Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FIBRE CONTENT SHOW Call for Entry deadline approaches and Minutes from SAQA Central meeting April 13, 2014

Hello SAQA Central Canada Members
The Fibre Content 2014 Show submission deadline is June 1st.
Please NOTE that we will not be hosting any further SAQA general meetings in Burlington until after the Fibre Content Show which runs this fall from September 9th to September 16th at the Burlington Art Centre.
IF the show is successful the BAC will review their tentative commitment to host the show again in 2016 and their approach to providing us with meeting space.  SO until the show has taken place we are unable to secure new SAQA general meeting dates at this location.
Help us have a successful show and build a good foundation for our ongoing relationship with this great facility by entering your fabulous creations for the upcoming show.
Below are the minutes from the SAQA General Meeting at the BAC on April 13th
Members sharing news about activities and current works in progress

  • Inspiring works were shared by Lisa Courtnage and Joan Hug-Valeriote
  • Many artists, including Anne Solomon’s piece sold at the previous Fibre Content show, mentioned their work will be in an upcoming book 1000 Quilt Inspirations by Sandra Sider
  • Connections Fibre Artists pay tribute to The Group of Seven with a show at the Wellington County Museum from April 5th to June 8th
  • Renske Helmuth has a solo show at the same venue until June 15th
  • Marg Notar, Carol McLaren, Carolynn McMillan and Joanne Young have a combined show at Homer Watson House & Gallery from April 26th to June 8th
  • Grand Guild of Fibre Arts and Group of Eight from Georgetown will both have a show at The Mill, in St. Jacob’s from May 27 to 31 during the Quilt & Fibre Art Festival of the Waterloo Region.  This show will be in the silo just around the corner from the Festival’s featured artist Tracey Lawko.
Lynne McCullough’s Trunk Show

  • Lynne graciously shared her fabulous trunk show, including 9 dynamic jackets, her tremendous pieces depicted numerous themes and techniques
A reminder that we hope you will consider submitting a piece to the Call for Entry for the Fibre Content 2014 Show.  The deadline for online submission is June 1, 2014
Please get your fabulous pieces submitted and help us host a terrific show!!! 

All the rest will follow!!! 
THANKS so much
Robynne Cole, Assistant Manager for the Show on behalf of
Dwayne Wanner, Co-Rep SAQA Central Canada, and Show Manager