Tuesday, December 15, 2015

SAQA WA Holiday Brunch - Food and Fiber

Thanks to our generous, vivacious co-rep Melody McGinnis, we have had our first social gathering - a holiday brunch at Melody's house in Woodinville. We were a small but festive group - Lisa Jenni, Mary Berdan and her sister Marilyn, Deborah Jaffe, and Melody's mom, Pat. We had oodles of great food, conversation on many subjects - a relaxing respite in the middle of the holiday season. We hope that the gathering will grow next year, and that SAQA members all over the region will also be able to connect in small local groups to get to know each other better. What a pleasure to spend a couple of relaxing hours with these warm, thoughtful people!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Please join us for a warm and relaxing, low-key brunch at Melody McGinnis' house on Sunday, December 13th at 11 AM.

Let Melody know that you are coming with an RSVP on this Evite. We're picturing nothing more stressful than a fat quarter exchange, good food to share, and talking about the great things that can happen in our region in 2016.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

2015 Quilt & Fiber Arts Show in La Conner---Success!! :-)

Carolyn and Melody spent a glorious time this past weekend manning a table at the 2015 Quilt & Fiber Arts Show in La Conner.  How exciting to spend the day chatting with so many wonderful textile artists and art enthusiasts! 

Even more energizing was the vast number of artists who expressed a strong interest in becoming members of SAQA WA. In particular, we had the pleasure of signing up Deb Rychert as our newest member. We want to express our warmest welcome to Deb!:-)  

We hope to see many of you at this Saturday's lunch meeting at Tutta Bella located at 4411 Stone Way North. We’ll gather there right after CQA. Don’t forget to let Carolyn (carolyn.higgins125@gmail.com) know you’re coming! 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Portlandia was Totally Awesome!

Several Washington members met for dinner on the evening of Day 2 (Friday, May 1). I hope that in future years, it will be necessary to book a very large table to accommodate all of us! But we had a great start with Lisa Jenni, Melisse Liang, Mary Arnold, and Ginny Hebert. Bonnie Bucknam also attended Fiberlandia but was una
ble to join us for dinner.

The conference was a mix of informal, fun sessions - the Maker Event on Friday night, Lyric Kinard's creative "fabric portrait" icebreaker - and more formal, information-packed sessions. If I fail to rave about a specific session, it's because I wasn't there! Namita Gupta Wiggers gave Fiberlandia a powerful start with her keynote talk: "Quilt: A Rose by any Other Name Does Not Smell as Sweet...". Rosalie Dace moderated a panel of international quilt artists (photo below) from nations far and wide - including Taiwan, Canada, Australia, and more.