Sunday, June 24, 2018

May19, 2018 Meeting Notes

The next meeting will be on July 21, 2018, 10:30 am,
Hip Stitch
2320 Wisconsin Blvd NE

Life Along the Rio Grande at the First Unitarian Church in Albuquerque
Pieces from LARG will be hung on June 23 – August 4 in Albuquerque.
The Mercado will be held from 9am until 1pm on Sunday June 24
Everyone come to support the show and the participating Mercado SAQA members.

The Church will take 30% of sales of quilts. An Exhibitor Information Form must be completed. Those have been collected and the quilts have been received from Las Cruces. They will be hung at the Unitarian Church on Saturday, June 23.

There will also be a Vendor Mercado on Sunday, June 24. If you have not let Gale or Betty know that you need a table, please do so asap. Church does not take a cut of these sales. Opportunity open to SAQA members who also have quilts in the SAQA LARG show at the church.

Gale also has lots of extra postcards for the show.

Out of the Blue

We discussed the future call for entry our new show at the Capitol in 2019. All the information can be found at the SAQA web site SAQA Event Calendar calls for entry SAQA members only regional shows.


SAQA Event Calendar

Fiber Arts Fiesta 2019
The Fiesta takes place at the Albuquerque Fair grounds June 30 to July 1, 2019.
Betty Busby will be the featured Artist with a large display and Life Along the Rio Grande will be the featured exhibit. We will need volunteers to staff both the LARG exhibit and the SAQA New Mexico Booth. Keep your calendars open.
We will need volunteers to staff both the LARG exhibit and the SAQA New Mexico Booth. Keep your calendars open.

There are opportunities for show entry at:

Gale Oppenheim-Pietrzak
New Mexico Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates

Lynn Rogers
New Mexico Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Congratulations to our very own Betty Busby!

Betty is the winner of the third annual Yvonne Porcella Volunteer of the Year Awards! for Outstanding Non-Rep for her work as our Regional Exhibition Chair.

We are fortunate to have Betty working so hard for us.
Thank you Betty!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

March 17, 2018 Meeting Notes


Here are highlights from the March 17, 2018 meeting in Albuquerque.

Thank you to Anita McSorley for taking notes while I was out of town.  The thesis defense went well and we were glad we were able to attend.

Exhibition News
Las Cruces

  • April 6 is the opening in Las Cruces for LARG and Seeds for SAQA
  • Seeds for SAQA @ Farm & Ranch Museum opening from 3 – 5
  • Life Along the Rio Grande @ Branigan Art Museum from 5 – 8
  • Lunch at 12:30 at La Posta in Old Mesilla.  You should have let Vicki Conley know you were coming by now.
  • If you have a piece in LARG, your technic sample page should have been turned in.  If not, send it to Gale.
  • LARG catalogs are available through Amazon.

Unitarian Show

  •  LARG will hang at the Unitarian church in Albuquerque June 23 – August 4.
  •  SAQA members may vend at this show on June 23 (CORRECTION: VENDOR DATE IS JUNE 24).  You do not have to have a piece in LARG to be a vendor.
  • To be a vendor a form from the church must be submitted.  If you will have your LARG quilt hanging at the church, there is also an exhibitor form to fill out. You can DOWNLOAD the form here.
  • At this time there seems to be some confusion as to the percentage of sales (quilts and/or vending) the church will take.  Working on clarification.

Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta

  • Spring show, Earth, Wind and Fiber is April 7&8 at the ABQ Garden Center.
  • Discussion re:  nominations for Featured Artist, Fiber Arts Fiesta, 2019
  • Pat Gould might be able to get a traveling SAQA show for the Fiesta.
  • Gale has art quilt kits left from the Chinese exhibit at Folk Art Museum.

Capitol Rotunda Show

  • No theme, size limitations or specific date yet.
  • If you have ideas for a theme, please contact Gale or Lynn or Betty.

General Announcements
SAQA Benefit Auction

  • Make a 12” square quilt to be donated to the auction.  Details and forms can be found on the SAQA website.
  • You must register online.  Print out the form and attach it to your quilt.
  • Early Bird Deadline is April 8.  Entering on-line with images gives you a better opportunity to be included in the advertising for this auction
  • Otherwise, quilts can be turned in at the May meeting in Santa Fe.  You must have paperwork that accompanies your quilt.  Gale will collect all of these donation quilts and send them to SAQA.

Next meeting is May 19 in Santa Fe at the Vista Grande Public Library.

Lynn Rogers
SAQA NM co-rep