Last Tuesday, February 3rd, the Alaska SAQA members informally gathered at thh Kaladi Brothers on Brayton for coffee and conversation.
Members Gail Ramsay, Diane Melms, Cat Larrea, Amy Meissner, Julie Drake, Faye Stiehm, and Maria Shell were at the coffee shop, and Nan Thompson called in for the conversation.
We discussed art quilt news and reviewed an assortment of fiber periodicals that might be of interest to our members including UpperCase, American Craft, and The Professional Artist Magazine.
We had a really amazing show and tell. Here is just a sampling of what our members shared.
Julie Drake is taking an online Design Principles class with Lisa Call.
Faye Stiehm shared the unusual and beautiful color palette she has been working with.
Diane Melms is busy taking repurposed textiles to a new level,
She is also thinking about buttons.
We discussed with Cat Larrea her current challenge of creating a commissioned work based on textiles from Burma.
Amy Miessner is working on new pieces for her solo exhibition at the Bunnell Street Arts Center this coming June. Her current work isn’t portable, but she shared some online images.
Gail Ramsay demonstrated a handy new drafting tool she discovered while at the American Quilter’s Society show in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Roll-n-Ruler . You find out more about it here.
We hope you will join us in March for some coffee and quality conversation.
Here is the message about our next informal meeting from our SAQA Co-Reps Gail Ramsay and Diane Melms-
“We've scheduled our next informal gathering for 5 March, 10:30 - 12:30. This is a Thursday. We will still meet at the Kaladi Brothers on Brayton. Please let me know if you WILL attend. We changed the day of the week and tweeked the time and I want to be sure it works for most people. For those of you not in Anchorage, please let us know if you want to skype or facetime in and we will work it out.”
Email Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you will be attending.
And as always, if you are a AK SAQA member with news to share, email Maria Shell at email@example.com