July 2013 e.Bulletin

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

GREAT NEWS!  With generous donations from 112 members it is possible for SAQA to publish catalogs for all the 2013 exhibitions: Deux, Metaphors on Aging, Text Messages AND Color Wheel of Emotions!

Thank you to these recent generous donors for helping us reach this goal:
Nancy Bavor, Diane Born, Nancy Bougher, Karey Bresenhan, Pamela Christner, Anne Datko, Annabel Ebersole, Eileen (Ree) Fagan, Mary Green, Peggie
Hartwell, Jim Hay, Carol Heist, Ming Mei Huang, Lisa Jenni, Peg Keeney, Kristin La Flamme, Fran Lenville, Hsin-Chen Lin, Gwen Mayer, Margaret McGrath, Roberta Pabst, Andi Perejda, Sue Rasmussen, Nancy Sharp, Teri Springer, Valya, Barbara Watler, Anita Welty, Leni Wiener, Barbara Wilkins, Charlotte Ziebarth and Christine Zoller

SAQA Signature Thread Collection II -- Vote Winner:
Palette E with 34% of the vote!
Aurifil E

AURIfil has offered to create a second SAQA Signature Thread Collection as a fundraiser for SAQA.  We will design a cover label and the new Collection will be ready for sale at Quilt Market in Houston this fall!


Auction art is up on SAQA's NEW Pinterest board!  We've received  425 WONDERFUL Auction donations!  The auction will begin Monday, September 9, 2013.

Greenscape  Rooted IX  Line Dance
     Kit Vincent - "Greenscape"      Kristin La Flamme - "Rooted IX"    Nelda Warkentin - "Line Dance"

PLUS, we've added a new list to the Auction pages, recognizing the special contribution made by those generous members who have donated to the Benefit Auction for five or more years - it's a very impressively long list. 

Thank you to EVERYONE who sent in one of the 425 donations for 2013: the list of artists is now on the Donors page.  This amazing level of participation is what makes this fundraiser such a huge success every year!

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, U.K.
August 8-11, 2013

SAQA MEET AND GREET - Come and join us for a cup of tea at the SAQA MEET and GREET at the Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham. We'll love to meet up with all SAQA members attending the Festival. Bring your business cards to exchange with fellow members.


SAQA MEET and GREET is on FRIDAY 9th August, from 3 pm, in the Mezzanine floor restaurant, opposite the Lecture Theatre, and accessible from the stairs or lifts just outside the Halls.


I am arranging the rota for stewarding this August. Some of you have kindly volunteered to steward in the past. We are looking for help again this year. If you have not helped before, I would like to encourage you to help with looking after the SAQA exhibition. It is a special time when you can talk with the public about SAQA, about the exhibition, and even talk about design and technique with the people come to view.
If you are not confident about speaking English, we can still use your help because there are many visitors who don't speak English. It would be great to be able to converse with them to help them connect with the work and with SAQA.

If you can help, can you let me know what day you would prefer and what time would suit you? I am hoping to have stewarding slots of 1 ½ hours with 2 people together. The times will be 10-11:30   11:30- 1    1-2:30      2:30-4      4-5:30   each day. 

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers at IQF-Chicago!!!
Sheng ai Lin, Barbara Yates Beasley, Carol Coohey, Roz DeBoer, Linda Elder, Clairan Ferrono, Tommy Fitzsimmons, Iva Freeman, Pat Gaska, Sara Hochhauser, Susan Jackan, Terri Kirchner, Laura Krasinski, Cindy Kuo, Joy Lavrencik, Kathleen Paduano, BJ Parady, Thea Pierce, Chris Predd, Val Rodelli, Barbara Schneider, Diane Skidmore, Joleen Spencer-Oladeinde, Debby Spertus, Kathy Weaver and Maggie Weiss.

And a special thank-you to Shelley Brucar and Cathy Mendola for organizing everything!  We signed up several new members, sold tons of catalogs, and guided visitors through the amazing Deux exhibition.

