June 2018 Newsletter CO/UT/WY SAQA

 

Announcing a Virtual SAQA CO/UT/WY Regional Meeting – June 2, 2018

 

Mary Louise and I, and some of you, have noted the difficulty in gathering our regional members together with the distances involved. We do have a large region with lots of open territory between members. So, we are trying a new strategy…

Saturday, June 2, from 10:00 AM to Noon, we will have a virtual meeting on the SAQA meeting platform ZOOM. We will send you the link in an email, it is also available below.  When you click on the link, there will be a way to download the proper software to your computer. Then, you just join the meeting.

As Reps, we have a monthly meeting with SAQA on ZOOM. We have found it easy to use and it is easy to share a screen and have video show and tell, or a slide presentation. Other regions have used ZOOM with great success (including the region that is all of South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean). With your participation, it will work for us.

This region is filled with wonderful, talented artists. The best way to support each other is to share our ideas and our work. Our plan for the meeting is for you to get to know us, and everyone to get to know each other.

We hope you will be able to join us on June 2.       –Anne

Hi there,

Studio Art Quilt Associates is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CO/UT/WY Regional Virtual Meeting

Time: Jun 2, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern Time/10:00AM MT

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/676543538

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +16468769923,,676543538#  or +16699006833,,676543538#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968

    Meeting ID: 676 543 538

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NEW!!  Local Connections: Northern Denver Metro/Boulder

There has been interest in a SAQA Local Connections group for the Boulder/Northern Metro area – we now have something planned!  Please join Mary Louise Gerek, Anne Severn (regional co-reps) and Carol Eaton (hostess) for a SAQA Local Connections meeting in Westminster, CO on Saturday, June 16 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The plan is to talk about SAQA and your relationship with it, learn about each other and your art (please bring Show & Tell), and have a good time together.  Please RSVP to Anne (severn.anne@gmail.com) and she will send you the address.

Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Jenae Redmond forwarded this information on an upcoming meeting:

I’ve just gotten back from a seminar for Creative Professionals on growing your business which I will be happy to share at our next meeting.  Kim was nice enough to write up a nice summary of our last meeting and share directions on her Pebbles Class. Linda Laird has a lot to share.  If you have someone who wants to attend our meetings – please forward.

Contact Jenae Redmond if you are new and want to join the group.

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LIFE ALONG THE RIO GRANDE (SAQA REGIONAL EXHIBITION)   •   various locations
April 3, 2018 – January 26, 2019

Regions: New Mexico, Texas, Colorado/Utah/Wyoming

The wonderful variety of living things along the vitally important Rio Grande River is explored in this exhibition. Historical and cultural themes, scientific and geological topics are all represented by artists living along the river.

CO/UT/WY has several members accepted into this combined region exhibit.

SCHEDULE: 
April 3, 2018 – June 9, 2018
Branigan Cultural Center                                                                                                     Las Cruces, NM                                                                                                        Reception: April 6, 2018 from 5 – 8pm

June 23, 2018 – August 4, 2018
First Unitarian Church                                                                                           Albuquerque, NM

October 1, 2018 – November 19, 2018                                                                             Macey Center
Socorro, NM

December 1, 2018 – January 26, 2019                                                                          Roswell Museum
Roswell, NM                                                                                                              Reception: December 1, 2018 from 5 – 7pm

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Member News

Lea McComas has just launched a new project and needs help getting the word out – needing 250 entries by June 1. Please pass this info on to your local peeps:

We’re building a wall that brings people together, to talk about building a wall that keeps people apart.
Creativity is welcome!
Social discourse is encouraged!
Quilters and Fiber Artists: Let’s use our medium and our skills to explore all aspects of this issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. Together, let’s consider political, environmental, cultural, and economic factors. Quilters in the United States and Mexico are invited to participate.
To be a part of the Border Wall Quilt Project, create and donate up to 3 small quilted pieces, 8” x 16”, expressing your ideas, concerns, and opinions about the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico and issues related to immigration. Under the direction of fiber artist Lea McComas, these small quilts will be used as “bricks” to build a wall about the wall. This isn’t a juried exhibition; we intent to use all bricks that follow project guidelines. The wall will continue grow as more, and more, bricks are donated.
Find a full prospectus and entry forms at: BorderWallQuiltEntry.com
Follow our progress at: BorderWallQuiltProject.com

Member Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik from Durango, CO is sharing an event hosted by Stitch, Quilt and Sewing Boutique:

JOE CUNNINGHAM
   Special Events
Durango, Colorado
JUNE 14, 15, & 16, 2018
Featuring Two Workshops:
– CREATIVE DESIGN – Two-day
– ROCK THE BLOCK, Album Style – One-day
– DINNER + LECTURE

 

Opening at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum on May 28, 2018

Hollis Chatelain: Stories of West Africa & Rooted in Tradition Revisited: Fifteen of Hollis’s art quilts will be on display portraying the rich culture and textile traditions of Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Benin. Each quilt was created from illustrations of photographs taken in the region by the artist.  Influenced by the twelve years she lived in West Africa working with humanitarian organizations, her work reflects her dedication to social and environmental issues in the region.  She was inspired by the communities and their strong family spirits, as well as the beautiful textiles and colors of the area.   Visit www.hollisart.com  to see her amazing painted works. 

 Exhibit Opening Reception June 1st, 6-8 pm.   Please join us to visit with Hollis Chatelain.  Free admission.

Rooted in Tradition Again.  Several pieces, first exhibited in 2005, will be on display.

The new museum location is 200 Violet Street, Suite 150, in Golden, CO.  It’s easy to find with Google Maps.   There is plenty of free, close parking.   Open Monday through Saturday 10-4; Sunday 11-4.   Gallery admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $4 students.  Active military & RMQM members free.   Visit rmqm.org or call 303-277-0377 for details on all museum events.     

 

June 2018 Estes Park, CO: A Fiber Destination 

FACE of Fiber in the Rockies exhibit will be at the Art Center of Estes Park, June 8-July14. The exhibit is an “invitational-juried” show of fiber with artists from all over the nation, and many from the local area. The 80 nominations were juried and 25 artists were selected to show and sell their work. The reception for the show will be June 8, 5-8 PM, awards at 7:00 PM. 

Fiber Affair Exhibits throughout the town, highlighting our local fiber artists will be on display June 1-29. 

