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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DAFA Workshop with Deborah Boschert

I'm excited to announce and encourage you to join the Dallas Area Fiber Artists this next month for our workshop with Deborah Boschert! Deborah is one of our favorite people, she was a member of the Dallas Area Fiber Artists before her family moved to Maryland. The workshop is "Techniques and Truths: Inspired by 12X12", on Saturday, March 26th, from 9am to 4pm. If the Saturday workshop fills, Deborah has agreed to teach an additional workshop on Sunday, March 27th. Click here for more information and the registration form.

Deborah will also be the program presenter at the DAFA monthly meeting on March 28th and also lead our mini-workshop prior to the meeting on Illuminated Letters. And one of the big bonuses about Deborah coming to share with us....we get to have her sign her new book Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge!

This past Monday, Janet Reynolds, presented a wonderful program on photography at the DAFA meeting. She shared wonderful information to help us with our photos and how to present them for upcoming shows.

DAFA in April? Well, my dear friend and artist, Kathy Mayhew and I will be presenting a program on the benefits of being a Studio Art Quilt Association member and Trunk Show the SAQA-Texas Mini-Art Quilts that are touring the state. We will also be leading the mini-workshop before hand on Quick and Easy Mini-Quilts. The SAQA-Texas Mini-Quilts are the combined efforts of several SAQA members, from Texas, that were displayed at the 2010 International Quilt Festival. The only parameter we were given was that they had to be 9x12, the rest of the creativity was left up to the artist. The variety of artistic inspiration is awesome! Most of the time I just stand there and think "Why didn't I think of that?" or "Wish my brain would think that way....maybe I'll take that idea and spin it off...." It is so wonderful to be able to display the mini-quilts and inspire more people into stretch and challenge their creative side! We have them on exhibit this month with the DAFA show at The Pointe in Dallas. Our "Meet the Artist" night is March 8th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Join us!

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