Friday, February 28, 2014

Here we all are after our first meeting of the year!!  Had a great time networking and sharing.  (The snacks weren't bad either)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Portsmouth meeting 2-23-14

Hi all!
Thank you all for making the first meeting I instigated a sucess!!  It was so wonderful to see old friends and so many new faces too. I must say, Jill was extatic to see all our show and tell, and very impressed too!  I've posted the info on the exhibit for August even though it didn't come out the way I wanted.  I hope you all decide to enter a piece.  If I get the e submission 'stuff' figured out I'll re-post. In the meantime, I'll be checking my mail box!!!!
Housekeeping:  there was left an orphan green canvas chair...Sound familiar?
See you in the funny papers!
Michele O'Neil Kincaid

New England exhibit info

SAQA New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT)

For Special exhibit at World Quilt Show, Manchester, NH August 14-17, 2014

Theme/ Title of exhibit:  “I New England!”
Or: “You know you’re a New Englander when…”

  • Open to any SAQA member residing in New England.
  • Entry forms must be received by June 1st, 2014.

Interpret the theme any way you wish, from abstract to pictorial etc. with a minimum perimeter size of 96” and a maximum perimeter size of 200”. 
Depending on quilt sizes, we are limited to 15-40 quilts for the space so the sooner you submit the better. 

New England is, after all, a state of mind!  So whether it’s the seasons (summer, almost winter, winter, still winter), mountains, lakes, people or potholes that inspire you, let your imagination run wild! 
  • The quilts must have stitching through all layers.  Any technique and surface design is acceptable.
  • Quilts must have a 4” hanging sleeve on upper back.
  • Exhibitors need to provide an Artist Statement “blurb’ card to hang with their piece.  These need to include name of maker, title of item and can also include more details plus a descriptive paragraph. (more info in acceptance e-mail)
  • Individual quilts may be insured for $100 up to $1000 each (please be realistic with values). Items valued at greater than $1000 require a written appraisal. Items can not be insured for greater than $5000 even with greater appraised value.  Insurance coverage excludes flood and earthquake.  If written appraisals are not provided on items valued at more than $1000, these items will be insured for a maximum of $1000.

                        “I New England!”
entry form


Quilt Title:___________________________________________________
Size:  Width_________Length__________
Please provide one full photo and one detail photo (4 x 6)( in progress photos accepted)

Entry fee: $10.00 made out to SAQA

Send entry and fee to arrive by June 1st to:
Michele O’Neil Kincaid
PO Box 242
Strafford, NH 03884

Shipping address, dates and “blurb” card info to be included in acceptance e-mail

Monday, February 24, 2014

More Show and Tell from the SAQA meeting

Sarah Ann Smith

Alexandra Nickerson

Angela Miller

Stephanye Schuyler

Kathy Velon

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Show & Tell from the Portsmouth meeting

Michele O'Neil Kincaid
Pat LaPierre

Kathy Angel Lee

Susan Damone Balch

Ann Schubert Turner


Janis Doucette 

Jodi Scaltreto 

Claire Graham Smith 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Workshops with Wen

I hope you are enjoying this winters day! 
Look forward to doing something fun later in the year! 
Join Wen Redmond in one of this years limited workshops!
There's one locally in Exeter NH!

You can find all workshops are listed on Wen's blog- pictures too- look on top for the tab 'scheduled workshops'! HERE