I am retiring as your rep and I would like to introduce Kate Lenkowski, Indiana’s new SAQA representative. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate has written about quilts and fiber art for several national journals and magazines. These include Surface Design Journal, Fiberarts, the online edition of AmericanStyle, and the website of the Studio Art Quilt Associates.
She wrote Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide, which was published in 2008. In 2009, she was an adjunct lecturer in the textile program at Indiana University, teaching a class on pieced construction. In that year, she also gave public lectures at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC and Baylor University in Waco, Texas on the subject of textile traditions in contemporary quilt art. While keeping abreast of developments in contemporary quilts, living in close proximity to Indiana University has enabled the author to continue her education in art history. In 2011, she was invited to give the prestigious Burk Lecture by the Art History Department of Indiana University. In 2011 and 2012 she served as a juror for two nationally known, competitive exhibits: Form not Function in New Albany, Indiana and Quilt Visions 2012 in San Diego, California.
A quiltmaker and recipient of several awards at the Indiana State Fair in the 1990s for early work, Kate’s quilts now appear in both public and private settings. A Call to Service honors the work of volunteers in America and is exhibited at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Corporation for National and Community Service. For Everything There Is a Season hangs at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel, Indiana.
Studio Art Quilt Associates Surface Design Association Alliance for American Quilts Fiber Art Study Group, Washington, D.C. Charm Club, a group of quiltmakers who exhibit their work together Textile Society of America.
I am working on the regional show at IQF in Cincinnati and hope to see you there.