New exhibit at Peachtree City Library Art Initiative

Photo ID: lr: Candy Shively, regional representative with Mollie Flowers, co-representative (Honey Corbin, photographer)

Unscrapped: A trash bag challenge. Peachtree City Library Arts Initiative: September 1 to October 31, 2022.

In the spring of 2020, the Georgia/South Carolina region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) held a “Trash Bag Challenge,” asking artists to use scraps and scraps generated over the years by a quilter /art donor. The seven original stash trash bags included large and small scraps, fabric paint/dye rags, trims, cut-outs from various projects and a wide range of fabric types, cottons and fabrics. stretch metallic Lycra® upholstery. Each participant received a box containing approximately four books of random selections from the seven garbage bags.

The rules were simple: Use as many scraps as possible to create a pleasing composition, 12 to 36 inches on the longest side. Up to 3 additional fabrics can be added if needed. Artist’s choice of theme and style.

The resulting artwork was shared in a ZOOM meeting under the amazed gaze of the scrap donor/artist. Some artists have made several pieces.

This exhibition proudly presents a selection of the results, proving that one artist’s waste truly becomes another’s ART.


Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or references this form of stitched layered structure.”

Our vision is for art quilting to be universally respected as an art medium. SAQA’s core values ​​are: Excellence, Innovation, Integrity and Inclusion.

Over the past 30 years, the SAQA has grown into a vibrant and active community of more than 4,000 artists, curators, collectors and art professionals from around the world.

With our exhibits, resources, publications, and membership opportunities, we seek to increase public appreciation for art quilting and support our members in their artistic and professional growth.

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Our SAQA Georgia/South Carolina region looks forward to welcoming you. Discover our regional activities on

The Peachtree City Library Arts Initiative is open to the public during library hours. Exhibits from the Fayette Society of Fine Art (FSOFA), Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA), and Peachtree City Photography club are also on display throughout the library.

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