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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2013 SDA Conference information now available

All of the information for the 2013 SDA conference is now available online. For the full catalogue detailing workshops, lectures, demos etc., click here: Brochure available as PDF or to be read online

Artwork (clockwise from top): Diedre Adams, Saaraliisa Ylitalo, Jennifer Libby Fay.

Work for the member show is a 12" square format mounted on a stretched canvas. With this such an accessible size, many of us should have the time and heart to submit! Here are the submission guidelines:  SDA member show guidelines

Submission guidelines for the juried fashion show :    Fashion show PDF

(The 2 above links will open files in PDF form to be saved.)

You do have to be an SDA member to attend the conference or submit work to any of the exhibitions but attending the diverse other exhibitions is well worth the price of your dues.

Very pleased to announce....

I (arlee barr)have a 5 page article in the newest issue of Art Quilting Studio Winter 2013, available on the newstands Dec 1st, or by order from their site. This issue is one of the best i have seen of this magazine and the best i think in a long time from any textile arts publication. I may be a *bit* prejudiced, but even if i weren’t in it i would feel so inspired and "hawt to trot" that my copy would be limp from use :) I highly recommend the other artists and articles as well--much surface design in many forms by several talented names.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ Again, let me remind you that Karin and i are willing and want to publicize you and your work--let us know about your shows, web adventures, publications and news as soon as possible, especially if time sensitive. This blog is for all of us to showcase and share.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Contextural Trunk show invitation - Mark your diaries!

Please find below an invitation to the Christmas show and sale by Contextural.
Please feel free to forward it to anyone and everyone that you think might be interested in attending this event.
Many lovely things to see, try and buy!
Contextural is a community of textile artists fostering a cooperative creative environment in support of the production of new artistic works. 

Several members of Contextural are also active members of SDA... good luck with the sale, ladies.

If you would like to make use of this blog to publicise your seasonal events please forward information and a brief description to Karin in a timely manner, so that folks hear about your event in good time.  We aim to assist spreading the word.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Congratulations Rachelle!

"Windswept Pines" was bought through The Alberta Foundations for the Arts Acquisitions. It was a long process but I am honoured and excited about being part of such a great collection. I would not have happened without your support and help.
I would also like to share my website and new address at

Call for entry

Call for Entry We are pleased to announce a call for entries for a travelling exhibition entitled "Celebrating African Grandmothers, Heroes of the continent." The link for the call to artists is This is the third in a series of art exhibits to tour western Canada. You may recall the textile show "Turning the ripple at a time" that toured hosted in 2010. This exhibit continues that tradition however, it is not limited to but will include textile art. Partial proceeds to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. There is also a lovely shop on this site, proceeds from which go to supporting the "Grandmother Power" cause and foundation.