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Reception for CTFAC “Identity” Show and Demonstration by Mary Lachman at the Levi Coe Library (Middlefield, CT)

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Levi Coe Library Presents (Images left to right: Pieces of my Heart by M.Lachman, Identity by K.Loprete, Self Indulgence by C.Eaton, I Dream in Color by C.Hurney, Sanctuary by D.Cadrain)“IDENTITY” a collection of small art quilts created by the Connecticut Fiber Arts CollectiveNovember 3 – 30, 2011i·den·ti·ty ~ (-dnt-t) The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; individuality. The collection is unique and inspirational.Special Event November 3rd:5:30 – 6:45 Artist Reception: We invite you to meet the artists for an opportunity to learn more about the design process and techniques used when creating their pieces.6:00 – 6:45 Hands on quilting demonstration by nationally recognized fiber artist Mary Lachman and sale of hand dyed fabrics, hand painted silk scarves, and felted purses by artistCarol Eaton.The CT Fiber Arts Collective is a recently-formed but very active group of artists from around Connecticut dedicated to promoting Fiber and Mixed Media Arts…

SAQA Trunk Show Pieces Chosen for Permanent Collection, Kresge Art Museum (Michigan State U.)

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SAQA-CT Artists Margaret Phillips, Mary Lachman, Kate Themeland Catherine Whall Smithare 4 of the 50 artists whose trunk show quilts will become part of the Kresge Art Museum’s permanent collection.(Images: Jackie by M. Phillips; Untitled by M. Lachman, Luka’s Eyes by K. Themel; Hay Bale with Blue String by C. Whall Smith)This is a Quilt! is SAQA’s second Trunk Show. Curated by Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki, it showcases SAQA’s diversity of talent and its mission to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, and documentation. 268 SAQA artists at every level of their careers answered the invitation to submit a quilt to the Trunk Show, in order to answer the question, “How do we as SAQA members explain what we do –- create quilts -- without people immediately thinking of a nine-patch that goes on your bed?”Seven trunks, containing 30-50 art quilts, will travel the globe between 2011 and 2013. The pieces are in 12” square white mats with 8" openin…

Deadline October 31st for “Outside/Inside The Box” Fiber Philadelphia

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From Fiber Philadelphia:
OUTSIDE/INSIDE THE BOX, Call for entries. www.outsideinsideentry.com.
Apply Online May 1 - October 31, 2011.
Seeking innovative fiber/textile art that transcends disciplines; combines traditional with cutting edge technology and/or historic concepts with contemporary perspectives. Artists working in any medium with a fiber/textile reference are encouraged to apply. Size, scope, materials and subject matter are open. Submissions may include surface design, 2D and 3D structures, quilts, stitching, body art, etc. Jurors: Elisabeth Agro, Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Bruce Hoffman, Independent Curator; Judith Weisman, Designer and Curator, Acquisitions Chair of the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery Support Group. Outside/Inside the Box will take place March 2 -April 14, 2012 at the ICE Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, the hub of Fiber Philadelphia 2012.www.cranearts.comF…

SAQA Artists Represent Connecticut at Quilts=Art=Quilts (Auburn, NY)

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Connecticut is represented well in this year’s “Quilts=Art=Quilts” exhibition at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center!  Shown here, a detail of Margaret Phillip’sPink Desert with Road Runners:Margaret joins fellow SAQA-CT members Carolyn Cooney, Lisa Corson, Catherine Whall Smithand Debbie Bein along with 70 other fiber artists from around the United States.  Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center's 31st annual juried quilt exhibition. The Art Center has long recognized the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in an art gallery setting since 1981.  This year’s jurors were Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Elin Noble and Cynthia Schira.The Q=A=Q Exhibition will run from October 30, 2011 – January 8, 2012Preview Reception & Awards Presentation Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 – 7 PM.Other scheduled events include: Quilters Brunch & Lecture by Elin Noble on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 10 AM – 12 PMWalk-About Tour Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2PMDirector’s Tour Tuesday, No…

Opening Oct. 8, 2011: Catherine Smith’s Art Quilts at Sun-Up Gallery (Westerly, RI)

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See art quilts by Catherine Whall Smith at the Sun-Up Gallery until November 7, 2011(image: “Orange Swirls” by C.W.Smith)Meet the artist at the Opening on Saturday October 8th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Hope you get a chance to stop by the Opening – or visit during the month of October - the store has some amazing jewelry, art, clothing, etc. - you won’t be disappointed.The Smith Stitch Studio Quilt Show show runs from October 5th thru November 7th.Sun-Up Gallery95 Watch Hill RoadWesterly, RI 02891(401) 596-0800Store Hours:Mon – Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 4pmwww.sunupgallery.com

New Classes & Events with SAQA–CT Members

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SAQA-Connecticut artists share their knowledgeLisa Corson, whose art quilt "Bypass" (image, left) has been accepted into Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, will be offering two classes this month: On Friday October 7th, from 5 – 8 PM Lisa will be demonstrating my mixed media fiber art at First Fridays in Downtown Putnam, outside Glimpse of Gaia, 130 Main Street, Putnam, CTAnd on October 20, Lisa will giving a talk and demonstration on her art quilts at the Northeastern CT Art Guild, 218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT (at the CT Audubon Society barn).  There is a $5 cover charge for non-guild members.Sally Brown will be teaching a fun 6 week sewing course for 4th and 5th graders at Renbrook School during October and November.  Sally will be using colorful Halloween fabric for the students to use.  Renbrook is located at 2865 Albany Ave in Hartford, CT.  Visit their website for more info and directions: http://www.renbrook.org/And for Vivika DeNegre, it i…