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Monday, April 23, 2012

SAQA - Massachusetts/Rhode Island Region: Newsletters-October/November 2011 just posted!

SAQA - Massachusetts/Rhode Island Region: Newsletters-April 2012 just posted!

Upcoming Regional Meeting for Massachusetts & Rhode Island Members and their guests!


 Our next SAQA regional meeting will take place on April 28th 10:30 AM to 1:00 pm with a short break for lunch, or we will just chow our way through out packed agenda. Michele David and I will co-host.

      Location: Fabric Place Basement, the store is located at the Cloverleaf Mall, 321 Speen Street, Natick, MA, and Telephone:  508-655-2000 with ample parking in shopping plaza lot. The shop is on the lower level and there is an elevator just to the left of the stairs. Refreshments: pot luck finger foods would be nice this round. Let us know if you can bring some finger food.

    Do you have a friend or acquaintance that is starting to make the transition from traditional quilter to art quilter?  Guests are always welcome, it would be a great time for them to meet likeminded people.

Proposed agenda items:

1. Business Card Introduction exercise. Bring approx. 20 business cards or contact information on a card. Postcards with your work and contact information are also welcome.

2. Featured Artist

3. Professional Development: Bring two quilts that will be used in a Jurying Exercise. Quilts should be no wider than your arm span.

4. Stretching – taking care of your limbs & back

5. Old and New Business

6. Feedback from members who attended the SAQA/SDA Conference

7.  Update on the proposed Exhibit/Symposium

8. Update on the regional grant

9. Retreat possibilities

Here is the link to our blog:  http://saqa-ma-ri.blogspot.com/.  Teachers, Lectures, those with a business related to the arts & quilting let me know so that I can add a notation beside your name.  If you have photos or video on flicker or you tube I will point the blog to your site for 30 days. 

Please note the MA/RI Members List on the blog will be updated to reflect our active membership as of April 1, 2012.
Regards, Ms. V

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Landscapes, Sunrises, & Sunsets at John C Cambpell Folk School

Here's an opportunity to spend a week painting on fabric, we will paint skys the main focus when we start will be landscapes, sunrises, and sunsets, then as we all relax into the week we will begin to paint different times of day, weather, seasons, you get the idea!  If there are not slots you could get on the wait listing!  For those who are local and would be more comfortable toting their machines there will be time on the last day or so to put in a few machine stitches, I personally would rather paint as much as possible but we all have our comfort zones so feel free to bring that machine.  Sewing will be encouraged before or after class sessions...except the last day or sew.

Landscapes - Sunrises and Sunsets Instructor: Valarie Poitier
May 20-26, 2012


In a relaxed setting, learn how to use non-toxic, permanent textile paints on cotton fabric suitable for quilts. Spend the first few days painting in colors evoking earth and sky, and then incorporate your fabric into a wall quilt of your own pieced, appliqued, or fused design. Discover how fabric and design choices convey "mood" and "sense of place." Painting will be outdoors with moderate activity; no prior skills needed. However, students should have experience in piecing and applique.

SAQA - Massachusetts/Rhode Island Region: Newsletters-October/November 2011 just posted!

SAQA - Massachusetts/Rhode Island Region: Newsletters-May 2012 about to be posted!