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

Thursday, June 4, 2020

VIsit the LOCAL COLOR Exhibition as a Gallery Guest

Here's your chance to explore Local Color 4: Rails, Roads & Rivers at the Windsor Art Center.

This exhibit has been extended until June 27, 2020.

The Windsor Art Center is currently accepting guests into the Gallery by appointment only

What does this mean? 

If you’d like to see this extraordinary exhibit, simply call Willa Nemetz at (860) 841-0368
or send an email to 

Let them know which day/time you would like to visit (please choose from the days/hours below). 

Gallery visits will be scheduled in 1/2 hour increments and are limited to groups/totals of five or fewer people.

· Thursdays from 6 PM to 8 PM

· Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM

· Sundays from 11 AM to 4 PM

They will get back to you and confirm the time and date of your visit.

For more information, please visit the Windsor Art Center at

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...