SAQA at Festival at Houston 2018 Recap

Quilt Festival Houston is always a whirlwind of excitement, and, as usual, SAQA and its members are a part of it all.  The SAQA exhibition space is the hub for all SAQA activities. Art Quilts Unfolding debuted at Festival this year. The book is written by Martha Sielman, Nancy Bavor,…

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Dusk to Dawn to Debut at Quilt Festival Houston

The SAQA Global Exhibition “Dusk to Dawn” will debut at Quilt Festival Houston November 8 – 11, 2018. It will then travel to Quilt Festival Chicago in March 2019. Dusk to Dawn features a collection of abstract nightscapes, animal portraits, and other nighttime observations. The exhibition offers a glimpse into…

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Dream Collections from the 2018 SAQA Benefit Auction

Each year everyone is invited to create their ideal collection curated from the beautiful Benefit Auction quilts created and donated by our generous and talented members. We asked “In a perfect world, which artworks would you select for your very own?” Many members select their collections based on themes. For…

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SAQA New Mexico Region Participates in Albuquerque ARTScrawl

Is your SAQA region thinking about how to engage with your local community? How about participating in a First Friday event? That’s what the SAQA New Mexico Region did. The SAQA New Mexico Region was featured in the Albuquerque ARTScrawl  for August 2018. In 2005, Albuquerque Arts Business Association introduced First Friday…

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Guns: Loaded Conversations

SAQA’s Global Exhibition Guns: Loaded Conversations opened on April 22nd at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in San Jose, California. The exhibition features the work of 33 SAQA artists. The call for entry for this exhibition encouraged artists to express their feelings about gun usage which is…

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Where Math and Art Merge Gallery

Images from math online gallery

From the Fibonacci sequence and Leonardo Da Vinci to non-Euclidean geometries and M.C. Escher, math and art often overlap in magnificent ways. We invited our members to submit art quilts inspired by mathematical concepts, and we’ve included all of the entries in the gallery below. Click the image to see more details. Then…

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SAQA Benefit Auction 2018 by Maria Shell

CONNECT & LEARN One of my favorite things about SAQA is the 12’’ x 12’’ Benefit Auction. When I first became a member, I would spend hours looking at the SAQA auction pieces, visiting the artists’ websites, and planning my bidding strategy. It was as if I had opened the…

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