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Life Along the Rio Grande (SAQA Regional Exhibition)
various locations  •  April 3, 2018 -  January 26, 2019

Regions: New Mexico, Texas, Colorado/Utah/Wyoming The wonderful variety of living things along the vitally important Rio Grande River is explored in this exhibition. Historical and cultural themes, scientific and geological topics are all represented by artists living along the More Info

SEEDS of SAQA: How Does Your Garden Grow? -  New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Las Cruces, New Mexico  •  April 6, 2018 -  August 5, 2018

The artists of the New Mexico region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) applied their effort to the creation of an enormous rack of fiber art seed packets. Each artist chose a flower or vegetable, real or imagined, and created its image in a 16” x 16” quilt, which was then More Info

Guns:Loaded Conversations (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose, California  •  April 22, 2018 -  July 15, 2018

An enormous divide exists between people who cherish their heritage of gun ownership and others who are concerned that guns contribute to the rising tide of gun violence. The pieces selected for this exhibition will spark conversations relating to this important societal issue. Artists More Info

Layered Voices (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
Stillwater, Oklahoma  •  May 1, 2018 -  August 18, 2018

Layers are everywhere. They become apparent when we plumb the earth’s surface, make archeological digs to discover the history of civilizations, explore human anatomy, dress for the weather, dig in freshly fallen snow, and count rings in the stump of a tree. Layers are More Info

Local Color 3: Inspired by Science (SAQA Regional Exhbition)
various locations  •  May 5, 2018 -  December 31, 2018

Connecticut RegionLocal Color 3: Inspired by ScienceThe systematic enterprise called science that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe touches every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s the ubiquitous smartphone, the More Info

BRIDGE (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Salem Art Association Bush Barn
Salem, Oregon  •  May 5, 2018 -  June 24, 2018

Oregon Region BRIDGE Bridges are connections and links. They are bonds and pathways—both physical and emotional—between people and things. A bridge joins and unites. It spans time and traverses space. Artists in the Oregon region provide their interpretation of BRIDGE in this More Info

The Declaration of Sentiments 1848 - The Struggle Continues (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Findlay OH  •  May 14, 2018 -  June 29, 2018

Indiana Region The Declaration of Sentiments 1848 - The Struggle Continues This collaborative exhibition from several SAQA regions celebrates women's accomplishments and honors their struggles thoughout American History. Participating Regions: Indiana, Kentucky/Tennessee, More Info

Food for Thought (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
Joplin, Missouri  •  May 26, 2018 -  June 23, 2018

Food! We eat every day, but how often do we really think about the food we eat? Every culture has its celebrations, family meals, and traditions that involve food. Although these vary in different parts of the world, the impact of food is unmistakable. Food nourishes and fuels our bodies, More Info

Passages (SAQA Regional Exhibition)
various locations  •  June 1, 2018 -  November 30, 2018

Nebraska Region "Passages" can be an exploration of a moment captured in time or the instant of movement from one state to another. Whether it is thought as anon or a verb "Passages" allowed the artist the freedom to conceive a work which is representational or abstract. Joanne Alberda - More Info

SAQA IL/WI Stitched Together (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Bloomingdale Park District Museum
Bloomingdale, Illinois, USA  •  June 23, 2018 -  July 21, 2018

The length of the SAQA IL/WI region is over 800 miles, from Northern Wisconsin to Southern Illinois. That area spans many miles of lakes, forests, farms, cities, towns, open space, skyline, and open sky. Our common passion for fiber art keeps us Stitched More Info

H2Oh! (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  New England Quilt Museum
Lowell, Massachusetts  •  July 11, 2018 -  September 23, 2018

Water - it’s everywhere! The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. But water also plays an essential role in our survival.  Cultures have thrived based on their proximity to water, and crops More Info

Wild Fabrications (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Quilt & Sewing Expo
Raleigh, North Carolina  •  July 19, 2018 -  July 21, 2018

Wild Fabrications celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical. Selected artists let their imaginations run wild and created interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques. We must remember that More Info

Transitions (SAQA Regional Exhibition)
various locations  •  August 2, 2018 -  March 8, 2019

