27 August 2014

The Maine Event

This past weekend was the 5th Maine Event. I started hosting a SAQA "parlor meeting" on steroids four years ago. I haven't been a member of SAQA for two years so I have dropped the affiliation with SAQA but the event will continue as before. I am adding a Five Buck Dyeing Day to the Friday before the wine and cheese reception where anyone can come and learn how to do LWI dyeing, various shibori techniques or just do their own thing - all dye included. This is the flier for this years event so I don't have to go on and on. Sorry about the formating (ugh!)

2014 5th Annual SAQA Maine Event
Welcome to the 5th annual Maine SAQA Event.

Our event is being hosted at the Searsport Congregational Church right in the center of town (we were there before). Friday night you are welcomed to a wine and cheese reception at Beth Berman’s house followed by dinner at your choice of restaurant. Lunch will be a buffet at the church and the Saturday night banquet will be catered at the church from 5:30 to 6:30.
Registration:  Please email  Beth Berman at beth.from.maine@gmail.com . Pay upon arrival at Maine Event.
Registration Fee: $25.00 which will include the Friday night wine and cheese reception and Saturday’s lunch buffet at the church
Friday Dinner: After the reception, feel free to eat at the place of your choosing.
Saturday Banquet: We will have a catered dinner served at the church followed by the Show and Tell. All are invited to both the buffet and Show and Tell. Cost of dinner TBA.SC 
Schedule of Events
Friday August 22
5 pm Wine and Cheese reception at Beth Berman’s house
7 pm – Dinner on your own

Saturday August 23
Searsport Congregational Church
10 am Fabric Painting and sunprinting – Judy Marble
 1 pm  Fiber scarf - Cheri Rose Bergeron
 3 pm   Pin Weaving- Michele O’Neil Kinkaid
5:30 pm Dinner Banquet
6:30 pm Show and Tell
Sunday August 24
10am   Natural dyeing – Donna Johnson  at  Beth’s house

We had such a great time and next year it will be a bit longer with the dyeing day. I only have 4 pictures but perhaps someone will send me some to add. It was such a great time.

The scarf workshop with soluble interfacing sandwiches!!

And here is a Pepsi commercial that was shot at the church and adjoining Peneobscot Marine Museum behind my house in 1973


  1. Looks like lots of fun! Wish I were closer... I'd come join you!

  2. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful gathering of fellow fiber artists!! YOU have a talent for organizing as well as fiber & other art...
    I can't figure out what SAQA is...
    You know, I was supposed to try out for that commercial, way back when, but I chickened out...

  3. Fun workshop I'll have to try that and make a scarf...your blog is always an inspiration and loved seeing the commercial....remember it from when I was a teen!

  4. It does look like a lot of fun. At least, seeing the photos, have triggered lots of ideas. There's nothing like experimenting and stitching with others.


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