by Mary Beth Krapil


The current collection on display in the Handi Quilter Gallery is from the Studio Art Quilt Associates, curated by Barbara Beasley and Bev Haring. Studio Art Quilt Associates is an international organization dedicated to promoting the quilt as fine art. Membership is open to all, from beginner to professional and is of particular interest to art quilters and collectors. For more information visit

Under the Western Sun – Where an artist lives impacts the voice with which they speak. Here in the West we experience extreme of climate and altitude, intense color and light, unusual landscapes and plants, unique people and cultures. These all influence the work we do Under the Western Sun.

This exhibit was open to SAQA members from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico. The juror was Patty Kennedy-Zafred.

The Sentinel
Indrani W Gunawardana
Longmont, CO


Golden Canyon
Vicki Conley
Ruidoso Downs, NM


The Seed and Water
Julia M Brigham
Ocante, NM


detail of The Seed and Water


Dorothy G Raymond
Loveland, CO


Succulent Sorbet
Hope Wilmarth
Spring, TX


Mapforms #5
Michele Hardy
Silverthorne CO


Give Bees a Chance
Barbara Yates Beasley
Boulder, CO


Valley of Fire
Betty Busby
Albuquerque, NM


The Yucca and the Moth
Shannon M Conley
Moore, OK

If you would like to visit this exhibit in person, the Handi Quilter Gallery is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. Under the Western Sun will be on display through December 31, 2017. Handi Quilter is located at 501 North 400 West – North Salt Lake UT – 84054 – 877-697-8458.