Our SAQA booth at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) was a great success!
Northern California/Nevada Regional Rep, Sonja Campbell, was there every day and reported “PIQF is always special to me because I have the opportunity to talk with the members staffing the booth. We also get to see members who drop by to say hello. The best part is prospective members that look at our trunk show and know they have found their people. We had 25 people that either joined or renewed their memberships.”
Local members, Giny Dixon, Dolores Miller, Jenny Lyon, Cynthia Minoli, Joan Barker, Ann Grundler, Jean Jurgenson, Aileyn Ecob, Karen Swift, Priscilla Read, Judith Content, Barbara Confer, Cara Gulati, Mel Beach, Roxann Burns, Sue Bianchi, Jennifer Landau, Barbara Kibbe, Randa Mulford, Katherine Reader, and Susan Heller, pitched in to set-up and staff the booth where the trunk show of over 50 art quilts on display.
Member Priscilla Read with our regional representative, Sonja Campbell
3-D pieces by Dolores Miller, Sonja Campbell, Jen Landau, Jean Jurgenson and Susan Heller were especially popular.
Thanks so much for being part of the fun and sharing your experiences as a member of SAQA.
Forty two Northern California/Northern Nevada SAQA fiber artists interpreted the diversity, illusions, realities, and hopes to depict the complexity of the Golden State. The show opened at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA on August 17. The opening was attended by over 300 people.
Here’s a link to the article about the show on the front page of The Ukiah Daily Journal.
The annual Benefit Auction is SAQA’s premiere fundraising event! The 2019 auction will take place online from September 13 through October 6. All proceeds support SAQA’s exhibition programs and other outreach.
Members from our region stepped up and donated fifty-two 12″x 12″ pieces to SAQA’s Benefit Auction. The pieces from our region are shown below. Check out the beautiful array of over 400 pieces by SAQA members and learn more at saqa.com/auction. In September be sure to bid on your favorite
Fiber Art from the Seven Pacific Regions of Studio Art Quilt Associates. Shifting Tides is presented as a world premier traveling exhibition in collaboration with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).
Shifting Tides opened in San Jose, at Works San Jose. It was successful in so many ways. We had large crowds over the two weeks. The show was at Works/San Jose until May 5, 2019. We sold a high volume of catalogs and three quilts. The Exhibition is now moving to Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, Washington. It will be there from June 26- September 29, 2019. Catalogs will be available at all meetings.