New Daytime SDA Meetings in Seattle!

Please join us as we kick off the daytime Seattle SDA group.

Wednesday, September 5th
Roberta Nelson’s home/studio
7304 53rd Ave. NE, Seattle, Washington.
(to those of you have RSVP’d already, this is a location change)

Lunch at noon and meeting begins at 1-1:15. Roberta will provide a salad with assorted toppings. We need three generous souls to bring either bread, a sweet or drinks (other then tea or coffee.) Please RSVP to and let her know if you will be attending lunch and meeting or one or the other.

This is your opportunity to participate in creating this group; bring your ideas, positive energy and openness to creating a collaborative and supportive group of surface designers.

Also, if you are interested in coming but can’t make this meeting, we would love to hear from you too!

Next meeting will be Wednesday, October 3rd and we need a volunteer to host/facilitate at the location of your choosing.

Yarn-Bomb With Fellow SDA Members!

Luke Hayes, SDA member, invites you to

Yarn-graffiti a store!

He will provide some materials and some instruction and we will take over the whole front of a building!!

He has all the afghans and granny squares he could find at all the area Goodwills and materials you can use to make your own squares to add or embroider your name or images or anything you want [within reason] to the wall of this building.

He’s even bringing the pattern to make some space invaders out of squares.

8-bit graffiti! He’ll bring patterns for Marios and other game figures for the more adventurous.

Come down and meet other stitchers or bring all your friends!!

There will be materials for those who don’t have any or bring your own additions.

This will be awesome!  You know you have always wanted to do this.

828- 273-2066
Location: 482 15th Ave E,  Seattle WA
Time: Friday 8/24 5pm- dark
Saturday 8/25 12pm- dark
Cost: FREE!

Go to the Facebook Event Page to learn more and sign up to attend:

Quilting Arts Magazine Spotlights the “Thursday Art Group” In Latest Issue

Three members of Surface Design Association (Washington), Lynne Rigby, Kristine Service and Mary Berdan, along with Mary Lewis and Deborah Jaffe, meet as a small group weekly to study art history.  Referring to themselves as the Thursday Art Group (TAG-5), they have been meeting faithfully for about three years.

An article regarding these artists, their art, and art studies has been published in the August/September 2012 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.  The article is titled Replenishing Your Creative Well: Fiber Art Groups by Lynn Krawczyk.

The group also has a blog which chronicles their art history journey.    Their blog states: “Our intention is to inspire each of our blog readers as we share some of our art history studies with you.”

How do you get inspired?  Consider sharing something that works for you in the comment section below.