Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dietary Restrictions

I received NO dietary restrictions from anyone except one woman who just registered today. If you have restrictions please email me asap. If you do have restrictions BUT will eat seafood, let me know that too. If you are Vegan, there will probably be a soup as part of the lunch but you will probably do better bringing your own food. The Vegan fare from last year was sparse.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Supplies for the Maine Event

All of the workshops/demonstrations have no material fees associated with it except the Paverpol Bowl

The materials are a bit pricey but learning to use Paverpol could open so many possibilities, from single surface papers to three layered quilts! Here is what Michele O'Neil Kincaid has to say about her workshop:

Leaf Bowls with Paverpol

This class will introduce you to a product I am having a ball, or bowl, with!  It is a fabric hardener that works as an adhesive also, for instance, if you're making a plaque on wood it WILL stick!  It will NOT stick to plastic.  I've played with fabric, paper, fibers, and 3 layer quilts and it is cool. This project will be 'leaves', make them ahead of class in any technique you like, even paper, raw edge, turned two fabric, turned 3 layer 'quilt' etc.  You may add stitching, embellishments, whatever.  We will dip the leaves and shape them over a bowl covered with plastic wrap and let them dry overnight.  You can rhen take them home and varnish or finish however you like.  We'll also play with strips of fabric and fibers to make garden art.  Bring 'stuff' to experiment with: bubble wrap, plastic grocery bags (for support); paper, excelcior(? curly brown papre packing) cord, found objects...

Here is the supply list for 
Paverpol Leaf bowl 
The product runs around $25-40
. You can buy this in advance. Maybe a few folks can do a group order and save on shipping.
Transparent paverpol fabric hardener (500ml or 1000ml) Available through Dharma trading, Dick Blick art supply,
10-15 'leaves' (life sized) any technique you like: stitched and turned, raw edge, stitched and embellished, paper,.. no plastic
Bowl you like the shape of for form, 
plastic wrap and a few plastic garbage bags

Bring other strips and scraps and fibers etc. to play with

Monday, August 12, 2013

SAQA in September.... Think Maine!

The supply lists for the workshops have been emailed out. Please contact Beth Berman, if you are attending this fabulous weekend event, and you want to receive the supply list. 

Please email your intention on being there!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The World Quilt Show - New England XI

SAQA's Color Wheel of Emotions will be on display
August 15th - 18th at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire

Nancy Bardach - "Accelerating-Decelerating"
How do colors reflect our emotions? Have you ever seen red, felt blue, or been green with envy? Spin the color wheel and your mood may encompass the full spectrum of the rainbow. The range of color used in this exhibit will convey a sense of emotion or feeling expressed by the artists.

The World Quilt Show - New England XI
Radisson Center of New Hampshire  |  700 Elm St.  |  Manchester, NH 03101

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Festival of the Arts, Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

Join us, August 10, 2013, for the 5th Annual Festival of The Arts!  Rain or shine!

The Cambridge Arts Council has supported the arts in our local community for years. In 2009, we decided that our local art galleries, artists, and musicians needed to be showcased. Thus, the Festival of the Arts was born.

Our goal for this festival is to keep it close to home by supporting our local artists, musicians and restaurants.

We are excited to have the festival in our town of Jeffersonville and hope that you will come and join us on Main Street in August.

Saturday, August 10th

10:00am - 4:00pm

Presented by The Cambridge Arts Council & The Smugglers’ Notch Area Chamber of Commerce

This is a very family friendly event and a great chance to check out some of the great art work in the area. I have some new things to display and would love to have you stop by.

Lynn Ann Powers

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Lowell Quilt Festival - SAQA Exhibit

August 8, 9, & 10, 2013

We are all so excited to see the New England Quilt Museum's umbrella open even wider to include an exhibit of art quilts from local MA/RI members of SAQA, at this years Lowell Quilt Festival (LQF). The special exhibit is called "Three Cohesive Pieces".  
Congrats goes out to the following MA/RI members who stepped up to the "Three Cohesive Pieces" challenge!
Aiken, Barbara  |  Altshuler, Julie  |  Bills, Teresa  |  David, Michelle  |  Faulkner, Patricia G.  |  Gallaher, Maryann  |  Halpern, Atara  |  Janey, Celeste B.  |  Jones, Brenda  |  Jones, Janice M.  |  Latino, Mary-Ellen  |  Leavitt, Michele  |  Monahan, Sharon  |  Nelson, Alanna  |  Poitier, Valarie  |  Raiche, Sharyn  |  Schwam, Steffanie  |  Doucette, Janis  |  Sproull, Lee  |  Turbitt, Nancy  |  Wormak-Keels, Rene  |  Wright, Diane

Where:  Lowell Memorial Auditorium

Exhibit Location: 2nd floor of the auditorium
50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell MA 01852

If you would like to help hang the SAQA members exhibit, or the IMAGES Exhibit email saqamari@gmail.

If you would like to volunteer to white glove, click on the link below:

Warmest Regards,
Valarie Poitier & Michele David

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Up for a real challenge? Enter the NYC Modern quilt guild's Double Wedding Ring challenge. There are both Modern and Traditional categories and tons of sweet prizes! Deadline for entry is December 1st.

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Easy! size: under 20″ or smaller… This is a great way to play and learn your curves, and try your own version of making this fun design! *NOTE, ONE RING MEANS ONE RING OF THE DWR.

MODERN: 4 rings or larger…
ANYTHING GOES! How can you interpret the double wedding ring, put a MODERN spin on a traditional design? Piece it, applique, fuse, whole cloth? Possibilities are ENDLESS!!! No rules other then, it must have three layers and bound.You don’t need to use Darlene’s Double Wedding Ring templates to enter, but we’d sure like it if you did! Any double Wedding ring template will work.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Vessels & Jewels

Wen's work featured at Vessels & Jewels in New London, NH. 
 If you're going to the Sunapee Fair, it's near by and fun to shop there!