Saturday, August 28, 2010

SAQA Website Tools

Here's one more reason for joining - AND for making sure all of our members have registered on the SAQA website.

Have you been on SAQA-U lately?

SAQA-U is a centralized knowledge center, with resources gathered by and for SAQA members. It is dedicated to the professional development of the quilting artist by providing guidance, education, resources and information in the areas of: Art (including Textile History, Theory & Biography), Business & Marketing, Education, Resources, and Technology.

One small part of SAQA-U is an encyclopedia of fiber artists - SAQA members (regular or PAM) or not, past and present.

Click here to help build the Index. Add yourself and/or other artists to the list. Please check the index prior to creating a new page as there may be a page already created referencing your name. You can use your entry as a wiki profile, and you can add information for those already on the list.

So, log in and explore!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

6th Biennial Quilt Show - Fredericksburg TX

News from SAQA Member Jackie Heupel:

The Vereins Quilt Guild of Fredericksburg is holding their 6th Biennial Quilt Show on September 3-5th, 2010. The theme of the show is "Stitches from the Heart".

For more information, click here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Call for Entries: “SAQA Texas @ Houston 2010”

All Texas members of SAQA are invited to exhibit one or more mini-quilts in an exhibit to hang behind the SAQA Booth at IQF-Houston. The booth is right outside the SAQA “Creative Force 2010” and “Sightlines” exhibits, which will draw a lot of visitors.

This is a showcase for Texas SAQA members. There is no specific theme. It is your choice. This is your chance to get your work seen by up to 50,000 visitors to the Houston show.

After Quilt Festival, the exhibit will circulate around TX to the SAQA Circle meetings, and other Fiber Artists groups.

If you are able to send more than one, the merrier. Should we not be able to hang all at one time, they will be rotated in and out through the days of Quilt Festival.

Entry Fee: $5 to cover return shipping

Size: 9 x 12 – Portrait
A hanging sleeve is not required, but if you already have one on your work, that is okay.

Important Dates:
September 15 Email your intent
October 15 Deadline for receipt of quilts
November 3 Preview night for IQF
November 4-7 Houston Show

NOTIFY: To get an idea of how many quilts to expect, please email your intent to Mary Ann Littlejohn by September 15.

Guidelines are available on the SAQA Wiki.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

SAQA-Victoria/Coastal Crossroads – New Circle Forming

Gail Dentler is organizing a new SAQA circle in her area.  The first meeting is August 19 @ 10:00, at her home in Victoria TX.  For further details, contact Gail by at gaildentler@gmail(dot)com.