Last week, Thursday, my daughter Andrea and I went to the annual Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. We flew into Omaha and rented a car...an hour drive from Lincoln..no direct flights into Lincoln. We got to our hotel about 4:30...ate a bite then hit the vendors who were only going to be open until 6:00. And, of course, we did find a couple of pieces of fabric that we just had to have!
Friday morning we met in the large room of the Hilton...the conference began with Lightening Talks...each speaker had 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to talk about their art. This technique was started last year and was so successful, it will be continued for other conferences. Lunch, break out sessions....just so much information and inspiration filling my head.
Saturday we were bussed to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum where we were given an extensive tour of several of the collections, archives, and a very good lunch.
|A Sculpture outside the IQSCM building|
|a close up|
|An early Nancy Crow quilt|
|An early Michael James archived|
|A recent Michael James archived|
|An archived quilt made entirely of buttons!|
|One of many archival storage rooms|
|A poster of all Haynes' Log Cabin Quilts|
|These are just three of over fifty quilts of his|
|My quilt, one of 120+ is on the back row, center.|
|His early works|
|His more current work.|
|The cruises have nothing on BW in Carter Lake, Iowa!|
|Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail|