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

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Here’s a brief recap of our SAQA meeting last Saturday, November 18th

Life Along the Rio Grande
  •  First a big thank you to Vicki Conley for her wonderful idea and efforts to make this happen.
  • Also thanks to Vicki and Betty for securing some great venues for this show.
  • Betty has the original 35 entries for now.  But if you haven’t submitted something you can still do that.  As pieces sell they will be replaced with new work from other members.
  • The exhibition schedule for LARG:
    • Opening at the Branigan Art Center, Las Cruces on Friday, April 6, 2018.  Reception from 5 – 8.  Runs through May 6.
    • June 23 – August 4 will hang at Unitarian Church, Albuquerque.  A Mercado is associated with this opening and members may sell items.
    • October 1 - November 19 – Macey Center, NM Tech Socorro
    • December ? – January ? – Roswell Art Museum
  • There will be a catalog of this show available through Amazon.
  • The Branigan Cultural Center is planning to do an instructional program with Life Along the Rio Grande when it opens there next year.
  • We would like to request that you send in a small piece of material or quilted sample using techniques that are in your show quilt.
  • They should be small enough to fit into a regular ring binder- that is, 81/2x11"
  • This is completely optional but will go a long way in helping to educate the public about art quilts.
  • The members of the local guild, Las Colcheras, have volunteered to make the presentations to museum attendees.
  • Sample pieces can be sent in with your quilts or delivered to the next NM SAQA meeting.thank you!

Seeds for SAQA
  •  Back by popular demand!  Opening the same weekend as LARG at the Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces.  Reception held earlier in the day from 3 – 5.

Earth, Wind and Fiber
  •  The spring show of the Fiber Arts Fiesta will be April 7 & 8.  Entry is free to SAQA members.  Check the website for size restrictions.

Capitol Rotunda – 2019
  •  Betty is putting out a call for Theme ideas.  Should be fairly broad and able to be interpreted in many different ways.
Many thanks for MaryJo Stipe for volunteering to be our SAQA rep to the Fiber Arts Council for Fiber Arts Fiesta.  We could still use a 2nd person as a backup in case MaryJo is unable to attend a meeting.  Contact Lynn or Gale.

Any blog info goes to Schatzi Brimer 

Next meeting:  January 20, 2018 in Santa Fe at the Eldorado Library.

Lynn Rogers
SAQA NM co-representative

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