SAQA Mentorship Webinars 


Multiple times throughout the year, the SAQA Education Committee offers a series of on-line discussions called Mentorship Webinars that serve to educate and inspire our members. Recorded versions were then made available in our website archives (login to mySAQA is required to view recordings).

Webinar Recordings

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a future webinar topic, please email

current webinar  

Webinar with Arturo Alonzo SandovalCritique Series with Arturo Alonzo Sandoval

In 2019, the SAQA Education Committee is bringing you a series of webinars on critique. Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor Emeritus with a named University of Kentucky Endowed Professorship is our first guest critic, and is known internationally for his innovative mixed media fiber art.

In this 3-part video series, Arturo provides three different artists with helpful insight about their artwork. Participants included Bobbe Shapiro Nolan, Jean Sredl, Donna J Stalaboin.

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Available in the Webinar archives (login required)

Brenda Gael Smith shares her experience in putting together solo exhibitions. This information is instructive and inspiring for any art quilter whether sharing artwork at a local library or a big city gallery.

Learn more about new trends in textile artwork and the art quilt movement with Susan Else. In this online video, Susan looks at her own work to see how it resonates with other work by contemporary art quilters and with the broader textile scene. 

Interested in adding another dimension to your artwork? Want to learn more about creating 3D pieces? Then watch Betty Busby as she offers helpful advice on creating and shipping 3D artwork. Using examples of her own artwork, Betty shares her experiences and provides valuable tips.

Vicki Krohn Amorose is an artist, writer, performer and arts advocate who teaches artists writing and presentation skills. Learn more from an expert who has helped many artists feel more comfortable expressing themselves in words.

Three award winning SAQA artists: Dianne Firth, Sue Dennis and Judy Hooworth share insights on incorporating their native Australian landscape in outstanding art quilts. Each artist covered their individual process of viewing landscape and transitioning their thoughts into pieces of art.

Lyric Kinard shares tips and experiences from her years on the teaching circuit. She covers everything from communicating with guilds, developing exciting workshops, arranging travel and lodging, inspiring students, and selling products as part of your teaching business.

Juried Artist Member panelists Sue Bleiweiss, Lorie McCown and Judy Kirpich discussed their experiences working in a series while using their art to support their points of view.

Webinar Recordings

What is a Webinar?
Short for Web-based seminar, a webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web using video conferencing software. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements: the ability to give, receive and discuss information in real-time.

For 2018, the live webinar format has been changed to include a pre-recorded video paired with a separate live Q&A session using the Zoom videoconference platform. 

How do I find out about upcoming Mentorship Webinars?
When a SAQA Mentorship webinar is scheduled, it will be announced in the weekly SAQA emails and listed on our News and Events page. 

What happens when I register?
Once you register for a Webinar, you will receive an email with instructions. It will contain a link that will be active at the designated time.
Not applicable for pre-recorded webinars - registration is not required.

How do I join the Webinar?
SAQA Webinars are held using Zoom videoconferencing software.
Connection information will be included on the webinar detail page.

Zoom can be used with all types of devices. The first time you access Zoom, you will be prompted to download an application. If you aren't familiar with Zoom, please do review our FAQ page first. We are not able to provide technical support to individuals once the webinar / video meeting starts.

Note that the live Q&A sessions DO allow for participants to be on video as well as the presenters. If you do NOT want to be recorded, you will be asked to turn off your video. If you are not asking a question, we do also ask that you stay muted to minimize background noise.

What if I am not at my computer?
If you are not able to join via computer (or tablet or phone), the instructions do include call-in numbers. You will still be able to listen to the presentations. 

How can I ask questions?
Depending on the type of webinar, attendees can ask questions via a chat window or by raising your hand. When it is your turn, an organizer will unmute you so you can ask your question. Please ensure that background noise is kept at a minimum - use a headset and microphone if you have one.

How can I access the recorded versions?
Webinars are posted online once they are processed and reviewed (this may take up to a week). These recordings are only available to current SAQA members and can be accessed via this link

Note that login to mySAQA is required to view the recordings. If you have forgetten your password, enter your email address on the Get Help screen to request a password reset.

These recordings were made in various formats over a period of years.  Some are audio only, while others play in both audio and video. Most are approximately 60 minutes long. The files are very large and may take several minutes to download. SAQA has made these available to the best of our ability; make sure your media player software is up-to-date on your computer.

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a future webinar topic, please email