Saturday, July 7, 2012


I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Isn’t it hot out there? Thankfully, for the most part, art quilting is an indoor “sport”! You know - the three second sprints we do from the sewing machine to the iron. Doesn’t that qualify as a sport?

The next SAQA meeting will be a potluck at 11:00 am on Saturday July 14th in Santa Fe at the home of Julie Filatoff. If you are planning to attend the meeting, send me an email so that I can let Julie know how many to expect. Thank you Julie for hosting the meeting. 

Bring your latest works for show and tell and be ready to tell us about your favorite website/blog, but not each other’s. Why do you like this site/blog so much? Is it your favorite site to buy all your supplies with the best prices or is it a blog or site you are trying to aspire to and why? 

I will have the list of the current 66 New Mexico SAQA members and their contacts to hand out at the meeting. We will also discuss the upcoming show at the open space. The deadline for entry is September 15th, which will be very close to the time of our next meeting in Albuquerque. I hope you are considering entering something. It promises to be a wonderful and unique show with “A Walk On the Wild Side” and hands on learning for children. 
You can always go to to down load the show information and entry form.

It’s A Quilt” SAQA’s touring trunk show has arrived in New Mexico. The pieces are beautiful and waiting for venues. We have the show thru November 8th. So far we have two venues scheduled and we are looking for more. Maybe I’ll bring some of the show for you see. Start thinking about possible venues near you. It would be nice to have these pieces seen instead of them being hidden in a box! 

All of that and much more to talk about. I'm looking forward to seeing you all on the 14th.

Happy Art Quilting,
Michelle Jackson
SAQA NM Representative

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