The summer meeting was held September 9th at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, NE. This was our “bring a friend” meeting and 6 friends attended. 14 members were
present. Two museum guests wandered in and stayed for a portion of the meeting.
Discussion of the theme of our next show was held and corrections were made to the previously suggested themes. If was suggested that we include a “nature” type theme so
we might approach the Lauritzen Garden Gallery with this show. A Survey Monkey survey will be sent next week with first round of voting finished by Sept. 16, followed by a final round by the end of September. It is hoped that the call for entry can be finished by our next meeting.
It was mentioned that we will be using the SAQA website to enter and pay any fee due for this show. It is encouraged to try it with photos this time before we try it with a juried show.
Passages, the current show, has had an additional venue added. Lauritzen Gardens Gallery
will host the show March and April of 2018.
The opening reception for La Mars, Iowa is next Saturday the 16th from 1-3pm. Cynthia is attending and has room for 3 passengers. She could meet you in Fremont. Contact her if you’re interested. Cynthia Levis at email@example.com
The following is the list of show dates and locations for Passages through 2018—
April 2017 IQSM display during SAQA/Surface Design conference
September 2017 LeMars Art Council LeMars Iowa
October 2017 LeMars Art Council LeMars Iowa
December 2017 West Nebraska Art Center Scottsbluff Ne.
February 2018 Gallery 92 Fremont Ne.
March-April 2018 Lauritzen Garden Omaha NE
September 2018 JCC Omaha Ne.Jewish Community Center
November 2018 Beatrice Library Beatrice Ne.
There are still dates available as shown above. If you know of any gallery or museum that might be interested in our show, please contact Cynthia Levis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to all those entering quilts and textile art in the various categories at the Nebraska State Fair, last month in Grand Island. Our group members were well represented
in many classes and many ribbons and “Best of Show” prizes were won.
Kudos to these specific members on their accomplishments
Peg Pennell—magazine article published
Jane Haworth—Quilting Arts Magazine article
Peg Pennell, Shelly Burge, and Cynthia Levis—Eclipse Show at Homestead National Monument
Shelly Burge—work hanging in Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, TX until Oct. 1, 2017
A video highlighting the benefits and support available to our members was shown. The
video about SAQA is available on the SAQA website. Click on the “About Us” link and find the video link.
Guests were encouraged to join and the website was shown with links to join pointed out. One new member was recruited on the spot! Welcome Cindy Pape!!
The new SAQA Trunk Show was available to view and many ooo’s and ahhh’s could be heard from the viewers. Three of our region’s members were in this show, Rhonda Baldwin, Dorothy Nelson, and Cynthia Levis. Thanks Bill for getting it our to us so soon!
SHOW AND TELL
Chris Taylor shared class work from a Sheila Frampton Cooper class that was held at the IQSC in June. She also shared that her process for dye painting fabric was filmed by Kat Karins and is available on YouTube.
JoAnne Alberda shared her new work that is small and will be featured in an Artist Collective sale this fall in Iowa. Her work was small (12’ x 12”) and well thought out and planned around the price point of $50.00 for the bazaar. Landscapes were her theme. One of these pieces will be her contribution to the 2018 SAQA Benefit Auction.
Debo Hysack shared cloth that was painted in a class with Linda Colsh also at the IQSC, last June. She shared an overview of the technique and the added patterning achieved from newspaper transfer.
Debo also shared the opportunity she learned about at the Schweinfurth Art Center—Information and link below
Donations(entry) through Oct 14, 2017
Three of the donating artists will be selected by the Schweinfurth to exhibit in Gallery Julius in 2018.
Up to 4 pieces, 10” x 10” allowed per artist. Click on the link above for more information.
Our next meeting will be at the International Quilt Study Center on Saturday, November 18th from 11am-1pm. Our program will be related to “using technology in the studio” More information to follow.
The “Friends of the Museum” Bazaar is also that day, so you might want to bring some “spending money” to support the museum!