Saturday, August 1, 2009

August News 2009

One Foot Square Auction Quilt made by Southern California member Jill Le Croissette "Green Pear I." There are more on the right side bar. On-Line Auction begins September 10th. There are many amazing art quilts to choose from.

SAQA Booth at Festival in Long Beach; pictures are on the post below this one.
Thank you to everyone who made the SAQA booth THE place to be: Marka Harwell-Bentley, Loris Bogue, Sherryl Buchler, Peggy Calvert, Cynthia Catlin, Trish Charity, Paula Chung, Barbara Confer, Joanell Connolly, Cindy Cooksey, Anne Copeland, Maureen Cox, Karen Cunagin, Grace Errea, Carole Gentile, Vickie Valdez-Green, Cathy Gregory, Cara Gulati, Melissa Frankel, Desiree Habicht, Sandi Hankins, Carol Henke, Kristine Herman, Rebecca Janes, Leslie Jenison, Rene Jennings, Jeanette Kelly, Sara Kelly, Pam Klebaum, Sherry Kleinman, Smadar Knobler, Linda Laird, Carol Larson, Jayne Larson, Sandy Lauterbach, Mavis Leahy, Pam Lowe, Felisa Lyons, Gwen Mayer, Melanie McFarland, Teri McHale, Linda Miller, Carol Niles, Noelle Olsen, Cindy Rinne, Carolyn Ryan, Julie Schlueter, Diana Shore, Beth Smith, Del Thomas, Lynn Thompson, Sandy Wagner, Terry Waldron, Emily Wallace, Deborah Weir, Susan Willen, and Sally Wright.
Special thanks to these members who worked two or more time slots: Cynthia Catlin, Joanell Connolly, Cathy Gregory, Jeanette Kelly, Carol Larson, Felisa Lyons, Cindy Rinne, and Beth Smith.
And a huge thanks to Jamie Fingal for organizing all of the volunteers; Connie Rohman for running the booth at Festival; and Jeanette Kelly for providing the financial paperwork and instructions.
We sold books: 35 - Master: Art Quilts, 15 - Portfolio 15's, 16 - Sense of Time - 16 and 22 -Points of View DVD's. 13 memberships and one art quilt from the Masters exhibition.
Thank you to everyone who gave a lecture and shared their work in the SAQA Lecture Series. Lisa Ellis, Jake Finch, Rose Hughes, Marjorie Johnson, Salli McQuaid, Connie Rohman, Mary Vaneecke and Terry Waldron. All of the lectures and gallery walks were well-attended and enthusiastically received.

What's happening in August in Southern California?

Friday, Aug 7th; Ten Women Venice presents "Let's Play Barbies" - Guest Artist Patio Show from 6-10pm; 1237 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice 90291

Sept 1-28th, 2009; New Views at the Cabrillo Arts Center in Santa Barbara. Fibervision artists' work will be on display, with a reception open to the viewing public from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on September 9. Please visit the Fibervision website

Now to -Aug. 24, 2009, "Like Water on Rock" at The Finegood Art Gallery, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills, CA 91307

For those of you who are looking for art quilt classes to take; these are offered by SAQA Members
Grace Errea is teaching various Art-Quilt classes
Quilter's Paradise in Escondido and A Time to Sew in Laguna Hills in the 3rd and 4th quarters of this year. She is also doing a presentation and a workshop for the Surfside Quilters' Guild in So. Cal in January of 2010. Quilting in the Desert - 6-Day Seminar
in Phoenix, AZ in January 24-30, 2010; and at Empty Spools Seminar at Asilomar, Ca in March 7-12, 2010. More info is available on her website

Mary Tabar is teaching in San Diego - quilting classes at Palomar Community College and San Diego Community College; beginning to advanced

Jane LaFazio is teaching an on-line class on, and a class in San Diego at the Shepherdess More classes listed on Jane's website.

Terry Waldron is lecturing and teaching at these venues:
September 15th; South Bay Quilters Guild, Redondo Beach, CA; 7:00pm Lecture on The Art of Doing It All; All-Day Workshop on September 16th - An Artful Vase of Flowers.
September 19th; All-Day Workshop at Quilters Studio, Newbury Park, CA; The Scavenger Hunt Quilt; October 8th; Quilting in the Pines Quilt Guild, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lecture on The Art of Doing It All; 10:30 - 11:30 AM; October 8th; Workshop; Pillows. My Way 12:30 - 3:30 PM; October 9th; Workshop; The Scavenger Hunt Quilt 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM;=
February 1, 2010; Cactus Sew-Ables, Yucca Valley, CA; Lecture The Art of Doing It All at 1:00pm

Quilt National - May 23-Sept 7
Festival in Houston - Oct 15-18
PIQF in Santa Clara - Oct 16-18
SAQA/SDA Conference in San Francisco!!! - March 19-24, 2010

ArtQuilt Elements - Deadline is September 14th (formerly Art Quilts at the Sedgwick), a juried exhibition: April 11-May 15, 2010 in Wayne, PA. Jurors: Jason Pollen, Professor and Chair, Fiber Dept, Kansas City Art Institute and President of Surface Design Assn; Robin Schwalb, Artist; Deborah Warner, Professor Chair, Textile Design Dept, Moore College of Art and Design; Entry Fee $40; For more info and prospectus visit or call 1-610-688-3553

Other Calls for Entries are listed on the SAQA Website. Click here to view.

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