Sunday, March 1, 2020

Call for Entry: Edges. Our Regional Exhibit. A great opportunity!!!
We encounter many edges in our lives – the edge between water and land, land and sky, day and night, fall and winter, hope and discouragement. We can equally live on the edge, negotiating a path between difficult options or exploring life to its limits.
Artists are invited to explore and present their own interpretation of the theme, “Edges”.
Juror: Anastasia Azure
June 22, 2020……Online entry opens
o Height: At least 20” but no more than 48”
o Width: At least 20 but no more than 48”
o Minimum size accepted will be 20” by 20”.
o Maximum size accepted will be 48” by 48”
o Depth: piece must not extend from the wall more than 6”.
This is YOUR REGIONAL SHOW!!
Will be displayed at
1. New England Quilt Museum; Lowell, MA Date: Exhibition opens January 12, 2021 Exhibition closes March 27, 2021
2. Highfield Hall; Falmouth MA Date: Exhibition opens April 19, 2021 Exhibition closes June 14, 2021
http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=6638
For questions about the exhibit contact Elaine Hickey at ehickey1202@gmail.com or Sue Colozzi at suecolozzi@gmail.com

Friday, February 28, 2020


“Stitched” is an exhibit of quilts by eight local fiber artists at the Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell, March 4 - 29.  Each artist has her own unique style, incorporating diverse uses of texture, line, and color.  All eight artists are members of the group, Joined By Stitch, and meet monthly.  Included in the exhibit are works by SAQA members Betsy Abbott, Agusta Agustsson, Tarja Cockell, Sue Colozzi, Janis Doucette, Anne Kimball, Madalene Murphy, and Alanna Nelson.  The Loading Dock Gallery is open Wed. - Sat. from 12 - 5:30 pm and Sun. 1 - 4 pm.  A reception is being held on Saturday, Mar. 7 from 4 - 6 pm.  For more information please go to 
http://www.theloadingdockgallery.com/

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Some great tips and inspiration from Wen Redmond!
When asked about my favorite Fusible, I suggest,
TRANS-WEB FUSIBLE WEB HTC4000. (Comes with backing paper, I use it for carrier sheets when printing photos on fabric with my inkjet printer. In fact, I wrote a book about it! Digital Fiber! Can be found in Amazon)
smaller packages can be found- i.e.- Trans-Web Fusible Web Sheet-36"x 16" | JOANN

I have a tab on my blog with more favorite products- http://fiberartgoddess.blogspot.com/p/favorite-products.html 
My favorite quote- the one that inspired me to move my art 'out' there is by Anais Nin  
‘And the day came when it became more painful to remain tightly closed in a bud than the risk it took to bloom.’

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

SAQA member, Allison Wilbur, The Advocacy Project (AP) and Quilt for Change worked together to develop an exciting new partnership between survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in Mali and quilters in the Global North. Under the initiative, known as Sister Artists, survivors have produced around 40 embroidered blocks depicting their life in Mali. Many of the quilt artists are SAQA members and live in the New England area.

The quilts will be on display at the New England Quilt Museum April 1 - April 4, 2020.

On Thursday, April 2, 12:30  The museum will have a Brown Bag Lunch talk. This takes place in the Genre Gallery.

On Saturday, April 4 - Hollis Chatelain will be speaking about her Stories of West Africa exhibit. Hollis will also be announcing the quilts she has selected for recognition. In addition three quilts were selected for Viewer’s Choice in the Washington, DC exhibit.

For photos and more information, please visit
https://www.advocacynet.org/sister-artists-2/

Monday, February 3, 2020

Next Meeting March 21, 2020

Next Meeting March 21, 2020 - Meraki Stitch Studio, 30 Cutler Street,#101B in the Cutler Mills complex,  Warren RI Speaker: Rochelle Blease - Starting your own business, growing your business. Starts at 10 AM.

Go to the end of the building and take a left drive to very back of the building.  Enter the door at the end of the building, inside the door take a left, first door on left is Allison Wilbur's studio, second door on left is Miraki Stitch Studio. There is a video on their website where there location is https://www.merakiatcutler.com/ 
"Flight of Ideas," our regional trunk show, opened February 2, 2020 at the Eastham Public Library. It will be on view through the month of February. Thanks to Judy Gaynes Sebastian, who arranged the exhibit, and Elaine Cominos Hickey, Exhibition Committee Chairperson and co-hanger!





Sunday, February 2, 2020



Discovering Surface Design with Block Printing - WORKSHOP SPACES AVAILABLE!!
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Liz Shepherd, a nationally known printmaker, will be working with Quilters' Connection on developing skills in Surface Design including carving blocks and learning the ins and outs of using those images to create unique and personal textiles.  Learning the elements of surface design will be a key focus in discovery of the many ways a printed textile can be designed.  Workshop will be held in West Newton at Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studios.
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2 spaces still available in the Friday, February 28 workshop!!  Members and Non-members welcome!
Contact betsy@betsyhabich.com to sign up.


Paper Piecing with a Modern Aesthetic - WORKSHOP SPACES AVAILABLE!
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If you follow Sarah Bond on Instagram you know how she has taken traditional patterns and turned them into beautiful modern looking quilts.  This workshop includes working with paper piecing, curved piecing, quick strip piecing as well as color and design.  Experience with paper piecing is not required.  This is two one day workshops with Sarah - New York Beauty and Coming Full Circle.  Take one or both!
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2-one day workshops.  March 20 and 21st.  Take one or both!
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Contact betsy@betsyhabich.com to sign up.

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