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SAQA CT April 9, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Another fantastic meeting! This was the first regional meeting for Christina and me to “fly solo” as your new co-reps, and we thank you for your patience with us. As I stated repeatedly over the course of the meeting – you are an amazing group of women [and Dwight] and we are so very lucky to be working with all of you. Wanda Seldon, member of the CT-FAC and a board member of the Windsor Art Center, opened out meeting by welcoming the 38 of us to the exhibit and space, with an additional encouragement to become a member of the Windsor Art Center, especially with a Members’ Exhibition coming up!
We had a brief overview of the SAQA conference in Philadelphia. Highlights were: - The opportunity to meet art quilters of all different levels and styles, along with their varied life stories and unique perspectives is absolutely invigorating. - The encouragement that the “big names” in quilting have rough spots and have to just keep working at it, just like the rest of us. - The idea to work BIG a…

Working in a series?

Over the next month, Lisa Call, a SAQA member in CO, will be posting on her blog about...wait for it...WORKING IN A SERIES. So if anyone is interested, here's the first of her posts: http://blog.lisacall.com/2016/04/structures-1-informs-171/

CT-FAC on WFSB!

So proud of Diane Cadrain, Linda Martin and Karen Loprete for this wonderful interview with Scott Hainey for the CT-FAC Soulful Journeys exhibit at Windsor Art Center!
http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12373367/turning-quilts-into-works-of-art

Working big?

This post http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2014/10/go-big-tips-and-trick-for-painting-large.html was mentioned amongst my blog readings this morning. She's a painter, not an art quilter, so some of her tips may not apply, but her enthusiasm and encouragement to work big might be helpful to those of you looking to try it!

Finish those edges!

Just came across this pdf article published by Quilting Arts Magazine with quite a few different tutorials for finishing the edges of your art quilts: http://theartquiltassociation.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/QA-Quilt-Binding-Methods.pdf

Reminder - regional meeting!

Don't forget - our next regional meeting is THIS coming Saturday, April 9th, starting at 10a at the Windsor Art Center. We'll be viewing the CT-FAC's "Soulful Journeys" exhibition and hearing their Artists' Talk! Hope to see you all there!