Northern California/Nevada Artists at the 2021 SAQA Benefit Auction

The annual Benefit Auction is SAQA’s premier fundraising event! All proceeds help support SAQA’s exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, your purchase helps increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them.

The 2021 auction will take place online from September 10 through October 3. With hundreds of beautiful artwork available for bidding, there is something for everyone.

Members from our region stepped up and donated forty-two 12″x 12″ pieces for SAQA’s Benefit Auction. The pieces from our region are shown below.

See hundreds of beautiful pieces by SAQA members and learn more at the Auction Preview. Be sure to bid on your favorite(s).

SAQA Booth at PIQF

October 17-20, 2019

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. 

Artwork by Northern California/Northern Nevada members at the SAQA Benefit Auction

Sept 13 – October 6, 2019

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 In September be sure to bid on your favorite

Shifting Tides – Sneak Preview – Opens Friday!

The show opens April 19 and runs through May 5, 2019.

Learn more about the show on our Regional Events page.
The Artists’ Reception is on April 20 – 1 – 3:00 pm. Don’t miss it!

A great crew of local volunteers hung the show for Shifting Tides 7 at Works San Jose. They tooks some photos so we can get a preview of the show.

The crew (left – right) Denise Oyama Miller, Giny Dixon, Dean Miller, Jennifer Landau, Aileyn Ecob, and Joe Miller (Gallery Director)

Works/San Jose
365 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA

Fibre Theatricks: Where Fibre Art and Theatre Come Together

Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, CA
September 28 – October 27, 2018
A juried exhibition featuring professional fibre artists from SAQA focusing on the theme of theater.