Friday, April 24, 2015

SAQA get-together at Karlsruhe (Germany), May 16

After the first lively and interesting SAQA Europe/Middle East this year in Prague almost two weeks ago


we are already planning the next possibility. Because getting to know other members of SAQA 'for real' is a special experience, and helps to build our identity as a region within the organization, we would like to call for another informal meeting of any and all SAQA members who are attending the Nadelwelt in Karlsruhe (Germany) in May.
The meeting will take place on Saturday, May 16, at 19.30 o’clock (that is 7:30 p.m. for Americans) in the “Altes Brauhaus” close to Kongresszentrum and downtown of Karlsruhe. You can find more information on the location and how to get there here: http://www.alterbrauhof.de/
Should you be planning to join us, please send a mail to co-rep Uta so she knows whether to make a reservation, or for how many people. 
Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Look out for further announcements about Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and European Patchwork Meeting in Ste. Marie-aux-Mines here on the blog, and in the newsletters!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fantastic Fibers 2015 (2)

Alicia Merrett was the second person in our region to be selected for the Fantastic Fibres Exhibition. She has kindly sent in images of the piece that was selected and information about the piece.

'BLUE HARBOUR - 128 cm by 103 cm - 2014

This piece was made for the sheer pleasure of working with a large number of colours surrounding an large area of blue. Technically complex but very enjoyable to make.  The little boat shapes complete the aerial view of a harbour with a marina and beaches, colourful houses, green fields and earth-coloured hills. An imaginary map, but based on my research of harbour and marina maps.




Full Image


Detail

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Call for Active Donation: the 2015 SAQA Benefit Auction, and ...

As SAQA members have read in the regular e-mail notifications from the board, SAQA's benefit auctin for 2015 is already on its way. If you haven't registered for your contribution, it's not too late, although you won't make the 'early bird cut' anymore. SAQA is looking forward to your donations. Some modalities haven been changed this year, check out the new rules and possibilities here.

And please remember: As last year we want to run a series on Europe/Middle East's contributions to the Auction, Take a few pictures while you are making one, and send them to the blog address or Uta (see links on the right hand bar) when you send your piece to SAQA.

(Here is a sneak preview of mine, finished on time, which will be posted tomorrow:

Shapes 28, by Uta Lenk, 2015, detail

If you have a brilliant idea for a slightly more flashy heading of the series than I came up with last year I am absolutely open for suggestions!

Looking forward to receiving many reports about your donations - let's put Europe/Middle East on the SAQA map for real!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Europe/Middle East is appearing on SAQA's world map...

Of course, this is a bit of a provocative header. But I wanted to point your attention into the direction of the main SAQA blog where our region has just appeared with a separate entry. This might be turning some awarenesses upside down, as on this upside down world map puzzle which I recently did with my son:


I am not able to give you any numbers, but I am pretty positive that ours is the largest region simply in terms of square miles covered...

As co-rep I have agreed to become a sort of "foreign correspondent" to the main SAQA blog, and will send in occasional reports to be published there. They will be different from what is published here, so it is well worth to take a look!