June 2013 e.Bulletin


June 2013 e.Bulletin
Martha Sielman head shot
Message from Martha Sielman, SAQA's Executive Director:

NEW Thread Collection Vote:
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SAQA needs your advice!  AURIfil has offered to create a second SAQA Signature Thread Collection as a fundraiser for SAQA.  Which palette should represent SAQA?


Looking for some great books to enjoy this summer?  Check out SAQA's Summer Reading Sale!

Portfolio set sale!Art Quilt Portfolio set sale!Connecting Design to Stitch
Special Deals on Gift Sets!


Auction art is up on SAQA's NEW Pinterest board!  We've received over 400 WONDERFUL Auction donations!  The auction will begin Monday, September 9, 2013.

Ahh, MeditationDeep PoolSalmon Run
Judy Steward - Ahhh, Meditation              Charlotte Ziebarth - Deep Pool #1              Kathy Craig - Salmon Run

SAQA Booth at IQF-Chicago
June 20-23, 2013

Shelley Brucar & Cathy Mendola are coordinating the booth for SAQA at the International Quilt Festival Chicago June 20-23, 2013. Please help SAQA during this wonderful event. It is a great opportunity to meet members and network. If you are willing to work a two-hour shift, you will get in the show that day for free!  Shifts still in need of volunteers:

4pm - 6:15pm

9:45am-12 noon

Email Cathy if you can help!
Additionally, if anyone would like to volunteer to help take down on Sunday afternoon that would be fantastic.  If you have a friend who is not a SAQA member but would like to help out, please let them know they are welcome to join us.
To learn more about the show click here:

NEW on the website:


Meet your Reps:  Michelle O'Neill Kincaid and Bev Haring       

Featured Artist: Lura Schwarz Smith 

Contact SAQA:

Martha Sielman, Executive Director:  
Talk to the Board:  
General question:   
Membership question: 
SAQA in the NEWS
Quilter's Newsletter

Quilters Newsletter has a 4-page spread on Seasonal Palette in the current issue, as well as a profile of Leslie Gabrielse, information about SAQA-New Mexico's Unfolded exhibition and Sheila Frampton's Cooper as the Photo Finish artist.

Quilt Trends summer 2013

Quilt Trends magazine has a lovely article about SAQA's A Sense of Scale exhibition.


The Visioning Project revolves around visualizing goals and dreams - and making them happen. By making a public commitment, the artist is inspired to achieve a specific goal. Some goals are very specific, such as gaining a private commission, getting gallery representation, or selling a work.  Other goals are more developmental: building a cohesive body of work or   producing work regularly. The Visioning Project members are wonderful in helping each other with support, networking, and resource information. If you are interested in joining, please contact Helen Conway. 

The SAQArtique group is open to all SAQA members.  Members trust in each other to make honest comments about the issues that they wish to have critiqued. The critiques are all in the spirit of a shared interest in quilting as an art form and improvement of each person's talents.  The requirements for belonging to a group are simply that each member is expected to post at least one of her/his own works every 3 months and to participate in all critiques of other members' work. If you are interested in joining, please contact Martha Ginn.
e.Bulletin Table of Contents 
DeadlinesDeadlines & Dates


Celebrating Silver - Online Entry Deadline:  June 15, 2013


SAQA 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show - Deadline for Entry Form and Artwork:  January 31, 2014





May 18 - August 24, 2013 - Masters 2 at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida 


May 23 - August 18, 2013 - Beyond Comfort at Texas A&M University's J. Wayne Stark Galleries, College Station, Texas 


May 28 - July 26, 2013 - Sightlines at Grant's Pass Museum of Art, Grant's Pass, Oregon


June 21-23, 2013 - Deux at IQF-Chicago    


August 2-4, 2013 - A Sense of Scale and Seasonal Palette at International Quilt Festival-Long Beach, Long Beach, California 


August 8-11, 2013 - Metaphors on Aging at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK 


August 22 - October 15, 2013 - Sightlines at William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois


September 6-8, 2013 - Metaphors on Aging at International Quilt Convention, Johannesburg, South Africa  


September 12-15, 2013 - Deux at Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork, Sainte Marie aux Mines, France 


September 12 - December 2, 2013 - Seasonal Palette at the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky  


April 3 - May 9, 2014 - Radical Elements at Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Springs, Maryland 


May 1-4, 2014 - Capitolizing on Fiber Conference in Washington, D.C. (details coming soon!)


