Our SAQA Visionaries see the “Big Picture”.

SAQA Visionaries  are a leadership group of over one hundred committed SAQA members who are passionate about the art quilt and the community of artists who create them.  Today, we’d like to acknowledge six of our Visionaries for their dedication to supporting the art quilt and its makers.  To learn more about each of…

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July 2018 in Review

SAQA Global Exhibition Hi-Lights Guns: Loaded Conversations had a very successful debut at the San Jose Quilt & Textile Museum in San Jose, California.  You can learn more about the exhibition and the press it has received by reading this recent SAQA blog post. The exhibition in San Jose ends on…

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SAQA Local Connection In Colorado

Some of SAQA’s regions are quite large, and it can be difficult to schedule meetings to accommodate the entire region. One approach is to have a smaller local meeting which SAQA calls a Local Connection. Individual Local Connections might call them themselves by an assortment of names including pods or…

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SAQA Benefit Auction 2018 by Maria Shell

CONNECT & LEARN One of my favorite things about SAQA is the 12’’ x 12’’ Benefit Auction. When I first became a member, I would spend hours looking at the SAQA auction pieces, visiting the artists’ websites, and planning my bidding strategy. It was as if I had opened the…

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The Passing of the SAQA Crown!

SAQA has a new President! At the recent 2018 SAQA TEXtiles conference in San Antonio, Lisa Ellis passed the “SAQA Crown” to our newest SAQA President, Lisa Walton. A former representative of the SAQA Oceania region, Lisa Walton lives in Sydney, Australia and is SAQA’s first non-US President.  She travels…

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Tips for Attending a SAQA Conference

With the SAQA TEXtiles conference happening next weekend, I thought it might be fun to share some information about how to get the most out of your conference experience.  THE ESSENTIALS Preparing for the conference is important. Bringing the right things (including the right mindset) can make all the difference.…

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Spotlight on Recruitment: Nancy Turbitt

Nancy Turbitt travels to AQS Daytona to recruit for SAQA

Early this March, Nancy Turbitt flew from snowy Rhode Island to sunny Florida to share her passion for SAQA at AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona. Nancy and local volunteers set up a table outside SAQA’s regional show: Made in Europe, and they spent four days supporting SAQA’s mission of promoting the…

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An Important Message from SAQA’s Board of Directors

As people we react to injustices. As artists we react to censorship. SAQA’s exhibition “People and Portraits” is currently traveling with AQS QuiltWeek and was recently shown in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 10-13, 2016. AQS received several complaints from visitors about one of the pieces in the exhibit: Kathy Nida’s…

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