Yarn Bombing   See colorful yarn displays June 6 through June 13.

Estes Park Wool Market   – Estes Park Fairgrounds –  Classes June 7 & 8;  Market June 9 & 10:  vendors displays, animal barns, kids activities, demonstrations, etc.  Go to http://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/wool-market.html for more information, dates, and times for events.

The Estes Park Trolley will be available all weekend June 9 and 10.  Park in the new parking structure on Hwy 36 .  Ride to all the events including the Wool MarketParking is also available at the fairgrounds.

 

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Upcoming SAQA Webinar  

Betty Busby and special guest SpikeExploring 3D Artwork
Presented by Betty Busby

Interested in adding another dimension to your artwork? Want to learn more about creating 3D pieces? Then join Betty Busby as she offers helpful advice on creating and shipping 3D artwork.

Betty is a published fiber artist and popular workshop teacher, and maintains a busy exhibition schedule nationally and internationally. Using examples of her own artwork, Betty shares her experiences and provides valuable tips. You will learn best practices in shipping as well as learning creative solutions in constructing your piece.

Once you watch the recorded video, you are invited to join Betty in a live Q&A session on June 23 at 1pm EST. More details are available via the link below.

More Info – Exploring 3D Artwork

(Login to mySAQA is required) 

 

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SAQA Visioning Project

 

Step by Step. That is how goals are achieved. And everyone has a day one…

How do you see yourself? What is your personal vision for yourself? For your art career? One year from now, do you see your art quilts in a gallery, published in a book, speaking at a national symposium, winning public art projects, teaching workshops in another country? Do you see yourself as having moved significantly from where you are today in your development as an artist? SAQA has a plan to help you make your vision become a reality.

The Visioning Project revolves around visualizing goals and dreams – and making them happen. It will be a public commitment of the artist to achieve a specific goal. Of course, what your own goal will be for the year depends on where you are in your artistic and professional development.

Some goals are very specific, and it’s easy to know when you’ve reached them. These examples are significant “firsts”:

  • Gaining a private commission
  • Becoming part of a museum collection
  • Getting gallery representation
  • Curating/Producing an exhibition or event
  • Selling a work

Other goals are more developmental. Knowing when these have been accomplished might not be as clear as more specific goals. Selecting and defining a specific goal will be the first step.

  • Building a cohesive body of work
  • Developing/Recognizing your personal style
  • Developing a good work ethic for your art and producing work regularly
  • Actively participating in an art-related network for a specific reason
  • Turning your dreams and wishes into goals – defining your long-range goals
  • Becoming “known” by participating in national/international juried shows
  • Reaching beyond the world of quilted art
  • Making the move from small work into large

Whatever your vision is for YOU should drive your goal for the Visioning. It will be interesting to see how the above lists of examples will grow as members’ real goals are added to them. And there should be some interesting discussion about how you’ll know when you’ve reached your goal.

If you think you might be interested in participating, send an email to visioning@saqa.com.  You will be sent an invitation to view the blog.  Once the invitation is accepted, you are given two weeks to look over the blog and see if it is a good fit for you.

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Calls for Entry

CO/UT/WY Regioinal Exhibit – Evolving Perceptions.  The Prospectus is here: Evolving Perceptions (SAQA Regional).

Mary McCauley

Edward Bono said, “If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion, and this can lead to new ideas.”  Most people relate to and have fond memories associated with quilts;  those covers for a bed made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding.  This exhibit is intended to challenge the perceptions of what a quilt is; an exhibit that will be exciting, cutting edge and will stretch the imagination of the viewer as to what layered fabric can be.  It is an opportunity for the artist to be innovative in color, line, composition and materials in depicting their vision, whether realistic, representational or abstract.  The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the medium, including 3-D and multimedia (including video and audio).

 

“Experience Fiber Art” invites you to enter their upcoming exhibit “It’s All Relative”.

  • New this year…. $300.00 in prize money.
  • The deadline is June 1, 2018 12PM EST
  • For more information, please visit our website www.experiencefiberart.com

 

There are several new calls for SAQA Global exhibits as well. So please check out all of the possibilities for the upcoming year.  Lots of inspiration and lots of work to do…..SAQA Calls for Entry.

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming co-Reps

Mary Louise Gerek:  ML@MLFiberArts.com

Anne Severn: Severn.Anne@gmail.com

 

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May 2018 Newsletter CO/UT/WY SAQA

Aside

The conference in San Antonio was a wonderful experience.  Our hotel, the Drury, a renovated historic art-deco bank (yes, the money institution kind) is located on the Riverwalk, where strolls are highly recommended.  We were given an opportunity to go on a river cruise at dusk which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  We were able to mingle with our new board, including our new president Lisa Walton, who is a delight to be with.  Mary Louise and I have come home with new ideas on how to better connect our large and diverse region.  (New Local Connections groups are forming, see below and region wide Zoom meetings are being planned.)  The conference gives you the chance to be in the presence of fellow artists and that is so inspirational.  You really need to consider attending the next SAQA conference in San Jose!  –Anne

Announcing a Virtual SAQA CO/UT/WY Regional Meeting

Anne and Mary Louise, and some of you, have noted the difficulty in gathering our regional members together with the distances involved. We do have a large region with lots of open territory between members. So, we are trying a new strategy…

Saturday, June 2, from 10:00 AM to Noon, we will have a virtual meeting on the SAQA meeting platform ZOOM. We will send you the link in an email. When you click on the link, there will be a way to download the proper software to your computer. Then, you just join the meeting.

As Reps, we have a monthly meeting with SAQA on ZOOM. We have found it easy to use and it is easy to share a screen and have video show and tell, or a slide presentation. Other regions have used ZOOM with great success (including the region that is all of South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean). With your participation, it will work for us.

This region is filled with wonderful, talented artists. The best way to support each other is to share our ideas and our work. Our plan for the meeting is for you to get to know us, and everyone to get to know each other.

We hope you will be able to join us on June 2!!

 

NEW!!  Local Connections:  Salt Lake City, UT

Please join Mary Louise Gerek (your regional co-rep) and Patti Pitts (hostess) for a SAQA meeting in Salt Lake City, the evening of Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm.  The plan is to talk about SAQA and your relationship with it, learn about each other and your art (please bring Show & Tell), and have a good time together.  Please RSVP to Mary Louise (ML@MLFiberArts.com) and she will send you the address.

