Thursday, April 6, 2017


Sue Szazer sent this message to let everyone know of this find:  I received this from another artist in Madrid...her shop is across from mine.  She has these huge linen and silk tablecloths that she is selling and wondered if any quilters might be interested.
 Someone might want them for backings or to make clothes, or ????

I have 14 large (banquet sized, 88 X 108ish) antique linen damask tablecloths that I'd like to sell. 4 are in excellent condition, the others show some minor wear. They are from a great grandmother's estate, circa 1880's. One I believe is silk. Assorted patterns, and they are all beautiful. I'd love to sell them as a lot. Prices, as far as I can guess, are anything from $20. to $200.each. They would be great for someone designing clothing or perhaps for quilters. I'd love to pass them on to someone who appreciates their beauty and is clever enough to transform them into something new.
Contact Caroline Jenney at if interested.  Her shop is Carolines in Gypsy Plaza in Madrid and is only open on weekends.

Thursday, March 30, 2017


The Under the Western Sun catalog is officially available for purchase
at Amazon. People can search for Under the Western Sun SAQA or just
click the link below.

Feel free to send the link to the other artists/venues so people can
buy a catalog if they wish.

Shannon Conley

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Thanks Betty for the notes on several pertinent issues from yesterday's meeting.

Many thanks to Shannon Conley for designing the Structures catalog-

Hope to see everyone at the opening reception for the show "Structures" at the Capitol, April 14 at 4pm.

Under the Western Sun, a joint Co/NM SAQA show, will travel from its initial venue at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Colorado to the Macy Cultural Center in Socorro, NM the third week of July.  We will keep you posted 

Mark Hollingsworth gave a presentation on professional photography for your work.
He's based in Albuquerque, his contact information is-

Gregory Case, Located in Pueblo, Co, is another choice-

In Santa Fe, Carolyn Wright is also experienced with art quilts-  (ask Gale for info)

An exciting new exhibition opportunity will be available to our members, thanks to Vicki Conley.

Title:Life Along the Rio Grande

Theme: The wonderful variety of living things along the vitally important Rio Grande River. Work could explore historical or cultural themes, scientific or geological topics, or social and environmental issues relating to the flora, fauna, and people living on or near this historic river.
Abstract and representational work will be accepted.

Eligibility: SAQA members in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado/Utah/Wyoming

Selection: this show will NOT be juried- the first 35 works entered will be accepted to the initial venue.
One entry only by each artist will be allowed.
A waiting list of additional pieces will be maintained to replace pieces that are sold.

Venues: To be announced when the contracts are signed, venues will include the Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces,
The Roswell Museum and Art Center, the Macy Center in Socorro, and others.

Requirementsuniform size is 48" in height and 32" in width. (yes, that means that everything needs to be that size)
This will be a traveling exhibition, quilts must be able to be rolled and packed, please no fragile embellishments.
A legible label must be stitched to the back of each work with the title, artist, and artist's contact information.
A regular 4" sleeve will also need to be stitched to the back.

Call for entry issued March, 2017
Entries accepted beginning November 10, 2017, and continuing until all 35 spots in the show are filled.
    Entry will be by simple email to Betty Busby, curator, and payment of the $35 entry fee will be made through the SAQA online store.
    Entry forms and instructions will be distributed prior to the November application date.
Exhibition dates and venues will be announced when scheduled, initial exhibition planned for spring '18.


Rod and Gale talked about opportunities for volunteering at Fiber Arts Fiesta May 19, 20 and 21 both at the SAQA booth and for the general Fiesta.  Please contact Rod Daniels if you were not at the meeting and wish to do so.  Gale talked about the little Doo Dahs SAQA members are asked to provide as gifts to those attendees who donate $5 to Susan's Legacy  ( which is being sponsored by this year's Fiesta. Contact Gale for further information.

Monday, March 13, 2017

SAQA New Mexico's Natural Healing Show at the University of Michigan

Please take a look at this short video from the University of Michigan where Natural Healing is hanging.
Thanks to Lisa Ellis for connecting us to this venue.

Click on University of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art Program for the link to this program.

Congratulations to Lorraine Hollingsworth and Schatzi Brimer for selling their pieces!

Betty Busby

Friday, March 3, 2017

Be Part of the New Mexico Fiber Crawl


You are receiving this email because you are the NM Representative of the SAQA group, and we thought that the members of this group might want to individually or together participate in the first New Mexico Fiber Crawl that will take place from Friday May 12 through Sunday May 14, 2017. The process has started and many sites have already submitted their applications.

To become a site please apply online on the event site The cost is $25. Please check the requirements section of the application to insure that you qualify. If you have questions, contact EVFAC at events@evfac.orgThe application deadline is March 15, 2017so do not delay.

Individual Fiber Artists are welcome to participate! See how:
EVFAC is interested in engaging as many Fiber Artists as possible and will offer opportunities for individuals to engage at one of the sites. Once the sites are approved they will be listed on the event website All sites are interested in offering a unique program, so if you want to demonstrate or teach, even for a few hours, you should approach them with your proposal.

In addition, along the Fiber Crawl some sites will offer more opportunities for individual Fiber Artists, and will host a kick-off party on Friday May 12, from 5-8pm. So far we have designated three hubs, and more will be considered after the application process has been completed. If you would like to sell your work, demonstrate, or teach, even for a few hours, please contact a hub or a site with your proposal.

To participate at a hub, please contact the following:
Las Tejedoras Guild at the El Museo Cultural in Santa Fe – Judy McCarthy

The Yarn Store at Nob Hill in Albuquerque – Teresa McDowell & Tandi Hufnagel

EVFAC in EspaƱola –

Gale, I am also attaching the link for the information/application process sheet that has the correct dates. We are still updating and correcting information on the website, so you will see some discrepancies. 
Do not despair, just send us an email with any questions you may have.

Greetings, Olimpia