Friday, October 21, 2016

Turtle Hand Batik - discount for Festival

SAQA members get a 10% discount at Turtle Hand Batik! Stop by booth #714 at International Quilt Festival.

Great chance to support a business owner that supports SAQA!

Plus these handcrafted fabrics are just stunning.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Next Central Texas Circle Meeting on May 14

SAQA Central Texas Circle Meeting

Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 2'ish pm

Texas Art League

509 E. Davis St. in Luling

PLEASE RSVP BY CLICKING THE "GOING" BUTTON ON OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE OR SEND A EMAIL TO KIM@QUILTING-ADVENTURES.COM so we can ensure we have enough table space and base fabric for our guerilla art project.


Enjoy our "A Texas Experience" 12x12 Trunk Show currently on display at the Art League!
Brief show and tell - bring your latest completed piece or work in progress
SAQA Conference Recap
Guerilla Art Round Robin


Brown bag lunch - there is a SMALL microwave available
Your 3 favorite mark making tools (i.e. stencils, themofax screens, stamps, paint brushes)
Your 3 favorite colors of fabric paint or fabric markers or dye sticks, etc.
Gloves and/or apron (if you care to stay paint free)
Water container for rinsing/cleaning your tools

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kim Buchmann
Texas Region Co-Representative

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Houston fabric drive and meeting on May 14

Houston SAQA Members:
You won’t want to miss our May meeting! We’ll host a fabric drive for charity and fabric swap, show & tell and a presentation on SAQA Exhibitions.

Date & Time
May 14, 2016
10:30 am

St. Philip Presbyterian, located on San Felipe near Loop 610.
4807 San Felipe St, Houston
Look for the handmade SAQA Meeting signs.

1.     Extended Show & Tell – Please bring your current project or next project. Finished or unfinished is okay. Share what you’re working on with our creative members.

2.     FABRIC DONATION COLLECTION AND FABRIC SWAP. Do you have fabric you no longer want or need? Bring it to the next SAQA meeting. We will be collecting fabric to donate to charity. Please bring your fabric in a box of some kind (plastic bags are too flimsy). We will accept all types of fabric that is usable and unsoiled. All SAQA members and guests will be invited to look through all the fabric and take what you want! A true fabric swap – you might find some treasure. What’s leftover will be donated. We hope you’ll participate.

3.     Suzan Engler will present a recap of the presentation given by the Exhibition Committee at the national convention. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the growth in SAQA’s impressive exhibition schedule.

Bring your lunch. There is a microwave provided in the room. 

Any questions, please email me directly (do not reply to this email).
See you Saturday, May 14th.
Teresa Duryea Wong

SAQA Texas Co-Rep, Houston

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

September Art Quilt Workshop in New York with Dr. Sandra Sider

Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, is holding a workshop in Stony Point, New York (about 1 hour drive north of Manhattan).

Creativity Workshop: Art Quilt Inspirations

September 25-29, 2016 (Sunday - Friday)

This workshop is based on the principles of art and design developed in Sandra Sider’s critique workshops and written about in the volumes of her Studio Quilt monograph series and illustrated in her new book 1000 Quilt Inspirations. Limited to a maximum of twelve participants, the workshop will allow Sandra to spend considerable amounts of time each day working one-on-one with quilters, evaluating their work and suggesting possible directions for developing each quilt. She will also teach the basics of monotype printing, stamp printing, and photo transfer, as well as cyanotype on fabric if we have a sunny day. The final morning will consist of critiques, with participants sharing and discussing their works in progress.

Quilters should bring materials to begin a new quilt top, their sewing supplies and tools, a sewing machine and an iron. Class is suitable for all levels of quilters, but excellent sewing skills and expertise with one's sewing machine is a must.

Tuition for the week is $500. There is also a materials fee of $40. Total cost is dependent on the lodging selected, from $450 to $775. It does include all meals.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Manipulating Fabric in March for Fun

The Houston group had a great meeting on March 12, 2016. Started off with extended show & tell. Always cool to see what this talented group of art quilters is working on!

