We are planning a meeting at 7pm on Tuesday Oct 29th at Gail Ramsay's house. Email Gail for her address and directions.

Come or use "Go to Meeting" to hear/see what Diane Melms did at her recent class at "the barn" with Nancy Crow, learn about the Earth, Fire, and Fiber exhibit entrants and winners, and much more. 
Learn more about the SAQA AK Holomon Blue Gallery exhibit (scheduled for the month of November 2014) and get the scoop on Diane's new "artist cards" idea. 

Thanks, Cat Larea, for setting up "go to meeting" for us again!

EARTH, FIRE AND FIBRE XXIX - SAQA Artists Well Represented

Congratulations to the following members who have had work juried into the prestigious 'Earth, Fire and Fiber XXIX' exhibit:

Diane Melms, Anchorage - $500 Award
“Tangerine Sky,” fiber, 2013

Wendy Smith-Wood, Sutton
“Blue-Eyed Bird,” silk, 2013

Maria Shell, Anchorage
“Habanero,” textile, 2013

Ree Nancarrow, Denali Park
“Spruce Fire,” fiber, 2013

Z Denise Gallup, Girdwood
“Mt. Redoubt Sunset,” thread, 2013

SAQA Benefit Auction 2013 Begins September 9!

Please remember that the SAQA Benefit Auction begins Monday, September 9, 2013. It's just two weeks away! If you would like to help with promoting this event you could remind your friends, guilds and local quilt shops. You might also do a post on your Facebook, Pintrest, websites or blogs. There will be lots of wonderful little art quilts available for your collection. 

Gail Ramsay at Quilted Raven

SAQA Alaska artist Gail Ramsay will be the featured artist at this Friday's First Friday
event at the Quilted Raven in Anchorage. The event is from 4 - 8pm.

A sample of Gail's work

Welcome, Congratulations and Opportunities

Wendy Smith-Wood has an exhibit at Middleway Cafe this month.  Wendy is a new SAQA member.  We welcome her and hope those in the Anchorage will be able to get by to see her exhibit. Wendy is offering workshops, retreats and custom instruction at her studio and cabins at mile 111 Glenn Hwy, at the base of the beautiful Sheep Mountain and just above the Matanuska Glacier.  Contact her to learn more about her summer schedule workshops in shibori and dye techniques.

Maria Shell is one of the Featured Artists for the Surface Design Association's conference this month.  Part of that honor is having her work on display at the Gallery Nord in San Antonio, Texas for the month of June. Congratulations, Maria!
Maria Shell's quilt "Get On Up' - 38" x 38"

Maria shell's quilt 'Habanero' - 38" x 38"

The Anchorage Museum's biennial exhibit 'Earth, Fire, and Fibre' deadline for entry is July 1. It is an online entry, so don't wait until the last minute.

Finally, a hip hip hooray for SAQA Alaska Region's new co-reps, Gail Ramsay and Diane Melms.  

There is a free lecture “Quilting Project Runway” by famous quilter, Eleanor Levie this Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Lutheran church in Anchorage.
Tuesday night the Chugach Mountain Guild is presenting Eleanor’s lecture “Quilting goes Wild & Crazy” for a fee of $5.00.  This will be at the Skyline Family Fellowship church at18239 N. Eagle River Loop Road in Eagle River and is also at 7pm. 

Hope to see you there!

Gail Ramsay and Diane Melms
Your new SAQA Alaska Co-Reps

Dobson and Hertert Exhibit

Nancy Dobson and Mary Hertert are exhibiting their wonderful fiber art at Colorado Mesa University January 22 through February 15, 2013.  Congratulations to both artists!