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However, work may be withdrawn between venues if you choose.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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Meeting Recap - Sept. 16, 2017 SAQA New Mexico

In an effort to improve communication throughout our SAQA NM region, I’m planning to send a re-cap of meetings. That way if you weren’t able to attend, you will have some idea of what went on.
We also have a new Web Mistress: Schatzi Brimer so if you have info for the blog send it there. And be sure to check the blog often for upcoming deadlines, exhibit info etc.
Here are highlights from our 9-16-17 meeting:
  • We are in need of 2 people to represent SAQA at the Fiber Art Fiesta meetings. Thanks to Rod Daniel for doing this the last 2 years, but now he needs to bow out. If interested contact Gale  or Lynn
  • Kathryn Lazier in our representative to Fiber Arts Education committee. A spring show is planned for April 7 & 8, 2018 titled Earth Wind and Fiber. Look for exhibit info on the blog.
Exhibition News
  • Structural Diversity: Made in New Mexico ended its run at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe in August. 20 pieces from the show will appear at IQF in Houston as a special exhibit.
  • Natural Healing is coming back to NM the end of September after a great run, being shown at National Institutes of Health, University of Michigan and the University of Chicago.
  • Life Along the Rio Grande: The entry form and instructions for this upcoming show will be sent in a separate group email in October. Detailed information on the call for entry can be found on the SAQA website here- Hope you are all working on entries as Vicki Conley has lined up some fabulous venues for it. The opening for this show will be April 6, 2018 in Las Cruces at the Branigan Art Center. That same night, also in Las Cruces, Seeds for SAQA will have its opening reception at the Farm and Ranch Museum. Sounds like a fun weekend to be down south.
  • Under the Western Sun, a dual exhibit with SAQA Colorado/Ut/Wy, is on its way to a third venue in Utah after being on display at the Macey Center in Socorro. The beautiful catalog, by Shannon Conley, is available from Amazon here-
  • Volunteer opportunity- we are in need of someone to cut 35 31 inch slats- we will provide you with the wood. contact Betty for more info-

Lynn Rogers
SAQA NM co-representative