Tuesday, July 28, 2009

San Antonio Circle Meeting - July 18

The San Antonio Circle Meeting in July was enjoyed by Laurie Brainerd, Susan Mayfield, Lynne Allen, Allison Brown-Cestero and Vou Best, hostess. Laurie led a discussion of conference activities. Vou shared fabric books of designer samples. Everyone brought Show & Tell. Lunch of ham croissants and the tasty salads each brought. The meal was ended with a cool grapefruit ice Lynne provided. After lunch everyone dipped into the pool enjoying the water, sun and sharing of more ideas. An informal, inspiring time for all on a hot summer day.

--Vou Best

Friday, July 17, 2009

Austin Circle Launched

Last Saturday, Austin area SAQA members gathered at Mandi Ballard's home to launch Austin's first SAQA circle. We had a show-n-tell, networked, planned the dates of future meetings, and had a round-table discussion about how we get ideas from our heads out into the world. Ruthie Powers shared her experience of the SDA Conference with us. In addition, we had a lovely potluck lunch and got to see Mandi's spectacular studio!

Future meetings will be on the 1st Saturday of the month, unless it is a holiday weekend. Then, it will be pushed to the 2nd Saturday.

Dates and hosts (so far) are as follows:
September 12, 2009 hosted by Diane Sandlin
November 7, 2009
January 9, 2010 hosted by Lynne Allen
March 6, 2010 hosted by by Dee Merrell
May 1, 2010
July 10, 2010

I thought we had a couple of presenters identified at the meeting, but didn't get names onto the regional page. If you volunteered or would like to volunteer to do a small presentation, please contact Laurie Brainerd at lauriebrainerd@gmail.com.

If you can host a meeting in Nov, May, or July, please contact Laurie Brainerd at lauriebrainerd@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Online Portfolio Review for Quilt Artists

At the SAQA Conference in Athens last May, I attended one of Sandra Sider’s critique sessions. You may join a session as a silent subscriber if you wish to learn more.

Sandra writes: QuiltCritique.com is now offering ONLINE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS for quilt artists -- up to eight quilts for $200, one hour exclusively for each artist. This fee involves research about the artist's work on my part, including a close study of any web sites. As far as we know, this is the first time that quilt portfolio critiques have been offered online by a professional service. Sessions should be reserved two weeks in advance, with images and any other information emailed to me at least ten days before the session. All sessions will be recorded for our archives, and silent subscribers to QuiltCritique.com will be able to observe the portfolio reviews.

This interactive service requires a high-speed Internet connection.
Our fee covers the webinar access for participants.

Please email Sandra with any questions you might have

Sandra Sider -- Artist, Critic, Curator

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