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Burkholder Project gave our SAQA NE group free gallery space during International SAQA Conference in Lincoln last April.  . They are located at 719 P Street Lincoln, NE in the Hay Market area.

Burkholder Project has invited members of SAQA NE to rent space at Burkholder Project.  Burkholder Project rents wall space and or studio space.  As of July,  Burkholder Project commission will be 25% plus the rental fee.

One of our members, Shelly Burge, is interested in sharing wall space with someone(s). If interested or if you have questions, please contact Shelly Burge at: burgequilt@windstream.net

 

Jun 2017 Meeting Recap

Hope, everyone made it through this week of bad weather!

 

The upcoming dates for SAQA Passages are:

Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2017 LeMars Art Council, LeMars Iowa

Dec. 1 – 31, 2017 Scottsbluff Art Council, Scottsbluff Ne.

Feb. 1 – 28, 2018 Gallery 92 West, Fremont Ne.

Sept. 1 – 29, 2018 Jewish Community Center, Omaha Ne.

Nov. 1 – 30, 2018 Beatrice Library, Beatrice Ne.

We still have open time between April 1 – July 30, 2018.  If you hear of any possible venue openings, please send me the information (cynthialevis@hotmail.com).

 

Our next show will be a Non-Juried Show.   Here are the past show theme ideas:

Electronic Age, Light, Up Close, Imagination, Compliment &/ or Complement, Food for Thought, Food, Dreamscape, Nightmares, Shoes, Footsteps, In Step, Out of Step, Rebirth, Fine Lines. Driven To Abstraction was brought up at the meeting.

At our September meeting we will be discussing a theme for the next non-juried Regional Show. Please bring your theme suggestions to the September meeting. In the future, there is an opportunity to setup a Multi-Regional Show.  In our discussion, we decided it would be better to table the idea for 6 months.

 

Dianne Thomas made a suggestion to make our 12×12 SAQA Auction pieces earlier so we could have them on display before we send the Auction pieces to SAQA. I spoke with SAQA about the idea and they think it’s GREAT! We will try to find at least two venues to show the 12×12 SAQA Auction pieces before they are sent to SAQA in March.

**PLEASE TRY TO HAVE YOUR 2018 12×12 SAQA AUCTION PIECES MADE FOR THE SEPTEMBER 9th MEETING**

 

Our Featured Presentations at the June meeting were centered on this years SAQA Conference. Shea Wilkenson spoke on how she and Peg Pennell picked the panelists for the Artist Panel Presentation. Shea will be making up a guideline for future reference.

Rhonda Baldwin gave her presentation that she had given at the SAQA Conference. Rhonda was able to stop and answer questions through out her presentation, which made it very informative.

Gail Dickel – spoke about “Speed Dating.”  We were at one table, introduced ourselves, after 25-30 mins. everyone moved to a different table to meet more SAQA members.

Peg Pennell – spoke about the Lightning Talks, they were short talks with a slideshow.

Debo Hysack – spoke about SAQA Auction, showing the pieces she had purchased and how the auction was setup.

It was a very informational and enjoyable presentation from all the ladies!! Thank you!!!

After the meeting, we were able to view two exhibits, “Rising” in the lower level gallery and “Deeply Rooted” in the main level gallery at Great Plains Art Museum.

 

**Next Meeting September 9th, 11:00-2:00 at The International Quilt Study Museum in Lincoln NE***

Meeting Dates 2017 and IQSC Calendar

Group Photo:

As our region is being featured on the SAQA blog soon, they would like some photos of our members. We were not too successful with coming up with too many, but we do have an opportunity at the conference to meet up for a photo.

If everyone who is coming to the conference will send me a quick email to let me know they are attending, I will try to hook us up with Jayne Gaskins, the author of the article. Here are her thoughts about getting a photo at the conference.

“I was thinking that, if NE is meeting somewhere, it would be a great opportunity for a group shot – maybe in front of the Passages exhibit? It would give us a group visual and would be a nice way to say “Thanks for coming to Nebraska!” If so, please let me know when and where so I can show up with my camera.”

I would like to try to make this happen, so if you are attending the conference, or will be in Lincoln I will try to set a time to get the photo. I know we are touring the museum during the conference and perhaps we can do it then. I will let you know after I hear back from those who will be attending or in the area.

Email me directly at: isoqlts@hotmail.com to let me know. Thanks!!

 

Remaining Quarterly Meetings for 2017

We will be moving a bit west for our meetings for the rest of the year. Below find the locations for the remaining 3 quarterly meetings. We will NOT be meeting at the Millard library in November but rather at the IQSCM.

 

  • Saturday, June 10 – SAQA Meeting at Great Plains Art Museum address: 1155 Q Street Lincoln NE. The meeting room is reserved for 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. We will be able to tour SAQA Deeply Rooted at the end of the meeting

 

  • Saturday, September 9 – SAQA Meeting at International Quilt Study Center Museum Address: 1523 North 33rd Street Lincoln NE. The meeting room is reserved for 11:00 am -2:00 pm

 

  • Saturday, November 18 – SAQA Meeting at International Quilt Study Center Museum Address: 1523 North 33rd Street Lincoln NE. The meeting room is reserved for 11:00 am -2:00 pm

 

Below find the IQSCM schedule for upcoming 2017 workshops and exhibits. Also be sure to check their calendar on a regular basis to see if any new workshops are being offered.
Upcoming IQSCM Workshops

“Hearing the Quiet: Soft Focus Painted Fabrics Workshop” with Linda Colsh

Sunday, June 11, 2017

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Wool Rug Hooking with Polly Minick

Sunday, June 11, 2017

12-4 p.m.

