Friday, June 24, 2016

Barb McKie's been busy!

Barb McKie has had quite a few acceptances to exhibitions recently! Perhaps you can drop in on a piece or two if any of you are doing some traveling nearby:
Yellow Crowned Night Heron by Barb McKie

July 9th to September 11, 2016 – Aullwood Audubon Center in Dayton, Ohio will have their 24th annual art quilt exhibit about nature.  This show is called Flower Power.  All 3 of her entries were accepted for the show – Abundance of Orchids, Red Dahlia Reflections and Sunrise Serenade.

July 21st to 24th, 2016 – Quilt Odyssey at the Hershey Convention Center in Hershey, PA – her 2 accepted quilts are The Lookout and Yellow Crowned Night Heron

July 27th to 30th 2016 - American Quilter’s Society show in Syracuse, NY – both Rain Drop’s Story and Blue and Gold Macaw were accepted.

More of Barb's work can be viewed on her website, Congratulations, Barb!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dawn Allen's solo show!

Here's the press release for Dawn Allen's upcoming solo show at Black Birch Vineyard. Hope some of you will make it up there!
"Irma and Doris Go Wine Tasting" is a veritable garden of three-dimensional fabric flowers and foliage. You’ll want to get “up close and personal” to fully appreciate and enjoy the size, intricacies of beads and thread, and vibrancy of color in all of Dawn's creations. The cotton sateen fabrics themselves feature Dawn’s original designs—bright graphic patterns created from her own photographs of flowers and nature. Dawn’s exclusive hidden-wire technique brings each piece to life in three dimensions. Do not miss this glorious garden!
Dawn Allen started quilting and beading when she was a child. She loves creating three-dimensional fabric art—“happy art”—that brings color, whimsy, and beauty into any space. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA and at Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth, MA. Her home studio is in Westfield, MA.

The exhibit can be viewed at Black Birch Vineyard, 155 Glendale Rd, Southampton, MA from August 5 to September 25, 2016. The Artist’s Reception will be held on Friday, August 5th from  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Visit Dawn’s website at

Monday, June 13, 2016


Stephanye Schuyler, VT/NH/ME Regional Representative, writes:
If you are attending August’s Mancuso’s World Quilt New England Show in Manchester NH, you are invited to our regional meeting on Saturday August 20, 1-4pm. We are lining up a speaker to talk about one of the aspects of exhibiting your work. Additionally, we will have a slide presentation of our region’s submissions to this year’s SAQA auction. And we will round out our meeting with your show and tell.  Bring your art to share and astound.

Also, wanted to remind you about an exhibit we’re putting together that is open to all New England SAQA members. Titled Wicked Good Art Quilts, the show’s focus is to showcase the New England’s best work, highlighting diversity of style and techniques used by New England SAQA artists. Here's a link to the Call for Entry, with the details:
I hope some of you are able to attend and participate. It's a great opportunity to meet different art quilters to stir your creative juices.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Thought about teaching?

Teaching workshops is a wonderful way to hone your art quilting chops, share your skills and techniques, get your name out into the world, inspire other people...and maybe pick up a tiny bit of cash in the process. We have quite a few SAQA-CT members who hold workshops regularly (for example, I'm signed up for an upcoming Carol Eaton fabric painting workshop! I'm so excited!). Laurie Russman just had a really interesting post with some things she's learned from teaching. I hope that you'll all consider holding some sort of workshop of your own at some point. And if you're already teaching, don't forget to drop me a line w details to post here on the blog for you!

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