Member Events

Deb Cashatt – Pieced Stories

Bay Quilts

5327 Jacuzzi St Suite 3-C
Richmond, CA 94804

March 1-30, 2023
Tuesday – Sunday 10am -3pm
Reception: Sunday, March 12

In the midst of the Coronavirus shutdown, Deb started making pieced quilts based on wonky graphic symbols she calls symbographs. These symbographs have helped her develop a language for telling stories in cloth. Memories, travels, and even shopping at the local big box stores make appearances in these art quilts. For more information, visit or

Denise Oyama Miller – Yosemite Renaissance 38

Yosemite Gateway Gallery
40982 CA-41
Oakhurst, CA 93644

March 18 – May 29, 2023

Reception March 18, 5 – 8 pm

Denise has a textile piece called Yosemite in this year’s Yosemite Renaissance 38. This exhibit opens at the Yosemite Gateway Gallery (March 18 – May 29, 2023) in Oakhurst with a reception on March 18, 5 – 8pm. The show will travel to Kings Art Center in Hanford, Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, the Yosemite Museum in Yosemite Valley, and the Madera County Arts Council Circle Gallery. Denise will let us know updates to the venue schedule as they get announced. 

39″ x 26″

Denise Oyama Miller – Fantastic Fibers

Center for the Arts
19501 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA

Phone: (510) 889-8961 Access to the art gallery is limited by other events going on in the Arts Center. Other than the reception date/time, call first before you come by. 

Dates: January 14 – March 26, 2023

Artist Reception: Sunday, February 26, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Fantastic Fibers by Denise Oyama Miller is a solo show of textile art focusing on Nature, the landscape, and mixed media abstracts.

Downtown 20″ x 24″

Pixeladies and Susan Else – Commentaries in Cloth

The Gallery at 48 Natoma
48 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630
January 19, 2023 -April 6, 2023
Gallery Hours 9am- 4:30pm Monday – Friday AND
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-8pm

Commentaries in Cloth, featuring quilts by the Pixeladies and sculpture by Susan Else, will be on exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma Jan. 27 through April 6, 2023. Combining their love of language and word forms with a strong sense of social justice drives Pixeladies, Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki, to make art out of headlines.  Susan Else describes her work as “stealth art” — the comfortable ambiance of sewn cloth draws viewers in, where they are confronted with the uncomfortable paradoxes of contemporary life. Click here to see a wonderful instagram video created by Folsom. 

Judith Content – Under Water

January 21, 2023 – April 8, 2023
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Rd
Palo Alto, CA

UNDER WATER explores the rich undercurrents in the water around us, through work in a wide range of media by a diverse collection of artists. The artists in UNDER WATER explore concerns lurking under the surface, ultimately reconnecting us with the tremendous beauty and potential of this precious, vital resource. 


Sculptural Installation

by Judith Content

Monoprints, machine quilted, stuffed.



Ileana Soto – 12 Cycles

January 30-March 4, 2023
Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Art Bldg. A-5
Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, CA
510 215–3965 Monday – Friday 9- 5

Westies is a group of 12 female fiber/fibre artists that was formed during the pandemic
with communication through Zoom. We live in the western part of the United States and
Canada and are all members of Art Cloth Network (ACN): a juried group of 30+
fiber/fibre artists from the United States and Canada.

To get to know one another better and have a greater creative outlet during the
pandemic, the Westies began the 12 Cycles challenge in January of 2021—a SUPER
Round Robin. This involved circulating and responding to a growing stack of
visual ideas that arrived without verbal or written commentary or explanation. Each
artist had time to develop a new idea to add to the group based only on what was sent
to them, and without knowing what the final collection would be. Learn more about the process at

“12 Cycles” shows the breadth and depth of a complex collaboration between 12 fiber
artists over the course of 18 months and thousands of miles.

News from Ann Johnson

These eight streaming video lessons take you to the next level, beyond her book, Color by Design: Paint and Print with Dye. Each runs from 35-67 minutes and includes a Lesson Overview, multiple handouts, and gallery images. They are designed to work for you wherever you are, and once you sign in, your access to course content does not expire. Beyond the Book: Paint & Print with Dye

10 % discount using SAQACN10 code with purchase, exp April 30, 2023

Ann’s remodeled website also has new links, including a page listing “Design and Dye Resources” with free videos, articles, and handouts for you to use and share.  You will can see her zoom session made last year for Oregon SAQA Answers: Dyeing with Procions, here, divided into 4 shorter parts.

Find Ann on Instagram @annjohnstonquilts. If you have any questions or suggestions, email Ann at


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