Sunday, August 29, 2010

Meeting at Quilt Expo Madison WI


Bid in SAQA's 2010 Benefit Auction starting September 20th
http://www.saqa.com/news.php?ID=1423

If you are in town for Quilt Expo in Madison, WI please join us for a SAQA
meeting Thursday September 9, 2010.

The show closes at 6:00 on Thursday. So head on over to The Coliseum Bar, 232
E Olin Ave, which is VERY close to the Alliant Energy Center. Click on the
link to see how close:

http://www.coliseumbarmadison.com/directions.php

We have requested a table for 20. We would like to have enough seating for
everyone. If you plan on coming send an email to Sue Jackan:

jackleit@charter.net

Lets meet at the bar before we proceed to our table at 7pm. Dinner will be
order off the menu and each person will pay their own bill. A band will start
playing at 8:30pm.

We will not have a room like last year so no show and tell. Please bring your
business cards to share and if you have them photos of your work.

If you are in Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists, Milwaukee Art Quilts, or
Professional Art Quilters Alliance and are coming to Quilt Expo you are more
than welcome to join us.

Warmly from WI,
Lois Jarvis!
Madison, WI
http://www.loisjarvisquilts.com/ -----See my quilt, Ground Zero, featuring
faces of people who died at the World Trade Center on 9-11-01
http://rust-tex.com/ -------------------Learn about rust dyeing
http://rust-tex.blogspot.com/ --------Rust dyeing blog
Thanks for organizing this Lois and Sue,
Fondly your regional reps -
Frieda frieda@friestyle.com
Trish handworksbytrish@yahoo.com
Laura laura@artfabrik.com

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Clairan Ferrono - Updates

I have been interviewed about my art practice and the creative process by Carol Saller (the Subversive Copy Editor). On Monday you can read it here: http://www.subversivecopyeditor.com/blog
Several of my pieces have recently been accepted at art shows in Fredericksburg, VA, and Decatur, IL

I have two shows opening at Galleries in the Chicago area in Sept. In addition the SAQA small works auction begins Sept 20th. More details to come.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quilt Expo Madison Wisconsin

Online registration is up and running for this great regional show. If you live in driving distance you should make a plan with your quilt buddies to come to this show. The vendors are great, the quilts are marvelous and the workshops are world class. I will be teaching three half day classes here.

Blooming Fun and two classes of Really Free Motion Machine Quilting with a new work book. I hope to see you there.

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9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9-11

Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center

Madison, Wis.

Quilt Expo Workshops

Quilt Expo's 30 interactive, three-hour machine workshops are a great opportunity to learn, practice and master a new technique while creating an exclusive Quilt Expo project.

Register for one or more classes including topics like decorative-stitched art quilts, free-motion quilting, wearable patchwork pins, traditional feathered star blocks made easy, speedy double wedding ring blocks, illusional piecing, no-math appliqué and reversible quilting.

The event's 18 hands-on workshops include needle-turn appliqué, sashiko hand-stitching, raw-edge fusible applique, quilt pattern drafting, beading and silk painting.

An attendee at a Sit & Sew workshop.

An attendee at a hands-on workshop.

Register Online
To register online, visit the Quilt Expo website.

Register by Phone

To register by phone, call 866-297-6545.

Register by Mail

Use the convenient mail registration form on page 19 of the Quilt Expo Advance Registration Guide.

Early registration is recommended; seating is limited. Quilt Expo attendees also may check for openings at the Registration Help Desk in the lobby of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center.

A $5 fee will be added to all phone and mail registrations.

Quilt Expo Highlights

• Juried and judged quilt contest

• Hundreds of quilts on exhibit

• National and regional vendors

• Shopping opportunities

• Educational lectures

• Sit & Sew and Hands-on workshops

• Nancy Zieman appearances

• Two evening events

• Prize drawing

An attendee shops in the vendor mall.

A volunteer docent displays the back of a quilt.

Be a Quilt Expo Volunteer

Volunteering at Quilt Expo is fun and volunteers receive free admission and parking for the day of their shift.

Docents are especially needed in the quilt exhibits.

To sign up for a three- to four-hour shift, visit the Wisconsin Public Television volunteer website.

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Share your love of quilting with other like-minded enthusiasts while having access to updates, information, photos, video and more.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum

Yesterday a group of us gathered at the Milwaukee Art Museum to view the exhibit

American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection
May 22, 2010–September 6, 2010

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We had a wonderful day. We visited the exhibit and then went outside to eat lunch at the museum cafe. We sat in the warm breeze that wafted off of Lake Michigan and visited around the table. Those in attendance were;

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Judy, Sue, Kathy, Laura, Lois, Frieda, Iva, Ramona – new member who rode the train up from Chicago to meet and be with us, and Pat.

We had a great day. MAM is one of my favorite museums, the building itself is a work of art, as are it’s visitors.

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After lunch we wandered over to the third ward district to walk around the galleries and fun shops that are there. When we went into the Katie Gingrass gallery we found another SAQA members work on display. Gorgeous pieces by our friend Sue Benner.

It was a wonderful day and fun was had by all.