NEW!!  Local Connections: Northern Denver Metro/Boulder

There has been interest in a SAQA Local Connections group for the Boulder/Northern Metro area – we now have something planned!  Please join Mary Louise Gerek, Anne Severn (regional co-reps) and Carol Eaton (hostess) for a SAQA Local Connections meeting in Westminster, CO on Saturday, June 16 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The plan is to talk about SAQA and your relationship with it, learn about each other and your art (please bring Show & Tell), and have a good time together.  Please RSVP to Anne (severn.anne@gmail.com) and she will send you the address.

Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

Notes from their last meeting:

Katrina and Lynette had great fun today using Chizimi thread (reliably available at equilter.com) in the bobbin with some fabulous results.  Plus Lynette became and expert free motion quilter in 1 1/2 hours. Kim, Katrina, and Lynette would like to suggest the following:

  • Next meeting lets set a 4-6month agenda for our meetings
  • Katrina is interested in discussing sponsoring a regional show.
  • Lynette would like everyone to review the SAQA suggestions for productive critiques, and encourages us to follow when soliciting critiques and critiquing other’s works. This is a very good read.

Contact Jenae Redmond if you are new and want to join the group.

 

Member News

Lea McComas has just launched a new project and needs help getting the word out – needing 250 entries by June 1. Please pass this info on to your local peeps:

We’re building a wall that brings people together, to talk about building a wall that keeps people apart.
Creativity is welcome!
Social discourse is encouraged!
Quilters and Fiber Artists: Let’s use our medium and our skills to explore all aspects of this issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. Together, let’s consider political, environmental, cultural, and economic factors. Quilters in the United States and Mexico are invited to participate.
To be a part of the Border Wall Quilt Project, create and donate up to 3 small quilted pieces, 8” x 16”, expressing your ideas, concerns, and opinions about the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico and issues related to immigration. Under the direction of fiber artist Lea McComas, these small quilts will be used as “bricks” to build a wall about the wall. This isn’t a juried exhibition; we intent to use all bricks that follow project guidelines. The wall will continue grow as more, and more, bricks are donated.
Find a full prospectus and entry forms at: BorderWallQuiltEntry.com
Follow our progress at: BorderWallQuiltProject.com

“Personal Horizons”, Special Solo Exhibit by Regina V. Benson.

March 23 – May 22, 2018

Eventide © Regina V. Benson

Baltic Sea © Regina V. Benson

The National Quilt Museum’s curator, Rachel Baar, has drawn together quilts that highlight the breadth and scope of Regina’s explorations in surface design and her creation of sculptural quilts that undulate and curve off the walls. Regina’s show is the first of a special invitational exhibit series that NQM has created to spotlight individual artists’ that are taking quilting in new and challenging directions.  There will be a special Artist Presentation by Regina V. Benson on Friday, April 20th at 2pm at NQM during Quilt Week and the AQS conference period.  Congratulations, Regina!

National Quilt Museum                                                                                      215 Jefferson Street                                                                        Paducah, KY 42001                                                                                          (270) 442-8856                                                                      https://quiltmuseum.org

Tea Bag Dress II ©Barb Olson

 

 

Barb Olson has a write up in the Spring 2018 issue of Fiber Art Now, page 49, describing Barb’s work in a series.  In her tea bag dress series she created fabric by sewing together used tea bags and then embellished with stamping and other surface design techniques.  Barb has taken the idea of a dress pattern and made beautiful creations.  Congratulations, Barb!

 

 

 

 

Origins © Dorothy Raymond

 

 

 

Dorothy Raymond‘s piece “Origins” has been accepted into the Visions 2018 exhibit.  Congratulations, Dorothy!

 

 

 

 

Barb Gardner wishes to share these exhibits at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (RMQM), a quilting gem in our midst, presents two striking exhibits, through May 26th.

Boys Just Wanna Have Fun Too, a juried contest for men quilters, is a dynamic collection of traditional and art quilts by men quilters from around the world. The fourteenth biennial show, received nearly 100 entries.  Luana Rubin of eQuilter.com, selected 41 quilts to show an incredible range of creativity, from photographic quilts and striking colors to marvels of geometry, with many alluding to recent news event and the biggest issues of our age.

 

Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji quilt guild will display a personal story collection from quilters across Colorado.  My Road to Denver chronicles how each member’s life journey led them to settle in and around Denver. These thirty-three quilts, while all the same size and vastly different in interpretation and story, all contain a winding road, allowing viewers to follow along with each journey. The name Wa Shonaji comes from the Swahili language and means literally “people who sew.” Other quilts from the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji quilt guild will also be on display, showcasing the guild’s quilting techniques, pattern preservation, and love for our Centennial State.

The museum is located at 200 Violet St., Golden CO.  Visit  www.RMQM.org  for more details.

 

SAQA Visioning Project

Step by Step. That is how goals are achieved. And everyone has a day one…

How do you see yourself? What is your personal vision for yourself? For your art career? One year from now, do you see your art quilts in a gallery, published in a book, speaking at a national symposium, winning public art projects, teaching workshops in another country? Do you see yourself as having moved significantly from where you are today in your development as an artist? SAQA has a plan to help you make your vision become a reality.

The Visioning Project revolves around visualizing goals and dreams – and making them happen. It will be a public commitment of the artist to achieve a specific goal. Of course, what your own goal will be for the year depends on where you are in your artistic and professional development.

Some goals are very specific, and it’s easy to know when you’ve reached them. These examples are significant “firsts”:

  • Gaining a private commission
  • Becoming part of a museum collection
  • Getting gallery representation
  • Curating/Producing an exhibition or event
  • Selling a work

Other goals are more developmental. Knowing when these have been accomplished might not be as clear as more specific goals. Selecting and defining a specific goal will be the first step.

  • Building a cohesive body of work
  • Developing/Recognizing your personal style
  • Developing a good work ethic for your art and producing work regularly
  • Actively participating in an art-related network for a specific reason
  • Turning your dreams and wishes into goals – defining your long-range goals
  • Becoming “known” by participating in national/international juried shows
  • Reaching beyond the world of quilted art
  • Making the move from small work into large

Whatever your vision is for YOU should drive your goal for the Visioning. It will be interesting to see how the above lists of examples will grow as members’ real goals are added to them. And there should be some interesting discussion about how you’ll know when you’ve reached your goal.

