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World Quilt New England Hosts SAQA Meeting

VT/NH/ME Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Regional Meeting

Saturday, August 20, 2016
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at World Quilt New England
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101

World Quilt New England will host the summer regional meeting ofHaving fun at SAQA meeting SAQA On Saturday afternoon, August 20 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the quilt festival in the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.

Guests and members are invited to attend SAQA’s summer regional meeting of local quilt artists from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Topics for the meeting include discussion on pertinent aspects of professional development to aide in the presentation of your art, a slide show preview of regional quilts donated to SAQA’s Fall Benefit Auction and Show ‘n Tell of members’ recent work. Additionally, this is a marvelous opportunity to meet and network with fellow fiber artists that you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you at Mancuso Show Management’s World Quilt New England event in Manchester, NH.

In addition to Saturday’s regional meeting, the SAQA members areLight in the Wood II by Kathleen John web presenting a special exhibit at World Quilt New England. For their exhibit, A Piece of Me, the ME/NH/VT Region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) issued a challenge posing the questions “What is an art quilter?” and “What does it mean to be an art quilter?” Participants were asked to make an 8” x 10” little quilt in answer. Pictured below, from the exhibit is Light in the Wood II by Kathleen John.

You’re invited to join SAQA! Find fellow artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners and museum curators in an organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Visit saqa.com for more information.

SAQA is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. They are an information resource on all things art quilt related for their members as well as the public. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA members now number more than 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors.

Selecting the Best of Them All!

Selecting the Best of Them All!

When walking through a quilt show everyone has different routines. Some may go straight to the Merchants Mall to shop for specific fabrics, sewing machines or thread. Others choose to simply browse the thousands of products being offered in search of something that catches their eye to inspire a new project or to help complete an old one! Regardless of where you start, we can all agree that just about everyone goes to a quilt show to see the hundreds of quilts on display, and specifically the judged and juried competition quilts!

At World Quilt New England, quilters from around the world submit their art to the World Quilt Competition. While being juried into such a prestigious competition is a great honor, we believe that all the competition entrants share the same goal when they enter the World Quilt Competition – winning the “Best of World” award! (Pictured below 2014 Best of World – “Chinese Journey in Three Parts” by Stephanie Crawford, U.K.)
9002aIf you are a quilt enthusiast, you can clearly see that the Best of World award winners are magnificent. However, after all of the “ooh’s and aah’s,” you can’t help but think, “With the hundreds of quilts entered into the World Quilt Competition how did this one get picked as THE BEST OF THEM ALL?” We’ve all been there before which is why we are offering a special two-day quilt judging class to answer your questions, teach you about design and workmanship evaluation, and educate you to look at quilts differently than ever before!

The Seminar will be offered at World Quilt New England, August 18-19, 2016, from 8:00am – 4:00pm and taught by Pat Harrison.


  • NQA Certified Quilt JudgePat Harrison
  • Qualified to judge Masterpiece quilts (2011)
  • Rhode Island’s first and only Nationally Certified Master Quilt Judge
  • President of the newly formed National Association of Certified Quilt Judges
  • Candidate Coordinator for the NACQJ Judge Certification program

In this 2-Day Quilt Judging Seminar through a combination of discussion, demonstration, hands-on samples, PowerPoint presentations, and mock judging you will learn:

  • How quilts and quilted items are judged.
  • Plus the following aspects of quilt judging
  • The art of judging
  • Evaluating design and workmanship
  • Quilt show categories and awards
  • Various judging systems used
  • How to go about setting up a judging floor
  • Difference between judging versus jurying.

For registration details, please click here. PLEASE NOTE: There are only 12 seats available for this workshop so sign up now!



Quiltfest Presents: Cool Classic Rides 2 @ Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

Sample of Cool Classic Rides 2: Mustang

Mustang, Corvette, Motorcycles and other Cool Classic Rides will be making a pit stop at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza this September 15-18, 2016.  These amazing auto quilts will be on display all four days of the Quiltfest at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks / Valley Forge, PA.

Teresa Shippy

Teresa Shippy exclaims, “They’re back, bigger and bolder than ever in Cool Classic Rides 2!” CCR2 was motivated by Cool Classic Rides 1’s success, excitement and favorable comments from all.  CCR2 comprises a number of classic alternative rides in addition to classic cars. This second collection has also been created from her cut-up quilts, leftover painted fabric pieces, vintage men’s ties, wool scraps and lots of threadwork. Take a walk down memory lane and enjoy the rides as you view these and the hundreds of other quilts, wearable art, sewing, wool and fiber art at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

So bring the person in your family that would appreciate these works of automotive art as you will also appreciate the quilting involved to make them. Be inspired to make your own quilted textile work of art that brings back fond memories of your first car, motorcycle and, yes, even a bicycle.  Whether you use your current stash of fabric or shop the vast Quiltfest merchants’ mall; you will be sure to find everything you need to make your own heirloom quilt this September at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

Visit www.quiltfest.com for more information about the show.

PNQE Show Preview

PNQE PreviewAttractions
~ Karen D. Boutte – Benicia California
~ Pepper Cory – Beaufort, North Carolina
~ Robbi Joy Eklow – Third Lake, Illinois
~ Pat Harrison – Exeter, Rhode Island
~ RaNae Merrill – New York, New York
~ David Sirota – Manchester, New Hampshire
~ Bobbie Bergquist – Rindge, New Hampshire
~ Phyllis Twigg Hatcher – Annapolis, Maryland
~ Caroline Hershey – Chincoteague Island, Virginia
~ Debora Konchinsky – Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
~ Lisa White Reber – Red Hill, Pennsylvania
~ Lisa Steele – Suffolk, Virginia
~ Janneke Van der Ree – Pennington, New Jersey
~ Renelda Peldunas-Harter, Carolyn Perry Goins & Cindy Simms – Virginia