Friday, August 29, 2014

It's International Quilt Festival - Houston Time!


Volunteers are needed for the SAQA booth at International Quilt Festival in Houston, from Wednesday, Oct. 29th through Sunday, Nov. 2nd. 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

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

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

Tuesday, Oct. 28th  2 pm (Set Up) Heather Pregger, Suzan Engler, Bobbe Nolan, Rhonda Weddle

Wednesday, Oct. 29th – Preview Night–5pm-10pm 
4:30pm– 6:30 pm –  Jean Grimes. Bobbe Nolan
5:00pm – 7:00pm –   Lynne Allen, Marianne Williamson
6:00pm - 8:00pm –  Connie Marie Fahrion, Betty Hahn, Sandy Branjord
7:00pm - 9:00pm –   Lynn Welsch, Jean Marshall
9:00pm- 10:15 pm –    Rhonda Weddle, Denise Labadie

Thursday, October 30th – 10am-7pm 
9:35am – 11:30am - (open) –  Susanne Jones, Laurie Russman
10:00am – Noon –  Paula Tanner, Martha Wolfe
11:00am – 1:00 – Donna Akins, Marianne Williamson
Noon – 2:00pm - Nancy Bavor, Jane Haworth, Ellie Kreneck
1:00pm– 3:00pm – Eileen Williams, Denise Labadie
2:00pm – 4:00pm -   Holly Altman, Mary Thumann, Margaret Phillips
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Helena Scheffer, Jo Sweet
4:00pm – 5:00 pm –  Kathy Stubbs Ward, Candice Phelan 
4:00pm – 6:00pm –  Shelly Burge, Mary Ann Vaca-Lambert
5:00pm – 7:00pm – Jean Marshall, Sandy Branjord 
6:00 to close –  Rhonda Weddle, Betty Hahn

Friday, October 31st– 10am-7pm 
9:35am – 11:30am - (open) –  Marianne Williamson, Sarah Enstminger
10:00 am – Noon – Helen Remick, Denise Labadie
11:00 am – 1:00 –   Susie Monday, Larraine Denakpo
Noon – 2:00pm –  Nancy Bavor, Gul LaPorte
1:00 pm– 3:00pm –   Sally Wright, Maria Shell
2:00pm – 4:00pm –   Sara Sharp, Helena Scheffer, Paula Brown
3:00pm – 5:00 pm – Jean Grimes, Connie Fahrion
4:00pm – 6:00pm –   Kristin La Flamme, Betty Hahn, Sandy Branjord
5:00pm– 7:00pm –  Judith Roderick, Rhonda Weddle

Saturday, November 1st – 10am – 6pm 
9:35am – 11:30am - (open) –  Nneka K. Gamble, Deborah Bright
10:00am – Noon –  Donna Deaver, Misty Cole
11:00am – 1:00 –  Laura Krasinski, Bobbe Nolan
Noon – 2:00pm –  Marianne Williamson, Betty Busby
1:00pm– 3:00pm –  Jackie Stubblefield, Deborah Boschert
2:00pm – 4:00pm –  Ruthie Yax, Paula Brown
3:00pm – 5:00 pm –Pam Frazier, Martha Wolfe
4:00pm – 6:00pm –  Elena Stokes, Ree Fagan
5:00pm– 6:00pm -  Maria Shell, Sue Bianchi

Sunday, November 2nd – 11am – 4pm 
11:00am-1:00pm –  Frieda Anderson, Sue Bianchi
Noon – 2:00pm – Kristin LaFlamme, Dorothy Raymond
1:00pm -3:00pm – Laura Wasilowski, Mary Ann Littlejohn
2:00pm – 4:00pm –  Connie Marie Fahrion, Shelly Stokes
3:00pm – Cleanup/Packup –  Maria Shell, Connie Marie Fahrion

Reps to close

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Coming Soon!

SAQA Benefit Auction 2014 

SAQA's Annual Benefit Auction is our most important fundraiser!
View all the beautiful art quilts donated by our members 
in the slideshow in the right sidebar.  
The online auction begins Monday, September 15, at 2 PM EST. 
For more information visit

Monday, August 18, 2014

SAQA North Texas Circle meeting report

We had a great meeting on Saturday! I loved seeing everyone's work, and the critiques were very informative. I'm glad to have this group!
Our next meeting will be:

November 15, 10 am, at Petit Atelier, 2952 Commerce St, Dallas, Texas 75226

We hope to have another critique session -- with an non-fiber artist/teacher doing the critique this time. Presenting another point of view.  I'll keep you posted!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

North Texas Circle August 16th! This Saturday!

The summer is rushing by and I just realized our next meeting is this coming Saturday.
August 16th, 10 am, Petit Atelier. Bring your lunch.
Summer is apparently not a good time to find a critic. We had several (or thought we did) and then they backed out. So instead, I thought maybe we could have a mini-critique. Each member bring two pieces, and we will talk about them in some depth. 
We hope to have a critic at the November meeting. Until then, we'll just utilize the experience and knowledge of the group.

The meeting will be:

August 16, 10 am, at Petit Atelier, 2952 Commerce St, Dallas, Texas 75226

Hope to see you there!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

SAQA Houston Circle Meeting Report

15 members of the Houston Circle meet at Quiltworks on July 8th, 2014.  Kumiko Frydl gave a presentation on the use of trapunto in her miniature quilts.  She shared her process and recommended tools which enable working in miniature easier.  Thank you so much Kumiko!

Our next meeting will be on September 13, 2014.  Sharon Hendry will give a presentation on keeping an Art Journal.  We will meet at a new location: the Art Studio @ St. Philip Presbyterian Church at 4807 San Felipe, Houston. A map will be sent with the 2 week reminder email.

Also, don't forget to mark your calendars for the November 8 meeting, Mary Ann Littlejohn and Hope Wilmarth will lead a workshop on monoprinting.