Showing posts from January, 2012

CT Fiber Arts Collective: “Red-Read” Exhibition (Southbury, CT)

The Southbury Library PresentsRED – READFiber Arts ExhibitFebruary 1st – February 29th100 Poverty Road, Southbury, CTUnique art quilts created by theConnecticut Fiber Arts CollectiveThe Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective holds exhibits at various venues throughout the year. If you have a space and wish to host an exhibit, please contact us at: 203-574-5607 or

Call for Entries: All-Media Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum (Norwich, CT)

THE NORWICH FREE ACADEMY presents:The 68th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition Feb 19 – March 30, 2012Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, representing a broad range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa.Artists working in any media who reside in Connecticut are invited to submit up to 2 pieces of their work for consideration.  Up to $950 will be awarded in prizes.Entries must be hand delivered to the Converse Gallery (adjacent to Slater Museum) Sat & Sun February 4 & 5, 2012 from 1 – 4PMDeclined work must be picked up on Friday Feb 10 from 8:30AM – 3:30PM or Saturday, Sunday Feb 11th, 12th from 1:00-3:30PMClick here for the full prospectus:…

Jan 15-16, 2012: Quilts by Betty Warner and Jeanne Marklin at Williams College (Williamstown, MA)

SAQA-CT members Jeanne Marklin (MA/CT) and Betty Warner will be at Williams College celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day as members of “Fiber Artists for Hope”.(image: “Diminished” by B.Warner)The group Fiber Artists for Hope was formed in 2009 after the election of President Barak Obama.  Their current exhibition has traveled around the USA and includes 24 quilts, each one is a particular artist’s perspective on racism.Betty and Jeanne will be at Williams College to talk about their work and participate in a discussion about racism.  Please join them in Williamstown on January 15 and 16!Williams College Presents:Unspoken Truth about Color: A Dialogue in Art Quilts about Racism
Sunday Jan. 15 and Monday Jan. 16, 2012
4 – 6 PM 
Lobby of ‘62 Center for Theater and Dance
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.'62 Center for Theater and Dance
Williams College
1000 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

CT Fiber Art Collective Presents: Identity and Other Things

The prolific CT Fiber Art Collective (CFAC) begins 2012 with a new exhibition at the Southbury Public Library. Identity and Other Things
January 1 – 31, 2012The show takes its name from the concept identity and challenges each participant to use fiber art to create an image in the essence of her own singularity. In addition each artist will display a collection of some of their favorite pieces making the entire exhibit a unique and unexpected experience for the public.
(image: Sky by K. Loprete)Exhibiting Artists: Diane Cadrain, Carol Eaton, Mary Lachman, Karen Loprete, Carol Vinick, Diane Wright, Rosalind Spann and Antonia Torres and Carine Greene.Please stop by and take a look!The Southbury Public Library is located at
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Message from your CT Reps: A Look Back on 2011

As SAQA Regional Reps, Diane and I submit a “State of the Region” report at the end of each year.  This is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, what we did as a group, and what we would like to do in the future.

In putting together our report, we took a look at all the amazing achievements of our membership.  We could not be more proud of the artists from Connecticut, as well as those who traveled from other States to attend meetings and share their work with us.
Here are SOME of the events we celebrated in 2011:
Barbara Barrick McKie exhibited her work several prestigious shows in 2011 including: Objects d’Art: Form and Function in Groton CT, Fiber Revolution: Visual Thoughts in Morristown NJ, Quilt Odyssey in Hershey PA, the International Quilt Festival in Houston TX, American Quilt Society exhibition in Demoines IA, World Quilt and Textile 2011, the Wisconsin Quilt Expo and the Pennsylvania National Quilt Expo.Deirdre Abbotts participated in Identity in Fiber in Windsor, CT.  S…

Kate Themel’s Work on the Cover of Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine

SAQA-CT artist Kate Themel is thrilled to announce that her art quilt “Teapot” is on the cover of this month’s Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine.  The issue contains an multipage overview of Kate’s journey as an artist, along with color photos of some of Themel’s work.You can find MQU magazine at JoAnn Fabrics, select quilt stores and by subscription. see more of Kate’s work, visit