Saturday, November 22, 2014

Up-coming Mentorship Call!

SAQA's Education Committee announces an up-coming SAQA Webinar!

  • Feature: International Artists' Panel:
    • Alicia Merrett -- born and raised in Argentina; now living in the UK;
    • Barbara Lange - born and raised in Dallas, Texas; now living in Germany (site is in German); and
    • Ute Lenk - Germany (site is in English).
  • Subject
    • These artists will be sharing their art work and discussing how their art is influenced by where they live.
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 9 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Registration is limited, so to do so, click HERE (.Go To Meeting).  Never fear; if you miss the webinar 'live', it will be available within a few days afterward, as an online recording.

Alicia Merrett

Barbara Lange

Ute Lenk

Grand National 2015 -- A Call for Entry

Dwayne Wanner, Co-Rep for SAQA Central Canada, has asked us to pass along this Call for Entry for Grand National -- one of Canada's most prestigious quilt shows.  Open to all Canadian quilt artists, the theme for Grand National 2015 is "CONNECTIONS".

This Call is open through February 27, 2015; the Exhibit will run from May 10 through September 27, 2015.  Click HERE to find out more about this opportunity!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The 25th Anniversary Trunk Show -- Section F: It's Alberta Debut

After touring 'round British Columbia between June and the end of October (sorry, no photos provided at this writing), Section "F" arrived in Red Deer in time for the November 3 meeting of the Central Alberta Quilter's Guild.  Member Wendy Greber and I set the pieces up on two long tables at the side of the meeting room.  Joined by member Patti Morris, we sat near the display as the room filled for the Guild's regular business meeting.

Just before the break for refreshments, I was introduced by the Guild's President, and was able to say a few words about art quilts in general, SAQA, and it's mission.  Then it was the Guild members' turn to view the exhibit.  There was general hub-bub, lots of "oohs" and "aahs" and I was able to field some questions.  I had two dozen brochures with me and over half of them were picked up, along with some of my Rep business cards.  I hope this means there will be new members in our future!

Central Alberta Quilt Guild Membersline up to view Trunk Show "F" 
Special thanks to the Central Alberta Guild for supporting the Trunk show with a donation to defray the cost of shipping.

Confirmed bookings for the Trunk Show currently include Stettler (November 20), Sylvan Lake (December 9), Bow River Quilters, Calgary (Jan. 2, 2015) and Cochrane, AB (May 5, 2015).  

Negotiations continue re: the Central Alberta Quilt Guild Show (Red. Deer, April 3-4, 2015) and Quilt Canada (Lethbridge, June 4-6).  

January through March the trunk will be travelling into Manitoba and back to B.C. before it's final swing into Alberta and back to the U.S. (June 10).

If you are interested in having the Trunk travel to your neck of the woods for your art quilt group or local quilt guild, please contact your Co-Rep ASAP so that arrangements can be made.  Please be considerate of time frames for shipping and turn around times based on the above-mentioned bookings, however tentative those bookings may be at this time.

Thank you for your support!