The regional SAQA meeting was held August 20, 2016. 11 people were in attendance; 8 members and 3 guests. Here is a summary of the meeting. It looks like a fun time was had by all, if you're in the area, I encourage you to attend the next meeting which will be October 15.
a. Mary Kay has volunteered to help SAQA with a usability study of their website. If anyone has feedback that you’d like to pass along, send it to Mary Kay.
b. Art Quilt Retrospective: 50 Years of Innovation will chronicle the movement decade by decade, from 1960 to today! We are accepting submissions online from Aug 24 - Sept 15. More details at: http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5168. You do NOT have to be a SAQA member to participate in this exciting opportunity.
c. SAQA benefit auction starts on Sept.16th this year. For next year, we would like to collect the region’s auction quilts, exhibit them for a short period of time and send them in to SAQA as a group prior to April 1st.
i. Sue Chaffee volunteered to check on a venue
ii. Cindy Brendzel and Leslie Holmes volunteered to coordinate
d. Regional exhibit, “Our Changing Landscape”
e. Nebraska exhibit “Passages”
f. SAQA conference will be in Lincoln, NE April 27-30, 2017 – registrations will open in late September.
g. Other regional news:
i. SAQA’s “Wild Fabrications” is on exhibit in Joplin, MO at the Spiva Center for the Arts until September 4, 2016
ii. Regional member, Ada Neidenthal has work on display at the Kauffman Foundation in KC, MO
iii. Andrea Luliak has a piece in the FAO (Fiber Artists of Oklahoma) exhibit in Oklahoma City at the IAO Gallery (Independent Artists Organization) until Sept. 3rd.
iv. University of Nebraska in Lincoln has an exhibit titled, “Vox Stellarum” through Sept. 16th.
v. Crystal Bridges Museum is featuring a Folk Art exhibit which includes fiber art through Sept. 19th.
vi. Greater Kansas City Quilt Guild will have a show Aug. 26th and 27th at the Abdallah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS
vii. Karen Hansen and Mary Kay Fosnacht will present an Art Quilt Bed Turning on September 10th at 1:30 at the Overland Park Arboretum. 8909 W 179th St, OP, KS. Weather permitting.
3. Technique discussion / demonstration
a. Carmen Rinehart – Tsukineko inks, Pentel gel roller for fabric – available at JoAnn’s, Nancy’s Notions
b. Karen Hansen – Louise Schmidt technique; pieced background with applique over intersections
c. Andrea Luliak – Rust dying with grates using ½ water and ½ vinegar solution, Ice dying, tyvek painted with Lumiere paints, red line tape – double sided, used to affix small objects to quilt
d. Cindy Brendzel – Low water immersion dying using pfd fabric (prepared for dying), soda ash, dye
e. Cathy Audley – dyed, inked fabric, screen printed ink on fabric using Speedball or Jaquard inks, Sun prints with Setacolor paint, gelli plates
f. Sue Chaffee – Lyric Kinard method of screen printing, wax batik, sun printing using pebeo, Setacolor or Jaquard paints – transparent works best. Available from Dick Blick or Dharma.
g. Jim Brown – Raw edge applique, small pieces used steam-a-seam and stabilizer – 910 pellon stabilizer works well.
h. Mary Kay – Paper piecing curved seams with white glue
4. Next meeting, Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Mary Kay will go over how to submit an online entry. She will also cover how to take and save a good photo in the proper size. And, of course, we’ll have show and tell. Note: meeting location may be different – watch the newsletter. We will also decide 2017 meeting dates and ask for volunteers to host / facilitate those meetings.