Atlantic Canada Region   Atlantic Region Nineteen textile artists from all four Atlantic provinces submitted one or two pieces of artwork for this juried travelling regional exhibition.  SCHEDULE:  March 29 - April 29, 2018 - Craig GalleryReception: March 28, 2018 More Info

Tranquility (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt & Craft Fair
Canberra, Australia  •  August 9, 2018 -  August 12, 2018

Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity.  Tranquility, as a mental and physical concept, is the primary focus of certain religious sects, whereby tranquility of the body, thoughts and consciousness are More Info

Turmoil (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt & Craft Fair
Canberra, Australia  •  August 9, 2018 -  August 12, 2018

Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty.  It can be personal and internal, societal or natural. This exhibition features work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance and tumult. Artists were requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their own lives. More Info

Made In Europe II (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, England  •  August 9, 2018 -  August 12, 2018

Europe/Middle East “Made in Europe II” showcases art quilts from makers in the many countries which make up the SAQA Europe and ME region. This SAQA region boasts many languages, cultural differences and influences. The quilts celebrate geographical features of the region – More Info

Concrete & Grassland (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, UK  •  August 9, 2018 -  August 12, 2018

Concrete & Grassland explores the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape. This call for entry asked artists to submit works that explore either the soft lines of nature or the hard lines of urban structures—or a combination of both. This exhibit More Info

Tranquility (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Stitches & Craft Show
Newcastle, Australia  •  August 16, 2018 -  August 19, 2018

Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity.  Tranquility, as a mental and physical concept, is the primary focus of certain religious sects, whereby tranquility of the body, thoughts and consciousness are More Info

Turmoil (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Stitches & Craft Show
Newcastle, Australia  •  August 16, 2018 -  August 19, 2018

Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty.  It can be personal and internal, societal or natural. This exhibition features work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance and tumult. Artists were requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their own lives. More Info

SAQA - Korean Quilts Now -  AQS
various locations  •  August 22, 2018 -  August 25, 2018

Region: South Korea The Studio Arts Quilt Associates™ of the Republic of Korea began in 2010. This exhibit features a variety of art quilt techniques the group has been studying over the last several years. The group collaborated to create three of the works. Through their artwork, these More Info

Wide Horizons VI (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  European Patchwork Meeting (Le Carrefour European du Patchwork)
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France  •  September 13, 2018 -  September 16, 2018

Europe/Middle East The expression ‘'Wide Horizons' often evokes feelings of openness, exploration, experimentation, new work, new themes, new stories. But the words can also be interpreted as in-depth analysis of favorite subjects, seeing familiar things in a new light, pushing the More Info

Tranquility (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt & Craft Fair - Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia  •  September 19, 2018 -  September 22, 2018

Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity.  Tranquility, as a mental and physical concept, is the primary focus of certain religious sects, whereby tranquility of the body, thoughts and consciousness are More Info

Turmoil (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt & Craft Fair - Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia  •  September 19, 2018 -  September 22, 2018

Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty.  It can be personal and internal, societal or natural. This exhibition features work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance and tumult. Artists were requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their own lives. More Info

Wild Fabrications (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Quilt & Sewing Expo
Cincinnati, Ohio  •  September 20, 2018 -  September 22, 2018

Wild Fabrications celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical. Selected artists let their imaginations run wild and created interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques. We must remember that More Info

Food for Thought (SAQA Global Exhibition)
10th Asia Quilt Festival, Shanghai, China  •  September 21, 2018 -  September 23, 2018

Food! We eat every day, but how often do we really think about the food we eat? Every culture has its celebrations, family meals, and traditions that involve food. Although these vary in different parts of the world, the impact of food is unmistakable. Food nourishes and fuels our bodies, food More Info

Wild Fabrications (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Quilt & Sewing Expo
Fredericksburg, Virginia  •  September 27, 2018 -  September 29, 2018

Wild Fabrications celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical. Selected artists let their imaginations run wild and created interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques. We must remember that More Info

Concrete & Grassland (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  The Knitting & Stitching Show
London, UK  •  October 11, 2018 -  October 14, 2018