If you think you might be interested in participating, send an email to visioning@saqa.com.  You will be sent an invitation to view the blog.  Once the invitation is accepted, you are given two weeks to look over the blog and see if it is a good fit for you.

Calls for Entry

CO/UT/WY Regioinal Exhibit – Evolving Perceptions.  The Prospectus is here: Evolving Perceptions (SAQA Regional).

Mary McCauley

Edward Bono said, “If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion, and this can lead to new ideas.”  Most people relate to and have fond memories associated with quilts;  those covers for a bed made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding.  This exhibit is intended to challenge the perceptions of what a quilt is; an exhibit that will be exciting, cutting edge and will stretch the imagination of the viewer as to what layered fabric can be.  It is an opportunity for the artist to be innovative in color, line, composition and materials in depicting their vision, whether realistic, representational or abstract.  The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the medium, including 3-D and multimedia (including video and audio).

 

“Experience Fiber Art” invites you to enter their upcoming exhibit “It’s All Relative”.

  • New this year…. $300.00 in prize money.
  • The deadline is June 1, 2018 12PM EST
  • For more information, please visit our website www.experiencefiberart.com

 

There are several new calls for SAQA Global exhibits as well. So please check out all of the possibilities for the upcoming year.  Lots of inspiration and lots of work to do…..SAQA Calls for Entry.

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming co-Reps

Mary Louise Gerek:  ML@MLFiberArts.com

Anne Severn: Severn.Anne@gmail.com

 

April 2018 Newsletter CO/UT/WY SAQA

Spring is here!

By now we are all getting into our creative groove, yes?  How creativity flows varies widely.  Some folks experience sparks of creativity, some find it more difficult to come up with an idea and some folks experience a little of both.  I recently read an article found on the blog TextileArtist.org which has many ideas on how to find clarity (what goal do you want to achieve, how do you best utilize experimentation, how a clear purpose can help you push past roadblocks, etc.).  I have had “where does inspiration come from?” conversations with my artist friends and I find this article provides an interesting perspective.  Why lack of clarity is destroying creative confidence.                  – Anne

Announcing a fantastic workshop opportunity to learn from and mingle with our incoming SAQA President, Lisa Walton!

Fantastic Fusion – Quilt Workshop by Lisa Walton

April 14-15, 2018 – 9 am to 4 pm.

Link for registration here:  Lisa Walton workshop

eQuilter is excited to host Quilt Celebrity – Lisa Walton – in their classroom this Spring!  Lisa Walton is the current SAQA board Vice President and is the 2018 President-Elect of SAQA.  What a fantastic opportunity to meet her!

In this 2 day workshop in the eQuilter Classroom, you will create a totally original, exciting and vibrant quilt using simple fusing techniques with hand dyed or batik fabrics or scraps or even jelly rolls. Learn how to fuse fabrics and create a complex looking design easily with no sewing. The only sewing in this quilt is in the quilting, which will be done at home after the workshop and will further enhance your unique quilt.

Skill level – Beginner to intermediate

Class Supply List will be mailed after registration.

Teacher Bio:
Lisa Walton from Sydney Australia has been awarded many prizes for her quilts including major International and Australian Quilt shows such as the American Quilt Society in Paducah USA and Festival of Quilts UK. She is widely published in all major Australian quilt magazines and her patterns are published in the USA and Australia.

She is currently Vice President of Studio Art Quilts Associates – SAQA,
and is the 2018 President-Elect of SAQA.
You can get to know Lisa better by checking out her Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/dyedheaven
https://lisawaltonartist.com

CLASS INFORMATION:

Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15.
9 am to 4 pm with lunch break.
(Classroom open until 5 pm)

LOCATION:
eQuilter.com
5455 Spine Rd, Suite E – Use back/North entrance to Classroom.
Boulder Colorado 80301
(NW Corner of Odell & Spine in Gunbarrel)
Phone: 303-527-0856

Mary Louise and Anne are headed to the TEXtile Conference in San Antonio.  We look forward to connecting with CO/UT/WY folks.  Email us at our links found below and let us know where to find you.

Conference

 

Local Connections:  Salt Lake City, UT

Please join Mary Louise Gerek (your regional co-rep) and Patti Pitts (hostess) for a SAQA meeting in Salt Lake City, the evening of Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm.  The plan is to talk about SAQA and your relationship with it, learn about each other and your art (please bring Show & Tell), and have a good time together.  Please RSVP to Mary Louise (ML@MLFiberArts.com) and she will send you the address.

Local Connections:  Colorado Springs, CO

The Colorado Springs group is growing!  They’ve added two new members – welcome to Carol Eaton and Kay Liggett.  Kim Lacy shared her experience with Etsy.  She has had no sales, but she has found it does lead to other contacts. She’s had a gallery invite and commission requests.  Linda Laird shared her experience with a weekly class on “The Business of Being an Artist” and the Press Packet she created. 

The group will be meeting next on April 14th – 10 am at Ladybug Quilts.  Kim Lacy has provided a copy of the Class Description and Supplies List for the next SAQA meeting.  She used the Pebbles and Paths Description,   Free motion quilting experience is not necessary.  If people have any questions, they can email Kim at Kim Lacy Fiber Arts.  She says if folks want to bring their own fabrics to experiment with that is fine.  She recommends light to medium weight fabrics.  She will sell the kits for $7.00.  

Contact Jenae Redmond if you are new and want to join the group.

Terra Cores © Regina V. Benson

 

Member News

Personal Horizons”, Special Solo Exhibit by Regina V. Benson.

March 23 – May 22, 2018

Eventide © Regina V. Benson

Baltic Sea © Regina V. Benson

The National Quilt Museum’s curator, Rachel Baar, has drawn together quilts that highlight the breadth and scope of Regina’s explorations in surface design and her creation of sculptural quilts that undulate and curve off the walls. Regina’s show is the first of a special invitational exhibit series that NQM has created to spotlight individual artists’ that are taking quilting in new and challenging directions.  There will be a special Artist Presentation by Regina V. Benson on Friday, April 20th at 2pm at NQM during Quilt Week and the AQS conference period.  Congratulations, Regina!

