Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Jan 5–Feb 23: Fiber and Photography at the Kershner Gallery (Fairfield, CT)

The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at the Fairfield Public Library will have a reception for Double Takeon Saturday, Jan. 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Guilford-based fiber art group Sisters in Cloth teamed up with photographer Rosemary DeLucco-Alpert in a show entitled "Double-Take: Photo and Fiber".

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Fifteen of Rose's captivating floral photographs have been interpreted by the Sisters’ fiber artists.   There are two quilts for every photo: an 18" X 24" piece accompanied by an 8" square detail.

The show will run from Jan. 5 to Feb. 23, 2014.

Bruce S. Kerschner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library 
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
http://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/

The Sisters in Cloth include SAQA-CT members: Linda Zimmerman, Diane Wright, Ruth Anne Olson, Carol Ludington, Gail Kotowski, Yvette Howard, Vivika DeNegre, Debbie Bento and Barbara C. Adams

Friday, December 20, 2013

Margaret Phillips Solo Exhibition at Google Headquarters (Mountain View, CA)

Art quilts by SAQA-CT artist Margaret Phillips are on display now through January 2014 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. 

The solo exhibit includes seven of Margaret's larger pieces, including Study in Yellow and Magenta (image below).

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Google Headquarters
Building 43
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California

Congratulations, Margaret!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Art by Melanie Johnston at Celebrations (Pomfret Center, CT)

Fiber art by SAQA-CT artist Melanie Johnston is on display and for sale at Celebrations Shoppes and Gallery until January 5, 2014.

During this exhibition, Celebrations offers a variety of “Small Works” original artwork all less than 200 square inches and priced under $200.

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image: Going in Circles by M.Johnston

Twenty-nine local and regional artists will be featured, with many making their debut at Celebrations

"Small Works"
Artful Treasures
November 2, 2013 to January 5, 2013

Celebrations Shoppes & Gallery
330 Pomfret St.
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Center Hours:
Monday-Sunday
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursdays 5-7p.m.


Celebrations also announces Extended Holiday Hours, from now until Christmas open every day from 10AM to 5PM.

Starting November 7th, Thursday nights from 5-7PM will be Happy Shopping Hours at Celebrations, including complimentary gift wrapping, wine & nibbles—groups welcome!

To make the season even more festive, Celebrations Tea Room will host “Christmas Cream Tea” Events on select dates throughout the month of December. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Quilts by Anna Tufankjian on Display (Newington, CT)

Three of Anna Tufankjian's winter themed quilts are on display at the Newington Senior Center now through February 2014.


Newington Senior Center
120 Cedar St
Newington, CT 06111

The Newington Senior and Disabled Center is Newington’s hub for activities, information and services that are specifically geared toward active adults 55 years and older and those with disabilities.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Local Color Opens at Slater Memorial Museum (Norwich, CT)

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(Panoramic view of Converse Gallery)

Sunday December 8 was the official opening of the Slater Museum's double-sized fiber art exhibition.  Art quilts from the SAQA CT: Local Color collection were interspersed with quilts from Fiber Revolution: Diversity, curated by CT's own Barbara McKie

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The results were beautiful and sometimes surprising.  Visitors who had seen the Local Color show in Danbury or Hartford were treated to a fresh new experience in Norwich.

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The Slater Museum has large open spaces allowing people to back up and view the work from a distance. The high ceilings, skylights and white walls played up the color and texture of the fiber art.  Several people commented "These look like different quilts!".

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Gallery coordinator Vivian Zoe's carefully considered placement of Fiber Revolution pieces with those from Local Color created a wonderful visual story.

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SAQA artists from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York came to the opening reception. 

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SlaterOpening (10) Rita Hannifin talks to Slater Museum exhibit coordinator Vivian Zoe.

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Several glass cases displayed small handmade items created by SAQA CT artists.

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SlaterOpening (21)  The little red dot next to Barb McKie's Woodland Visitors means "SOLD!"

Congratulations to all the artists from SAQA Connecticut and Fiber Revolution! And thank you to everyone who attended the opening reception.

