Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SDA Conference news

Greetings! Next spring, Surface Design Association (SDA) and the Textile Center will present

2011 International Surface Design Association Conference

in Minneapolis. The SDA members' show, Merge and Flow, is an open call for all SDA members. Check out the guidelines, membership, and deadlines at the SDA website.http://dev.surfacedesign.org/2011-SDAConference.php

Maya Textiles Exhibit
The Shoreview library will host the exhibition "Maya Textiles from the Guatemalan Highlands" in September and October 2010.

The clothing, textiles and photographs are from the collection of Richard Eric Nelson. Nelson has traveled extensively to Guatemala, Mexico and other Central American countries.

His collection provides a window into the world of indigenous Maya people and their traditions. A lecture and slideshow will be held in the fall. Please contact the library in Shoreview for more information.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Meeting Updates

Tuesday, September 21 at Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Lake.  Arrive at 5:30 for potluck, 6:30 for meeting.   Latecomers: please bring dessert!  Bring a sketchbook or some white paper and a pencil for the sketchbook exercises lead by Karen Wallach. Bring quilts for the nature-themed exhibit at Tamarack. Link: Tamarack Nature Center website

November 20th meeting is at 10:00 to noon at the Textile Center.  Program tba.

Exhibit opportunity for SAQA MN members

SAQA Minnesota members have been invited to exhibit their nature-themed quilts at the Tamarack Nature Center in White Bear, MN from mid-October through November, 2010.  A national conference and busy fall activities would ensure that the pieces would be seen by a large audience.  There will be an opening on November 5th. Contact Susan Stein for exhibit requirements. Please bring quilts to the September 21st meeting.

July Meeting Update

21 SAQA members attended ate July meeting at the Textile Center. Among the highlights: The Evergreen Quilters group took a ribbon at the MN show.  Doroth Mayer has two quilts in the 1000 Artisans book.  Stephanie Forsyth had four pieces juried into a WI show.  Be sure to check out her blog- www.thefibernation.blogspot.com.  Members voiced that the Textile Center is convenient for members. Check back for updates on our September 21st and November 20th meeting.