Thursday, February 9, 2017

Regina Benson is Coming to Santa Fe

SAQA member Regina Benson will be visiting Santa Fe for the opening of "Shifting Landscapes" and gallery talks and would love to meet up with other SAQA folks and/or see their work.

Show:  Shifting Landscapes
Duration: February 24 – March 10, 2017
  Opening Reception: February 245-7 pm
  Gallery Talks: February 25, 2pm

Form & Concept Gallery
435 S. Guadalupe Street
Santa FeNew Mexico 87501

A juried fiber art show featuring works by 39 international artists hosted by the Surface Design Association(SDA)

Regina V. Benson
14154 W. 1st Drive
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-0413
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Thursday, January 26, 2017


The entry deadline is coming up for  Fiber Arts Fiesta 2017.  There are some pretty nice cash awards sponsored by our local shops.  Make sure you get your entry finished and in by March 1!  The entry rules and forms can be found at  Put your cursor on the Fiesta tab at the top and click on Call for Entries.

Sabrina Zarco will be teaching a dynamite class for middle school age kiddos.  A class for young people is something new for Fiber Arts Fiesta, and there is concern among some of the board members that we won’t find enough kids to sign up.  Anything we can do within SAQA to help fill this class would be great.

Rod Daniels will also be teaching a class for the Modern Quilt Guild.  If you are interested look for that on the AFAF site because it may fill fast.

More information regarding SAQANM volunteer responsibilities and doodah contributions to the gift table for Susan's Legacy will be talked about at the March meeting and published here on the blog later.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Another one of our talented New Mexico SAQA members, Lynn Rogers deserves congratulations for her quilt Black Elk Speaks being awarded Honorable Mention in the Art Quilt category at the Road to California show!  
Thanks to Rod Daniels for taking the picture!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sacred Threads 2017 Hopes and Dreams Postcard Project


Hi, I am Barbara Hollinger, curator of Sacred Threads, a national quilt and fiber art exhibit. I am just finishing up my contribution to the Sacred Threads Postcard Project.
In 2015, we assembled a giant pyramid of quilts as a reminder of the powerful role that stitching plays in our lives and the lives of those we love.  It was quite a lovely display and had a lasting
impact on those who viewed it.
We are already planning the show for the summer of 2017 and have a project underway that will allow you to participate in creating a special display for our visitors. 
Let me tell you a little bit about it. We would love for you to create a mixed media postcard that illustrates your greatest Hopes and Dreams. Just think, Hopes and Dreams color our everyday perceptions, allow us to imagine how high we can fly, and visualize how bright our desires shine.
Your postcard creation can be anything meaningful to you from the secret dream that someone will leave a box of chocolate on your doorstep to a more global hope for world peace. 
The most important aspect of this Postcard Project is that the Hopes and Dreams you share are personal but secret. 
The postcards need to anonymous with no name, no signature, and no return address on the postcard itself. Feel free to include a written message on the back, but do not give your identity away.
The Hopes and Dreams you share are the important message, not who they are from.
Make one, or make several, and mail them to us to share in a special display at the exhibit here in the Washington DC area next summer.
Postcards are to be 6"w x 4"h. Deadline May 31, 2017.
Mail to:
ST Postcard Project
c/o Barbara Hollinger
10309 Dunn Meadow Road
Vienna VA 22182
Postcards contributed become the property of Sacred Threads and will not be returned.
We would love to have you join us at the exhibit and cannot wait to share your Hopes and Dreams.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


The next New Mexico SAQA Regional meeting is Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Oliver La Farge Branch Library in Santa Fe at 11:00.

1730 Llano Street
Take the St. Francis off ramp from 1-25. 

Turn Left onto Siringo Road.

Turn Right onto Llano Street.

The Library will be on your left.
 (505) 955-4862.
No food is needed or is allowed to be served, but you can bring your own drink and snack if needed.  Be sure to bring show and tell. We were moved from the Southside library due to many events happening in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  Thank you to the library staff for finding us another good location that is close with parking.

Show dates reminders:

Structures Show Deadline for entries January 7, 2017. Submit your entries ASAP.  Please don't wait until the last minute. 

Under the Western Sun Deadline for entries January 31, 2017

There are many other opportunities for show entry at

Friday, December 16, 2016


The latest issue of Fiber Arts Now (winter 2016/2017) is on the newsstands.  It includes their second annual exhibition, Excellence in Fibers 2016.  It is a juried exhibition in print.  Needless to say, the Jurors are prestigious and the pieces chosen are remarkable.  

Congratulations are extended to Betty Busby for the selection of her piece to be included in this exhibition.

Betty's comments in the publication:  "I have been revisiting my past life as a potter by recreating some classic ceramic forms in fiber.  The scale is tat of a life-size human, far larger than a classic ginger jar, to give it an immediate presence."

This year they expanded the exhibition to the New Bedford Art Museum ( from January 25-March 19, 2017.  Not all the pieces will be included at the Museum because not all of the pieces will be available for this time period.  Perhaps Betty will let us know if her piece will be included at the New Bedford Art Museum.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Vicki Conley of Ruidoso Downs chosen for Quilt National '17

Rod Daniel of Placitas featured in Sunday's Albuquerque Journal-

Natural Healing is now hanging at the University of Chicago School of Medicine to rave reviews!
Cynthia Fowler's piece was featured in their magazine (below)
I've also been contacted by a publication(secret for now) for possible inclusion.

It's in the Center of Discovery and Exploration's fourth floor gallery until December, and then will travel on to the University of Michigan.
It will then return to Chicago for exhibition in other galleries.

Thank you Lisa Ellis for finding the venues for us, and thank you artists for participating!