Sunday, March 24, 2013

Amazon Offering Discount on “People and Portraits”

193891180Connecticut artist and author Martha Sielman’s latest book: Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits was just published!

It's a truly gorgeous book, featuring all different types of portraiture in art quilts.  It includes 21 featured artists from all over the world, with 5-6 pieces by each one and an in-depth interview, as well as gallery sections filled with beautiful works by other artists (including CT’s own Kate Themel) arranged thematically: Contemplation, Friends and Family, Icons, etc. 

People and Portraits normally retails for $24.95.  However, because Amazon is trying to put Barnes and Noble out of business, they're in a price war and you can currently purchase copies for only $8.60! 

Take advantage of this deep discount while it lasts.  Click here to find People and Portraits on Amazon:

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hand Dyed Fabric by Carol R. Eaton at Village Squares Quilt Show

SAQA-CT artist Carol R Eaton will be selling her beautiful hand-dyed fabrics next month at “Quilt Celebration XII”, presented by Village Squares Quilters.


VSQ_Web_BannerThe 2-day quilt show will be held on:
Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2013
10am – 4pm
at JCC of Mid-Westchester
999 Wilmot Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Admission is $8 for all adults and $1 for children under 12.  There will be a scavenger hunt where all participating children win a prize.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Local Color Catalog is on Sale Now at the SAQA Store!

You asked for it, you got it! 

The SAQA-CT Regional Exhibition “Local Color” catalog is available now through the SAQA Store. This is the only regional exhibition to have a book in SAQA’s on line store, made possible by the fiber artists who answered our call for entries, and from the SAQA Regional Grant program.


Connecticut is the smallest SAQA region by geographical size, but we have been able to do some pretty BIG things as a group!  Please show your support for the Arts in Connecticut and purchase a lovely memento of SAQA-CT’s first statewide traveling exhibition.

The 6” x 6”, 56 pg. paperback book features full color images of all 49 art quilts in the Local Color juried show.  You can pre-order a copy now at the SAQA Store: 

The catalogs will be shipped in April.  Available while supplies last.

Reserve a copy today! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Wonderful Weekend for Fiber Art! May 4 - 5, 2013

Mark your calendars for the weekend of May 4-5, 2013.  Three fabulous fiber art events will take place in Western Connecticut and just over the New York border.


Local Color Opens Saturday May 4, 2013 at Western CT State University

86_wolek_hartfords_overallOur very own traveling exhibition, Local Color, premieres Saturday May 4, 2013 at the Ruth Haas Library at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. 

The show includes 49 works of fiber art by members of SAQA-CT, celebrating the beauty and diversity of Connecticut. It will be on display at WCSU until June 13, 2013, with additional locations to follow.  Visit Local Color’s Facebook page for updates: Local Color: Fiber Art in Connecticut

Less than 20 miles away in SOMERS, NY:

Northern Star Quilters Guild Presents: “World of Quilts XXXIV” on Saturday May 4, 2013 and Sunday May 5, 2013

Northern Star Quilters Guild’s 34th Annual Quilt Show will be held at John F. Kennedy High School in Somers, NY.

The two day event includes an exhibition of traditional quilts and art quilts, lectures by SAQA artists Joe Cunningham and Teresa Barkley, demonstrations, quilt appraisals (by appointment), and over 30 vendors.  Raffle prizes include this gorgeous quilt made by Northern Star Quilters Guild members. 

For more information including parking and directions to JFK High School in Somers, visit NSQG’s website:

And just 5 miles from the World of Quilts show, in KATONAH, NY:

“Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution” at the Katonah Museum

Beyond the Bed is an ongoing exhibit that traces the dynamic evolution of the North American quilt – in form, fashion, and function – from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day.

Six of the quilts were included in the exhibition and book “The Twentieth Century’s Best 100 American Quilts”. It will be at The Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY until June 16, 2013.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Exhibition and Cover Art for SAQA CT Artist Lisa Corson

Congratulations to SAQA-CT artist Lisa Corson!

Corson_EmergingCorson’s fiber artwork “Emerging” (image, left) has been accepted into National Fiber Directions 2013, April 5 – May 19, 2013 at the Wichita Center for the Arts.

“This year’s exhibition showcases traditional and innovative techniques in the fiber discipline. This nationally juried exhibition is one of the Center’s premier exhibitions. The Juror, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, has chosen an exceptional representation from the submitted entries.”

Lisa also created artwork featured on the cover of the book “Distant Horizons – Chinavare’s Find, Book Three” by M.A. Roberts (image, below)
Distant Horizons is available in print and on Kindle through Amazon. 


To learn more about Lisa Corson and her artwork, visit her website:

Friday, March 1, 2013

Artwork Selected for “SAQA CT: Local Color” Exhibition

The results are in!  Jurors Fran Phillips and Michele Palmer had a difficult job to do, choosing 49 pieces of fiber art from 99 beautiful entries.

37 SAQA-CT artists will exhibit their work in the SAQA CT: Local Color exhibition.

Participating Artists:

Deirdre Abbotts
Barbara C Adams
Deborah Bein 
Christina Blais
Timi Bronson
Barbara Drillick
Jane Driscoll
Carol Eaton 
Pat Ferguson 
Sandra Fromson
Rita Hannafin
Trish Hodge
Yvette Howard
Gail Kotowski 
Mary Lachman 
Mickey Lawler 
Karen Loprete 
Carol Ludington
Jeanne Marklin
Barbara McKie 
Jennifer O’Brien 
Ruth Anne Olson 
Margaret Phillips
Judy Ross
Norma Schlager 
Phyllis Small
Catherine Whall Smith 
Rosalind Spann
Kendell Storm
Kate Themel 
Antonia Torres
Carol Vinick
Elizabeth Warner
Mayann Weinberg
Robin Wolek
Diane Wright 
Linda Zimmerman

SAQA CT: Local Color is a traveling exhibition that will premiere at The Ruth Haas Library at Western CT State University (Danbury, CT) on May 4, 2013.

Can’t wait to see it?  Here’s a Sneak Peek!

A detail of Barbara McKie’s “Woodland Visitors”


and a detail of “Red Fern” by Barbara Drillick 


Local Color will travel to several other venues such as the Legislative Office building in Hartford, CT and The Guilford Art Center, with more venues to be announced.  A show catalog featuring images of all the pieces in the Local Color show is planned for April 2013.


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