Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Exhibit by Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective (Prospect, CT)

The latest exhibition of fiber art by Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective (CFAC) opens December 1st at the Prospect Public Library

“Connecticut Landscapes” runs from December 1st – 31st, 2012

Eaton_FacescapesThe artists of CFAC live in Connecticut and were challenged to interpret their idea of a Connecticut landscape using fabric, fibers and found objects.

The pieces are unique and beautiful; please stop by during the month of December to view their works.

Prospect Public Library
17 Center Street
Prospect, CT 06712
(203) 758-3001

(image: Facescapes by C.Eaton)

Participating artists: Carol Vinick, Antonia Torres, Roz Spann, Mary Lachman, Karen Loprete, Carol Eaton and Diane Cadrain 

To learn more about the Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective, visit their blog:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kate Themel: Solo Show at Funky Monkey Café (Cheshire, CT)

The Funky Monkey Café & Gallery presents: New Light: Exhibition of Fiber Art by Kate Themel.  The show includes Kate’s most recent work, including NYE in NYC (shown on postcard).

The “New Light” exhibition is on display now until December 30, 2012.


The Funky Monkey Café & Gallery is located at:
130 Elm Street
Watch Factory Shoppes
Cheshire, CT 06410

Monday 10am – 4pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 9am – 10pm
Closed on Sundays

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Artwork by Karen Loprete at Six Summit Gallery (Ivoryton, CT)

SAQA-CT artist Karen Loprete will exhibit her fiber artwork “Time and Time Again” as part of the Illumination of Imagination Art Celebration at Six Summit Gallery, juried by David T. Wenzel.


The Illumination of Imagination show runs November 12 – December 31, 2012

Opening Reception Saturday December 1st from 6 – 9 PM

Six Summit Gallery
6 Summit Street
Ivoryton, Connecticut 06442

For more information visit

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Diane Cadrain in West Hartford Art League Juried Show


SAQA-Connecticut artist Diane Cadrain’s felted work Dog in Eel Grass (see image, below) has been juried into the multi media art exhibition West Hartford Art League Juried Members Show

Diane’s piece was inspired by her dog Java, a standard poodle, playing in the deep grass in Cape Cod.  Diane even used some of Java’s fur in the felting.

The WHAL show runs until November 25, 2012


West Hartford Art League
37 Buena Vista Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 231-8019 

Congratulations, Diane!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sisters in Cloth Collecting Quilts for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Please read this important message from Sisters in Cloth:

In response to eQuilter Luana Rubin's plea to donate 5000 quilts in the next three months to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, our group has been moved to action.  We are making...and looking through our stashes of already made (or partially made) bed quilts.  We are also offering to ship other area quilt donations along with our own.

The plea from eQuilter...and the for bed sized quilts. 

If you live in our area and want to join us:
Sisters in Cloth before Dec. 8, or comment on this blog.  The Sisters will coordinate packing and shipping to Timeless Treasures, who has volunteered to warehouse the donations for eQuilter.  And, don't forget to label your contribution!

Consider donating quilts or money to the effort:  details are on eQuilter's website at the bottom of the website, titled Hurricane Sandy.

SAQA Members in CT and surrounding areas: If you plan to attend the CT Regional meeting at Guilford Library on December 8, 2012 you can bring your bed quilt donations (as well as any you collect from friends and family) to the meeting.  Members of Sisters in Cloth will collect them and arrange shipping.

Thank you everyone!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Shoreline Arts Trail: Open Studios Weekend Nov 17-18, 2012

Don’t Miss Shoreline ArtsTrail 2012 Open Studios Weekend
November 17-18, 2012


Thirty three artists will participate in this year’s Shoreline ArtsTrail, spanning Guilford, Madison and Branford, from paint to pottery and all media in between.

SAQA-CT fiber artists Diane Wright and Vivika DeNegre will be displaying and selling their work at Guilford Art Center, located at 411 Church Street in Guilford CT.

Now in its eleventh year, the ArtsTrail and its Open Studio Weekend is better than ever. Visitors are able to get a real feel for the artists and their work. One-on-one explanations illuminate the how's and why's that go into the design and development of each piece.

Let the yellow Open Studios signs lead the way. Meet the artists. Discover the unique fine arts and crafts that the Connecticut shoreline has to offer.  For more information, download the ArtsTrail brochure or call Owen Sea Luckey at 203-623-6792 or Kristin Merrill at 203-589-6995.

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