Mary Louise Gerek and Joan Sowada will be hosting a regional member’s meeting in Gillette, WY, June 11, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The location is the AVA Community Art Center, located 509 W. 2nd St., Gillette, WY 82716.
Joan invites anyone who arrives before 1:00 to visit her studio, located at 206 W. Hogeye Dr. Gillette, WY 82716. It is a two minute drive from the studio to the Art Center. Joan has graciously offered to put anyone up for either night in her two guest rooms, one with king bed and other with a queen bed, (not fancy). Please contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org to make any arrangements with her.
All CO/UT/WY members are invited to attend. We have also inviting our members from Montana to join us. I look forward to meeting everyone. I will have a SAQA book and a book by Michael James as door prizes and lots of info on what SAQA is up to these days.
Mary Louise Gerek, Regional Rep CO/UT/WY
New Venue for Under the Western Sun
The folks at Handi Quilter in North Salt Lake, Utah, have agreed to have a major portion of the pieces from our show, Under the Western Sun, hang in their facility from October 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018.
We’re delighted to have this additional exposure for these pieces.
For now, you can catch the show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum until July 22. It will then travel to Socorro, NM for display at The Macey Center from July 24 to September 11. Be sure to see this impressive regional exhibit.
Saturday-Sunday, September 9 & 10 | 9am-5pm
$250 members / $275 Non-Member
+ est. $35 materials fee payable to DAC on first day of class
(Payment can be made in two installments. To register in two payments, call Doug Gonzalez at (970) 259-2606, Ext 13 or Sandra Butler, Ext 15)
Limited to 12 students
NEXT will be held August 26, 2017 at the beautiful, newly-renovated Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado. This event will be part of a fabulous weekend of fiber art beginning with the opening of the 75 art quilt exhibit at the Dairy on August 25. Following the symposium, there will be a three-day workshop with Betty Busby at The Dairy, August 27, 28, 29.
The keynote speaker will be Alice Zrebiec, former curator of textiles at the Denver Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Panelists will address what comes NEXT in the growth of the art quilt movement and include Regina Benson (installation artist), Nancy Bavor (Curator, San Jose Quilt Museum), Judith Content (silk artist and jeweler), Lisa Ellis (SAQA president), Susan Else (3-D fiber artist), Elaine Quehl (Canada) and Alison Muir (Australia), Mary McCauley and others.
Cost for the symposium will be $115 with a $20 discount for SAQA members (use code SAQA17). Included in this fee is a catered lunch.
Registration is through the Dairy Barn.
Diana Fox from Denver had a piece accepted into Quilt National, which opens the weekend of May 27th. Her piece is #1 in the Rain series, Purple Rain.