Message from Martha Sielman, SAQA's Executive Director:
SAQA'S MEET-THE-BUDGET APPEAL
We met our goal, plus a bit more! TOTAL = $19,142
THANK YOU to these additional donors for their generous support:
Patricia Bagdon, Susan Balch, Marilyn Belford, Shirley Benedick, Holly Brackman, Giny Dixon, Marilyn Fries, Atara Halpern, Iva Jensen, Dana Jones, Reiko Naganuma, Cathy Shanahan, and Cathy Smith.
The Membership Drive committee is pleased to announce the NEW Thank You Gifts program (details below).
Message from the Membership Benefits subcommittee of Long-Range Planning
The members of the Membership Benefits subcommittee would very much appreciate it if you would take the time to complete the membership benefits survey, so that a majority of our members are present and accounted for. This is your chance to tell us how you feel about member benefits and if your dues are providing the value you expect from SAQA. This is not a straight survey, but one that provides boxes for you to type in your comments about how you really feel.
We will rise to the challenge to read, review and recap the findings of the survey, and then make our report and recommendations to the Board. So, please stand up and be counted. Open the link, complete the survey and be glad that you have made a valuable contribution to our organization. Three cheers for SAQA!
Congratulations to the top recruiters for the 2nd quarter of 2011
1. Lisa Walton
2. Dwayne Wanner
3. Nysha Nelson
4. Anna Hergert
5. Paula Brown
6. Susan Balch
These top recruiters will select their Thank You Gift from the list on http://www.saqa.com/gallery-mini-detail.php?ID=2162
Portfolio 18 available online
and on your smartphone!
is now available online in an interactive, searchable format. It is also available for viewing on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. To view Portfolio 18 on one of these platforms click here.
From Sandi Hankins and Mary Tabar:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for IQF-Long Beach & Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS for SATURDAY and THURSDAY Night!
The Long Beach International Quilt Festival is just around the corner from July 26th to 29th at the Long Beach Convention Center. SAQA will be well represented with "Masters 2" and "Sense of Adventure" and the accompanying SAQA booth featuring each exhibit's catalog and popular SAQA books. Please check http://saqasocal.blogspot.com/ for open slots. Then email Sandi or Mary to let us know when you can help!
From Sandy Snowden:
There will again be a SAQA members' social gathering on
Friday, August 17 from 3:00-5:00pm in the Gallery Restaurant upstairs from the show floor. Maggie Farmer is organising the meeting.
If you are planning to attend the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK
August 16-19, please think about helping to steward the SAQA stand. The slots will be for 1.5 hours each. If you have a preferred day or time, please let Sandy Snowden know. Even if you aren't certain of your English, we can pair you with someone who is! We have many visitors who are relieved to find someone speaking a language they are more comfortable with. So, your help would really be appreciated.
PLUS, SAQA Executive Director Martha Sielman will be here giving lectures and gallery walks through the "Masters 2" exhibition.
Mark your calendars for 2013:
SAQA will be holding both a full conference: "Expanding Horizons" from April 25-28, 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
AND a symposium: "Making Connections" in Athens, Ohio on May 25-26, 2013 in conjunction with the Opening of Quilt National 2013.
This is a Quilt! Trunk Shows are available to travel - talk to your regional rep about scheduling one to come to your part of the world.
