Juanita Sauve Fibre Artist
“For me, the joy of creating original art is in telling a story with fabric, thread and paint”
Since a friend asked Juanita to stitch a square for a woman’s strength quilt in 1996, she has been telling stories in stitch. Her art quilts are primarily hand stitched reflecting her joy in exploring Canadian landscapes and in personal and political themes. Her mounted and/or framed work often includes hand and machine stitching, paint, needle felting and hand embroidery. Juanita also creates tiny one of a kind landscape pendants and embroidered necklaces.
Primarily self taught, Juanita has attended many fibre art workshops with teachers such as Val Hearder, Susan Strachan, Elaine Quehl, Mary Pal, as well as fellow members of Out of the Box Fibre Artists. She has also taken classes in acrylics, watercolour and ink and learns from books, CDs and fellow art bloggers. “I will learn anything I need to create the effect I want in a piece – painting techniques, embroidery stitches, mono printing, rug hooking, stamping, sun printing, photo transfer, beading, tissue paper manipulation, or felting”
Juanita Sauve Fibre Artist CV
Out of the Box Fibre Artists
West Carleton Arts Society (WCAS)
Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA)
Canadian Quilters Association (CQA)
Focus on Fibre Art (FFAA)
2016 – Fibre Content, September – Burlington Art Gallery, Burlington On and travelling exhibit.
2016 - Focus on Fibre Art – ‘My Heritage’ , Edmonton, AB and other venues, May to December, 2016
2016 - Threadworks – ‘Flashback’, Wellington County Museum and Archives, April 17 to May 29, 2016 Two pieces chosen to travel throughout Ontario for two years.
2014 – Fibre Content, AGB, Burlington, On
2014 – Quilt Canada
2014 – FFAA ‘Prairies’, three pieces. Winner 2nd prize for Mixed Media .
2013 – ‘Sacred Threads’, Herndon, Virginia
2012 – Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, solo exhibition, ‘Pathways’
Juried Art Shows and Sales
$100 and Under Show West Carleton Arts Society (December 2016, 2015),
Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair (2009,10, 13,14,15),
Baz’ART (2014, 2015),
Expressions of Art, West Carleton Arts Society, Carp On, October 2016, 2015,
Etsy Made in Canada (2014),
Rideau Valley Tennis Club (2012, 2013 by invitation).
Out of the Box Group Exhibitions
Canada Beading Supply,
Shenkman Arts Centre,
Stittsville Public library (Nov. 2013, 14, 15, 16),
Annual Fibre Fling Art Exhibition and Sale – 2012 to 2017.
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, On from December 2016 to end of February 2017.
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