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Vendors needed for 2018 SAQA Conference Vendors needed for 2018 SAQA Conference
Do you sell hand-dyed fabrics or other unique embellishments? We are currently seeking applicants for the Vendor Marketplace, part of the 2018 SAQA Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Our conference attendees are avid fiber artists from around the world who enjoy incorporating beautiful fibers and embellishments in their artwork. Don't miss this great opportunity - deadline is Jan 15, 2018. Email vendormarketplace@saqa.com for details.

2017 SAQA Benefit Auction - Starts September 15th! 2017 SAQA Benefit Auction - Starts September 15th!
Get your virtual bidding paddles ready - SAQA's 2017 Benefit Auction will take place online from September 15 through October 8. This year's auction includes 386 beautiful pieces of 12"x12" artwork. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

Meet Your Representatives Meet Your Representatives
Learn more about our Regional Representatives! This month we are featuring Gayle Carter from Arizona and Lynn Rogers from New Mexico.

Now seeking nominations for Volunteer of the Year Now seeking nominations for Volunteer of the Year
The dedication and efforts of ALL our volunteers have made a significant impact in making SAQA such a unique and vibrant organization. SAQA is currently soliciting nominations to award volunteers in two categories for the annual Yvonne Porcella Volunteer of the Year Awards. The first category of awards will be given to the outstanding Rep (or Co-Reps). The second category will go to volunteers serving in all other capacities. Nomination deadline is October 15th! 

Join us at Quilt Festival Houston! Join us at Quilt Festival Houston!
We are looking for volunteers to assist at the SAQA Booth at Quilt Festival Houston - it's super FUN and you get to hang out with other fabulous SAQA members. Sign up today! 

New Partnership with Craft Industry Alliance New Partnership with Craft Industry Alliance
Interested in learning more about the business of art? Take advantage of SAQA's new partnership with the Craft Industry Alliance, a new kind of trade organization for makers, suppliers, designers, and content creators in all areas of craft. SAQA members get a discounted rate on new memberships! 

SAQA Members - Join our Facebook group! SAQA Members - Join our Facebook group!
Want to connect with other SAQA members? Then join SAQA's brand new Facebook group, a place to reach out to old friends and discover new ones! Let's talk about art, our creative journeys and what inspires us.

Make a Local Connection Today! Make a Local Connection Today!
Interested in meeting with other SAQA members? It's easy to make a local connection - contact your Regional Rep today to find out more about this program. No matter who you are or where you are, you’re always connected with SAQA.

Nominations being accepted for the SAQA Board Nominations being accepted for the SAQA Board
Do YOU know someone (perhaps yourself) who would like to join the SAQA Board of Directors? The Nominating Committee would love to hear from you! Some of the skills which we are currently looking for include legal, financial, and curatorial experience.

2018 TEXtiles Conference  - Early Bird registration is OPEN! 2018 TEXtiles Conference - Early Bird registration is OPEN!
Art, Community & the Riverwalk: The 2018 SAQA Conference will be held April 5-8, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Our Special Events Committee is busy planning a full schedule of fun activities, informative presenters, local activities, a regional exhibition, and more!

Watch the SAQA Video! Watch the SAQA Video!
Learn about SAQA’s global community of artists, collectors & arts professionals!  This 15 minute film all about SAQA includes member interviews PLUS beautiful artwork. Find out more about SAQA's history and how our members get inspired to create.

SAQA Seminar 2017 - Surface Design! SAQA Seminar 2017 - Surface Design!
The Education Committee is excited to announce SAQA Seminar 2017! The theme is Surface Design. We’ll kick off in September and run through the end of October releasing a new unit of material every two weeks. We’ll cover four topics: Print, Paint, Dye and Odds and Ends. Members will have access to articles, tutorials, book reviews and links to inspirational resources. There will be video conversations with surface design artists. We’ll have a Facebook group for SAQA Seminar participants and opportunities to participate in live video chats.

Guns: Loaded Conversations (deadline October 31) Guns: Loaded Conversations (deadline October 31)
An enormous divide exists between people who cherish their heritage of gun ownership and others who are concerned that guns contribute to the rising tide of gun violence. We must find a way to bridge this divide and talk openly and honestly about potential solutions while at the same time respecting legitimate uses for firearms. Artists are encouraged to submit work likely to spark a conversation on some aspect of the theme. Open to all-SAQA members - opens at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

2017 Trunk Show - schedule a viewing today! 2017 Trunk Show - schedule a viewing today!
SAQA’s traveling trunk shows are designed to showcase SAQA’s diversity of talent and allows audiences to engage with the quilts in an up-close and personal way. Eight different trunks (with over 450 pieces in total) are now traveling to locations around the globe. Schedule a viewing at your venue today!

Special Interest Groups - Join one today! Special Interest Groups - Join one today!
Want to connect with other SAQA members? Learn more about about a particular topic?

SAQA will be offering a new series of online discussion groups called Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These meetings take place "virtually" using Zoom video conferencing technology. It's a fun way to meet other SAQA members and discuss art-related topics. Our first SIG is all about Mixed Media! 

SAQA Mentorship Program SAQA Mentorship Program
SAQA mentorship offers a goal or project-based program of peer mentoring, open to all SAQA members seeking one-on-one mentorship for a period lasting up to twelve months. The primary Mentorship Program is for artists beginning an art practice and also for experienced artists that want to explore growth opportunities with another experienced artist. Mentors can provide a wide array of options to consider and offer constructive critique. Find out more!