Thursday, January 26, 2017


The entry deadline is coming up for  Fiber Arts Fiesta 2017.  There are some pretty nice cash awards sponsored by our local shops.  Make sure you get your entry finished and in by March 1!  The entry rules and forms can be found at  Put your cursor on the Fiesta tab at the top and click on Call for Entries.

Sabrina Zarco will be teaching a dynamite class for middle school age kiddos.  A class for young people is something new for Fiber Arts Fiesta, and there is concern among some of the board members that we won’t find enough kids to sign up.  Anything we can do within SAQA to help fill this class would be great.

Rod Daniels will also be teaching a class for the Modern Quilt Guild.  If you are interested look for that on the AFAF site because it may fill fast.

More information regarding SAQANM volunteer responsibilities and doodah contributions to the gift table for Susan's Legacy will be talked about at the March meeting and published here on the blog later.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Another one of our talented New Mexico SAQA members, Lynn Rogers deserves congratulations for her quilt Black Elk Speaks being awarded Honorable Mention in the Art Quilt category at the Road to California show!  
Thanks to Rod Daniels for taking the picture!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sacred Threads 2017 Hopes and Dreams Postcard Project


Hi, I am Barbara Hollinger, curator of Sacred Threads, a national quilt and fiber art exhibit. I am just finishing up my contribution to the Sacred Threads Postcard Project.
In 2015, we assembled a giant pyramid of quilts as a reminder of the powerful role that stitching plays in our lives and the lives of those we love.  It was quite a lovely display and had a lasting
impact on those who viewed it.
We are already planning the show for the summer of 2017 and have a project underway that will allow you to participate in creating a special display for our visitors. 
Let me tell you a little bit about it. We would love for you to create a mixed media postcard that illustrates your greatest Hopes and Dreams. Just think, Hopes and Dreams color our everyday perceptions, allow us to imagine how high we can fly, and visualize how bright our desires shine.
Your postcard creation can be anything meaningful to you from the secret dream that someone will leave a box of chocolate on your doorstep to a more global hope for world peace. 
The most important aspect of this Postcard Project is that the Hopes and Dreams you share are personal but secret. 
The postcards need to anonymous with no name, no signature, and no return address on the postcard itself. Feel free to include a written message on the back, but do not give your identity away.
The Hopes and Dreams you share are the important message, not who they are from.
Make one, or make several, and mail them to us to share in a special display at the exhibit here in the Washington DC area next summer.
Postcards are to be 6"w x 4"h. Deadline May 31, 2017.
Mail to:
ST Postcard Project
c/o Barbara Hollinger
10309 Dunn Meadow Road
Vienna VA 22182
Postcards contributed become the property of Sacred Threads and will not be returned.
We would love to have you join us at the exhibit and cannot wait to share your Hopes and Dreams.