2024 AGM is June 25th at 6:30pm


SAQA “Renewal”

July 5 – September 8, 2024

Reception Sunday July 7th | 1-4pm

Renewal is:

  • Rekindling, looking to a new future, finding hope
  • Resuming an activity after an interruption
  • Repair or recycle of something worn and used
  • Recovering strength
  • Renewed cycles of life

How do you observe and experience renewal?

Thirty-three artists in this travelling exhibition have given us their interpretations of renewal.  Each perspective is unique to the individual artist and offers viewers a wide range of observations and experiences of Renewal.  


  • David Kaye, former gallery owner, artist, Toronto
  • Leona Herzog, retired curator of Buhler Gallery, artist, Winnipeg
  • Brandt Eisner, Artist and curator, Nova Scotia


  • Terry Aske
  • Susan Avishai
  • Heather Bennett
  • Sabrina Capune
  • Victoria Carley
  • Robynne Cole
  • Mary Cope
  • Millie Cumming
  • Donna-Fay Digance
  • Lori A. Everett
  • Kristi Farrier
  • Mita Giacomini
  • Heather A. Hager
  • Margaret Inkster
  • Joan Flett Kilpatrick
  • Steph Kincade
  • Tracey Lawko
  • Toni Major
  • Judy Martin
  • Marie McEachern
  • Beth McKay
  • Lee McLean
  • Diane Nunez
  • Jenny Perry
  • Lorraine Roy
  • Helena Scheffer
  • Susan Selby
  • Linda Strowbridge
  • Maggie Vanderweit
  • Kit Vincent
  • Beth van Wyngaarden
  • Anna Wagner Ott
  • Lynda Williamson

Lori Everett "Forest Hope"


Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them.  Founded in 1989 with 34 members, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of over 4,000 artists, curators, collectors and art professionals located around the world. Their vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium.

SAQA defines an art quilt as ‘a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure’.

SAQA Renewal Catalogue

Now available at the HWHG Gift Shop.
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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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