Spring Quilt Contest at the Quilted Raven

THE QUILTED RAVEN - 415 G ST.  IN DOWNTOWN ANCHORAGE announces their spring quilt contest 'April Showers Bring May Flowers'.

Consider the challenge title and create your own one-of-a-kind entry, a miniature quilt no larger than 12 inches high by 10 inches wide.

Entry deadline: Tuesday, May 31st.  The show begins Friday, June 3rd, when the quilts go on display for First Friday. Customers will vote on their favorite quilt until June 30th. At the end of the show, the votes will be tallied; one $50 and two $25 gift certificates will be given to the top three picks!

Call the shop for details.

Agenda Items Sought

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00pm at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage.  Please send any ideas you would like to discuss to Cat so she can get them on the agenda.  Instructions and call details for joining the meeting online will be sent out in advance.  For those of you interested in testing out "GoToMeeting" with Cat in advance of the meeting, please just dropher a line or give a call.  She'll be happy to arrange a practice session with anyone in advance. 

Check out the SAQA Benefit Auction quilts.  July 2nd is the deadline for submission of a piece to benefit SAQA.  Remember, this is a small piece (about a square foot), and is a great way to showcase your creativity.  Three of us to date have contributed (Cat, Susan and Gail).  It's fun, easy, and you'll feel good.  And the good news is I stop bugging you after July 2nd!

Cat and her husband will be teaching a short class on using Photoshop Elements as part of your creative workflow at "Across the Bay Tent & Breakfast" in August.  Per its name, the location is across the bay from Homer in Kasitsna Bay. 

We are always delighted to have your news to share on the SAQA Alaska blog - contact Susan for adding information!

Proposed Date for Next Regional Meeting and Assorted Opportunities

The date for our next SAQA Alaska meeting (pending acceptance of the request for a room) is targeted for Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00 pm at the BP Energy Center.  As before, there will be an option to join in online if you can't make it in person.

Office divider walls that are perfect for design walls are available - free; call Laura at 250-8154 or 562-0901 for further details if you are interested.

The count is growing for the SAQA Benefit Auction Quilts.  You can view what has been submitted to date at the main website (http://www.saqa.com/saqa-u.php?ID=1791).  There is still plenty of time for YOU to contribute a piece representative of your work - the format is small and you have total freedom regarding theme! 

Remember our SAQA Alaska Blog when you have news to share about any exhibits of your work, exhibits you recommend, or any other info you'd like to get the word out on.  Shoot an email to Susan Christensen to get posted here!
 Skunk cabbage is appearing in Southeast - spring is here!