Tuesday, April 23, 2013

IQF call for entries

The International Quilt Festival
Handwork Showcase: Quilt, Knit, Stitch
Registration from April 22, 2013 to June 28, 2013
Festival Handwork Showcase: Quilt, Knit, Stitch
International Quilt Festival will showcase the art of handwork in a special exhibit, Festival Handwork Showcase: Quilt, Knit, Stitch . This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, October 26 - November 3, 2013. We would also like to retain pieces for possible exhibit at our other International Quilt Festivals throughout 2014.
Exhibit will be composed of three different categories:

1) Knit work (e.g. knitting, crocheting)
2) Needlework (e.g. cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint)
3) Quilts made completely by hand or having knit work, needlework, or both incorporated in over 50% of the quilt top.
You may submit a total of two items per category for our consideration. Quilts must be a minimum of 25" x 25". Knitting and needlework pieces do not have size requirements. There is no "made after" date requirement. It is important to clearly explain any special requirements for displaying your piece on your entry form.
There is no overall theme for this exhibit. Items will be juried in based on creativity and technique.
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Friday, April 5, 2013

Report on 2013 SDA conference

SDA At a Glance

April 3, 2013

* San Antonio Conference stats:

-Registrants are at 204 (with 9 students)

-FULL Brandeis, Bruning, Kelman, Grabowski, Abrams,
-ALMOST FULL Adams (4) and White (5)
- FEWER THAN 4 - True, Leary, James, von Busch,
Alexanders, Gilsdorf
- CANCELLED Janice Arnold cancelled her workshop
for family emergency reasons.

- If the class isn't going to make, we will inform all concerned by

-Pre-conference fiber tour has been expanded to a second coach can
handle up to 40. Currently, we have 29

-As of 3-29, we're at***95%*** of our room block with the Crowne

-Fundraising cocktail party with President Jane Dunnewold 25

-Portfolio reviews - 9

-Vendors and trunk show are nearing capacity.


- Special room rate of $109 at the Crowne Plaza will be
honored until 5/1/13.

-Additional fee will be charged for WIFI in guest rooms except for those
negotiated for staff and board.

-After 5/1/13, a late fee of $40 will be added to registration.

-Day passes will be available at conference registration desk

- $150 for members; $175 for non-members.

- Lucky us. California Fibers approved their Beyond the
Boundaries award for $250 to be granted at the members'

-Fashion show will be open to guests after 5/1/13
charge is $45.

-Full refunds on registration (less $30 admin fee) will be

granted until 4/15/13. No refunds after that date.

-SDA Auction is receiving a wide variety of interesting donations.

-Conference web pages are complete!!! Thanks to the dynamic duo team of
LM and Leesa. You make us look so good.

* Congratulations to Ellen Johnsen for securing a regular, full-time
job with USPS commencing on 4-8. Since SDA is her "favorite
part-time job," Ellen will continue working with us in a transition
capacity handling for the most part, the retrieval of mail from
the Sebastopol post office box as well as our merchandise fulfillment.
Following the conference, we will transition remaining duties and change
the mailing address.

* SDJ to the publisher! Marci and Dale have finished up the Spring
2013 edition and it's off to Sheridan for printing and distributing.
Karen Crisp, our still somewhat new advertising manager, had a major
role in this issue with an uptick of ads. Thanks everyone!

* Second direct mailing. Deborah Kruger and the
Marketing/Communica tions committee are sending a direct mail letter to
5000 subscribers of Quilting Arts. Letter should land in their mailboxes
next week just in time to plan for the conference. We hope.

* Nominating Committee consisting of Ann Graham, Susie Krage
and Deborah Levine has developed procedures for vetting potential board

* Awards and Grants - Naomi Adams reports -Personal Development Grant
funds to 2 members - Bonie Shupe ($1500) and Wendy Huhn ($500). Small
event grants will be announced in the next few days.

Diane N. Sandlin

Executive Director, Surface Design Association

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

UNT Fibers Exhibition

18:00 until 20:00
  • Artists: Analise Minjarez, Brittany Harris, Morgan Kuster, and Julie Shipman

    April 13th - May 3rd
    Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13th from 6-8 pm

    ... Commencing April 13th, Innate features art work of four Fiber students from the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. Through form and color, the work in this show draws inspiration from the artists’s connection to nature. Growing up in various natural environments, attraction to the fiber medium came as second nature. Living in an environment filled with the artificial, they aspire to return to a natural way of being through art making. These thoughts are expressed though processes including netting, weaving, watercolor, felt, and cellulose fabric.

    Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange
    837 W. 7th St.
    Dallas, TX

    Gallery hours:
    Tuesday - Friday, 1 pm - 6 pm
    Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Monday, April 1, 2013

    Fiber Art Now Magazine Call For Submissions

    Fiber Art Now Magazine

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Do you want to see YOUR work on the pages of FIBER ART NOW Magazine? We are looking for works of fiber art to feature in our SUMMER 2013 issue. The theme of our latest themed collection is "FLORA and FAUNA". Please choose your best work appropriate for the topic. Our editorial team will review all submissions received and may select your image to feature in the magazine. Your submission should include all of the following information (incomplete submissions will not be considered). Please email your submission to ElenaRosenberg@FiberArtNow.net. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues.

    DEADLINE: April 12, 2013

    1) Image File (JPG, etc) of your submission, sized at about 600 pixels on the shortest side
    2) Title of submitted work, dimensions, and a brief description (1-2 sentences max) of the technique used
    3) Brief statement about you and your work (sufficient length: one short paragraph)
    4) Link to your artist website, if any

    Important: If your work is selected, you will be asked to provide, on short notice, a high-resolution (300 dpi, sized to 4"x6" or larger) image file of your work. AND, if the photographer of the work is someone other than you, you will need to secure their permission to publish the photograph.