May - November 2014 - Earth Stories at Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, Michigan  




Membership Please welcome our new Regional Representatives: 

Diane Melms - Alaska

Gail Ramsay - Alaska

And a BIG THANK YOU to retiring representatives:


Jennifer Bailey - Florida

Alison Bessesdotter - Pennsylvania

Paula Benjaminson - Africa

Cat Larrea - Alaska

Kate Themel - Connecticut

Deborah Boschert - Maryland

Anna Hergert - Canada

Susan Christensen - Alaska



Welcome to all our new members who joined in May:

Steffanie  Frank, Jessica Abraham, Judy Alexander, Anna Brown, Lee Dong Bun, Michele-Renee Charbonneau, Young Mi Choi, Kim Choonmi, Lisa Courtnage, Lea Cox, Linda Davis, Pauline Davy, Christel De Vrij, Susan Distel, Kim Dong-Jin, Marylee Drake, Karen Ernst, Merrilee Fearnow, Michele Foote, Ellen Gallardo, Julia Graber, Grace Grinnell, Valerie Harrison, Merry Havens, Cho Myung Hee, Rosemary Hopkins, Kin Hum, Chris Hussey, Dina Jeannotte, Chang Jin, Linda  Jurkiewicz, Judith Kaplan, Patsy Kaufman, Ahn Kayoung, Carlene Keller, Amy Eileen Koester, Sylvie Lajoie, Chris Lighthipe, W. John MacMullen, Toni Major, JoElla Manning, Cheryl Mansfield, Eleonore Molstad, Locquen Nathalie, Susan OConnor, Lisbet Okun, Margaret Adele Parker, Edith Perman, Jenny Perry, Diana Picklesimer, Nancy Proctor, Susan Raab, Annemarie Riemer, Joyce Ross, Susan Ruda, Robin Ryan, Kim Sangsook, Terri Sankovitz, Deborah Schupp, Ann Scott, Lisa Shepard Stewart, Oh Young Sil, Park Yook Sook, Linda Syverson Guild, Helen Tait, Pam Toombs, Maria Vuilleumier, Louise Wagner, Nancy Walton, Barbara Wendt, Christine Wilson, An Mi Won, Jin Gook Yang, Lee Jee Youn, and Laura Ziock.
SAQA Catalogs Fundraiser
Text Messages catalog
We've already received $2,765.00 towards the cost of our new catalogs!!!
Deux = $1,010.00
Metaphors on Aging = $805.00
Text Messages = $950.00

And 12 first-time donors have taken advantage of the Challenge Grant matching program to double their donations, turning $870 of donations into $1,740 for catalog publication!
Thank you to all our generous donors:    
Anonymous, Mary Lou Alexander, Serena Brooks, Pat Budge, Shannon Conley, Sheryl Culver, Andra Fischgrund, Sheila Frampton-Cooper, Kathleen Kastles, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Therese Sankovitz Kirchner, Susan Webb Lee, Lisette Leveille, Sally Lloyd, Jenny Lyon, Jeanne Marklin, Denise Oyama Miller, Carol Moore, Pam Morris, Daren Pitts Redman, Lesley Riley, Judy Ross, Lisa Flowers Ross, Martha Sielman, Lois Sprague, Nelda Warkentin, Juanita Yaeger.  

The cost of publishing high-quality catalogs is $6,500 for each one:

$1,500 for design and editing
$4,500 for printing
$500 for customs fees, freight and shipping   

Documenting your art quilts is a critical part of SAQA's mission. In addition to helping with sales, SAQA catalogs are given to museum libraries and stored as part of the SAQA Archives at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The work that you are creating today will be available for reference and study long into the future.