If you missed the opening, don't worry.  There's still time to see this incredible collection of fiber artwork.  The double exhibition will be on display at the Slater Memorial Museum Converse Gallery until January 14, 2014.  Don't miss it!

Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich Free Academy
305 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 887-2505

Monday, December 2, 2013

Food for Thought: Art Quilts by Sisters in Cloth (Guilford, CT)

Sisters in Cloth and Friends Present:

“Inspired by the Library: Food For Thought”

Exhibition of Art Quilts at the Guilford Free Library

December 2 - 30, 2013

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(Image: Protocamponata by Sisters Alum Evelyn Judson-Raleigh) 

Opening Reception Saturday, Dec 7 from 2 to 4 PM

Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street on the Green
Guilford CT 06437

Library hours
Mon. - Thurs. 9am-8pm
Fri. 9am-6pm
Sat. 9am-5pm
Sun. 1pm-4pm (Oct.-Mar.)

Sisters in Cloth is a group of fiber artists who live and work along Connecticut's shoreline.  Members include:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Daphne Taylor Artist Talk at Reynolds Gallery (New Haven, CT)

REYNOLDS FINE ART Presents
Artist Talk by Daphne Taylor
Saturday, November 23rd, 1:30pm

Daphne Taylor QUILT DRAWING #14, 2011. 36” X 36” SILK, FABRIC, COTTON, METALIC THREADS. HAND QUILTED, HAND EMBROIDERED.

Daphne Taylor was born into a Philadelphia Quaker family with historic roots reaching over two hundred years. As an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design, she studied ceramics and developed her love of craft traditions. While working on her MFA in painting at the University of Pennsylvania, she continued her life long discipline of drawing, which to this day, influences stitching patterns in her quilt work.

Reynolds Fine Art
96 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 498-2200
www.reynoldsfineart.com

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shoreline Arts Trail OPEN STUDIOS Weekend! Nov 23-24

Mark your calendars for the 11th annual Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios Weekend, November 23-24, 2013, 10 am - 4 pm.

Participating artists include SAQA-CT's own Vivika DeNegre and Diane Wright, who will have their open studios at the Guilford Arts Center.

Let the yellow Open Studios signs lead the way. Meet the artists. Discover the unique fine arts and crafts that the Connecticut shoreline has to offer!

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Visit the Shoreline Arts Trail '13 website for more information:
http://www.shorelineartstrail.com/

Download brochure with map. (PDF)

Brochures 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.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Liz Alpert Fay Juried into CraftForms 2013 (Wayne, PA)

SAQA CT artist Liz Alpert Fay will participate in this year's CraftForms at the Wayne Art Center.

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The Preview Party on December 6th will include cocktails and hors d'ouvres, live music, raffle and silent auction (Tickets Required).

The CraftForms exhibition runs from Dec 6 until Jan 25, 2014 and includes artworks by 104 artists. International invitational Nature in Craft and the Cheltenham Printmakers Guild Show will be held at the same time. The Wayne Art Center will host several events during the exhibition, including workshops, artists talks and holiday shopping days.

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave
Wayne, PA 19083
(610) 688-3553

Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed Sunday
Contact:
info@wayneart.org

For more information about the show and related events, visit the CRAFTFORMS 2013 website:
http://www.craftforms.org/

Monday, November 4, 2013

Norma Schlager Wins 3rd Place at World of Beauty, 2013 Int'l Quilt Festival (Houston, TX)

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International Quilt Festival, Houston TX
Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2013

Congratulations to SAQA artists Norma Schlager of Connecticut and Kathleen Loomis of Kentucky, who created the prize winning quilt "Brown Planet a Collaboration".

Loomis started "Brown Planet" in 2005, but she hit a creative wall and never quite resolved it.  In 2011, she sent the fabric pieces to Norma Schlager.  Norma picked up where Kathy left off, and brought the work to its beautiful finished form (see image, above).

Brown Planet a Collaboration won 3rd Place in the category ART: Abstract Large, sponsored by Hoffman California/ International Fabrics.  Schlager was there to accept the award in person.

