Friday, May 31, 2013

May CENTRAL ONTARIO members be the group donating the highest number of SILVER ANNIVERSARY Quilts... please contribute your art work for this great 2014 traveling SAQA TRUNK SHOW opportunity

SAQA 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show
OPEN to ALL SAQA members

Join SAQA in celebrating our 25th amazing year with your trunk show submission! This traveling exhibition asks SAQA members to create a 10" x 7" art quilt that showcases their artistic expression.

The 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show will premiere at the 2014 SAQA conference in Washington, DC, and then travel all across the United States and around the world.   
A group of quilts from this exhibition will be chosen by jurors Linda Colsh and Margaret "Peg" Keeney to become a permanent part of the collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

Submissions for the 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show must meet the following criteria:
    *Quilted pieces must have three layers, and measure 10" high x 7" wide (25.4 x 17.8 cm) in a PORTRAIT orientation. All embellishments must fit within the 10" x 7" size.
    *SAQA will mount artwork on a 12 x 9" black backing board.
    *Quilts could travel for up to three years. They must stay with the Trunk during the entire exhibition period.
    *Participation fee is $10 to cover cost of materials and return shipping.
    *If you wish your quilt to be for sale, please indicate its price on the entry form. (Otherwise,
    *Due to the constraints of international travel costs, SAQA will not be insuring this exhibition. An insurance waiver is included in the form.       
Quilts are due no later than Friday, January 31, 2014 to the SAQA 2014 Trunk Show Coordinator, Eileen Doughty. 
Full details and link to the entry form may be found here:  
SAQA Central Canada Members...
Let's shoot for collection of quilts for fall 2013 meetings and share the costs of sending them to SAQA collection point. I am sure this will be a great surprise as a SAQA receiver opens the box with MANY Central Canada contributions.
You will have to complete your application and send your $10 entry fee to Eileen Doughty individually. Please advise Bethany Garner if you have registered and plan to participate.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

MARG NOTAR of Waterloo, ON has art quilts in several Ontario Fibre Exhibitions

As summer travels take SAQA Central Canada members traveling across the province, please make time to try to see the following Exhibitions where several members have exciting new work.
Congratulations to MARG NOTAR who has advised us that her work can be found in the following Exhibitions.


  The Grand National Quilt Show (juried show)
Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener, ON
Phone: 519-748-4377

April 21-June 23, 2013


She has also been invited to be the featured local artist for the Homer Watson House Gallery’s “Artist’s Talk” on June 1, 2013 (1:00-3:00) when she will be speaking on Creativity and the Art of Breathing Mindfully.
Additional SAQA Central members who have work at the Grand National include Pamela Allen, Phillida Hargreaves, Kit Vincent, Elaine Quehl, Susan Strachan Johnson and Carolynn McMillan.
More Exhibitions currently showing Marg's beautiful work are:


The Birds and the Bees and the flowers and the trees
Stratford Perth Museum
4275 Huron Road, Stratford, ON
Phone: 519-393-5311
April 16 – July 26 (extended date)

SAQA Central members who have work in the Stratford exhibition include Marg Notar, Micaela Fitzsimmons and Cynthia McNair.

 Greetings from the Auld Sod:
McDougall Cottage Wee Quilt Challenge
McDougall Cottage
89 Grand Ave. South, Cambridge, ON
Phone: 519-624-8250
April 1- Labour Day
Wednesday-Sunday 12 – 5pm; Thursdays until 8 pm

As you make plans to travel this summer, do be sure to take friends and make sure to include:
Wellington County Museum and Archives
Wellington Road 18
Fergus, Ontario
Through June 9th and then travling across Ontario

Threadworks is a juried exhibition that is mounted every three years and travels across Ontario to many museums and galleries. This year, the interpretive theme is "Water". SAQA Central Canada members who have work in the exhibition include Janet Rhind, Gunnel Hag, Phillida Hargreaves, Janine Gates, Bethany Garner, Mary Cope, Maggie Vanderweit, Robin Field, Helen Gordon, Dwayne Wanner, Hilary Rice and Hilary Scanlon. (Hope we haven't missed anyone, but please advise and we will add your name.)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Reminder of Upcoming Regional Meeting, Monday, May 13th in Brockville

SAQA Central Regional Meeting

Date: Monday, May 13th
Time: 10:30 - 3:00
Location: St. Lawrence College Campus, Brockville - Room 114

Food: Coffee, tea, juice and some snacks provided. Please bring finger-food snacks to share and/or a brown-bag lunch - no facilities at the College, though Tims/Restaurants nearby
Please park in the front of the building and enter the college main front doors. Follow the corridor to the left in front of the Marianne Van Silfhout Gallery. The Room will be on your left as you round the corridor, down the hallway behind the Gallery. Watch for signage.
Everyone Welcome, do invite a friend as a Guest

CREATIVE BUFFET - Bring your New Work to share and Exhibition Updates
*** A $5 donation is requested to cover refreshment costs etc.
Please RSVP your planned attendance to Susan Farber,

Friday, May 3, 2013

SAQA Central, Synthesis II in Almonte

Synthesis II will be hung at the Chambers Gallery, Mississippi Mills Administration Building, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, ON on Thursday, May 9 and will run until Tuesday, June 4. The Chambers Gallery is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The show will be on display at the Corridor Gallery, Almonte Public Library, 155 High Street, Almonte from Tuesday, June 4 to July 2.

The Corridor Gallery is open Mon., Tues. and Thur. from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m; Wed. from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays, from 10:00 to 4.  Some Examples of work in the show follow.
Robynne Cole, Tukilligt One

Pamela Allen, Sailpast
Helena Scheffer, Vinyasa Flow
Congratulations to ANN BIRD of Ottawa and JUDITH MARTIN Martin of Manitoulin Island who have had their work selected for the "O CANADA" Exhibition that is part of the International Quilt Festival.

Ann wrote "Received some news that I have a quilt included in this exhibition. Northern Lights 8 has been selected for inclusion in the special exhibit O, Canada 2013, which will premiere at International Quilt Festival in Chicago June 21-23, 2013.  22 quilts were chosen". 

Something More Magical Than It Ever Was, a log cabin quilt that Judy Martin made in 1991 has also been selected as part of this exhibit
The exhibit is scheduled to travel in 2013 to various International Quilt Festival and Market sponsored shows including Long Beach, California in July and Houston October 26-November 3, 2013.

Ann Bird, Northern Lights 8,

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sacred Threads

Congratulations to Juanita Sauve, Helena Scheffer and Sharon Collins on being juried into Sacred Threads

Exhibit Dates: 
July 10 - 28, 2013

Quilt Alliance / Sacred Threads Not Fade Away Oral History Conference
July 20, 2013

Floris United Methodist Church
13600 Frying Pan Park Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Near Washington, D.C. 
Admission $5

Hours Daily: 
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet the Artists Reception: 
July 13, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sacred Threads features quilts exploring joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace/brotherhood.
Juanita Sauve, Kuan Yin- Mother of Compassion
Helena Scheffer, Catharsis
Helena Scheffer, Remembering My Family_Helena Scheffer
Sharon Collins, Winter Came Too Soon
Sharon Collins, What Lies Beneath