Saturday, October 24, 2015

Regional SAQA meeting

Today Nike and I traveled to the lovely town of Simsbury, CT for our regional SAQA meeting.  It was very well attended and we got a lot accomplished.  Those of us that chose to dropped off our entries for the Local Color:CT Stories exhibit. It is a traveling exhibit and they will be juried this weekend and we'll find out next week if we are accepted.  I entered a piece that I had, Snapshots From My Garden.  It was a favorite at my one-woman show so I hope that it gets in.  

We also dropped off our entries for the CT Trunk Show.  I made another Garden Study, but made it to fit the size of 6" x 10". They will be mounted on  8" x 12" black foam core and inserted into clear plastic sleeves. They didn't get as many as hoped so they have extended the deadline until our next meeting.  I forgot to take a picture of it after the stitching, but here it is without the quilting.

I was asked to give a ten minute talk about my one-woman show this past June, how I got the show, how many pieces were hung, what type of gallery, pricing, publicity, etc., etc, and anything that I had learned from the experience. I think it went fairly well in spite of being a bit nervous.

I just got a new haircut and color the other day and now I can see that it really is too short and too dark. Oh, will grow and fade.
My late husband often teased me about how I talked with my hands and I guess he was right. Every picture that Nike took had me flailing around.

The meeting was held in the downstairs workshop room of the wonderful quilt shop, Sew Inspired Quilt Shop.  It is a fabulous store with a huge selection of fabric. Unfortunately I rarely use commercial fabrics in my work and I have a stash to make a thousand quilts anyway, but I wanted to find a cute button print for the back of my button piece that I showed you last week.  They didn't have one, but they did have this very cute print of thread spool ends.  It is just the right scale and I think it will be perfect.

There was some great Show and Tell, but I didn't take any pictures because I was standing in line with my button piece to show. It was a long drive up and back, but all in all it was a super day and the foliage in CT is at its peak, which made for a very pretty drive.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I hope your piece gets chosen! And I'm glad your talk went well.