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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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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Featured Region: Texas–The Lone Star State Shines Brightly

The largest state among the lower forty-eight is a place of contrasts— from sweeping ranch land and longhorns to Austin’s ultra-hip SXSW (South by Southwest) festival. Tradition is revered here, yet in several cities, the space industry and high-tech worlds flourish. In this southern state, the art quilt scene thrives,…

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Giny Dixon shares her JAM story

When Giny Dixon started quilting, she knew she wanted to be in SAQA. She joined in 2010, and then Giny provided a few auction pieces and entered shows. Eventually, she overhead friends talking about applying for JAM membership, and Giny decided she would as well. A JAM is a juried…

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