Sunday, December 9, 2012

Where to begin?!

Yesterday Sisters in Cloth  (more photos there) hosted the regional meeting of SAQA/CT (even more photos) at the Guilford Free Library where our exhibits Indigo and Postage Stamps were installed.  Usually we plan for 25-35 members at our SAQA/CT meetings, but this time we were host to over 50!  It was incredible!

Fortunately Kate and I had little business to conduct.  What there was WAS important:  introduction to the group of our Co-rep replacements, gradually being installed over 2013: (drum roll) Barb Adams and Cathy Smith.  Two talented and conscientious members, who, I know, will be brilliant at their new jobs!

We also briefly updated everyone of our SAQA/CT (hopefully traveling) exhibit Local Color.  We encourage all our members to submit, hopefully multiples, for the jurying process in Jan/Feb.  Please, check the blog for info.

Then the meeting was turned over to SHOW and TELL.  To quote my buddy Diane Cadrain in describing the meeting "it was somewhere at the intersection of overwhelming and inspiring".  Boy, does she have a way with words...describing it perfectly for me.

Because everyone had work to offer, we broke about two-thirds through for lunch...and for a buying opportunity afforded by Carol Eaton with her incredible hand dyed fabrics and Rita Hannafin who brought SAQA catalogues for purchase.

Newish member Barbara Dierolf describes her journey

Newly minted member Lina Lawall

Another new to group Normajean Brevik

Rita Hannafin with a daughter's off-to-campus quilt

Toni Torres' Moon Mermaid
The lunch itself was a big hit too:  "Soup's on for SAQA" featured various soups (duh) made by several Sisters, delicious stuffed breads from a local restaurant and finger desserts from other members.  The, rainy and drear...was a perfect soup day.  Fortunately, the members made double batches out of habit...and there was enough to go around.  Thankfully.

All in all:  a day of superlatives.  I can just hardly wait until the next meeting!

1 comment:

  1. It was a great event with lots of creative energy filling the room!