Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sisters in Cloth exhibition

Some of our SAQA-CT members will be exhibiting at The Valentine H. Zahn Community Gallery at the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center. The exhibit runs from September 8 through October 28, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Gallery is located at 250 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook. Details are available here:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Local Color Pop-Up Exhibition!

13 pieces from our current Local Color: Connecticut Stories exhibition have been selected through a blind jurying to hang at Greene Art Gallery through the first week of September. Sisters In Cloth will be there Friday, August 26th, from 10a-12p in the sculpture garden. Bring your stitching and join them!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Arts Center East Off the Rack Sale

Arts Center East in Vernon CT invites you to submit work for their Off the Rack Sale. Sale dates are September 15-18, 2016. Prospectus and entry form are available here:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Monson Arts Council Fiber Arts Show

Monson Arts Council is planning a Fiber Arts Show for Fall! They are seeking artists working with Felt, Quilting and Weaving to enter an open show — Celebrate Fiber Arts — which will be held in four venues on Main Street in Monson MA, September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016.

They are hoping to reach artists who want to show their work in a festive event and who will also have the opportunity to sell their work - all entrants may be in our sales shop. The entry deadline is September 10. The entry form and more details are available on the Monson Arts Council website.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

21st Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show

First Church of East Haddam is proud to present its 21st Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show, located in America's Oldest Federal Meetinghouse. When decorated with vibrant quilts and needlework, it is transformed into a spectacular showcase and an inspiration to those of us who appreciate fine handwork. We hope you will be part of this experience! We invite you to share your love of needlework by exhibiting your quilts, cross-stitch, needlepoint, hooked rugs, knitting, crocheting, etc.

Show hours will be 10:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday October 8th and 1:00pm- 5:00pm on Sunday October 9th. Exhibitors should fill out the attached application (click to enlarge)
and mail it before SEPTEMBER 26 to H. Coleman, 140 Sillimanville Rd, Moodus CT 06469. Admission to the show is $7.00 per person, but exhibitors are admitted free of charge.

Submissions are due at the church on Friday, Oct 7th, between 10:00am and 6:00pm and can be picked up immediately after the show (between 5:00 and 7:00pm) on Sunday, Oct 9th. If your submission is for sale, please indicate your asking price on the application form. First Church reserves the right to collect a 20% commission for handling the sale.

Please be assured that your submission will be cared for by members of First Church. (Volunteers will be sleeping in the church on Friday and Sturday nights just to keep an eye on everything!)

More information is available on the website,

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Connecticut Women's Artists Exhibition

Art by Diane Cadrain, Clara Nartey, and Catherine Smith have been juried into the Connecticut Women's Artists, Inc. 86th Annual Open Juried Exhibition - August 20th - September 23, 2016 at The Slater Memorial Museum 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT.   OPENING RECEPTION - this Saturday, August 20th 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. All are welcome!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sad news

Dear Members,
It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that our dear friend, Karen Loprete, died on Monday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements are at the convenience of the family.

There have been initial discussions of a tribute show of Karen's work.  Also, a very initial idea is to invite our members to create a piece that reflects Karen's style or spirit.  We expect in the next week that details on these ideas will available.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

MA/RI SAQA meeting/Currents exhibition opening!

Exhibiting and Selling your Fiber Art
Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Lowell, MA
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Business Meeting 12:00pm, Lecture 12:30pm. Exhibit Reception 2-4PM
Melanie Johnston and Joan Blade Johnson

Melanie and Joan will be talking about their experience exhibiting and selling their fiber art.
They have many recommendations for anyone thinking about or interested in taking this next step as a professional fiber artist.

This event includes the SAQA MA/RI SAQA meeting and the opening reception for the MA/RI regional exhibition, Currents, which was juried by Kate Themel and Diane Wright.

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