeline Center, Seattle, WA.  October 12 – Jan 8, 2010
Border to Border
                Road to California Quilters’ Conference and Showcase
                Ontario, CA. January 15-18, 2009
Out and About
                University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
                January 12- March 1, 2009
                Edmonds Library and Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds, WA
                May 1- June 13, 2009
Holiday Show
                Arts Council of Snohomish County at the Monte Cristo Hotel, Everett , WA.  Nov 12 – Dec                21, 2009
Beyond the Block
                Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA.  Nov. 12- Dec 31, 2009

Stitched and Bound
                Sammamish Library, Sammamish, WA, Oct 14, 2008 – January 10, 2009
Fabric of Life
                A joint project with the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters to raise funds to            support the Heré Jé Center in Mali, Africa. Venues to be determined.
                Upfront [art], 48 Front Street N., Issaquah, WA, April 2008
                University of Washington Medical Center, Sky Light Gallery, Seattle, WA. January 2008

Peripheral Visions
                The Depot Arts Center, Anacortes, WA.  December 2007
Evolution of the Art Quilt
                Washington State Museum of History, Tacoma, WA. September – December 2007
Coming of Age: Celebrating the Contemporary QuiltArt Association’s 20th Anniversary
                Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA.  January – March 2007

The Uncommon Thread
                Blue Heron Gallery on Vashon, WA October 2006
Ebb and Flow
                Penn Cove Pottery. Whidbey Island, WA. July 2006
Quilt. Fiber. Art.
                Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA. April – May 2006

Winter’s Warmth
                Penn Cove Pottery. Whidbey Island, WA. November 2005 - January 2006
Water’s Edge
                Seattle Aquarium.  Seattle, WA.  October 2005 - January 2006
Summer Breezes
                Penn Cove Pottery. Whidbey Island, WA.  July - August 2005
World View: Social Justice and Social Causes
                Gilmartin Gallery, University Unitarian Church, Seattle, WA. May -June 2005 Trinity             Church, Seattle, WA. October 2005
Visual Verse: Collaborations in Poetry and Art; Juried by Michael James and Hilda Raz. Hoffman               Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR. July 2004 University Place Art           Center, Lincoln, NE.  February 2005 La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner, WA. May - July            2006 The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO. August - October 2006 Lewis -Clark                 State College, Center for Arts and History, Lewiston, ID, November -December 2006                Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. January – March 2008

Imagination Takes Wing
                Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA. July - September 2004,
                Penn Cove Pottery. Whidbey Island, WA. December 2004 – January 2005
New Dimensions in Fiber
                Northview Gallery at Portland Community College, Portland, OR.
                October 22 – December 22, 2004
Art Quilts on the Ridge
                Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA. July - August 2004

Art Quilts and Costumes
                Joint show with Seattle Opera Costume Shop. North Seattle Community College, Seattle.       WA. October 2003
Visual Verse: Collaborations in Poetry and Art
                All entries displayed for members only at the University Child Development School, Seattle,                WA. October 2003

Poetry in Translation: Gifts to GoldMountain
                Seattle Asian Art Museum, Activity Room, Seattle, WA. October 2002. Edmonds Conference                 Center, Edmonds, WA. May - July 2005
Small Works
                La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner, WA. January - March 2002

                Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, WA. September-October 2001 Mercer Island         Congregational Church, Seattle, WA. April-May 2001

Full Flight
                Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. SeaTac, WA. March - September 2000

In Good Voice
                North Central Washington Museum Skybridge Gallery, Wenatchee, WA. October - December 1999
Personal Exchanges
                Mercer Island Congregational Church, Mercer Island, WA. April - May, 1999

Form and Freedom
                Special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas Oct. 1998

Quilts in Reformation; juried by Vicki Halper, Associate Curator of Modern Art at Seattle Art   Museum. Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA. October - December 1997
                Gilmartin Gallery, University Unitarian Church, Seattle, WA. Sept.1997
On the Edge: Northwest Quilt Art; juried by Lloyd Herman, Director Emeritus of the Renwick   Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Museum of the American Quilterʹs Society,     Paducah, KY. May - September 1997
                Gilmartin Gallery, University Unitarian Church, Seattle, WA. Feb.1997

