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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Masterworks will travel to Japan!

Masterworks: Abstract and Geometric, saqa global exhibitions, studio art quilt associates, textile art

The SAQA Global Exhibition Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric is an invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from Australia,…

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