Showing posts from February, 2018

Textile Show 2018 "All Things Considered"

This is a great opportunity for members to exhibit their work. Cash prizes to be awarded!

53 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451 (203) 235-5347

Click on this link for details and printable entry form: 
Textile Show 2018“All Things Considered”

Receiving: Friday March 23, 12-3 pm, Saturday March 24, 10-1 pm.
Judge : Clara Nartey Reception: Saturday April 14th, 12-2 pm Fees: $15.00 2 entries
Eligibility: Limit 2 entries “READY TO HANG”

NOTE: “READY TO HANG” which means a hanging stick for each piece supplied by the artist. Entries on stretched canvas with a hanging wire are also acceptable.
Labels must be completed, signed and accompany each piece. Each label has 2 parts, (top and bottom) containing the same information. Affix the label to the lower left-hand corner of the work on the back of the frame. One half of the label will extend below the frame.
A 30% commission will be taken on sold items. No POR; NFS is OK


Windham Textile and History Museum presents "Inspired by Science" from May 5 - July 8, 2018

Windham Textile & History Museum (WTHM) 411 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226Phone: (860) 456-2178 Dugan Mill The Dugan Mill Dugan Mill mimics a textile factory floor, with machines from the 1890s through the 1950s.  It features an 1890s carding machine; a mill machine shop with wooden patterns, metal patterns, a machinist’s bench, and a machinist’s or fixer’s toolbox; a winding department with three working winders; an overseer’s office; a weaving department with two looms and a creel; a print shop; and a variety of mill tools and implements. 

Gallery 53 - "All Things Considered"

Please note that there are NO size restrictions for this Call to Entry
and you DO NOT have to be a SAQA member to enter!

Local Color 3 Exhibit Catalog - 2nd edition

Hi Everyone-
If you are an LC3 artist please note that there were a few errors discovered in the 1st edition of the exhibit catalog. A team is correcting the changes and a 2nd edition will be published. The 2nd edition will be nearly identical to the first but with a few updates. SAQA will NOT be issuing refunds to those who purchased the 1st edition. 
If you notice something blatantly wrong, like your name misspelled please email so it can be corrected for the 2nd edition. 
Deadline for sending changes is 12 NOON on MARCH 1, 2018. Once the 2nd edition goes to print there will be no additional changes. Please DO NOT send  New images or detail images of your quilt.Revised artist statements because you thought of something new to say.Your suggestions for things like fonts, layout, background color or size dimensions of the book.  _______________________ Local Color Exhibit
SAQA Regional Exhibit of Art Quilts Website:
Purchase Inspired …

Changing of the Guard

I sending out a big thanks to Kelly Lorraine who served as the co-rep for the past 2+ years! I am sure everyone appreciated her can-do spirit, energy and leadership. 

Stepping in as the new co-rep is JAN DOYLE. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with her!

We also have a couple of new volunteers for the CT region.Mary Lachman has volunteered to update the blog. When you have news to share with the SAQA-CT community email it to her at

Rosalind Spann has volunteered to coordinate the Fall 2018 Retreat. She will be sharing more information soon. If you would like to help Roz please email her at

Again, wishing a fond farewell to Kelly for her service as rep and thank you to Jan, Mary and Roz for taking on these new roles for SAQA-CT!


January 19, 2018 - Meeting Minutes

Click Meeting Minutesfrom the January 19, 2018 SAQA-CT Meeting at Sew-Inspired in Simsbury.

Local Color 3 - Exhibit Catalog

The Local Color 3: Inspired by Science exhibit catalog is now available to order through Amazon.

Here is the link: