Tuesday, February 2, 2016

images from Houston's Jan 9th meeting

SAQA Houston members met on Jan 9 and shared an amazing collection of art quilts!

Thanks to Suzan Engler for hosting the meeting - and to Suzan and Annie Smith for coordinating a drawing demo.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Still Space Left in Workshop with Katie PM

There are still a few spaces left in this 2-day workshop with Katie Pasquini Masopust next month!

The Caprock Art Quilters SAQA Circle in West Texas
is pleased to announce they are sponsoring a workshop 

Katie Pasquini Masopust

Thursday, February 11 - Friday, February 12 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
Texas Tech Museum in the Klein Room
Day 1 - Using Value to Improve Quilts
Day 2 - Improving your Composition skills to make better Art Quilts
Cost is $180 for the two day class including the kit

Download the registration form here

The workshop will be held at the Texas Tech Museum in conjunction with an exhibit of quilts from the Texas Tech collection from January 15 - May 15.  The Caprock Art Quilters will also have a display at the Museum during this time.

Their regular SAQA Circle meeting will be on Saturday, February 13, so plan to make it a long weekend, visit their meeting and see what this awesome group of very active art quilters is up to!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Houston circle meeting - Jan 9th 2016

Dear SAQA Texas – Houston Area Members:
Mark your calendars for our next Houston meeting - Jan 9th. Everyone is invited to attend.

Date & Time
Jan. 9, 2016
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

St. Philip Presbyterian, located on San Felipe near Loop 610.
4807 San Felipe St, Houston

1.     Extended Show & Tell – Please bring your current project --- finished or unfinished is okay. Share information on how (or why) you made the piece and any tips or techniques you used, or where you got your inspiration. Everyone is invited to ask questions or offer positive feedback.
2.     Lunch --- Bring your lunch. There is a microwave provided in the room.
3.     After lunch, Suzan Engler and Annie Smith will lead a fun creativity exercise! You will make a hand-drawn mandala or zentangle.  Drawing skills are not needed!  Please bring a pencil, marker, and maybe colored pencils or crayons.  The paper will be provided.  We will explore ways to use the drawings as the inspiration for future art work.

Any questions, please email me directly (do not reply to this email).
I will be traveling and will not be able to attend this meeting.
Suzan Engler has agreed to host the meeting. Thank you Suzan for all you do for SAQA Houston!


Teresa Duryea Wong
SAQA Texas Co-Rep, Houston

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Central Texas Circle Meeting Reminder

Join us for our first meeting of 2016! 

Saturday, January 9
10 am to 2 pm

Katie Winter and Sara Sharp will be the featured presenters showing us various methods of placing letters & words into our fabric art

Dale Ricklefs has generously offered to host at her home

4 Stillmeadow
Round Rock 78664
 Phone: 512-669-1753

Be sure to specify Round Rock in your mapping tool 

as there is a Stillmeadow in NW Austin

The meeting will start at 10 am with introductions and show & tell. A light lunch of Soup and Build-Your-Own-Salad will be served, along with tea, coffee, and some form of Crystal Light. Feel free to bring other beverages. Please bring a dessert for everyone to share.


You can RSVP by:
      1. Clicking on the "GOING" button on our Facebook Event page; or
      2. Leave a message on Dale's cell phone at 512-669-1753; or 
      3. Email Dale at dalericklefs@gmail.com


The SAQA Central Texas Circle meets on the 2nd Saturday of every other month beginning in January.

Volunteers are needed to organize our next meeting on Saturday, March 12.  If you are interested in hosting the meeting or arranging for the location and/or giving a demo/program please contact Kim Buchmann at kim@quilting-adventures.com.

Friday, December 18, 2015

New Call for Entries for our Region Trunk Show

Our 12x12 Trunk Show A Texas Experience
will continue through 2016

New members and those who did not submit work during the original call,
NOW is your chance to enter a piece in the collection!

Download the revised Call For Entries here

Our Texas Region Trunk Show showcases the wide range of artistic interests, styles and techniques used in the art quilts made by our members. It is available as an art quilt program for guilds and other artists groups and we can tailor the presentation to fit the interests of the membership and time allotted at meetings. The trunk show can also be displayed as a special exhibit at quilt shows, galleries, churches, schools, office buildings, open houses, or other special event.

A Texas Experience at QuiltFest in Austin

The theme A Texas Experience draws on each artist’s reflection on being a resident of the Lone Star State.  Inspiration was taken from the diverse topographic and cultural landscape; the past, present and future of the State; the emotional impact of being a Texan; and the unique people, events, scenery, etc. that is so much a part of the Texas mystique.

You can download our trunk show flyer here. A CD of all the quilts in the collection is also available along with a promotional one-sheet that can be given to curators and prospective venues. If you have a suggestion of a venue where the trunk show can be displayed or are interested in helping complete exhibit proposals, please contact Kim Buchmann at 512-736-2971 or kim@quilting-adventures.com.


March 18 (tentative)
Quilt Guild of Greater Houston
Member Meeting Program

April 11 - 12 (tentative)
Jordan Ranch Open House