November/December 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for December 12th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a SAQA skill swap (Bobbi Baugh), and a fun networking session!  Please join us.

 Zoom link information: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86523337768?pwd=R0d1NEo4VUwzK2FDbU5VM3B4Vm5kUT09

Meeting ID: 865 2333 7768 Passcode: 844315

Regional Meetings are available here:

Topic: CO/UT/WY Regional Zoom Meetings
Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/–uWVg4MRkSC2jH0plR-pIC-uK5hzafT9AM5nib-b5AqHsvvYhKJXYNDkoLTv10r.xP24y_PPNgWYdhdL

Access Passcode: @X?D#8GC

Future Regional Meetings

If you are interested in sharing a skill or presenting for future meetings we would love to hear from you. Please contact Tree at ely60stpaul@gmail.com to get more details.

WILD! Regional Exhibition

WILD! will be on exhibit at the Curtis Center in Greenwood Village starting January 14, 2023. Along with the exhibit at the Curtis Center our region will host three workshops. A workshop for teens taught by Claudia Sheehan, Fabric and Embroidery Collage Patches on January 28, 2023 from 1 to 4 PM and two workshops taught by Diana Fox. Lines and Circles and Curves – OH MY will be on Saturday, January 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. . Free Motion Quilting – OH MY will be held on Saturday and Sunday February 11 and 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Both will be at the Curtis Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Here is the link to the Curtis Center art class web site. https://www.greenwoodvillage.com/2182/Adult-Youth—Art-Classes. Sign up for these classes begins December 5th.

Mark your calendars for Saturday January 14th and join us for the opening of WILD! at the Curtis Center in Greenwood Village CO. This event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature book sales and a signing event. All artists attending the show can participate in the signing. Come join this great social and artistic event!

The WILD! catalog is available on Amazon at

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B2WLQG4C?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

If you can wait, you can pick up a copy at the Curtis Center and our other venues as they come up. Thank you Lavonne Dunetts for creating this amazing catalog!

On August 30, 2022, the Brigham City Museum of Art and Cultural hosted a round table discussion with several of our WILD! artists. Cynthia Jarest, Dolores Miller, Deb Schultz, and Claudia Sheehan joined the curator – Alana Blumenthal and Mary Ann Urban from the Museum for a discussion about the exhibit and their art. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGlh5khmkWU&list=PLJWvHKS7GW2eTlGt_FnY03F8fqg2qwPpu&index=9

WILD! Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help take down the WILD! exhibit at the Curtis Center. Take down will be on February 27, 2023. We also need a volunteer to store the exhibit until the next show. This could be up to 6 months. The exhibit will fit into the back of a small SUV. Please get in touch with Claudia Sheehan at claudia.sheehan10@gmail.com.


 

Virtual Class

 

Exciting news! We have just secured a contract with Valerie Goodwin to teach  “Mapping Personal Places” on Feb 17th and Feb 24th of 2024. The class will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MT (6 hours).  The class is limited to 25 students and Regional members (CO-UT-WY) will receive first priority on registering for the class. We will set up registration on the SAQA Store and will give ample notice regarding when registration will open.  Any training spots not reserved by one month before the class will be opened up to SAQA members in general. Stay tuned for more details.

Trunk Show

The Trunk Show will soon be on its way back to SAQA headquarters.  Hope you got to see it in person. Thank you to everyone who hosted the trunk show. 

SAQA 2023 Conference – Pathways to Possibilities

SAQA’s annual conference is an opportunity for our members to gather together, to network and socialize, to attend informative talks and presentations geared to help one grow as an artist, and to visit local art venues and landmarks. With assistance from local members, our Special Events Committee plans a full schedule of fun activities, informative presenters, local activities, exhibitions, and more!

The 2023 SAQA Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada from April 27 to 30.  Registration is NOW OPEN!

If you are going to the Conference and need a roommate, please contact Tree Ely at ely60stpaul@gmail.com.

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum from October 17th, 2022 to January 14, 2023

Main Gallery: 
Front Range Contemporary Quilters | Complements to the Chef
FRCQ artists were invited to explore complementary colors as related to food and people. Food is grown, harvested, transported, purchased, prepared, cooked, served, and eaten. FRCQ artists are invited to explore any of these delicious stages. For example: a backyard herb garden, a baby’s face after eating blueberries, a field of corn, a stunning supermarket display, a fancy restaurant setting, a family meal, or a simple cup of tea …. The interactions of complementary colors can offer another layer of expression to the already rich and diverse narratives of food and people.

Northeast Gallery:
The Denise Labadie Solo Exhibit | Stone Portraits and Stonescapes

Denise makes contemporary art quilt portraits of very non-contemporary structures: megalithic Celtic stones and monoliths, and more recent (but still centuries old) monastic ruins. These stonescapes – stone circles, standing stones, dolmens, burial tombs, abandoned churches, forgotten cemeteries, and lost-in-history portals and passageways – embody both immense timelessness and physical presence while evoking emotional remembrances of human pasts largely forgotten. 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

Message from Barb Olson: I have been curating art for the  First United Methodist Church, Boulder for 11 years now.  The program has grown the past year and a half to include themed exhibits such as Community Healing, Reflections, Elements, and now Journeys and Pathways.  We feature many beautiful, local artists in all 2D mediums.  

I’m so excited to share the new art website that has been created for our program.  the address is: www.sanctuaryartgallery.comThere is also an instagram (@sanctuaryartgallery) and a twitter account (sanctuaryartgal).  Facebook still being developed.  so if you could follow those it would be great!  Enjoy the website, there is much to explore on it.  It is wonderful we are promoting great art. 

 Please come to the First Fridays  and our monthly openings on the Third Thursdays of the month. The next one is November 17, 5 to -8.  The church is located at 1421 Spruce Street in Boulder, Colorado. 

Vessel is exhibiting at the Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St ,in Boulder, Colorado from December 2, 2022 till January 28, 2023.  This exhibit explores the ever-expanding boundaries that are contained within and make up the idea of a vessel. The Opening Reception in on December 2, 2022 from 5 to 8.

Calls for Entry

SAQA Calls for entry are available here: https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry

 

Member News

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Congratulations to Diana Fox.  Her piece ” Forest of Seasons” was accepted into Quilt National 2023 in Athens, Ohio. And her piece “Who Broke the Yoke” was accepted into the SAQA Gastronomy exhibit and can be seen in the latest issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.

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Patricia Knott’s piece “Lunch by the Sea at Cadaques” was also accepted into the Gastronomy exhibit and is also featured in the current Quilting Arts Magazine.  Congratulations Patricia. 

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Congratulations to Dana Lacy Chapman for her ensemble, “Ruffled Russets”, which took 1st place at the 2022 Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California.

 

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Andy Stanton has a piece, “Migration” exhibited in Vessels (see above for information on this exhibit). Congratulations Andy. Migration.Stanton

Dorothy Raymond’s piece, “Turbulence” was accepted into the SAQA Wind exhibit. Congratulations to Dorothy!

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Michelle Hardy is also in the SAQA Wind exhibit with her piece, “Elements #16 Desert Winds”. Congratulations Michelle.  

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Janet Davis’ piece was also selected for the SAQA Wind exhibit!  Her piece is titled “Whirlgigging”. Congratulations Janet!

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Four of our members, Margaret Abramshe, Denise Labadie, Lea McComas, and Valerie White have articles in the latest Quilting Arts Magazine.  All four of these artists will also be on Quilting Arts TV Series 2900.  Congratulations to all.  

 

Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

Please direct Instagram messages and images to https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/ or Claudia Sheehan at klaeukchen@juno.com so that she knows who you are and she can, with your permission, re-post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account. 

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members.

Emily Couch of Longmont, Colorado
Susan Sanmann of Grand Junction, Colorado
 
Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net to find out about the next Northern Colorado Local Connections meeting or if you have ideas for meetings and play dates!   Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

 Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Looking for Facebook Administrator

We are looking for a volunteer to provide admin support for the SAQA CO/UT/WY Facebook page.   This task would involve uploading posts on Regional meetings, recorded meetings and exhibition updates.  Some information would also be shared on the SAQA Facebook page.  This task will probably take no more than one hour per month.  Please contact Tree at ely60stpaul@gmail.com to get more details.

Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;

Please direct message me at this account: https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/  so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com.  No one who is following the account will be removed. I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers,   Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Quilt Events: a friends update Nov 2022

Link to Wyoming Quilt Events:https://wsqg.org/quilt-events/ for the Wyoming State Quilt Guild (WSQG) website events page. 

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

October 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for December 12th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a SAQA skill swap (Bobbi Baugh), and a fun networking session!  Please join us.

 Zoom link information: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86523337768?pwd=R0d1NEo4VUwzK2FDbU5VM3B4Vm5kUT09

Meeting ID: 865 2333 7768 Passcode: 844315

June’s Regional Meeting is available here:

Topic: CO/UT/WY Regional Zoom Meetings
Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/–uWVg4MRkSC2jH0plR-pIC-uK5hzafT9AM5nib-b5AqHsvvYhKJXYNDkoLTv10r.xP24y_PPNgWYdhdL

Access Passcode: @X?D#8GC

Future Regional Meetings

If you are interested in sharing a skill or presenting for future meetings we would love to hear from you. Please contact Tree at ely60stpaul@gmail.com to get more details.

WILD! Regional Exhibition

The WILD! exhibition ended its run at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History on September 17, 2022. WILD! will be on exhibit at the Curtis Center in Greenwood Village starting January 14, 2023. Along with the exhibit at the Curtis Center our region will host two workshops. A workshop for teens taught by Claudia Sheehan on January 28, 2023 from 1 to 4 PM and a workshop taught by Diana Fox on February 11 and 12, 2023. Both will be at the Curtis Center. Congratulations to the 30 SAQA artists featured in the show.

