Showing posts from May, 2016

SAQA-CT May Newsletter

Hello dearest SAQA-CT members! Did you enjoy your three days of spring before this summer weather hit? Hoping you all have some wonderful projects in the works [but without too much hot ironing involved!]. If you’re on Instagram, don’t forget to tag #saqact so we can all ogle your in-progress shots and completed masterpieces!


I know that you’re all hankering for our next regional meeting. Well, at long last, here’s the scoop:
We’re having a vendor day/tag sale! Saturday July 16, 10:00 til 1:00 at Overshores Brewery, 250 Bradley Ave, East Haven.
Come to sell, come to shop! We will not be having our usual meeting agenda this time around to give everyone plenty of time to peruse the goodies.

If you’re interested in selling - fabric, artworks, crafts, overflow from of your stash, housewares, whatever! - tables are $10 each [and can be shared]. Please let Christina [] know your interest by July 2 so that we have enough tables and can visualize the sp…

Textile Trio events at the Windham Textile Museum

Mark your calendars for this fantastic three-Saturday event! The Windham Textile Museum is hosting Textile Trio 2016, three days of amazing workshops and vendors. June 11 is Quilting and Fiber Arts - which includes SAQA members: Melanie Johnston, Joan Blade Johnson, Carol Eaton, Allison Wilbur, Michele Palmer, Catherine Smith, Hope Barton, Barbara Barber, Rita Hannafin, and Lois Palmer! This is also your chance to view the SAQA-CT Trunk Show and the WTHM/SAQA-CT Spool quilt. June 18 is a celebration of Worldwide Knit in Public Day, and June 25 features weaving and spinning. I hope you'll make the trip for some textile goodness.

Oh wow!

Clara Nartey also had two pieces juried into the Current exhibition at the Brush Gallery, as well as a piece into the New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts Show in Fort Collins, CO! Rather than write up the details here, go see it on her blog - along w a great video showing her process in creating "Whirlwind Thoughts", the work in the New Legacies Show.

Currents exhibition

CT co-rep, Christina Blais, had a piece accepted into the SAQA-MA/RI exhibition, "Currents", and it will be on display at the Brush Gallery [256 Market Street, Lowell MA]. It opens Sunday August 7, 2016, with an artist reception from 2:00 to 4:00, and will be up until September 18.

Did you know that you can be a part of a second region? Being able to take part in another SAQA region doubles your contact with members and their ideas and work AND gives you bonus opportunities to enter pieces into regional exhibitions! Log in to your membership profile at and go to "Manage Your Account" to add your second region!