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Solo Exhibition by Ed Johnetta Miller at Windsor Art Center (Windsor, CT) Reception Jan. 19, 2013

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January 19 – March 2, 2013
EdJohnetta Miller, Solo FiberExhibition “Fibers & Friends”
Opening reception January 19, 5-7 PM
A fiber artist, quilter, teacher, curator and lecturer, Ed Johnetta Fowler-Miller is acknowledged to be one of the most creative and colorful improvisational quilt makers in the U.S. Widely exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, her quilts can be found in many important museums, corporate and private collections including, The National Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; Nelson Mandela's National Museum in Cape town, South Africa; and the Wadsworth Athenaeum.Windsor Art Center (The Freight House)
40 Mechanic Street
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 688-2528
www.windsorartcenter.orgWAC Gallery Hours:
Thursday 6pm – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm

SAQA-CT, eQuilter and FedEx Team Up to Help Hurricane Victims

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On October 29, 2012 the Northeast coast of the United States was hit with a devastating hurricane.  Many residents of Connecticut were forced to evacuate their homes, and returned to find severe wind and water damage.  New Jersey and New York suffered flooding, power outages and fires that wiped out whole neighborhoods.Landing on the most densely populated area of the United States, Hurricane Sandy left thousands of people homeless.Luana Rubin, owner of eQuilter.com, decided to help.  Securing warehouse space from Timeless Treasures, Luana put out a call to collect quilts and bedding for those in need.And a group of artists in Connecticut answered the call.  The members of Sisters in Cloth organized a quilt drive they named "reCOVERy”.  At our recent regional meeting, members of SAQA-CT donated quilts, bedding and money for the cause.  This week, Diane Wright sent a message to Luana Rubin at eQuilter (excerpt):“We are shipping off tomorrow seven boxes of donated quilts and other …

SAQA-CT Regional Meeting in Guilford

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Another great one!  Saturday’s regional meeting at the Guilford Free Library was one of our best yet.  Over 50 people - SAQA members and guests - made the trip to catch up with friends, meet new people, see the Sisters in Cloth exhibition and share their own fiber art as well.We started out with a few announcements:First, a big Thank You to the members of Sisters in Cloth, for hosting this meeting and providing lunch.  For other members who belong to small art groups or guilds, please consider combining your next get together with a SAQA regional meeting.  You don’t even have to feed us! (but we never object to a free lunch).  What we really need is enough room and chairs for 30+ people.  Any ideas for meeting venues? Please contact Kate Themel or Diane Wright. SAQA-CT’s regional exhibition “Local Color” is now officially SAQA-approved and the prospectus can be found on SAQA’s website (as well as on this blog).  Members can log into saqa.com and see a preview of the on line entry form…