View all the prize winning entries at the quilts.org website:
http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

Saturday, November 2, 2013

CT Artists Participate in Bridgeport Arts Trail (Bridgeport, CT)

BPT Art Trail is a city-wide cultural event being held in Bridgeport, Connecticut from Nov 7 –10, 2013

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Visit SAQA artists Jane Davila, Deirdre Abbotts, Kendall Storm, Karen Loprete, Mary Lachman, Carol R Eaton and Mayann Weinberg at the The Nest Factory.
1720 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Then check out Christina Blais' open studio and sewing demonstration at "One Bobbin" on the 2nd floor of the American Fabrics Building.
1069 Connecticut Avenue, Building 4
Bridgeport, CT 06607

The artists of Bridgeport are collaborating to exhibit a variety of their art work throughout the weekend. They will be selling fiber art, mixed media, jewelry, glass beads, felted items and hand crafted fabric by the yard.

For a complete list of events and participating businesses, visit:
http://bridgeport-art-trail.org/art-trail-schedule/

Or Download the Guidebook here:
http://bridgeport-art-trail.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/BPT_Art_Trail_2013.pdf

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Diane Wright in Fiber Artists Network Show: Point of View (Jacksonville, FL)

Congratulations to SAQA CT artist Diane Wright, who will exhibit two quilts in the upcoming "Point of View" exhibition presented by Fiber Artists Network (FAN).

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(Image: I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Blue Mountains AU by D.Wright)

Two of Diane's "I'm a Stranger Here Myself" quilts "Blue Mountains AU" and "Melbourne AU" were juried into the show by Elizabeth Barton.

December 8, 2013 – January 8, 2014
Van Droth Gallery
Promenade at the David A. Stein Jewish Community Alliance
Jacksonville, Florida

To learn more about the exhibition, visit the FAN website:

http://www.fiberartistsnetwork.org/Exhibits.html

Friday, October 11, 2013

Meeting Notes: 10/5/2013 at Wildwood Farm (Madison, CT)

A Message from SAQA-CT Reps Catherine Smith and Barb Adams:

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October 5, 2013

This SAQA CT meeting was held at Wildwood Farm in Madison, home to artist Laura Lyons. We toured Laura’s enormous studio after our morning business meeting, members “Show & Tell”, and Lunch which included a another of those delicious Motta cakes – dedicated to Diane Wright – and some pretty amazing cookies made by our newest member Alice Chittenden . Laura shared her techniques and expertise in producing woven and felted artwork. We were all inspired by her enthusiasm and creativity.

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LOCAL COLOR

The exhibit of “Local Color” at the Slater Museum in Norwich will be installed on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Volunteers are asked to confirm their attendance with Barbara McKie (email: mckieart@comcast.net) so that the museum’s security service will let you in with no fee. Volunteers are advised to bring a brown bag lunch and a Phillips head screw driver.

IMG_0450“Local Color” will hang at the Slater from Nov 22 through January 14, 2014. The Opening Reception will be on Sunday, December 8 from 2:00 – 4:00. There will be a SAQA CT meeting prior to the reception at 1:00. The exhibit will be taken down on January 15.

The last scheduled venue for the exhibit is the Guilford Art Center February 7 through March 16, 2014. The group Sisters in Cloth will host the opening reception on Friday, Feb 8 from 5:00 – 7:00. Because there are no more scheduled exhibitions of this collection work will be returned to artists in March. We are exploring holding a meeting around this time; artists could pick up their work and save the shipping costs.

IMG_0454SAQACT Artists who submitted an entry into “Local Color” (whether it was accepted into the final show OR NOT) are encouraged to submit a fiber art piece (up to 10”) for exhibit and sale at the Slater Museum. There is a glass display case to fill. Thirty per cent of the sale price will go to the Museum. Items should go to Diane Wright by Nov. 15. Any unsold items remaining in January will be taken to the Guilford Art Center for sale in their shop where the GAC commission is 40%.

SAQA CT BLOG

Kate Themel’s continuing work maintaining our Regional Chapter blog is enormously appreciated. She reminded members to send her their news of exhibits so that it can be added to the blog.  Send your news and updates to saqact @ gmail.com

SAQA emeritusTHANK YOU, DIANE!

The entire group extended to Diane Wright many, many thanks for her work as Co-Regional Representative. Diane is stepping down, and Barbara Coleman Adams will join Catherine Whall Smith as co-rep. Diane’s leadership and inspiration will continue to be an integral part of our region’s activities. Cathy presented Diane with a gift inspired by the presence of crows in many of her pieces: a life-like crow hand puppet.

NEW COMMITTEE – Fundraising

IMG_0461Members were asked to volunteer for a committee to explore ways of raising money for our chapter. These funds would be used for speakers, workshops, etc. Three members stepped up: Carol Eaton, Jennifer O’Brien and Kendell Storm. Everyone is encouraged to share ideas with them.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

The SAQA 25th Anniversary Conference, “Capitalizing on Fiber,” will be held in Alexandria, VA May 1-4, 2014.

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Carol Eaton (who has already booked a room) is looking for a roommate for the conference. Please contact Carol carolreaton@comcast.net for details about room cost and length of stay.   Remember - Registration is limited to 200 and is filling fast.  Rooms at the host hotel are also going quickly, but there are many additional hotels in the area.  Registration in on-line through SAQA.com and there is a $50 reduction in fees if you register by October 31.

The new SAQA website is up and running. The goals of the redesign included making it easier to navigate and showing more art. Members are encouraged to explore this resource. Note: if you are having trouble with the site (blurry) try the refresh button while holding shift on your computer.

At the SAQA website you can also get more information about the new level of SAQA membership. There are now three levels of membership: Supporting Member (formerly Active Member and discussions are ongoing on which title to use), Arts Professional (a new category), and Studio Artist Member (formerly Professional Artist Member). Please check the website for more details on the benefits of each level of membership.

IMG_0469The Windham Textile and History Museum will host a quilt exhibit in May, 2014, which will exhibit together a dozen of the antique quilts from their collection with modern interpretations of the quilt done by invited artists. SAQA CT members are all urged to contact Cathy Smith smith.catherine62@gmail.com if you plan to submit a 10 ½” square for this spool-inspired quilt.

Quilt block information is on the SAQACT blog. Squares can be mailed to Cathy Smith at P. O. Box 303 Chaplin, CT 06235-0303 or drop them off on Sunday, December 8th at the SAQACT meeting before the opening of “Local Color” Twenty-five of the squares will be put together in a quilt by Pat Ferguson; this quilt will then be added to the permanent collection of the Museum. Our SAQACT Regional meeting scheduled for Saturday, May 24th, 2014 will be at the Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic, CT.

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If you were not able to attend the meeting, unfortunately you missed Alice Chittendon's delicious cookies!  But you can enjoy them at home, if you like.  Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup cocoa
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla (may substitute peppermint extract for a holiday cookie)
2 1/3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
powdered sugar

Directions:
In a large mixer bowl, stir together sugar and oil; add cocoa, blending well.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt; add to the cocoa mixture, blending well.  Cover; refrigerate at least six hours.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Shape dough into 1" balls; roll in confectioner's sugar.  Place 2" apart on greased cookie sheet ( I prefer to use parchment paper instead of additional fat).  Bake 12-14 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.

Oh, yes - this recipe doubles very nicely.

Enjoy!

Alice Chittendon

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Diane Wright Represents CT at Chandler Center for the Arts (Chandler, AZ)

SAQA CT artist Diane Wright's work Aging Lines Sing Loud will be on display at the Chandler Center for the Arts from November 1 - January 18 as part of ARTrageous: Art Quilts Year XVIII.

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The exhibition features 50 art quilts, each accompanied by a story and artist biography. Artwork was selected based on the Juror Laurie Fagen's theme, “ARTrageous”. 

The challenge was to move beyond any traditional style, context or subject that they had relied on in the past, or to have taken their traditional context and mix it up in a way that is beyond being bold.

ARTrageous: ARTQUILTS Year XVIII
Chandler Center for the Arts

Nov 1, 2013 – Jan 18, 2014

Meet the Artists Reception:
Friday, Nov 1, 2013 6 – 8pm

Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225
Admission is Free

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturdays Noon – 5 PM
Sundays Closed

For more information and a list of all participating artists, visit:
http://chandlercenter.org/press/pr-visual.html

Monday, October 7, 2013

Local Color and Fiber Revolution at Slater Museum (Norwich, CT)

Two shows for the price of one!

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(Marsh with Cranes by T.Hodge, in SAQA CT: Local Color)

Next month the Slater Memorial Museum will host two fiber art shows simultaneously. Studio Art Quilt Associates CT Regional exhibition "Local Color", curated by Diane Wright and Kate Themel, as well as "Fiber Revolution: Diversity" curated by Barbara McKie.

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(Pondering Pelican by B.McKie in Fiber Revolution: Diversity)

Both shows will be on display Nov 22, 2013 – Jan 14, 2014 
A joint reception will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 2 – 4 PM 
Light refreshments will be served
Admission is FREE for the Opening Reception on December 8

Admission during normal museum hours:
Adults - $3.00
Seniors & Students - $2.00
Children under 12 - Free

Slater Memorial Museum of Art
108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 887-2506
http://www.nfaschool.org/page.cfm?p=360

SAQA-CT members will meet at the Slater Museum for a short meeting prior to the opening reception. 
December 8, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

Friday, October 4, 2013

SAQA.com Gets a Facelift!

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Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is about to celebrate 25 years as a group of dynamic, creative and innovative fiber artists.  Now their website has caught up to the times, with a modern look and user-friendly layout.

The new SAQA.com features upgraded navigation, a new blog focusing on information of interest to collectors, expanded artist member profiles and of course – more images of art quilts.
 
Many of the modifications implemented in the re-launched website were member suggestions obtained in an extensive membership survey conducted last year.
Among the new or expanded features are:

  • The Art Services Directory, a resource for locating a variety of arts-related services
  • The SAQA Store, now offering collectors the opportunity to purchase the art quilts on tour in SAQA exhibitions
  • Profiles of members from the I am SAQA program

See for yourself!  Visit http://www.saqa.com

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Art Center Planned for Cheshire, CT

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Ball & Socket Arts will transform the former Ball & Socket Manufacturing Co. building in Cheshire, CT into a multi-disciplinary arts center and community gathering place.

The Ball & Socket site was a working factory for almost 150 years, from 1850 until 1992. The company produced decorative buttons and metal fasteners.  The site is 3.02 acres, with six buildings housing 72,000 square feet of interior space.

The Ball and Socket Arts group is raising funds to renovate and rehabilitate this beautiful and historic site to include art galleries, performance spaces, studios, classrooms, shops, restaurants and more. Final purchase of the site will take place in March 2014 and work will begin immediately. Opening is planned for the summer of 2016.

The vision for Ball & Socket is to:

  • Transform the historic factory and grounds into an arts and entertainment complex
  • Present curated exhibitions of professional artists with a focus on contemporary art, and provide exhibition spaces for regional artists and community organizations
  • Present professional music and theater performances and provide opportunities for community organizations
  • Present a curated film series and screenings of work created by film and animation students
  • Offer classes, workshops and lectures taught by regional professional artists for children and adults, and engage Artists in Residence for special courses
  • Create vibrant outdoor public space around the buildings including a sculpture park and art walk, with direct access to the Farmington Canal Linear Park
  • Establish a fine-dining restaurant, casual food court and culinary demonstration space which will feature guest chefs and offer classes in culinary arts
  • Host a collection of shops to complement the arts experience

Join Ball and Socket Arts in creating a new arts center in the heart of Connecticut

Contribute October 2 - 3, 2013 and your gift begets a gift of its own!

Ball & Socket Arts is kicking off its drive to transform the factory into an arts center and gathering place by participating in The Great Give 2013, a 36-hour online giving campaign sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Matching funds and special prizes will make every gift go farther.

To learn more, visit:
http://ballandsocket.org/2013/09/greatgive-2013/

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Three CT SAQA Artists in New Exhibition: Totally Texture (Newtown, CT)

SAQA artists Nike Cutsumpas, Barbara Drillick and Norma Schlager will participate in a new exhibition with FiberWorks, a creative group made up of Connecticut fiber artists.