National Quilt Museum                                                                                      215 Jefferson Street                                                                        Paducah, KY 42001                                                                                          (270) 442-8856                                                                      https://quiltmuseum.org

Tea Bag Dress II ©Barb Olson

 

 

Barb Olson has a write up in the Spring 2018 issue of Fiber Art Now, page 49, describing Barb’s work in a series.  In her tea bag dress series she created fabric by sewing together used tea bags and then embellished with stamping and other surface design techniques.  Barb has taken the idea of a dress pattern and made beautiful creations.  Congratulations, Barb!

 

 

 

 

Origins © Dorothy Raymond

 

 

 

Dorothy Raymond‘s piece “Origins” has been accepted into the Visions 2018 exhibit.  Congratulations, Dorothy!

 

 

 

 

Barb Gardner wishes to share these exhibits at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (RMQM), a quilting gem in our midst, presents two striking exhibits, through May 26th.

Boys Just Wanna Have Fun Too, a juried contest for men quilters, is a dynamic collection of traditional and art quilts by men quilters from around the world. The fourteenth biennial show, received nearly 100 entries.  Luana Rubin of eQuilter.com, selected 41 quilts to show an incredible range of creativity, from photographic quilts and striking colors to marvels of geometry, with many alluding to recent news event and the biggest issues of our age.

 

Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji quilt guild will display a personal story collection from quilters across Colorado.  My Road to Denver chronicles how each member’s life journey led them to settle in and around Denver. These thirty-three quilts, while all the same size and vastly different in interpretation and story, all contain a winding road, allowing viewers to follow along with each journey. The name Wa Shonaji comes from the Swahili language and means literally “people who sew.” Other quilts from the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji quilt guild will also be on display, showcasing the guild’s quilting techniques, pattern preservation, and love for our Centennial State.

The museum is located at 200 Violet St., Golden CO.  Visit  www.RMQM.org  for more details.

Calls for Entry

CO/UT/WY Regioinal Exhibit – Evolving Perceptions.  The Prospectus is here: Evolving Perceptions (SAQA Regional).

Mary McCauley

Edward Bono said, “If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion, and this can lead to new ideas.”  Most people relate to and have fond memories associated with quilts;  those covers for a bed made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding.  This exhibit is intended to challenge the perceptions of what a quilt is; an exhibit that will be exciting, cutting edge and will stretch the imagination of the viewer as to what layered fabric can be.  It is an opportunity for the artist to be innovative in color, line, composition and materials in depicting their vision, whether realistic, representational or abstract.  The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the medium, including 3-D and multimedia (including video and audio).

There are several new calls for SAQA Global exhibits as well. So please check out all of the possibilities for the upcoming year.  Lots of inspiration and lots of work to do…..SAQA Calls for Entry.

 

36th Annual New Legacies:  Contemporary Art Quilts

Fee: $35.00 (36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts)
Entry Deadline: 5/7/18
Days remaining to deadline: 35

This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists, July 6 – September 1, 2018. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form. The Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, July 13, 5 – 7 p.m. with the Awards Presentation the same evening at 6 p.m.
Please enter no more than 3 artworks, plus1 detail (up close) image for each entry.

Details can be found at: 36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts

 

Member Andra Stanton is putting out a call for a book she is writing:

Andra is seeking artists who use, or have used, art as a way of coping with medical illness or psychological suffering related to depression, sadness, grief, PTSD, schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, diabetes, addiction, abuse, discrimination, cancer, etc., for a book, “Art as Medicine.”  The artwork must be an expression of the artist’s reaction to his/her situation.  Andra was a psychotherapist for 25 years before turning to art and writing ten years ago. Her new book, “Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists” (Schiffer) will be released in June 2018. 

For more information, please contact: andystanton@comcast.net

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming co-Reps

Mary Louise Gerek:  ML@MLFiberArts.com

Anne Severn: Severn.Anne@gmail.com

 

March Mid-Month News: SAQA CO/UT/WY

Announcing a fantastic workshop opportunity to learn from and mingle with our incoming SAQA President, Lisa Walton!

Fantastic Fusion – Quilt Workshop by Lisa Walton

April 14-15, 2018 – 9 am to 4 pm

eQuilter is excited to host International Quilt Celebrity – Lisa Walton – in their classroom this Spring!  Lisa Walton is the current SAQA board Vice President and is the 2018 President-Elect of SAQA.  What a fantastic opportunity to meet her!

In this 2 day workshop in the eQuilter Classroom, you will create a totally original, exciting and vibrant quilt using simple fusing techniques with hand dyed or batik fabrics or scraps or even jelly rolls. Learn how to fuse fabrics and create a complex looking design easily with no sewing. The only sewing in this quilt is in the quilting, which will be done at home after the workshop and will further enhance your unique quilt.

Skill level – Beginner to intermediate

Class Supply List will be mailed after registration.

Teacher Bio:
Lisa Walton from Sydney Australia has been awarded many prizes for her quilts including major International and Australian Quilt shows such as the American Quilt Society in Paducah USA and Festival of Quilts UK. She is widely published in all major Australian quilt magazines and her patterns are published in the USA and Australia.

She teaches all over Australia, New Zealand as well as the USA, UK, Europe & South Africa

Lisa was awarded the 2010 Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers by the International Quilt Association Houston USA.

Her first book – Beautiful Building Block Quilts was published in 2013 by C&T Publishing

Her e-book series – Creative Journeys is available on Amazon.com

Lisa has appeared on Series 2000 and 2100 of Quilting Arts Tv and in the Quilting Arts magazine.

She is currently Vice President of Studio Art Quilts Associates – SAQA,
and is the 2018 President-Elect of SAQA.
You can get to know Lisa better by checking out her Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/dyedheaven
https://lisawaltonartist.com

CLASS INFORMATION:

Saturday and Sunday, April 14 & 15.
9 am to 4 pm with lunch break.
(Classroom open until 5 pm)

LOCATION:
eQuilter.com
5455 Spine Rd, Suite E – Use back/North entrance to Classroom.
Boulder Colorado 80301
(NW Corner of Odell & Spine in Gunbarrel)
Phone: 303-527-0856

March 2018 Newsletter CO/UT/WY SAQA

Calls for Entry

Evolving Perceptions Call for Entry is available now.  This is going to be an exciting opportunity at a great venue, The Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO.  The jurors for this CO/UT/WY regional exhibit are Deborah Boschert, SAQA board Vice President and Eriq Hochuli, Exhibits Manager at the Foothills Art Center.  And to be scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit, Mary Louise is working on plans for a talk and workshops by Deborah.  You will want to be a part of these exciting events.  The complete Call for Entry is on the SAQA Website:  Evolving Perceptions. The entry period is from February 1 to February 28, 2019.  This gives you a year to work on a concept and complete it.  The show dates are June 28 to October 6, 2019.

