Wednesday, March 16, 2011

OVQG Quilt Show Volunteer Schedule - May 6-8

Many thanks to these stalwart volunteers!  We really appreciate your help!

Thursday, May 5
Picking up Laurentian Hills
Debra Sine

Friday, May 6
Mary Pal

(Karen Goetzinger & Pat Caffery assisting)

Saturday, May 7
Carol Howard Donati
Helena Schaffer

12 noon-2:30
Heather Dubreuil
Helga Zimmerly

Marie-France Gosselin  Lynne Morin

Sunday, May 8
Margaret Dunsmore
Joelyn Gregory

12 noon-2:00
Heather Jarmyn
Sharon Collins

Paul Leger
Denise Sokolsky

4:00 Pick up Laurentian Hills
Debra Sine

Monday, March 7, 2011

Calling all Ottawa area SAQA members

Great news!  SAQA Central Canada has been invited by the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild to have a booth at their 2011 quilt show at the RA Centre May 7-9th. Here's a great opportunity to show the world what we do!

We would love some help manning the booth - admission to the show is free for volunteers on the day of your shift.  There will be membership brochures, samples of SAQA publications, and we would love to have small samples of your work if you would like to exhibit them (along with your business cards if you are interested in selling).

If you, or you and a friend, would like to man the booth, please contact me by email and I will add your name to the schedule. I can man the booth all day Friday, but could sure use some help on Saturday and Sunday, between 10 am and 5 pm.

As well, we have been given permission to exhibit the Anne Savage panels "Laurentian Foothills" but would need someone to pick it up at Canada Beading Supply on Thursday afternoon to bring to the RA Centre, and then pick it up on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm, and return to Canada Beading Supply at a convenient time. Anyone?

Thanks, all!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

News from Cynthia McNair

Cynthia has had a quilt accepted for the International Quilt Festival, which will be travelling.

She is also having an Exhibition of her work at The Lambton Heritage Museum, near Grand Bend, Ontario during July and August of this year.

She is also involved with the Ailsa Craig Quilt Festival and is writing the blog for that; she says it is not an easy thing to do sometimes!

She is one busy artist - congratulations Cynthia!

Fibras Musicales Project Update - Dwayne Wanner

project update- please confirm participation asap

Fibras Musicales Project update
First of all Thank You for your support for this first
“Fibrations” project. Fibras Musicales to be held in conjunction
with the Brott Festival. The critical components of the project are
in place.

So........Vamos Muchachos........... letʼs go.

The well known Burlington Art center ( has
agreed to permit us to show the works of this project at the BAC
from June 24 to July 18, 2011. People may see the works and bid
on them there and collect information about the artists. Entrance
to the BAC is free ( parking at $ 1.00/hr) so spread the word. I
am working on a second venue for July 20 to August 11.

Funding for the website and the brochure is not confirmed yet.

A revised schedule is below. Please note modified dates.

The Brott Festival marketing machine starts in May .The sooner I
can get confirmations and pictures from the artists the better. This
event will get a wide sweep across southern Ontario .

Works Specifications:
The concept is that the fibre works are inspired by listening
to the music that will be played the night of the August 11, 2011
concert; Lalo’s ’ Symphonie Espagnole; Ravel’s Bolero; De
Falla’s Three cornered Hat. At this point we plan to show giant
slides of the works during the concert probably during the Bolero

Final Submission Guidelines: Revised March 3,2011.

1. Donations must be Minimum 12 inches on any one side and
a maximum of 36 inches on any one side. FYI the BAC site lends
itself to 30 inches high by 18 inches wide. This is a change from
the original notification because the gallery venues lend
themselves to larger pieces than we could display only in the
smaller foyer of the concert hall. The newly built foyer will lend
itself to larger works as well. Also we do not have to move the
works as often as thought.

2. Only two works per artist will be accepted.

3. Please forward digital copies of the work by e mail as soon as
these are ready. This will help us plan layouts.

4. ALL artwork donated must be ready to hang. If artwork not
otherwise mounted, a sleeve or other method of hanging must
be attached. Artwork on stretchers should have hooks and wire
attached. We will supply hanging rods etc. but the works must
have a sleeve or hanging straps.

5. All donations must have label with title (or "untitled") and
artist's name clearly written. Label should be affixed to the back
of the work. Professional gallery labels will be made for the
BAC venue.

6. Each artist is asked to prepare a 25 word description of this
work that should include materials/techniques to help bidders
understand what the image on the website represents. Artists
should also submit a 25 word bio on types of work available
and contact information. All of this should be sent as digital e
mail so that it can easily be transferred to labels and printing
press. This information can be sent prior to shipping the work
itself. Please send this information as soon as possible to
facilitate preparation of the exhibition.

7. Images will not be posted until the work is received.

8. Please do not use peanuts, confetti, shredded paper, or
padded envelopes filled with linty fuzz - all these things make a
mess when opening the package and the confetti and fuzzy
stuff sticks to the quilts.

9. Please mail your donation with a tracking number or prestamped/
addressed postcard to let you know it arrived. Auction
coordinator will endeavor to email donor when work arrives.
PLEASE ship to:
Fibrations / Dwayne Wanner
828 King Road
Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7T 3K9
E mail contact:

Project schedule as of March 3, 2011 Start date Completion date

Digital picture along with
specifications and artist data e mailed
to March 3 May 1, 2011

All works including artist bio-data
delivered to Dwayne Wanner,
burlington June 1, 2011

Works photographed June 2, JUNE 6, 2011

Web site activated with photographs June 15

Brochure printed June 20, 2011

works on display at the Burlington Art
center June 24, 9:00 AM July 17, 10:00 PM

Works moved to Display site at
Mohawk Concert Hall Gallery Tentative 2011-07-18 2:00 PM

Spanish Night Concert August 11, 7 PM August 11 10:00 PM

Bidding Closes August 11, 11:00PM

Project description:
Fibre artists are requested to donate small quilt works (min height or width 12 inch x
max h/w 36 inch ) on the theme of specific pieces of music being played at a “Spanish
Night” symphonic concert. (Ravelʼs Bolero, Laloʼs Symphony Espagnole, Fallaʼs Three
Cornered Hat).
All proceeds from sale of works will go to support apprentice musicians in this unique
symphony orchestra. There are several distinct benefits for the fibre artists who donate
work. Each artist will receive a charitable donation tax receipt for sale price of work.
They will receive online and print publicity for their submission and for their website.
Artists may also receive tickets to the Spanish night concert or to alternate concerts
within the festival.. (Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville).

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Children & Creativity with Judith Sogopo Popiel

Our member, Judith Sogopo Popiel, has designed two workshops for kids ages 6-12 years, with Dianne Lee, Gallery Administrator of Gallery ArtPlus in Belleville.
The first workshop is on March 15 and the second on March 17th.

Gallery ArtPlus
613 961 1977 ext. 231
Karen Goetzinger ~ Artist
Art You Can Live With

Also, congratulations Karen on her show at the Tay Gallery!

City Slick. March 1 - 26, 2011
Three artists with a passion for city. Cityscapes by Martha Markowsky, KarenGoetzinger, and Claudia Urbach.
at Tay Gallery Kanata, 471 Hazeldean Rd. Unit 5 Kanata ON.


Gallery open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Marie France Gosselin and Lynne Morin's works in IQA

Marie-France Gosselin 's piece "Lines, Lines and More Lines" (above)and Lynne Morin's piece, "Converging Cultures" (below) have been juried into the International Quilt Festival, Cincinnati, April 8-10, 2011. Their quilts will then travel to various shows in the USA until November 2011.

Laurie Swim Workshops

Laurie Swim is pleased to offer 6 two-day weekend workshops in Lunenburg NS, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The workshops will be held in the Lunenburg Academy, in a third-floor classroom (there is an elevator) which overlooks the town.
The dates:April 23-24
May 14-15
June 4-5
Aug 27-28
Sept 10-11
Sept 24-25

More details: