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January Workshop

SAQA Nebraska is excited to offer a FREE workshop in January. We are teaming up with Holly Hackwith, AM ISA, of Corporate Art Co to provide you with the opportunity to update your Bio and/or Artist Statement(s).  In addition to Holly’s experience as an art appraiser, she has experience as a juror, and understands how important these two pieces of information can be for an artist to better express their process and goal.

LOCATION: OMAHA — due to venue restrictions, space is limited. RSVP required.

DATE: January 12, 2013  11am-1pm


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:

Leni Levenson Wiener


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

21st Century Quilts Announcement

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Are you interested in owning a gallery and showroom for Art Quilts?

21st Century Quilts, A Showroom for Studio Quilts, is closing by the end of this year. If anyone is interested in taking it over, in a different location (the current one is already taken by Denim Saloon, to expand next year), please contact Shirley Neary via e-mail or on facebook —  She is selling the name, concept, sign, benches, and some of the inventory.  A viewing can be arranged at any time.

Nebraska Region Studio Art Quilt Associates Blog