Showing posts from October, 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).
(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, FloridaTo learn more about the exhibition, visit the FAN website:

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

A Message from SAQA-CT Reps Catherine Smith and Barb Adams: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.LOCAL COLORThe 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: 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. “Local Color” will hang at the Slater from Nov 22 through Janu…

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.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, 2014Meet the Artists Reception:
Friday, Nov 1, 2013 6 – 8pm
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225
Admission is FreeGallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturdays Noon – 5 PM
Sundays ClosedFor more information and a list of all participating artists, visit:

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

Two shows for the price of one!
(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.
(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 8Admission during normal museum hours:
Adults - $3.00
Seniors & Students - $2.00
Children under 12 - FreeSlater Memorial Museum of Art
108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 887-2506 members will meet at the Slater Museum for a short meeting prior to the opening reception. 
December 8, 2013 from 1:00… Gets a Facelift!

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 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 programSee for yourself!  Visit