With your help, we can publish these catalogs.  PLUS SAQA has received a Challenge Grant of $2500!  A very enthusiastic supporter has generously offered to match every dollar contributed by NEW donors, up to a total of $2500. This means that if you are thinking of donating for the first time, your money will go twice as far thanks to this special opportunity.

You may designate your support for a specific catalog or support all three.  Just note which catalog you'd like to support in the Additional Information field. Any extra funds raised through this appeal will be used for the rest of the exhibition program.

DONATE HERE to help publish these catalogs!

Or mail a check to:
PO Box 572
Storrs, CT 06268

Thank you for your support of this important project!

ThankYouGiftsSAQA's Thank You Gifts Program

New Thank-You Gifts for the 2nd Quarter Star Recruiters:

Simplicity Deluxe Felting MachineHavel's Scissors
  Spray and Fix gift set from Odif KPM - Design Explorations Creativity Retreat in LaGrange, Texas 
Thank-You Gifts include:
Simplicity's 12-Needle Deluxe Felting Ma
Havel Sewing's scissors gift pack 
Odif USA Spray-n-Fix gift pack 
Katie Pasquini Masopust autographed copy of "Design Explorations" 
Creativity Get-away for two - La Grange, Texas 

So far, there are 20 Star Recruiters in the 2nd Quarter of 2013.  There is one more month to go: Add your name to the list by recruiting two new SAQA members!
Star Recruiter List for 2nd Quarter 2013:
Misik Kim (13 new members), Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix (9 new members), Carole Staples (8 new members), Phyllis Cullen (6 new members), Bev Hilton (4 new members), Jayne Gaskins, Lisa Walton, Dwayne Wanner and Jean Wells (3 new members each), Jennifer Bailey, Paula Brown, Dena Crain, Monique Gilbert, Mary McBride, Mary Pal, Elaine Quehl, Sue Rasmussen, Brenda Gael Smith, Cyndi Souder and Marianne Williamson  (2 new members each so far!)

Star Recruiters for the 2nd Quarter of 2013 will be choosing from the wonderful Thank-You Gifts that have been donated by our generous supporters:
  • AURIfil USA
  • C&T Publishing 
  • Cedar Canyon Textiles
  • Dharma Trading Company  
  • Interweave Press 
  • Lark Crafts
  • Meinke Toy
  • Odif USA  
  • Simplicity Creative
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • Lynne Allen
  • Frieda Anderson 
  • Karey Bresenhan
  • Judith Content 
  • Eileen Doughty  
  • Carol Eaton  
  • Lisa Ellis
  • Cheryl Ferrin
  • Clairan Ferrono
  • Lynn Krawczyk
  • Sheri Marshall 
  • Pamela Morris
  • Candice Phelan
  • Pixeladies (Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki)
  • Barbara Schneider  
  • Robin Schwalb
  • Sandra Sider
  • Martha Sielman
  • Mary Tabar
  • Judith Trager
  • Desi Vaughn 
  • Laura Wasilowski
  • Jack Walsh  

How the Thank You Gifts program works:

Who is eligible to participate in the Thank You Gifts program? 
All SAQA members, excluding Board members, paid staff and consultants.

How do I participate in the Thank You Gifts program?
Refer two or more new SAQA members and have each new member list you in the "Referred by" field either on the web or on their paper application.
Where can I see the Thank You Gifts?
We have created a website page for the Thank You Gifts program.
How often can SAQA members select a membership drive Thank You Gift? 
Members may select one gift per quarter when they refer two or more new members.

How does the Thank You Gifts selection process work?   
The member referring the most new members in that quarter will select from that quarter's Thank You Gifts list first. The member referring the second-most new members in that quarter will pick second, and so on. In the event of a tie, the member identified as having recruited that number of new members earliest will pick first.
Contact Candice Phelan, Membership Drive committee chair.

CallingTeachersCalling All SAQA Teachers and Lecturers!
Are you conducting workshops, seminars, classes or lecturing about fiber art? Here is an opportunity to add even more value to your event.

