Friday, October 21, 2016

Turtle Hand Batik - discount for Festival

SAQA members get a 10% discount at Turtle Hand Batik! Stop by booth #714 at International Quilt Festival.

Great chance to support a business owner that supports SAQA!

Plus these handcrafted fabrics are just stunning.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Next Central Texas Circle Meeting on May 14

SAQA Central Texas Circle Meeting

Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 2'ish pm

Texas Art League

509 E. Davis St. in Luling

PLEASE RSVP BY CLICKING THE "GOING" BUTTON ON OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE OR SEND A EMAIL TO KIM@QUILTING-ADVENTURES.COM so we can ensure we have enough table space and base fabric for our guerilla art project.


Enjoy our "A Texas Experience" 12x12 Trunk Show currently on display at the Art League!
Brief show and tell - bring your latest completed piece or work in progress
SAQA Conference Recap
Guerilla Art Round Robin


Brown bag lunch - there is a SMALL microwave available
Your 3 favorite mark making tools (i.e. stencils, themofax screens, stamps, paint brushes)
Your 3 favorite colors of fabric paint or fabric markers or dye sticks, etc.
Gloves and/or apron (if you care to stay paint free)
Water container for rinsing/cleaning your tools

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kim Buchmann
Texas Region Co-Representative

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Houston fabric drive and meeting on May 14

Houston SAQA Members:
You won’t want to miss our May meeting! We’ll host a fabric drive for charity and fabric swap, show & tell and a presentation on SAQA Exhibitions.

Date & Time
May 14, 2016
10:30 am

St. Philip Presbyterian, located on San Felipe near Loop 610.
4807 San Felipe St, Houston
Look for the handmade SAQA Meeting signs.

1.     Extended Show & Tell – Please bring your current project or next project. Finished or unfinished is okay. Share what you’re working on with our creative members.

2.     FABRIC DONATION COLLECTION AND FABRIC SWAP. Do you have fabric you no longer want or need? Bring it to the next SAQA meeting. We will be collecting fabric to donate to charity. Please bring your fabric in a box of some kind (plastic bags are too flimsy). We will accept all types of fabric that is usable and unsoiled. All SAQA members and guests will be invited to look through all the fabric and take what you want! A true fabric swap – you might find some treasure. What’s leftover will be donated. We hope you’ll participate.

3.     Suzan Engler will present a recap of the presentation given by the Exhibition Committee at the national convention. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the growth in SAQA’s impressive exhibition schedule.

Bring your lunch. There is a microwave provided in the room. 

Any questions, please email me directly (do not reply to this email).
See you Saturday, May 14th.
Teresa Duryea Wong

SAQA Texas Co-Rep, Houston

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

September Art Quilt Workshop in New York with Dr. Sandra Sider

Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, is holding a workshop in Stony Point, New York (about 1 hour drive north of Manhattan).

Creativity Workshop: Art Quilt Inspirations

September 25-29, 2016 (Sunday - Friday)

This workshop is based on the principles of art and design developed in Sandra Sider’s critique workshops and written about in the volumes of her Studio Quilt monograph series and illustrated in her new book 1000 Quilt Inspirations. Limited to a maximum of twelve participants, the workshop will allow Sandra to spend considerable amounts of time each day working one-on-one with quilters, evaluating their work and suggesting possible directions for developing each quilt. She will also teach the basics of monotype printing, stamp printing, and photo transfer, as well as cyanotype on fabric if we have a sunny day. The final morning will consist of critiques, with participants sharing and discussing their works in progress.

Quilters should bring materials to begin a new quilt top, their sewing supplies and tools, a sewing machine and an iron. Class is suitable for all levels of quilters, but excellent sewing skills and expertise with one's sewing machine is a must.

Tuition for the week is $500. There is also a materials fee of $40. Total cost is dependent on the lodging selected, from $450 to $775. It does include all meals.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Manipulating Fabric in March for Fun

The Houston group had a great meeting on March 12, 2016. Started off with extended show & tell. Always cool to see what this talented group of art quilters is working on!

Penny Hurst led a workshop on fabric manipulation. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon. Thank you Penny for volunteering to lead this!