Showing posts from June, 2014

Book the SAQA Trunk Show for Your Next Critique Group, Guild Meeting or Art Class

Curated by Eileen Doughty, the 25th Anniversary Trunk Show was designed to showcase SAQA’s diversity of talent and its mission to “promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.”The trunk show is a wonderful way for members and non-members alike to view and engage with quilts made using a wide variety of styles, techniques, and fibers.The 407 quilts are divided into eight trunks and each will travel a region of the world into 2017. To view all the quilts, access the alphabetical index, and view the travel calendar for each of the eight trunks, click here. HELP SHARE THE TRUNK SHOWHere in CT we have "Trunk C" in our possession and available to show. Because each small piece is individually mounted and protected with a clear envelope you can look closely, compare, contrast, and be inspired. There is even a discussion guide included.The schedule of showings in CT include the last regional meeting, a nursing home …

New Exhibition by CT Fiber Arts Collective: Jazz Tones

Please join the artists of Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective on Thursday, June 26 from 5 - 7PM at the 100 Pearl Street Gallery (Hartford CT) for the Opening of "Jazz Tones".The Jazz Tones exhibition is a collection of fiber art and mixed media work that celebrates and depicts the diverse sounds of America's indigenous music. Participating artists include Christina Blais, Diane Cadrain, Carol R Eaton, Mary Lachman, Karen Loprete, Linda Martin, Wanda Seldon, Rosalind Spann, Antonia Torres and Carol Vinick. The show runs June 15 – August 23, 2014 and features work by internationally acclaimed artist Ed Johnetta Miller.  Ed Johnetta will be at the Opening Reception, signing copies of Carolyn Mazloomi's book Textural Rhythms: Quilting in the Jazz TraditionCarolyn Mazloomi is the recipient of the 2014 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award. The Bess Lomax Hawes Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the preservation and a…

Mary Lachman's Aerial View Juried into Two Ohio Shows

Congratulations, SAQA-CT artist Mary Lachman! Mary's artwork Aerial View was juried into "Fiber 577" in Perrysburg, OH, June 7-8, 2014. Now the same piece is in "Fabulous Fibers 2014" at the Angelwood Gallery in Grand Rapids, OH from June 19-July 31, 2014. Angelwood Gallery opened in 1993 under the ownership of Julie A. Beutler. The gallery, now in its eighteenth year of business features work of regional artists in all medias. Julie's pottery is a main focus of the gallery. The Anglewood Gallery's "Fabulous Fibers" show features incredible fiber based work from talented artists across the US! It's the only show the gallery hosts each year that goes beyond their trademark regional Ohio artists.Anglewood Gallery
24195 Front Street
Grand Rapids, OH 43522

New Challenge for SAQA CT Artists!

Hard to believe that we have to start thinking "Holiday Tree" during this wonderful Spring/Summer weather we have been enjoying!
But this is a great opportunity for all of our SAQACT members.
Catherine and Barb
FROM: The New Britain Museum of American Art – Tree Decorating Committee: Anna Tufankjian, Laurie Dhandapani, and Ann Marie Gontarz
(image: A paintbrush-themed holiday tree at NBMAA in 2013)At our May 24th SAQA meeting, we received your enthusiasticresponse to the request to provide fiber art decorations for this year's quilting-themed holiday tree at New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA).   Since the NBMAA exhibit "Stitching in time - American quilts 1758 to 2014" will be held between October 2014 - January 2015, this is a wonderful opportunity and venue for your work to be seen by an appreciative audience. Suggested SIZE and SELLING PRICE*:
(Note: New Britain Museum receives a 40% on all sales)4" x 6"  - $25.00
7" x 9" - $100.0…

Fiber Art by Barb McKie in CT, MA and NY this Summer

Congratulations to Barbara Barrick McKie, whose fiber artwork will be displayed all around New England and New York this summer. On display now: Barb McKie and Kris Moss have a two person show featuring traditional and contemporary quilts at the Shirt Factory Gallery (Glens Falls, NY). Quilting, A Timeless Art
Exhibit Dates: June 6 – June 28, 2014
Opening Reception June 6, 5-8 pm
Shirt Factory Gallery
71 Lawrence Street
Glens Falls, NY
518-907-4478 will also have three pieces at the Slater Museum (Norwich, CT) beginning June 15, 2014."The Animal Heart"
June 15 - Aug 10, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 15, 1-3 pm
The Slater Museum will present The Animal Heart, a special invitational exhibition featuring Connecticut artists whose work focuses on the relationships between animals, humans and their environment. 
Slater Memorial Museum
305 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360 July, Barb will be THE featured in the Art …

Meeting Notes: May 24, 2014 at Windham Textile & History Museum (Willimantic, CT)

If you were not able to attend the last Connecticut Regional meeting in Willimantic, please read the meeting notes to catch up on what happened.  Notes courtesy of SAQA-CT Reps Catherine Whall Smith and Barbara C. AdamsAGENDA:  MAY 24TH, 2014 10:00 – 1:30 INTRODUCTIONS:  Michele Palmer, Co-Curator of "Inspiration Quilts: Then and Now" – welcomed the group to the museum and gave a brief history of the building and its mission. NEW BUSINESS: 1   Kate Themel and Anna Tufankjian (up-date on) - New Britain Museum of American Art – “Stitched in Time: American Quilts 1758-2014” quilt show in October 2014. 
Kate Themel, Norma Schlager, Barbara McKie, and Anna Tufankjian have all been invited to display pieces in this show.  In addition, the SAQA “Traveling Trunk Show” will also be displayed during this event.2 -- Barb Adams has kindly volunteered to be the point person in charge of scheduling the SAQA Trunk Show.  PLEASE CONTACT BARB ADAMS if you would like to…

Laurie Dhandapani Invited to Participate in Gallery on the Green (Canton, CT)

Congratulations to SAQA-CT artist Laurie Dhandapani, whose fiber art "Prajna" is on display now in the Gallery on the Green Member and Guest Exhibition!Spring Member and Guest Exhibition
May 30-June 29, 2014
Gallery on the Green is the showpiece of the Canton Artists' Guild, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting visual arts in the community and fostering talent. The gallery features three exhibit spaces--two indoor and an outdoor sculpture garden, showcasing pieces by artists from all over northwestern Connecticut.Gallery On The Green
55 Dowd Avenue (c
orner of Dowd Ave & Route 44)
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-4102
Gallery Hours: Friday- Sunday 1-5pm

Article by Diane Wright in Quilting Arts Magazine (June/July 2014)

Congratulations to SAQA-CT artist Diane Wright! Diane shares her knowledge of using twin needles in free-motion quilting in her article "Double Down" in this month's issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.Look for the issue featuring a detail of Elaine Quehl's beautiful Hosta quilt on the cover.  Inspiration, information and of course gorgeous examples of fiber art fill the pages.You can purchase a copy or subscribe to Quilting Arts Magazine through QA's website: