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SAQA is Hiring - Marketing Outreach Coordinator SAQA is Hiring - Marketing Outreach Coordinator
Interested in working for SAQA? We are looking for a Marketing Outreach Coordinator to join our fun and creative team. This part-time paid position allows you to work remotely from home (requires computer and reliable internet access).

Artists selected for H2Oh! exhibition Artists selected for H2Oh! exhibition
Congratulations to the artists selected for SAQA exhibition H2Oh! which will debut at the National Quilt Museum (Paducah, Kentucky) in June 2017. Juror Linda Gass commented that she enjoyed seeing the breadth and depth of creativity around water.

New Online Gallery - Faces & Expressions New Online Gallery - Faces & Expressions
Shruti Dandekar is our guest curator for this month's online gallery. She comments: Making portraits is one of my favorite forms of quilting. Watching people create them in so many diverse techniques, inspires me! I wouldl ove to share this inspiration with everyone through this gallery...

2017 Conference - Lightning Talk Presenters needed! 2017 Conference - Lightning Talk Presenters needed!
The SAQA Special Events Committee is looking for 16 speakers to share their work, their ideas, and their inspirations at the 2017 SAQA Conference. A Lightning Talk in a fast-paced informative presentation that is six minutes and 40 seconds long.

Submit your book to our online library! Submit your book to our online library!
SAQA members are among the most accomplished fiber artists in the world, not only creating and exhibiting artwork, but teaching, curating, and writing about art. The books created by SAQA members run the gamut from technique-specific workshops in book form, to retrospectives of one artist’s body of work, to volumes dedicated to art quilt research and history. Are you a SAQA member who is also an author? Complete our online form to have your book listed included in our

Special Interest Groups - Join one today! Special Interest Groups - Join one today!
Want to connect with other SAQA members? Learn more about about a particular topic?

For 2017, SAQA will be offering a new series of online discussion groups called Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These meetings take place "virtually" using Zoom video conferencing technology. It's a fun way to meet other SAQA members and discuss art-related topics. Our first SIG is all about Mixed Media! 

Meet Your Representatives Meet Your Representatives
Learn more about SAQA's Regional Representatives. This month we are featuring: Carolina Fuchssteiner (Georgia/S. Carolina) & Mary Louise Gerek (Colorado/Utah/Wyoming)

Webinar: Tips for Traveling Quilt Teachers - Register Today! Webinar: Tips for Traveling Quilt Teachers - Register Today!
Award-winning artist Lyric Kinard will share tips and experiences from her years on the teaching circuit. She’ll cover everything from communicating with guilds, developing exciting workshops, arranging travel and lodging, inspiring students, and selling products as part of your teaching business. We’ll conclude with a brief Q&A session. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11 am ET (GMT-5)

Vendors needed for 2017 SAQA Conference Vendors needed for 2017 SAQA Conference
Do you sell hand-dyed fabrics or other unique embellishments? We are currently seeking applicants for the Vendor Marketplace, part of the 2017 SAQA Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. Our conference attendees are avid fiber artists from around the world who enjoy incorporating beautiful fibers and embellishments in their artwork. Don't miss this great opportunity - deadline is Jan 15, 2017. Email vendormarketplace@saqa.com for details.

Artists selected for Art Quilt Retrospective Book Artists selected for Art Quilt Retrospective Book
Final artist selections have been made for Art Quilt Retrospective, a SAQA publication celebrating this art form’s development over the past 50 years! This book will cover art quilts and artists from 1960’s to today.

Get your Work in the Spotlight! Get your Work in the Spotlight!
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: Feb 24, 2017

2017 SAQA Conference: Registration is now open! 2017 SAQA Conference: Registration is now open!
The 2017 Annual Conference "Creation to Curation" will be held April 27 - April 30, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Participants will enjoy a wide range of activities during this joint conference with the International Quilt Study Center and Museum including a keynote address by Michael James, behind the scenes tours, breakout sessions and more! 

Registration open for the NEXT Symposium Registration open for the NEXT Symposium
Please join us for New, Newer, NEXT, a SAQA sponsored symposium to be held August 26, 2017 at the beautiful Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado. This event will be part of a fabulous week of fiber art beginning with the opening of the 75 art quilt exhibit at the Dairy on August 25. Following the symposium, there will be two three-day workshops with Betty Busby.