We're looking for YOUR next exhibit to feature in Art Quilt News. Please send the title of the exhibit, dates, venue address, phone, URL, 2-3 sentence description, and a jpg of your art to: ArtQuiltNews@SAQA.com
NEW on the website:
Meet your Reps: Anne Hiemstra, Rebecca Segura, and Martha Hall
Featured Artists: Gay E. Lasher and Carol Wakins
| Deadlines & Dates
|DEADLINES and DATES
|April - August 12, 2012 - Sightlines
at Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey
June - September 5, 2012 - Art Meets Science
at the Global Health Odyssey Museum at the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
June - September 16, 2012 - Beyond Comfort
and Creative Force 2010
at Gerald Ford Library Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
July 26-29, 2012 - Masters 2
and Sense of Adventure
at IQF-Long Beach
August 1, 2012 - DEADLINE for Journal Gallery section "Earth"
August 3, 2012 - SAQA Showcase opens at the International Quilt Study Center museum in Lincoln, Nebraska
August 16-19, 2012 - Masters 2 at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK
August 16-19, 2012 - I'm Not Crazy premieres at World Quilt Show -
New England X in Manchester, New Hampshire
September 27 - December 31, 2012 - Sightlines at Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania
November 1, 2012 - DEADLINE for Journal Gallery section "Wind"
November 1-4, 2012 - Seasonal Palette and A Sense of Scale at IQF-Houston
January 13 - March 10, 2013 - Beyond Comfort at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
January 15 - April 15, 2013 - Masters 2 at New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts
February 1, 2013 - DEADLINE for Journal Gallery section "Fire"
April 12-14, 2013 - Seasonal Palette and A Sense of Scale at IQF-Cincinnati
April 25 - 28, 2013 - Expanding Horizons Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 1, 2013 - DEADLINE for Journal Gallery section "Water"
May 25-26, 2013 - Making Connections Symposium in Athens, Ohio
May 28 - July 26, 2013 - Sightlines at Grant's Pass Museum of Art, Grant's Pass, Oregon
August 22 - October 15, 2013 - Sightlines at William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois
|Please welcome our new Regional Representatives:
- Déda Maldonado - Caribbean, C. & S. America and Mexico
- Karen Henry - Atlantic Canada
Major THANKS to our retiring rep: Teri Springer!
Welcome to all our new members who joined in June:
Carol Aparicio, Clare Aylward, Marie Bachman, Shirley Benedick, Carolyn Brackat, Andy Brunhammer, Judy Cohen, Christina Cunningham, Barbara Dahlberg, Rod Daniel, Anne Graham, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Linda Hoffmeister, Neera Huckvale, Mirka Knaster, Susanne Loutas, Bihlet Lydie, Claire Manning, Lynne McCulloch, Marni McMahan, Michele Meredith, Amanda Miller, Marjorie Moser, Elisabeth Munkvold, Mary Lamb, Nehring Alanna Nelson, Geraldine Rihn, Gretchen Sanders Mwaura, Mary Scharosch, Janet Schayer, Deborah Schlegel, Lorna Shepard, Val Shewell, Gerri Spilka, Gwen Surratt, Karolyn Tiefenbach, Christine Tuck, Dorothy Tuma, Sharon Vitt, Joanne Weis, Jody Beth Wigton, and LeeAnna Yater.
SAQA's Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 25-28, 2013
will be held April 25-28, 2013 at the Lodge at Santa Fe:
SAQA members should request the special conference rate of $79 per night.
Registration and program information will be posted as soon as they are available.
| SAQA's 2012 Benefit Auction
|All the 2012 Benefit Auction images are up!
Deidre Adams - "Entheos" *** Judith Content - "Mood Indigo" *** Betty Busby - "Anemones"
You can see them here:
Thank you, thank you to all 394 donors - it's going to be a fantastic Auction!!!
|SAQA's Thank You Gifts Program
THANK YOU to our generous Thank You Gifts program sponsors and donors:
* Lynne Allen
* Karey Bresenhan
* Clairan Ferrono
* Robin Schwalb
How the Thank You Gifts program works:
Who is eligible to participate in the Thank You Gifts program?
All SAQA members, excluding Board members, paid staff and consultants.
How do I participate in the Thank You Gifts program?
Refer two or more new SAQA members and have each new member list you in the "Referred by" field either on the web or on their paper application.
Where can I see the Thank You Gifts?
We have created a website page for the Thank You Gifts program.
How often can SAQA members select a membership drive Thank You Gift?
Members may select one gift per quarter when they refer two or more new members.
How does the Thank You Gifts selection process work?
The member referring the most new members in that quarter will select from that quarter's Thank You Gifts list first. The member referring the second-most new members in that quarter will pick second, and so on. In the event of a tie, the member identified as having recruited that number of new members earliest will pick first.
|Calling All SAQA Teachers and Lecturers!
|Are you conducting workshops, seminars, classes or lecturing about fiber art? Here is an opportunity to add even more value to your event.
For a limited time, you can offer your students a 10% discount on their new SAQA membership. Just register your event with SAQA's executive director, Martha Sielman, and receive your personalized membership discount code. Every new member who joins SAQA and puts your membership discount code on their application or web form, will receive a 10% reduction in their first year membership fee - and you will receive credit for recruiting another new member.
So whether you are running multi-day workshops, ½ day seminars or lecturing to a quilt guild, email Martha Sielman to register your event and receive your personalized membership discount code. By sharing SAQA with your attendees, you are helping them to open another door to new opportunities for their art and career.
|I AM SAQA Advertising Campaign
|The Membership Drive committee is pleased to announce the launch of SAQA's new membership recruitment advertising campaign: I AM SAQA.
Cheryl Ferrin is soliciting your photo and information for this series of 52 ads. SAQA will place the ads in a variety of magazines: American Craft, Fiber Art Now, GenQ, Quilting Arts, Selvedge, Surface Design Journal. etc. The ads will also be featured on a special web page on the SAQA website and placed on SAQA's Facebook and Twitter pages.
We are looking to represent a cross-section of SAQA's membership, and we are interested in profiling as many members as we can. Don't miss this opportunity to promote yourself and SAQA at the same time. We would love to have your participation.
Please complete the questionnaire and model release you received in an email from SAQA.com on June 25th and send it, along with a high resolution image of you and your artwork, to marketing@ saqa.com.
| New Virtual Exhibit on SAQA Website
Hsin-Chen Lin - "Making a Wish"
"Flowers: we like to give them, we like to receive them. For joyful events, like for a newborn child, a birthday, a marriage, but also to create a certain atmosphere of rest and peacefulness such as at a funeral. The distance between a smile and a tear is sometimes small.
"Flowers play an important role in my artwork, so the choice for the theme was obvious."
Judy B. Dales
Ellen Anne Eddy
Hsin Chen Lin
If you would like to volunteer to be a Virtual Gallery curator, please contact
|Jen Solon (Galleries@SAQA.com ) who organizes the Virtual Exhibitions.
|This is a Quilt! Trunk Shows available to travel
These three pieces are from Trunk Show C, which is in Taiwan, along with Trunk Show B, at the TIQE Festival:
Linda Cline - "Arrowhead Marsh II" *** Linda Colsh - "The Crossing" *** Gerrie Congdon - "Sunrise"
All of the pieces from all of the trunk shows are up on the SAQA website:
There are seven different trunk shows of small matted pieces. They are available to travel to your region any time through October 2013.
We hope that you will find venues where these wonderful gems can be displayed as a way to educate about our medium. Perhaps there's a library, community center, or art center in your town that has a display space. If you belong to a quilt guild, talk to the program chair about using this as a program. We can also arrange to send you our PowerPoint presentation that explains about art quilts and about SAQA. And it would be a great time to share your own artwork.
On the Trunk Show pages, you can search by Trunk Show letter (each Trunk Show has its own page) or by artist (through the index). At the bottom of each trunk show page, there is a Google calendar that shows where the trunk will be exhibited. When you click on the colored bar in the calendar, you will see details about each venue and dates.
A "Learn More" link explains what the trunk show is and a "Contact Us" link is above the calendar so that members or other interested parties can request a trunk viewing in their area. If you are interested in hosting a trunk show, please contact your regional rep.
| SAQA Exhibit News: Calls for Entries
**NOTE: SAQA exhibits are open to ALL members, unless there is a geographical restriction
NOTE: Additional information about these Calls for Entry can now be accessed directly from the Members tab:
There are no Calls for Entry currently, but the Exhibition Committee is drafting prospectuses for the following:
- Earth Stories
- Metaphors on Aging
- Text Messages
Details to follow shortly!
| SAQA Exhibit News:
Current All-SAQA Exhibitions
This is a listing of SAQA exhibition travel plans. The artists for these exhibitions have already been chosen.
|Exhibits are listed alphabetically
Exhibit Name: Art Meets Science
This exhibit explores the unexpected intersections of two seemingly different disciplines, Art and Science. The works focus upon inspiration from scientific theories or phenomena expressed in new or unexpected ways, from the harmonies of randomness to the dynamics produced by scientific imagery. A catalog, funded by donations from SAQA's members, was designed by Deidre Adams and is available through the SAQA Bookstore.
Juror: David W. Fraser, MD
Curator: Jill Jensen (email@example.com )
5. Global Health Odyssey Museum at the Center for Disease Control
June 11 - September 5, 2012
Exhibit Name: Beyond Comfort
This exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. The catalog for this exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Teri Quinn.
Juror: Marci Rae McDade, editor of Fiberarts magazine
Curator: Eileen Doughty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. Gerald R. Ford Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 19 - September 16, 2012
3. Butler Institute of American Art
January 13 - March 10, 2013
Exhibit Name: Creative Force 2010
Theme: A survey showcasing the breadth and depth of work being created by SAQA artists - The Best of SAQA.
