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Meeting Notes -Spring 2018

Hey Friends.

Here are the notes and meeting recap from the last meeting which was held Saturday, March 11th  at the International Quilt Study Center.  We had 16 members attending with all the comings and goings of the busy day.

We discussed the 12 x 12 Auction pieces and had a mini show on the display board of all finished pieces.  We discussed that we would need to collect the emails received by each member when they entered their piece.  Cynthia Levis is collecting these emails and will print them to attach to each piece when they are submitted.  Please forward your email to her for inclusion.  There were  two or three members whose work will be submitted separately as they

are finishing.  This is perfectly acceptable and you have until June 1 to participate.  All the money raised with these pieces make our organization s

o much better and help with the grants and keeping the dues at manageable levels.  Please participate if you can and a huge thank you to each of you that have submitted this year and in previous years.

Additional note:

This piece has no name or information on the back and we need someone to claim it.

As of Monday, March 19, these people have not forwarded their

email confirmation to Cynthia.

Kimberly Creamer, Tracey Herre, Esther Brabec, Roberta Willet, Dori Settles, Wendy Maliszewski, Joanne Alberda, Rebecca Kemble, Jane Haworth

Please forward that email to her ASAP at

Passages Calendars were distributed at the meeting.  The calendar is below.  Dates are available for the new show, The Natural World which will open next April, 2019 at Lauritzen

Gardens in Omaha, NE.  If you know any gallery that might be interested in this show, please contact Rhonda Baldwin or Wendy Maliszewski  Rhonda’s email is

Wendy’s email is

Kudos to Wendy for arranging a new venue for The Natural World  at the gallery in Wayne,Nebraska,   More details to follow.

A huge thank you to Dianne Thomas, LaVonne Dunnetts and Wendy for hanging Passages

at the Lauritzen Gardens venue.  Dianne and her husband also traveled to Fremont to bring it down, pack it up and transport it back to Omaha.  Such a big job and so very much appreciated.

Debo Hysack shared her experiments with Bubblejet set and digital printing.  She sees promise in this technique as a substitute for TAP, transfer artist paper, that is no longer being produced.

Epson inks which do not require bubblejet set treatments were also discussed.

Shelly Burge reminded us that her piece sold on the first day of the Collectors Auction last month for $750.00.  Congrats on selling your piece twice, once at the original auction and again at this one.  Beautiful work.

Chris Taylor showed her new work and passed around postcards about her show that is hanging currently at the Unitarian Church in Lincoln.  Show is open 9-3 Mon-Fri and 9-1 Sun.

We discussed having a small petty cash fund to take care of incidentals and small things that come up, like mailing the quilts to the auction, printing costs, etc.  We will investigate the procedure for these type expenses.

We also discussed having Betty Busby come and do a workshop.  We will investigate!

The program was a session of “Be the Juror”  Slides were shown and each person chose pieces for a simulated show.  it was fun to see all the work and make choices for a cohesive show. Members were able to see just what a juror goes through to choose work for a show and can use this experience to think about their work that is submitted for shows.






March 1- April 9 2018

Lauritzen Garden

100 Bancroft St, Omaha NE 68108

June 2018

Meadowlark Gallery

222 Central Ave, Grant NE. 69140


July 13-August 25,2018

Stalder Gallery, Falls City Library

1400 Stone St, Fall City NE. 68355

September 12-15, 2018


Paducah KY

October 3-6, 2018


Virginia Beach VA

November 2018

Beatrice Library

100 N. 16th St, Beatrice Ne. 68310


**Important information***

Hi, hope everyone is keeping warm during the cold snaps we’ve been having!

Passages is showing the month of February at Gallery 92 West in Fremont NE. located at 92 West 6th street.  February 2nd is first Friday we will have a reception at Gallery 92 West 5:00-7:00 pm.  If you can, please come!! We would like to have as many artists there to speak about their piece.

Gallery 92 West will also have a luncheon 11:30-1:00pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month February 15. Gallery 92 West has offered to give us lunch with our visit on the 15th. Please RSVP Cynthia Levis ASAP if you plan on attending!

Some had asked about the Call for Entry for “The Natural World”.  It is on the SAQA site under Call of Entry/ Regional and on our SAQA NE. site under Pages/call of Entry.

For easy access, I’ve added the Call of Entry to this post.  Do print this out for your records.

Stay warm and hope to see you at Gallery 92 West this coming Friday February 2nd!!

