Wednesday, January 27, 2016

On exhibit at the Slater

The prize-winning Coastal Heath
Congratulations to Diane Cadrain, not only on the acceptance of two of her works, Coastal Health and Streetside Lace, into the Connecticut Artists exhibit at the Slater Memorial Museum, but for winning FIRST PRIZE in the entire show!!!! What a beautiful piece and an amazing honor.

Streetside Lace by Diane Cadrain

Online article on Cathy Smith

A wonderful online article from the Courant, highlighting Cathy Smith and her quilt, "Grab and Go", now showing at the New Britain Museum of American Art:

The Nor'Easter exhibition will be up through February 14, 2016.

Congratulations, Cathy, on both the show and the press!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Local Color show teaser article

A fantastic article about our upcoming Local Color: Connecticut Stories exhibition at the Guilford Art Center [Feb 5-21]. It even has interview excerpts with the inimitable Diane Wright:

Invitation to SAQA Members: Special Exhibit at the CT Piecemaker's Quilt Show

SAQA Members, you are invited to exhibit your work in the CT Piecemakers (CTPQG) Spring Shower of Quilts 2016.

DEADLINE to submit the registration form is FEBRUARY 16, 2016.

Read on for important updates from Laureen Pekar and Barbara Dierolf:

Dear SAQA Members,

The CTPQG Quilt Show is just around the corner, and we look forward to receiving your entry in the SAQA invitational event. I am pleased to announce that the size requirement for art quilts has been eliminated.  Please get your registration form in asap to secure your space.
I plan to attend the April SAQA meeting and will gladly collect any registered invitational entries for the show. This will eliminate half the travel for participating SAQA members.

Also you can choose to pick up your quilts on Sunday evening, April 17, 2016 between 5-6pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Southbury, CT or at my home in Stratford, CT on Monday or Tuesday April 18 or 19, 2016. We can confirm the day and time after registration.

All art quilt entries are fully insured. I’m looking forward to working with you and displaying your beautiful art quilts at our show.
You can contact me at if you need any information or a registration form.
Laureen Pekar

A Note from Barbara Dierolf, Chairman of the CTPQG Quilt Show:
The SAQA invitational event has been well publicized along with our quilt show publications. CTPQG is a large quilt guild; with over 200 members, both female and male from CT and other states. CTPQG has a benefactor fund, allowing us to hire professional teachers to speak at meetings and teach classes. Participating in our show gives you the opportunity to advertise your art work, which may lead to the prospect of a sale or being invited to teach.

Click here to see the exhibition poster

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Yoyo quilt tops?

Mickey Lawler has mentioned that an elderly friend has several yoyo tops that she is reluctant to send to Goodwill. If you want them, please contact Mickey at

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Slater Museum Open Call

CALL TO ARTISTS, as posted here
​Submissions to the Slater Memorial Museum's 72nd Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition will be received Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Entries will be received in the Atrium (adjacent to and to the north of the SMM, enter through glass doors and follow signs). Please click here to refer to the prospectus for full details.
Now in its 72nd year, the Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition features paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, graphics and photography by resident artists of Connecticut. Please join us at the opening Reception Sunday, February 7th in the Converse Art Gallery from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The opening is free and open to the public, all are welcome.

Quilt National '21 is Coming to Connecticut

Congratulations to Catherine Whall Smith , whose quilt "Transfusion in Two Parts" will be on tour with Quilt National '21.  Th...