Friday, April 17, 2015

Call For Entry - Tactile Architecture (non-SAQA)

International Quilt Association's Annual

Tactile Architecture” Exhibit at Quilt Festival

Link to exhibit information 

Tactile Architecture™ is an exhibit that showcases architectural quilts. The quilt may feature any type of building or be a close up of an architectural detail. It may be realistic or an abstract interpretation. This exhibit will premiere at the International Quilt Market and Festival, October 24–November 1, 2015.

We would like to invite you and your guild to have your best work shown in this exciting exhibit focusing on quilts inspired by architecture.

Quilts must be a minimum of 25” x 25”. There is no “made after” date requirement. Please do not submit a quilt that was included in a previous edition of Tactile Architecture™. Completed submissions with visuals must be received online by Sunday, May 17, 2015. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2016.  

The registration link for Tactile Architecture™ is and the link for the information page is 

If you have questions or need additional information about the Tactile Architecture exhibit or entering a quilt, please contact:

Becky Navarro    
Special Exhibits Coordiator
Quilts, Inc.             
Tel. 713.781.6864 ext. 105           

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SAQA Central Texas Meeting Reminder

Mark your calendars...we're taking a field trip! Make plans to meet us in historic Blanco this Saturday, March 14, to checkout the new Uptown Blanco arts & entertainment center. Visit their website

Our SAQA Texas Region Trunk Show "A Texas Experience" will be on display and will remain up through the Bluebonnet Shop Hop in mid-April. The Uptown Blanco Restaurant and Textile Studio are located on the town square next door to each other. Our quilts will be on display in the hall that connects the restaurant and textile studio.

12:30 pm Gather for lunch at the Uptown Blanco Restaurant - next door to the Blanco Textile Studio - meet in the hallway in front of our quilts.

2 pm Visit Uptown Blanco Textile Studio and view the quilts in the Texas Region Trunk Show

If you are going to come for lunch, please let me know and I will make a reservation for the group -- call me 512-736-2971 or send an email to You do not need to let me know if you will NOT be joining us for lunch.

2015 Meeting Dates

Saturday, May 16 at Sherri Lipman McAuley's home in Lakeway (Northwest of Austin)
Program "Photographing Your Work"

Tuesday, July 14 at the Copper Shade Tree in Round Top
Guest Speaker: Gerald Tobola, Co-Owner of the Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top

Saturday, September 12 at Dale Ricklefs home in Round Rock
Program: TBA

Saturday, November 14 (Tentative Date)
Program: TBA

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

SAQA Houston 2015 meeting dates

Please mark your calendar for the remaining 2015 SAQA Houston meeting dates.

March 14
May 9
July 11
Sept 12
Nov 14

We meet the second Saturday at St. Philip Presbyterian, San Felipe and 610 loop.  More info on topics/speakers to come.

We love visitors. If you live outside Houston but want to join us, come on down!

West Texas Caprock SAQA Circle meeting Feb. 7

The West Texas Caprock SAQA circle will meet Friday evening, Feb 6 at Ruby Tequila’s in Lubbock for dinner at 5:00 before our opening at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center as part of the First Friday Art Trail.  Our show has been hanging since Jan 2 (and it looks great!), but our first opening was cancelled due to snow/ice.  The show will continue until Feb 21.

On Saturday, we will meet at 9:00 at my back studio at Grimes & Associates in Wolfforth for a workshop of deconstructed screen printing with Muff Fregia.  At noon, we will have lunch and our meeting followed by a program by Sandra Stephenson on “Holey Quilts”.  Please bring show and tell and be ready to get messy.

Call Jean for more details.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

North Texas Circle meeting report

The North Texas Circle had a fabulous meeting on Saturday, January 17. We had an informative discussion of series work/finding your voice/following your passion and several members showed pieces predominately made from recycled materials. As always, I came away recharged and ready to get back in the studio!
I have truly enjoyed my time as the SAQA rep for North Texas. You have all been a great inspiration to me, and I look forward to many more years participating in this group and deepening our friendships.
As of February 1, Deborah Bright will be the new North Texas rep. And I'm looking forward to attending meetings as a "civilian!"
Our next meeting will be April 18th. See you there!