Friday, March 30, 2012


You may have heard about Karen Combs having her quilts stolen while teaching in Texas.  Please be on the look out for anyone attempting to sell her quilts.  She has a signature style that you can check out on her website  

This was published on her website.  
On March 16th, while teaching in New Braunfels, my rental car was broken into.  My teaching suitcase was taken and I lost all my quilts, samples for the class Patchwork Illusions, as well as all my teaching gear.  I've posted details on my blog.  Please pass along to all.

Friday, March 23, 2012


The Las Chivas Coffee House is where the exhibit is located. 
This is in El Dorado off of Hwy 285. Assuming coming from Santa Fe on the highway, turn right on Avenida Vista Grande. 
1st right into the Agoura Shopping Center.
Coffee House is off of the courtyard. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Check it out!  Betty has a video presentation of her fantastic techniques and talent in the latest Quilting Arts in Stitches emag Vol. 6.  Here is the link to download it and enjoy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Michelle to teach a class on the Quilt Show!

Our own Michelle Jackson on the Quilt Show.  Check out her new class coming on March 27th!

Color 101 - A New Class Coming Soon!
Beginning Tuesday, March 27, a new teacher and classroom are coming to TQS!
You've seen her in Episode 1002: The Value of ... Value, where she demonstrated the relationship - and difference - between color and value. Now, Michelle Jackson, the 2010 Niche Award-winning fiber artist, will debut a new class: Color 101!
Each week, for the next eight weeks, a new episode will feature a video and lesson in which you can practice what you learn about color, value, pattern, texture, and so much more.
Lessons will include:
* What is Color?
* Value and Dominance
* The Temperature of Color: Is it active or passive?
* Fabulous Color Combinations
The Personality of Color
Pattern, Texture, and Scale
* The Color Shift
Adding Unique Color is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Your New Mexico Exhibition Committee is proud to announce that we will have a show next spring at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe.
Exhibition details are in the call for entry, the actual entry form will be sent later.
For those of you unable to open attachments, it is copied below.
Hope everyone will be able to participate!
New Mexico: Unfolding  
Call for Entry  
An exhibition of contemporary fiber art at the  Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  
April 12-August 16, 2013

All work must meet the definition of an Art Quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered construction.”

Applicants must be current members of SAQA with New Mexico as one of the regions on their membership.
In addition, only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant(s) will be considered; no patterns, kits, copies, or works that are the result of a class.
All artists involved collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan

Non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to TWO entries. Please make checks payable to SAQA, and mail them to:
 Betty Busby
14306 Oakwood Pl.
Albuquerque NM 87123.


Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Cynthia Sanchez, PhD., Director and Curator of the Capitol Collection, based on the digital images submitted.
Director Sanchez reserves the right to refuse work that differs from images submitted, is not in good repair or is not appropriate for the exhibition.


Please submit one full and one detail digital image of each submitted work by email to Betty Busby at
Save your images as JPEGs, 2100 pixels on the longest side.  Be sure to label your images with your last name, and the title; for example, gould-moonrise-full.
Images must be in sharp focus. The quilt should be photographed on a plain white background with no hanging devices, pins, tacks or other extraneous items visible and the quilt should be as straight as possible. Poor quality images will affect the jurors' decisions. If an entrant disregards the requirements, their quilt(s) may be disqualified. The committee reserves the right to refuse works that differ significantly from images submitted, are not in good condition, or are not appropriate for the exhibition/venue, or have not been delivered to the gallery by the time stated. 


I agree to loan my artwork to the New Mexico: Unfolding exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery from April 8, 2013- August 29, 2013.
I agree to permit images of my accepted work to be used in any publicity, in any media format, associated with the promotion of the exhibition.
Ø  Work should relate to a Southwest theme, can be representational or abstract.
Ø  Dimensions of work must be:
1.  A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 52" in width.
2.  A minimum of 24" and a maximum of 65” in height.
Ø  A maximum of TWO works per artist will be considered.

All entries must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt in the back.  There should be 1 ½" to 2" allowance on each side of the sleeve to allow hanging slats to remain hidden. 
Entries must not have been shown in the Capitol Rotunda Gallery previously.

All entries must also have a label sewn to the back with the artist's name, address, phone #, and email address.


Artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping
Work to the venue and return shipping after the show.
Artists must provide insurance on artwork while in transit and for the duration of the show.

Artwork may be for sale.  Director Sanchez will provide potential buyers’ contact information to the artist.

Work that is sold must remain with the show until it closes on August 16, 2013.

January 10, 2013: Deadline for receipt of entries
February, 2013: Notification of acceptance will be emailed
April 8, 2013: Accepted artwork delivery to the Capitol.
April 12, 2013: Exhibition opens with a reception from 4-5pm at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery: your family and friends are welcome to attend.
August 16: Exhibition closes.
August 19, 2012: pick up work at the Gallery, 10am.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


 Our next meeting will be on March 17th at 11:00 am at the home of Gale Oppenheimer-Patrick just north of Santa Fe. Thank you Gale! We will have our usual pot luck and show and tell. I hope you’ve been thinking about an artist who uses another medium that inspires you and why. Please be ready to share that to inspire all of us and help us to get to know you a little bit more. We’ll talk about upcoming exhibits and opportunities to show your work and I’ll have the results of the survey we took over the last two meetings. Bring your questions and ideas; with so many artists in one place there are sure to be answers and fun discussions. I look forward to seeing you there and for some meeting you for the first time.

Directions are in the newsletter or if you would like to come for the first time and are not a member please contact Michelle Jackson, SAQA NM Representative at