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Same But Different is included on page 67 in Issue No. 30 in the first SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly of 2023. A great start for 2023!

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Though the published date is 2021, I just purchased my copy of Exploring Art Quilts with Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc, Around the World Volume 3, Museum Quality (2022), includes Parched Ground Will Become a Pool on page 70! Published by Schiffer.

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November 9, 2022-February 3, 2023

Yard Work will be featured at 

211 South Contemporary Art Gallery in Bentonville, AR. Located in the Downtown Square and will be open during Farmer's Market on Saturdays. We're excited for our show to be featured in different galleries in Arkansas. Closing reception is Friday evening, Feb 3 from 6-8:00. 

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November 2022
My book Jake the Deer-Hearted is launched!
What an adventure this has been! I'm so thankful for the encouragement and reviewing comments from family and friends. AND a big shout-out fo Kharis Publishing for investing in me! They have been a blessing to work with in every way.

Please see more under Book section.

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September-October 2022
Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL
November-December 2022
Baton Rouge, LA
My work, Why Do You Worry? in the SAQA regional exhibition, The Artist's Question Answered in Fiber, will be on display. 

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October 11- December 2, 2022

After missing two years, our Central Arkansas Fibers Artists have a new show at The Laman Library in NLR. There is always a great, diversity of fiber artworks. This will be my first showing of a new work, Same, but Different. 

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June 10- October 1, 2022
An exhibition Yard Work at the Underground Gallery, CALS Roberts Library in Little Rock. I have 9 artworks on display along with the wonderful art of my friends Barbara Satterfield, Britynn Davis and Kristen Spickard. If you are in the area, please visit!

Winter/Spring 2022 Exhibits
--Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, TX. My vessel,Gladness,  is on display in the exhibition Musica! January 6-May 7.


--Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, AR. My double-weave tapestry, Like a Palm Tree, is in the invitational exhibition, Metamorphosis, February 8-May 22.

--Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio. My works--Heart Strings, Chicken Bathtub, and Chance It Might--are in the exhibition, Scribble and Play, Art for Kids, March 19-April 17.  Click on the title and find my 3 works at 9:19, 12:22, and

14:39! Too fun!

--Florida CraftArt Gallery, St Petersberg, FL. My new work Why Do You Worry? will be in the exhibition The Artist's Question. April 25-May 14

--New Deal Studio & Gallery, Little Rock, AR. My vessels Withdrawn, Armored, and Protected are in the Knitting, Crocheting, Felting and Weaving for Peace exhibition April 23-30.

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Winter/Spring 2022 Publications
My work is featured in three SAQA publications this year!
The book
Exploring Art Quilts with Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc, Around the World, Vol. 2 includes Thirst on page 48 and Gladness on page 126. What an honor to be in this international book published by Schiffer!

My vessel, Strengthened, is featured on page 67 in the Art Quilt Quarterly, 2022, Issue No. 27
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November/December 2021 SAQA Exhibitions

Brings my grandma heart joy to have Chicken Who? selected for the virtual exhibition Legacies. I encourage you to check out it out!

December 2-5 Outwardly Wasting Away, Inwardly Renewed in the Opposites Attract exhibition will finally be on view at the Australasian Quilt Convention.

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Exploring Art Quilts with Studio Art Quilts Associates, INC. Schiffer Publishing. My vessel, Cautious is on page 140 of Volume 1, New Directions (2021). Such a beautiful publication!
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June 2021 Artist Profile Page
I was a semi-finalist in the 2020 Engage Art Contest.
I'm honored that my artist profile page is now on their website.
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May 2021 Form not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Exhibition. 
My vessel Strengthened was one of 23 selected from 358 submitted entries. It is on display May 14- June- July 17.
April 2021 Another upcoming exhibit of Musica!
Musica! (SAQA Global Exhibition)
Larson Gallery

Yakima, Washington, USA
April 20 - May 22, 2021

Feb 2021 I recently received my Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) Art Quilt Quarterly, Issue 22! It is a great issue and my work Parched Ground Will Become a Pool is featured on p. 70.

I invite you to take a look at their website and publications. 

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Jan 2021 Beyond the Mirror exhibition will be on display at the Loveland Museum Jan 23- May 9, 2021. My work is featured in the museum video, please take a look. The past venues had to be cancelled, so I am very pleased! (See April 2020)

A short video of each artist in this exhibition can be viewed at: Beyond the Mirror -- Meet the Artist: Deb Kuster - YouTube
Aug 2020 Threads Through Time exhibit at the UCA Baum Gallery
On display Aug 26 - October 15, 2020. 
I'm pleased to have my vessels Hardship and Hopeful in this exhibition that is assembled as a celebration of the 100th
anniversary of women's suffrage.
July 2020 Slideshow of Opposites Attract exhibition artworks
Though this exhibition scheduled for view in April (see previous post) is postponed, here is a slideshow of the artworks. Enjoy!
June 2020 Published in SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly 2020
Issue 16, p.65
My vessel Thirst is featured along with 102 other art quilts! 
You may purchase this and other issues through their website at:
May 2020 Video of Musica! Exhibition

I had shared earlier that my work, Gladness, is on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. The museum has reopened! Here's a video of the exhibition created by Laura Hendrickson, Registrar & Manager of the Collection: It is long, but I loved seeing the works in the galleries. My work is shown beginning at 8:03! It made me happy to see it exhibited like on stage with a spotlight and dancing on top of a mirror! I invite you to take a look!  

April 2020 Blog post for
I was invited to write a blog post for under the topic "Dear Younger Me" it was published on April 27, 2020.
I invite you to read it!
April 2020 Studio Art Quilts Associates Global Exhibition Beyond the Mirror
I have yet to attend the Quilt Festival Houston and now I have the perfect reason to make that trip! My vessel, Cautious, was one of 31 pieces selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Beyond the Mirror by juror Andra Stanton. 

Beyond the Mirror is scheduled to debut at Quilt Festival Houston on October 29, 2020.  Additional venues are being sought and I will post those when secured. 

Art Cards Game

I recently became a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) and it has been encouraging and inspiring!

I entered an EngageArtContest Engage Art Cards and have one of my artworks included!

These cards provide a fun and educational way to learn more about art and reflect on the Scripture that inspired each piece. 

They are offering a physical deck of the Engage Art Cards for people who request them on their website. (here: They are especially wanting to get the Art Cards into the hands of art educators (high school, college, and adult) and ministries that would be a good match for the content and have access to or relationships with artists. I want to invite you to request a deck and if you know of people who should have a set of these, please feel free to let them know where to make a request.    


Comfort and Joy Exhibition
What a great exhibition for the Christmas and New Year season! I have two vessels, Joy and Hopeful on display at the Foundry Art Centre in St Charles, MO. Bryan Hayne was the juror for this exhibition. He selected fifty-three works from artists in sixteen states and Taiwan. December 20, 2019 - January 24, 2020
Fiber Arts Show at NLR Argenta Branch Library
If you live in Central Arkansas, I want to invite you to a Fiber Arts exhibit at the North Little Rock Argenta Branch Library Gallery from Oct 18-Nov 9, 2019. The opening reception is Friday (the 18th) as part of NLR's 3rd Friday Artwalk from 5-8 pm. ( and I have 2 works, Hurt and Chance It Might, on display. This has become an annual exhibit in NLR Library. If you are a teacher, please encourage your students to visit as well.
               I missed the opening, but here are 3 dear attendees! 
Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) Global Exhibition Opposites Attract 
My artwork is going to places that I will probably never be able to visit! That brings me such joy! I just received notification that one of my most recent works, Outwardly Wasting Away, Inwardly Renewed was one of 34 pieces selected by juror Gail M. Brown. This exhibition will debut at the Australasian Quilt Convention (April 16 to 19, 2020) and travel to four additional locations in Australia!
SAQA Global Exhibition Musica!
My first international exhibition! My vessel Gladness was one of 31 pieces selected by juror Joe Cunningham. Musica! is scheduled to debut at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky in March 2020. I will post the additional information and venues when they are announced. 
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