Studio Art Quilt Associates

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Yesterday a group of SAQAIL/WI members met at the Art Institute of Chicago. Laura Wasilowski, Judy Coates Perez, Gwyned Trefethen, BJ Parady, Frieda Anderson, Cheryl Steber, Pat Bishop, and Jean Phister gathered at the new Contemporary Wing Entrance to visit the Matisse Exhibit. We convened at 10:45 a.m and proceed to the exhibit. We wandered through the art wings prior to the exhibit and then enjoyed the exhibit itself.
After wards we gravitated to the cafeteria for a much needed lunch.
During lunch the conversation drifted all over the place and finally we held an informal SAQAIL/WI meeting.
Items of discussion where:
  1. A regional member show, Tentatively titled*/ Material Ways/*,
     being held at the Fine Line in St. Charles, IL opening in
     January 2011. Laura will be sending out a prospectus to all
     members soon.
  2. SOFA volunteers are needed for the fall show this year. Please
     email one of us to volunteer.
  3. Proposed a SAQA meeting in Madison at Quilt Expo in September-
     Frieda will arrange time and place.
  4. A follow button needs to be added to the SAQAIL/WI blog
  5. Having Jane Dunewold do a workshop in 2011 or 2012 in
     conjunction with PAQA.
  6. Meeting adjourned 1:39 pm.
FUN was had by all.
We missed you if you weren't there.
Frieda, Cheryl, BJ, Gwend, Jean, Pat, Laura and Judy.


  1. Sounds like a very fun day and I'm sure there was something for everyone to pull from for inspiration or to wonder about. It is a wonderful facility and I had the opportunity to tour it last fall right after the new addition was opened up.

  2. I had a great time, lunch was good too. Wish I could have stayed another week though.