Juror: Chunghie Lee
Travel Venues to date:
6. Gerald R. Ford Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan
July 11 - September 16, 2012
Exhibition Name: I'm Not Crazy
Premiere Locations: Mancuso Quilt Festivals (August 2012-June 2013)
Theme: Mental illness carries with it a stigma; many of us have experience with disorders, temporary or permanent, curable or not, that in the past and in some cultures even today would be labeled as crazy. That stigma can make it difficult to admit its effect on our loved ones or ourselves. Disorders as common as anxiety or depression, or less common, like schizophrenia or multiple personality disorder, can have a devastating effect on families and friends, and on ourselves. Negativity towards those who have these disorders often causes many people to keep the diagnosis hidden from friends and family.
Juror: Sue Reno
Exhibit Name: Masters 2 An invitational exhibit of one work each by 37 of the artists featured in the new book Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 2 by Martha Sielman (Lark, August 2011). The book is now available in the SAQA Bookstore - our copies were donated to SAQA by Lark, so the complete purchase price goes to support SAQA.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Lark Crafts, AURIfil Threads,
and the American Quilter's Society.Managing Curator: Marjorie DeQuincy (email@example.com)Travel Venues to date: 3. International Quilt FestivalLong Beach, CAJuly 27-29, 2012
4. Festival of QuiltsBirmingham, U.K.August 16-19, 2012
5. New England Quilt MuseumLowell, MAJanuary 15 - April 15, 2013
Exhibit Name: SAQA Showcase
A special in-depth exhibition of the work of 6 artists at the museum of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln from August 3, 2012 - February 24, 2013. Chosen artists will each exhibit several works.
Jurors: Judith Content and Carolyn Ducey
Curator: Leni Levenson Wiener
Exhibit Name: Seasonal Palette
NEW! American Quilter's Society and Cedar Canyon Textiles will be a sponsors for this exhibition. Lynne Harpst Koen has generously offered to sponsor the catalog.
Seasonal Palette is a series of 36 art quilts depicting the seasons of the year.
Jurors: Vicki Mangum and Kathleen McCabe
1. International Quilt Festival
November 1-4, 2012
2. International Quilt Festival
April 12-14, 2013
3. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 26-28, 2013
4. National Quilt Museum
September 12 - December 2, 2013
Exhibit Name: A Sense of Adventure
A Sense of Adventure asked artists to expand beyond the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch to their sense of adventure.
Juror: Dr. Jacqueline Atkins,Chief Curator and the Kate Fowler Merle-Smith Curator of Textiles for the Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Travel Venues to date:
3. Gerald R. Ford Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan
June19 - July 1, 2012
4. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 27-29, 2012
Exhibit Name: A Sense of Scale
This exhibit will compare and contrast a series of very large works with several small work installations. The works will be displayed on the outside walls of the SAQA exhibit space. This will allow the viewer to step back and contemplate the dramatic juxtaposition of the sizes of these works.
NEW! Jennifer Day has generously funded the design of a catalog for this exhibit.
Juror: Ulysses Grant Dietz, curator of Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum
Managing Curator: Anne Hiemstra firstname.lastname@example.org
1. International Quilt Festival
November 1-4, 2012
2. International Quilt Festival
April 12-14, 2013
3. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 26-28, 2013
Exhibit Name: Sightlines Exhibit Concept: Sightlines will be an installation of artworks from 14 invited artists featuring a sightline linking all the artwork in the exhibit. The creation of a full-color catalog, with a gatefold center section showing the entire installation, is made possible through the generosity of Herb Anhaltzer in memory of his wife, Mary Anhaltzer. Exhibit Curator: Virginia A. Spiegel (Virginia@VirginiaSpiegel.com)
Managing Curator: Clairan Ferrono (email@example.com)
6. Morris Museum
April 26 - August 12, 2012
Morristown, New Jersey
7. Everhart Museum
September 27 - December 31, 2012
8. Grant's Pass Museum
June - July 2013
Grants Pass, Oregon
9. William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
August 22 - October 15, 2013
Exhibit name: This is a Quilt!
