Saturday, January 17, 2015


Many thanks to those of you who volunteered to work at the SAQA table during the AQS show. Please stop by and say Hi while attending the show this week. We will be the table having the most fun!!  I look forward to seeing you all!

Our next meeting will be a potluck at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 24th at Jennifer Day’s Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thank you, Jennifer for hosting the meeting. Directions follow. I hope to see you there. Bring your latest show and tell. We will be presenting the newest show “How Does Your Garden Grow” with examples (below and attached). Come see them in person. This should be fun!

If you need directions to Jennifer's studio, please contact me.

A Color Runs Throught It  will be at Mancuso in Savannah March 26-29, and then Mancuso in Denver April 30-May 2. It's done after that and quilts will be returned at the meeting in May.

From Betty Busby:

Thank you everyone for your entries to Cultural Red- we had a record 94 submissions! The images have been sent to Dr. Cynthia Sanchez for jurying, and you will be notified by email as soon as the results are in. Your work may be accepted for the show at the Rotunda in April '15, AND/OR the Hubbard Museum in April '16. Detailed delivery instructions will be sent for the Rotunda show with your acceptance letter.

Hope to see you all at the Cultural Red reception at the Capitol, Friday, April 17 from 4-6pm. Gale Oppenheim is in charge of the grub, email her if you'd like to participate-

Please check out our new show (below and attached), coming up in July of this year in Silver City.

It's called Seeds for SAQA, and is a showcase (not juried) for ALL of our members, no matter where you live.  It will also travel to Ruidoso next spring.

Betty Busby

How Does Your Garden Grow~Seeds by SAQA

call for entry

An exhibition of contemporary fiber art to premiere at the

Silver City Fiber Arts Fiesta, Silver City, New Mexico

July 17 & 18, 2015


The Hubbard Museum of the American West,

Ruidoso, New Mexico

April 1- September 2, 2016


January 17, 2015: Call for entries issued.

July 1, 2015: Deadline for receipt of entries. Quilts must be delivered to Michelle Jackson on or before the deadline.

July 17, 2015: Exhibition opens, Silver City Fiesta

July 18, 2015: Exhibition closes

April 1, 2016: Exhibit opens at Hubbard Museum

September 2, 2016: Exhibit closes


Imagine or recall commercial seed racks filled with colorful flower and vegetable seed packets. Design and create your own real or imagined plant from your garden; illustrating the plant, or the name or do something abstract. The Exhibition Committee will attach (Velcro) your work to an 18”x24” board, along with the title of your seed packet and your name. All “seed packs” will be uniform as they hang from the wall. See attached examples.


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 to be considered for display at the Silver City Fiber Arts Fiesta and The Hubbard Museum of the American West must be current NM SAQA members residing in any state. Only original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant (s) will be considered; no patterns, kits or copies. All artists collaborating on an artwork must be listed as entrants and sign the loan agreement.


The work will not be juried as long as it fulfills the instructions and is delivered on time. Out of state residents are responsible for shipping and insurance both ways.

Entry Requirements

• Work should relate to the theme, may be representational or abstract

• Dimensions of the quilt must be 16” x 16”

• Three dimensional aspects are permissible

• You may also have parts of the quilt extend into the text

• A maximum of two quilts per artists may be entered

• You need to title your work with the name of the seeds you are illustrating. You will NOT need to make the hanging board, PLEASE DO NOT include text in your design. See attached examples.

• There is NO sleeve. You must SEW 4 pieces of the FUZZY side of Velcro, one onto each corner of the quilt. Each Velcro piece should have the following dimensions: 1” wide x 2” long. Again, sew them on, do not use iron or stick on tape.

• All entries must have a label sewn to the back with the title of your work, artist’s name and email address.

To Enter

Email ONE full image for each quilt to Betty Busby:   Each image should be approximately 1800 pixels on the longest side. Please include your name, address, phone #, sale price and title of work. A short artist statement may be included if you like.

Also, send a check for $30.00, made out to SAQA to:

Betty Busby

14306 Oakwood Place

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123

Shipping, Insurance and Sales

Artists will be responsible for the cost of shipping work or delivering to Michelle Jackson, along with return shipping after the shows. Artists must provide insurance on artwork while in transit to Michelle Jackson.   Please deliver or ship to Michelle Jackson ON or BEFORE July 1, 2015:

Michelle Jackson @ ACCC

1540 Juan Tabo, Suite A

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112


Artwork may be for sale.

Work that is sold must remain with the shows until they close.

See you on the 24th!

Michelle Jackson

SAQA NM Representative