Quilts at the ArtCenter
                Seattle Pacific University Gallery, Seattle, WA. July - August 1996 Spur of the Moment               Mesolini & Amici Gallery, Seattle. WA. April - May 1996
The Contemporary Quilt
                Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA. January - March 1996

Non-Stop Northwest
                American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA. September - November 1995.
Northwest Art Quilt
                Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. February - April 1995

New Work: Makers, Methods, Meaning
                Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA September - December
Private Altitude
                April - November 1994 in the following venues Tacoma Little Theater, Tacoma, WA Nordic                 Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

The Difference Project
                Seattle Pacific University Gallery, Seattle. WA. October - November 1993 Lynnwood Public Library, Lynnwood, WA. April - May 1993
The Art of the Quilt
                Washington Center for Performing Arts, Olympia, WA. January - February 1993

Edmonds Art Festival Gallery and Edmonds Library, Edmonds, WA. September 1992 Tri-Cities         Quilt Show, Richland, WA. April 1992

By Design: the Quilt as Art
                Seattle Center Pavilion, coinciding with Folklife Festival, Seattle. WA. May - June 1991

New Pieces
                Gallery, Berkeley, CA. November 1990 In the Beginning, Seattle. WA. January - February       1990

Piece by Piece: Contemporary Quilts
                Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA. March -April 1989

A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle. Seattle, WA. September -October 1988 Gutcheon Patchwork             Gallery, New York, NY. October 1988

Contemporary Quilts
                Edmonds Art Festival Gallery, Edmonds, WA. October 1987

Fine Art Quilts: Work by Artists of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association. Fiber Studio Press. 1997.

Skills from School in Art: A Curriculum Guide Integrating Quilts in the Classroom, by Stephanie Randall Cooper, Kathleen M. OʹHanlon, and Lindi Wood, published by CQA in October 1994 in conjunction with our exhibition at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.

FiberArts magazine, Summer 2004, Visual Verse by Sunita Patterson

Contemporary QuiltArt Association: 20th Anniversary. Published by the Contemporary QuiltArt Association, a catalog of five CQA exhibitions, 2008

Public Conferences, Lectures, & Symposia
QuiltArt Symposium and 30th anniversary celebration. Speakers: Sandra Sider, Cathy Izzo, and Kris Sazaki. Washington State Museum of History, Tacoma, WA. April 16, 2016.
Evolution of an Artist: Directions and Development. Speakers: Robert Shaw, Barbara Lee Smith, Cynthia Corbin, Michael Monroe, Erika Carter, Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer, Jill Nordfors Clark, and Karen Soma. Washington State Museum of History, Tacoma, WA October, 2007
Working to Commission, lecture by Lucy Goffin, fiber artist, co-sponsored with the Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, September 2005
ArtBeat, Portland Community College, Portland, OR. May 2004
Collaboration – Transformation, a lecture by Michael James and Hilda Raz, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA. October 2003.
Visual Verse:
Ann Batchelor Hursey and friends – reading and slide show of some Visual Verse collaborations. Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. April 2003 University Child Development School, work with art teacher to present poetry and how it can inspire quilt art. Seattle, WA, October 2003 Co-sponsored (with the Northwest Designer Craftsmen) a lecture by Nancy Erickson, quilt artist, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA May 2003
Weaving Word and Image – Poet and Painter Collaborations, lecture by Chick Chickadel and Dennis Evans, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA. October 2002.
Bridging Two Worlds: Taking Our Private Art Public, Bastyr University, Seattle, WA. October 1998.
Lecture by Nancy Crow cosponsored with the Bellevue Art Museum to coincide with the traveling 1993 traveling Quilt National show.
Difference: Fuel for Creation, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA. October 1993.