Monday, September 2, 2013

Many thanks to Nancy Gall and Susan Farber for a great SAQA Central Canada Summer Gathering

Acrylic painted papers, with Kit Vincent

A beautiful summer day starting with cooler temperatures and some lovely Rideau views greeted twelve members of SAQA Central Canada gathering at the canal side Log Cabin summer home of Nancy Gall just west of Elgin. A great sharing of show and tell brought by members and discussion of techniques started the morning.

Susan Farber with a view of the busy lawn/home

We welcomed member Joan Hug-Valeriote who had driven 5 hours from GUELPH on the morning of the meeting to be with us. Her work is wonderful, and the story and sharing of this amazing "Jeans" quilt made and enlarged several times for her son as he grew up and now married. Joan currently has an Exhibition of her beautiful fibre art in the St. Jacobs Quilt Gallery "Reduce, Reuse Recycle and Repurpose" at 1441 King St. North through October 2013. Visit her website at for details.

Joan Hug-Valeriote with jeans quilt
Lunch was Potluck and more than delicious, which added to the fun. Lots of great summertime treats and too much sugar created a lot of excitement as the members headed out onto the expansive lawns with their tables, acrylic paints and tissue paper to try a great process for creating coloured backgrounds for stitch and multi media play.

Huge thanks to Susan Farber, Lee Goodchild and especially our hostess, Nancy Gall, all members of our Meetings Coordination Committee, for making 2012/13 a great year of Central Canada meetings. Looking forward to the next.

Please stay tuned for notification and plan to join us.