Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Here’s a brief recap of our SAQA meeting last Saturday, November 18th

Life Along the Rio Grande
  •  First a big thank you to Vicki Conley for her wonderful idea and efforts to make this happen.
  • Also thanks to Vicki and Betty for securing some great venues for this show.
  • Betty has the original 35 entries for now.  But if you haven’t submitted something you can still do that.  As pieces sell they will be replaced with new work from other members.
  • The exhibition schedule for LARG:
    • Opening at the Branigan Art Center, Las Cruces on Friday, April 6, 2018.  Reception from 5 – 8.  Runs through May 6.
    • June 23 – August 4 will hang at Unitarian Church, Albuquerque.  A Mercado is associated with this opening and members may sell items.
    • October 1 - November 19 – Macey Center, NM Tech Socorro
    • December ? – January ? – Roswell Art Museum
  • There will be a catalog of this show available through Amazon.
  • The Branigan Cultural Center is planning to do an instructional program with Life Along the Rio Grande when it opens there next year.
  • We would like to request that you send in a small piece of material or quilted sample using techniques that are in your show quilt.
  • They should be small enough to fit into a regular ring binder- that is, 81/2x11"
  • This is completely optional but will go a long way in helping to educate the public about art quilts.
  • The members of the local guild, Las Colcheras, have volunteered to make the presentations to museum attendees.
  • Sample pieces can be sent in with your quilts or delivered to the next NM SAQA meeting.thank you!

Seeds for SAQA
  •  Back by popular demand!  Opening the same weekend as LARG at the Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces.  Reception held earlier in the day from 3 – 5.

Earth, Wind and Fiber
  •  The spring show of the Fiber Arts Fiesta will be April 7 & 8.  Entry is free to SAQA members.  Check the website for size restrictions.

Capitol Rotunda – 2019
  •  Betty is putting out a call for Theme ideas.  Should be fairly broad and able to be interpreted in many different ways.
Many thanks for MaryJo Stipe for volunteering to be our SAQA rep to the Fiber Arts Council for Fiber Arts Fiesta.  We could still use a 2nd person as a backup in case MaryJo is unable to attend a meeting.  Contact Lynn or Gale.

Any blog info goes to Schatzi Brimer 

Next meeting:  January 20, 2018 in Santa Fe at the Eldorado Library.

Lynn Rogers
SAQA NM co-representative

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Next Meeting - November 18 in Albuquerque

The next New Mexico SAQA Regional meeting is Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Hip Stitch Fabric Store in Albuquerque at 10:30.
Hip Stitch
2320 Wisconsin Blvd NE
Hip Stitch is located near the intersection of Wyoming and Menaul NE – near Hoffmantown.
There is parking at the store lot and also in the small strip mall across the street.

By this meeting, the deadline for entering a piece in Life Along the Rio Grande will be past and those who have pieces accepted will have been notified. If you do have a piece in this show, you can bring it to this meeting and turn it into Betty.

Also our show, Healing Quilts, has returned from a wonderful tour. Betty will have these quilts ready for pick-up on the 18thas well.

Look at the SAQA New Mexico Blog for information and contact Schatzi Brimer with updates.

There are opportunities for show entry at

Be sure to bring other show and tell items, a friend and your leftover Halloween candy too!

Lynn Rogers
SAQA NM Regional Co-representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Life Along the Rio Grande - Entry Form and Instructions

Entries will be accepted beginning at 12:01 am MST on November 10, 2017.
Entry fee payment links and shipping instructions will be sent with your acceptance note beginning November 12.
The first 35 entries to come in will be accepted, the rest will be placed on a waiting list.
Please complete the following form and email it and your images back to Betty Busby at
website (optional):
artist statement- 100 words max:
sale price :
Note: SAQA does not take a percentage of sales for regional exhibitions. However, each venue will, the commission for each ranges from 20-40%- price your work accordingly. Work must not be sold privately during the run of the show, and sale prices may not be changed.
However, work may be withdrawn between venues if you choose.
insurance value if not for sale : you must include this if your work is NFS
artist statement- 100 word maximum:
Photo image instructions-
images should be labeled with the artist's last name, followed by the title of the work.
Include one with all edges of the piece showing, and one detail image.
Images should be a minimum of 1800 pixels on the longest side.
Do NOT send images in the body of the email, they need to be sent as attachments.
Quality images are important- we plan to publish a catalog of the show, poor quality images may be excluded.
Original work only- kits and patterns not accepted.

The full prospectus of the show is on the SAQA website here-
Please note that all members of the included regions are invited to submit work, even if these regions are listed as your second region.
Betty Busby