NEW on the website:


Meet your Reps:  Christine Nielsen and Kate Lenkowsky       

Featured Artist: Judith Trager  


Contact SAQA:

Martha Sielman, Executive Director:  
Talk to the Board:  
General question:   
Membership question: 
SAQArtique and Visioning Project Groups

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
SAQA Journal Gallery section information 



SAQA Journal Gallery section: Celebration -- Deadline August 1, 2013


SAQA Journal Gallery section: Family -- Deadline is November 1, 2013 


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


SAQA Journal Gallery section: Creation -- Deadline is February 1, 2014


SAQA Journal Gallery section: Off the Wall -- Deadline is May 1, 2014


SAQA Journal Gallery section: Grief/Sorrow/Loss -- Deadline is August 1, 2014


SAQA Journal Gallery section: Joy/Happiness -- Deadline is November 1, 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  


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 15-18, 2013 - Color Wheel of Emotions at The World Quilt Show - New England XI, Manchester, New Hampshire

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  


September 19-22, 2013 - Color Wheel of Emotions at Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XX, Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania 


October 17-20, 2013 - Color Wheel of Emotions at Pacific International Quilt Festival XXII, Santa Clara, California 


October 30 - November 3, 2013 - Text Messages and People and Portraits at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas 


January 9-11, 2014 -- Color Wheel of Emotions at World Quilt Show - Florida V, West Palm Beach, Florida 


February 27-March 2, 2014 -- Color Wheel of Emotions at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXV, Hampton, Virginia


March 6-9, 2014 -- Color Wheel of Emotions at The Quilt Fest of New Jersey X, Somerset, New Jersey 


April 3-5, 2014 - Text Messages and People and Portraits at the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio 


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 1-4, 2014 -- Color Wheel of Emotions at Denver National Quilt Festival IX, Denver, Colorado

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


June 20-22, 2014 - Text Messages and People and Portraits at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago, Illinois 



MembershipBIG THANK YOU to retiring representatives:


Jeanne Simpson - New York

Liz Kettle - Colorado



Welcome to all our new members who joined in June:

Judy Albert, Elizabeth Allen, Donna Anderson, Nancy Bradwell, Cindy Brendzel, Kathy Brown, Susanne Clawson, Maureen Collins, Sally Dickson, Lynn Eckman, Mary Kay Fosnacht, Alice Gant, Angie Gohn, Adelheid Gubser, Sylvia Guimaraes, Jan Hall, Crystal Harper, Ellen Heimlich, Linda Huppelsberg, Debra James, Tania Keller, Lauren Kingsland, Suzanne Komara, Cindy Kuo, Kim Lapacek, Joy Lavrencik, Marny L. Leondis, Brandy Maslowski, Jeanelle McCall, Rita Merten, Elsa Meyer, Carol Miller, Linda Mills, Susan Noel, Bridget O Flaherty, Cathy OBryan, Annette Ornelas, Roberta Pabst, Dij Pacarro, Anita Payne, Michele Pollock, Susan Prevas, MaryLin Salvador, Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau, Karen Sengel, Wendy Smith-Wood, Anne Smyers, Erica Spinks, Jean Sredl, Shelley Stahl, Renee Stewart, Caroline Vroom, Linda Walter, Barbara Wilkins, and Margaret Williams.
ThankYouGiftsSAQA's Thank You Gifts Program

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 

We've just ended the 2nd quarter, and the Star Recruiters will be choosing their Thank-You Gifts shortly.  Congratulations to our 25 Star Recruiters for the 2nd quarter:
Misik Kim (13 new members), Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix (9 new members), Carole Staples (8 new members), Phyllis Cullen (7 new members), Bev Hilton and Cyndi Souder (4 new members each), Jayne Gaskins, Cheryl Olson, Brenda Gael Smith, Lisa Walton, Dwayne Wanner and Jean Wells (3 new members each), Jennifer Bailey, Paula Brown, Vicki Conley, Dena Crain, Monique Gilbert, Deda Maldonado, Mary McBride, Mary Pal, Peg Pennell, Elaine Quehl, Sue Rasmussen, Marilyn Wall and Marianne Williamson  (2 new members each)

New Thank-You Gifts for the 3rd Quarter of 2013 will be posted soon!

Thank-You Gifts 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  

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.


VirtualExhibitNew Virtual Exhibit on SAQA Website
Joan Sowada - "Busy"  

This month's guest curator, Betty Ford, has selected Water, Water Everywhere.

Betty wrote: "As the summer heat takes over, we often head for water. Whether it's a cool, tranquil river, a small shady pond, or the thundering ocean, water beckons. Even if we just stare at abstracted reflections or conjure up long-ago memories of a special place or playing in the sand, water is refreshing and renewing."

