Saturday, July 18, 2015

SAQA Members Show Up Strong for Judith Content Exhibit

SAQA members from around Texas converged on La Grange July 11th to hear a gallery talk by Judith Content. It was so great to see enthusiastic members from Houston, Dallas, Austin and many other parts of Texas! Great showing!

"Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content" at Texas Quilt Museum will remain on view through Sept. 27, 2015.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

GRAND OPENING: Fine Home by Copper Shade Tree

Thanks bunches to Debbie & Gerald Tobola for taking time out of their very busy schedule this week to talk to our members about showing our work in a gallery. We got lots of great advice on what gallery owners are looking for from the artists they represent, what their customers are looking for, marketing yourself as a fiber artist and best practices for approaching and selecting galleries where you want to show your work.

The Copper Shade Tree is celebrating the grand opening of their new gallery, Fine Home, this weekend and you're invited! Come out and see the beautiful new space which features home furnishings and d├ęcor from 15 renowned artists.

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 14 Meeting in Round Top

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, July 14 at 10 am

Henkel Hall in Round Top

Henkel Hall is across the square from the Copper Shade Tree Gallery

Guest Speakers
Debbie & Gerald Tobola
 Owners of the Copper Shade Tree Gallery

Debbie & Gerald will talk about showing your fiber art in a fine art gallery: what they look for as gallery owners, how to present your work to a gallery/curator, best practices for marketing your self as a working fiber artist and more.

Debbie & Gerald Tobola are the owners of the Copper Shade Tree Gallery and big supporters of the fiber art community. Copper Shade Tree is a fine art & craft destination located in the heart of Round Top, Texas. It displays a delightful collection of decorative fine art and functional crafts, hand crafted by Texas artisans, with a few surprises along the way. In addition, six events are scheduled throughout the year, to showcase a wide range of fine art and craft mediums and disciplines from across the state. Their annual "The Art in Fiber" invitational is one of their showcases. Two-thirds of the artists are from within a 150 mile radius of Round Top. A number of their artists are SAQA members as well as national award winners, many have appeared on various television shows, and many have been published in local, national, and international publications.
Photo: SAQA President Kris Sazaki with Gerald Tobola at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery. Our Texas Region Trunk Show "A Texas Experience" was displayed at the Copper Shade Tree during the International Quilt Festival in November 2014 and Kris was able to visit while she was in Texas.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Finland's museum features Quilt Visions exhibit and Texas SAQA Member Heather Pregger

The Oulu Museum of Art in Finland is currently exhibiting Quilt Visions ---  the most extensive exhibition of modern American quilt art to date in Northern Europe. In Finland, modern international quilt art has been exhibited in art museums only seldom. 

The exhibition runs through through August 30 and features SAQA Texas member Heather Pregger and eight other artists.

We congratulate Heather on this outstanding opportunity!

Heather even traveled to Finland for the opening ceremony and took these photos.

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Suzan Engler named Superior Star

SAQA Texas member and former Texas Co-Rep Suzan Engler has recently been named a Superior Star by Superior Threads.

We're so proud of her accomplishments and this recognition by a major company in our industry. Congratulations Susan!

Read more (click this link) to go to the Superior blog

Meeting in La Grange Sat, July 11, Round Top July 14

Texas SAQA Members

This Saturday, July 11, fellow SAQA member Judith Content will give a talk in conjunction with her new solo exhibition at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange.

Free admission to the Texas Quilt Museum begins at 2:00 p.m. - event begins at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited, including family and friends.

Immediately after the gallery talk, Judith will offer a “dry” dye demonstration with a wide selection of arashi-shibori dyed silks and she will unveil her latest dyed creations right in front of everyone.

Hope to see you there!

Next Tuesday, July 14, all Texas members are invited to Round Top to hear Copper Shade Tree co-owner Gerald Tobola give a talk about showing your work in galleries and how to market your work.

Show your support for a gallery that has supported our fellow artists for many years.  For more information and to register, please go to