Saturday, January 2, 2021

Break Time is Over. Welcome Back!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Hope you had a wonderful, creative holiday season. Best wishes for health and happiness in the new year.

SAQA Connecticut is starting things off right, with an invitation to re-connect with friends. Creative challenges, virtual classes and Zoom meetings are some of the ways you can participate and keep in touch with other artists. Here are some examples:
(You can find more details on the SAQA-CT Newsletter )

  • Please join us for our next regional meeting, this Saturday January 9, 2021. The meeting will feature guest speaker Diane Cadrain, who will share her expertise in creative felting.
  • Can't make the regional meeting? SAQA-CT members meet via Zoom every Wednesday and Friday to talk and catch up. Join "This and That Chit Chat" on Wednesdays at 10AM or the "SAQACT Happy Hour" on Fridays at 5PM

  • Connecticut Piecemakers Quilt Guild is offering virtual classes and workshops to members and non-members. Contact Laura Lugo for more info or to register for a class

  • Lynne Allen is collecting 8x8 squares for the "Violet Protest" quilt challenge. Check out for more details

  • Several Calls for Entry are listed on the website. Find out if one of them speaks to you as an artist, and enter your work

  • The next SAQA Trunk Show will be accepting new pieces in March 2021. 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Regional Meeting this Saturday

Find out what’s happening in CT and meet Laurie Russman who will be sharing how you can use ProCreate and the Cricut machine to enhance your art quilts. View her work at

SAQA CT Regional Reps, Laura Lugo and Kathy Nutley, are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:

Topic: CT Regional Meeting November 2020

Time: Nov 7, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Check your SAQA-CT email for the Zoom link and password


A frequent teacher at IQF’s Open Studios and the beloved City Quilter in NYC, Laurie appeared in Series 2000 and 2100 of Quilting Arts TV on PBS. Laurie is a regular contributor to Quilting Artsand Art Quilting Studio magazines and is a featured artist in Quilted, Volume Q of the Uppercase Encyclopedia of Inspiration. Her art quilts have been juried into International Quilt Festival in Houston, AQS QuiltWeek Paducah and the National Juried Show at Quilt Canada.

Laurie is a two-time Aurifil Artisan, devoted MistyFuse fan and frequent collaborator with Windham Fabrics. She blogs frequently about projects featuring these amazing threads, fabrics and effects made possible by the best fusible web!

She is a former board member of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives Connecticut with her husband, angelic German Shepherd Dog, and three mischievous felines.

See you there!

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Artist Spotlight: Christina Blais

She's a former SAQA-CT Rep, a prolific artist and the founder of SAQA-CT's yearly retreat. Learn more about Christina Blais in the OCTOBER 2020 Newsletter.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Living in a Virtual World

We are living in strange, isolating times but SAQA-CT is still here for you. Many of our events and exhibitions are digital and virtual, but there is still a lot happening in Connecticut.  You can keep in touch with our members and upcoming fiber art news via email, Facebook, and the SAQA-CT Newsletter.

If you haven't caught up in a while, our previous newsletters are stored on this blog. Have any news to share? Contact your regional reps, Kathy Nutley and Laura Lugo.  Please use those colorful fiber art masks and stay safe everyone

This month's ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Kate Themel

Friday, July 31, 2020

Don't Miss the SAQA-CT Newsletter

Check the link on this blog for the latest SAQA-CT Newsletter

AUGUST 2020 is full of great information about exhibitions, meetings, publications and more. 

Don't miss the ARTIST SPOTLIGHT featuring Sally Rogers. Her life experiences and artist perspective will inspire you!

Excerpt from the newsletter, TIME SENSITIVE:
Drop off for artwork at Gallery 53 is today and tomorrow!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

New Book by SAQA-CT Artist Dawn Allen

Attention cat lovers, practitioners of meditation and fans of fiber art! SAQA-CT artist Dawn Allen has published a new book

The Art of Meditating with Cats features 27 colorful, whimsical fiber art quilt cat portraits and over 20 heartfelt meditations for all humans to enjoy. 
Written and illustrated by well-known animal communicator, author, and artist, Dawn Allen.
This book offers the calming benefits of meditation and enhances the already close bond people have with their cats. 
Each meditation includes a fun, colorful illustration of a cat and clear instructions for different meditation themes and techniques. It is an uplifting book.

The Art of Meditating with Cats is available on Amazon and on Dawn's website

Break Time is Over. Welcome Back!

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you had a wonderful, creative holiday season. Best wishes for health and happiness in the new year. SAQA Conn...