Cynthia and Rhonda


Studio Art Quilt Associates Prospectus Call for Entry
January 15, 2018
The Natural World
A SAQA Nebraska Regional Showcase


The opening show will be held at Lauritzen Gardens Atrium in Omaha, NE in April
of 2019. Other venues will be added when secured.

“The Natural World” will consist of approximately 20 artworks.

The natural world encompasses everything from flora and fauna to rocks and minerals; vast celestial orbits to microscopic organisms and has been the inspiration of artists for centuries.

This showcase of art quilts will encourage members to interpret their own unique vision of, and connection to, this amazing natural world whether abstract, graphic or representational. Issues of the environment concerning conservation, sustainability, preservation and threatened habitats may also be addressed.

We intend to add an interactive component to this showcase at a public library and other locations to share our work with more tactile members of our communities. We will be asking each participating artist to provide a “touchable” piece of similar work to their showcased piece. This could be a cutoff scrap from the original construction or a similar pieces that each viewer can actually touch.

Children’s groups from the community where the exhibit is located will be invited to come to a structured docent/artist guided walk through of the showcase. Suggestions for a craft/art project or coloring page that the teacher or leader can do with the group will be provided.

Any and all works accepted into this SAQA showcase will need to be available to travel March 15, 2019 – December 31, 2020 and are required to travel to all venues with the showcase and must be available for the full run of the show (through December 2020).

In order for work to be considered for inclusion, we ask that artists engineer their pieces to be able to be rolled, folded or otherwise able to travel between venues in one box with the other works in the showcase.

Showcase Coordinators: Rhonda Baldwin and Wendy Maliszewski
Should you still need further clarification on these guidelines, contact the Coordinator at


1. Artist must be a primary or secondary SAQA Nebraska member to enter.
2. Artwork must be the artist’s original design. Photos may be used for reference but actual work must be an interpretation of the photo and respect all copyright laws and considerations.
3. Consideration is by digital images only (directions below).
4. Collaboration is permitted, provided that (a) Each person collaborating is a SAQA member with Nebraska as their primary or secondary designation; (b) The collaborative artwork is entered on the same entry form as the individual artist serving as the contact artist for that collaboration. It is entered as a separate artwork that lists the names of all collaborating artists in the space provided. It is entered only once, each collaborating artist does not also enter that same work on another form; (c) Only one fee is charged for the individual artist’s form, regardless of the number of artworks(up to 3 pieces) made by the artist, with or without collaborators, listed on that form; (d) The collaborative work is counted as one of the three artworks each artist is permitted to enter. A collaborating artist may submit two additional artworks, either as solo artists or in collaboration with another artist.
5. There are no restrictions regarding the publication of your artwork prior to submitting your entry. SAQA encourages you to blog about your work in progress.
6. Artists may submit 3 works, including any collaborative work (see #4 above). Showcase coordinators will use ArtCall for entry through the SAQA Site
7. Size Requirements: 20″- 60″ H x 20″- 36″ W (Height = vertical dimension; Width = horizontal dimension). Work must be in the portrait (vertical) orientation. Please observe the size requirements carefully; any work that does not meet the size requirements will not be accepted or hung.
8. All submitted work will be accepted, but venues have the right to restrict hanging due to size restrictions or at the discretion of the venue.
9. 3-D and freestanding works will not be considered.
10. Artwork must meet the SAQA definition of an art quilt: The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.
11. Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance to the showcase coordinator. SAQA will arrange to insure the artworks during the exhibition and while it travels, until it is returned to the artist.
12. Artwork MAY be for sale. Not all venues will offer the art work for sale. Most venues that will offer art work for sale will change a commission, the commission will not exceed 50%.
13. Work must be available to travel March 15, 2019 through December 31, 2020. Travel details to follow. It is the policy of SAQA that once work is accepted, it cannot be withdrawn for any reason until the end of the run.
14. The Artist(s) confirms, to the best of their ability, the artwork entered does not violate any copyright or trademark laws.
15. By submitting their work for review, the Artist(s) confirm they will adhere to all the above.

