Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Three Cohesive Pieces Exhibit at NEQM's Lowell Quilt Festival August 8, 9, 10th

Good morning,

The clock is ticking, but there is lots of time to go through your ever growing pile of quilts and select three.

What does cohesive mean when you are talking about art quilts, preparing for an exhibit? When you want to provide a gallery or museum a cohesive body of work?  You are not always asked for a cohesive body of work.  Some times you are asked what you do and to show a range of work.

This is not that...a range of work.  This is an opportunity to look at what you have been working on over the past five years and to pull from that body of work three pieces that are interrelated, interconnected, unified, shows a consistent style or set of techniques that have been used by you and that lets the view see that the work was done, clearly done by one hand, writer (the individual marks on the fabric that you render), the artist.

I know some of you are probably tearing your way through three new projects wanting to meet the deadline.  I thought about that at the onset of this exhibit.  But I realize this is an opportunity to use what we have and to put the work up on the wall, down on the floor, the dining room table, you get the idea, and to see what works.

There is still time to get it done.  You can always email us with questions.  The idea here is to show cohesive work, get as many members work up during the festival, work together on a project, and to move on to our next exhibit and symposium with the enthusiasm this project will instill in all of us.  Let your friends know about the

The deadline is midnight and there are days left...see your newsletter for more details.  We will be sending out another posting tonight!

Let's do this!
Ms. V

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Next REgional Meeting 5/25/13 at Button Box Quilt Shop

Hello Members,

Michele David my co-rep and I are pleased to announce a special exhibit of works by SAQA MA/RI members called "Three cohesive pieces" at IMAGES, Lowell quilt festival. 

This is a great opportunity for a large number of our SAQA members to participate in a unique exhibit.  There will be a tight turn-around of deadlines. The work cannot have been displayed at Images before as a group. This exhibit will be curated by Michele David and Valarie Poitier.

Updates in Red, as of 5/23/2013

The object of this special exhibit is to have each quilter display three cohesive pieces of work.  Those quilts on display will clearly have been created by one person, and be united by some combination of subject, color, style, voice, or technique.  The work can have been made during the past 5 years. [updated] 

Our deadlines are as follows:
June15 images and entry due at the Museum.
June 26 acceptance sent out via email.
August 2, 12:00 pm quilts due at the NEQM

Active SAQA MA/RI Members and members listing MA/RI as of May 2013 Active member report for our region can submit up to 2 sets of 3 cohesive quilts .  Note only 1 set can be hung. Entry fee is $ 30 to be payable to Lowell Quilt Festival.


We are still working on the juried, combined New England Regionals Exhibit, called "Color make as a bold statement" more information to follow.

SAQA Meeting Reminder: 
Saturday, May 252013
10:00 am
Button Box Quilt Shop
5 Overbrook Dr. 
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 489-6515

Fondest Regards,
Ms. V