For a limited time, you can offer your students a 10% discount on their new SAQA membership. Just register your event with SAQA's executive director, Martha Sielman, and receive your personalized membership discount code.  Every new member who joins SAQA and puts your membership discount code on their application or web form, will receive a 10% reduction in their first year membership fee - and you will receive credit for recruiting another new member.

So whether you are running multi-day workshops, ½ day seminars or lecturing to a quilt guild, email Martha Sielman to register your event and receive your personalized membership discount code. By sharing SAQA with your attendees, you are helping them to open another door to new opportunities for their art and career.


IAmSAQAI AM SAQA Advertising Campaign

I am SAQA - Clarke    I am SAQA - Errea    I am SAQA - McKie

We are soliciting your photo and information for this series of 52 ads.  SAQA will place the ads in a variety of magazines: American Craft, Fiber Art Now, GenQ, Quilting Arts, Selvedge, Surface Design Journal. etc. The ads will also be featured on a special web page on the SAQA website and placed on SAQA's Facebook and Twitter pages..

We are looking to represent a cross-section of SAQA's membership, and we are interested in profiling as many members as we can. Don't miss this opportunity to promote yourself and SAQA at the same time. We would love to have your participation.

Please complete the questionnaire and model release and send it, along with a high resolution image of you and your artwork, to


VirtualExhibitNew Virtual Exhibit on SAQA Website
   School's Out   
Eileen Wiilliams - "School's Out" 

This month's guest curator, Cindy Grisdela, has selected   Images of Summer.

Cindy wrote: "Summer memories bring back a carefree time--trips to the beach, time in the garden, bike rides, relaxing in the sun. These images, some representational and some more abstract, evoke the lazy days of summer with vacation from school and work, longer days, bright colors, and growing things."

List of selected artists:
Melinda Bula
Nancy G. Cook
Denise A. Currier
Jo-Ann Golenia
Laura Jaszkowski
Sue Holdaway-Heys
Sherry Kleinman
Terry Kramzar
Michele Leavitt
Roxane Lessa
Ann Loveless
Stephanie Nordlin
Lora Rocke
Joan Sowada
Judith Trager
Nelda Warkentin
Laura Wasilowski

If you would like to volunteer to be a Virtual Gallery curator, please contact
Jen Solon ( who organizes the Virtual Exhibitions.
TrunkShowsThis is a Quilt! Trunk Shows available to travel

These three pieces are from Trunk Show A, which is in Africa this month:

Oil and Water   Leafy Greens   Pink
 Marianne Williamson - "Oil and Water Don't Mix" *** Helena Scheffer - "Leafy Greens 3" *** Jan Soules - "Pink Grapefruit"    


All of the pieces from all of the trunk shows are up on the SAQA website:


There are seven different trunk shows of small matted pieces.  They are available to travel to your region any time through October 2013.   


We hope that you will find venues where these wonderful gems can be displayed as a way to educate about our medium.  Perhaps there's a library, community center, or art center in your town that has a display space.  If you belong to a quilt guild, talk to the program chair about using this as a program.  We can also arrange to send you our PowerPoint presentation that explains about art quilts and about SAQA.  And it would be a great time to share your own artwork.     

On the Trunk Show pages, you can search by Trunk Show letter (each Trunk Show has its own page) or by artist (through the index).  At the bottom of each trunk show page, there is a Google calendar that shows where the trunk will be exhibited.  When you click on the colored bar in the calendar, you will see details about each venue and dates.  


A "Learn More" link explains what the trunk show is and a "Contact Us" link is above the calendar so that members or other interested parties can request a trunk viewing in their area. If you are interested in hosting a trunk show, please contact your regional rep.

ExhibitsCallforEntry SAQA Exhibition News:  Calls for Entries
**NOTE: SAQA exhibitions are open to ALL members, unless there is a geographical restriction

Additional information about these Calls for Entry can now be accessed directly from the Members tab:

ColorWheelofEmotionsCelebrating Silver
Open to all SAQA members

Exhibition Concept:
As part of SAQA's 25th Anniversary, we will be Celebrating Silver.  Silver is indispensable. From industrial use to decoration, technology, photography and medicine, its unique properties of strength, malleability, reflectivity and conductivity make it an irreplaceable force in the global market. In addition to its physical properties silver is recognized as a symbol of love, insurance and commitment for twenty-five years. We invite you to share your reflections on the precious metal's economic and symbolic value in order to celebrate SAQA's 25th anniversary.

