Our January 2017 AK SAQA Regional Meeting was held on Tuesday January 10 at the Kaladi Brothers on Brayton. We had a great turn out—Maria Shell , Cat Larrea, Diane Melms, Carrie Payne, Gail Ramsay , Jan Wallace, Rebecca Starry , Jeannie Bench, and Kate Beebe. We also welcomed new member Gene Looman and visitor Carol Baker.
We discussed our upcoming show at the Girdwood Center for Visual Arts . All AK SAQA members are invited to share their work. Members may submit two-three pieces for consideration. The work can be brought to the next SAQA meeting which is schedule for Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 10AM to 12PM at the Kaladi Brothers on Brayton. Or you can contact Carrie Payne via her website to make other arrangements for delivery of work.
Diane Melms gave an incredible presentation about the opening of Quilts=Art=Quilts. We all truly enjoyed seeing the quilts that were featured in this exhibition held annually at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York.
Diane’s quilt Brainstorm was part of QAQ.
Maria Shell’s quilt TRIBE was also in the exhibition.
Show Tell was great as always.
Rebecca Starry shared new beaded work.
Diane presented some new pieces that will be part of her solo exhibition at the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska in March.
We hope you will join us in February. We will be meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 10AM to 12PM at the Kaladi Brothers on Brayton. Upcoming meeting will include a Maria Shell’s recent visit to China and the 2016 China International Patchwork Invitational Tournament.