Friday, March 1, 2013

SQC's Community News

 Community News:Quilting, Textile, Art,Health & Healing World

The Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts presents nationally known quilt instructor, lecturer, author and designer of original quilts and garments Karen Boutte. She will be here March 6, 2013 to present a trunk show and lecture - The Delightful Diva. The program begins at 7:00 pm in the Shepard Garden and Art Center located at 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento. This event is free for SCTA members and is open to the public for $3.00 admission.  For more information please contact Yvonne Warren at

S A A A C - Sacramento African-American Art Collective:2nd Saturday March 9, 2013  Women’s History Art Show, at 1001 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Featuring Framed by Frankie, Brown Sugar Art Gallery, Hands in Mud, Works by Gabrielle and other artists. Our featured artist is Shonna McDaniels of the Sojourner Truth Art MuseumFor more info call (916) 613-2940.

 A Touch of Jazz and other sounds / Art and Images by Gerry GOS" Simpson. A Touch of Jazz and other sounds is a remarkable collection of 36 new photographic, figurative and abstract art works by fine artist and photographer, Gerry GOS" Simpson. GOS" is known for his vibrant and powerful colors that are so brilliantly displayed in his art. His love for all genres of music has played a major role in producing this extraordinary assembledge of work. Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2838 36th Street, Sacramento, CA.  For more info (916) 475-1240 / Email:

Shirley Sanders presents Gourds are Nature's Canvas: A Gourd workshop Saturday, March 9 at 10 am at the Brick House Art Gallery in Oak Park! Gourds are Nature's Canvas! Since the beginning of time they have been used as containers, to express one's status, artist expression, and as instruments. No matter what culture you are from there's a connection to the gourd. Costs: $25.00 includes all materials. For more info call Shirley at (916) 277-4042 or Barbara at (916) 475-1240

Spiritual Practice as a Sacred Lifestyle: Namonyah Soipan, Ph.D. Is a shamanistic practitioner who has lived and trained with shamans in Afrika, Asia, South America, Europe and India. She brings these eclectic healing traditions into her work as she holds sacred space for women and men who are on their healing path. She experienced a radical spiritual transformation after having lived with the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania, East Africka 28 years ago for one year. She has published Mystical Journeys, Sacred Return and is currently writing another book, Activating Thunder, about the spiritual teachings of her shamanic journey. This mini workshop, sponsored by the Studio 7 Collective, will be held at The Brickhouse Art Gallery in Oak Park, 2838 36th Street, Historic Oak Park, Sacramento, CA. When: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Where: Studio 7, Brickhouse Art Gallery. Cost: $20.00. For more information, please contact Kephera at 916-821-3589.

 Upcoming Workshop "Saturday, April 6, 2013 “First Saturday Family Art Hour" CA African Trade Bead Inspired Workshop at Sojourner Truth Museum,2251 Florin Rd #126, Sacramento, CA. Participants will learn about African Trade beads and paint trade bead designs on wood beads. Cost: Free, Date: April 6th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. A great thing happens to families when they do art together: They begin to talk and laugh and lighten up. Family memories are built, inside jokes are shared, and serious moments of intimacy are communicated. Families need special times together to build lifelong memories and to do art together. To reserve a space please email:

Children's music and art classes at Brickhouse Art Gallery - more details soon!

 Doll making classes by Gloria Grandy, more details soon!

Quilting Classes by Jan Hollins, more details soon!

National Quilting Day - March 16, 2013.The theme for 2013 is "Celebrate America", coordinating with the show theme for the 44th Annual National Quilting Association Quilt Show. CELEBRATE AMERICA! Please send photographs and short stories of your completed NQD projects, so that we may showcase our collective efforts at the 44th Annual National Quilting Association Quilt Show. The show will be held June 27-29, 2013 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Pictures and stories should be sent to Freda Jones, National Quilting Day Coordinator at Make sure that you include your name, e-mail address, and phone number with the e-mail, and thank you for being a part of the celebration of quilting. For more info visit:

Annual African American "Once Upon a Quilt: Welcome to My Quilted Story Book" Open to African American artists in the United States, Mexico and Canada, age 18 and up. Entry deadline: Mary 15, 2013. Exhibition dates: April 30 - June 20, 2013. For more info visit:

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA now boasts over 2,900 members: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors. SAQA defines an art quilt as "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure." Visit:

Beverly's Unique Scrapbooking: To get ready for our 10th Anniversary Celebration
Beverly's Unique Scrapbooking has been located in the South Land Park area of Sacramento for almost nine years now, helping its customers to preserve their memories in unique ways. We are here to help you with your projects large or small. If you are looking for a large selection of scrapbooking items, we have it. You can find paper, sticker, albums, scrapbooking tools and a lot more to complete you projects.
5964 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento, California 95822. Today 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Phone (916) 391-7929/Email

CRE8TIV GLORY by Gloria Grandy, Designer & Artist

This is a place for creative freedom. This is a place to speak my second language which is creativity. This is a place for beautiful textiles and fabrics, for sewing and painting, for watercolor, ink, acrylic and pencil. This is a place for photographs, favorite quotes, recipes and music. This is Cre8tiv Glory. Visit:

CALL TO ARTISTS: SAQA NorCA/NorNV Region -Layered and Stitched: Works from the Northern CA-Northern NV Region of SAQA. Blue Line Arts in Roseville California is partnering up with SAQA to have their Northern California/Northern Nevada members participate in an exhibition highlighting art quilts in our WestPark Workshop Gallery. Important Dates: Exhibition dates: June 6th - July 13th 2013.  For more info visit:

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