Penny Hurst led a workshop on fabric manipulation. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon. Thank you Penny for volunteering to lead this!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New Quilts For Our Texas Region Trunk Show

Thank you to Hope Wilmarth (Spring), Katrina Wright (Abeline) and Gail Dentler (Victoria) for your new submissions to our Texas Region 12x12 Trunk Show!

A big thank you also goes out to Kelly Allen (Luling) who helped us get the trunk show into the Texas Art League in Luling. The quilts will be on display March 27 - May 31. Our Central Texas Circle meeting will be at the TAL on May 14 -- it's a great opportunity for you to see the quilts and catchup with your SAQA fiber friends.

I'll also be giving a talk about the quilts & SAQA at the Greater Houston Guild's meeting on Friday, March 18.

The Call for Entries for our trunk show is open and ongoing...there is no deadline to submit a piece to be added to the collection. Click here to download the prospectus and entry form.

Tres Amigos
by Hope Wilmarth

The End of the Day
by Katrina Wright

Afloat on the Llano River
by Gail Dentler

Kim Buchmann
Texas Region Co-Rep

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Central Texas Circle Meetings

2016 Central Texas Meetings Update


Sherri McCauley and I are going to La Grange on Friday, February 26, to see the current exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum and the Art in Fiber show at the Copper Shade Tree Gallery. If anyone is interested in joining us, here is the plan:

Meetup at Bucee's on Hwy 71 in Bastrop at 10:30 am. Anyone who wants to carpool is welcome to drop their car at Bucee's and ride with me. I can fit +2 comfortably or +3 with three in the backseat. Please be aware we are on no specific timeline. If you need to be home by a certain time, you can meet us at Bucee's and caravan in your own car so that you can leave when you need to.

We will make a quick stop at the Colorado Valley Quilt Guild's show at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange. Then over to the Quilt Museum where selections from SAQA's Wild Fabrications exhibit is on display along with the Modern Quilt Guild's first juried exhibit for a museum venue, the Magna Carta quilts, and selected prize winners from IQA's judged show at Festival last year. Then we'll zip up to the Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top to see Ginny Eckley & Sue Ennis' quilts in The Art in Fiber show. Somewhere in there we will have lunch at a place and time to be determined.

PLEASE EMAIL ME if you want to meet me at Bucee's in Bastrop so I know to expect you!


My apologies to everyone, but I had to cancel the March 12 meeting due to a conflict with my schedule and lack of volunteers to help organize the meeting.


Our May 14 meeting will be Saturday, May 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Texas Art League in Luling. The address is 509 E. Davis St.  Thank you Kelly Allen for reserving this fantastic space for us again!

We are planning an interactive program and as soon as I have firm details, I will publish them here on the Texas Region blog and on our Facebook Events page.


I'm still looking for assistance with planning our July 9, September 10 and November 12 meetings. Do you know of a place we can meet?  Would you like to host a meeting at your home? Do you know of an upcoming fiber art event or other event of interest to our membership that we can organize an outing to? Would you like to give a demo or workshop of your favorite technique? If yes, get in touch with me!

I've had several members express an interest in having another critiquing session. If you have a work(s) that you would like to get feedback on in a friendly and supportive environment, shoot me an email and I'll work on getting another session scheduled.

Kim Buchmann
Texas Region Co-Rep

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity

The SAQA Exhibition Committee is looking for a member to serve as Trunk Show Coordinator for the 2017 SAQA Trunk Show. This volunteer opportunity is for SAQA's INTERNATIONAL trunk show; not to be confused with our Texas Region Trunk Show.

Here are the details...

The Trunk Show Coordinator is responsible for answering questions about the Trunk Show, receiving the artwork to be included in the show, and preparing the work for travel. Your postal mailbox will need to be able to handle a 10"x17" envelope that the artwork will be shipped in and you would need space within your home to store the 400+ expected envelopes and the 5 trunks that will eventually hold the artwork. 

Beginning in March 2016 -  Familiarize yourself with the trunk show prospectus. Answering occasional member questions via email after the prospectus is posted on the SAQA website. Questions can also be forwarded to the Exhibition Committee if you are unsure of the reply.  Most questions arise due to members not reading the prospectus thoroughly. 

September 1 - November 30, 2016 - Envelopes containing artwork and entry forms will begin to arrive at your address.  Send an email acknowledging that the artwork has arrived - the artist's email address will be on the entry form.  

