CO/UT/WY October Mid Month News

Upcoming Events of Interest to Fiber Artists

HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF BOULDER  A celebration of all things fiber.   November 2-5.  Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont.

Enjoy this unique event presented by over one hundred Front Range fiber artists.  There will be a juried exhibit of work by members.

You will  find thousands of quality handmade fibers for sale, including knitting,  yarns, spinning, weaving, quilting,  felting, baby and children’s items, wall art, jewelry, clothing and accessories,  holiday decorations, and more.  Think holiday gifts for yourself and others.

Join us for the fashion show at 1PM Saturday and demonstrations on all days.

Admission and parking are free.   Visit  www.HandweaversOfBoulder.org   for details and to sign up for an e-postcard for future sales.

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October News Letter CO/UT/WY

Local Connections Groups Starting

October saw two group meetings in Colorado.  First, there was a meeting in Colorado Springs attended by 6 SAQA members, very happy to get to know each other.  They have decided to continue, meeting on the second Saturday of each month at 10 am.  The next meeting  and will be meeting again at the home of Linda Laird, on October 14.  The address is 2990 Rapsody Dr, Colorado Springs, CO.  Please let Jenae Redmond know if you will be attending (jenae@justaquiltinggeek.com).

The second meeting was held in Denver.  We had 13 members attend and a great time was had by all.  Please note the “Cocktail Bunny” (a little bright in the photo) was lit, so the wine was enjoyed by several members.  The Denver group will continue discussing how it wants to continue.  However, the members were very happy to meet and get to know each other.  A great time was had by all at both meetings.

Call for Entry:  Life Along the Rio Grand Form and Instructions

Entries will be accepted beginning at 12:01 am MST on November 10, 2017.

Entry fee payment links and shipping instructions will be sent with your acceptance note beginning November 12.

The first 35 entries to come in will be accepted, the rest will be placed on a waiting list.

Please complete the following form and email it and your images back to Betty Busby at fbusby3@comcast.net

Artist:

Address:

Phone:

email:

website (optional):

title:

artist statement- 100 words max:

sale price :

 

Note: SAQA does not take a percentage of sales for regional exhibitions.  However, each venue will, the commission for each ranges from 20-40%- price your work accordingly.  Work must not be sold privately during the run of the show, and sale prices may not be changed.

However, work may be withdrawn between venues if you choose.

OR

insurance value if not for sale : you must include this if your work is NFS

artist statement- 100 word maximum:

 

Photo image instructions-

images should be labeled with the artist’s last name, followed by the title of the work.

Include one with all edges of the piece showing, and one detail image.

Images should be a minimum of 1800 pixels on the longest side.

Do NOT send images in the body of the email, they need to be sent as attachments.

Quality images are important- we plan to publish a catalog of the show, poor quality images may be excluded.

Original work only- kits and patterns not accepted.

The full prospectus of the show is on the SAQA website here-

please note that all members of the included regions are invited to submit work, whether you reside in the region or not.

http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5480

Betty Busby

Member News

Animals with Attitude

Animal Portraits by Barbara Yates Beasley

Amani by Barbara Yates Beasley

Colorado State University

Veterinary Hospital Show

November 4 —December 28, 2017

I am honored to be invited back to CSU for a show in the lobby of the veterinary hospital. There are twelve new animals including Sanford the llama and our own Roxy, as the Yellow Dog of Arles.

You can visit the animals during lobby hours 8 AM – 10 PM. They’re located in the waiting area just inside the main entrance at 300 West Drake Rd, Ft Collins, Co. Visit through December 28, 2017.

Sewing for Disaster Relief at eQuilter:

Here is a letter sent by eQuilter, a serious SAQA supporter, for us to share with all of our regional members.  Please help if you can.  Many thanks, Luana for helping us help.

Dear Mary Louise,

As I am sure you are well aware, there have been multiple recent disasters
and those of us not affected by the storms, fires and earthquakes, are
trying to keep up with relief efforts…and what is the best way to help.
eQuilter and Mission of Love have distributed over 12,000 donated comfort
quilts for disaster relief, medical patients, orphans, etc. since 2000. We
have already distributed disaster relief supplies to a remote coastal
community in Texas post-Harvey. Mission of Love is gearing up to help in
Puerto Rico. Quilts will be distributed to several areas for disaster
relief.

We are opening up our eQuilter.com 2000 sq ft classroom to groups or
individuals who would like to get together to sew comfort quilts, to be
delivered by Mission of Love to those most affected by these recent events.
WE WILL PROVIDE THE FABRIC!

