Revolving selection of Sarah's quilts.


What a year it has been!  One to go down in the history of my life.  Our older son married this July in a beautiful DIY wedding at our home; his bride has been my de facto daughter in law for years and we are all delighted.  Almost as wonderful and certainly the highlight of my art quilting career, I was one of two debut artists in the Rising Stars exhibit at International Quilt Festival Houston 2017.  After being invited to apply for a solo exhibit, the founders of Festival liked my proposal so much they created an ongoing exhibit, Rising Stars, to spotlight artists whose work has shown growth over time.  My book, The Art of Sarah Ann Smith ... so far, of the 24 quilts in this exhibit, plus 20 more, plus a bit about my life and tips and tricks, is available here.   

After an abbreviated teaching schedule through December 2018, I am definitely booking workshops.  It is so heartwarming to receive feedback such as this from your students:

“Sarah, Your class was really great and I learned a lot. You are an engaging teacher with down to earth instructions and entertaining anecdotes. Thank you so much for traveling all the way to Greenville! - Joanna”

and from Emily who organized the class, "I want to share that I've heard wonderful reviews of the technique along with praise for your teaching style from lots of the women.  "Very informative", "Encouraging", "Addictive,"  "Practical," and "Approachable" are just a few of the accolades!  I personally want to thank you for making the journey north and sharing with all of us."

Comments like these are the greatest reward of teaching!

There's a new freebie on my Resources page:  how to make the perfect Hanging Sleeve!  Visit my Resources page for all sorts of goodies:  tutorials, videos (including the preview for my DVD workshop), my free bibliography and more, and Class Supply lists for my class offerings.  I've also revised my About page to include a less-stuffy statement and, at the bottom, a long list of my publication credits.  I hope you will browse the site and enjoy!

Also, I'm on both Pinterest and Facebook...pop over and see me! 

PS:  My two quilts are still lost, probably forever.  But just in case, here is the information:

ALERT:  two of my quilts were lost on or near October 11, 2012, in Lomita, California after having been in two shows.  They are Fields of Gold (left) and Dogwood::Dawn (right).  For more information, please see my blogpost here.  Here are the two missing quilts:

If you know anything about there whereabouts, please use the contact me page and let me know!  Thanks!