Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SYNTHESIS II Exhibition opens at RAILS END GALLERY, Haliburton, ON

Sandbank, Penny Berens
Synthesis II – Fibre Art Show opened at the Gallery on Oct. 26
and runs through January 11, 2014..

Curated by Patricia Caffery, the exhibition features the work of 16 Canadian Artists, each a member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates. Designed as a traveling exhibition, SYNTHESIS II represents the best of the best in design and presentation as the works define a broad cross section of both interest and technique.
SYNTHESIS II has arrived in Haliburton Highlands and is being very well received reports SAQA Central Canada member and exhibition artist, Elaine Quehl. Elaine has sent along the link to the Minden Times article and this commentary:

"Quilting is crossing the line to high art at Haliburton’s Rails End Gallery." (read the article here)
Pastiche, Robin Field

Synthesis II Artists
Pamela Allen
Penny Berens
Ann Bird
Robynne Cole
Sharon Collins
Heather Dubreuil
Margaret Dunnsmore
Robin Laws Field
Marie-France Gosselin
Catharina Breedyk Law
Lynne Morin
Elaine Quehl
Mardell Rampton
B.J. Reid
Helena Sheffer
Catherine Timm

International Quilt Festival, Houston Winners Announced

Septem Peccata Mortalia
(Seven Deadly Sins) 
Christine Alexiou
$7500 Award, WORLD OF BEAUTY
sponsored by eQuilter
Curtain Call
Elaine Quehl
First Place, ART - Naturescapes
Many congratulations to SAQA Central Canada members, CHRISTINE ALEXIOU, Markham, ON and ELAINE QUEHL, Ottawa, ON as they receive  recognition awards at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. The quilts are beautiful representations of the talent of these two Canadian artists.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Join SAQA members Sharon Collins and Carolyn Gibbs at Window Art Gallery

Sharon and Carolyn invite you to join them in addition to Barbara Carroll , Ann Dunlap, and Jo-Ann Zorzi at the Window Art Gallery, Kingston School of Art  for their  Art Exhibition OLIO by Soulplay. The Show runs Nov. 6th to Dec.1rst. The Vernissage is Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 from 1-3pm. The address is 647a Princess St., Kingston ON.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Reminder Central SAQA regional Meeting Ottawa AreaOct. 20th

A meeting is planed for Sunday Oct. 20th , 10 am - 12am, at Wabi- Sabi, 1078 Wellington St W , Ottawa, On.
 There will be a short demo on Stewart-Gill paints. Please send confirmation of attendance and agenda suggestions to me at 
Items for discussion include, This is a Quilt Trunk Show submissions, new categories in SAQA, And ..anything you would like on the agenda.  Coffee will be provided. Remember to bring something for the creative Buffet.  Sharon Collins

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Congratulations to Carol Howard Donati

Carol Howard Donati is one of the local artists included in RED: Respect, Equality & Dignity Exhibition hosted by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa.
The show runs from October 23 - November 22, 2013.
Opening events on October 23rd include a panel discussion (11AM)  followed by the Exhibit opening and reception (1 - 3 PM)

Exhibit and Event Information:

Human Rights Research and Education Centre
University of Ottawa
Fauteux Hall
Room 550

Sunday, October 13, 2013

SAQA Central Canada Exhibition "SYNTHESIS II" opens at Rails End Gallery October 26, 2013

SAQA members in La Nouvelle Collection 2014 de L"Artotheque Art Rental-The New Collection 2014

Congratulations to SAQA members Heather Dubreuil, Michele Meredith and Helena Scheffer.
Every fall, Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire puts out a call to Montreal-area artists, asking for works in a variety of media to include in their art rental collection. This year, SAQA members Heather Dubreuil, Michele Meredith and Helena Scheffer are delighted to have had their work juried into the show.

The collection will be on display in Stewart Hall's beautiful, brick-walled gallery from October 19 to December 2, 2013. Afterwards, the work will be available for rental for one year through the Art Rental and Sale Service.

The vernissage for the show is on Sunday, October 20, at 2 pm176 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire.

Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm and Wednesday 1 pm to 9 pm.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

JOIN US FOR PAMELA ALLEN'S LECTURE AND TRUNK SHOW at St. Lawrence College, Friday evening October 18th

   Please join FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshop Series students as they enjoy the
                                            Trunk Show and Lecture by Guest Instructor
                                       PAMELA ALLEN 
                Friday evening, Oct. 18th at St. Lawrence College
                                                               7 pm, $5 at the Door

The Lecture and sharing of Pam's wonderful new TOWNSCAPES Series of quilts will be held in ROOM 12000, in the Link Corridor between the Administrative Wing and Main Campus buildings. Signage at both the main doors of the college and the E12 entrance will take you to Room 12000 for this wonderful evening lecture. Light refreshments.

Detail, My Town on the River, PAMELA ALLEN

Parking recommended behind the Technology building facing Country Club Drive off King Street just west of Portsmouth Ave. Enter Doors E12 and up the elevator or stairs and a left into the Link corridor. Room 12000 is on the left.

There are still several seats available in this terrific weekend workshop. Details are available at

It is not too late to contact FW Registrar to join us for these two outstanding days of creative play with one of Canada's renowned Instructors... this is one workshop you would NOT want to miss.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Autumn ART EXHIBITION in Kingston, October 19 & 20, 2013

Kingston, ON  is famous for it's fall STUDIO TOURS,
and the weekend of October 19/20th is all about ART in the city proper.
You are invited to join SAQA member Phillida Hargreaves and friends
for an exhibition that you will not want to miss!
participating artists include
Pottery, Fibre Arts, Jewelry and Silk Screen Prints
October 19 and 20th, 2013
10am - 5 pm
at the Studio/Home of Artist, Angela Costello
215 Victoria Street off Union
Kingston, Ontario
for more information:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

REMINDER -Call for Entry: SILVER ANNIVERSARY Celebrations call for all new Traveling SAQA TRUNK SHOW QUILTS

SAQA 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show
OPEN to ALL SAQA members - (this is a re-post of an earlier Call to Entry)

Join SAQA members from around the world in celebrating our 25th amazing year with your trunk show submission! The Traveling TRUNK SHOW Exhibition Committee 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. 

    *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 Silver Anniversary Trunk Show details and link to the entry form may be found here:  
SAQA Central Canada Members...
Let's shoot for collection of quilts by DECEMBER 15th  and members submitting quilts will share the costs of sending them to SAQA collection point as a group. Bethany Garner will serve as the Collection Coordinator in Ontario.
Please contact Bethany at to arrange for receipt/mailing of your quilt to include in the Ontario Group shipping to meet the January 31st deadline for receipt by the Trunk Show Coordinator in US .
You will have to complete your individual application and send your $10 entry fee to Eileen Doughty.
Please advise Bethany Garner when you have registered and plan to send your quilt to her.
Mailing address:  3275 Orser Road, Elginburg, ON K0H1M0

Beth Abbott, Wendy Austen and Susan Farber are featured artists at FALL FIBRE AFFAIR in Bath, ON

The Fairfield-Gutzeit House is in the village of BATH, ON as you enter the town, and located on the waterfront right along the Loyalist Parkway.
The Show and Sale features beautiful original art by our SAQA members as well as a lovely variety of wood, pottery, wearables, jewellery and woven/knitted articles by very talented local artists. Hoping you are up for a drive to the Kingston/Bath area on the weekend of October 19 and 20th.
Email Susan Farber at for additional information.