Amanda Preston Araujo Grasshopper*
Sher Beller The Beauty of Broken
Marge S Bresel Grus1
Susan Campbell A Tree is a Tree is a….*
Rhonda S Denney Wolf – The Eyes Have It
LaVonne M Dunetts Wild Sunflowers
Diana S Fox Wildcat*
Susan M. Garrity Fall Moose
Mary Louise Gerek Devil’s Herd
Laurie Gibb Mommy
Michele Hardy Surfaces #8
M Lynette Holmes Wild Canyon
Cynthia Jarest Flora and Fauna
Patricia Knott Bird of Paradise
Carol Kolf Shinda
Phillippa K Lack Rudbeckia!!
Kimberly Lacy Kodachrome Reflections*
Sara Lamb A Terrible Beauty
Cheryl Lynn Larsen O-Live
Michelle Naranjo-BrackettTiaga
Dorothy Raymond Light on The Horizon
Rhonda Schmeltzer Fencing the WILD
Jeannie Schoennagel The Untamed Wind
Deb F Schultz-Grimes Rampage
Claudia K Sheehan The Fire Passes
Joan Sowada Winter Branches
Paula Straw Oculus of Spring
Leah Virginia Street Blue Koala
Rosanna Lynne Welter Bloom
Gay Young Wild Fire
* SOLD

The WILD! catalog is available on Amazon at

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B2WLQG4C?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

If you can wait, you can pick up a copy at the Curtis Center and our other venues as they come up. Thank you Lavonne Dunetts for creating this amazing catalog!

On August 30, 2022, the Brigham City Museum of Art and Cultural hosted a round table discussion with several of our WILD! artists. Cynthia Jarest, Dolores Miller, Deb Schultz, and Claudia Sheehan joined the curator – Alana Blumenthal and Mary Ann Urban from the Museum for a discussion about the exhibit and their art. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGlh5khmkWU&list=PLJWvHKS7GW2eTlGt_FnY03F8fqg2qwPpu&index=9


 

 

 

Trunk Show

 

The Trunk Show has been making its way across the region. It recently finished up in Gillette, Wyoming and will be back in the Colorado Front Range in a few days. 

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

The Trunk Show will be in the Colorado Front Range for the next few months.  Contact Susan Serreze if you have a venue for this great show. 

Upcoming Trunk Show Locations:  

TBD

 

Exhibits and Shows

 

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum from July 18th to October 15th, 2022
Main Gallery: 
The Jeananne Wright Collection: Sew Many Pieces | 3,000 and Counting

Northeast Gallery:
The Valerie C. White Solo Exhibit: Roots, Refuge, and Nature | Forging Relationships with My Environment

October 17th, 2022 to January 14, 2023
Main Gallery: 
Front Range Contemporary Quilters | Complements to the Chef
FRCQ artists were invited to explore complementary colors as related to food and people. Food is grown, harvested, transported, purchased, prepared, cooked, served, and eaten. FRCQ artists are invited to explore any of these delicious stages. For example: a backyard herb garden, a baby’s face after eating blueberries, a field of corn, a stunning supermarket display, a fancy restaurant setting, a family meal, or a simple cup of tea …. The interactions of complementary colors can offer another layer of expression to the already rich and diverse narratives of food and people.

Northeast Gallery:
The Denise Labadie Solo Exhibit | Stone Portraits and Stonescapes

Denise makes contemporary art quilt portraits of very non-contemporary structures: megalithic Celtic stones and monoliths, and more recent (but still centuries old) monastic ruins. These stonescapes – stone circles, standing stones, dolmens, burial tombs, abandoned churches, forgotten cemeteries, and lost-in-history portals and passageways – embody both immense timelessness and physical presence while evoking emotional remembrances of human pasts largely forgotten. 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

 

Calls for Entry

SAQA Calls for entry are available here: https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry

The Vote NO Vote exhibition is currently accepting entries. This exhibit, curated by Melody Epperson, will show from November 5 to November 27, 2022 at the Bell Projects, 2822 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO. See link above for details. 
 

Member News

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Please see the section on WILD!
 

Congratulations to Theresa Ely aka Tree. Her piece “Illuminating the Tetrad Quad” was recently accepted into the Modern Abstract show being held at the Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City MO from October 1 through November, 2022.

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Barb Olson had several pieces shown in the Pods’ Future Promise from the Boulder Textile Artists. Here is one of them.  Congratulations Barb!

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Sue Lewis had several pieces in the Pods’ Future Promise exhibit from the Boulder Textile Artists.  See below.  She also showed some interesting 3-d pieces. Congratulations Sue!

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Congratulations to Maria Lorenzo Sachs for her pieces in the Pods’ Future Promise from the Boulder Textile Artists. Four of them are grouped below. 

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Gay Young has five pieces, including “Aspen Glow” at the Confluence Studios in Grand Junction fiber art show this month called The Event of Thread.  Congratulations Gay!

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Congratulations to Lea McComas and Margaret Abramshe who were recently featured in the  summer 2022 Quilting Arts magazine. Lea’s article featuring “Woman’s Work” was created to celebrate the hundred year anniversary of women’s right to vote. Margaret’s article showcases her Cut Up Composition technique. 

 

Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

Please direct Instagram messages and images to https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/ or Claudia Sheehan at klaeukchen@juno.com so that she knows who you are and she can, with your permission, re-post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account. 

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members.

 Ellie Padgett of Buena Vista Colorado – Welcome Ellie.

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

The next meeting will be held on October 17, 2022 via zoom at 10 AM.  Here is the meeting information:

Time: October 17, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779435453?pwd=MnpXS0J4R0h5bHFKUm5JdGJ4SE5Qdz09

Meeting ID: 897 7943 5453
Passcode: 644726

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

 Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Looking for Facebook Administrator

We are looking for a volunteer to provide admin support for the SAQA CO/UT/WY Facebook page.   This task would involve uploading posts on Regional meetings, recorded meetings and exhibition updates.  Some information would also be shared on the SAQA Facebook page.  This task will probably take no more than one hour per month.  Please contact Tree at ely60stpaul@gmail.com to get more details.

Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

I am the manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform.  I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com.  No one who is following the account will be removed. I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers,   Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Quilt Events:a friends update August 2022

Link to Wyoming Quilt Events:https://wsqg.org/quilt-events/ for the Wyoming State Quilt Guild (WSQG) website events page. 

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

September 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for September 12th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a SAQA skill swap (Exploring Block Printing on Fabric hosted by Joanne Alberda), and a fun networking session!  Please join us.

 Zoom link information: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86523337768?pwd=R0d1NEo4VUwzK2FDbU5VM3B4Vm5kUT09

Meeting ID: 865 2333 7768 Passcode: 844315

June’s Regional Meeting is available here:

Topic: CO/UT/WY Regional Zoom Meetings
Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/–uWVg4MRkSC2jH0plR-pIC-uK5hzafT9AM5nib-b5AqHsvvYhKJXYNDkoLTv10r.xP24y_PPNgWYdhdL

Access Passcode: @X?D#8GC

Future Regional Meetings

If you are interested in sharing a skill or presenting for future meetings we would love to hear from you. Please contact Tree at ely60stpaul@gmail.com to get more details.

WILD! Regional Exhibition

The WILD! exhibition will end its run at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History on September 17, 2022. WILD! will be on exhibit at the Curtis Center in Greenwood Village starting January 14, 2023. Along with the exhibit at the Curtis Center our region will host two workshops. A workshop for teens taught by Claudia Sheehan on January 28, 2023 from 1 to 4 PM and a workshop taught by Diana Fox on February 11 and 12, 2023. Both will be at the Curtis Center. Congratulations to the 30 SAQA artists featured in the show.

Amanda Preston Araujo Grasshopper*
Sher Beller The Beauty of Broken
Marge S Bresel Grus1
Susan Campbell A Tree is a Tree is a….*
Rhonda S Denney Wolf – The Eyes Have It
LaVonne M Dunetts Wild Sunflowers
Diana S Fox Wildcat*
Susan M. Garrity Fall Moose
Mary Louise Gerek Devil’s Herd
Laurie Gibb Mommy
Michele Hardy Surfaces #8
M Lynette Holmes Wild Canyon
Cynthia Jarest Flora and Fauna
Patricia Knott Bird of Paradise
Carol Kolf Shinda
Phillippa K Lack Rudbeckia!!
Kimberly Lacy Kodachrome Reflections*
Sara Lamb A Terrible Beauty
Cheryl Lynn Larsen O-Live
Michelle Naranjo-BrackettTiaga
Dorothy Raymond Light on The Horizon
Rhonda Schmeltzer Fencing the WILD
Jeannie Schoennagel The Untamed Wind
Deb F Schultz-Grimes Rampage
Claudia K Sheehan The Fire Passes
Joan Sowada Winter Branches
Paula Straw Oculus of Spring
Leah Virginia Street Blue Koala
Rosanna Lynne Welter Bloom
Gay Young Wild Fire
* SOLD

The WILD! catalog is available on Amazon at

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B2WLQG4C?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

If you can wait, you can pick up a copy at the Curtis Center and our other venues as they come up. Thank you Lavonne Dunetts for creating this amazing catalog!

