- “Sinks” to Monterey Museum of Art Permanent CollectionNBO member Amanda Salm’s “Sinks” was acquired by the Monterrey Art Museum for their permanent collection. The piece was recently on display this past October in Salm’s “Currents + FLUX: Amanda Salm” solo exhibition. ... read more2 days ago
- SAQA 2017 Trunk ShowThe 2017 Trunk Show premiered at the 2017 SAQA Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is composed of eight different trunks which are traveling to venues both in and out of the United States for up to three years. The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show includes 459 pieces submitted by SAQA members. Each quilt is 10 x 7 inches in size. Each of the eight trunk shows includes 57-58 art quilts. Each of these quilts is individually mounted on black 12 x 9 inch backing board, and sealed inside a clear envelope. Mounting and covering the quilts in this manner protects the quilts while also allowing for extensive handling. Viewers are encouraged to touch the protected quilts. On the backside of every backing board is the artist’s name, the artist’s statement, and a list of the techniques and materials used. Trunk shows can be rented by any individual or organization interested in educating their ... read more5 days ago
- SAQA at QuiltCon 2019SAQA members from around the world convened at QuiltCon 2019 held in Nashville, Tennessee this February. QuiltCon is the annual show for the Modern Quilt Guild. The event features special exhibitions, vendors, lectures, workshops and its annual member’s show. Many of SAQA members had work in the annual show. SAQA always has a booth staffed by amazing volunteers. Thank you to Janet Marney, Arlene Blackburn, and all of our volunteers for making our booth such a success. This year, our booth showcased many of our member’s artwork. Pieces shown here were created by Sandy Gregg, Cindy Grisdela, and Maria Shell. We also shared one of our traveling Trunk Shows. Our Trunk Shows are educational exhibitions designed to celebrate art quilts in all of their many forms. We have eight trunks show with approximately 55 pieces of art in each show. Interested in having a SAQA Trunk Show visit your group or ... read more3 weeks ago
- 30th Anniversary – Celebrating SAQA’s Presidents!In 2019, SAQA is celebrating our 30th Anniversary! In honor of this milestone, we’re taking the opportunity to remember our wonderful Presidents. The first President was Yvonne Porcella who served from 1989-2000. “Taking the Train to Bakersfield” by Yvonne Porcella , 1986 (74.5″ x 70″) Katie Pasquini Masopust was SAQA’s 2nd President, serving from 2000-2007. While Yvonne Porcella had focused on getting the organization up and running, Katie concentrated on growing the membership. Under her leadership, SAQA grew from around 500 members to more than 1,700! “Rio Hondo” by Katie Pasquini Masopust, 1994 (54” x 80”) Collection of: John M. Walsh, III Photo: Hawthorn Studio SAQA’s 3rd President was Judith Content, who served from 2007-2009. Judith’s focus was on expanding and improving SAQA’s exhibitions program. She served as the first Chair of the Exhibition Committee and worked with Peg Keeney, Karey Bresenhan, Linda Colsh, Rose Hughes, and others to develop a strong program. “Indigo Ice” ... read more1 month ago
- Season after Season Debuts at the Texas Quilt MuseumThe SAQA Global Exhibition “Season after Season ” premieres at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas on January 7, 2019. The exhibition will be on view until March 24, 2019. FOOD FOR THOUGHT (ODE TO JOY) by Nancy Bardach “Season after Season” features the work of 32 SAQA artists who have chosen to share their interpretation of the term Season after Season. Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival. This exhibition offers creative explorations about these passages through time, from the seasonal changes in the world around us to the personal transitions ... read more3 months ago
- Featured Region: Indiana – Quilting at the Crossroads of America“Quilt Bombing” on Bloomington, IN Courthouse steps SAQA’s Indiana (U.S.) Regional Representatives, Susie Goodman and Lisa Dodson, absolutely love to talk about SAQA—especially the Indiana region. We had a wonderful chat interspersed with much laughter as they shared their insight within the Indiana area. The Indiana region experiences some of the same challenges as many other regions: meeting attendance, volunteering, and member participation. Their positive approach to resolve these problems is both singular and amusing. Meetings Many of the region’s members live in Northern and Southern Indiana. While they don’t get together all around the Susan “Susie” Goodman, Indiana Representative state, they try to find centralized meeting locations. Susie and Lisa are firm believers that an interesting meeting in conjunction with lunch will attract members. Usually meetings are planned on a quarterly basis, but additional sessions may be scheduled if they tie in with an event of interest or an exhibit. Members may drive up to three hours to attend ... read more4 months ago
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