The Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild will present Quilt Fiesta Santa Fe on October 19 and 20, 2018, at the Community Convention Center on Marcy Street in Santa Fe. The biennial event will feature over 200 quilts as well as a select group of vendors selling a range of products from fabrics and sewing machines to specialty quilting supplies.

You can be part of Quilt Fiesta 2018 even if you are not a member of NNMQG. Visit to see call for entry information. Up to three pieces may be entered, two of which can be judged. For the first time, you may choose to sell your quilts. The guild will have an information booth where artist contact information will be available to prospective buyers.

Deadline for entry is September 15, 2018. With 16 categories, you’re sure to find a place to show off your quilting skill and artistry.



With the eruption of the Volcano on Mount Kilauea  in Hawaii a perfect example of fissures comes to mind.  Have you been putting together some of your own interpretations of fissures?  That is the theme for a CALL TO ARTISTS for the International Art Quilt show at the Emerald Art Center in Oregon.
Entry Deadline December 8, 2018. Open to all Art Quilters in the US and Canada. 


Out of the Blue
An exhibition of contemporary fiber art at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery 
Santa Fe, New Mexico
April 26- August 9, 2019

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. What inspires you about the color? Using the actual color isn’t necessary, your piece can be about blue, and we welcome abstract and representational works.

Selection of the work to be shown will be made by Cynthia Sẚnchez, Ph.D., Director, Capitol Art Foundation/Curator, Capitol Art 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.

April 2018: Call for entries issued.
October 1, 2018: Entries will be accepted
information on entry process will be sent by email
February 1, 2019: Deadline for receipt of entries
March 2019: Notification of acceptance will be emailed
April 22, 2019: Accepted artwork delivery to the Capitol.
April 26, 2019: Exhibition opens.
August 9, 2019: Exhibition closes.
August 12, 2019: pick up of all works at the Gallery

>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.”
> Dimensions of  wall quilts must be:
1.  A minimum of 18" and a maximum of 72" in width.
2.  A minimum of 18" and a maximum of 65” in height.
3.  A maximum of THREE  wall quilts per artist will be considered.  Framed and stretched 
works will be accepted
4. Three dimensional work may have maximum dimensions of 24” depth and width, and 48” in height.
5. A maximum of TWO sculptural pieces per artist may be submitted, for a total of FIVE possible entries.

Applicants to be considered for display at the Rotunda must be current members of SAQA residing in New Mexico
In addition, 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.
All two dimensional entries must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt in the back.  
There should be a 1" 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 title of the work, artist's name, 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 their own insurance on artwork while in transit to the venue.
All work is insured while on display, however proof of value will be required to be covered: either a registered appraisal, or an established sales record.
Insurance value is automatically set at 60% of retail sales price.
Artwork may be for sale.  Director Sanchez will provide potential buyers’ contact information to the artist.The Gallery does not take any sales commission, and all sales must be handled directly between artist and buyer.
If the work is not for sale, an insurance value must be provided with the entry. Work that is sold must remain with the show until it closes.

There will be no charge for entering the show.If accepted, the artist will be required to pay a flat fee (that means it's the same fee no matter how many pieces are accepted) of $35 through the SAQA store.These funds stay in our New Mexico region, and are used for exhibition related expenses- all work on the show is done by volunteers.
Submission instructions and image requirements will be in the entry form, which will be emailed to everyone in September.
Delivery instructions will be in the acceptance letters that will be emailed in after jury results.


Important Information about Life Along the Rio Grande

We have 4 venues so far for LARG.

  • Branigan Cultural Center 4/3-6/9; Reception April 6, 5-8pm
  • Unitarian Church 6/23 - 8/4 - Market place available on opening Sunday 24th. you can bring things to sell.
  • Macey Center 10/1 - 11/19
  • Roswell Museum 12/1, 2018 -1/26, 2019 Reception on Dec. 1, 5-7pm

We would like everyone to provide a small sample with explanation demonstrating a process you used in your piece. Such as unusual design technique, dyeing, painting, stamping, beading or any other process.  These will be put in a 3 ring binder and put on display at the shows to help educate the public on our techniques. Please get these to Betty by the March meeting. Questions? Please contact Vicki Conley


Link for calls for entry on the SAQA website  


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