Thursday, August 25, 2011

RSVP for the Maine meeting! and other news....

Margaret M. Sheehan will have her outdoor fiber sculpture, "O, Sorrow!" hanging
In Woodstock Vemont at
Sculpturefest 2011

the theme is "Spiritual"
Opening Saturday, September 3rd and continuing through the fall
Reception for the artists and community Saturday Sept 3rd at four o clock
bring a picnic and walk the grounds looking at sculpture.
Tracy Penfield and her Dancers will be performing at the opening.
Location: 204 Prosper Road, Woodstock, VT
The annex exhibition at the King Farm also opens at this time.  The theme there is "Farms", Access to the King Farm is open from Prosper Road, via a short walk through a woods path.  For those who need to drive there is limited parking available at the KING FARM via Rose Hill to King Farm Road.

Featured artists for 2011 Roger Goldenberg and Wendy Klemperer

thirty additional artists exhibiting,
For more information and directions check
An online catalog will be posted on Friday, Sept 2nd on the website

Wen Redmond will teach Stalking the Wild Prints workshop!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Our Next SAQA Meeting is in Maine

RSVP here:
Information about the Maine Event September 16-18!!

 2nd Annual SAQA Meeting and Maine Event!

For all of you who either don't know about or haven't visited the Northern New England SAQA blog, here is all the information you have been waiting for about the 2nd annual Maine Event. Dinner Friday will be at Delvinos again (yeah!) and there is a new quilting store in Belfast with lots of Kaffe Fassett fabric including shot cotton. The art crawl is on again and I will convince as many places to stay open as possible. Dinner at 7:30. They have a bar for those interested.
Saturday will be a full day of workshops. We will start off with Wen Redmond teaching a "Stalking the Wild Print" workshop. At 1pm and 3pm we have 2 workshops: one is on Fugitive Media which Kerr Grabowski originated and presented by Judith DeMilo Brown and the other is a unique batik technique which I learned from the Kemshalls from Shropshire, England via DMTV) Using this technique you can batik opposite sides of the fabric different colors. Yeah, sounds very cool and it is. At noon we have a lunch at the facility (First Congregational Church, Searsport, Maine) which is a block from my house (last years location). It is a new building and handicapped accessible. The registration fee of $25. will cover the rental costs of the building , a cold breakfast (yogurt, granola, bagels, juices and coffee/tea) and a buffet lunch (sandwiches, wraps, fruit and drinks). Speaking of drinks, this Church has only 2 rules: 1. Clean up after yourself and 2. NO alcohol in the building. There will be plenty of cocktail time before and after the workshops and show and tell. We are planning for a huge Show and Tell Saturday night at the church and it will be open to the public so bring your knock-out work and we will come prepared to be dazzled!!!!
On Sunday we are having a "Technique-Go-Round" with 6-8 mini-workshops about 15-20 minutes each with presenters demonstrating some fabulous technique they love to do. We are looking for volunteers to conduct these mini-works so this may be an opportunity for your 15 minutes of fame. PLEASE DO VOLUNTEER (email me).
This year will be bigger and better than last year. Contact info for accommodations are on the poster on the NNE SAQA blog.
You now have my email. My phone number is 207-548-0281. Please call or email. I love answering questions.
And remember to call or email for info. I will send out another email in a few weeks with materials you will need for the workshops.(minimal)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gallery Talk with Fabric Artist Nancy Morgan

Gallery Talk with Fabric Artist Nancy Morgan
Award Winning Fabric Artist Nancy Morgan will give a Gallery Talk in conjunction with her solo exhibit, “Captured in Fabric”. The talk will be held at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH on Thursday, August 11, 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Morgan will describe the progression from photograph to finished art work in creating her landscape quilts depicting local seacoast scenes, and her newer works where minimal fabric color is used incorporating a gradation of several layers of nylon net to bring the image to life.

The exhibit runs through August 26, gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 12 pm – 4 pm.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Annual SAQA Auction!


It's almost time for the Annual SAQA Auction! Collect some beauties and create a wall. Collect from your favorite artists!The funds raised through the Auction are critical to supporting SAQA's exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs.  All of 2010's auction quilts will remain on our website for viewing only, until the 2011 auction is underway.

This year's Auction will begin on Monday, September 12th at 2:00 pm Eastern and conclude on Sunday, October 2 at 2:00 pm Eastern. Price points will again be: $750, $550, $350, $250, $150 and $75.
How the Auction Works

View "dream collections" of auction pieces, curated by SAQA members.
I curated a dream collection on page 8

 "Feminine Figures" The woman alone, standing, contemplating, balancing, remembered and honored. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011


The Opening reception for the No Boundaries in Fiber show is this weekend!  Anyone planning on going?  Let's meet up!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Maine SAQA event as well.  It will take place in Searsport, mid September. Bring friends!

Please let Susan Balch, Wen Redmond or Margaret Sheehan, know if you want to host a meeting in your area.  Future events need to be planned now!  Think 2012!