Midnight at the Carnival © Gay Lasher

Edward Bono said, “If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion, and this can lead to new ideas.”  Most people relate to and have fond memories associated with quilts;  those covers for a bed made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding.  This exhibit is intended to challenge the perceptions of what a quilt is; an exhibit that will be exciting, cutting edge and will stretch the imagination of the viewer as to what layered fabric can be.  It is an opportunity for the artist to be innovative in color, line, composition and materials in depicting their vision, whether realistic, representational or abstract.  The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the medium, including 3-D and multimedia (including video and audio).

There are several new calls for SAQA Global exhibits as well. So please check out all of the possibilities, there is a lot of inspiration… SAQA Calls for Entry.

Remember the TEXtile Conference in San Antonio – It’s almost here!!

Conference

If you have not yet registered for SAQA’s Annual Conference, it’s not too late….please check into it.  The conference is a fun time for meeting members from all over the world and spending several days with our “peeps.”  We came home so inspired last year, We’re sure it will be the same this year.

  • Speakers include Jane Dunnewold and Meg Cox
  • Breakout sessions on design basics, tips for teachers, and artistic journeys
  • Critique Workshop with Sandra Sider or our own Judith Trager.
  • Local artist panel discussions and the return of the popular Lightning Talks
  • Opening of the TEXtiles regional exhibition (SAQA Texas) – includes gallery talk right at the hotel
  • Held at the Drury Plaza Hotel, located in the heart of San Antonio’s riverwalk
  • Vendor Marketplace (Thursday only) with a great selection of beautiful items
  • Opportunities to connect with other members at Friday Night Out and Saturday banquet
  • Tours of San Antonio’s creative side and art museums
  • And much more! VIEW SCHEDULE »

 

Member News

Transcendental Fractal © Kim Lacy

Congratulations to Kim Lacy, a Colorado member, who has won a Judge’s Choice Award at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival for “Transcendental Fractal”, 31″ X 46″, completed in 2017.  This was created totally with thread on a black whole cloth quilt.

Paleo Puzzle © Kim Lacy

Kim was also awarded an Honorable Mention at AQS Daytona Beach in the category “Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted” with “Paleo Puzzle”, a 90″ X 64″ triptych, completed in 2016.  More of her work can be seen on her web site: KimLacy.com

Ancient Market © Regina Benson

Regina Benson shared on our regional facebook page her beautiful work with this news:         “Combining process, inspiration and materials, this dimensional art quilt, “Ancient Market” (41”H x 41”W x 8”D) brings it all together for me. I rusted white cotton, layered, stuffed and burned it to this form. I’m showing you here the entire work as installed and a small detail. As part of my solo show, Rust and Ruin at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, it is on view through April 8.”  Regina, congratulations on your solo show!  ReginaBenson.com

Please let us know of all your success stories by contacting Mary Louise and/or Anne at the links below.  Also make sure you are posting your news and works on our regional facebook page:  CO/UT/WY facebook.  If you aren’t yet a part of our closed regional facebook group, please join us now!

 

Regional Members Meeting in May: Salt Lake City

Mary Louise is going to be in Salt Lake City from around May 16 to 18, 2018.  She would love to meet with our members in Utah.  Please let her know if you are willing to coordinate or host a meeting.  Mary Louise is excited to get to Utah and meet you.

Local Connections:  Colorado Springs

Contact Jenae Redmond if you are new and want to join the group.

 

2018 SAQA Benefit Auction

SAQA is now accepting 12″ X 12″ donations for the 2018 SAQA Benefit Auction, which supports SAQA’s exhibition and outreach programs.

Deadlines  

  • Early Bird Deadline: April 9, 2018.  Pieces (with images) submitted by this deadline have a much better chance of being included in SAQA’s promotional efforts and marketing materials – and be seen by potential collectors!
  • Final Deadline: June 1, 2018.  This is a receive by deadline so plan ahead, especially if you are shipping internationally! Note that SAQA does get a large number of pieces at this time so processing / photography will be delayed due to volume. Your patience is appreciated.
  • Are you attending the 2018 SAQA Conference in San Antonio?   SAQA would be happy to accept your piece at the SAQA Conference. There will be a designated person at the registration table when you check-in and at other scheduled times. Please do not give your piece to staff or volunteer without completing the neccessary check-in form.

Find out more here2018 SAQA Benefit Auction.

And when you’re thinking about the design of your auction piece wouldn’t it be fun to use the SAQA fabric collection Golden Hour; curated by Luana Rubin of eQuilter, Golden Hour is a collection of unique fabric designs created by SAQA members as part of a SAQA/Andover Fabrics design competition. Members were asked to submit designs inspired by the period shortly after sunrise or before sunset known as The Golden Hour.  Fat Quarter bundles are NOW available! SAQA Store – Golden Hour FabricEach bundle includes nine fat quarters (each approximately 18″ x 24″), one each of the nine different designs below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming co-Reps

 

February 2018 Newsletter CO/UT/WY SAQA

Calls for Entry

Our big news for this month is the Call for Entry for Evolving Perceptions.  The Prospectus is here: Evolving Perceptions (SAQA Regional).

Mary McCauley

Edward Bono said, “If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion, and this can lead to new ideas.”  Most people relate to and have fond memories associated with quilts;  those covers for a bed made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding.  This exhibit is intended to challenge the perceptions of what a quilt is; an exhibit that will be exciting, cutting edge and will stretch the imagination of the viewer as to what layered fabric can be.  It is an opportunity for the artist to be innovative in color, line, composition and materials in depicting their vision, whether realistic, representational or abstract.  The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the medium, including 3-D and multimedia (including video and audio).

There are several new calls for SAQA Global exhibits as well. So please check out all of the possibilities for the upcoming year.  Lots of inspiration and lots of work to do…..SAQA Calls for Entry.

Remember the TEXtile Conference in San Antonio

Conference

If you have not yet registered for SAQA’s Annual Conference, please check into it.  The conference is a fun time for meeting members from all over the world and spending several days with our “peeps.”  I came home so inspired last year, I am sure it will be the same this year.

Looking for Roommate in San Antonio

Mary Louise Gerek is looking for a roommate at the San Antonio Conference from Thursday, April 5 leaving Sunday April 8.  If you are interested in splitting the cost of a room with two queen beds, please let me know.

Regional Members Meeting in May: Salt Lake City

Mary Louise is going to be in Salt Lake City from around May 16 to 18, 2018.  I would love to meet with our members in Utah.  Please let me know if you are willing to coordinate or host a meeting.  I am excited to get to Utah and meet you.

Local Connections:  Colorado Springs

Saturday, February 10:  10:00 AM, LadyBug Hill Quilts, 929 E Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO

From Katrina:  We didn’t set a theme for this meeting, so there will be time for a critique session for finished or ongoing work. We will also be brainstorming a name for our Local Connectipons “chapter” of SAQA and perhaps brainstorming some exhibiting venues and/or a theme for a show?
Contact Jenae Redmond if you are new and want to join the group.

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming co-Reps

Mary Louise Gerek:  ML@MLFiberArts.com

Anne Severn: Severn.Anne@gmail.com

 

Evolving Perceptions: Regional Show for 2019

Anne and I are pleased to send you the Call for Entry for Evolving Perceptions.

Edward Bono said, “If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion, and this can lead to new ideas.”  Most people relate to and have fond memories associated with quilts;  those covers for a bed made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding.  This exhibit is intended to challenge the perceptions of what a quilt is; an exhibit that will be exciting, cutting edge and will stretch the imagination of the viewer as to what layered fabric can be.  It is an opportunity for the artist to be innovative in color, line, composition and materials in depicting their vision, whether realistic, representational or abstract.  The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the medium, including 3-D and multimedia (including video and audio).

The complete Call for Entry is on the SAQA Website:  Evolving Perceptions. The entry period is from February 1 to February 28, 2019.  This gives you a year to work on a concept and complete it.  The show dates are June 28 to October 6, 2019.

We are so pleased that Deborah Boschert and Eriq Hochuli will be our judges.  Deborah is currently a vice president of SAQA and co-chair of the Education Committee.  Eriq is the Exhibition Curator for the Foothills Arts Center in Golden, CO, our premier location.  Other venues are under consideration.

Below are some wonderful examples of pushing our medium by various members of our region in past shows for your inspiration.  Please join us in Golden in July of 2019 for the opening reception of Evolving Perceptions.

Regina Benson-One Autumn Day

Regina Benson-One Autumn Day

Mary McCauley

Annette Kennedy

 

 

January Supplement: SAQA CO/UT/WY

Here are a couple of announcements:

The Colorado Springs Local Connections Group will be meeting at The Lady Bug Hill Quilt Shop.  Please check with Linda Laird (lindalaird333@comcast.net) for time and details.

For Saturday’s demo on image transfers from magazine pages to fabric, each person will need:

Magazine pages, either text or pictures, on fairly heavy paper (Think “Vogue”, “Nat’l Geographic”, “Real Simple”, etc.)

A variety of fabric pieces, at least fat quarter size. Can be light, dark, solid, print. Smooth surface is best, sheers also are good.

A couple of throwaway foam brushes, at least 1” wide.

Acrylic medium, either matte or gloss.

Some throwaway plastic containers: yogurt, cottage cheese, you get the idea.

Either some waxed paper, or freezer paper, to form a throwaway work surface.

Some clear 2” wide packing tape.

I will bring some extras of all these supplies, so if you don’t have something, don’t worry!

Class Announcement

Explore Artistic and Creative Quilting  is a course in personal discovery guided by Mary Louise Gerek.  In six sessions, students will explore their own creative interests, learn about new techniques, materials and tools, and start to approach the creative process from an artist’s perspective.  The focus will be on inspiration, experimentation, and moving out of a personal comfort zone into a new creative space.

There will be no sewing in class, but it will be included in some of the homework assignments.  Mary Louise will present concepts and show illustrations on line.   A class will consist of reviewing the previous session’s homework, presenting new material and handing out assignments for the next class.  All students will be expected to attend each session and do homework assignments as possible.  Discussion about the homework and the students’ experiences with creativity is a crucial part of the learning process.  Photos  or examples associated with each class represent a suggestion of the assignment for that class.  Each student will be working on their own to create pieces for each assignment.

The class is six sessions starting Saturday, January 27, 1:00 to 4:00 pm and running every other week through April 14. There is an extra week prior to the last meeting for everyone to attend the SAQA conference.

To join Mary Louise and your fellow students in exploring the world of artistic quilting, call the Presser Foot in Fort Collins at 970-484-1094

January Newsletter CO/UT/WY

Welcome to 2018!

Mary Louise and I are excited about the promise of this new year and wish the best to all in the coming year.  We have been working on a new juried regional exhibit which will show at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO and will run June 28-October 6, 2019.  This exhibit will be juried by artist Deborah Boschert and Eriq Hochuli, the Exhibits Manager of the Foothills Arts Center.

Evolving Perceptions”

  • Edward Bono said, “If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion, and this can lead to new ideas.” Most people relate to and have fond memories associated with quilts; those covers for a bed made from pieces of fabric that are stitched together and filled with padding. This exhibit is intended to challenge the perceptions of what a quilt is; an exhibit that will be exciting, cutting edge and will stretch the imagination of the viewer as to what an art quilt can be. It is an opportunity for the artist to be innovative in color, line, composition and materials in depicting their vision, whether realistic, representational or abstract. The artist is invited to submit pieces that explore the limits of the medium, including 3-D and multimedia (including video and audio). The call for entry information will be available February 2018, with the actual entry period open February 1-28, 2019.  You will have the time to stretch your materials and imagination to create fabulous work for a fabulous exhibit!

 

Local Connections Groups Starting

There have been some inquiries about the possibility of forming a Local Connections group in the Boulder area.  If you are interested in forming a Local Connections Group there or anywhere in the coming year, please contact Anne or Mary Louise for information and support.  We encourage all of our members to connect in some way this next year.  It is the best way to benefit from your SAQA membership.

Annual Conference:  San Antonio

Registration is now open for the April SAQA Conference in San Antonio, TX. Please consider attending this fun and informative conference where you meet SAQA members from all over the world.  For more information .  Anne and Mary Louise hope to see you there.