The juror will select approximately thirty artists to create artworks specifically for this commemorative exhibition. She will endeavor to form a cohesive exhibition that includes a wide range of creative styles, techniques and imagery.

Premiere Locations:
International Quilt Festival - Houston, Texas October 2014
International Quilt Festival - Cincinnati, Ohio April 2015
International Quilt Festival - Long Beach, California August 2015
Additional venues to be determined.

Juror: Yvonne Porcella
Managing curator: Nancy Bavor
Online entry opened: May 15, 2013
Online entry deadline: June 15, 2013  
Deadline for new artwork to be completed:
 February 1, 2014

Full details, instructions and entry form may be found at

SAQA 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show
Open to all SAQA Members

Join SAQA in celebrating our 25th amazing year with your trunk show submission! This traveling exhibition asks SAQA members to create a 10" x 7" art quilt that showcases their artistic expression.

The 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show will premiere at the 2014 SAQA conference in Washington, DC, and then travel all across the United States and around the world.

A group of quilts from this exhibition will be chosen by jurors Linda Colsh and Margaret "Peg" Keeney to become a permanent part of the collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

Submissions for the 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show must meet the following criteria:

*Quilted pieces must have three layers, and measure 10" high x 7" wide (25.4 x 17.8 cm) in a PORTRAIT orientation. All embellishments must fit within the 10" x 7" size.
*SAQA will mount artwork on a 12 x 9" black backing board.
 *Quilts could travel for up to three years. They must stay with the Trunk during the entire exhibition period.
*Participation fee is $10 to cover cost of materials and return shipping.
*If you wish your quilt to be for sale, please indicate its price on the entry form.
*Due to the constraints of international travel costs, SAQA will not be insuring this exhibition. An insurance waiver is included in the form.

Quilts are due no later than Friday, January 31, 2014 to the SAQA 2014 Trunk Show Coordinator, Eileen Doughty.

Full details and link to the entry form may be found here:


 Exhibits SAQA Exhibition News: 
Current All-SAQA Exhibitions


This is a listing of SAQA exhibition travel plans. The artists for these exhibitions have already been chosen.
Exhibitions are listed alphabetically

Exhibition Name: Beyond Comfort   

This exhibit challenges each artist to venture into uncharted territories of creative expression by turning away from the comfort zones of their established body of work. The catalog for this exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Teri Quinn.
Juror: Marci Rae McDade, editor of Fiberarts magazine 
Curator: Eileen Doughty (

Travel Venues:

4. Texas A&M University, J. Wayne Stark Galleries

College Station, Texas

May 23 - August 18, 2013 

Exhibition Name: DEUX--Two Ideas, Two Inspirations, Two Complementary Quilts
Artists will exhibit two works that best represent their body of work and which relate to one another in some way.
Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust
Managing Curator: Kim LaPolla

Travel Venues:
1. International Quilt Festival
Chicago, Illinois
June 21-23, 2013

2. Carrefour Européen du Patchwork
Alsace, France  
September 12-15, 2013

3. Vicenza Festival
Vicenza, Italy
October 2013
Exhibition Name: Earth Stories  
Exhibition Concept:  
There are many stories of hope across the globe. Both individuals and small groups are working on projects that when added together make a positive impact on increasing the quality of life on this planet. Earth Stories will celebrate the stories of people or projects that enhance the planet, make a significant difference in restoring and/or protecting the environment, increase sustainability and otherwise improve the earth we all occupy.  

25 artists from around the world will be chosen to interpret a "story" of their choice. Each artist will feature a project or person of their choice; the views presented by the artist do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of SAQA or MSU, neither of which endorses any person, project or organization. 

