Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Mark your calendars! Our next pot luck meeting will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 21 at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. In preparation for “Beyond Tradition”, be ready to share with the group the most unusual item you have ever used in an art quilt. This should be great fun! Bring your latest quilting news. I hear there are winners among us! Let’s celebrate together. 
Please also read the following message from Betty about our next exhibit. Hope you are working on something! We can’t wait to see it. 
I hope to see you on the 21st!
Wishing you Happy Art Quilting!
Michelle Jackson
SAQA NM Regional Representative

Hello everyone,
We have some great exhibition news for our SAQA/NM group!
The opening reception date for Beyond Tradition has been announced in Ruidoso- April 5, 2014.The call for entry was sent to you all earlier this year, and I am going to delay re-sending it until our current challenge, A Color Runs Through It,has been finalized in October to avoid confusion.
The prospectus and entry form for Color is attached to this email, and also copied below to make it easy to fill out and email to me.
Please be considerate: if you simply mail hard copies of your entry forms to me I have to manually retype all of your information into the computer. Therefore PLEASE send the information via email to me- you may also include a copy of your entry form when you mail in your entry fee if you so desire.  All of the mailing instructions are in the call for entry.
In other news:
Forteen works from New Mexico: Unfolding have been invited to the Texas Quilt Museum for Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico from October 2 to January 31, 2013.  The Museum is in La Grange, Texas, please visit if you can!
A Walk in the Wild will be featured as a special exhibit at the Houston quilt show this year from October 30 to November 2.  This is a very special honor for our group!
A Color Runs Through It will debut at the Silver City Fiber Art Festival November 15 & 16- I hope everyone will be able to attend!
Last but certainly not least, we have been invited back to the Capitol Art Gallery by Dr. Sanchez for 2015! The theme for the exhibit is the brainchild of Cheryl FitzGerald to coincide with a major Folk Art Museum show- ours will be called Cultural Red-all about the roles that the color red has in human history and society. The call for entry will be released next spring. Time to get inspired!

A Color Runs Through It
A SAQA/NM Artist Showcase
A Color Runs Through It will be a SAQA challenge for all NM SAQA members. The works should be 18x24", vertical or horizontal orientation.  Black, white, and any shade in between can be used, plus any shades of one color.  Both abstract and representational works are welcome.
Work may be for sale, but it is not required.  Insurance value is typically 2/3 of the sales price.
The challenge will be coordinated by the New Mexico SAQA Exhibition Committee.  It will not be juried for the Silver City Venue.
The initial showing will be at the Silver City Fiber Show in Silver City, New Mexico, November 15 & 16 2013
A 2 day celebration of all things fiber
: Fiber art exhibits.
Location: Grant County Conference Center
3031 Highway 180 East, Silver City, NM
Sponsored by the Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective
NM SAQA will look into the possibility to travel the show to other venues as available.
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. 
Each quilt should be labeled in the back with the title, artist name and contact information.

October 15, 2013: Deadline for receipt of entries
October 20, 2013: Notification of acceptance will be emailed
November 10, 2013: Accepted artwork delivery deadline to pick up point- TBD
November 15-16, 2013: Exhibition dates. Your family and friends are welcome to attend.
November 16 , 2013: pick up work at the venue OR in Albuquerque or Santa Fe  after November 20.

Entry fee $10.00- checks should be made out to SAQA and mailed to Betty Busby, 14306 Oakwood Pl, Albuquerque NM 87123.  Entry is not complete until entry fees are received.
Out of state and in state SAQA members are eligible to enter, entrants are responsible for shipping costs to and from Denise Seavey.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


The New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe presents an exhibit of contemporary book art from Friday, September 6, through Friday, December 13, 2013. All of the artists are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They used a wide range of materials and techniques to create the books, including a variety of bindings (accordion, Coptic, longstitch, stab), content (calligraphy, photography, poetry), forms (pop-ups, altered books, boxed books, sculptures), and paper (handmade, commercial, decorated).
Dr. Cynthia Sanchez, Executive Director of the Capitol Art Foundation, is the curator. This is the fifth time that the New Mexico Capitol Art Foundation invited Santa Fe BAG to exhibit in the juried show.
The exhibit opens with a public reception on Friday, September 6, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm; everyone is welcome to attend. Thereafter the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendance is free for both the reception and the exhibit.
New Mexico’s State Capitol building is at the northwest corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. For more information call (505) 986-4589, or visit The Santa Fe Book Arts Group provides resources and opportunities for book artists to learn and share the skills of their craft. BAG consists of approximately 150 active members who participate in workshops, exhibits, and collaborative projects. For more information about Santa Fe BAG,

“Home Sewing” by SAQA member Julie R. Filatoff.

“Lost in Translation” by SAQA member Julie R. Filatoff.