Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 31 meeting at Su Butler's Please RSVP

SAQA ILWI Upcoming Events
October 31,2015 10am Meeting and lunch potluck at Su Butler’s house 2220 Mustang Trail, Woodstock, IL
Please RSVP to Su Butler by October 24,2015. email is best: or 815  337 6657
Bring work or brags to share, a dish to pass for lunch. Su will provide soup and salad. If you’d like to try your hand on her Tin Lizzie long arm, bring a 15”-18” quilt sandwich to stitch. Thread and bobbin thread will be provided. Or bring specialty threads that you prefer. Questions? Contact Su.
 Su Butler: first Art Quilt “Where I’m Meant To Be?"
About Su:
      Su Butler has been exploring quilting/art quilting for only 1.5 years, having spent the last 40 years focusing on handweaving and surface design. Her painter’s training in art school needed an outlet but her passion for working with fiber/cloth had not subsided and art quilts seemed to be the perfect vehicle for her emerging ideas. Su dyes her own fabrics and is eagerly learning everything she can about art quilting! 

Directions: The easiest way is to put the address “ 2220 Mustang Trail, Woodstock, IL “ into your GPS.  Sometimes GPS will say we are on the left when the house is on the right if you are approaching from the south end of Mustang Trail.  (our mailbox is on the left)
From the north or eastern Wisconsin:  From I-43S take Rt 12 into Richmond, IL.  Go to Tryon Grove Road (2nd traffic light) and turn right.  Travel to Greenwood Road (4 way stop)  Turn left on Greenwood Road.  Take care going through the village of Greenwood “ it is a speed trap.  About 2 miles past the village of Greenwood you will see a road on the right Arabian Trail.  Pass this road and take the next road on the right  Saddlebred Trail.  (If you get to the flashing red light/4 way stop you have traveled too far.) Drive to the first road on the right “ Mustang Trail.  Su’s house is the third house on the street that faces the street.  House number is hard to see from the road but is just to the left of the front door.
From Madison area of WI:  Take I-90/I-39 to Exit 1 near Beloit, WI.  At end of Exit ramp turn left.  At traffic light continue straight through until you reach the stop sign at Rt 67 (Sharon Rd.  Continue on Sharon road until it meets Rt 14.  Take Rt 14 south to Harvard and follow directions from Harvard below. 
From Harvard and points NW:  From Rt 14 turn left on McGuire Road and travel east until you come to Alden Road. (Stop sign  T intersection). Turn right onto Alden/Charles Road.  Follow to the four way stop at Rt. 47.  Continue on about ¾ of a mile, passing Raffle Road and Queen Anne Road.  On the left you will see a subdivision called Haulden Grove.  Turn left onto Timberline Trail, then right on Happy Trail.  At the stop sign turn left onto Saddlebred Trail.  The first road on the left will be Mustang Trail.  Turn left and follow to Su’s home. 
From the south:  From I-90 exit towards Woodstock on Rt 47 north (at Huntley  another speed trap!) and through Woodstock to Rt 120 (McHenry Road). There is a retirement home on the NE corner of this intersection and a traffic light.  Turn right onto Rt 120 and travel 5 miles up Rt 120, past two traffic lights, to the flashing red/4 way stop.  DO NOT turn right onto Rt 120.  Travel straight through the intersection ¼ mile to Saddlebred Trail on the left.  Take Saddlebred Trail approx. ½ mile to Mustang Trail on the right.  Turn right and follow Mustang Trail to Su’s home. 
From the east:
Take IL Rt 120 through McHenry and to the flashing red light/4 way stop at Rt 120/Charles Rd/Greenwood Road.  Turn right onto Greenwood Road and travel ½ mile up to Saddlebred Trail on the left.  Turn left on Saddlebred Trail and travel about ½ mile to Mustang Trail on the right.  Turn right and follow the road to Su’s home
   Photo of 2220 Mustang Dr…. so you can find it

Thursday, October 8, 2015

September meeting and Mono-printing with Pat Bishop

  We had a  wonderful SAQA ILWI meeting at Pat Bishop's house in Appleton in September with Pat, Su Butler,(and Spouse,Al!) Pat Gaska, Colleen Anspaugh, Carole Frocillo,Gwyned Trefethen and Maribeth Schmidt After a great time sharing inspiring and interesting work and recent events, we enjoyed a delicious and "healthy" lunch complete with dessert!
Pat Bishop demonstrated mono-printing with Gelli mats. She provided a variety of tools and paints and everyone got a chance to dig in!
Here are some of the results!
Gwyned Trefethen
Su Butler with Gellli Mat
Pat Kroth
Pat Bishop    

Pat Bishop demos Mono-printing

Friday, August 21, 2015

SAQA ILWI Meeting September 12,2015

Upcoming SAQA ILWI Meeting
September 12, Saturday,10am Pat Bishop’s studio in Appleton,WI
 Don’t miss this fun studio visit and meeting.
N477 Foxwood Drive,  Appleton, WI  54914
RSVP: to Pat Bishop: Home 920.739.6664  Cell 920.460.0617 or

Gelli plate printing: monoprinting
Bring some fabric you would like to print on, fat quarter size.  I will have paints and other supplies to give it a go.  If you have your own Gelli plate bring that along, but not necessary.  We can share.  You can choose to participate or just observe.

Show and Tell: Bring work, postcards, or a good story to tell!
 Pot luck lunch:  Pat will have soup and beverages.  Bring something to share.

If anyone is interested, after lunch we could travel to Oshkosh, for the Dressing Downton Abby fashion exhibit.  $14/person open until 7pm on Saturday.  Approximately a 30 minutes drive south from my home.   

Directions:Coming from the South on Hwy 41 north of Oshkosh, take Hwy 76 exit and turn left on 76.  Go approximately 10 miles on Hwy 76.  Turn Left on Spencer Rd.  Go one mile on Spencer.  Continue one block after the Stop sign on Spencer and turn left on Foxwood Drive.  My house is straight ahead on the corner of Red Hawk and Foxwood.  Tan ranch with green shutters and red brick. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Eye and the Needle final days

SAQA ILWI Regional exhibit,The Eye and the Needle  closes Friday, August 14,2015 at the Monroe Arts Center in Monroe WI. This is your last opportunity to see the show on it's last stop of the 2 year tour.
 Monroe Arts Center  Frehner Gallery
1315 11th Street, Monroe,WI 53566

Sue Jackan's Prairie Remembrance,Frieda Anderson's Woodland, and Pat Kroth's Branching

Reflections by Barbara Schneider

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Land Lines Exhibit by Karen Stiehl Osborn and Virginia A. Spiegel


Now - August 30, 2015

Land Lines, an exhibit featuring the artwork of Karen Stiehl
Osborn and Virginia A. Spiegel, is now open at the Jewish Community
Center Art Gallery in Omaha, NE.

Karen Stiehl Osborn and Virginia A. Spiegel both work with abstract imagery
drawn from the natural world.  They create lyrical and subtle tributes to
specific places incorporating memory and emotion.

The Jewish Community Center Art Gallery is located at 333 South 132nd Street
     in Omaha.  Gallery hours are 8 am-9 pm Monday - Thursday, 8 am-5 pm Friday,
      and 11 am-5 pm Sunday. Contact Gallery Manager, Lynn Batten, (402-334-6564)
for more information.