Background artwork by Diane Rusin Doran, detail of Jamestown.

Monday, April 22, 2013

April Parlor Meeting Review

We had a wonderful meeting on Saturday. There were 21 people in attendance.

We began with our usual review of upcoming events and calls for entry, plus other SAQA business.

SAQA Calls for Entry can be found here. (You'll have to log in to the SAQA website. This info is for members only. If you have trouble logging in, feel free to contact your reps for help. Emails on the sidebar.)

SAQA has released info about the 2014 conference. It will be May 1 to 4, 2014 and the theme will be "Capitolizing on Fiber." It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alexandria

Ideas were generated for a summer regional event. Mid July - regional SAQA gathering at Artscape in Baltimore  - detailed info on exact date and exact meeting location to be sent later (for info on Artscape  Thanks to Diane Getty who volunteered to coordinate this day out in Baltimore!

What other fun stuff would you like to do?  You are welcome to coordinate a gathering - all that is needed is pick a date, time and place (could be a museum or park to meet for a sketching day, or an art exhibit) email Amalia and Diane and let us know, or post it directly to the yahoo group - send a reminder email and that is it, easy peasey, lemon squeezey!  

Susan Callahan presented an excellent program about using paint on quilts. She shared her "What If? What Else? and What Now?" process.

Linda Strowbridge presented an excellent program about various methods of critiquing for art quilts. Look for a separate blog post with an overview and resources from Linda.

We had mini trunk shows from Floris Flam, Deborah Boschert and Amalia Morusiewicz.

We concluded with lots of chatting, catching up, and lots of ooohing and aahing over art quilts.

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