Juror: Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi
Managing curator: Leni Levenson Wiener
Travel Venues:
1. Michigan State University Museum
Lansing, Michigan
May - November 2014

Exhibit Name: Masters 2
An invitational exhibit of one work each by 37 of the artists featured in the new book Masters: Art Quilts, Volume 2 by Martha Sielman (Lark, August 2011).  The book is now available in the SAQA Bookstore  - our copies were donated to SAQA by Lark, so the complete purchase price goes to support SAQA.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Lark Crafts, AURIfil Threads, and the American Quilter's Society.

Managing Curator: Marjorie DeQuincy (

Travel Venues to date:
6. Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
Melbourne, FL
May 18 - August 24, 2013

Exhibition Name: Metaphors on Aging
There are a rare few of us who have not been affected in some way by the changes that occur with aging, be it ourselves, or the aging of our parents, loved ones or even our children. Here you have the opportunity to explore any of these passages that have touched your own life. Subjects can include aging, illness, death, the growth of our children, or the passage of time in general.

Juror: Pamela Allen 
Managing curator: Mary McBride (

Travel venues to date: 
1. Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, England
August 8-11, 2013

2. International Quilt Convention
Emperor's Palace
Johannesburg, South Africa
September 6-8, 2013

Exhibition Name: Radical Elements 
Our physical world is created out of the chemical elements, from hydrogen to platinum to arsenic. For this exhibit, each of the selected artists will create a new work that is influenced by an element from the periodic table. Inspirations can come from anything relating to that element, whether it is a play on the name, its color or the products made from it. Both representational and abstract works are welcomed.

As the second part of the Radical Elements theme, the artists will also be asked to move quilting beyond the usual materials of fabric and thread, exploring the function and decorative properties of different surfaces and stitching materials. This exhibit is the first to embrace the newly expanded definition of an art quilt and will be a signature exhibition for SAQA.  

Curator: Jill Rumoshosky Werner
Travel Venues:
1.Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
Montgomery College - Takoma Park
Silver Springs, Maryland
April 3 - May 9, 2014

2. TBD

Exhibition Name: Seasonal Palette 
 American Quilter's Society and Cedar Canyon Textiles are sponsors for this exhibition.  Lynne Harpst Koen sponsored the catalog.

Seasonal Palette
is a series of 37 art quilts depicting the seasons of the year.
Co-curators and Jurors: Vicki Mangum and Kathleen McCabe   

Travel Venues:

4. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
July 26-28, 2013

5. National Quilt Museum
Paducah, KY
September 12 - December 2, 2013 

Exhibition Name: A Sense of Scale

This exhibit will compare and contrast a series of very large works with several small work installations. The works will be displayed on the outside walls of the SAQA exhibit space. This will allow the viewer to step back and contemplate the dramatic juxtaposition of the sizes of these works.   

Jennifer Day has generously funded the design of a catalog for this exhibit. 


Ulysses Grant Dietz, curator of Decorative Arts at The Newark Museum 
Managing Curator:
Anne Hiemstra
Travel Venues:
3. International Quilt Festival
Long Beach, CA
August 2-4, 2013



Exhibition Name: Sightlines
Exhibit Concept:
Sightlines will be an installation of artworks from 14 invited artists featuring a sightline linking all the artwork in the exhibit. The creation of a full-color catalog, with a gatefold center section showing the entire installation, is made possible through the generosity of Herb Anhaltzer in memory of his wife, Mary Anhaltzer.   
Exhibit Curator:  Virginia A. Spiegel (
Managing Curator: Clairan Ferrono (  
Travel Venues:

9. Grant's Pass Museum

May 28 - July 26, 2013

Grants Pass, Oregon 


10. William and Florence Schmidt Art Center

August 22 - October 1, 2013

Belleville, Illinois  


Exhibition name: This is a Quilt!
SAQA's 2011-2012 Traveling Trunk Show
Theme: This is a Quilt!
Curators: Deb Cashatt ( and Kris Sazaki (

If you would like to schedule one of the trunks to visit your region, please contact your regional representative.


Upcoming Regional Exhibitions
(Listed chronologically by opening dates - contact the regional reps for more information)

Full information about these exhibitions and the venues at which they can be seen is on the website under Exhibitions >Regional Exhibitions.

