What are you up too????

quoteArtists inspire me. That’s why I am a member of SAQA.

I love to find out what our SAQA artists are up too. This week I heard from some artists and already I am inspired by their accomplishments.

Patty Hawkins is off to San Diego to share in the revelry of our  Colorado artists who will  be on exhibit in Quilt Vision’s Museum show:  THE SKY’S THE LIMIT. The show opens Saturday, Oct. 11. Colorado is well represented by artists: Linda Beach, Vicki Carlson, Jeanne Grey, Jean Herman, Melody Randol, Carol Watkins. Patty says “It will be wonderful to see the exhibit our panel of three chose”  Panel members  were Sue Benner, Patty Hawkins and Bruce Hoffman.

Congratulations to Lea McComas

Bike Boys (1)“Bike Boys” will receive a major award at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, and “Panning for Gold”  will win a prize in the Pictorial Wall Quilt category.  She won’t know the specifics of the prizes until the awards ceremony on October 28.  Panning for Gold (1)Lea will be speaking at the “Winner’s Circle Luncheon” on Wednesday, October 29 and spending a good bit of time by her winning quilts talking with people during the festival.  Please stop and say hello to Lea

Lea has a new book Thread Painted Portraits. It will be available at the end of October.  Look for it at  the Houston Quilt Festival and in quilt stores near you very soon.  Advance orders can be placed by emailing McComasFiberArt@aol.com

Lea will be the featured artist on an upcoming episode of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.  Taping of this episode will take place  Saturday, November 15.  0KwsytZB6ENaMxzdzSDr3dEdSFYWjDNAGwedBaSKYHCidVlNK2Bjf2eOtS435l13

Regina Benson is “On Fire” You can still catch the PBS Arts District program that features a visit to Regina’s studio, an interview with her about her artistic vision and the PBS crew’s visit to the opening of the show: http://video.rmpbs.org/video/2365332247/ artsdistrictheader570x200.jpg__570x200_q85Lithuanian born and currently living in Colorado, Regina maintains an active studio practice in Golden while show-casing her work nationally and internationally. You can read the Crave Magazine article about Regina’s current show at http://cravemagazinedenver.com/catching-fire-ice-cube-gallery/ and you can see more of Regina’s work at www.reginabenson.comRegina’s show, “Catching Fire”, continues through October 11 at Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut St., Denver, Colorado www.icecubegallery.com

NO BLOG NEXT SUNDAY –

( My excuse is I am off to get my daughter married.)

I’ll be in touch on the 19th!

Margaret

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