We have scheduled special sewing days on two Saturdays in October – on 10/14
and 10/21 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

If area members of SAQA would like to schedule a sewing day, we have a local
BERNINA dealer who may provide machines, depending on the dates. You can of
course bring in your own machine as well.

Size: We suggest small bed quilts for children and adults. Many people are
living in small temporary housing situations, and children especially are
vulnerable to the trauma of losing all of their possessions.

Backing and Batting: We will also donate as much batting and backing as
possible for in-house Sewing Days. Not knowing how many quilt tops may be
produced.we will work with our suppliers for any extra donations needed. We
will supply fabric for all of the quilt tops that can be made in-house on
our Sewing Days.

Please call us and RSVP so we know we how many people to expect on the 2
weekends. Further dates can be scheduled based on input from the quilting
community.

On behalf of Luana, we ask you to share this news through your social media,
newsletters, etc. if possible.  I will also be sending an email to Anne
Severn, and appreciate both of your time in reading this email.

Best regards,

Dana

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From Dana Lacy Chapman at
www.eQuilter.com
email:  service@eQuilter.com
Toll Free: 877-322-7423
Local: 303-527-0856
eQuilter. Better than Chocolate. No Calories!

 

SAQA CO/UT/WY September Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Local Connections Meetings:

Join us in Colorado Springs Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the home of member Linda Laird, 2990 Rhapsody Drive.  All  members are invited, especially those in the Colorado Springs area. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Mary Louise Gerek at ML@MLFiberArts.com

The second upcoming meeting is on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the home of Jean Tutolo, 737 York St. in Denver, CO. All members are invited, especially those in the Denver area.  For planning purposes, please RSVP to Mary Louise Gerek at ML@MLFiberArts.com

Each agenda is the same

Meet other SAQA members in our region.
View SAQA’s new video.
Share ideas about what you would like from SAQA and our regional group.
Learn about Local Connections groups.
Discuss possibilities for local exhibitions.

It looks like we are putting together some lively meetings.  Several folks have already responded.  Please let us know if you plan to come, and which meeting you will attend.

Anyone who is willing to host a meeting in your area, please contact Mary Louise at the above email.


Photo courtesy of Betty Busby

Our region was so fortunate to have the NEXT Symposium right here in our backyard!

Featuring talks about the state of the art, where our art is going and what collectors think about what we’re doing, the August 26 gathering of fiber enthusiasts was full of exciting energy and friendly conversation.

Panelists included publishers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and artists.

Video was done during the symposium, and we hope to see it available on the SAQA website in the future so everyone can enjoy the presentations that were made.

A big Thank You to The Dairy Arts Center for hosting this event as well as to the sponsors eQuilter, FRCQ and SAQA.

The 75 Exhibit which features all new work by Judith Trager and 25 invited artists from around the world will continue at The Dairy Arts Center (2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO) through October 22


For those who want to remember the 75 Exhibit…

The catalog for 75 A Celebration of New Works in Fiber is available on Amazon for $20.00.

If you have not seen the exhibit yet, it is on display at the Dairy Art Center, Boulder, CO until October 22.


Member News

Sheridan, Wyoming Showing of the SAQA Trunk Show

SAQA Artists on Tour: An up close and personal view of art quilts made by members of SAQA, Studio Art Quilt Associates, an international organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them.

September 11—22, 2017
Sheridan Community College
Martensen Gallery, Whitney Academic Center
8 am—5 pm , Monday—Friday
Artists’ Reception Tuesday, September 12 , 4—6 pm

Solo Exhibit

Melody Randol will have a SOLO EXHIBIT titled SEDUCTIVE SETTINGS at Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California, OCT 21, 2017 – JAN 7, 2018.  Opening reception is OCT 21, 5-7 PM.  The show includes six new major works by Melody.  Dimensions of each quilt: 54” x 24” © 2017

If you are passionate about landscape art, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Melody Randol.  She is teaching a 5-day workshop in San Diego, CA.

ART OF THE LAND

October 16-20, 2017

Sponsored by Visions Art Museum

For more information, please contact Visions Art Museum http://www.visionsartmuseum.org/ or Melody Randol randolm@earthlink.net


Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Regional Reps

Mary Louise Gerek, Fort Collins, CO     ml@mlfiberarts.com

Anne Severn, Loveland CO    severn.anne@gmail.com

Please contact us with any questions and send us event notices to include in the newsletter.