Concrete & Grassland explores the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape. This call for entry asked artists to submit works that explore either the soft lines of nature or the hard lines of urban structures—or a combination of both. This exhibit More Info

Dusk to Dawn (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Houston
Houston, Texas  •  November 8, 2018 -  November 11, 2018

When the sun dips below the horizon, the world changes: the trees are lit by the silvery light of the moon, and warm lamps glow in a child's room as they listen to a bedtime story. Owls and bats take to the sky for their evening meals, while other animals curl up safely in their dens. A More Info

Metamorphosis (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Houston
Houston, Texas  •  November 8, 2018 -  November 11, 2018

Metamorphosis generates transformative change in shape, nature, or structure. Animals physically develop and change from birth to maturity. Concepts and ideas morph and change over time. Even the earth’s landscape progresses through many geological and ecological stages.Change may More Info

Concrete & Grassland (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  The Knitting & Stitching Show
Dublin, Ireland  •  November 8, 2018 -  November 11, 2018

Concrete & Grassland explores the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape. This call for entry asked artists to submit works that explore either the soft lines of nature or the hard lines of urban structures—or a combination of both. This exhibit More Info

Wild Fabrications (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Quilt & Sewing Expo
Novi, Michigan  •  November 15, 2018 -  November 17, 2018

Wild Fabrications celebrates a world of animals both real and fantastical. Selected artists let their imaginations run wild and created interesting and unusual interpretations of animals using unexpected or unconventional materials and adornment, and/or unusual techniques. We must remember that More Info

Concrete & Grassland (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  The Knitting & Stitching Show
Harrogate, UK  •  November 22, 2018 -  November 25, 2018

Concrete & Grassland explores the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape. This call for entry asked artists to submit works that explore either the soft lines of nature or the hard lines of urban structures—or a combination of both. This exhibit More Info

H2Oh! (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona  •  December 1, 2018 -  February 10, 2019

Water - it’s everywhere! The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. But water also plays an essential role in our survival.  Cultures have thrived based on their proximity to water, and crops survive or fail, More Info

Guns:Loaded Conversations (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  New England Quilt Museum
Shattuck, Massachusetts  •  January 9, 2019 -  April 6, 2019

Today we find ourselves living in a society in which gun violence feels commonplace. Yet an enormous divide exists between people who cherish their heritage of gun ownership and others who are concerned about the rising tide of gun violence.Artists have been a catalyst for difficult societal More Info

Dusk to Dawn (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Chicago
Chicago, Illinois  •  March 28, 2019 -  March 30, 2019

When the sun dips below the horizon, the world changes: the trees are lit by the silvery light of the moon, and warm lamps glow in a child's room as they listen to a bedtime story. Owls and bats take to the sky for their evening meals, while other animals curl up safely in their dens. A More Info

Metamorphosis (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Chicago
Chicago, Illinois  •  March 28, 2019 -  March 30, 2019

Metamorphosis generates transformative change in shape, nature, or structure. Animals physically develop and change from birth to maturity. Concepts and ideas morph and change over time. Even the earth’s landscape progresses through many geological and ecological stages. Change may be More Info

H2Oh! (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose, California  •  April 19, 2019 -  July 14, 2019

Water - it’s everywhere! The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. But water also plays an essential role in our survival.  Cultures have thrived based on their proximity to water, and crops survive or fail, More Info

Tranquility (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Grants Pass Museum of Art
Grants Pass, Oregon  •  June 1, 2019 -  July 31, 2019

Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity.  Tranquility, as a mental and physical concept, is the primary focus of certain religious sects, whereby tranquility of the body, thoughts and consciousness are More Info

Turmoil (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Grants Pass Museum of Art
Grants Pass, Oregon  •  June 1, 2019 -  July 31, 2019

Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty.  It can be personal and internal, societal or natural. This exhibition features work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance and tumult. Artists were requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their own lives. More Info

Layered & Stitched (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Houston
Houston, Texas  •  October 31, 2019 -  November 3, 2019

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art is a gorgeous showcase of 50 art quilts by renowned master artists. Seminal works show the evolution of the art quilt from the earliest pioneers creating during the 1960s through to today’s artists experimenting with new forms, new More Info