Special Interest Group - Language Connection: French

Moderated by Gül Laporte

Version française

Do you speak French? And would you enjoy exploring the wonderful world of art quilts in French? This group removes the language barrier for French speakers and allows you to get the most of your SAQA benefits and opportunities.

In addition to meeting other SAQA members, you’ll learn more about SAQA and discuss useful topics including the best way to ship art internationally, how to apply for calls-for-entry, exhibition themes explained, how to find venues with international SAQA exhibits, etc.  

This will be an ongoing, drop-in group so all French speakers are welcome to participate at any time. At the first meeting, the group will decide the dates and times for future meetings. This, along with the topics for each will be posted here. 


Gül Laporte’s interest in patchwork and quilting began when she moved to Houston, Texas in 1982. Returning to London, 4 years later, she started teaching and exhibiting her patchwork in Europe and abroad. She has published 2 books on patchwork and continues to write for Magic Patch magazine. For many years, she was a consultant for the European Patchwork Meeting. Her skills in many languages, (French, English, Spanish and Greek, some Italian and learning Portuguese) have enabled her to make many contacts in the patchwork community.

Gül has served on the advisory board of the International Quilt Study Centre and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska and is currently the International Exhibition Coordinator for SAQA (Studio Art Quit Associates) and serves on the Board of Directors.

She currently lives in Portugal with her husband.

How to Connect:

Next meeting is scheduled for April 20, 2018. Noon Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)

At the designated time, click on the link below.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:https://zoom.us/j/880795961

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    Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 880 795 961
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