Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Great things are ahead for SAQA WA in 2016!

Change is all around us, with co-rep Melody McGinnis heading off to Oregon later this year. Melody will be missed, and we wish her well. Thank-you Melody for the dedication you've given to SAQA WA region!

Happily, Lisa Jenni is taking over for Melody. We'll give her some time to celebrate her successful co-chairing of CQA's upcoming Quilt Art Symposium on April 16th before settling into her role as SAQA WA co-rep. So glad she's on board!

Our big news is our upcoming, first-ever regional meeting. Please save the date: September 11, 2016 at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, across the street from the La Conner Quilt Museum. This one-day meeting will be a chance for us to build ties with each other, envision future exhibits for our region, and share examples of our work, our successes, and frustrations/questions about living as quilt artists. Our keynote speaker will be nationally-acclaimed surface design artist Jane Dunnewold. Jane will have her new book "Creative Strength Training" available for sale during lunch.

More information about this and a registration link will be out by the end of April. Members will receive this information via SAQA WA email as soon as it is available. The registration fee of $65.00 will include a box lunch of your choice from local eatery Calico Cupboard.

We also are soliciting suggestions for a panel discussion for the afternoon session. Please email me at with your ideas. Up to five panelists will be awarded free admission to the meeting in exchange for their contribution to the meeting as panelists.

Watch this space for more news for SAQA WA Region. Have some news to share? Please contact me for access to the blog. Guest posts are warmly welcomed!