Local Connections Groups – Colorado Springs & Denver

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, members from Colorado/Utah/Wyoming SAQA Region will be gathering from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the home of member Linda Laird, 2990 Rhapsody Dr., Colorado Springs, CO. All  members are invited, especially those in the Colorado Springs area. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Mary Louise Gerek at ML@MLFiberArts.com

The agenda will be the same at both meetings:                                                           Meet other SAQA members in our region.
View SAQA’s new video.
Share ideas about what you would like from SAQA
and our regional group.
Learn about Local Connections groups.
Discuss possibilities for local exhibitions.

The second upcoming meeting is on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the home of Jean Tutolo, 737 York St. in Denver, CO. All members are invited, especially those in the Denver area.  For planning purposes, please RSVP to Mary Louise Gerek at ML@MLFiberArts.com

Next is Almost Here

Dear NEXT Symposium participants and 75 artists,

I can’t believe that we are just a week away from the big 75/NEXT weekend! With thousands of details still to be finished, quilts still to be hung on gallery walls, and people to greet from all over the world, I thought I would take a moment to tell you about a few logistical details regarding the weekend.

First, let me apologize. Boulder is a college town and beginning the 22nd about 4,000 freshmen will be moving into their dorms. This madness lasts through the weekend as parents from all over descend upon our quiet, beautiful town. You’ll be caught in this madness in the fact of increased traffic and busier restaurants. No worries, though, we have a surfeit of fine food in Boulder and no one will go hungry. And, the Symposium includes coffee breaks and lunch. There may be some parking concerns but the Dairy Arts Center has a reasonable parking lot behind the building with additional parking just north of the building.

Now the important stuff:

The gala opening for the 75 exhibition is Friday evening, August 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Dairy. Please come and bring your family and friends. There are 46 invited artists who will be showing new work plus a solo show of new work by me.

The SAQA-NEXT Symposium begins the next morning, August 26 at 9:30 a.m., again at the Dairy Arts Center. We still have a few spaces left if someone wants to sign up and hasn’t. We have a wonderful program in store for you and are delighted you will be here. The program is exciting with voices that are in the thick of the art quilt movement both in the U.S. and overseas. We’re looking forward to it. I’ve included a program with this email.

There will be a Meet-the-Artist Event on Sunday, August 27 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Dairy Arts Center. We hope to see many of you when we will have time to visit and look at the really stupendous new fiber art.

For more information on the Dairy Arts Center itself, our program and exhibitions, and maps, please go to our website, www.thedairy.org.

Thank you for committing your weekend to glorious Boulder and to this great fiber art event. I look forward to greeting each and every one of you.

With best wishes,

Judith Trager

August 2017 – CO/UT/WY Newsletter

Introducing our new Regional Rep:  Anne Severn

Anne grew up in a household that nurtured her enthusiasm of creativity.  At an early age a needle was placed in her hand and she was encouraged to sew whatever her heart desired.  One of Anne’s early creations was Snoopy atop his doghouse which was “masterfully stitched” on burlap.  She is continually inspired by her mother and grandmother who were very proud to have achieved Embroiders’ Guild Master Craftsman.  Anne has taken every opportunity to learn knitting, crocheting, spinning wool, embroidery, making quilts and most recently techniques for art quilts.

While in her twenties, Anne developed a love and involvement with traditional quilting, using cardboard templates for her first quilt block pieces.  Learning to do needle turn applique veered her creative life in a direction that has evolved into making art quilts.  The pieces she creates are stylistic, somewhere between realism and abstract.  Being in a continual process of exploration has resulted in each subsequent art quilt piece she creates being different.

“I love the moment when any uncertainty I may have with a piece disappears and is replaced with the joy of what it has become.  I am often inspired by both nature and human’s effects on nature and my work reflects this.  To achieve the colors I desire I use acrylic paint on fabric and also have been dyeing fabrics.  Raw edge applique now rules the day and of course I enjoy adding embroidery to wherever I can.”

Anne has had her work juried into exhibitions.  “I am very appreciative of the opportunities SAQA has given me to show my work nationally and very soon internationally.”  Anne is also very involved with the Front Range Contemporary Quilters, outside of Denver.  She makes her home in Loveland, Colorado where she enjoys the company of her husband, adult children and their families, and their dog Athena.

And, Saying Good-Bye and Thank You to Bev Haring

It has been my pleasure to serve as the rep for this region.  This area has amazing members!

I will still be active in working on projects for our region, but it’s time for someone else to lead.    I’m looking forward to where Anne and Mary Louise will take us next!

Thank you, Bev, for all of your hard work and vision.  It has been great fun to work with you – I learned a lot and feel ready to move forward.   Mary Louise

Update on Life Along the Rio Grande Call for Entry

 Description:35 contemporary mixed media fiber art works measuring 32” wide by 48” long.  These will be created by artists living in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and surrounding states.