Member News

Did you know you can be affiliated with two SAQA regions? Log in to your account on saqa.com, go to “manage accounts”, scroll down and choose any region to be your second SAQA region. This enables you to be involved with their communications and exhibitions.

Margaret Abramshe, Linda Laird and Melody Money have their work exhibited in the Northern California/Nevada and Southern California/Nevada Regions show, “Art Quilts: Work by Members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates”.

  • California Heritage Museum (Santa Monica, CA) December 9, 2017 – March 18, 2018
  • Carnegie Arts Center (Turlock, CA) April 4, 2018 May 27, 2018

©Melody Money
Sky Prayer

©Linda Laird
Forgiveness

©Margaret Lowers Abramshe
Thomas Huston

©Margaret Lowers Abramshe
Narrows

 

 

©Margaret Lowers Abramshe
Release

 

 

From member Anne Datko on her visit to the “Under the Western Sun” exhibit:

I finally got to see the SAQA exhibit at Handiquilter yesterday. Lovely pieces. Couldn’t decide on favorite. Interesting to see different ways of handling edges, so many different techniques. Thanks, SAQA members!”

 

eQuilter Charity Sewing Day (Boulder, CO)

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 Anne,

I am writing to you about our first eQuilter Charity Sewing Day for 2018.
We will be meeting Saturday January 13 from 9:00 to 4:00 in eQuilter’s
fabulous 2000 square foot class room. We’ll be continuing our project of
sewing charity quilts for those who have experienced so much loss recently
from major weather events.
eQuilter will be providing the fabric and thread.  Blakeman Vacuum and
Sewing will be providing brand new BERNINA sewing machines, for which we are very grateful!
As usual, we’ll have coffee, tea, and cookies!  It wouldn’t be a gathering
of quilters without, right?
Those interested in joining us must RSVP to Customer Service at 303.527.0856
or service@eQuilter.com, as this will help us have enough sewing machines.
Participants are welcome to bring their own machine and if they indicate
that preference, we will not reserve a BERNINA for them.
Thank you for passing along this information! We hope to hear from you!

Best regards,
Dana

 

Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild                                                            Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 200 Violet Street, Suite 150 Golden, CO  “How New Is Modern ?” through January 23, 2018.

  • The Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild modern art exhibit, “How New is Modern?”  tells a story about how modern quilting has emerged out of quilting’s long history. By engaging with traditional quilts in a modern way and linking them to modern aesthetics, it creates a point of connection and dialog between traditional and modern quilts.
    The show also includes antique quilts in RMQM’s Permanent Collection all made prior to WWII and from personal collections as inspiration to hang along the original “modern” quilts in the show.

 

2018 Benefit Auction Competition

The SAQA regions are being challenged to get our members involved and have some friendly rivalry fun. For the 2018 Benefit Auction, the two regions with the highest percentage of participation will get $250 each towards a regional event. One award will go to a region with 100 members or less and another award to the region with 101 members or more. 

  • Online submissions for these 12″x12″ pieces will open in February. The deadline is June 1, 2018.  The finished auction quilts can be mailed or will be collected at the conference in San Antonio, so bring them to the conference! We might even display them. 
  • Let’s see how much fun we can have with this! Perhaps we could use the new SAQA Golden Hour fabric collection in their creations! The SAQA Store has a Fat Quarter Bundle available or you can order yardage directly from eQuilter.

2018 Spotlight Auction – Deadline March 1, 2018

  • 2018 SAQA Spotlight Auction
    SAQA TEXtiles Conference

 

 

Regional SAQA CO/UT/WY and SAQA Facebook Pages

Please feel free to visit and post your creative news on our CO/UT/WY Regional and SAQA facebook pages. They are both closed groups open to SAQA members only, so if you aren’t already connected, please join the conversation:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/438357779675116/  and    https://www.facebook.com/groups/mySAQA/

Your CO/UT/WY Reps:

Mary Louise Gerek, ml@mlfiberarts.com

Anne Severn, severn.anne@gmail.com

December Newsletter CO/UT/WY

Local Connections Groups Starting

Colorado Springs

Katrina Wright shared the group’s fun with Kool Aid dyeing at their last meeting. The group will not be meeting in December.  Please contact Jenae Redmond if you are interested in joining the group at their January meeting (TBA).

If you are interested in forming a Local Connections Group in the coming year, please contact Anne or Mary Louise for information and support.  We encourage all of our members to connect in some way this next year.  It is the best way to benefit from your SAQA membership.

Annual Conference:  San Antonio

Registration is now open for the April SAQA Conference in San Antonio, TX. Please consider attending this fun and informative conference where you meet SAQA members from all over the world.  For more information .  Anne and Mary Louise hope to see you there.

 Announcement from:

 

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,

I am writing to you about our last charity sewing day for 2017.  We will be meeting Saturday December 9 from 9:00 to 4:00 in eQuilter’s fabulous 2000 square foot class room. We’ll be continuing our project of sewing charity quilts for those who have experienced so much loss this year from major weather events.

eQuilter will be providing the fabric and thread.  Blakeman Vacuum and Sewing will be providing brand new BERNINA sewing machines, for which we are very grateful!

It will be a celebration of our passion for quilting, helping others and of the season!  We’ll have coffee, tea, and Christmas Cookies!

We would appreciate your sharing this information with area members of SAQA.  Those interested in joining us should RSVP to Customer Service at 303.527.0856 or service@eQuilter.com

Thank you for passing along this information! We hope to hear from you!

Best regards,

Dana

******
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!

Member News

Linda MacDonald of Powell, WY has three quilts on Exhibit.

Amelia Earhart “Final Flight” is part of the “HERstory: A Celebration of Strong Women” exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  The book is available for pre-order at Amazon.

“Land Rover” and “Apollo 9: Splashdown” are part of the “Fly Me to the Moon” exhibit which was in Indianapolis for the month of October. The book is now available at Amazon.

Last Word

Anne and Mary Louise wish you the best Holiday Season. We will be back in touch in January with plans for a new year.  Hint:  we are working on a proposal for an exciting 2019 regional show.  Stay tuned for the January announcement!!

Your CO/UT/WY Reps:

Mary Louise Gerek, ml@mlfiberarts.com

Anne Severn, severn.anne@gmail.com