GUIDELINES FOR CONSIDERATION – Checklist of what you will need to provide
Artist Information: (the name you list is the name by which your work will be exhibited; spelling and capitalization will be reproduced in the same way that you enter them)
▪ Artist’s First Name
▪ Artist’s Last Name
▪ Address (street)
▪ City/Postal Code/Country
▪ Phone (include country code)
▪ Email
▪ Artist’s website

Information about each piece
▪ Digital photos, one overall and one detail for each submission. (see digital photos below) Images must be in jpeg format.
▪  Artist name
▪  Title
▪  Artist Statement specific to the work submitted (Not to exceed 120 words) SAQA reserves the right to edit statements to fit the space allotted.
▪ Size: height x width, in inches
▪ Small off-cut or “touchable” similar piece for sharing with the audience that is 4” x 6”
▪ Year created: (for information purposes; there is no restriction on the year the artwork was created) Submitted work need not be new. Work may have been shown previously but must meet all the other requirements.
▪ Materials: (200 character limit)
▪ Techniques: (200 character limit)
▪ Photo credit: (if photo is not by the artist)
▪ Is the Artwork for sale? (see Note below)
▪ If yes, Sales Price: (see Note below)
▪ If no, Artist’s Stated Value: (see Note below)
“Artist’s Stated Value” is the value of the artwork determined by the artist which represents the
(1) The US dollar amount the work would be priced, if it was for sale. Do NOT deduct any amount for commission when determining this value.
(2) The status of the Artwork (for sale or NFS) and the amount of the Sales Price or Artist’s Stated Value, as entered in the entry form, may not be changed after the entry form is submitted. The same status and value must be shown in the Artist’s Contract signed by accepted artists and must remain the same throughout the term of the exhibition.
Please follow the requirements in the Call for Entry carefully. The requirements are specific to each show depending on the size of the venue, the available shipping container, and the particulars of the chosen theme. If your submission doesn’t fit the parameters, it will not be accepted into the showcase.
After completing your entry, please add to your email approved senders list so you receive notifications regarding your entry.

Special Note: We encourage you to send the best photos you can. It is strongly recommended you have professional shots taken of your work. Photos should be in sharp focus, showing all edges of the art quilt, be well lit, with correct color and no distortions. The quilt should be the only item visible in the image other than a white, black or gray background. Furthermore, if you are selected for the exhibition, your submission photos will be used for the exhibition catalog. Therefore, your images need to be of the highest possible quality. For more information, see Submitting Photos To SAQA Publications
How to submit digital images
▪  Submit one overall DIGITAL image and one detail DIGITAL image for each entry. No photo of your additional small sample piece is required.
▪  The artist name must not be visible in the images. Any artist(s) names or watermark(s) visible in the image must be masked, covered or removed to preserve the integrity of the blind jury process.
▪  The file format should be JPEG files (no TIFF files), saved at maximum quality (minimum compression).
▪  The longest side of the “live” area of the artwork (not including the background) should be at least 2100 pixels. Larger is fine so long as the longest side of the overall image does not exceed 4200 pixels.
▪  Label your images in whatever way is useful to you in retrieving and uploading the images to the online entry form. The entry system will overwrite that label with a new filename based on the entry number as part of the “blind” jury process.
Image Checklist
▪  Image must be shot straight on. Use a tripod and make sure the camera is level and parallel to the artwork. Center the image in the viewfinder.
▪  Lighting must be even. It should not be darker or a different color temperature from one side to the other or from top to bottom. Make sure you have sufficient light to properly expose the image.
▪  Shoot on a contrasting background. For example, if your quilt edge has a lot of black, shoot on white or gray.
▪  All edges of the quilt must be visible. Do not crop into the borders or binding. We must be able to tell where your quilt edge ends and the background begins. Do not remove the background and do not add drop shadows with software.
▪  Check focus after shooting. Upload to your computer and zoom to 100% to see if the image is sharp and has sufficient detail.

You will be asked to agree with these Terms and Conditions
I agree to loan my artwork to Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. I understand the costs of insuring and shipping my artwork to the coordinators are my responsibility. I further agree to permit the images or detail images and/or all or part of my artist statement to be used in the exhibition catalog, articles, ads, promotions, books, websites, blogs, CDs, current event news coverage, television productions, and/or multi-media productions for and about the exhibit or for and about the shows at which the exhibit may be seen.
Fee: $35 USD for up to 3 entries. Members must pay their fees using a credit card (MC, Visa or Amex) or PayPal through the SAQA website: The fee must be paid before the entry deadline listed above. Reminder: for collaborative work, the entry must be made in the name of all participating artists. Please review Item #4 under Eligibility and Guidelines above

Fall SAQA Nebraska 2017 Notes

Note that dues are increasing January 1 so if you want to extend your membership at the current rates, now’s the time!

