Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quilt Artist of the Week: Clairan Ferrono

Clairan Ferrono was chosen by "Creative Textiles & Quilting Art" as quilt artist of the week and she has two pieces in "Breaking Boundaries" exhibition at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, MI, opening August 29th. She also has six pieces on display at Gallery 50 in Traverse City, MI opening September 1st and finally she will have another piece in an exhibit in Chicago at The St. Paul Cultural Center, 2215 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL. This is a members exhibit of the CWCA (Chicago Women Caucus for Art) titled "Common Threads; All Things Connected" Opening reception Saturday, Oct 17th from 4 - 6 pm. Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 12 - 5 pm each day.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Karen Linduska


Karen Linduska made the cover of June/July 2009 issue of Quilting Arts, along with an article "In the Spotlight".

Karen will also be teaching a 3 day "Decorative Stitch Thread Painting" class titled "Join the Decorative Revolution" at the Baby-Lock Tech 2009 conference in St. Louis at the end of August.

Karen will also be doing a 2 day demo of her technique at the Sister City Quilt Show on September 12th and 13th in Metropolis, IL. This is sponsored by the National Quilt Museum. Karen will also have 12 of her art quilts on display at this show and will be giving a lecture at 4:00 on Sunday, September 13th. There will be quilt activities in the Sister Cities of Metropolis, IL and Paducah, KY both days.

Innovation in Textile 8


Greetings All,

Several regional SAQA members will be participating in Innovations in Textiles 8. Judy Coates Perez will be giving two workshops and a lecture September 17 - 20. Check out her blog for more details at "Painted Threads". Innovation in Textiles is a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis, MO that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Clairan Ferrono, Kathy Weaver, and Trish Williams will also be participating by exhibiting in "Made by Hand" a regional juried exhibition sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art and the exhibit will be at Crossroads Art Studio and Gallery, 501 N. Kingshigway, St. Charles MO from Sept 8 - October 8, 2009. For more information check out the WCA-STL blog.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A professional graphic artist – Some one you should know

When I decided to start selling my patterns wholesale I realized they needed to look more professional. My friend Dotty Carringi who owns Dot Designs, from my church, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, is a professional graphic artist who has been working in the business for over 20 years. I approached her about redesigning my pattern covers. Frieda's Wholesale Brochure Cover autumnmumcoverHere are two examples of products she has done for me, the pattern cover on the left and a wholesale brochure on the right. It really made a big difference in the look and the sales of my patterns.

She has done many other items for me as well. She designed my new business cards, and my post cards as well as several other printed materials that I use. I have a teaching brochure that I send out with all my web orders and hand out at shows, it looks very professional now.

Dotty works well over the internet and is a very kind and easy to work with woman. Laura Wasilowski and Anne Lullie have both used her services as well and have been very happy with the results.

Wisconsin Landscape by Laura Wasilowski

Regional Meeting in Madison, WI

Lois Jarvis has set up a regional dinner meeting in conjunction with Quilt Expo in Madison, WI. It is open to all SAQA members, members of the Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists, and Milwaukee Art Quilters.
Time: Thursday September 10, 2009 at 6:00pm
Place: Clarion Suites Madison-Central, 2110 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53713
Cost: $30 for either Chicken Marsala or vegetarian selection Mediterranean Primavera

To reserve your spot please send a check made out to Lois Jarvis for $15 to:
Lois Jarvis
4625 Tokay Blvd
Madison, WI 53711

Monday, August 3, 2009

Women Made Members exhibit


Greetings All,

Friday night I went to the reception of Woman Made Gallery Members exhibit and I got the chance to meet the fabulous Kathy Weaver (right) and her mix-media talking robot. I was delighted not just by Kathy but all of the wonderful art/artists that were in attendance. The gallery was pack and I did not have my camera. Thanks to Joyce Owens for posting this one on Facebook.