Our SAQA Visionaries see the “Big Picture”.

SAQA Visionaries  are a leadership group of over one hundred committed SAQA members who are passionate about the art quilt and the community of artists who create them.  Today, we’d like to acknowledge six of our Visionaries for their dedication to supporting the art quilt and its makers.  To learn more about each of…

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SAQA Benefit Auction 2018

It is Benefit Auction Season at SAQA! Every year, hundreds of our members donate 12’’ x 12’’ quilts for the Benefit Auction. This year 443 members donated quilts. That’s a record! We are deeply honored by the continuing support of our members. THANK YOU. THANK YOU dear members for supporting…

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July 2018 in Review

SAQA Global Exhibition Hi-Lights Guns: Loaded Conversations had a very successful debut at the San Jose Quilt & Textile Museum in San Jose, California.  You can learn more about the exhibition and the press it has received by reading this recent SAQA blog post. The exhibition in San Jose ends on…

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SAQA Local Connection In Colorado

Some of SAQA’s regions are quite large, and it can be difficult to schedule meetings to accommodate the entire region. One approach is to have a smaller local meeting which SAQA calls a Local Connection. Individual Local Connections might call them themselves by an assortment of names including pods or…

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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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May 2018 in Review

SAQA Global Exhibition Highlights SAQA’s Director of Global Exhibitions William Reker has been building relationships with potential exhibition spaces by sharing our exhibition information at museum conferences. SAQA’s Global Exhibitions Turmoil and Tranquility were on display in May at the 2018 Australian Quilt Convention  in Melbourne, Australia. For more information…

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Central Canada SAQA 2018 Retreat

Guest Post by Maggie Vanderweit SAQA invited Central Canada Regional Representative Maggie Vanderweit to share the details of her region’s recent retreat. Here is what she had to say about the experience. Central Canada SAQA members attended a three day retreat in Crieff, Ontario this past April. The stated purpose was…

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Things That Matter @ the Visions Art Museum

The Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California selected 15 pieces for the debut exhibition of  Things That Matter by the Coalition of Artists with Purpose. The Coalition of Artists with Purpose was founded by SAQA members Sandra Poteet and Lin Schiffner . The rest of the members of the…

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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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April 2018 in Review

TEXtiles—The Conference April started with a flurry of plane rides—SAQA members traveled from all over the world to gather in San Antonio, Texas for TEXtiles, our annual SAQA conference. Here are a few comments from our participants: The presentations were so inspirational and encouraged me to want to return to…

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