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One of the many benefits of membership is being eligible to enter SAQA exhibitions that travel all over the world. Our variety of shows--from the trunk show, regional exhibitions, quilt venues and art venues--is designed to satisfy the needs of members at all levels of career development. Not a member yet? Join Us » 

SAQA Calls for Entry (Global - open to all members) 

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Connecting our Natural Worlds (SAQA Global - All members)More Info
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

With this exhibition, we are hoping YOU will help people to get closer to nature. How can you communicate the wonders of the flora, fauna, and habitat relating to your part of the natural world? Help us inspire others to become better stewards of the environment through your unique artistic interpretation of your own backyard.


** artists have been  notified via email 

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3D Expression (SAQA Global - All members)More Info
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum 

This exhibit will feature contemporary 3D artworks exclusively.  Be creative in showing how textile art can expand both into the third dimension and in the future. The work may be practical, infused with meaning, or decorative, but it must meet SAQA's definition of an art quilt.

 
** CURRENTLY BEING JURIED - artists will be notified via email by aPRIL 1

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Upcycle! (SAQA Global - All Members)More Info
Quilt Festival Houston 2019

Fiber art has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling compositions. Challenge yourself to make a work that either incorporates recycled materials, be it cloth or non-fiber items, or that represents such a process visually.


** now open

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Musica! (SAQA Global - All members)More Info
National Quilt Museum

Both music and art can elicit emotion, create mood, evoke images, suggest movement, as well as reflect light, depth, and color. Artists are encouraged to explore the ways in which music can serve as inspiration for the creative process. Artwork may be two or three dimensional, viewed from one side, two sides, or any angle.
 


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Aloft (SAQA Global - All members)More Info
AQS 2020 - various locations

Insects, birds and even some mammals are able to fly or soar. Plant seeds are carried on breezes and by birds, while a soccer ball can fly down the field. Humankind has found ways to fly from Icarus’ attempt to create his own wings to the advent of mechanized flight, satellites, space exploration and cameras on drones that give us a new perspective on our world.

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Opposites Attract (SAQA Global - All members)More Info
Quilt Festival Chicago 2020

Opposing forces shape our reality in ways which are both readily apparent as well as hidden. Artwork included in this exhibit will explore a contradiction or an affinity, Yin and Yang, the irresistible force versus the immovable object and other "opposites."


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Ebb & Flow (SAQA Global - ALL members) More Info
Quilt Festival Houston - October 2020

Many things in life and history demonstrate a recurring pattern of cycles and change, of growth and decline. From movements in history to the phases of our lives, the seasons, the position of the stars and planets, conversations, even the progression of a piece of music or literature, artists are invited to explore Ebb and Flow in a two-dimensional artwork.
* 2020 DEADLINE

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Beyond the Mirror (SAQA Global - ALL members)More Info
Quilt Festival Houston - October 2020

In this digital age, we cannot escape our own images, whether taken as a selfie or found on social media. Does our image reflect our individual identity or do we see what we are conditioned by society to see? We need to look beyond the mirror to see our strength of character, intelligence, creativity, skills and our potential to be even more than what can be reflected.
* 2020 DEADLINE

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SAQA Juried Artist MembershipMore Info
Reviews are held bi-monthly
Deadline:
May 1, 2019

SAQA Spotlight Auction More Info
2019 SAQA Conference (ALL members can submit a piece) ** CLOSED

Deadline:
March 1, 2019
SAQA Journal Member Gallery More Info
Theme: Lost and Found
Deadline:
June 1, 2019
Call for Submissions for Portfolio / Art Quilt QuarterlyMore Info
SAQA Juried Artist Members ONLY
Deadline: 
May 1, 2019

SAQA Benefit Auction More Info
12"x12" pieces for online auction starting Sept 13 (ALL members can submit a piece)

 
Deadline:
June 1, 2019

 

SAQA Calls for Entry (Regional)

For more information about regional exhibits, contact your regional representative.

Evolving Perceptions (SAQA Regional)More Info
Colorado, Utah and Wyoming members
Deadline:
February 28, 2019
Information Overload:Escaping the 21st Century MazeMore Info
Latin American members
Deadline:
February 28, 2019
de.light/full (SAQA Regional) More Info
Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Indiana members
Deadline:
February 28, 2019
Made in Europe 3 (SAQA Regional) More Info
European / Middle East SAQA members
Deadline:
April 30, 2019
Flight of Ideas: MA/RI Regional Trunk Show 2 (SAQA Regional)More Info
MA/RI members
Deadline:
May 31, 2019
Stitching California (SAQA Regional) More Info
NoCA/NoNV members
Deadline:
June 1, 2019
Perspectives (SAQA Regional)More Info
Florida members
Deadline:
June 1, 2019
Blues and Other Hues (SAQA Regional)More Info
IL and WI members
Deadline:
July 1, 2019
A Story I Love: MT/ID Regional Trunk ShowcaseMore Info
Montana/Idaho Members
Deadline:
September 12, 2019
Colour with a U (SAQA Regional)More Info
All Canadian members
Deadline:
January 3, 2020
Habitat (SAQA Regional)More Info
Oregon members
Deadline:
February 29, 2020

If you have questions or comments about SAQA exhibitions, please contact ExhibitCoord@saqa.com. For questions about shipping, contact shipping@saqa.com.