Monday, January 24, 2011

Jack Brockette, Fiber Artist Master Class

Jack Brockette is a nationally recognized Fiber Artist and teacher.   He has been working with the Pojaji/French seam technique for the last ten years and has won numerous Best of Show and Judges Choice awards with his pieces.   His latest works are transparent quilts.  In conjunction with the upcoming “The Art in Fiber 2011” show at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Jack will be holding a Master's Class Retreat demonstrating his hand-dyed silk techniques utilizing silk organza. 

Focus will be on the POJAGI SEAMS and the TRANSPARENT QUILTS.

Arlingtom Museum of Art 1, 1/5/08, 2:12 PM,  8C, 6504x6384 (1344+3120), 150%, Custom,  1/30 s, R74.6, G61.0, B84.3

Saturday & Sunday, February 5th & 6th, 2011
at the Belle of Round Top Retreat Center
(An 1880's restored mansion in a quiet country atmosphere
within walking distance to the Copper Shade Tree Gallery)
230 Days End Ln., Round Top, TX

All you need to bring is your sewing machine, thread, cutting matt, ruler, rotary cutter. Silk, etc. will be furnished.

For more information click here.

"The Art in Fiber 2011"

The popular Art in Fiber show returns to the Copper Shade Tree with an outstanding group of 22 fiber artists, that were selected by juror, Ginny Eckley, an internationally acclaimed textile artist.

The required theme is "Interpretation." Each artist was given a specific subject matter; a 3-D art piece, a poem, or a music selection. They will create their fiber artwork based on their interpretation of that art form. It will be placed on an 11" x 14" canvas.

In addition, they will create other fiber artwork exclusively for this show. These pieces have never before been seen by the public. Start designing your trip for this exciting event.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 4th, 2011   5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Growth Spurt

SAQA is on track to reach a membership of 3000 members this year!

Who have you told about SAQA lately?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Houston Circle Meeting CANCELLED

The Houston Circle Meeting scheduled for Saturday, January 8 has been cancelled due to scheduling difficulties.  Our next meeting will be on March 12. 

Member News

Contemplation Full copyBarb Forrister:  My Contemplation has been invited to The Trail That Lay Before Them exhibit at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (NHOTIC). They would also like to use this piece for general publicity, such as news releases, the NHOTIC official website, and posters.


BarbForrister_Treasured Waters Full copy


Treasured Waters will be in Beneath The Surface special exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio along with Welcome To My Garden in the Text On Textiles exhibit.

Copper Shade Tree Gallery will be celebrating its 5th Annual Art In Fiber Show on February 4 through March 12, 2011. Artists represented include Martha Tsihlas, Barb Forrister, Laura Ann Beehler, Andrea Brokenshire, Jo Sweet, Fannie Narte, Gay Ousley, Jack Brockette, Kate Owens, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Martha K. Grant, Cindy Henneke, Debbie Geistweidt, Suzan Engler, Barbara Nilsson, Lana Book, Margery Hedges, Annie Smith, Letitia Rogers, Suzanne Selb White, Connie Marie Fahrion and Janet Moran.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Esterita Austin on 1/13/2011 in Plano (DFW)

The Quilters Guild of Plano TX will host Esterita Austin as their guest speaker.

Date: January 13th 2011

Time: 7pm

Esterita Austin - "Photograph - Compose - Create"
Internationally award winning quilt maker, designer and teacher, Esterita Austin, studied for her MFA in graphics and photography at Pratt Institute. This presentation will guide you through the process of finding and photographing images effectively into transferring them into exciting fiber pieces for dynamic visual compositions. Non-member fee $5

Location: Parkway Hills Baptist Church
2700 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 403-1010
The church is located on the east side of the Dallas North Tollway between Park and Parker in Plano. See map here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Save the Date: Monday, April 25, 2011 in North TX

If you are in the DFW area, please join SAQA Co-Rep Kathy Mayhew and SAQA member Jules Rushing at the April 25, 2011 meeting of DAFA, the Dallas Area Fiber Artists.

Meeting Location: The Point, Center for Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4829 Lawther West, in Dallas (map)**

Mini-Workshop @ 5:30pm - making mini art quilts (more info TBA)

Meeting and Presentation @ 7:00 pm - this will include a short business meeting, show-and-tell, raffle, and presentation of the Trunk Show of the mini quilts made by Texas SAQA members for the 2010 International Quilt Festival held in Houston last November. Discussion of SAQA (resources, information, shows, possible upcoming events).

We are typically finished by 9-9:30pm.

**Travel Note: Due to ongoing construction, West Lawther can NOT be accessed from the north. You MUST enter Lawther from Mockingbird Lane.