Special Interest Group: The Cutting Edge: Silhouette, Cricut, etc.

Moderated by Marion Emerson

The Cutting Edge Special Interest Group will support SAQA members who have a common interest to learn about cutting machines and the associated software. It is an opportunity for SAQA members to share resources such as apps, materials, and solutions.

Monthly Zoom meetings on the 4th Monday at 4pm ET will allow participants to support and widen their knowledge base about these new tools. 

Join The Cutting Edge Facebook Group.
The members will be asked to join, introduce themselves, share their location and which cutting machine they will use. They can post photos of their work and share what they learned. The Facebook group will have the release dates of the monthly YouTube videos. 


Questions? Contact Marion Emerson at marioneemerson@gmail.com.

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Marion Emerson, originally from Southern California, has taught academic subjects for 30 years. As a fine artist, she focused on plein air watercolor and oils.  Dyeing fiber and cloth has also been an interest. Marion originally began dyeing her own hand spun wool yarn with native plants.   She has been dyeing with unusual plants (woad) and methods (eco-dyeing) on silk, wool, and cotton.

In the SAQA Conference 2021, Oceania: Oceans Apart, Connected by Art, Marion’s quilt was juried into the traveling regional exhibit, Oceania: Distance and Diversity. Currently, Marion is a co-chair along with Carole Rossi for the Sacramento/Foothills Local Connection. The Cutting Edge SIG is grateful to Diana Guenther, who generously has created tutorial videos to start off our first three months.

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