Each SAQA Journal has two pages displaying members' quilts related to a specific theme. Please only send images for the current call/theme!
The end of the pandemic is in view. What lies ahead for you? For the world? Do we come together or continue to be divided? Do we wear masks, or breathe free? How do you illustrate your feelings for the year ahead?
Images will be chosen on the basis of how well they meet the theme and photo quality. Because this is a publication opportunity, image quality is very important. To improve your chances of being selected, send your best photos and use strict photography standards, which means: sharp focus, even lighting, no shadows that distract from the work, no extraneous items, such as hands, feet, or garage doors. Think about the end use of these images, which is a small image on a magazine page; some lettering or tiny details may be too small to be seen by a reader.
Keep these photography tips in mind: photos should be in sharp focus and well-lit; make sure the images show your piece's correct colors; and take care that there are no distortions, such as a windswept edge. Take the photos straight on so that the outer lines of the piece are even, not angled from taking the shot too low or at an angle. Again, the piece should be the only item visible in the image other than a flat white or gray background. All edges of the work should be visible; please do not crop into the edge of your work. Images should be a minimum of 2100 pixels on the longest side (a larger file size is fine).
Label the file with your last name followed by partial title (example: smith_dreamingtrees.jpg).