On August 30, 2022, the Brigham City Museum of Art and Cultural hosted a round table discussion with several of our WILD! artists. Cynthia Jarest, Dolores Miller, Deb Schultz, and Claudia Sheehan joined the curator – Alana Blumenthal and Mary Ann Urban from the Museum for a discussion about the exhibit and their art. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGlh5khmkWU&list=PLJWvHKS7GW2eTlGt_FnY03F8fqg2qwPpu&index=9


 

 

 

Trunk Show

 

The Trunk Show has been making its way across the region.  It started in Utah at the Utah Valley Quilt Guild in Provo, UT and the Utah Surface Design Group in Salt Lake City, UT in March. Thank you Lynn Welter.  From there it went to the Sunset Slope Quilt Guild,  Colorado West Quilters, and the Art Quilt Association ( AQuA) in April. Thank you Gay Young. Then back to Utah for the Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival at the Expo Center, Salt Lake City, Utah in May. Thank you Lynn Welter. Leesa Galwik took the show to Durango for exhibit at a quilt store at the end of May.  Thank you Leesa.  Deb Zelenak took the Trunk Show to the Wyoming State Quilt Guild’s annual conference in Sheridan, Wyoming in July and then it spent two days with the Longmont Quilt Guild in August.  Thank you Deb Zelenak and Jane Moss. The next stop for the Trunk Show is Westcliffe, Colorado in the capable hands of Deb Martin. Thank you Deb. The Trunk Show will be at the Westcliffe Art Quilters (WAQ) show on Labor Day Weekend.  It will also be shown at the Front Range Contemporary Quilters meeting on September 19, 2022 at the Boy Scout Building at 10455 W 6th Ave, Denver, CO. From there it goes to N.E.W. quilt show in Gillette on October 1 and  2. Thank you Joan Sowada. 

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

The Trunk Show will be in the Colorado Front Range for the next few months.  Contact Susan Serreze if you have a venue for this great show. 

Upcoming Trunk Show Locations:  

Lakewood, Colorado: Front Range Contemporary Quilters Meeting, September 19, 2022.

Gillette Wyoming:  N.E.W. quilt show October 1 and 2, 2022.

 

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum from July 18th to October 15th, 2022
Main Gallery: 
The Jeananne Wright Collection: Sew Many Pieces | 3,000 and Counting
Incredible quilts with 3,000+ pieces shown from the personal collection of Jeananne Wright and selected quilts from the RMQM collection.

Northeast Gallery:
The Valerie C. White Solo Exhibit: Roots, Refuge, and Nature | Forging Relationships with My Environment

Valerie C. White lives in Denver, Colo., and has been creating mixed media art quilts for more than two decades. Her work can be found in numerous publications and private collections internationally. Valerie is a mixed media artist who works with intent, her intent is to tell a story with each quilt she creates. 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

Higher Ground Fair Regional Quilt Show
September 17-18, 2022  
Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, Laramie, WY
 

Pods’ Future Promise from the Boulder Textile Artists will be showing at NoBo Art Center at 4929 Broadway, #E in Boulder during September.   There will be a demo day on Saturday, September 17th, creating eco prints with a heat press!  The exhibit is open every Friday and Saturday in September. See below for details.

NoBo purple flwr

Calls for Entry

SAQA Calls for entry are available here: https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry

The Vote NO Vote exhibition is currently accepting entries. This exhibit, curated by Melody Epperson, will show from November 5 to November 27, 2022 at the Bell Projects, 2822 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO. See link above for details. 
 

Member News

________________________________________________________________________

Please see the section on WILD!
 

Phillipa Lack  was awarded honorable mention in the Tubac Center for the Arts open members show for her piece Sunset Reflections. It comes with an invite to a group show of the five award winners, and Phillipa will submit three pieces for that event.

Phillipa was also awarded Wyoming Arts Council visual arts honorable mention in their fellowship.  She also had a piece in Fabrics of Legacies in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Congratulations Phillipa!

Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

Please direct Instagram messages and images to https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/ or Claudia Sheehan at klaeukchen@juno.com so that she knows who you are and she can, with your permission, re-post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account. 

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members.

Eve Rabinovitz from Denver, Colorado – Welcome Eve.  

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

The next meeting will be held on September 19, 2022 via zoom at 10 AM.  Here is the meeting information:

Time: June 20, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779435453?pwd=MnpXS0J4R0h5bHFKUm5JdGJ4SE5Qdz09

Meeting ID: 897 7943 5453
Passcode: 644726

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

I am the manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform.  I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com.  No one who is following the account will be removed. I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers,   Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Quilt Events: a friends update August 2022

Link to Wyoming Quilt Events:https://wsqg.org/quilt-events/ for the Wyoming State Quilt Guild (WSQG) website events page. 

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

August 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for September 12th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a SAQA skill swap, and a fun networking session!  Please join us.

 Zoom link information: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86523337768?pwd=R0d1NEo4VUwzK2FDbU5VM3B4Vm5kUT09

Meeting ID: 865 2333 7768 Passcode: 844315

June’s Regional Meeting is available here:

Topic: CO/UT/WY Regional Zoom Meetings
Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/–uWVg4MRkSC2jH0plR-pIC-uK5hzafT9AM5nib-b5AqHsvvYhKJXYNDkoLTv10r.xP24y_PPNgWYdhdL

Access Passcode: @X?D#8GC

WILD! Regional Exhibition

The WILD! exhibition is currently up at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History and will be in Brigham City through September 17, 2022. WILD! will then be on exhibit at the Curtis Center in Greenwood Village starting January 14, 2023. Along with the exhibit at the Curtis Center our region will host two workshops. A workshop for teens taught by Claudia Sheehan on January28, 2023 from 1 to 4 PM and a workshop taught by Diana Fox on February 11 and 12, 2023. Both will be at the Curtis Center. Congratulations to the 30 SAQA artists featured in the show.

Amanda Preston Araujo Grasshopper
Sher Beller The Beauty of Broken
Marge S Bresel Grus1
Susan Campbell A Tree is a Tree is a….
Rhonda S Denney Wolf – The Eyes Have It
LaVonne M Dunetts Wild Sunflowers
Diana S Fox Wildcat
Susan M. Garrity Fall Moose
Mary Louise Gerek Devil’s Herd
Laurie Gibb Mommy
Michele Hardy Surfaces #8
M Lynette Holmes Wild Canyon
Cynthia Jarest Flora and Fauna
Patricia Knott Bird of Paradise
Carol Kolf Shinda
Phillippa K Lack Rudbeckia!!
Kimberly Lacy Kodachrome Reflections
Sara Lamb A Terrible Beauty
Cheryl Lynn Larsen O-Live
Michelle Naranjo-BrackettTiaga
Dorothy Raymond Light on The Horizon
Rhonda Schmeltzer Fencing the WILD
Jeannie Schoennagel The Untamed Wind
Deb F Schultz-Grimes Rampage
Claudia K Sheehan The Fire Passes
Joan Sowada Winter Branches
Paula Straw Oculus of Spring
Leah Virginia Street Blue Koala
Rosanna Lynne Welter Bloom
Gay Young Wild Fire

The WILD! catalog is available on Amazon at

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B2WLQG4C?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

and is available at Brigham City Museum of Art and History. If you can wait, you can pick up a copy at the Curtis Center and our other venues as they come up. Thank you Lavonne Dunetts for creating this amazing catalog!

If you are traveling to Brigham City to see the exhibit here are some other things to do while you are there.

Things to do in Brigham City:

1. Bear River Bird Migratory Bird Refuge – this is a great place to see nature.  There are walking trails, guided tours and auto tours too, so it might be a fun place to walk, paint, or sketch. 

2. There is a Mormon Tabernacle built by pioneers in the 1800s where we might be able to organize a tour if anyone is interested in old buildings. 

3.  There is also an historic Methodist/Episcopal church that looks interesting just a few miles away. Much smaller than the tabernacle, but interesting, I am sure. 

4.  There is a natural history museum which I think is located in the same building (upstairs) as the art museum.  

5.  Salt Lake City is only about 1 hour away by freeway, and there’s lots to see and do there. 

6.  Ogden is only about 30 minutes away.  It is not as metropolitan as SLC, but it is the next largest city in northern Utah. 


 

 

 

Trunk Show

 
The next stop for the Trunk Show is Westcliff, Colorado. The Trunk Show will be at the Westcliffe Art Quilters (WAQ) show on Labor Dy Weekend in Westcliffe, Colorado.

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

The Trunk Show will be in the Colorado Front Range for the next few months.  Contact Susan Serreze if you have a venue for this great show. 

Upcoming Trunk Show Locations:  

Lakewood, Colorado: Front Range Contemporary Quilters Meeting, September 19, 2022.

Gillette Wyoming:  N.E.W. quilt show October 1 and 2, 2022.

 

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum from July 18th to October 15th, 2022
Main Gallery: 
The Jeananne Wright Collection: Sew Many Pieces | 3,000 and Counting
Incredible quilts with 3,000+ pieces shown from the personal collection of Jeananne Wright and selected quilts from the RMQM collection.

Northeast Gallery:
The Valerie C. White Solo Exhibit: Roots, Refuge, and Nature | Forging Relationships with My Environment

Valerie C. White lives in Denver, Colo., and has been creating mixed media art quilts for more than two decades. Her work can be found in numerous publications and private collections internationally. Valerie is a mixed media artist who works with intent, her intent is to tell a story with each quilt she creates. 

The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibit that celebrates the work of Wyoming artists. The exhibition was established in 2000 under an initiative by Governor Geringer and is organized under the auspices of the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council. The 2022 exhibit will be on display through August 14th 2022 at the Wyoming State Capitol,  200 W. 24th, Cheyenne, WY. This year’s juror is Wade Patton. Three of our region’s artists were accepted. 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

Higher Ground Fair Regional Quilt Show
September 17-18, 2022  
Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, Laramie, WY
 

Entry forms must be postmarked by Monday, August 8th.The Higher Ground Fair, September 17 and 18, 2022 in Laramie, Wyoming will have a quilt show. The application for the quilt show is at this link: Entry Form Quilt Show 2021

The R Gallery’s (Boulder, CO) juried exhibit entitled Mountains and Rivers runs from July 13th till August 28th, 2022.

The 38th All Colorado Show is at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 Powers Avenue, Littleton, CO until  August 27, 2022.  

At the R Gallery the Mountains and Rivers exhibit runs through August 28th in Boulder.

Pods’ Future Promise from the Boulder Textile Artists will be showing at NoBo Art Center at 4929 Broadway, #E in Boulder during September.   There will be a demo day on Saturday, September 17th, creating eco prints with a heat press!  The exhibit is open every Friday and Saturday in September. See below for details.

