SAQA Auction piece due soon

The time has come again to prepare a 12 x 12 inch SAQA auction piece, which can be turned in at the next meeting (March 12)  if you would like to participate in the group mailing.  We always aim for the early bird deadline (April 1) for our group mailing, so this is the last meeting before then. Please bring $1 for shipping. The pieces will be mailed by the 18th of March.  The last deadline is June 1.

We have had a really good turnout from our region with this the last couple of years and hope to keep it up.  Last year our region’s 15 pieces raised nearly $3,000!  Let’s try to do it again this year!  I don’t know if there will be an opportunity to submit artist videos of how your work was created, but you might make one, just in case. :-) Alternately, take multiple photos from the same vantage point as your project progresses. SAQA can create videos from those.

View the full instructions for auction quilts on the SAQA auction page.

Find “Architexture” in 2016

Our regional exhibition, “Architexture” is continuing through this year. Below is the schedule for 2016:

January 1-30, 2016:
Jewish Community Center, 333 South 132nd Street, Omaha NE. 68154

February 2 – March 12, 2016:
Hastings Museum 1330 North Burlington, Hastings, NE.68901

July 1- July 31, 2016:
LeMars Art Council, 200 Central Ave S, Le Mars, IA 51031

August 15 – September 29, 2016:

Stur Museum, 3133 U.S. Highway #34, Grand Island 68801

October 1-November 30, 2016:
Nebraska History Museum 15th and P Streets, Lincoln NE. 68508

The SAQA Portfolio has also been updated with images from the “Architexture” exhibition.

 

Art Quilts featured in Omaha World Herald

This year the group, FiberWorks, made art quilts to help celebrate the National Park System’s 100th anniversary, which is in 2016.  Six members of this group belong to SAQA, Cynthia Levis, Marilyn Rembolrt, Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson, Pat Stava, Jo Drueke, and Peg Pennell.

On the FRONT PAGE of the Omaha World Herald today, November 30th, there is a really nice article with photos of all 13 quilts.  The article continues inside. We are very excited to have art quilts and SAQA members featured so prominently!  There are articles on the World Herald’s website, with additional photos.  (links below)

Omaha World Herald

http://www.omaha.com/art-quilts-are-made-for-display-not-beds/article_fdb46c5e-9704-11e5-803a-1fca2d004c65.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/nebraska-quilters-will-display-wonders-of-history-and-nature-in/article_6d6fea19-6728-59ba-ae48-e80b75c10c54.html?mode=story

FiberWorks exhibition focusing on the National Park System

This year, the group FiberWorks made art quilts to help celebrate the National Park System’s 100th anniversary, which is in 2016.  Six members of this group belong to SAQA, Cynthia Levis, Marilyn Rembolrt, Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson, Pat Stava, Jo Drueke, and Peg Pennell.

Below is the collage photo used by the Park Service to advertise the show.

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The quilts will be shown at every park featured, plus some other venues.  The show opening reception will be at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, NE in the Homestead Education Center next Sunday December 6 starting at 1:00.

Exhibit Schedule:

2015

December – Homestead National Monument of America – Nebraska

2016

January – Joshua Tree National Park – California

February – Saguaro National Park – Arizona

March – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hawaii

April – Statue of Liberty National Monument – New York

May – Wolf Trap Farm for the Performing Arts – Virginia

June – Wind Cave National Park – South Dakota

July – Mount Rushmore National Memorial – South Dakota

August – Glacier National Park, Montana

September – Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado

October – Shenandoah National Park – Virginia

November – Everglades National Park – Florida

December – Jefferson National Expansion Memorial – Missouri

2017

February – International Quilt Study Center & Museum – Lincoln, NE

May – William Howard Taft National Historic Site- Cincinnati, OH

 

Attend workshop even if not a saqa member!

Are you a fan of fiber art or surface design, and would like to attend January’s workshops (see below) but aren’t a member of SAQA? No problem! You can attend the classes for $150 each. What a great way to spend an afternoon with old friends and the new ones you’ll meet there! This is a great opportunity at a fabulous price, so if you haven’t already, check it out and sign up before all the spots are filled.

http://mkt.com/smiling-turtle-llc/saqa-surface-design

Surface Design: Layering Color with SAQA Iowa Members, Rebecca Kemble and Rebecca Loew

January 22-23-24, 2016 @ Smiling Turtle Art Spot, Omaha, NE

This workshop is being offered at an incredibly reasonable rate for SAQA members – ALL THREE DAYS for just $130.00 ($150 for  non-SAQA members)  You will need to bring rubber gloves and a face mask, a pre-taped 10”x14” screen for screen printing and a squeegee, and 2 fq of ugly fabrics.

Nebraska Region Studio Art Quilt Associates Blog

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