  • > NEW SAQA Regional Showcase
    • The Natural World has been approved by the Exhibition Committee. The complete call will be available early January 2018.
    • – New component of the entry will be providing an off cut or small touchable example to share with children and others. You may(not required) also provide a line drawing of your work to be used a coloring page for younger students.
    • – Rather than the regular opening, educational component/docent tours at selected venues will usher and educate viewers through the showcase. Volunteers will be needed to structure these tours.
    • – We will be offering the group the opportunity to have one of our member’s husband, Mike Dunnets, come and do photos for the showcase. More info will follow on the dates and costs involved, probably in November. Also we will revisit the entry program and have a “group” entry available for newbies to the process.


  • > Passages-Cynthia’s announcement

– Our Passages show will be part of the AQS Show in Paducah, KY and Virginia Beach, VA. Dates for Paducah —September 12-15, 2018 and Virginia Beach—Oct 3-6, 2018


  • > New trunk show next spring

– Dates are still available. Please let everyone know at your local guilds to check for an available date for Cynthia or Rhonda to come.  NO CHARGE TO THE GUILD except for mileage.


  • > SAQA How to Register program

– Please send an email to Rhonda at if you would like a copy of this slide show on how to enter using ArtCall.


  • > Dates and Times for next years meetings

– Time change: meeting times will be 10am-12pm. Extra time will be added to the end of this as needed for special events.

Please note these dates may have changed due to scheduling conflicts at IQSC. ALL MEETINGS WILL BE AT IQSC IN LINCOLN.

– MARCH 10, 2018             (2ND SATURDAY)

– JUNE 16, 2018                  (3RD SATURDAY)

– SEPTEMBER 8, 2018      (2ND SATURDAY)

– NOVEMBER 17, 2018      (3RD SATURDAY)


  • > Show and tell and Kudos

– Jo Alberda, Chris Taylor, Cindy Erickson, all had show and tell.

– Cindy Erickson had work and LaVonne Dunnets & Rhonda Baldwin had photos of work completed at the Deborah Boschert Class in Omaha earlier this month.


Our next meeting is March 10, 2018

Happy Holidays!!

SAQA Nebraska Meeting Recap


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

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

November 2017

December 2017 West Nebraska Art Center Scottsbluff Ne.


January 2018

February 2018  Gallery 92 Fremont Ne.

March-April 2018  Lauritzen Garden Omaha NE

May 2018

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018 JCC Omaha Ne.Jewish Community Center

October 2018

November 2018 Beatrice Library Beatrice Ne.

December 2018

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


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 LevisEclipse 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!


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!

What’s New and News

This summer has sure flown by fast, most schools will be starting in less than two weeks.

Where does the time go?

At our last meeting, Dianne Thomas had suggested displaying our SAQA 12 x 12 auction pieces before these are sent to SAQA in March. What a great idea!!! I checked with SAQA and this has been done before, so yay lets do it!!

Please try to have your 12 x 12 done for the September 9th meeting. Please have a sleeve and a slat for hanging. We are looking for two venues to display the 12 x12 before mailing them to SAQA in March 2018. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Cynthia Levis ( or Dianne Thomas (


Our next SAQA meeting is September 9, 2017 at The International Quilt Study Center Museum, 1523 N. 33rd St. Lincoln NE. This is our “Bring a Friend” meeting. We will be having book drawings for BOTH visitors and members who bring a visitor. This should be a lot of fun.

Start thinking of someone you would like to invite to our meeting. We will be showing one of SAQA’s one of new trunk show at the Sept. 9th meeting. Please bring “Show and Tell” to show all our visitors.


** September 16th will be the Opening Reception at LaMar’s Art Council 1:00-3:00 pm.***

We could make this a road trip. There is a nice quilt store in Sioux City, Iowa that we could stop by on our way to LeMars, Iowa. If interested in going, please contact Cynthia Levis


What’s going on:

Shelly Burge, Peg Pennell and Cynthia Levis have a exhibition called “The Eclipse” that is showing at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, NE now through October 15th.


If you have any “Kudos” or “What’s going on” please send to Cynthia Levis or Rhonda Baldwin (


See you in September!
Cynthia Levis  or Rhonda Baldwin
SAQA Nebraska Regional Representatives

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:


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 (


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.



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: 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 Pennell
Nebraska Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates



   Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. · PO Box 141 · Hebron CT, USA 06248 · 860-530-1551


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.