Quarterly Meeting Saturday, March 11

Just a few important reminders for our upcoming quarterly meeting……as always, read it all, there are many important deadlines below!!! Bring any that apply to you: 12 x 12 inch auction quilt, accepted “Passages” entry, and/or Spotlight Auction quilt. Details follow below:

Quarterly Meeting-

Date: Saturday March 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm

Place: Millard Branch of the Omaha Public Library just south of 132nd and Center in Omaha

Topic: 12″ x 12″ auction pieces, plans for 2017, show and tell, conference updates

I will check right before the meeting to see which room they will have us using. They did not know which one would be available at the time I secured this location. Be sure to come with any ideas of other meeting places that might work for us as the library is not always available to us.

Auction-Bring your 12″ x 12″ auction piece along with a copy of its preregistration and $1.50 for postage. We will share our pieces and then I will pack them to ship to SAQA.



Those with work accepted for the Passages show should bring your artwork with a 4″ hanging sleeve along with a metal slat with 1/4″ holes in the ends to the meeting. Please remember to label all of your items, the quilt as well as the slats and any packing materials you would like returned to you at the end of the show’s run.

If you are not able to come to the meeting, send your pieces to Cynthia Levis by March 15. Contact her for shipping/delivery instructions- Cynthialevis@hotmail.com


Spotlight Auction

At the conference there will be a silent auction held during the Saturday night banquet. They are requesting 6″ x 8″ pieces of art for this auction. Perhaps you have a little “test” piece lying about that you could send? Or you want to try a new technique out, or just feel like making a little something?

If you would like to make something for the auction, here are the details from the SAQA website:


We are now accepting artwork from ALL SAQA members for the 2017 Spotlight Auction. These 6″ x 8″ pieces will be sold through a silent auction at the Conference Banquet. All proceeds benefit SAQA’s exhibition programs. Deadline for entry: March 15, 2017

2017 Conference – Spotlight Auction

spot·light noun.
A strong beam of light that illuminates a small area, used especially to center attention on a fabulous art quilt

The Creation to Curation Spotlight Auction is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased at the 2017 SAQA Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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. 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.

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!

Complete the Artist Participation Form by March 15, 2017

Mail your Auction Piece along with copy of your email confirmation to Susan Lapham (address is on form). Entries must be received by March 22, 2017.

Questions? Contact Susan Lapham at spotlight@saqa.com or (703) 599-9511.

Hope to see lots of you on March 11!!!





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