Cherrie sent me this report from the first OKC SAQA Face Time meet up. If you have any pictures or things you'd like to share from your meet ups, just send them along and I'll post them!
Nine people were in attendance and 8-9 more expressed an interest but had previous engagements. We had a great organizational meeting and found that there were not only many common interests but an enthusiasm to continue meetings once a quarter. One of our members traveled 3 1/2 hours to be with us. It is possible in the future for this group to ramp up and meet more often with smaller focus groups. We will be meeting again in early September and are currently working on a venue. At this point, in an effort to acquaint ourselves with each other and their work, our next meeting will have a "Featured Artist" focus. Carol Ann Sinnreich will speak to us about her career as an art quilter and bring some examples of her work. In addition, we will have a topical question discussion and a critique group, which was an enthusiastically embraced idea. We found a welcome camaraderie with other artists striving for the same goals and the refreshment that that brings.