Thursday, March 31, 2011

On SAQA's Yahoo group...

We are inundated with countless chat groups, social networking opportunities and online "screen sucking" activities nowadays, and to consider joining another online group might be something you are avoiding.
However, I urge you to rethink your decision and check out the SAQA yahoo group. You are in control: YOU decide to sign up and choose the way to receive the messages posted. Here is the link to check it out and sign up
And if you are still hesitating - here is proof why I am happy I receive the digests or I would have missed this amazing Financial Times Article by Simon Schama, respected art critic. Check it out

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fibre Art Lecture in Saskatoon - April 17th, 2011

"Fibre – A Passion" by Jane Kenyon, international fibre artist from British Columbia
Jane is one of the Saskatchewan Craft Council “Dimensions” jurors for 2011.

The Lecture and slide presentation is based on Jane’s work and will feature some display examples.
There will be plenty of inspiration to gain, ideas to take home and try out in your studio!

The lecture takes place on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 2 to 4 pm
at the Cliff Wright Library Auditorium
Lakewood Civic Centre, 1635 McKercher Dr.

Silver collection at the door

Fibre-Fiends and General Public Welcome - Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Are YOU a SAQA Yahoo group follower?

I must confess that I don't follow the chat group regularly but every once in a while something catches my eye that is of relevance or particular interest. Just today I have been following  an interesting thread about Art Quilt shows and judging.

The following cought my eye initially and I felt the need to share:
Jean Ray Laury,  an early inspiration to many of us, passed away on Wednesday. She is such a memorable icon in the art quilting world!
This article is a true tribute to Jean:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Alberta SAQA member get-together date set

SAQA members interested in attending “The Central Alberta Quilters ”Guild Show on Friday April 1st have  a chance to meet the Alberta SAQA Co- Rep  Patti Morris.

Contact Patti if you are interested in having a short meeting beforehand and then tour the show? Patti’s phone # is 1403-347-3247 & email

Doors open at 10 a.m. at the  Parkland Pavilion, Westerner Park
4847-19 Street , Red Deer, Alberta.  
Show times Friday April 1st 2011 to 8 p.m. & Saturday, April 2nd 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Show hosts over 200 quilts and has approx. 35 Market Mall vendors on site.
Cost to attend is $8.00

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Membership update

I have just spent some time this afternoon reviewing the SAQA regional membership pages. There are two lists on the SAQA website that differ somewhat. I realized that several new members have not been officially welcome yet!
I apologize for this oversight and want everyone to know that when you look at the membership list and notice a member's name missing - do not hesitate to contact me immediately and make me aware of this!

While you are on the blog - please have a look at the list and check if the info provided for you is up-to-date!

Thanks, Anna