Saturday, February 23, 2019

So wonderful to see these two beautiful art quilts featured as SAQA shares news about our artists and their work all around the world - Beautiful Mita and Helena!

A Celebration of Color


Quilt Festival Chicago announced A Celebration of Color winners. This annual judged competition is open to quilters working in any style, and who like to play with color to create a vibrant work. Congratulations to SAQA members Carol Morrissey who won First Place in the Art Category and Helena Scheffer for her Best in Show win!

If you're interested in entering other Quilt Festival special exhibitions, see the calls for entries listed on their website.

BEST OF SHOW ($1,000 AWARD)
Kilauea (86" x 70") by Helena Scheffer of Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada 
 
FIRST PLACE, TRADITIONAL CATEGORY
($500 AWARD)


Raindrops (69" x 79") by Ana Blickenderfer
of Charles City, Iowa
 
FIRST PLACE, MODERN CATEGORY
($500 AWARD)


Fractured Rainbow (67" x 67")
by Amy Kidd
of Natick, Massachusetts 
FIRST PLACE, ART CATEGORY ($500 AWARD)
Hips and Sepals (59" x 45") by Carol Morrissey of Double Oak, Texas  
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Beautiful Taiwan - Fushoushan Farm 
(57" x 46")
by Hsi-Chen Hsu
of New Taipei City, Taiwan
See these and all of the quilts in the "A Celebration of Color" exhibit atQuilt Festival Chicago, March 28-30, in Rosemont, Illinois. 
 
VIEW ALL SPECIAL EXHIBITS HERE >>


Make Time to see an Exhibition!








Thursday, February 7, 2019

2019 Conference - Spotlight Auction: SPOTLIGHT- noun. A strong beam of light that illuminates a small area, used especially to center attention on a fabulous art quilt



CENTRAL CANADA MEMBERS 

Will you contribute YOUR donation of special artwork for our San Jose Conference 2019 Spotlight Auction?

The Spotlight Auction is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased at the 2019 SAQA Conference in San Jose, California.

You do NOT have to attend the conference to participate!

We are looking for pieces 6” x 8” (portrait or landscape orientation), which we will display in mats with a 4.5" x 6.5” opening and place in clear cellophane sleeves (see sample). The edges of the piece (.75" all around) will be hidden from view in the final presentation. Raw, straight-stitched or zigzag edges are best.

Need help sizing your piece? Print this guide

This size of artwork can be quick to make, showcasing your voice and raising funds for the organization which helps us all. Plus, it’s your opportunity to collect work made by fellow SAQA members. What a win-win!

  • Only one piece per artist will be accepted.
  • 3D submissions are allowed but must be delivered in person to the registration table at the conference. The overall size should not exceed 6" x 8" x 6".  Please contact us if you have questions about 3D submissions.
These pieces will be sold through a silent auction at the Conference Banquet. All proceeds of the sales will benefit SAQA's exhibition programs. Please note that unsold pieces will not be returned.

Submission Form

IMPORTANT DETAILS
March 1, 2019:  Deadline for completing participation form (one entry per artist) 
March 8, 2019:  Deadline for artwork to arrive in Virginia
Shipping from outside the United States?
Please take longer delivery times and customs delays into consideration. We MUST receive your piece by the March 8th deadline. It is strongly advised that you send your piece EARLY!

Questions? Contact Susan Lapham at spotlight@saqa.com