Sunday, October 30, 2011

Preview of Texas Mini-Quilts for IQF-Houston

Texas quilters are the greatest.  We have a total of 58 pieces of art to decorate and sell at the SAQA Booth next week (November 2-6).  Preview opening night is November 1.  Just take a look at all our talent.  If you plan to be in Houston, you can start picking your favorites now. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

SAQA-Houston Circle Mtg.Nov.12

November 12, 2011 - 10:30-2:00

Bring your lunch and show and tell
We will view the Sky Dyes video and Susan Ennis will give us a demonstration of the technique.
Location: Ginny Eckley's studio -
For more information or to RSVP email

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SAQA Events at IQF-Houston

Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 5:30 PM:
SAQA get-together in our exhibition space.  No food or drink is allowed, but it's a great chance to meet your fellow SAQA members.

Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:00 AM:

Martha Sielman is giving a lecture on "40 Masters of Art Quilting."  NOTE: This is class #551 and it has an $8 fee. You can pay at the door or sign-up ahead of time through Quilts, Inc.

Friday, November 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM:
Martha Sielman is giving a FREE gallery walk through "Masters 2."  Many of the artists will be there to talk about their work.

Friday, November 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM:
Nancy Bavor, curator for "Sense of Adventure" is giving a FREE gallery walk through the exhibit.  Many of the artists will be there to talk about their work.

Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10:30 AM:
Martha Sielman is giving a FREE gallery walk through "Masters 2."  Many of the artists will be there to talk about their work.

Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM:
Nancy Bavor, curator for "Sense of Adventure" is giving a FREE gallery walk through the exhibit.  Many of the artists will be there to talk about their work.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Deadline Extended for SAQA-TX Mini Quilts

We look forward to another exciting display at the SAQA booth.  If you wish to have your quilt hanging for 50,000 people to see, there is still time to finish a little quilt.  The more quilts we have the more impressive our booth will look. Received by DEADLINE is changed to October 28.

Information is available for download from the SAQA Texas Regional Page.  I've included two file formats there for your convenience:
WORD document
compatible with
earlier versions of WORD.
You can type in your information and submit by email.
PDF document, 
which you can
print and complete.
You may scan and submit by email.

If you have any questions or cannot download from Regional Page, please contact me.
Mary Ann Littlejohn
Co-Rep Texas
Studio Art Quilt Associates

Thursday, October 20, 2011

IQF Houston Booth Schedule

There are a few more slots remaining to man the SAQA booth at IQF this November.  Here's the schedule so far:

Updated October 20, 2011

Wednesday, November 2nd – Preview Night–5pm-10pm
4:30pm– 6:30 pm –  Victoria Rondeau, Marianne R. Williamson
5:00pm – 7:00pm – Zsuzsanna Schmelzbach, Jean Herman
6:00pm - 8:00pm – Sandra Bloom, Terri Gavin

7:00pm - 9:00pm –   Judy Welsch, Mary Ann Littlejohn
9:00pm- 10:15 pm – Sandy Branjord, Betty Hahn
to close - 

Thursday, November 3rd – 10am-7pm
9:35am – 11:30am - (open)
 –Sandra Sider, Ruthann Fox, Suzanne Kittrell
10:00am – Noon – Judy Momenzadeh, Charlotte Hickman

11:00am – 1:00 – Sherryl Buchler, Barbara Hartman
Noon – 2:00pm - Kathy York, Sherri McCauley
1:00pm– 3:00pm – Cynthia Wenslow, Shirley Neary
2:00pm – 4:00pm - Lettie Blackburn, Merrilee Tieche, Mary Ann Vaca Lambert
3:00pm – 5:00 pm – Kristin La Flamme, Sandy Branjord, Betty Hahn
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Sara Sharp, Marcia Kaylakie
5:00pm – 7:00pm – Gail Dentler, Marie-France Gosselin, Barb Forrister
6:00 to close – Zsuzsanna Schmelzbach
Friday, November 4th – 10am-7pm
9:35am – 11:30am - (open) – Helen Remick, Leslie Hall, Rhoda Taylor (10 - 11)
10:00 am – Noon – Carol Trice, Pamela Morris
11:00 am – 1:00 – Sandra Gregg, Sherryl Buchler
Noon – 2:00pm – Martha Wolfe, Kristin LaFlamme
1:00 pm– 3:00pm – Cynthia Wenslow, Rose Rushbrooke
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Judy Momenzadeh, Janice McKeehan
3:00pm – 5:00 pm –
 Sandi Goldman, Alice Megna (3 - 4), Naomi Adams (4-5)
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Pam Lowe, Sandy Branjord, Betty Hahn
5:00pm– 7:00pm – Sandra Bloom, Marie-France Gosselin
to close

