Thursday, July 5, 2012

MINUTES, Regional Meeting held in Ottawa on June 28th

SAQA Central Canada Regional Meeting June 28th
Held at Dragonfly Fabrics, Ottawa, Sharon Collins, Host Co-Rep

We had 19 members and guests at the meeting; a few of the guests were soon to become members. We began with a report on Synthesis II by Pat Caffery. Discussion was held regarding possible other venues. Since the meeting, Pat has confirmed a new exhibition location for the late fall 2012.

There was a reminder for SAQA Annual Conference in Santa FE, New Mexico April 25-28, 2013. The SAQA site has info about booking rooms.

The SAQA 2012 Benefit Auction begins Sept. 10th. website has details of which pieces have been selected to be auctioned on line and which will be in Houston. If you want to bid on a piece in Houston you will have to have someone in Houston bid for you…or you can always go to Houston to see the show.

There was discussion about SAQA membership drive with a recommendation to encourage a like-minded friend to join.

Bethany Garner detailed a future regional meeting to be held August 25th at the home of Kit Vincent 271 Hudson Point rd. off of the 1000 Island parkway near Brockville. The afternoon will include flat dyeing work session. The process is described in the current Quilting Arts Magazine. There is a limit on spaces for the dyeing session. Confirm your interest to participate with Kit at There is a $5.00 kit fee payable to Kit Vincent the day of the workshop. The list of supplies for participants to bring will be forwarded to registrants by Kit. Meeting starts at 10 am. Please RSVP to KIT!

Bethany also reported on upcoming courses through FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshops Series to be presented at St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus.  FIBREWORKS Instructors for 2012/2013 include Kit Vincent, October 12-14th, Hilary Rice, November 16-18th, Heather Dubreuil, March 22-24th, 2013, and Chris Kummer, April 19-21, 2013. Details are available from Bethany at  

There will still be an Ottawa Area Regional Meeting July 26th in Ottawa. The location is yet to be confirmed. News of the meeting location will posted on SAQA Central Blog. After discussion the plan is to hold SAQA Central Canada regional meetings in the Eastern section of our area every 2 months. The meeting after August will be planned for Sept. then Nov. Jan. etc. Volunteer hosts are welcome to let us know YOU would like to arrange a meeting site for the members. Contact Sharon at or Bethany at

The afternoon included an array of beautiful member works on the Creative Buffet  including some cards and buttons. Thank you all for your participation.

Sharon Collins, SAQA Central Canada Co-Rep