January - March 2017 -  Hold one or more "mounting parties" to photograph and attach the artwork to 9” x 12” black mounting boards, along with the corresponding label and then slip the mounted and labeled work into a plastic sleeve.  SAQA provides the mounting boards, labels, sleeves, and trunks for shipping.

Once the artwork is prepared, packed into the SAQA provided trunks and shipped, the Coordinator job is done!

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Suzan Engler, Vice Chair of the Exhibition Committee, at

If you are interested in being the 2017 Trunk Show Coordinator, please contact Suzan directly or one of the Texas Region Representatives.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

images from Houston's Jan 9th meeting

SAQA Houston members met on Jan 9 and shared an amazing collection of art quilts!

Thanks to Suzan Engler for hosting the meeting - and to Suzan and Annie Smith for coordinating a drawing demo.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Still Space Left in Workshop with Katie PM

There are still a few spaces left in this 2-day workshop with Katie Pasquini Masopust next month!

The Caprock Art Quilters SAQA Circle in West Texas
is pleased to announce they are sponsoring a workshop 

Katie Pasquini Masopust

Thursday, February 11 - Friday, February 12 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
Texas Tech Museum in the Klein Room
Day 1 - Using Value to Improve Quilts
Day 2 - Improving your Composition skills to make better Art Quilts
Cost is $180 for the two day class including the kit

Download the registration form here

The workshop will be held at the Texas Tech Museum in conjunction with an exhibit of quilts from the Texas Tech collection from January 15 - May 15.  The Caprock Art Quilters will also have a display at the Museum during this time.

Their regular SAQA Circle meeting will be on Saturday, February 13, so plan to make it a long weekend, visit their meeting and see what this awesome group of very active art quilters is up to!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Houston circle meeting - Jan 9th 2016

Dear SAQA Texas – Houston Area Members:
Mark your calendars for our next Houston meeting - Jan 9th. Everyone is invited to attend.

Date & Time
Jan. 9, 2016
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

St. Philip Presbyterian, located on San Felipe near Loop 610.
4807 San Felipe St, Houston

1.     Extended Show & Tell – Please bring your current project --- finished or unfinished is okay. Share information on how (or why) you made the piece and any tips or techniques you used, or where you got your inspiration. Everyone is invited to ask questions or offer positive feedback.
2.     Lunch --- Bring your lunch. There is a microwave provided in the room.
3.     After lunch, Suzan Engler and Annie Smith will lead a fun creativity exercise! You will make a hand-drawn mandala or zentangle.  Drawing skills are not needed!  Please bring a pencil, marker, and maybe colored pencils or crayons.  The paper will be provided.  We will explore ways to use the drawings as the inspiration for future art work.

Any questions, please email me directly (do not reply to this email).
I will be traveling and will not be able to attend this meeting.
Suzan Engler has agreed to host the meeting. Thank you Suzan for all you do for SAQA Houston!


Teresa Duryea Wong
SAQA Texas Co-Rep, Houston

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Central Texas Circle Meeting Reminder

Join us for our first meeting of 2016! 

Saturday, January 9
10 am to 2 pm

Katie Winter and Sara Sharp will be the featured presenters showing us various methods of placing letters & words into our fabric art

Dale Ricklefs has generously offered to host at her home

4 Stillmeadow
Round Rock 78664
 Phone: 512-669-1753

Be sure to specify Round Rock in your mapping tool 

as there is a Stillmeadow in NW Austin

The meeting will start at 10 am with introductions and show & tell. A light lunch of Soup and Build-Your-Own-Salad will be served, along with tea, coffee, and some form of Crystal Light. Feel free to bring other beverages. Please bring a dessert for everyone to share.


You can RSVP by:
      1. Clicking on the "GOING" button on our Facebook Event page; or
      2. Leave a message on Dale's cell phone at 512-669-1753; or 
      3. Email Dale at


The SAQA Central Texas Circle meets on the 2nd Saturday of every other month beginning in January.

Volunteers are needed to organize our next meeting on Saturday, March 12.  If you are interested in hosting the meeting or arranging for the location and/or giving a demo/program please contact Kim Buchmann at