Monday, March 25, 2019

SAQA - Two for One

The Mountain Art Quilters - a regional pod of SAQA recently met for a private showing of the SAQA traveling show. SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Association) sponsors many shows each year for members, many of which travel. This particular show, because of its large amount of entries,  is dividied into sections. We received section A which had 58 wonderful pieces to drool over.

After our regular meeting of business and show and tell, we had the opportunity to go around to different tables to see each piece.
Linda, our group leader who started the ball rolling...
We were trying to decide the best way to showcase each piece. Since each one is mounted on black foamcore and then inserted and sealed into a plastic bag, we felt it safe to lay them on a table.

This way people could go round, pick up each piece and read the information on the back without having to worry about harming the piece.  This is a lovely way to present a piece; the clear bags did not inhibit the beauty and uniqueness of each piece and viewers were able to get really up close and personal. I have to say, I had my favorites but enjoyed seeing every one and the creativity behind each. We even had a few critique groups going on.
We also had a refreshment table which is always fun and a place for people to gather.
Some yummy homemade and purchased food items.
This is not a good picture of one of the pieces but thought I would try it. The plastic reflects too much but you can go to their website - to see them all....OR you can come downtown Asheville on March 29 to see them in person (info below)
Our group which grew from 3 members to many, many today. A great group of very talented, sharing and lovely ladies. They are fun and inspiring to be with.
Here is some information on the SAQA trunk show coming to Asheville on this Friday, March 29.

It is so worth seeing...and if that wasn't enough, our group has a show going on upstairs in the Church Street Gallery, you don't even have to leave the building - a two for one.
After you see the SAQA show, wander upstairs to see our "Seasons of Green" show...Another plus, refreshments will be served...So hope to see you there. Our whole group will be going and staying and making sure you're having fun!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't this wonderful!!!! We had a SAQA trunk show for our area several years ago and it was so great!!! Looks like your showing was a success and enjoyed by all!