Entry guidelines:

Title:Life Along the Rio Grande

Theme: The wonderful variety of living things along the vitally important Rio Grande River. Work could explore historical or cultural themes, scientific or geological topics, or social and environmental issues touching the flora, fauna, and people of the Rio Grande.

Abstract and representational work will be accepted.

Eligibility: SAQA members in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado/Utah/Wyoming

Selection: this show will NOT be juried- the first 35 works entered will be accepted to the initial venue.

A waiting list of additional pieces will be maintained to replace pieces that are sold.

Venues: Premiering at the Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, April 6-May 12 ’18

Macey Center at New Mexico Tech –October 1-November 15 ‘18

Additional venues TBA

Requirementsuniform size is 48″ in height and 32″ in width. (yes, that means that everything needs to be that size)

This will be a traveling exhibition, quilts must be able to be rolled and packed, please no fragile embellishments.

A legible label must be stitched to the back of each work with the title, artist, and artist’s contact information.

A regular 4″ sleeve will also need to be stitched to the back.

Calendar:

Call for entry issued March, 2017

Entries accepted beginning November 10, 2017 at 12:01 am MST, and continuing until all 35 spots in the show are filled.

Entry will be by simple email to Betty Busby, curator, and payment of the $35 entry fee will be made through the SAQA online store.

Entry forms and instructions will be distributed prior to the November application date. Keep an eye out.

Upcoming Small Group Meetings:

The purpose of our Small Group Meetings is to have the members in a smaller part of our region get to know each other, and hopefully continue to meet and share work and ideas.  We had a very successful meeting in Wyoming in June.  We are working to get other meetings together in various parts of our region.

The first upcoming meeting is on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the home of member Linda Laird, 2990 Rhapsody Dr., Colorado Springs, CO. All  members are invited, especially those in the Colorado Springs area. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Mary Louise Gerek at ML@MLFiberArts.com

The second upcoming meeting is on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the home of Jean Tutolo, 737 York St. in Denver, CO. All members are invited, especially those in the Denver area.  For planning purposes, please RSVP to Mary Louise Gerek at ML@MLFiberArts.com

Anyone who is willing to host a meeting in your area, please contact Mary Louise at the above email.  Also, there will be more details on the meetings as planning proceeds.

Remember NEXT is coming!!  Its not too late to register…

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Don’t miss this opportunity to “hob nob with the wizards” right here in our own back yard.

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 Arts Center.

Tickets for NEXT, the symposium

Further details on symposium and housing

Under the Western Sun has moved on to New Mexico.

Under the Western Sun – Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

If you are near Socorro, New Mexico, be sure to stop at the The Macey Center to see Under the Western Sun, from July 24 to September 11.  This will be the final opportunity to see the complete exhibit.  The wonderful 3D pieces will not be traveling to Utah.  More details on the Utah venue next month.

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Regional Representatives

Mary Louise Gerek – ML@MLFiberArts.com

Anne Severn – severn.anne@gmail.com

Continue reading

July 2017 – Newsletter

Had a Terrific Meeting with Wyoming Members in Gillette, WY

It was a small, but talented group that met in Gillette, WY. We are standing beneath a piece by Joan Sowada, our host.  Also Heidi Heuerman.  We talked about our work, art and various techniques.  Great fun was had by all.  Look for a meeting coming to your neighborhood in the (hopefully) near future.

More Members Showing their Work Nationally

Four members from our region were juried in to H2Oh! which opened June 25th at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.  Congratulations to Gay Lasher, Judith Duffield, Margaret Abramshe and Regina Benson.

You can view a slideshow of the show here

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Patricia Anderson Turner will exhibit in the international art show, “Art of Engagement” at the Touchstone Gallery in the heart of Washington, DC. Touchstone was voted the Best Small Gallery in all of the DC area by the Washington Post for 2016. Turner’s work, “Day At The Beach”, was chosen from 752 entries by Jack Rasmussen, Ph.D, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center since 2004. The exhibit runs from August 4 through 26 at 9th and New York Avenue, the reception is August 4, from 6 – 8:30.
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Don’t miss this opportunity to “hob nob with the wizards” right here in our own back yard.

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 Arts Center.

Tickets for NEXT, the symposium

Further details on symposium and housing

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And…      There is still time to see Under the Western Sun

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. The exhibit then travels to HandiQuilter in North Salt Lake, UT from October 1 to January 1. Be sure to see this impressive regional exhibit.

