Sunday, February 24, 2013

OUT OF THE BOX Spring 2013 Show and Sale to be held April 12 and 13

Please plan to join the members of the OUT OF THE BOX Fibre Artists Group for their
FIBRE FLING 2 Show and Sale 
a collaboration with Kitchissippi United Church
April 12 and 13, 2013
Kitchissippi United Church Hall
Friday, April 12, 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, April 13, 10-5
High Tea, Saturday Afternoon
Admission $5
High Tea $10
Information contact:

Central Canada Artists to have work travel with METAPHORS ON AGING to Birmingham, UK Festival of Qults in August 2013

Artists chosen for SAQA Exhibition "Metaphors on Aging"

CONGRATULATIONS to our Central Canada members Beth Abbott, Sharon Collins, Robin Field, Mary Pal, Elaine Quehl and Maggie Vanderweit. This list represents a hugely wonderful Exhibition contribution and an exciting opportunity for our artist friends.

Juror Pamela Allen has chosen the following works for "Metaphors on Aging" which will premiere at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK and then travel to the Johannesburg Quilt Festival in South Africa:

Artists and Works Chosen:

Elizabeth Abbott -- Spirit Rising
Marilyn Akerson-Corbitt -- unseen imaging of aging
Jane Broaddus -- Last Days Here
Sharon Collins -- In Search of the Bright Spots
Linda Colsh -- Second Hand
Anne Datko -- Time Stood Still
Chiaki Dosho -- Light & Dark Ⅴ
Linda Evans -- Wonder
Diana Ferguson -- Biography 2009
Linda Filby-Fisher -- Quiet Grace - Celebration of Life Series
Bodil Gardner -- Two mothers, two daughters and a dog
Monique Gilbert-Oversteyns -- Curriculum Vitae
Monique Gilbert-Oversteyns -- Curriculum Vitae 2
Meredith Grimsley -- Honeychild
Meredith Grimsley -- Knit Together in that Secret Place
Susan Hotchkis -- Blown
Ming-Mei Huang -- Childhood Image
Lisa Jenni -- Breath of Time
Kathleen Kastles -- Growing, Going, Gone
Karol Kusmaul -- Great Grandma - a sergeant with cartwheels in her heart
Robin Laws Field -- I Am Still a Work in Progress
Susan Lenz -- Lift and Tuck
Andrea Limmer -- Diagnosis
Lea McComas -- Sweet Song From an Old Fiddle
Susie Monday -- Milagros 2
Mary Pal -- Musing
Mary Pal -- JBW

Patricia Powers -- Brainage
Elaine Quehl -- End of Days
Susan Shie -- Head Trip: Ace of Paring Knives in the Kitchen Tarot
Cynthia St. Charles -- Evening Walk II
Elly Steenbeek -- Precious memories
VALYA -- Apron.03
Maggie Vanderweit -- Old Dog, New Tricks
Maggie Vanderweit -- Old Bag
Maggie Vanderweit -- Into the Light

Laura Wasilowski -- Waiting for Weezie

Friday, February 15, 2013

SHARON COLLINS Solo Show "HYPNOTIC" Opens March 24, 2013 at Shenkman Arts Cente

Please join SHARON COLLINS for the Opening of her Solo Show


MARCH 24, 2013
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Trinity Art Gallery
245 Centrum Boulevard, Lower Level
Ottawa, ON

Exibition continues:

MARCH 21-April 22, 2013




Reminder of next Regional Meeting in Kingston, February 25, 2013


Everyone welcome and encouraged to join us for a full day of sharing.
Your Committee invites you to enjoy the

SAQA TRUNK SHOW now visiting Ontario

44 pieces of beautiful art

created by SAQA members from around the world

(to be shared after lunch)

Monday, February 25th

10:30 - 3 pm

St. John's Anglican Church

41 Church St. (in Portsmouth Village), Kingston

Food: Coffee and tea provided. Please bring finger-food snacks to share and/or a brown-bag lunch

*** A $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of the hall and coffee, cream, etc.

GUESTS WELCOME... please advise as RSVP

RSVP to Susan Farber at

Sunday, February 3, 2013

SPRING 2013 WORKSHOP WEEKENDS fast approaching - just a few seats available. Please plan to join us!

FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Workshop Three: 22nd – 24th March, 2013

Heather Dubreuil, Guest Instructor
Building Blocks: Line and Shape

Have you ever been tempted to create a gallery of local heritage
buildings, or to preserve the memory of your family home?
Montreal Downtown, Streetscape, Heather Dubreuil 
This is your opportunity. Collecting your own original photos of buildings will sharpen your eye and encourage you to reduce your subject to its essentials. Other suitable subjects include furniture groupings, a still life, or interesting objects like a bicycle or spinning wheel: anything with a strong linear quality. Beginning on a small practice piece with a photo provided, participants will create a line drawing to translate into cloth and stitch, using their sewing machines as a drawing tool.
Having mastered the basic technique, students will move on to a photo of their own choosing. Time should allow for a second project to be started, which will introduce shape as well as line. In this more involved technique, cloth shapes are fused to a background and over-laid with a line drawing. Instructions on finishing the pieces and mounting them on a stretched canvas will be reviewed.

Heather Dubreuil graduated from Concordia University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours, Art Education), and from McGill University with diplomas in Education (1978) and Instructional Technology (1987). She taught elementary school for twenty years and has taught a variety of stitch related classes to hundreds of adults. Heather is active in her local art scene, managing a small artists’ showcase and participating in regional studio tours, art shows and art fairs. She belongs to Text’art, a group of seven innovative fibre artists, and the international blogging group 12bythedozen, as well as SAQA. Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions, many of them juried, and her pieces are in collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Heather’s current work deals with architectural themes, with shape and line expressed in cloth and stitch.

53rd Street, Heather Dubreuil
To view and print our Fibreworks Kingston 2012/2013 brochure, click here FW Brochure 2012 3pg Final. This is a pdf file that can be read by your browser and then printed on 8 1/2″x11″ paper. It is three pages long. To register, fill out the form on page 3 and follow the instructions on the bottom of the page.
Hope to see many of you at this our Spring 2013 WORKSHOP WEEKENDS - accommodation may be available for out of town guests. Please contact Bethany for details.
DETAILS ABOUT OUR APRIL 2013 Workshop with Ontario Artist CHRIS KUMMER are available at the Fibreworks Kingston Website at:
Information: Bethany Garner, Fibreworks Coordinator
Registration Details: Donna Hamilton, Registrar   613-544-7324