 

“My Doll and I Get Groovy” by Sheila Green

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10 a.m.-Noon or 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

“Featherweight Frenzy” & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM

Thursday, June 22

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

“Featherweight Frenzy” & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM

Saturday, June 24

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

“When Quilts Speak” with World of Quilts Travel

Thursday, August 10-Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

Barn Quilt Painting Workshop with Suzi Parron

Sunday, August 13, 2017

12-4 p.m.

 

To register for one of these workshops call 402-472-6549.

 

Upcoming IQSCM Exhibitions

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s exhibition calendar is full of new and exciting shows that highlight traditional quilts from our collection and others as well as those made by contemporary quilters and artists.

Additional programming is in the works, but here is an overview of some of the shows you can expect to see in the coming months:

 

Sacred Scraps: Quilt and Patchwork Traditions of Central Asia

May 12-October 15, 2017

 

Off the Grid: The Bill Volckening Collection

May 26 – August 27, 2017

 

Regarding Nebraska by Elizabeth Ingraham

June 2-September 17, 2017

 

Quilts by Edyta Sitar

July 11-October 8, 2017

 

Block by Block

August 4 – December 2, 2017

 

Small Talk by the Art Quilt Group

August 31 – December 2, 2017

 

Art Quilts by Erica Waaser

September 22 – December 5, 2017

 

Leather Quilts by Cathy Wiggins

October 10, 2017 – January 6, 2018

 

Expanding the Collection: New Acquisitions

October 27, 2017 – January 6, 2018

 

 

Lots of information, but lots to see and do for you!!

Hope to see some of you at the conference!!

 

Peg

Peg Pennell
Nebraska Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates
www.saqa.com
isoqlts@hotmail.com
402-212-8569
pegpennell.com

 

 

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New Regional Co-Rep: Shea Wilkinson

IMG_2826-2Shea Wilkinson, a Nebraska native, has sewn clothes, costumes, quilts, and dolls since childhood. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in International Studies and German Language. Afterward, she taught English in Mexico, during which time she became  passionate about creating art. She returned to the United States and immediately pursued a new career as an artist.

She has exhibited widely, and has won numerous awards for her intricate, thread-based work. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and two cats.

Quilt Artist: Shelly Burge

Shelly’s quilt, OMBRE was pictured on the back cover of the NQA magazine, Quilting Quarterly.  This was the winter 2013 issue.

Also, her quilt design was selected for the Nebraska Governor’s mansion.  She made the quilt along with the help of friends, it was quilted by Merikay Berg from Lexington, NE.  The quilt will hang on permanent display at the mansion.

SAQA Nebraska’s REALLY BIG NEWS!

The news is so big, we just can’t keep it a secret anymore!
1.  SAQA Nebraska Members have the opportunity to exhibit at the International Quilt Studies Center and Museum in Lincoln Feb 1-3, 2013
2.  SAQA Nebraska is holding its first-ever Juried Exhibition, debuting in Fremont, and closing in Denver, Co!  Click here for the call for entry!

3.  SAQA Nebraska is excited to host Carol Ann Waugh, for its first Professional Workshop, June 8, 2013.  Register Today!

Entering Juried Shows

For many SAQA members, entering shows is no mystery. But for those of you
starting down the road of entering your work into juried shows, I am doing a
series of posts on the process. Part of it is just my experience, but for
the last year I have been on the exhibition committee for SAQA and am
learning a lot more from the inside. If you are new to entering juried
shows and have questions, maybe you will find the answers on my blog:
http://www.leniwiener.com/2012/10/entering-juried-shows-2/

Leni Levenson Wiener

http://www.leniwiener.com

Member News!

Margie Trembley, Omaha, recently gave two lectures on Japanese Surface Design Techniques. One was for the Heritage Needlearts Guild in Nebraska City and the other was in Conway, Arkansas for the Regional Saqa meeting.

She will be showing indigo pieces and sharing info on Indigo at the Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Ne during their fundraiser on Sept 28, 2012.

Lauritzen Gardens Annual Quilt Show

Lauritzen Garden Guild is hosting their Annual Quilt Show this November 9-11.  We are looking for individuals who would like to display, or sell their quilts for fiber art work at the Quilt Show.

Also, we are presenting 9 “Quilts of Valor” on Sunday, November 11, Veteran’s Day.  It is a very touching ceremony.  The Guild would like to invite you and your family to come and pay tribute to our veterans that day.  It would be a great afternoon to bring a veteran you may know, or your children/grandchildren.

Thank you for your time, and consideration,

Connie Kinnear
President Lauritzen Gardens Guild 2012
You can download forms for submission here:

Quilts in the Garden 2012 Quilt Entry Form

Quilts in the Garden 2012 Entry Instructions

Quilts in the Garden 2012 Consignment form