Two for the Show!





I was thrilled to hear that both of my quilts, MIMBRES SECTION and SPIRIT MARKINGS, were accepted into the New Mexico: Unfolding exhibition at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe.  I feel so honored!  I was also very surprised to see that MIMBRES SECTION was selected as the cover art for the postcard.  Again, just tickled pink!

MIMBRES SECTION is titled to reflect the depiction of the Mimbres River Valley in the quilt…a section through the sky, grassy fields, the river and the underground.  I find the Mimbres images and symbols so modern in design and used them in the lower part of the quilt, starting to deteriorate in the earth, but still remaining.  You might recognize the grasses from my holiday greeting.

If you follow my blog, you have read how SPIRIT MARKINGS developed.  This is the first quilt that I whole cloth painted and I have been pursuing that technique for many more.  MIMBRES SECTION is also painted…the sky, the grasses and the earth.

New Mexico: Unfolding, an exhibition of contemporary fiber art, runs from April 12 – August 16, 2013 at the Capitol Rotunda Art Gallery, at the State Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe, NM, hours 9am – 6pm, Monday through Friday.

…from the studio

About studio18artist

A contemporary artist using canvas and cloth, paint and thread.


  1. jeffrey turner

    Hi Sue, Congratulations, that’s wonderful news!
    I know you’ve been working hard and you deserve this.
    Now, if you could only stop it from snowing today I’d really be impressed! LOL!!! 🙂
    Keep warm,

  2. Sonnie

    Sue, so glad to see these wonderful quilts accepted. I want to try and get up to Santa Fe during the time the show is open so see them in person. Congratulations.

  3. Faye McCalmont

    Congratulations Sue! How great to have both quilts in the show and one chosen as the postcard image! Will there be an opening reception in Santa Fe?

  4. I’m not surprised these were accepted! Stunning work =D

  5. meta

    So beautiful, Sue! I love the bright colours of the second!

  6. Congrats! I love how you made those feathers, by the way. Such detail, you deserved to get in!

  7. Spirit markings is stunning, I’m really glad to discover your work.

  8. Reblogged this on susan szajer and commented:

    These quilts will be on display at the Capitol Rotunda until August 16, 2013.

  9. Penny Hyde

    Yesterday, 4 of us girl friends traveled from Ramah, NM (near the Zuni Pueblo) to Santa Fe to visit the quilt exhibit at The Round House. Your quilts are stunning. It was well worth the 6 hour round trip drive to see this exhibit. Spirit Markings was one of my favorite pieces in the show. It evokes a wonderful combination of feelings, both Zen like calm and powerful spirit, indigenous New Mexico.

    • What a wonderful compliment…just the feeling I hoped to evoke. I’m glad you enjoyed the exhibit. I think it is so eclectic and beautifully hung. Thank you Penny.

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