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2018 Conference -  Spotlight Auction

spot·light noun.
A strong beam of light that illuminates a small area, used especially to center attention on a fabulous art quilt

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Get YOUR work in the Spotlight!

The TEXtiles Spotlight Auction is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased at the 2018 SAQA Conference in San Antonio, Texas. You do NOT have to attend the conference to participate!

We are looking for pieces 6” x 8” (portrait or landscape orientation), which we will display in mats with a 4.5" x 6.5” opening and place in clear cellophane sleeves (see sample). The edges of the piece (.75" all around) will be hidden from view in the final presentation. Raw, straight-stitched or zigzag edges are best.

Need help sizing your piece? Print this guide 

This size of artwork can be quick to make, showcasing your voice and raising funds for the organization which helps us all. Plus, it’s your opportunity to collect work made by fellow SAQA members. What a win-win!

These pieces will be sold through a silent auction at the Conference Banquet. All proceeds of the sales will benefit SAQA's exhibition programs. Please note that unsold pieces will not be returned.

Thank you to all our donors! We received over 200 pieces for the auction!

Questions? Contact Susan Lapham at or (703) 599-9511.

How to Participate

Step 1:
Complete the Artist Participation Form by March 1, 2018

Step 2:
Mail your Auction Piece along with copy of your email confirmation to Susan Lapham (address is on form).  Entries must be received by March 8, 2018.


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