Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Venue Added for SAQA-CT’s “Local Color” Exhibition / Entry Deadline February 15, 2013


New Venue: The SAQA-CT Regional Exhibition “Local Color” will travel to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT from July 1-31, 2013. 

The show will premiere at the Haas Library at Western CT State University
May 4 – June 14, 2013.

Entries have started coming in – Don’t forget to submit yours!  You may enter/register on line until February 15, 2013. (But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the last minute!) Sign on to and go to:

Remember, we voted to have a fiber art show for our Region.  Now we need ALL Connecticut members to participate to make it a success.

SAQA Members: If you have any questions or hesitation about entering your work, or if you would like to participate by volunteering to help during the exhibition, please contact Managing Curators Kate Themel or Diane Wright.


Friday, January 25, 2013

SAQA Members Gather at NEQM for Sielman’s Masters II

SAQA members at NEQM (2)

SAQA artists from all around New England gathered in Lowell, MA for Martha Sielman’s gallery talk on January 19th at the New England Quilt MuseumSelected pieces from Sielman’s book “Art Quilt Masters: Volume II” are on display from now until April 13, 2013.  

Don’t miss this beautiful collection of fiber art!  If you missed Martha’s gallery talk but would like to learn more about the pieces on display, a gallery guide for Masters II is available on NEQM’s website:

You can also find a copy of “Art Quilt Masters” volumes 1 and 2 at the museum gift shop, and on

New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) is located at 18 Shattuck Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. 

The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm.
Call for more information:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fiber Art by Lisa Corson on Display in Bristol and Putnam, CT

Selections from SAQA Artist Lisa Corson’s Tarot Series will be on display for the next few months at the Parkside Café in Bristol, CT.  (Images: Tarot Series #4 and #404)


Parkside Café
95 Maple Street
Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 584-1841

You can also see art quilts by Lisa Corson at The Stomping Ground in Putnam, CT.

The Stomping Ground
132 Main Street
Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 928-7900

Friday, January 11, 2013

Call for Entries: “Local Color” Registration Opens JANUARY 15!


SAQA Connecticut’s Regional Show Local Color is a juried exhibition of fiber art celebrating the beauty and diversity of our State.  It is open to all SAQA members who live in Connecticut.

Entries open January 15 – February 15, 2013
through SAQA’s On Line Entry System:

Not a member yet?  There’s still time to join SAQA and be eligible to enter work in the Local Color show, as well as many other SAQA-sponsored exhibitions.  Go to to register on line.

Visit our Facebook page for updates about LOCAL COLOR

Monday, January 7, 2013

Diane Cadrain’s Fiber Art in Several Shows around Connecticut

SAQA-CT fiber artist Diane Cadrain will display her work in several shows around the State in the next few weeks. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo see the most pieces in one place, visit Diane’s Solo Exhibition, “Nature Inspirations” currently hanging in the Farmington Public Library.

Nature Inspirations runs until January 30, 2013
Farmington Public Library Community Room
6 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 673-6791

Cadrain_TwigsTidesDiane also has work in the Connecticut Fiber Art Collective’s group show “Connecticut Landscapes”.  You can see that exhibition at the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum in Washington Depot, CT from January 12 – March 16, 2013.

Gunn Memorial Library and Museum
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 06793
(860) 868-7586

And last but not least, Diane is one of EdJohnetta Miller’s students whose work was chosen for a special exhibit with Miller’s Solo Exhibition “Fibers and Friends”. Fellow SAQA-CT artist Carol Vinick will also have her student work included in the show.

Fibers and Friends runs January 19 – March 3, 2013 at the Windsor Art Center.  Opening Reception Saturday Jan. 19, 2013 from 5-7 pm.

Windsor Art Center
40 Mechanic Street
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 688-2528


Friday, January 4, 2013

Jan 19, 2013 “Masters 2” Curator Talk by Martha Sielman at New England Quilt Museum (Lowell, MA)

Please join SAQA-CT Artist Martha Sielman as she leads a Gallery/Curator Talk at the New England Quilt Museum on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 1 – 3 PM.

After extensive research, guest curator Martha Sielman returns to the New England Quilt Museum with MASTERS II, more spectacular works by art quilters from around the world. Like the first exhibition, this one is accompanied by a beautiful companion book detailing the work and fascinating lives of these wonderful artists.
The exhibition runs from Jan 17 – Apr 13, 2013

Thursday, January 17th - 5:30-7:30PM

Saturday, January 19th - 1-3PM

New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck Street
Lowell Massachusetts 01852
(978) 452-4207

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