Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Next Meeting is Saturday, March 17 in Albuquerque

The next New Mexico SAQA Regional meeting is Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Hip Stitch Fabric Store in Albuquerque at 10:30

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.
  • Gale will have the remaining Houston quilts to return to people. If you won’t be at the meeting, please make arrangements for someone to pick up your quilt.
  • Bring your sampler for the LARG exhibit in a clear sheet protector.  If you would still like to join the group for lunch on April 6 in Las Cruces, let Vicki Conley know ASAP.
  • You can turn in your pieces that have been accepted for Earth, Wind and Fiber at this meeting. Make sure you have a label on the back with your name, phone # and title of the piece. Put it in a clean pillow case with the same information on the outside of the pillow case.
  • We will try something new this meeting: a free table. If you have any sewing/quilting related things that you no longer want or use and would like to pass them on, bring for the free table.
  • Pat Gould still has stuff to sell and will be at the meeting with a flyer and directions to her house. She’d like people to come by after the meeting on the 17th.

Look at the SAQA New Mexico Blog ( information and contact Schatzi Brimer with updates.
There are opportunities for show entry at:
Be sure to bring other show and tell items.  And wear some green – it will be St. Patrick’s Day!

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Highlights from January 20, 2018 Meeting

*We welcomed 3 visitors to this meeting.

*As we continue to grow, please wear a nametag at the meetings.  It helps us learn each other’s names as we have more and more new faces.

*We’re also going to have a sign in sheet at each meeting in order to collect some attendance data which the reps will need for the end of the year report.  Thanks for your help!

Exhibition News
Structural Diversity is NOT going on to the Spring IQF show in Chicago.  Betty will send an e-mail to let you know when quilts have been returned and the process for getting your quilt back.

Earth, Wind and Fiber:  the Spring Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council show will be held April 7 & 8 at the Garden Center, ABQ.  Entries are now open and final deadline to enter is February 25.  Kathyrn Lazier ( is our contact person for this show.  Complete information can be found on the blog (

Las Cruces, April 6
Seeds for SAQA @ the Farm & Ranch Museum – opening from 3 – 5
Life Along the Rio Grande @ Branigan Art Museum – opening from 5 – 8
Lunch on Friday the 6th, probably around 12:30.  Please e-mail Vicki Conley ( if you are coming for lunch.  Let her know by February 9 so she has an idea of how big of a space we will need.
Asking all exhibitors to create a sample page (8 1/2 x 11) showing an example of a technique used in your art.  May include a photo, description, etc.  Put it into a clear page protector.
At March meeting turn in:  1.  LARG quilt (if you haven’t already done so) 2.  Your sample page. 
Postcards will also be distributed at the March meeting.

Unitarian Show
Pieces from LARG will be hung on June 23 – August 4
The Church will take 30% of sales of quilts.  An Exhibitor Information Form must be completed.  That will be available at March meeting and on June 23.
There will also be a Vendor Bazaar on Sunday, June 24.  Church does not take a cut of these sales.  Opportunity open to all SAQA members, not just LARG exhibitors.

General Announcements and Discussion
*Need more venues for LARG.  Possible ideas included:  Open Space in ABQ, Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos, Downtown Library in SF, Adobe Theater, UNM Hospital gallery, SITE Santa Fe.

*Need theme suggestions for Capitol Rotunda show 2019.  Contact Betty Busby.
*Discussed possible program presentations.  Interest in the You Be the Juror Program again
*Began conversation re:  possible FaceBook page for SAQA NM.  To be continued.
*Discussion of how to do a last minute cancellation of a meeting.  Lynn & Gale will continue to investigate.

Lynn Rogers
SAQA NM co-rep

Friday, January 12, 2018

Next Meeting Jan 20, 2018 in Santa Fe

The next New Mexico SAQA Regional meeting is Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Vista Grande Public Library in Santa Fe, 10:30 – 12:30.
Vista Grande Public Library
14 Avenida Torreon
Santa Fe
This library is in the Eldorado subdivision.

If your Structures piece went on to Houston last fall, she has received word that the show will not travel to Chicago for Spring IQF.  It should be returning to New Mexico by the end of January or early February.  You’ll be contacted regarding pick-up of quilts when they get to NM.

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

There are opportunities for show entry at:
We’ll be discussing plans for the openings of Life Along the Rio Grande and the Seeds for SAQA shows in Las Cruces in April. 

Be sure to bring show and tell.

Lynn Rogers
NM Regional Co-Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates