Thursday, June 27, 2019

SAQA Meet and Greet Dinner at the Festival of Quilts

You probably already have received info from Christine Seager about the Meet and Greet dinner. I am copying the info here as a reminder. 26/6/2019

There will be a SAQA Dinner at Festival of Quilts. We were told yesterday that we can have a room. The dinner will be on Friday 2nd, 18:30 for 19:00 start. As soon as we have agreed a room and menu with the NEC, we will publicise them. Please note that the dinner is only for  SAQA members and travelling companions who quilt or are involved in quilting in some way. We like to make sure all guests are able to network in the quilting world at the dinner. This year, Kate Findlay will be organising the dinner. Please email her if you wish to attend - Also all queries should go to Kate. All dietary requirements should go to Hazel Ryder - The dinner will be £42. Your money must be paid by the 15th of July in Sterling/GBP. It should be paid using PayPay to Christine’s account using her email - We hope to see at the dinner. Best wishes, Christine Christine Seager Textile Artist"> +44 7889 313307

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Made in Europe 3 - Accepted Quilts

Congratulations - quilts were accepted from the following makers for Made in Europe 3:

Title Name Country
In Bloom II Karin Østergaard Danmark
Criss Cross Edith Bieri-Hanselmann Switzerland
Gaelforce Joke Buursma Ireland
Chenonceau Elizabeth Byrom France
All That Remains Gillian Cooper United Kingdom
View from the Window Stephanie Crawford UK
Rosso Cinquecento Rod Daniel Italy
Crossing the Channel Fenella Davies United Kingdom
1919 Heidi Drahota Germany
The Belltower Ethelda Ellis Ireland
Coast Sandra Grusd United Kingdom
End of summer Bella Kaplan Israel
Notre Dame Heidi Koenig Switzerland
Haven Brow at Sunset Amelia Leigh UK
Mene mene tekel Hildegard Mueller Germany
Winter is Coming Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix SWITZERLAND
Rainy days Elsbeth Nusser-Lampe Germany
A Silver Sixpence From My Shoe Claire Passmore UK
Birchington Breakwaters Margaret Ramsay United  Kingdom 
Fabrications 3 Christine Seager United Kingdom
Yellow Starflowers Elinor Sigler France
A Simple Dream Erica Waaser Germany
A hot summer day in the Negev  Gisha Wogier Israel
Riches 'n Rhyme Brenda  Wroe United Kingdom

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Stewarding the SAQA Gallery at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham NEC

SAQA Europe & Middle East - Call for Exhibition Stewards at FoQ 2019! 

 Once again Sandy Snowden is volunteering to organize the stewards for the SAQA global exhibit "Dusk to Dawn" at this year’s Festival of Quilts from 1-4 August 2019 in Birmingham, UK.
 If you are planning to attend the FoQ this year, please consider donating a bit of your time there to steward the exhibit - after all, it’s YOUR exhibition and your your chance as a SAQA member to talk with the audience about SAQA, its benefits and its mission and it’s a prime opportunity to meet fellow SAQA artists not only from the UK and our region but from all over the world!

 It’s a lot of fun - and you are getting something in return, too. As in previous years, the time slots will be 1 ½ hours. AND each volunteer will receive a ticket for the whole 4 days of the show!

 Times are as follows: 10-11:30; 11:30-13:00(1:00pm); 13:00-14:30(2:30pm); 14:30-16:00(4:00pm); 16:00-17:30(5:30pm).

The list of volunteers will be submitted near to the time for the Festival of Quilts show. As in previous years, tickets will be held at the box office and can be collected there.

 To reserve your spot on the list, please email Sandy ( with your preferred time slot and date soon! I’m personally looking forward to meeting many of you in person at the FoQ!

 See you soon,

Birgit Schüller E/ME Regional Representative Studio Art Quilt Associates