Their goals are to publish, publicize, educate, create a network, produce quality exhibitions and to encourage critical writing about our medium
I would really recommend that you visit the SAQA Website and have a look through all the resources available.
The main fund raiser for this not for profit organisation is the annual Auction where 12'' x 12'' quilts are auctioned. These quilts are donated by members and last year 394 quilts were sold for a total of over $67,000! It is held in September and it is definitely not too early to start checking out your favourites
This year the Oceania Group banded together and 32 quilts donated quilts were sent over for the Auction as the Oceania Collection. We were very proud of the great variety and quality.
If you would like to join SAQA - I'd love our group to reach the magic 100 members (nearly there) - drop me a line as I will be able to show you how you can get a 10% discount on your first year's subscription.
I am very honoured that I have been invited to join the Board of SAQA from October this year and will be the only non North American member of the Board. It is an amazing honour and it will be great to represent our region. I am really looking forward to it.