2017 SAQA Conference - Creation to Curation!
The 2017 SAQA Conference "Creation to Curation" was held April 27-30 in Lincoln, Nebraska. This was a joint conference with the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.
Our organizing committee planned a full schedule of events, covering a wide range of topics.
- Exclusive behind the scene tours of the classrooms, studios and exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum
- Keynote speech by world renowned quilter Michael James, Chair and Ardis James Professor of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln
- Breakout sessions on museum acquisitions, mock jurying, and educational approaches to touring galleries
- Student panel discussions and the return of the popular Lightning Talks (formerly PechaKucha)
- Opening of SAQA's Layered Voices exhibition and the 2017 Trunk Show
- Held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, located in Lincoln's historic Haymarket District
- Vendor Marketplace (Thursday only) with a great selection of beautiful items
About the IQSCM
The International Quilt Study Center was founded in 1997 when native Nebraskans Robert & Ardis James donated their collection of quilts to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In response to the public’s demand to see the quilts combined with an ever-growing collection of antique, contemporary and international quilts, the Museum was opened 2008.
Today, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum has the world’s largest public collection of its kind, with more than 4,500 quilts showcasing four centuries of quiltmaking from 50 countries. At any time, 32,000 square feet of rotating gallery and exhibition space highlight upwards of 200 quilts that illustrate the spectrum of quilting including traditional or historic quilts, wonderfully imaginative studio quilts, or the diverse international quilts.
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