San Jose! And the annual Studio Art Quilt Associates conference!

I was lucky enough to attend the SAQA annual conference in San Jose a couple of weeks ago.  It was fabulous!  We had wonderful presentations from Pokey Bolton, Lisa Congdon and Valerie Goodwin, fabulous lightning talks, a very inspirational and emotional keynote speech by Joan Schulze and several amazing panel discussions.
Pokey spoke about her journey from teacher to magazine editor to her new role as an independent business owner: Lisa gave us great tips about using Instagram to promote our art:
Valerie spoke about her laser-cutting technique: Joan Schulze spoke about innovation and discovery in a time of great personal turmoil.  And showed some really delicate, delightful quilts: We explored San Jose.  I had never been there before.  One highlight was the Japanese Garden.  It included not only beautiful flowers, but some beautifully textured rocks and bark as well: I enjoyed walking around downtown San Jose.  The streets were filled with art: And of course we had to visit the San …

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