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Holiday Shopping? Fiber Art Makes a Statement and a Great Gift

Check out these fiber art shows & sales near you:Shelton, CT:OPEN STUDIO:  December 4th from 10:00 – 4:00Quilt Designer and Fiber Artist Carol EatonCarol R. Eaton Designs43 Autumn Ridge RoadShelton, CT 06484Shop from a unique line of hand-painted and hand-dyed fabric, art cloth, project packets, silk scarves and shawls, as well as unique one of a kind wall quilts.Cash and Checks only!Demonstration Schedule:Needle Felting: 11:00Snippet Technique: 1:00Embellishing Art Cloth: 3:00More Info at: ----------------------------------------------------Madison, CT:Needle and Brush, features the artwork of art quilter Diane Wright and calligrapher/painter Maureen Squires.  The show runs from now until January 4that Friends & Company Restaurant.   Grab a bite while you shop for art!Friends & Company 11 Boston Post Rd.Madison, CT(203)245-0462Dinner:  Sunday thru Thursday:  4:30-9:00 / Friday and Saturday:  4:30-10:00Sunday Brunch:  11:00-2:00------------------…

You Are Invited: SAQA-CT Regional Meeting Feb 12th 2011, Open to All

SAQA-CT would like to invite you to an Open Regional Meeting.  We will gather at the Windsor Art Center (WAC) in Windsor, CT on Saturday February 12, 2011 at 10 AM.   SAQA Members from all over New England, New York and New Jersey as well as members of the public are welcome to attend.This meeting will coincide with the “Identity in Fiber” Exhibition, which runs from January 22 – March 5, 2011 at WAC.  We will be meeting during the Windsor Art Center’s normal business hours, so members of the public will be walking though and are welcome to participate.  People may ask questions or just listen & see what we’re about.  Fiber Artists: Please feel free to bring something to work on while you sit.  Knitting, hand quilting, embroidery… anything that can be done neatly & quietly and does not require special equipment or set up.The meeting will include our usual “Show & Tell”, a gallery talk with “Identity in Fiber” participating artists, and a boxed lunch.  The cost of lunch wil…

Artists Announced for “SAQA: Beyond Comfort”

SAQA has announced their final list of artists and titles for the “Beyond Comfort” Exhibition.This exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. It provides a "permission slip" to experiment fearlessly with radically new conceptual and narrative agendas; to employ techniques, technologies, or materials. The artistic goal of the exhibition is to encourage reaching beyond comfort to make new and unexpected works of art.SAQA-CTmembers Diane Wright and Kate Themel are among the 26 artists who will have work on tour with the exhibition.Juror and Editor of Fiberarts Magazine Marci McDade selected 30 quilts from the 209 submitted.  A complete list of artists and titles can be found on SAQA’s website: exhibition, curated by Eileen Doughty, will premiere at the Festival of Quiltsat the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingha…

The Jury is IN: Artists Selected for “SAQA: No Holds Barred”

Norma Schlager and Rosalind Spann will represent Connecticut in SAQA’s "No Holds Barred" Exhibition at the New England Quilt Museum.The show’s theme: A survey showcasing the breadth and depth of work being created by SAQA artists residing in the six New England states.   The exhibition will run from January 20 – April 9, 2011.  Opening Reception Saturday January 29, 2011 from 1 – 4 PM.Congratulations to Norma and Rosalind, and to all the artists who entered artwork for this show.  A complete list of all participating artists can be found on the “No Holds Barred” Exhibition blog:“A huge thanks to all who participated, supported, encouraged, ran errands, picked up supplies, and stayed up late keeping all who worked tirelessly and were able to make the deadline. There is so much that goes on in the background that folks miss but is not going unsung here today. Again thank you all who went for it. Results…There were 115 quilts entered by fifty…

THIS WEEKEND: Don’t Miss CT’s Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios

Open Studios Weekend
November 20–21, 2010, 10 am–4 pmLet the yellow “Open Studio” signs lead the way. Meet the artists. Discover the unique works that the Connecticut shoreline has to offer.   Don’t miss your fellow SAQA-CT artists Vivika DeNegre, Diane Wright and Linda Zimmerman, who will be exhibiting their work at the Guilford Art Center for Open Studios Weekend.Check the locations on the Shoreline Open Studios MAPBrochures with maps are also available in the following locations: Branford, Stony Creek, Guilford and Madison Libraries, Martha Link Walsh Gallery in Branford, Guilford Art Center, and Chroma Gallery in Guilford.
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“Needle and Brush” – New Exhibition at Friends & Co. Featuring Diane Wright

Needle and Brush, features the artwork of art quilter Diane Wright and calligrapher/painter Maureen Squires.  It is the newest exhibit at Madison restaurant Friends & Company and will be on display from now until January 4th.Situated directly on the East River, Friends offers a lovely view, great food, and a wonderful place to meet up with your friends.  Friends & Company 11 Boston Post Rd.Madison, CT(203)245-0462Dinner:  Sunday thru Thursday:  4:30-9:00 / Friday and Saturday:  4:30-10:00Sunday Brunch:  11:00-2:00To learn more about Diane Wright and her work, visit her blog at:

Carol Eaton Open Studio December 4th

OPEN STUDIO: December 4th from 10:00 – 4:00Carol R. Eaton Designs Quilt Designer – Fiber ArtistDemonstration Schedule:Needle Felting: 11:00Snippet Technique: 1:00Embellishing Art Cloth: 3:00 Shop from a unique line of hand painted and hand dyed fabric, art cloth,project packets, silk scarves and shawls, as well as unique wall quilts! 43 Autumn Ridge Road, Shelton, CT 06484 – www.CarolREatonDesigns.comCash and Checks only!

Catherine Whall Smith to be Featured on CTV “Artists and Authors”

Catherine Whall Smith will be featured in a 30 minute interview with CTV 14’s Stephanie Summers.The show will play the week of November 14.Monday, November 15 @ 4pmThursday, November 18 @ 9pmSaturday, November 20 @ 11amA 30-minute interview featuring artists and authors in Northeast ConnecticutCatherine Whall Smithwww.catherinewhallsmith.comFiber Artistwww.ctv14.comYou can also see the show on the Charter website ( It'll be up after it airs and then for at least four weeks. At the website, click on "watch" and then in the upper left, where you see "all folders" click on Artists & Authors.

Fiber Art Events this Month

November is a great month for fiber art in the New England/ New York area.  Check out these exhibitions and fine art sales near you:*November 9 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Museum of American Finance (New York, NY)Soiree, Artists & Authors ReceptionMuriel Stockdale will be displaying her newest E Pluribus flagMUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE
48 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Tel: 212.908.4110
Fax: 212.908.4601
November 10 at 12:50 PM in Lecture Hall 1, SUNY Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY)Muriel Stockdale will give an Artist Talk on the Creative ProcessCHARLES B. WANG ASIAN ART CENTER
SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY
For more information see:*November 11 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at The Gallery at Blue Black Square (West Hartford, CT)The West Hartford Art League presents “Out of the Loop”, their first annual fiber art show, juried by Ed Johnetta Fowler Mille…

Artists Announced for “Out of the Loop” West Hartford Art League

The West Hartford Art League presents “Out of the Loop”, their first annual fiber art showJuried by Ed Johnetta Fowler Miller“Out of the Loop” runs from November 11th - Dec 5th, 2010The Gallery at Blue Black Square – (near REI and Cheesecake Factory)69 Raymond Road, West Hartford* The show will include work by some of our own SAQA-CT artists:Mickey LawlerBoreas (image, upper right)Diane Cadrain Trout Brook (image, middle right)Barbara CorriganHush (image, lower right)Phyllis Small French/AmericanCatherine SmithYellow Series #2*Click here for the full list of participating artists: