Monday, December 22, 2014

Our Next Regional Meeting: Jan. 17, 2015 at Hartford Public Library (Hartford, CT)

SAQACT regional meetings are open to SAQA members and their guests. 

Reminder: MEETING RAFFLE - Don’t forget – if possible bring an item for our raffle. All monies collected will be added to out SAQACT account.

Sign-up for LUNCH
Thank you to our
Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective (CTFAC) hosts – we will be able to provide lunch for $10 per person.  DEADLINE to sign up for lunch is Tuesday, January 13th, 2015. Please contact Catherine Smith of your intent

The Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective

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RE: SAQACT- Next Regional Meeting - Saturday, January 17th, 2015 

PLACE:  Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
(860) 695-6300

PARKING is available in the garage in back of the library as well as on-street all around this venue.  Check website for directions at

10:00 a.m. – Meet on the Main Level of the Hartford Public Library’s Center for Contemporary Culture.  Sign in to the meeting and if you have pre-registered for lunch  - pay at this time.

10:15 – 11:00 Presentation by CTFAC members: Christina Blais, Diane Cadrain, Carol Eaton, Mary Lachman, Karen Loprete, Linda Martin, Wanda Seldon, Rosalind Spann, Antonia Torres, and Carol Vinick. 

CTFAC members will talk about the development of their organization and their latest exhibition, "Art, History and Social Activism: CTFAC Honors Romare Bearden”.  The show will be on display at the Library from December 17, 2014 – March 13, 2015.

(image: Diane Cadrain stands with her exhibition piece "Fragile Ties")

Besides participating in the show the CTFAC artists will also have their hand-crafted items (scarves, jewelry, hats, pillows, notecards, placemats) for sale. 

11:15 - SHOW AND TELL – please limit to one or two pieces each


1:00  - The Library's Meet the Artists of CTFAC reception is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd Floor, West. This event is free and open to the public.

For Sale: Portfolio 21 Martha Sielman has notified us that we will be able to offer the Portfolio 21 at the discounted price of $20 at this meeting. 

Up-date:  PARLOR MEETINGS  - Co-rep Barb Adams was able to schedule a small Parlor meeting for five members in her region.  They gathered the first week in December and made plans to do it again in January.  They did a “Show and Tell” and peer consultation which made for a lively discussion.  Barb noted “that the fact that none of us knew each other well added to the fun.  Making new friends is an excellent benefit of SAQA.”  

NOTE* We are always looking for new venues to hold our state meetings – we have some new possibilities but are always in need of your input – maybe in Southwest CT.

We end 2014 very thankful to all of you - your support, your friendship, and your willingness to be a participating member of Studio Art Quilt Associates.
This past year presented many opportunities for us to grow as a group and there is so much more ahead in 2015.
Our best to you, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year 2015!!    

Barbara and Catherine 

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