NoBo purple flwr

Calls for Entry

SAQA Calls for entry are available here: https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry

The Vote NO Vote exhibition is currently accepting entries. This exhibit, curated by Melody Epperson, will show from November 5 to November 27, 2022 at the Bell Projects, 2822 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO. See link above for details. 
 

Member News

________________________________________________________________________

Please see the section on WILD!
 
Andra Stanton
Andie’s piece, “Common Teasel”, will be shown at the Pods’ Future Promise exhibit in September. 
 
Andra Stanton.Common Teasel detail
 
Sue Lewis
“Milkweed”, this piece by Sue Lewis is in the Pods’ Future Promise exhibit in Boulder and will be on display in September.
Milkweed
Jeanne Gray
Jeanne Gray also has a piece in Pods’ Future Promise. Here is her piece “Chili Verde”.
 
Jeanne's pod
 
 
Lynne Welter

Lynne’s piece “Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind” was accepted into the SOFA exhibit in Chicago.  

PXL_20210711_004632105

 

Lisa Charles

Lisa’s piece “When Planes Meet Trains” was accepted in the Chicago SOFA exhibit. 

when_planes_meet_trains

 

Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

Please direct Instagram messages and images to https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/ or Claudia Sheehan at klaeukchen@juno.com so that she knows who you are and she can, with your permission, re-post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account. 

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members.

Shelley Valentine Cook of Littleton CO and Joan Van Der Heide of  Longmont CO.

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

The next meeting will be held on September 19, 2022 via zoom at 10 AM.  Here is the meeting information:

Time: June 20, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779435453?pwd=MnpXS0J4R0h5bHFKUm5JdGJ4SE5Qdz09

Meeting ID: 897 7943 5453
Passcode: 644726

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

**********************************************

Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

I am the manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform.  I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com.  No one who is following the account will be removed. I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers,   Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Quilt Events: a friends update July 2022

Link to Wyoming Quilt Events:https://wsqg.org/quilt-events/ for the Wyoming State Quilt Guild (WSQG) website events page. 

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

July 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for September 12th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a SAQA skill swap, and a fun networking session!  Please join us.

 Zoom link information: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86523337768?pwd=R0d1NEo4VUwzK2FDbU5VM3B4Vm5kUT09

Meeting ID: 865 2333 7768 Passcode: 844315

June’s Regional Meeting is available here:

Topic: CO/UT/WY Regional Zoom Meetings
Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/–uWVg4MRkSC2jH0plR-pIC-uK5hzafT9AM5nib-b5AqHsvvYhKJXYNDkoLTv10r.xP24y_PPNgWYdhdL

Access Passcode: @X?D#8GC

WILD! Regional Exhibition

The WILD! exhibition is currently up at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History. Lynne Welter attended the opening and some other members have been to see it. WILD! will be in Brigham City through September 17, 2022. WILD! will Tthen be on exhibit at the Curtis Center in Greenwood Village starting January 14, 2023. Along with the exhibit at the Curtis Center our region will host two workshops. A workshop for teens taught by Claudia Sheehan on January28, 2023 from 1 to 4 PM and a workshop taught by Diana Fox on February 11 and 12, 2023. Both will be at the Curtis Center. Congratulations to the 30 SAQA artists featured in the show.

Amanda Preston Araujo Grasshopper
Sher Beller The Beauty of Broken
Marge S Bresel Grus1
Susan Campbell A Tree is a Tree is a….
Rhonda S Denney Wolf – The Eyes Have It
LaVonne M Dunetts Wild Sunflowers
Diana S Fox Wildcat
Susan M. Garrity Fall Moose
Mary Louise Gerek Devil’s Herd
Laurie Gibb Mommy
Michele Hardy Surfaces #8
M Lynette Holmes Wild Canyon
Cynthia Jarest Flora and Fauna
Patricia Knott Bird of Paradise
Carol Kolf Shinda
Phillippa K Lack Rudbeckia!!
Kimberly Lacy Kodachrome Reflections
Sara Lamb A Terrible Beauty
Cheryl Lynn Larsen O-Live
Michelle Naranjo-BrackettTiaga
Dorothy Raymond Light on The Horizon
Rhonda Schmeltzer Fencing the WILD
Jeannie Schoennagel The Untamed Wind
Deb F Schultz-Grimes Rampage
Claudia K Sheehan The Fire Passes
Joan Sowada Winter Branches
Paula Straw Oculus of Spring
Leah Virginia Street Blue Koala
Rosanna Lynne Welter Bloom
Gay Young Wild Fire

The WILD! catalog is available on Amazon at

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B2WLQG4C?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

and is available at Brigham City Museum of Art and History. If you can wait, you can pick up a copy at the Curtis Center and our other venues as they come up. Thank you Lavonne Dunetts for creating this amazing catalog!

If you are traveling to Brigham City to see the exhibit here are some other things to do while you are there.

Things to do in Brigham City:

1. Bear River Bird Migratory Bird Refuge – this is a great place to see nature.  There are walking trails, guided tours and auto tours too, so it might be a fun place to walk, paint, or sketch. 

2. There is a Mormon Tabernacle built by pioneers in the 1800s where we might be able to organize a tour if anyone is interested in old buildings. 

3.  There is also an historic Methodist/Episcopal church that looks interesting just a few miles away. Much smaller than the tabernacle, but interesting, I am sure. 

4.  There is a natural history museum which I think is located in the same building (upstairs) as the art museum.  

5.  Salt Lake City is only about 1 hour away by freeway, and there’s lots to see and do there. 

6.  Ogden is only about 30 minutes away.  It is not as metropolitan as SLC, but it is the next largest city in northern Utah. 


 

 

Auction Quilt and UFO Retreat

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Auction Quilt and UFO Retreat.  We got a lot done, met some new artists, and had a great time. 

Trunk Show

 
The next stop for the Trunk Show is Wyoming! The Trunk Show will be at the Wyoming State Quilt Guild’s (WSQG) annual conference scheduled for July 13-17 2022 in Sheridan, WY. 

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

The Trunk Show will be in the Colorado Front Range for the next few months.  Contact Susan Serreze if you have a venue for this great show. 

Upcoming Trunk Show Locations:  

Westcliffe CO on  Labor Day weekend

 

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

 In the Main Gallery: Evolutions: Looking Back|Moving Forward; In the Northeast Gallery: What Did Ming Miss? Kathy Suprenant Solo Exhibit. Exhibits run through July 16, 2022. 

Next up at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum from July 18th to October 15th, 2022
Main Gallery: 
The Jeananne Wright Collection: Sew Many Pieces | 3,000 and Counting
Incredible quilts with 3,000+ pieces shown from the personal collection of Jeananne Wright and selected quilts from the RMQM collection.

Northeast Gallery:
The Valerie C. White Solo Exhibit: Roots, Refuge, and Nature | Forging Relationships with My Environment

Valerie C. White lives in Denver, Colo., and has been creating mixed media art quilts for more than two decades. Her work can be found in numerous publications and private collections internationally. Valerie is a mixed media artist who works with intent, her intent is to tell a story with each quilt she creates. 

The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibit that celebrates the work of Wyoming artists. The exhibition was established in 2000 under an initiative by Governor Geringer and is organized under the auspices of the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council. The 2022 exhibit will be on display through August 14th 2022 at the Wyoming State Capitol,  200 W. 24th, Cheyenne, WY. This year’s juror is Wade Patton. Three of our region’s artists were accepted. 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters exhibit, Transformations, will be showing at the Parker Arts Culture & Events, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138. The show runs from June 1, 2022 until July 29, 2022.  Anne Severn, former SAQA CO-UT- WY Regional Representative with her piece, Grasses and Flowers, at the exhibit.AnneSevern at PACE2jpg

July 29-30, 2022   Yellowstone Quilt Fest   Cody, WY, July 29-30, 2022
Information:
https://www.yellowstonequiltfest.info/YQF/index.html
Quilt Entry Form:
 
Pre-registrations preferred by Saturday, July 23, 2022. However, you may register when delivering your quilt to the Riley Arena on July 28, 2022.
 
Higher Ground Fair Regional Quilt Show
September 17-18, 2022  
Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, Laramie, WY
 

Entry forms must be postmarked by Monday, August 8th.The Higher Ground Fair, September 17 and 18, 2022 in Laramie, Wyoming will have a quilt show. The application for the quilt show is at this link: Entry Form Quilt Show 2021

The R Gallery’s (Boulder, CO) juried exhibit entitled Mountains and Rivers runs from July 13th till August 28th, 2022.

Pods’ Future Promise from the Boulder Textile Artists will be showing at NoBo Art Center at 4929 Broadway, #E in Boulder during September.  See below for details.

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FACE of Fiber in the ROCKIES will at the Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave. Estes Park CO, from June 10-July 16;11-5 daily.  www.FiberArtsEP.com

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Member News

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Please see the section on WILD!
 
Deb Zelenak
 
Deb’s art quilt “A Summer Visitor” was accepted into On the Wing at the Kavanagh Gallery Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL. The show is June 30  till  August 10 2022.
 
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Katrina Wright

 Katrina’s piece, “Untamed Vibrancy” was accepted into the R Gallery’s juried exhibit Mountains and Rivers which runs from July 13th-August 28th in Boulder.

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Valerie White
Valerie will have a solo exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden CO. entitled Roots, Refuge, and Nature; forging relationships with my environment.  The exhibit opens July 18th , with a reception on July 22, from 6 to 8PM.  
 
Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik
 
Leesa’s piece, Wandering Through, was selected for the Spring 2022 edition of FiberArtNow/Excellence in Fiber VII. Sixty-four fiber artworks were juried into five categories and is on exhibit at the at the Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY through August 14, 2022.
 
 
 
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Cynthia Jarest
 
Cyndi’s fiber art piece “Wildly Ordered”  was juried into the 38th All Colorado Show at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 Powers Avenue, Littleton, CO .  Exhibition dates: July 19  till  August 27, 2022.  

 
 
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Tree Ely

Tree has two pieces shown in the Summer 2022 edition of Art Quilting Studio. My Journey and My Journey Continues are on pages 126 and 127.

Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

Please direct Instagram messages and images to https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/ or Claudia Sheehan at klaeukchen@juno.com so that she knows who you are and she can, with your permission, re-post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account. 

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members.

Shelley Valentine Cook of Littleton CO and Joan Van Der Heide of  Longmont CO.

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

The next meeting will be held on June 20, 2022 via zoom at 10 AM.  Here is the meeting information:

Time: June 20, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779435453?pwd=MnpXS0J4R0h5bHFKUm5JdGJ4SE5Qdz09

Meeting ID: 897 7943 5453
Passcode: 644726

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

I am the manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform.  I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com.  No one who is following the account will be removed. I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers,   Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Quilt Events: a friends update July 2022

Link to Wyoming Quilt Events:https://wsqg.org/quilt-events/ for the Wyoming State Quilt Guild (WSQG) website events page. 

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

June 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for June 13th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a program on book publishing by two of our members, and a fun networking session!  Please join us.

 Zoom link information: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86523337768?pwd=R0d1NEo4VUwzK2FDbU5VM3B4Vm5kUT09

Meeting ID: 865 2333 7768 Passcode: 844315

Regional Exhibition

The jurors have spoken and 30 pieces were chosen for the Wild! exhibition. We received a total of 90 pieces from 47 artists. Thanks to everyone who summitted to this exhibit. Congratulations to the artists in the show.

Amanda Preston Araujo Grasshopper
Sher Beller The Beauty of Broken
Marge S Bresel Grus1
Susan Campbell A Tree is a Tree is a….
Rhonda S Denney Wolf – The Eyes Have It
LaVonne M Dunetts Wild Sunflowers
Diana S Fox Wildcat
Susan M. Garrity Fall Moose
Mary Louise Gerek Devil’s Herd
Laurie Gibb Mommy
Michele Hardy Surfaces #8
M Lynette Holmes Wild Canyon
Cynthia Jarest Flora and Fauna
Patricia Knott Bird of Paradise
Carol Kolf Shinda
Phillippa K Lack Rudbeckia!!
Kimberly Lacy Kodachrome Reflections
Sara Lamb A Terrible Beauty
Cheryl Lynn Larsen O-Live
Michelle Naranjo-BrackettTiaga
Dorothy Raymond Light on The Horizon
Rhonda Schmeltzer Fencing the WILD
Jeannie Schoennagel The Untamed Wind
Deb F Schultz-Grimes Rampage
Claudia K Sheehan The Fire Passes
Joan Sowada Winter Branches
Paula Straw Oculus of Spring
Leah Virginia Street Blue Koala
Rosanna Lynne Welter Bloom
Gay Young Wild Fire

The WILD! catalog is in final review and will be available at Brigham City Museum of Art and History and will be available on Amazon (link to follow next month. Thank you Lavonne Dunetts!

The exhibit will open at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, Utah. The opening reception will be held on Saturday June 25th, 2022 and the exhibit will run through September 17, 2022. If coming to Brigham City for the opening and planning to attend the luncheon, please contact Lynne Welter at l.welter@comcast.net.

Things to do in Brigham City:

1. Bear River Bird Migratory Bird Refuge – this is a great place to see nature.  There are walking trails, guided tours and auto tours too, so it might be a fun place to walk, paint, or sketch. 

2. There is a Mormon Tabernacle built by pioneers in the 1800s where we might be able to organize a tour if anyone is interested in old buildings. 

3.  There is also an historic Methodist/Episcopal church that looks interesting just a few miles away. Much smaller than the tabernacle, but interesting, I am sure. 

4.  There is a natural history museum which I think is located in the same building (upstairs) as the art museum.  

5.  Salt Lake City is only about 1 hour away by freeway, and there’s lots to see and do there. 

6.  Ogden is only about 30 minutes away.  It is not as metropolitan as SLC, but it is the next largest city in northern Utah. 


 

 

Auction Quilt and UFO Retreat

 

Hi everyone, please join us on Saturday June 18th from 12:00 to 4:00 mountain time for a fun opportunity. Feel free to participate as much or as little as you can. We’re setting up a zoom call for SAQA members to be able to network with other artists while working towards completion of their auction quilts. It will be a fun way to meet other artists and get feedback if you want that.  The time and link for the retreat are here:

Topic: Auction quilts Zoom Workshop Retreat
Time: Jun 18, 2022 12:00 PM Mountain Time 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82431635991?pwd=MytKbjNzNTJ2UEhrQzh4Wm43MUtGUT09

Meeting ID: 824 3163 5991
Passcode: 783924

The deadline for finishing your auction quilt is June 30th and they need to be mailed soon thereafter. If you have a leftover project from a class or a UFO this is a good opportunity to use it and create a fun piece of art to help fundraise for exhibitions and scholarships within SAQA. Hope to see you there. Zoom link will be announced very soon.  For me then more details regarding the auction quilts visit https://www.saqa.com/auction.

Trunk Show

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presents a SAQA TRUNK SHOW of 40 MINI ART QUILTS
 
Select from one of three opportunities to view the quilts.
 
– Thursday, June 16, 5:30 ~ 7 pm
– Friday, June 17, 10:30 ~ 12 pm
– Friday, June 17, 1 ~ 2:30 pm
 
Space is limited. RSVP required. 
Send email to: info@stitchonline.net 
 
Hosted by Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik & LeeAnn Vallejos
 
858 Main Ave / Suite 102 / Durango, CO / 81301
 

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

The Trunk Show will be in the Colorado Front Range for the next few months.  Contact Susan Serreze if you have a venue for this great show. 

Trunk Show Schedule:  

Westcliffe CO Labor Day weekend

 

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

 In the Main Gallery: Evolutions: Looking Back|Moving Forward; In the Northeast Gallery: What Did Ming Miss? Kathy Suprenant Solo Exhibit. Exhibits run through July 16, 2022. 

Next up at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum will be the Valerie White solo show

The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibit that celebrates the work of Wyoming artists. The exhibition was established in 2000 under an initiative by Governor Geringer and is organized under the auspices of the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council. The 2022 exhibit will be on display through August 14th 2022 at the Wyoming State Capitol,  200 W. 24th, Cheyenne, WY. This year’s juror is Wade Patton. Three of our region’s artists were accepted. 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters exhibit, Transformations, will be showing at the Parker Arts Culture & Events, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138. The show runs from June 1, 2022 till July 29, 2022.  There will be an be an artist reception on July 1, 2022

The Higher Ground Fair, September 17 and 18, 2022 in Laramie, Wyoming will have a quilt show. The application for the quilt show is at this link: Entry Form Quilt Show 2021

FACE of Fiber in the ROCKIES will at the Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave. Estes Park CO, from June 10-July 16;11-5 daily.  www.FiberArtsEP.com

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Member News

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Please see the section on WILD!
 
Rosanna Lynne Welter
 
Rosanna Lynne Welter has been juried into two all-Utah artists, all-media invitational shows: The 98th Annual Springville Museum of Art’s Spring Salon (“Chickens on Ice” 59×35, show runs April 27- July 2) and The 47th Annual Statewide Competition at the Bountiful Davis Art Center (“Sow the Wind” 15×30, show runs May 13-July 16).  She was awarded 3rd place in the Bountiful Davis Art Center Annual Statewide Competition. 
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Cynthia Jarest

Cyndi has a piece in two exhibits: the 2022 National Fine Art Show (Springtime in the Rockies)  and FACE of Fiber .  Congratulations Cyndi! 
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Susan Sawatzky
 
Susan Sawatzky’s piece, Wild LIFE Wild and Free, was accepted to the “R” Gallery & Wine Bar  (https://rgallery.art) in Boulder for their Sunrise/Sunset show June 1 through July 10th.
 
 
 
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Laurie Gibb

Join mother, Laurie Gibb, and daughter, Melody Epperson at their joint exhibit “Discover the Covered and Transform the Tiny” at the Next Gallery, 6501 West Colfax, Lakewood, CO.  The show runs from June 24 through July 10, 2022.

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Dorothy Raymond

“Sisters: Nurtured by Nature” featured nine original landscape art quilts by Dorothy Raymond matched with fifteen landscape drawings and paintings by her sister, Annette Sitton. The exhibit was at the Murray Art Guild, in Murray, Kentucky, and ran from May 13 to May 29, 2022. Their mountain landscapes, despite being in different media, share a similar artistic sensibility. Dorothy’s piece is titled “Sand Dunes IV. 19” and Annette’s piece is titled “South from Trail Creek”.

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Jean Herman

Jean Herman has a joint exhibit with Taylor Cobble, “Discoveries” showing at the Sync Gallery.  This show runs through June 12, 2022. The pieces are titled “Running With the Bulls”, “Let There Be Light”, and “The Movement in Blue and Gold”.

 

Judy Duffield

Judy Duffield has a new website: judyduffield.com.  Check it out!

 

Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

Please direct Instagram messages and images to https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/ or Claudia Sheehan at klaeukchen@juno.com so that she knows who you are and she can, with your permission, re-post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account. 

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members.

Quincy Davenport of Murray UT, Ashelyn Downs of Hill AFB UT, Judith Kennedy of Montrose CO, Sharon Maroni of Frisco CO, and Corki Weeks of Parker CO.

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

The next meeting will be held on June 20, 2022 via zoom at 10 AM.  Here is the meeting information:

Time: June 20, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779435453?pwd=MnpXS0J4R0h5bHFKUm5JdGJ4SE5Qdz09

Meeting ID: 897 7943 5453
Passcode: 644726

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

 

I am the new manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform. I am trying to trim down who the account is following, which is over 1300 people at the present time. I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com.  No one who is following the account will be removed. I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers, 

Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Quilt Events:  a friends update May 2022

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

May 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Thanks to all regional SAQA members who created artwork for the Spotlight Auction.  The Auction raised over $39,000 which will help offset the costs of global exhibitions.  

Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for June 13th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a program, and a fun networking session!  Please join us.

 Zoom link information: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86523337768?pwd=R0d1NEo4VUwzK2FDbU5VM3B4Vm5kUT09

Meeting ID: 865 2333 7768 Passcode: 844315

Regional Exhibition

The jurors have spoken and 30 pieces were chosen for the Wild! exhibition. We received a total of 90 pieces from 47 artists. Thanks to everyone who summitted to this exhibit. Congratulations to the artists in the show.

Amanda Preston Araujo Grasshopper
Sher Beller The Beauty of Broken
Marge S Bresel Grus1
Susan Campbell A Tree is a Tree is a….
Rhonda S Denney Wolf – The Eyes Have It
LaVonne M Dunetts Wild Sunflowers
Diana S Fox Wildcat
Susan M. Garrity Fall Moose
Mary Louise Gerek Devil’s Herd
Laurie Gibb Mommy
Michele Hardy Surfaces #8
M Lynette Holmes Wild Canyon
Cynthia Jarest Flora and Fauna
Patricia Knott Bird of Paradise
Carol Kolf Shinda
Phillippa K Lack Rudbeckia!!
Kimberly Lacy Kodachrome Reflections
Sara Lamb A Terrible Beauty
Cheryl Lynn Larsen O-Live
Michelle Naranjo-BrackettTiaga
Dorothy Raymond Light on The Horizon
Rhonda Schmeltzer Fencing the WILD
Jeannie Schoennagel The Untamed Wind
Deb F Schultz-Grimes Rampage
Claudia K Sheehan The Fire Passes
Joan Sowada Winter Branches
Paula Straw Oculus of Spring
Leah Virginia Street Blue Koala
Rosanna Lynne Welter Bloom
Gay Young Wild Fire

The exhibit will open at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, Utah. The opening reception will be held on Saturday June 25th, 2022 and the exhibit will run through September 17, 2022.

There will be an exhibit opening on June 25, 20222 and we hope many of you can attend. We are planning a lunch get together that day. More details to follow.

A catalog will be published in time for the opening – thanks to Lavonne Dunetts!


 

 

SAQA 2022 Conference

The SAQA conference “Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art” was awesome and very well attended.  It was great to talk to so many people from so many different places. 

A special thanks to Margaret Abramshe for her inspirational talk last week at the SAQA Conference.  She discussed the concept of The Art Cycle and a having a regular practice, which she calls Art Yoga, and how this works for her.

 

Volunteer

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

Thanks to all of you who created and submitted Trunk Show pieces!  Our region submitted more than 100 pieces – 2 out of every 3 members submitted a piece.   This is an AMAZING accomplishment…thank you, thank you.  As a result, our region has qualified for a Free Trunk Show (about 50  7″ x 10″ pieces mounted on 8″ x 12″ mats) for up to 6 months. 

Susan and I are still looking for volunteers that would handle the scheduling and distribution of the SAQA Trunk Show in Wyoming. Please consider this opportunity and let us know if you can help us with this project.  This should only take you a few hours of volunteer time.  We hope to have the SAQA Trunk Show in the Front Range in mid-summer. Thanks for considering this request. Please contact Susan or Tree if you can help us with this task.   

 

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

 In the Main Gallery: Evolutions: Looking Back|Moving Forward; In the Northeast Gallery: What Did Ming Miss? Kathy Suprenant Solo Exhibit. Exhibits run through July 16, 2022.

The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibit that celebrates the work of Wyoming artists. The exhibition was established in 2000 under an initiative by Governor Geringer and is organized under the auspices of the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council. The 2022 exhibit will be on display through August 14th 2022 at the Wyoming State Capitol,  200 W. 24th, Cheyenne, WY. This year’s juror is Wade Patton. Three of our region’s artists were accepted. 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters exhibit, Transformations, will be showing at the Parker Arts Culture & Events, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138. The show runs from June 1, 2022 till July 29, 2022.  There will be an be an artist reception on July 1, 2022

The Higher Ground Fair, September 17 and 18, 2022 in Laramie, Wyoming will have a quilt show. The application for the quilt show is at this link: Entry Form Quilt Show 2021

2022 National Fine Art Show at the Lincoln Gallery, 429 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO will be showing from May 13 through June 2, 2022. 
 

FACE of Fiber in the ROCKIES will at the Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave. Estes Park CO, from June 10-July 16;11-5 daily.  www.FiberArtsEP.com

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Calls For Entry

39th Annual All Colorado Art Show  

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regions
State: Colorado
Entry Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 6/6/2022 

The City of Greenwood Village’s Curtis Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 39th Annual All Colorado Art Show. This exhibit is open for submissions from artists who reside in Colorado; artists may use any medium. The exhibit takes place from July 9 through August 27th, 2022, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 9th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Artists may submit either one or two individual pieces of work, with a maximum of 6 total images of those one or two pieces. This may be any combination of 2D and 3D work (e.g. one 2D piece; two 2D pieces; one 3D piece; two 3D pieces; or one 2D and one 3D piece). The maximum size is 48” x 48” including the frame.

Submission deadline is Monday, June 6th.
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10375

We are honored to have Libby Garon as this year’s juror. Libby is the Gallery Director for Walker Fine Art located in Denver’s Golden Triangle Arts District.  

 
Mountains & Rivers, R Gallery on CaFE.  Deadline for Entry: 6/19/22; Show Dates: 7/13-8/21/22

Member News

________________________________________________________________________

Please see the section on WILD!
 

Cynthia Jarest

Cyndi has a piece in two exhibits: the 2022 National Fine Art Show (Springtime in the Rockies)  and FACE of Fiber .  Congratulations Cyndi! 
SpringtimeInTheRockies1200JarestCBloomFull
 
 
Jean Herman
 
Jean Herman launched a brand new art gallery website. Here is the link: http://www.jeanherman.com
 

Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

Please direct Instagram messages and images to https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/ or Claudia Sheehan at klaeukchen@juno.com so that she knows who you are and she can, with your permission, re-post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account. 

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members:
Judy Allerheiligen  Grand Junction, CO; Tina Rae  Littleton, CO; Janet Spear  Durango, CO.

 

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

The next meeting will be held on May 16, 2022 via zoom at 10 AM.  Here is the meeting information:

Time: May 16, 2022 10:00 AM MST
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779435453?pwd=MnpXS0J4R0h5bHFKUm5JdGJ4SE5Qdz09

Meeting ID: 897 7943 5453
Passcode: 644726

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

I am the new manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform. I am trying to trim down who the account is following, which is over 1300 people at the present time. I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com.  No one who is following the account will be removed. I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers, 

Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

April 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for June 13th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a program, and a fun networking session!  Please join us.

 Zoom link information: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86523337768?pwd=R0d1NEo4VUwzK2FDbU5VM3B4Vm5kUT09

Meeting ID: 865 2333 7768 Passcode: 844315

Regional Exhibition

The entry window for our WILD! Regional Exhibition has closed. We received a total of 90 pieces from 47 artists. Thanks to everyone who summitted to this exhibit.  The judges will review the entries and choose the pieces for the exhibit by the end of April.

The exhibit will open at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, Utah. The opening reception will be held on Saturday June 25th, 2022 and the exhibit will run through September 17, 2022.


 

 

SAQA 2022 Conference

The next SAQA conference “Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art” will take place April 29-May 7, 2022.  Originally planned to take place in person, it will be a virtual conference again in 2022. It is interesting to note that the 2021 Conference, which was held virtually because of Covid, had the highest attendance of any of the SAQA  conferences before it. The cost and time savings for attendees to this event makes it accessible to many more people. Please consider making time for this event in your busy schedule. You will be glad you did! Click on this link to access information about the Conference at SAQA Conferences | SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates.

 

Volunteer

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

Thanks to all of you who created and submitted Trunk Show pieces!  Our region submitted more than 100 pieces – 2 out of every 3 members submitted a piece.   This is an AMAZING accomplishment…thank you, thank you.  As a result, our region has qualified for a Free Trunk Show (about 50  7″ x 10″ pieces mounted on 8″ x 12″ mats) for up to 6 months. 

Susan and I are still looking for volunteers that would handle the scheduling and distribution of the SAQA Trunk Show in Wyoming. Please consider this opportunity and let us know if you can help us with this project.  This should only take you a few hours of volunteer time.  We hope to have the SAQA Trunk Show in the Front Range in mid-summer. Thanks for considering this request. Please contact Susan or Tree if you can help us with this task.   

Volunteer Curators needed for Virtual Gallery program

DEADLINE TO APPLY: APRIL 15, 2022

If you’ve always dreamed of creating an exhibition, this is the perfect opportunity. The Virtual Gallery Committee is accepting applications now for the 2023 exhibition year (deadline to apply: April 15). 

Curating is an exciting form of creative expression that enables you to form a visual narrative using a wide breadth of voices and artwork. SAQA’s Virtual Gallery Volunteer Curator Program is designed to do just that: to give YOU the opportunity to develop a story you’d like to tell and to share it with the broader community. Take this opportunity to learn the behind-the-scenes operations of exhibition development and to build skills for reaching virtual audiences. This capability is crucial right now because virtual exhibitions are here to stay.

The committee will regularly review applications and, based on the submissions, will invite guest curators to produce an exhibition.  A Curator Coordinator will work with volunteer curators to oversee the overall exhibition process and to facilitate a dynamic viewing experience for website visitors. Guest curators will have the opportunity to create the visual narrative that’s presented on the website (scroll down for examples). The volunteer curator application link is below.

https://www.saqa.com/sites/default/files/resources/Virtual%20Gallery%20Curator%20Application-Amended_31Mar2022.docx

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

Opening In the Main Gallery on April 18, 2022: Evolutions: Looking Back|Moving Forward; In the Northeast Gallery: What Did Ming Miss? Kathy Suprenant Solo Exhibit. Opening April 18, 2022.