SAQA's 2011-2012 Traveling Trunk Show
Theme: This is a Quilt!
|SAQA Exhibit News:
Juried Regional Exhibitions
Traveling to various venues in Canada
Contact: Pat Caffery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Europe and Israel:
"Wide Horizons III"
Run Dates: Sept 15 - 18, 2012 (plus one other venue)
Contact Britta Ankenbauer email@example.com
"Enchanted Threads, featuring A Walk in the Wild"
Managing Curator: Betty Busby firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Open Space Visitor Center Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Dates: Nov 10, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
"Oregon: State of Diversity 2"
Run Dates: 2012-2013
|If you would prefer to ONLY read the Journal online, you can indicate your preference by checking off the Online Journal Only box in your Member Profile.
Upcoming Journal Gallery Page Themes and Deadlines:
We can accept digital photos only. Images will be chosen on the basis of artistic merit as well as photo quality. To improve your chances of being selected, send only your best photos and use the same considerations you would for entering a juried show, which means sharp focus, even lighting, no extraneous hands or feet or garage doors showing in the photo, etc.
- Earth - due date August 1, 2012
- Wind - due date November 1, 2012
- Fire - due date February 1, 2013
- Water - due date May 1, 2013
All edges of the quilt must be visible; do not crop into the edges of the quilt.
Send a digital image with a resolution of no less than 1800 pixels on the longest side, in jpeg format. Label the file with your last name followed by partial title (example: smith_dreamingtrees.jpg). In the body of the e-mail, Include caption information consisting of your name, size in inches, year created, your web site URL (if applicable), and a very brief statement describing something interesting about the work, perhaps your inspiration or your process. Send your images to
|NOTE: due to the large number of submissions received, an individual response to each submission is not possible.
| Other Information
From Quilt National:
Quilt National '13, the eighteenth international juried competition for new innovative quilts, on display May 24 - September 2, 2013 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio (USA). Jurors are internationally recognized artist quiltmakers Judith Content (Palo Alto, CA) and Linda Colsh (Belgium); and Penny McMorris (Bowling Green, OH), quilt scholar, author, and co-founder of The Electric Quilt Company, which produces software for quilters.
The work must (a) possess the most basic structural characteristics of a quilt, (b) be an original design of the entrant, (c) have been completed after September, 2010 and (d) measure no more than 100" or 254 cm. in either direction. Jurors will grant over $6,000 in prizes. Entry deadline is September 14, 2012. Work selected for the exhibition will tour throughout the United States through 2015 and will be published in a full-color catalog.
Entry forms and rules are available at www.dairybarn.org/quilt
From the East Carolina University MFA Textiles program:
At the SAQA/SDA Conference in Philadelphia, we had the chance to meet a wonderful group of MFA students who came up from East Carolina University. They are looking for textile artists who would be willing to donate their time to come to East Carolina University and share their work and/or techniques with a group of textile students. Their program has a small amount of funding, so they can cover travel costs. If you would be willing to reach out to students in this way, please contact Lori Ary (email@example.com ).
From the Israeli Quilters Association:
THE MANY FACES OF JERUSALEM -- 2012 is a very special year for the Israel Quilters Association. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary, and we inviting quilters from all over the world to join us in our annual conference and workshops July 1-5, 2012. For information:
|SAQA PowerPoint Presentations
PLUS Brochures/Journals Available
Membership brochures and back issues of the Journal and our catalogs are available. If you're teaching, please let me know and I'd be happy to send you brochures to hand out to your students. I can also send back issues of the Journal, catalogs, etc. Just send an email with what you need and include your mailing address (ExecDirector@SAQA.com).
If you would like to make a presentation about art quilts to your quilt guild, library, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, or other group, please contact Cheryl Ferrin (Marketing@SAQA.com). Thanks to Jennifer Conrad, we have a wonderful PowerPoint presentation of works from Portfolio 16 available for loan.
There's now an Introduction to SAQA PowerPoint presentation on the website that you can download.
| SAQA Discussion Group
As a member of Studio Art Quilt Association, you are also invited to join an email discussion group hosted on Yahoo.com. This group is only for SAQA members, and is private to the outside world. You can join by requesting membership at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SAQA/join. Please include your full name with your request, so we can verify that you are a member. Once your request is made, the moderators will approve you ASAP.
|KEEP LETTING EVERYONE KNOW HOW WONDERFUL ART QUILTS ARE!
--Martha Sielman (MarthaSielman@SAQA.com)
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
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