Things That Matter @ the Visions Art Museum

The Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California selected 15 pieces for the debut exhibition of  Things That Matter by the Coalition of Artists with Purpose. The Coalition of Artists with Purpose was founded by SAQA members Sandra Poteet and Lin Schiffner . The rest of the members of the…

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Where Math and Art Merge 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 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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