Accepted into SAQA JAM!

, Bee Balm, Bergomot
My Bergomot, Bee Balm is thriving!

I was just sitting here developing some pics I took yesterday while I soda soak some cotton to take with me to Syracuse next week to use in my class at Quilting By The Lake, when I bopped on over to check my email.  I’m so excited now!  I’ve been juried in to SAQA as a JAM (Juried Artist Member)!

It seems like only yesterday when I first joined SAQA as a new art quilter.  I didn’t slip into art quilting by way of a history of quilting.  I took up quilting bed quilts for my grands to learn the basics.  I tossed off the idea of becoming a Jam Member or any such aspiration as I just wanted to learn and get as good as I could at it.  Seven years later, I said “What the heck! I may as well try.”

My new aquaintance, Steve Gyurina is a photographer at Artopia Giclee and he shot a portfolio of pictures for me.  These are what I submitted and here they are!

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16 Replies to “Accepted into SAQA JAM!”

  1. Congratulations, Janis. Love your new quilts, too. Your Bergamot and Bee Balm picture – I have Bergamot Mint and Bee Balm on my allotment, but they aren’t anything like these plants of yours. Strange.

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      1. I’ll take some time out to ‘visit’ New England’s wild flowers. It will be interesting. I know when I took a train from Boston up to Salem once, the countryside was very like the UK .

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