Monday, December 24, 2012

The very best wishes to each of you for a beautiful Ontario Wintertime and Holiday Season...

Glen Huron Hills in Winter

Tracey Lawko, Artist
Included in the FIBRE CONTENT SHOW, October 27 and 28, 2012
The Niagara Escarpment hills that normally grow hay and corn in summer and are home to herds of cattle and sheep, rest in a quiet blanket of snow in winter.
Wishing each of you a peaceful and joyous Holiday Season filled with all of the wonder and special happiness that time with family and friends can bring to our lives.
Hoping to see many of you at the January, February and March Parlour Meetings which will be scheduled in the new year. Please know that your participation is so important to all of us involved with SAQA Central Canada.
Make time to read the SAQA News online at and do please invite your friends and colleagues to join us in the new year. We so look forward to seeing YOUR new work included in the many amazing SAQA sponsored Exhibitions in 2013!
Your SAQA Central Co-Reps: Dwayner Wanner, Sharon Collins and Bethany Garner

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Parlour Meeting January 17th,2013

Seasons Greetings.
The next parlour meeting is planned for Jan. 17th 11:30 till 4pm at Maki House community center 19 Leeming dr. Ottawa Ontario. I have received  "This is a Quilt " Trunk Box B. I will bring it to that meeting. There will be coffee and tea provided. Bring a bag lunch. There will be a fee of 15.00 to the community center so a loonie donation should cover that as well as some funds toward shipping the trunk box on when we are finished. The space is large so there is no limitation on number of attendees. A creative buffet is also planned. Let me know agenda items and plans for attendance.
Also Pat Caffery has heard that Synthesis II has been accepted by the city of Ottawa for July 26th till August 21rst, 2013. Thank you to Lynne Morin for submitting and to Pat for her continued efforts on our behalf.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Congratulations to Neera on her inclusion in the CHANDLER ART CENTER Exhibition: INTEGRATING A PARADOX: ART QUILTS XVII

GEOLOGY, Then and Now
Ottawa, Ontario
Artist Statement
This piece examines the earth. What seems solid and certain to our senses can be fragile and uncertain. Those of us living in an earthquake zone have learned to live with this reality. I have tried to capture the paradox of strength and certainty changing to weakness and to see the beauty and power in this transformation for nothing in life is guaranteed.
Paradox is an integral and irrevocable part of our lives. We live in a dualistic world of right and wrong, east and west, birth and death, black and white. How we integrate and reconcile these paradoxes says a great deal about us.
This series explores the paradox of creation and destruction and the uncertainty created by not knowing when these acts will occur. We usually see creation and destruction as opposites, with beginnings and endings occurring at a specific time and place. To me they are a continuum, a transformational process…a continual movement, a spiral of birth and death, of order and entropy and back to order.
These pieces explore the fecundity, beauty and the many layers that one can approach with this subject.Since ancient times, cloth has not only protected us from the elements but has expressed our creativity and our love of beauty. I believe the love of beautiful textiles is in the DNA of all Indian women and I am no exception.
Materials: silks, brocades, linen and cotton batting. The top was made first, then moulded, tucked, hand and machine quilted.