Saturday, January 16, 2016

Fly Me to the Moon Images

Sandy Snowden has found out that she is allowed now to publish photos of her selected work. So here her images of her 'Moonlight Groovin' quilt. Once again - well done, Sandy

Friday, January 15, 2016

Congratulations, Sandy - Fly Me to the Moon

Cool news. My Moonlight Groovin' piece has been accepted into the Fly Me to the Moon collection!
It will travel to various venues as a part of the 50th year celebrations for the Moon landing commemoration. (Or however you put that in proper English!)

Since the quilts have only now been selected, the book part of the project is only beginning. It will be up to the publishers about which quilts go into the book. Still, the collection will be going places like the Space Center in Houston! So that will be exciting!

The list of other quilts and their titles are listed on the author's blog. Susanne M Jones. Possibly there are other SAQA Europe Middle East on the list? We can't show a photo of the work yet, but the titles of the quilts give an idea of the sorts of topics covered.

Well done, Sandy

Saturday, January 9, 2016

My Corner of the World - Claire Passmore

A new SAQA member from our region, Europe and the Middle East, Claire Passmore, has had a piece selected for the Canadian exhibition, "My Corner of the World".  Congratulations, Claire.

The quilt is called "Forced Removal", The inspiration comes from South Africa and the forced migration of peoples from their home areas to new townships. Claire has had a home in South Africa for many years and ironically, she has recently been forced by local law to sell up her much loved South African home. She now resides between England and her new home in New Zealand.

If you have also had a quilt selected for My Corner of the World and live in Europe or the Middle East, please send Uta or myself, Christine, a photo of your work and some information about it so we can blog it for you.

I hope you have made your resolutions for the New Year and are stitching frantically.

Best wishes - Christine