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(Image: Readying for Rebirth by N.Cutsumpas)

Totally Texture:
An Exhibit of Contemporary Fiber Art by FiberWorks

October 4th - November 7th, 2013

Cyrenius Booth Library
25 Main Street
Newtown, Connecticut
http://www.chboothlibrary.org/

Library Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30-am - 8pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Sataurday 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Light a Candle on Sept 23 for Yvonne Porcella, SAQA's Founder

A message from Sue Bleiweiss:

The quilting world considers YVONNE PORCELLA to be the Godmother of Art Quilting and for good reason. Yvonne's books and teaching have reached worldwide. Her quilts are in major museums and collections. Thousands of quilters name her as an influence and inspiration. She has studied, collected and celebrated fiber arts through history and from around the world while she herself moved from designing and sewing unique wearables to making art quilts.

Her quilts reflect her celebration of ethnic fiber arts, her love of color, her sense of humor and her upbeat view of life. Along the way she saw a need for a forum for professional development and advocacy for recognition of art quilting as contemporary fine art and for a resource hub. That vision led to the founding of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in 1989.

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Yvonne Porcella is also a member of that club no one asks to join—that of cancer survivor. Right now she hopes to stay in the club. You've sent wonderful cards, you've made beautiful quilts which have been so appreciated as they have soothed the soul, buoyed the spirit, warmed the heart and given her support. Yvonne's glowing strength also emanates from her beliefs.

So we, a group of her friends wondered if we could get the word out so that there would be a blaring chorus of voices all asking for the same miracle. A massive worldwide candle-lighting with the same prayer for the miracle Yvonne needs now—remission.

We asked Yvonne to pick the day for this blaze of light. She chose September 23, 2013 and explained that it is the feast day of St. Pius of Pietrelcina, aka Padre Pio who is known for his holiness and miracles.

Will you join us in lighting a candle for Yvonne on that day? Please also spread the word as far and wide as you can—invite your friends to participate and to also spread the word. Let's see if we can get this message to go viral so there will truly be a massive day of light and prayer for remission for Yvonne.

For those of you on Facebook, Yvonne's friends have created a page where you can post a message and photo of your candle. You'll find that here:
http://www.facebook.com/events/291606620977760/?context=create#

Thank you so much!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bidding Has Begun! SAQA Benefit Auction 2013

As of today, 82 pieces have sold and SAQA has raised $17,400.  Don't miss your chance to take home your favorite 12x12 art quilt!

Here are a few examples, celebrating the colors of autumn. Enjoy!

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How the Online Auction works:

The Auction is run in three sections (Section 1 - Pages 1a and 1b; Section 2 - Pages 2a and 2b; Section 3 - Pages 3a and 3b).

On the first day of each section's auction, the price for each piece in that section is $750. The next day (at 2:00 Eastern), the price drops to $550. The third day, it drops to $350, then $250, then $150, and finally $75.

The first section will begin September 9th at 2:00 PM Eastern.
The second section will begin September 16th at 2:00 PM Eastern.
The third section will begin September 23rd at 2:00 PM Eastern.

Prices by day:
Section 1 - September 9  at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 1 - September 10 at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 1 - September 11 at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 1 - September 12 at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 1 - September 13 at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 1 - September 14 at 2:00 Eastern - $75
Section 2 - September 16 at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 2 - September 17 at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 2 - September 18 at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 2 - September 19 at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 2 - September 20 at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 2 - September 21 at 2:00 Eastern - $75
Section 3 - September 23 at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 3 - September 24 at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 3 - September 25 at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 3 - September 26 at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 3 - September 27 at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 3 - September 28 at 2:00 Eastern - $75

You bid by filling out the online bid form (which will be "live" when the auction begins). You can bid on up to 7 pieces at a time. First bid on each piece wins. We will then ship the artwork to the winning bidder by insured USPS Priority Mail.

http://www.saqa.com/saqa-u.php?ID=2367

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...