The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibit that celebrates the work of Wyoming artists. The exhibition was established in 2000 under an initiative by Governor Geringer and is organized under the auspices of the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council. The 2022 exhibit will be on display from February 14 through August 14th 2022 at the Wyoming State Capitol,  200 W. 24th, Cheyenne, WY. This year’s juror is Wade Patton. Three of our region’s artists were accepted. 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

The Higher Ground Fair, September 17 and 18, 2022 in Laramie, Wyoming will have a quilt show. The application for the quilt show is at this link: Entry Form Quilt Show 2021

Member News

________________________________________________________________________

Rosanna Lynne Welter

Lynne has a piece, “Hanging By A Thread”, in the Sacred Threads 2022 exhibit.  Congratulations Lynne.

Hanging By Thread_Full

Barb Gardner
 
Barb was recently listed in the Electric Quilt newsletter for a St Patrick’s Day design using a shamrock block and of course green colors. 
 
M. Lynette Holmes
 
Lynette is the Guest Artist at Steel City Art Works, with her exhibit “Contemporary Art Quilt Landscapes”. Her show runs through April 23, 2022.  The Steel City Art Works is located atv216 S. Union, Pueblo, CO.  
 
Jean Herman
 
Jean Herman launched a brand new art gallery website. Here is the link: http://www.jeanherman.com
 
Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

Please direct Instagram messages and images to https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/ or Claudia Sheehan at klaeukchen@juno.com so that she knows who you are and she can, with your permission, re-post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account. 

 

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members:

Shahar Boyayan of Salt Lake City UT; Tamara Buck of  Salt Lake City UT; Gina Cameron of Longmont CO; and Laura Miller of Cody WY

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

The next meeting will be held on April 18, 2022 via zoom at 10 AM.  Here is the meeting information:

Time: April 18, 2022 10:00 AM MST
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779435453?pwd=MnpXS0J4R0h5bHFKUm5JdGJ4SE5Qdz09

Meeting ID: 897 7943 5453
Passcode: 644726

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

**********************************************

 

Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

 

I am the new manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform. I am trying to trim down who the account is following, which is over 1300 people at the present time. I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com.  No one who is following the account will be removed. I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers, 

Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Events: a friends update March 2022

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed at the link above. Thanks for this information Barb!

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

March 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for March 8th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a program by Phillipa Lack from Wyoming. Phil will discuss painting silk, creating a fabric copy of this and then embellishing it.  After Phil’s presentation, we will have a fun networking session!  Please join us.

 Zoom link information: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82577578432?pwd=bGZ3ZURsTm9ka0trdis4UzE5d0RDQT09

Meeting ID: 825 7757 8432    Passcode: 094156

Regional Exhibition

It’s less than 4 months to the PREMIERE OPENING of our WILD! Regional Exhibition in Brigham City, Utah.  Are you ready?  In less than 30 days, on March 1st, the SAQA Store will open for entries.  March 31st is your LAST DAY to SUBMIT entries.  The cost is only $35 and you can submit up to 3 pieces.  What a deal!  It’s a great opportunity for you and your art to get exposure across Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.  It’s time to start working and finishing your submissions.  How about PHOTOGRAPHY?  Helpful hints can be found at https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry/digital-submission-guidelines

Another important part of your submission will be having a great ARTIST STATEMENT. SAQA has several resources that would be helpful in developing an Artist Statement for your artwork. Remember, you want to sell your piece to the jurors.  Resources available at
https://www.saqa.com/members/member-benefits/writing-artist-statements
For all the details regarding WILD!, check out https://www.saqa.com/events/wild-saqa-regional.

The exhibit will open at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, Utah. The opening reception will be held on Saturday June 25th, 2022 and the exhibit will run through September 17, 2022.


 

 

SAQA 2022 Conference

The next SAQA conference “Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art” will take place April 29-May 7, 2022.  Originally planned to take place in person, it will be a virtual conference again in 2022. It is interesting to note that the 2021 Conference, which was held virtually because of Covid, had the highest attendance of any of the SAQA  conferences before it. The cost and time savings for attendees to this event makes it accessible to many more people. Please consider making time for this event in your busy schedule. You will be glad you did! Click on this link to access information about the Conference at SAQA Conferences | SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates.

SAQA 2022 Spotlight Auction

Call for Submissions
 

The Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place during the 2022 SAQA Virtual Conference. This is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased to a world-wide audience. You do NOT have to attend the conference to participate (or bid).

We are looking for pieces 6” x 8” (portrait or landscape orientation), which we will display in mats with a 4.5″ x 6.5” opening and place in clear cellophane sleeves. The edges of the piece (.75″ all around) will be hidden from view in the final presentation. Raw, straight-stitched or zigzag edges are best.

Entry is open now though March 31, 2022.  Find out more here: https://www.saqa.com/events/2022-spotlight-auction-call-submissions

Volunteer

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

Thanks to all of you who created and submitted Trunk Show pieces!  Our region submitted more than 100 pieces – 2 out of every 3 members submitted a piece.   This is an AMAZING accomplishment…thank you, thank you.  As a result, our region has qualified for a Free Trunk Show (about 50  7″ x 10″ pieces mounted on 8″ x 12″ mats) for up to 6 months. 

Susan and I are still looking for two volunteers that would handle the scheduling and distribution of the SAQA Trunk Show in the Colorado Front Range and Wyoming. We have a member who is coordinating it for Western Colorado and Utah.  Please consider this opportunity and let us know if you can help us with this project.   This should only take you a few hours of volunteer time.  We hope to have the SAQA Trunk Show in the Front Range in mid-summer. Thanks for considering this request. Please contact Susan or Tree if you can help us with this task.

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

Currently on exhibit: In the Main Gallery: Men’s 16th Biennial Exhibit | Rocky Mountain Mile High; In the Northeast Gallery: Maynard Westlake Solo Exhibit .

The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibit that celebrates the work of Wyoming artists. The exhibition was established in 2000 under an initiative by Governor Geringer and is organized under the auspices of the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council. The 2022 exhibit will be on display from February 14 through August 14th 2022 at the Wyoming State Capitol,  200 W. 24th, Cheyenne, WY. This year’s juror is Wade Patton. Three of our region’s artists were accepted. 

The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

Member News

Wyoming Local Connections Group

The Wyoming Local Connections Group had an exhibit in Gillette, Wyoming. Here are some photos of the exhibit.

 

Images of the works are online with artist names and prices at this link:  avacenter.org

________________________________________________________________________

Congratulations to Kimberly Lacey for her piece “Copper Enamel Ammonite” that won 2nd place in Wall Quilts, Stationary Machine category at the AQS Daytona Beach Show.

74 Copper Enamel Ammonite 2017, 35x49

Margaret Abramshe

Congratulations to Margaret Abramshe.  Margaret was a guest on the Quilting Arts Podcast discussing re-imagining your art over your career as you evolve and change. 

The artists’ vast body of work may morph as they explore different genres, techniques, and subjects with varying levels of success. In this episode, the value of regularly re-imagining your art – and how one art quilter, Margaret Abramshe, approaches that concept, finding new and exciting ways to re-imagine and re-frame it are discussed. Here is the link.

 

Theresa Ely

Congratulations to Theresa Ely aka Tree who was recently featured in the Spring 2022 edition of Art Quilting Studio. She has three pieces featured in the Patchworks section of the magazine.

Sacred Threads 2022

A number of our region’s artists were accepted into Sacred Threads, 2022. Congratulations to Margaret Abramshe, Paula Straw, Bev Haring, Dorothy Raymond, Lynn Welter, Andra  Stanton, Robert Bein, Charlotte Jackson, and Mary Grande.  Send a photo so we can include it in the newsletter. 

This biennial exhibition was established to provide a venue for quilters of all faiths who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey. 

 
Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

Please direct Instagram messages and images to https://www.instagram.com/saqacoutwy/ or Claudia Sheehan at klaeukchen@juno.com so that she knows who you are and she can, with your permission, re-post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account. 

 

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members
Sharon Braunagel, Mesa CO;
Angela McPherson, Cheyenne WY; and 
Janie Pride, Durango CO

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

The next meeting will be held on March 21, 2022 via zoom at 10 AM.  Here is the meeting information:

Time: March 21, 2022 10:00 AM MST
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779435453?pwd=MnpXS0J4R0h5bHFKUm5JdGJ4SE5Qdz09

Meeting ID: 897 7943 5453
Passcode: 644726

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

See the Member News for information on their exhibit in Gillette. 

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

**********************************************

 

Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

 

I am the new manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform. I am trying to trim down who the account is following, which is over 1300 people at the present time. I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com.  No one who is following the account will be removed. I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers, 

Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Events: a friends update February 2022

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed at the link above. Thanks for this information Barb!

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com

February 2022 Newsletter SAQA CO/UT/WY

Regional Exhibition

It’s less than 6 months to the PREMIERE OPENING of our WILD! Regional Exhibition in Brigham City, Utah.  Are you ready?  In less than 30 days, on March 1st, the SAQA Store will open for entries.  March 31st is your LAST DAY to SUBMIT entries.  The cost is only $35 and you can submit up to 3 pieces.  What a deal!  It’s a great opportunity for you and your art to get exposure across Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.  It’s time to start working and finishing your submissions.  How about PHOTOGRAPHY?  Helpful hints can be found at https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry/digital-submission-guidelines

Another important part of your submission will be having a great ARTIST STATEMENT. SAQA has several resources that would be helpful in developing an Artist Statement for your artwork. Remember, you want to sell your piece to the jurors.  Resources available at
https://www.saqa.com/members/member-benefits/writing-artist-statements
For all the details regarding WILD!, check out https://www.saqa.com/events/wild-saqa-regional.


