I am writing to remind you of the upcoming quarterly meeting to be held on Saturday, March 11 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. We will be meeting at the Millard branch of the Omaha Public Library 13214 Westwood Lane (just south of 132nd and Center). I don’t know yet which room we will be in but will check right before the meeting and let you know. They don’t have that information available until right before the meeting.
As always, read everything there is LOTS of important information here!!!
As we have done in past years, we will send our auction pieces in a regional package. This saves on postage for all of us!
Your 12″ x 12″ Benefit Auction pieces should be brought to the March 11th meeting. We send our pieces together to save on shipping, plus it is great to get to see what everyone made in real life! We all know a photo is nice, but seeing the real thing is better!
All the details for the auction are found on the website under “Artwork-Benefit Auction”. A link to the form that needs to be filled out is there and a copy of the confirmation email you receive needs to be included with your piece.
Bring $1.50 for postage along with your piece. I will prepare a box and ship them out after the meeting as we want them to be there by the Early Bird Deadline. As you see, there is an added bonus to get them to SAQA by March 25th, so I plan to send them out on the Monday morning after the meeting!
Early Bird Deadline: April 1, 2017
The Early Bird DEADLINE of April 1st will make your donation eligible to be included in the Benefit Auction promotional brochures. Those received by our shipping department by March 25th will have the opportunity to be displayed at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago (April 6-8).
As a refresher and for the new members: AUCTION QUILT REQUIREMENTS
- Donations MUST be 12” x 12”. All embellishments and/or hanging methods must be within the 12” x 12” size. Only ONE work per artist will be accepted.
- All artwork donated must be ready to hang. Quilts should have a sleeve (at least 2 inches) for hanging. Slats are optional, but appreciated by the collector.
- Artwork on stretcher bars will be accepted but may not be any larger than 12” x 12” after mounting and should be no deeper than 1 inch (2.5 cm) after mounting. Artwork on stretchers must have hooks and wire attached for hanging. Mounted work will not be considered for display at the International Quilt Festival(s) because of hanging restrictions.
- All donations must have a label on the back, with the title (or “untitled”) and artist’s name clearly written.
LINCOLN SAQA CONFERENCE-
I have been asked if anyone would like to carpool from Omaha to the conference. If you would like to do so, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to hook you up with others looking to carpool. It will be up to you to set this up, I will just be sharing the names of those interested. Also, ask to join the private Facebook group set up by SAQA to help you get in touch with other attendees about ride sharing, searching for roommates, and receive breaking news about the conference.
We plan to announce the artists works selected for the Passages exhibition the first week in March. The selected works may be brought to the March 11th meeting. Please be certain your artwork has a 4″ sleeve and a hanging slat with 1/4″ holes drilled in the ends. (see Passages Call for Entry for all details) Be sure to LABEL YOUR SLAT as well as your quilt!!!
BURKHOLDER PROJECT- This is the show that will be hanging at the Burkholder Project Gallery during the month of April
* photos of Art Quilt piece and information received by March 10, 2017, please send as jpeg to Cynthialevis@hotmail.com
Need Artist statement, price of Art Quilt piece if for sale, if not, NFS needs to stated
Chris Taylor and Cynthia Levis are coordinators of the Burkholder Project SAQA show.
Art Quilt guideline, no more than 25 inches wide, no more than 50 inches long.
Need to have a sleeve at the top and a slat for hanging or Art Quilt piece stretched on stretcher bars with wire connected from width side to with side on back for hanging. Label your items!!!!
Art Quilt pieces can be for sale, Burkholder Project commission rate is 20%.
If more than 15 Art Quilt pieces are entered, Chris Taylor and Cynthia Levis will curate the show.
Artist will be notified by March 15, 2017 if their Art Quilt piece has been accepted.
**Need to receive all accepted Art Quilt pieces by March 25, 2017!