Europe & Middle East -- Wide Horizons III
Ongoing - June 9, 2013   

Europe & Middle East -- The Evolution of the Kibbutz 1910 - 2010
April 11 - June 10, 2013

New Mexico -- Unfolding
April 12 - August 16, 2013

Connecticut -- Local Color
May 4 - Spring 2014   

Western Canada -- Meet the Best of the West
May 16 - July 2014

Nebraska -- Timelines
May 29 - June 30, 2013    

Northern California / Nevada -- Layered & Stitched    
June 7 - July 13, 2013   

Oregon -- Oregon State of Diversity II
July 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

Illinois/Wisconsin -- The Eye and the Needle
October 11 - November 16, 2013
Nebraska -- Time Lines
October 15, 2013 - May 2014

Journal Journals

If you would prefer to ONLY read the Journal online, you can indicate your preference by checking off the Online Journal Only box in your Member Profile. 

Upcoming Journal Gallery Page Themes and Deadlines: 
  • Celebration - due date August 1, 2013
  • Family - due date November 1, 2013
  • Creation - February 1, 2014
  • Off the Wall - May 1, 2014
  • Grief/Sorrow/Loss - August 1, 2014
  • Joy/Happiness - November 1, 2014
  • Creatures - February 1, 2015
  • Health and Wholeness - May 1, 2015 
We can accept digital photos only. Images will be chosen on the basis of artistic merit as well as photo quality. To improve your chances of being selected, send only your best photos and use the same considerations you would for entering a juried show, which means sharp focus, even lighting, no extraneous hands or feet or garage doors showing in the photo, etc.

All edges of the quilt must be visible; do not crop into the edges of the quilt.

Send a digital image with a resolution of no less than 1800 pixels on the longest side, in jpeg format. Label the file with your last name followed by partial title (example: smith_dreamingtrees.jpg). In the body of the e-mail, Include caption information consisting of your name, size in inches, year created, your web site URL (if applicable), and a very brief statement describing something interesting about the work, perhaps your inspiration or your process. Send your images to (This address will be used ONLY for the image gallery.)
NOTE: due to the large number of submissions received, an individual response to each submission is not possible.
Other Other Information

From the Texas Quilt Museum:
Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin 
The Texas Quilt Museum invites submission of original quilt art created after 2010 from those residing in the U.S. on the theme of butterflies, including caterpillars, the concept of a chrysalis, and plants attractive to butterflies.  Abstract as well as representational designs are welcome. Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin will be a juried exhibition of contemporary quilt art, with selected quilts touring from September of 2014 through 2017, in secure, insured exhibition spaces.  All accepted quilts must be available for the tour and the quilts may not be for sale. The exhibition will premiere at the Texas Quilt Museum in April through June of 2014. The jury committee consists of Karey Bresenhan, Nancy O'Bryant Puentes, and Sandra Sider.  To apply, please go to and click on "Entries" at the left. The entry fee is $20.

DEADLINE to receive entries: November 15, 2013.

From Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association: 
Entry for The 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition 2013 will begin July 1, 2013.  
Entry is open to art quilters from around the world. 
Grand prize is 1,000,000 yen. 
Deadline is July 31, 2013. 

From CERF+:
We have relief funds available for artists affected by all kinds of natural and man-made disasters.  Look on our website for complete information:

PresentationsJournalsSAQA PowerPoint Presentations
PLUS Brochures/Journals Available
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Membership brochures and back issues of the Journal and our catalogs are available.  If you're teaching, please let me know and I'd be happy to send you brochures to hand out to your students. I can also send back issues of the Journal, catalogs, etc. Just send an email with what you need and include your mailing address (

There's now an Introduction to SAQA PowerPoint presentation on the website that you can download for use in making presentations to your quilt guild, library, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, or other group.
YahooList SAQA Discussion Group

As a member of Studio Art Quilt Association, you are also invited to join an email discussion group hosted on This group is only for SAQA members, and is private to the outside world. You can join by requesting membership at: Please include your full name with your request, so we can verify that you are a member.  Once your request is made, the moderators will approve you ASAP.

--Martha Sielman (
Executive Director
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

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