Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Quilting & Weaving, Hand Made, Announcing the 2011 Weavers Guild of Boston Sale...

Dear Friends, for those of us who quilt, weave, paint, crochet, knit, or do anything with yarn this is an event not to be missed. Some of New England's best hand made items will be available this November. This is going to be wonderful...I went, (I am a member of the guild) last year and was thrilled with all the variety and craftswomanship I saw. I have been taking lessons from one of the instructors and believe it on not it has helped me in the design and execution of my quilts.  Ms. V. Read on...

With 1500-2000 exquisite juried handwoven pieces to view and handle (unlike an exhibit!) you are sure to find something that will inspire you, teach you, and maybe come home with you, perhaps as a special gift. [Tell your family this is a great place to buy you a present ;-) ] Items range from bookmarks, ornaments, and cards, to heirloom linens, hundreds of delectable scarves (many handpainted), one of a kind art garments, to rugs and tapestries. This is something to suit every budget.

Dates, Times, and Location 2011

Thursday, Nov 35:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, Nov 410:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday, Nov 510:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, Nov 611:00am - 4:00pm
Location:Josiah Smith Barn
358 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA 02493
Google Map, Directions
Joshia Smith Barn
Josiah Smith Barn
For directions and more information visit the WGBoston website:
Valarie Poitier, Weavers Guild of Boston

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Regional Meeting of SAQA MA-RI Members & Guests at the New England Quilt Museum

In one week we will have the opportunity to come together at one of our Regional meetings at the NEQM before the current exhibit of SAQA New England.

In addition to holding our regional meeting, we will share upcoming news, in progress or completed art works, talk about what we are doing or teaching, plan our next area exhibit, meet the artists of the current exhibit, and to invite our guests to become members.

One important order of business Jean Marklin (who will be running the Western location meeting that day) will be stepping down in June 2011.  We are therefore seeking a member to work with me during the remainder of my term and who will forge ahead after my service period is up.

Please volunteer or scout out possible members who have what you consider the necessary experience and energy to best represent you to SAQA and the art community. My email information is below so that you can forward the names on to me.  Some of the qualities we are looking for include a person who is computer savvy, can organize and write the newsletter, or help with the blog, learn the SAQA website, check email and respond on a daily basis,  and has the ability or organize meetings with speakers.  Sounds like a lot of work but it is a shared responsibility and there is so much to gain from the experience, I really have learned so much and look forward to the coming year.

 After the official meeting time, approximately 1:00 (at the latest) we will walk the museum as a group and look at the exhibit together and ask specific questions about techniques, materials used, and the types of machines used.  We should all come away from this experienced inspired to either continue what we are doing or to try something in a different way.

If you are an instructor or have a business please bring business cards or a handout.  This will be the perfect time to talk about what you do and what you offer.

There were many lessons learned during the No Holds Barred exhibit process and we should review some of them.  We can talk about them and what we want to do in the future, what we can do differently, in addition, or not at all.  So the floor will be open to everyone to share their input. 

Also come prepared with ideas about what you would like to participate in regarding future exhibits.  We are ready to start on our next SAQA project as a region and having your input is very important.  The current plan to open the area up beyond the six states and we will discuss to whom and how many other regions to include.  Depending on the ideas we may even open it up to all of SAQA.

As you can see we have a full schedule of items to discuss and hope you will be able to join us.  Your voice is important!  Our next meeting in Eastern Mass will take you through the SAQA site and talk about the call for exhibits section.

Please RSVP to vprattpoitier@yahoo.com.

Ms. V

Valarie Poitier

Friday, March 11, 2011

Grand Opening of SAQA-MA-RI Blog

Good day!

Our region will now join the other New England areas and also have a blog.  We will continue to post everything through the SAQA site and add relevant news to this blog.  SAQA Members will be able to have a link to their blogs.

Watch for our newsletter on or about the 15th of the month.


Ms. V

Curator, Co-Chair SAQA-NEQM-2011 Project "No Holds Barred"
Guest Speaker Grand Opening January 29th @ 1:00pm
Ms. V's Studio #508-314-6597
 http://www.saqa.com  - Studio Art Quilt Associates