Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fantastic Fibres 2015

Fantastic Fibres is a juried exhibition and, from the 430 entries, 60 were selected for the exhibition. All 60 entries will be on display from April 11th to June 16th at the Yeiser Art Centre in Paducah. Of the 60 selected works a third were by SAQA members and two of our region's members were accepted, Alicia Merrett and Sue Hotchkis.

Sue has had two entries accepted



The works of Sue and Alicia are also featured on the poster for the exhibition. Congratulations to both of you.

Sue was also recently interviewed by Linda Seward for the latest edition of the digital magazine Through Our Hands and Verdigris was used for the front cover.

In case you are unaware of this magazine, it is produced by Laura Kemshall and Annabel Rainbow. It can be read online at no cost or purchased as a PDF for £3 You can visit the site where there is far more than the magazine to view at

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Do you read the SAQA blog?

If you do then I apologise in advance for duplicating the information. SAQA is trying to raise awareness about heart disease in women and is joining the Go Red For Women campaign by featuring members' quilts on a designated Pinterest Board. Although the campaign is American based, recent research shows that we Europeans also need to be aware.

At least two of our region's members already have quilts featured on the board.

Red Earth by Alicia Merrett

To view the quilts go to the Pinterest Board Go Red For Women

To find out more about research into women's health in Europe go to the website of the European Society of Cardiology

And if you don't read the main SAQA blog you can find it here.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Selected for Quilt National

Belated congratulations to the following members in our region whose entries were selected for Quilt National 2015. It is not possible to show any of the entries at the moment as this would disqualify the entrants but, once they are made public, we will be doing a series of posts on their entries and, hopefully impressions of the exhibition.

Successful entrants are

Inge Hueber  (Germany)
Dorte Jensen  (Denmark)
Brigitte Kopp  (Germany
Beatrice Lanter (Switzerland)
Olga Norris.  (United Kingdom)

For those of you who did not get in, the next entries will be for 2017 so you have plenty of time to begin planning your entry!

Monday, March 2, 2015

SAQA get-together in Prague

Jana Sterbovy, SAQA member and organizer of the Prague Patchwork Meeting, has again invited SAQA members for an informal get-together during the 9th Prague Patchwork Meeting, April 10 to 12, this year.
The meeting will take place on Saturday, April 11th,  at 1 p.m. in the restaurant of the hotel.

Any SAQA member who will be present in Prague is welcome to come and meet other members.

If you are plannning to attend, please send a mail to blog moderator Uta Lenk (link on the side bar of this blog).