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X-Scape back from three-year tour 


  • In the landmark art quilt exhibition Text Messaging, X--Scape has finishing its tour and is now ready to find a home.  
  • ​The exhibition was the first theme exhibition regarding text messages, ,and has thus found another place in modern quiltart history. 

Salli McQuaid:X-Scape #127, full.




 LAUGHING dragon gallery art quilts by salli mc quaid - news

Salli McQuaid,Detail from: #127:​X-Scape, 25"w x60"h, 2013 

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Whitman College Quilt Art Exhibition


Artist Salli McQuaid has been invited to show work in a group quilt art exhibition that will take place in the Fall, 2018, at the prestigious Whitman College Sheehan Art Gallery, Walla Walla, Washington. The exhibition will be curated by Daniel Forbes, Gallery Director and Art professor. He will be assisted in the decision-making process by other members of the College academic staff.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​McQuaid has moved into her newly designed and extended studio, as the construction is now complete.

The studio features professional lighting and industrial-style fans, and faces north towards an alfalfa farm.

Basically, it is two rooms separated by bulletin-board like sliding doors.The doors double as boards for ideas and/or design walls, in addition to another large wall totally devoted to design or professional photographing of the work. When the doors are closed, they allow for viewing the work in progress as well as photographing it from a distance.

The dual studio contains two closets for storage of fabrics and threads respectively, as well as numerous other cubbies and shelves for materials and small equipment. A new, custom-designed ergonomic fold-out cutting table and a thread organization cabinet were also added. One "room" in the studio is essentially devoted to a 12-foot computer- or hand- driven quilting machine. The other is for sewing, cutting, and embroidery work.