Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SAFA Exhibit ends this Thursday

Mary Ann Gallaher in front of her quilts
I'm attaching a picture of me by my quilts at the Seacoast Area Fiber Artists exhibit at the Portsmouth Public Library. The exhibit "Series of Three" ends this Thursday November 29. 


Wednesday Nov 28, 1 – 3pm
Faux Marbling by Maryann Gallaher

Monday, November 19, 2012

Note from Susan Damone Balch

I have had the privilege and pleasure of serving as one of your regional reps for the past three years. It was an honor to be a part of this dynamic team! Getting to know them and meeting and sharing with other art quilters has been the best part of my experience. Especially appreciate those that have been so generous in organizing events and opening their homes to us.

It is now time for me to step down and give someone else a chance. Many thanks and a BIG WELCOME to Michele O'Neil Kincaid for joining Beth and Margaret as our VT/NH/ME SAQA representatives!

What do our SAQA reps do for us?  Among other things, they promote SAQA throughout the region, keep our membership informed of events in the area, and facilitate opportunities for members to gather. I plan on staying involved, and realize that I don't have to be a rep in order to do that. I encourage any of you who have given some thought to becoming more involved in SAQA to explore the idea further. SAQA provides excellent support,leadership and numerous opportunities.

Happy Thanksgiving and my best to all!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Opening Reception!

Michelle Goldsmith &
Margaret Sheehan
Creare is one of the more contemporary businesses in the Upper Valley in NH. They enjoy hosting revolving art shows in their hallways. This past Thursday evening, I attended the opening reception for a quilt show now on display there.  Local quilters, traditional and modern alike, have annually hung their work in the hallways for over seventeen years! The Creare employees really look forward to the warmth, color  and innovation of the display each year!
SAQA members, Janet Daniels, Sonja Hakala, Margaret Sheehan and Michelle Goldsmith have work in this show along with several other local quilters.
Michelle Goldsmith displayed 5 of her large finished art pieces (the ones she showed unfinished at the Maine Show and Tell) and two smaller pieces. Her work is quite wonderful! I love the larger scale! I took a moment to get a picture with Michelle in front of two of her pieces.
I also want to mention that Sonja Hakala has a small fern stamped wall hanging in this show. It is the first time she is selling a quilt and the proceeds will go to the Parkinson's Comfort Quilt Project which she founded.
Great Show Ladies!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Welcome to our new SAQA Rep!

It is with great pleasure that Beth Berman and I announce our new SAQA ME/NH/VT representative (and fellow Wild Woman of the North!) Michele O'Neil Kincaid. WELCOME Michele!  She will be replacing our fearless VT comrade, Susan Balch.

A GREAT BIG Thank you to Susan, who was so fantastic in representing us for three years. We will miss her leadership but look forward to her active participation in all our future SAQA events. 
Susan, enjoy your new found studio time and continue to flourish creatively!

News! News! News!

Yes, we need your news! There are upcoming holiday crafts fairs and quilt shows that our membership will be active in. Please let us know so we can post this info on our blog.

If you have been to a fibers show that is a "must see", send us one photo with a small blurb about the details and we will try to get it posted. 

If you have a fibers show coming up, please send us the info. Your interesting news is our interesting news!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Seacoast Area Fiber Artists (SAFA) Show

The Seacoast Association of Fiber Artists are presenting:

"Series of Three"

November 3rd through November 29, 2012

at the Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth New Hampshire.

SAQA Members in this group:
Michele O'Neil Kincaid,
Wen Redmond and
Maryann Gallaher
and Pat Spiller.

On Sunday, November 4th the public is invited to meet the artists and discuss their work from 1:30-3:30 at a reception in the Levenson Community Meeting Room. Refreshments will be served.

Mark your calendars!  SAFA artists will be demonstrating fiber art techniques at the library according to the following schedule.

Wednesday Nov 7, 10am – 12pm
Fabric Landscapes by Jodi Adams

Thursday Nov 8, 10am – 12pm
Dimensional Applique by Carol Powley

Thursday Nov 15, 1 – 3pm
Cardboard Weaving by Christine Sokol

Monday Nov 19, 1 – 3pm
Electric Quilt by Cheri Wilkins

Tuesday Nov 20, 1 – 3pm
Free Form Curved Machine Piecing by Michele O’Neil Kincaid

Monday Nov 26, 5 – 7pm
Fabric Books by Pat Spiller

Wednesday Nov 28, 1 – 3pm
Faux Marbling by Maryann Gallaher

We hung the show yesterday and it looks fabulous -- a wonderful
display of artistic vision!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Michele O’Neil Kincaid Fiber Art Show


November 2 through December 31, 2012

Art Quilter Michele O’Neil Kincaid's solo show

will be on display at the
Conservation Building 
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
54 Portsmouth St. Concord, NH 03301.

Meet the artist Friday November 9, 12:00-5:00 pm

This solo showing of Strafford, NH fiber artist Michele O’Neil Kincaid’s collection of nature inspired art quilts gathers together her myriad images, from a single day lily (32” x 37”) to a pair of snow shoes with a winter scene inside. Through the two month show she will be rotating and adding to the 30 plus piece.
Michele is known for her use of vibrant colors and rich textural techniques. In the 30 years she has been practicing her art, she has grown from geometric patchwork to photo like images of nature and intricate abstract explorations. She bills herself as “A traditional Quilter run AMOK!” and loves a chall

Come meet Michele O'Neil Kincaid on Friday November 9th from 12:00 - 5:00 pm in the Conservation Building conference room of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests at 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, NH 03301.

If you visit at other times please call first as the room is used for meetings for the Forest Society. 603-224-9945

Michele O’Neil Kincaid
Strafford, NH

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Hampshire Open Doors Weekend


This weekend, studios around the state of NH will have open house. Find your favorite artists or find new favorites by visiting the link above and checking out the current art/crafts scene. I am sure you will find many of our SAQA people on the participant list.

I will be running a prayer flag workshop at the Hanover League of NH Craftsmen from 10 - noon Saturday. Sign up or just stop by to see me!