Monday, April 12, 2010

SAQA event

This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting an extremely talented group of women when the SAQA regional meeting was held in Rocky Mount, NC. Although not the best pic, here they are in order from left to right: Annette Rogers, Linda Black, Lois Griffith, Mary Miller, Pat Hansen, Judy Busby, Patti Powers, Judith Glover, Sandi Goldman, Mary Jane Harper, and Lorri Chambers. I have found as many of their links as possible so you can be as impressed as I am. ***If I missed anyone, please let me know***. Judy Glover did a wonderful job of being the town hostess by organizing dinner friday night at Outback and then a trip to the Ann Harwell exhibit at the Dunn Center. Viewing an exhibit of that magnitude with fellow artists is quite a treat. But wait there's more:) Saturday we met for show and tell and to learn a new technique. I cannot fully explain how great it was to meet these women, see their work, ask questions about various techniques, and just share share share. I spend a lot of time alone and had forgotten how invigorating meeting with like-minded people can be.
In the afternoon, Judy had organized a lunch for us at the Imperial Center, a not to miss destination if you are ever in the Rocky Mount, NC area. It is an old tobacco warehouse that has been turned into gallery spaces. The above pic shows some of the lovely brickwork leading into a fountain room. The pic below shows a gorgeous old loom that is one of their display pieces. I don't ever want to loom but I am fascinated by them.
We also saw a phenomenal exhibit by Keiji Shinohara who is a block printer. I will be writing a separate post about him.
Thank you to all of these women for being so sharing with their knowledge and making the trip to meet.
Thank you to Judy Glover for being such an amazing hostess, not only to the group, but to me as well.
Last but not least, Thank you to Lorri Chambers for sharing your technique with us...the possibilities are endless.
Keep learning. You never know when something new will solve a design dilemma.


Lorri Lee Chambers said...

Thank you Robin , After hearing and again reading I am sorry I wasn't able to make it in Friday.
I feel as you do as one who works alone it was wonderful having the time with all of those wonderful women, seeing their work and sharing the creative energy contained in each of their souls.

Looking forward to the next time we all get together and there will be alot more sharing time next time.

Anita M said...

Hi Robin,
Thanks for the account of the event. I had so hoped to get there, but a looming back surgery and the ride in the car made it less than feasible. I can't wait until the next time the group can get together. Loved the pix of your quilt show as well.