SAQA Benefit Auction — Five Reasons to Donate!

SAQA held its first benefit auction in 1997. It wasn’t just quilts for sale in this first auction – items included workshops, professional counseling sessions, and even 8 Maine lobsters! Since then, the auction has evolved into an annual event with hundreds of  SAQA members coming together to create fun…

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SAQA Threads of Innovation Conference Round Up

SAQA’s 2019 conference Threads of Innovation was wonderful! Over 200 SAQA members gathered in San Jose, California for this annual event from April 25 – 28. Volunteers helped get the event going by supporting Georgia French, the Special Events Committee Co-Chair, while she handed out welcome packets. Thursday featured a…

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Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth

“Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth” opened this month at WORKS/San Jose in San Jose, California. The exhibition will be on view at this location until May 5, 2019. “Shifting Tides” explores the state of the Pacific Ocean through the eyes of artists living along its coastline. Forty-six artists from the…

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30th Anniversary – Celebrating SAQA Authors!

2019 is SAQA’s 30th Anniversary! To celebrate, we’re highlighting 10 SAQA authors! Faith Ringgold Faith Ringgold is an impressive SAQA author who has written over a dozen books. In 1991, Ringgold wrote Tar Beach which became the 1992 Caldecot Honor Book and won the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration.…

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SAQA 2017 Trunk Show

The 2017 Trunk Show premiered at the 2017 SAQA Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is composed of eight different trunks which are traveling to venues both in and out of the United States for up to three years. The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show includes 459 pieces submitted by SAQA members.…

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SAQA at QuiltCon 2019

SAQA members from around the world convened at QuiltCon 2019 held in Nashville, Tennessee this February. QuiltCon is the annual show for the Modern Quilt Guild. The event features special exhibitions, vendors, lectures, workshops and its annual member’s show. Many of SAQA members had work in the annual show. SAQA…

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30th Anniversary – Celebrating SAQA’s Presidents!

In 2019, SAQA is celebrating our 30th Anniversary! In honor of this milestone, we’re taking the opportunity to remember our wonderful Presidents.   The first President was Yvonne Porcella who served from 1989-2000. Katie Pasquini Masopust was SAQA’s 2nd President, serving from 2000-2007. While Yvonne Porcella had focused on getting…

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Featured Region: Indiana – Quilting at the Crossroads of America

SAQA’s Indiana (U.S.) Regional Representatives, Susie Goodman and Lisa Dodson, absolutely love to talk about SAQA—especially the Indiana region. We had a wonderful chat interspersed with much laughter as they shared their insight within the Indiana area. The Indiana region experiences some of the same challenges as many other regions:…

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