 Saturday, November 5th – 10am – 7pm
9:35am – 11:30am - (open) – Sandra Bloom, Marianne Williamson

10:00am – Noon – Judy Momenzadeh, Gerrie Congdon, Barb Forrestir
11:00am – 1:00 – Sue Dennis, Betty Busby

Noon – 2:00pm – Karen Rips, Terri Stegmiller
1:00pm– 3:00pm – Jackie Stubblefield,  Bidwell Drake
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Rhoda Taylor, Sandi Goldman
3:00pm – 5:00 pm – Deborah Boschert, Janice McKeehan, Brenda Gael Smith
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Sally Westcott, Donna Dixon
5:00pm– 7:00pm - Marie-France Gosselin, Lois Sprague

to close

Sunday, November 6th – 11am – 5pm
11:00am-1:00pm – Freida Anderson, Hilary Gooding
Noon – 2:00pm – Mary Ann Littlejohn
1:00pm -3:00pm – Cynthia Wenslow (?)

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Terri Gavin
3:00pm – Cleanup/Packup – Janice McKeehan, Bob Mosier

Reps to close

Thursday, October 13, 2011

North Texas Dinner for Sandra Sider

Jules Rushing will be hosting Sandra Sider at her home during her visit to SAQA-DFW and DAFA.

She will arrive October 22nd and Jules would like to host a "Covered Dish" cookout at her home that evening. The evening will start at 6pm.

Please bring something to throw on the grill and a covered dish. Jules will provide the plates, silverware and beverages.

Please email and let me know if you are coming, and what you are bringing.

This will be a great time to get to know Sandra! 

Spouses are welcome!  

We will eat, sit by the fire pit, relax and have a grand time!

email for more information

Member News!

 Thiel Silcox Fine Art Exhibit and Competition   

October 22nd 2011 - December 10th, 2011
Killeen Civic & Conference Center3601 South W S Young Dr Killeen TX 76542-2805
Phone:  (817) 698-3833

The Killeen Civic Art Guild proudly presents
the 2011 Annual Thiel Silcox Fine Art Exhibition
to promote and encourage interest in the fine arts.
Fiber Artist Pauline Barrett is among
those whose work will be on display. 

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Gallery Opening:
West Texas:  A Mystic Journey
Art Quilts by:  Ellie Kreneck

Opening Reception
Thursday October 13, 2011

Semmes Gallery
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Displayed Oct 13 - Nov 11 
M-F 10 - 5pm

For Information, Please Call (210) 829-3855

Fort Worth Critique Session with Sandra Sider

Sandra Sider, the President of Studio Art Quilt Associates will be in Fort Worth on Sunday, October 23 at 3:00 pm, and she is going to host a critique session.

The purpose of the session is to learn as a group how to help each other discuss design principals and consider how to improve or otherwise move forward with our art.  Each participant may bring ONE piece of work - something that is not yet complete and for which you want some direction/advice about the next step(s) OR you may bring a completed piece.
Sandra is an artist, curator and critic, as well as the President of SAQA.  She has been making quilts for 30 years.  You can read more about her on her website

Sandra will be in North Texas to host a critique session at the Dallas Area Fiber Artists meeting on October 24.  She has graciously agreed to include a Fort Worth stop to her itinerary.

I hope all of you can come join the conversation!  Please let me know if you can be here -- Sandra would like to have to know have many quilts she will be critiquing, and she would like to know whether you are bringing an unfinished project or a completed quilt.

Call me at Heather Pregger at 817-920-9905 or e-mail me at for more information.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Third Time is a Charm -- Call for Volunteers for IQG SAQA Booth in November in Houston

Volunteers not only have a great deal of fun, and get to meet lots of other SAQA members, but working a 2 hour shift gets you into Festival free on the day that you work.  What a deal!

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far, we have nearly filled up the all the time slots.  But a few remain.

There are several slots on Wednesday, November 2nd.  Preview Night is always busy, so we need to make sure the booth is fully manned.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday closing shifts  (5 pm to 7 pm),

Sunday is still pretty empty.  

If you can help us by working one of these shifts, e-mail Heather Pregger at


Saturday, October 1, 2011

2nd call for volunteers at IQF Houston

We need your help!  Volunteers are needed for the SAQA booth at Festival in Houston. Can you spare an hour or two? Please check your schedule and join us. It is a great time to meet members and network.
We need at least two people in the booth at all time slots. Let's work together to have a great representation of members working the booth at Festival!

If you work a 2-hour shift, you will get in the show free on the day you work.

 So, email Heather at and let us know when you can work!