 

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June Newsletter – Lots going on!

Regional Meeting

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  joansowada@gmail.com 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.


Uncrown

In September, Surface Design Association member and renowned artist Pat Hickman will be in Durango, Colorado  for a series of events.
Friends of the Art Library at the Durango Arts Center will host an exhibit as well as a two-day workshopentitled OPENINGS: Netting and Looping
The exhibit info below contains links to the workshop. 
OPENINGS: Netting and Looping
with Pat Hickman
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
This workshop will encourage participants to explore visual ideas suggested through openwork textile structure, primarily that of knotted netting and knotless netting. Reserving space for air and the importance of what is “not there” will be built into conceptually based quick studies and studio projects, both 2-D and 3-D. There will be exploration with a variety of materials, including gut (hog casings), Hickman’s signature material, using it as both structure and skin in netting. Other materials include colored wire and waxed linen thread. The workshop is less a “how to”, more an experience in discovery, questioning, and ongoing ways of working. No previous knowledge of these textile structures is required, just a willingness to explore and learn.
Pat Hickman will be featured in a solo exhibit, Here, Still, in the DAC Art Library, September 8-October 28.  Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 8 at 5pm.
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Don’t miss this opportunity to “hob nob with the wizards” right here in our own back yard.

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.

Tickets for NEXT, the symposium

Further details on symposium and housing

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 Member Announcements

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.

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May 2017 News – Report on Lincoln 2017 and more…

SAQA Conference in Lincoln, NE

I just attended my first SAQA Conference at Lincoln and I was blown away.  Being in the company of all the wonderful artists that were there was so exciting and energizing.  I came back inspired to work in my studio and get to work for you.  Here are some of the highlights.

First, I spent two days with other regional reps learning the ins and outs of this job.  Hopefully, the activity you see from me from now on will reflect what I learned.  I got to know the Rep from Montana/Idaho (Carol Kimble) so look for some joint gatherings.  Two other regions want us to join them in a multi-regional show (details will be forthcoming when we have the approvals and plans in place.

We also talked about Regional Meetings.  I will be working with our regional members to set up local groups that SAQA is calling Local Connections.  You will hear more details soon.  I will send out announcements for each one in separate emails.  I am really looking forward to meeting more of you.

The conference itself was great.  We spend a whole day at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.  The SAQA exhibit Layered Voices was on display as well as an installation exhibit of 50 log cabin quilts designed by artist Luke Haynes.  The most exciting part was the visit to the quilt preservation and storage area.

 

The rest of the program included several very informative Lightening Talks including those by Christi Beckman, Regina Benson, Denice Labadie from Colorado, and Joan Sowada from Wyoming (25% of all Lightening talks from our region!!), two panel presentations and a talk by Michael James showing how his work has changed over the four decades he has been quilting.

I also learned how to play Bananagrams and other quite useful skills that will remain unnamed.

Next year, the conference (TEXtiles 2018) will be held April 5-8, 2018 in San Antonio, TX..  If you can, I really urge you to go.  It is was fun, inspirational experience.  The following two conferences will be in San Jose, CA and Toronto, Ontario. Check the SAQA website for dates.

Mary Louise Gerek, Co-Rep for CO/UT/WY

Regional Meeting in Gillette, WY

Mary Louise and her DH, Jim, are taking a trip that will lead them through Gillette, WY in June.  DH has generously given her a half day from their vacation to meet with SAQA members in the area.  (If anyone has hints for a hike, or some activity for him while we meet, I would appreciate it!)

So, Mary Louise will be at the AVA Community Art Center, located 509 W. 2nd St., Gillette, WY 82716, Sunday, June 11, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  We will have light refreshments and there will be a door prize for a lucky member in attendance. Please come and join us in talking about SAQA, what we want SAQA to be for us and just getting to know each other.  All regional members are welcome.  We are also inviting SAQA members from Montana to join us. It is all in the geography…

See you in Wyoming.

Shows/Exhibitions

Congratulations to Charlotte Ziebarth of Boulder for her show at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, CA.  Her show, Earth Wind and Water opened April 18 and will remain on exhibit through July 2.

by Charlotte Ziebarth, Boulder, CO.

A New Call for Entries

We have been invited by the New Mexico Region to join them in a show titled Life Along the Rio Grande

The complete call for entries is on the 2018 Regional Show tab of our blog

Time to get back in the studio and make some new work!

To Contact Your Reps:

Mary Louise Gerek, ml@mlfiberarts.com

Bev Haring, webspinner51@Yahoo.com