Saturday, May 28, 2011

Reminder Re: Alberta SAQA Parlour meeting

Please contact Patti Morris if you are planning to attend the SAQA Parlour Meeing in Red Deer on June 6th! Let's all gather, get to know one another better and determine where the future  is headed for the Art Quilt World in Western Canada.
Anyone from outside of Alberta who might be in the area, consider yourself invited!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Grand National News

To all SAQA members:
Anna Hergert SK & MB rep. just won the Grand Prize and an Honourable Mention at the Grand National in Kitchener, ON 
This posting comes from Patti Morris, Alberta Rep & Jill Sullivan , B.C. Rep. We wanted everyone to know how proud we are of Anna.

SAQA Parlour Meeting in BC, June 14th, 2011

For our first meeting we will follow the agenda Anna used in Sask.  And of course we will  talk about whatever strikes our fancy. Show and tell is always interesting and reviewing the critiquing guide lines would be helpful for all of us.
We would also like to hear from anyone that attends the conference in Denver.
I would like to say thank you to everyone that took part in our first Western Canada call for entry.  I will pick up any pieces the were accepted  for the show at the meeting and save shipping for anyone that can attend.
Please bring a friend with you. We love to show our art to everyone and possibly gather new members.
I would also like to invite everyone to the show July 2 and 3 in Gibsons.
I hope to meet many of you at Jennifer's, it would be great to connect faces with the names.
Jennifer would appreciate knowing how many are able to come.. so I have included her email.
If you have questions or suggestions please let me know.

Jill Sullivan
SAQA/Western Canada/BC

Jennifer Cooper has generously offered to host a meeting for us Tuesday, June 14th at 2:00
Jennifer lives at 5701 Owl Court in North Vancouver

Phone 604.987.5701

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SAQA Parlour Meeting in Alberta, June 6th, 2011

Please note: Any SAQA member or anyone interested in membership who resides in the Western Region is welcome to attend! The fan out email went out via the SAQA site earlier today. Here it is for anyone who follows this blog with additional info about quilt appraisals:

SAQA Parlour Meeting on June 6th 2011; 10:00am - 2:30 pm

Location: Patti Morris Home  61 Allan Close, Red Deer Alberta. Use Google Map for directions to above address. Call Patti at 1403-347-3247 or email for directions please.

Meet & Introduction with muffins, fruit, Caffeine, Juice & water.


a) Why did you join SAQA? Is there anything SAQA can do to make things more exciting for its members?
b) What would you like to see from the Alberta SAQA region?
c) Is the Western SAQA Blog helpful ? Would you like to add or remove anything from this site?

 Lunch: Homemade Pizza, Veg & Meat, Tossed salad, fruit & beverages . If anyone has any food allergies please let me know.

d) After lunch we will have a short presentation on conducting critiques from Anna Hergert & Patti Morris. Please feel free to bring along some of your work and get some input if you wish to have it.

End with Show & Tell : Something that you have been working on or want to share?

Plan next meeting for September 2011

Please email Patti @  an RVSP by end of May.

If you wish to have me add something to the agenda include that as well.

Looking forward to seeing as many of my SAQA gifted fabric friends on June 6th in my home.

Warmest regards & safe travels down or up Hyw #2 (Queen Elizabeth HWY)
Patti Morris

SPECIAL NOTE: Thanks to Patti's excellent networking skills!
Dawn Hunt, an active Alberta SAQA member,  will be attending the meeting and has agreed to appraise quilts for anyone interested. Please contact Dawn directly if you are interested or have questions as to what is involved.
The appraisal will take place after the adjournment of the SAQA meeting.

Dawn Hunt,  ISA AM
ISA Accredited Member Antiques & Residential Contents
American Quilter's Society Certified Quilt Appraiser
Box 8361
Canmore AB T1W 2V1
Ph: 403 609 9947
Fax: 403 609 2984

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jury Selection "Connected Across the West"

Your Western Canadian Co-Reps spent several hours yesterday reviewing  and jurying the entries for "Connected Across the West".
Everyone who entered should by now have received their notification.
It gives us great pleasure to share the list of accepted artists and works. Congratulations, everyone!

Marg Blank - "Aspen"

Mardell Rampton - "Sailing"

Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas - "Two Happy Travelers"

Jennifer Cooper - "Violet & Lime" and "Akimbo"

Jaynie Himsl - "Purple Spruce"

Carol Seeley - " Silent Vigil"
Paulette Cornish - " Arbutus # 7"

Lesley Mayfield - " Cherry Blossoms" and "Solitude Standing"

Marie Barry - "Spring"

Margie Davidson - "Flowing Ferns" and "My Lot n Life"

Martha Cole - "Lichen, Rock by the Ocean" and "Cedar Bough 2"

Paula Jolly - "Circus of Emotion" and "The 2 Cs..."

Ethlee Koomhof - " Dropped Threads" and " Rockface"

Louise Perrin - "Undulating Elements"