List of selected artists:
Virginia Abrams
Jill Ault
Catherine Beard
Rosemary Claus-Gray
Noriko Endo
Judy Hooworth
Peg Keeney
Janet Kurjan
Eleanor A. McCain
Alison Muir
Susan Rienzo
Alison Schwabe
Barbara Schneider
Joan Sowada
Elena Stokes
Gwyned Trefethen
Grietje Van der Veen
Charlotte Ziebarth

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 B, which is in Central Canada this month:

       Dannys Garden       From the City Wall       Untitled
 Christina Fairley Erickson - "Danny's Garden  ***   Jackie Manley - "From the City Wall"  ***  Dee Danley-Brown - "Untitled"


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.   


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:

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: Celebrating Silver 
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.
Juror: Yvonne Porcella 
Managing Curator: Nancy Bavor
Travel Venues: 
1. International Quilt Festival 
Houston, Texas  
October 30-November 2, 2014 

2. International Quilt Festival 
Cincinnati, Ohio  
April 2015 

3. International Quilt Festival 
Chicago, Illinois 
June 2015 

Exhibition Name: Color Wheel of Emotions 
How do colors reflect our emotions? Have you ever seen red, felt blue or been green with envy? The range of color used in this exhibition conveys a sense of emotion or feeling expressed by the artists.
Catalog publication was made possible through the generosity of Teri Springer in memory of Lutgard Gerber-Billiau.  Terry Waldron edited the catalog; Bobbi Baugh was the graphic designer. 
Juror: Terry Waldron 
Managing Curator: Carol Eaton

Travel Venues:  
1. The World Quilt Show - New England XI  
August 15-18, 2013 
Manchester, New Hampshire

2. Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XX 
September 19-22, 2013 
Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania

3. Pacific International Quilt Festival XXII 
October 17-20, 2013 
Santa Clara, California

4. World Quilt Show - Florida V 
January 9-11, 2014 
West Palm Beach, Florida

5. Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXV 
February 27 - March 2, 2014 
Hampton, Virginia

6. The Quilt Fest of New Jersey X 
March 6-9, 2014 
Somerset, New Jersey

7. Denver National Quilt Festival IX 
May 1-4, 2014 
Denver, Colorado

Artists exhibit two works that best represent their body of work and which relate to one another in some way.  Catalog publication was made possible through the generosity of SAQA's members.  
Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust
Managing Curator: Kim LaPolla

Travel Venues:

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.
Catalog publication was made possible through the generosity of SAQA's members.

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: People and Portraits 
This exhibition celebrates the expressiveness of the human face. The diverse designs focus on a variety of both emotional states and the ways in which people interact: contemplation, joy, community, work and play.  Based on the companion book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits, the exhibition shows two works by each of the book's 20 Featured Artists.
Invitational curator: Martha Sielman 
Managing curator: Pat Kumicich 
Travel Venues: 
1. International Quilt Festival
Houston, Texas 
October 30-November 3, 2013

2. International Quilt Festival 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
April 3-5, 2014

3. International Quilt Festival 
Chicago, Illinois 
June 20-22, 2014 

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: Text Messages 
Text messages have fast become one of the most popular methods of communication in our country today. In this exhibit, you have free rein to explore the many facets of what 'text messages' means to you--from the obvious connection to modern technology to works comprised solely of actual or implied writing. The unifying theme will be text on quilts, in any language, and each quilt must contain at least one visible letter or word.
The catalog for the exhibition was made possible through the generosity of SAQA's members. 
Juror: Lesley Riley 
Managing curator: Georgianne (Gigi) Kandler 
Travel Venues: 
1. International Quilt Festival
Houston, Texas
October 30-November 3, 2013

2. International Quilt Festival
Cincinnati, Ohio
April 3-5, 2014

3. International Quilt Festival
Chicago, Illinois
June 20-22, 2014 


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.

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

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

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

Oregon -- Passion Forward
September 9 - October 27, 2013

South Carolina/Georgia -- Beneath GeorgiaLina Skies
September 19 - November 23, 2013

Illinois/Wisconsin -- The Eye and the Needle
October 11 - November 16, 2013

Nebraska -- Time Lines
October 15, 2013 - May 4, 2014

New Mexico -- Color Runs Through It
November 15-16, 2013

Northern California/Nevada -- Fiber Reactions
December 2-31, 2013

Oregon -- Exploring Layers
February 15, 2014 - June 2014

New Mexico -- Beyond Tradition 
April - July 2014

Europe & Middle East -- Wide Horizons IV September 18-21, 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:

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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.
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Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

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