Regional Meeting

Please mark your calendars for March 8th at 4:00 p.m. mountain time for our next regional meeting.  We will have a short administrative update followed by a program by Phillipa Lack from Wyoming. Phil will discuss painting silk, creating a fabric copy of this and then embellishing it.  After Phil’s presentation, we will have a fun networking session!  Please join us.  

Zoom link information:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82577578432?pwd=bGZ3ZURsTm9ka0trdis4UzE5d0RDQT09

 Meeting ID: 825 7757 8432    Passcode: 094156

 

SAQA 2022 Conference

The next SAQA conference “Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art” will take place April 29-May 7, 2022.  Originally planned to take place in person, it will be a virtual conference again in 2022. It is interesting to note that the 2021 Conference, which was held virtually because of Covid, had the highest attendance of any of the SAQA  conferences before it. The cost and time savings for attendees to this event makes it accessible to many more people. Please consider making time for this event in your busy schedule. You will be glad you did! Click on this link to access information about the Conference at SAQA Conferences | SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates.

SAQA 2022 Spotlight Auction

Call for Submissions
 
The Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place during the 2022 SAQA Virtual Conference. This is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased to a world-wide audience. You do NOT have to attend the conference to participate (or bid).

We are looking for pieces 6” x 8” (portrait or landscape orientation), which we will display in mats with a 4.5″ x 6.5” opening and place in clear cellophane sleeves. The edges of the piece (.75″ all around) will be hidden from view in the final presentation. Raw, straight-stitched or zigzag edges are best.

Entry is open now though March 31, 2022.  Find out more here: https://www.saqa.com/events/2022-spotlight-auction-call-submissions

Volunteer

Trunk Show Volunteers Needed:

Thanks to all of you who created and submitted Trunk Show pieces!  Our region submitted more than 100 pieces – 2 out of every 3 members submitted a piece.   This is an AMAZING accomplishment…thank you, thank you.  As a result, our region has qualified for a Free Trunk Show (about 50  7″ x 10″ pieces mounted on 8″ x 12″ mats) for up to 6 months. 

Susan and I are still looking for two volunteers that would handle the scheduling and distribution of the SAQA Trunk Show in the Colorado Front Range and Wyoming. We have a member who is coordinating it for Western Colorado and Utah.  Please consider this opportunity and let us know if you can help us with this project.   This should only take you a few hours of volunteer time.  We hope to have the SAQA Trunk Show in the Front Range in early to mid-summer. Thanks for considering this request. Please contact Susan or Tree if you can help us with this task.

Exhibits and Shows

 

At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

Currently on exhibit: In the Main Gallery: Men’s 16th Biennial Exhibit | Rocky Mountain Mile High; In the Northeast Gallery: Maynard Westlake Solo Exhibit .

The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is a biennial juried exhibit that celebrates the work of Wyoming artists. The exhibition was established in 2000 under an initiative by Governor Geringer and is organized under the auspices of the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council. The 2022 exhibit will be on display from February 14 through August 14th 2022 at the Wyoming State Capitol,  200 W. 24th, Cheyenne, WY. This year’s juror is Wade Patton. Three of our region’s artists were accepted. 

Wyoming Local Connections Group will have an exhibit in Gillette, Wyoming.  The group, “Textile Artists of Wyoming”, show will run from February 1, 2022 until February 28, 2022 at the AVA Art Center, located at 509 W. 2nd St. Gillette, Wyoming.  The Artist reception will be February 10th, 2022 from 6-8 pm. Each artist will have two pieces in the show, with one of the pieces being a 30 X 30 inch challenge quilt with the theme “Celebration of Color”. 

Joan Sowada’s challenge piece is shown below. 

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The Front Range Contemporary Quilters virtual exhibit Portfolio 2022 is now available at this link:https://www.artquilters.org/galleries-and-exhibits/member-portfolio-gallery/ 

QuiltCon 2022 in sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild in going to be in Phoenix from February 16 to 20, 2022. https://www.quiltcon.com/

Member News

Judith Trager

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Judith Trager on January 19, 2022.  Judith was an amazing fiber artist, teacher, and mentor who shared her talents with the SAQA community. Judith had encephalitis and had recently suffered two strokes. She was able to be at home with hospice care at the end and her son Scott, daughter Jamal, husband Trager, and cousin Annette Hill-Onstott were all with her. 

From the Trager family : She lived a creative, sparkling, inquisitive life and had asked that her family and friends celebrate in her memory. 

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Congratulations to M. Lynette Holmes for her piece “Grasslands” that was accepted into the  Front Range Contemporary Quilters (FRCQ) online Portfolio 2022 exhibit. 

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Congratulations to Ruth Ann Adams and Margaret Abramshe who were recently featured in the Southern Utah Artist Group Guild Show at the Red Cliffs Gallery in St George Utah. 

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SAQA Gastronomy Exhibit

Congratulations to Michele Hardy  for her piece Circles #42; Diana Fox  for her piece Who Broke the Yolk?; Patricia Knott for her piece Lunch by the Sea at Cadaques; and Amanda Preston Araujo for her piece Pool Side Breakfast which were juried into the SAQA Gastronomy Global Exhibit.  Pat’s piece is highlighted below. 
 

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Jean Herman’s piece, “Harlequin a la Gris”, is showing at the Sync at 930 Santa Fe Drive in Denver and her piece “Follow Your Dreams is showing at the Art Students League of Denver, located at 200 Grant Street. The show goes through February 27th.

Jean Harmon Art

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Any members who have work exhibited, please let us know so we can share your news!  Send Photos!!!!!!

New SAQA Members

We want to extend a SPECIAL WELCOME to our newest SAQA regional members
Janice Donovan and Jo-Ann Holst.

Feel free to contact Susan or Tree if you’d like more details regarding our region. If you are interested in joining a Local Connections Group – see the information in the Local Connections section.  

Local Connections

Local connections are a group of SAQA members that meet and discuss fiber art topics in their geographic area.  Please contact Susan Serreze or Tree Ely if you have an idea for a Local Connections group in your area.   


Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Katrina Wright is coordinating the scheduling of meetings. This is a vibrant group of talented artists who are exploring their art together.  This group is meeting monthly virtually generally on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10AM, with an occasional in-person meeting.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, contact Linda Laird or Katrina Wright.

The Colorado Springs Local Connections group will exhibit their show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.  Stay tuned for more updates.


Local Connections: Northern Colorado

The next meeting will be held on February 21, 2022 via zoom at 10AM.  Here is the meeting information:

Time: February 21, 2022 10:00 AM MST
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779435453?pwd=MnpXS0J4R0h5bHFKUm5JdGJ4SE5Qdz09

Meeting ID: 897 7943 5453
Passcode: 644726

Please contact Susan if you have ideas for meetings and play dates! 

Contact Susan Serreze at serreze@comcast.net if you want to join our group. 


Local Connections: Wyoming

This talented group of artists is meeting virtually in Wyoming.  They meet on the 2nd Thursday monthly to share their ideas and work.  

Be sure to put on your calendar, the Wyoming Local Connections group show in Gillette, Wyoming in February 2022.  More information to follow.  

Contact Deb Zelenak if you would like to join this group.

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Juried Artists Program

Juried Artist Member is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio including a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art.  Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are well-represented in this membership category.

Margaret Abramshe
Regina Benson
Michele Hardy 
Diana Fox 
Bev Haring  
Jean Herman 
Sandra Hoefner 
Annette Kennedy 
Denise Labadie 
Kim Lacy
Kay Liggett 
Lea McComas
Melody Money
Dorothy Raymond
Joan Sowada 
Judith Trager
Valerie White
Charlotte Ziebarth

Click on any of their names, and be taken to their Juried Artist page on the SAQA website—where you can see more images of their art. 

For more information, see:
Want to become a Juried Artist? (SAQA Journal article by Dorothy Raymond). 

Do you want to become a Juried Artist? (Powerpoint presentation by Dorothy Raymond, includes body of work samples).  Thank you Dorothy for your work and commitment to this program!

Want to become a Juried Artist? Click here to learn how to apply, and see the resources available to help you achieve this goal. 

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm. Eastern (11 am Pacific). Each talk requires a separate preregistration. Recordings of previous talks are available:  View Recordings

Want to stay informed about Textile Talks?

Click here for more info and to sign up for the email newsletter


Join the conversation!

Hello SAQA CO/WY/UT region Instagram users;Csheenan

I am the new manager of the SAQA CO/WY/UT Instagram account. I am trying to get to know all the members of the SAQA region encompassing Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming on this social media platform. I am trying to trim down who the account is following, which is over 1300 people at the present time. I would like to set the Instagram account to exclusively follow SAQA members who registered our region either as a primary or secondary region when you joined SAQA.  In this way I am hoping this subset of members will be able to interact more on a regional basis. Please direct message me at this account so that I know who you are.  In this way, if you post something through the platform from your account.  I want, with your permission, to re post photos of your work and announcements to the regional account.  My ambition is to help members of the region communicate better with one another.

You can also email your account name to my email address at klaeukchen@juno.com

No one who is following the account will be removed.

I look forward to meeting and seeing your work on Instagram.

Cheers, 
Claudia Sheehan

@saqacoutwy

Facebook (both are SAQA members only):

SAQA – Members Only

SAQA CO/UT/WY

Link to Utah Quilt Events: http://www.utahquiltguild.org/

Link to Colorado Events: a friends update Jan 2022

Member Barb Gardner compiles a list of goings on in our region.  Document can be viewed at the link above. Thanks for this information Barb!

Many exhibition opportunities with the SAQA Calls for Entry. Traveling?  Check out the SAQA Calendar of Events  for current and upcoming exhibitions.


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Reps

Susan Serreze: serreze@comcast.net
Tree Ely: ely60stpaul@gmail.com