May 2018 in Review

SAQA Global Exhibition Highlights SAQA’s Director of Global Exhibitions William Reker has been building relationships with potential exhibition spaces by sharing our exhibition information at museum conferences. SAQA’s Global Exhibitions Turmoil and Tranquility were on display in May at the 2018 Australian Quilt Convention  in Melbourne, Australia. For more information…

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Central Canada SAQA 2018 Retreat

Guest Post by Maggie Vanderweit SAQA invited Central Canada Regional Representative Maggie Vanderweit to share the details of her region’s recent retreat. Here is what she had to say about the experience. Central Canada SAQA members attended a three day retreat in Crieff, Ontario this past April. The stated purpose was…

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Where Math and Art Merge Gallery

Images from math online gallery

From the Fibonacci sequence and Leonardo Da Vinci to non-Euclidean geometries and M.C. Escher, math and art often overlap in magnificent ways. We invited our members to submit art quilts inspired by mathematical concepts, and we’ve included all of the entries in the gallery below. Click the image to see more details. Then…

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April 2018 in Review

TEXtiles—The Conference April started with a flurry of plane rides—SAQA members traveled from all over the world to gather in San Antonio, Texas for TEXtiles, our annual SAQA conference. Here are a few comments from our participants: The presentations were so inspirational and encouraged me to want to return to…

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SAQA Artists @ Art Quilt Elements

Art Quilt Elements is a highly selective biennial held at the Wayne Art Center located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. The exhibition runs from March 16 – April 28, 2018. This year’s show is exceptional and features the artwork of many of our SAQA members.   In conjunction…

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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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SAQA Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018

SAQA, as an organization, is eternally grateful for the volunteer work done by its members. From exhibitions to education volunteerism makes things happen. Every year, SAQA solicits nominations from its membership for the annual Yvonne Porcella Volunteer of the Year Awards (VOY). There are two categories—Outstanding Non-Rep and Outstanding Rep/Co-Reps.…

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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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