Thursday, May 21, 2015

Through The Needle's Eye

Embroiderer's Guild of America

May 3 – September 6

Museum of Texas Tech University - Gallery 1

The Embroiderer's Guild of America's 20th National Exhibit Through the Needle's Eye, is a showcase of the best in artistic and technical embroidery. This juried exhibit features contemporary embroidery from across the nation. The works include both traditional and contemporary embroidery techniques employed to create clothing, wall-pieces, jewelry, vessels and sculpture. The exhibition shows the diversity of embroidery and how this age old art form continues to be practiced by artists of the 21st century. 

For the Museum of Texas Tech venue the works will be complimented by pieces made by skilled embroiderers from the region, many of whom are master embroiderers. Embroidered pieces from the Clothing and Textile Collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University will round out the offerings -- wonderful 1820s school girl samplers, 18th century embroidered purses, embroidered household linens and other works from the permanent collection will be showcased.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Sue Spargo will give a lecture and trunk show on Wednesday, July 1 at 7 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Click on the flyer below to enlarge.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Central Texas Meeting Reminder

Program: The Basics of Photographing Your Work
Saturday, May 16 at 10 am
at Sherri Lipman McCauley's home
102 Edgewater Cove Lakeway, TX 78734 (Northwest of Austin)
Home Phone: 512-261-5794

So far we have 10 members attending!
If you haven’t yet, please RSVP via the meeting event page on Facebook
OR by email to

Bring something for show & tell, your camera, a tripod (if you have one), and one piece of your work to photograph (ideally 36” x 48” or smaller). Sherri is making a pot of chili and will provide lettuce for a salad for lunch. Please bring a topping for the salad that we will all share (veggies, cheese, croutons, etc.)

We will have foamcore boards, two small quilt racks, a couple of tripods, and light bars on hand for everyone to use.

Please take the time to read Holly Knott and Andy Baird’s outstanding article on the basics of digital photography for textile artists HERE prior to the meeting!

There is also an excellent overview of beginning photography for fiber artists by LM Wood on the SDA’s website.

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Photo round up from our SAQA Houston meeting on May 9, 2015. Fun meeting - extended show and tell and tips from fellow members on some great basics.