Board & Staff

Over the past 30 years, SAQA has evolved into an active and dynamic organization that offers many services to our members as well as to the community at large. We are a global community of artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals who appreciate and love art quilts.

Together, we work to promote the art quilt through our exhibitions, educational resources, and publications. 

Board of Directors
Mel Beach
San Jose, California
Dolores Miller
Vice President
San Jose, California
Shannon M Conley
Vice President
Moore, Oklahoma
Gwyned Trefethen
Cohasset, Massachusetts
Claire Passmore headshot
Acting Secretary
Petit Raffray, Mauritius
Lilo Bowman
Board Member
Fort Worth, Texas
Holly Brackmann
Board Member
Ukiah, California
Earamichia Brown
Board Member
McKinney, Texas
Jette Clover headshot
Board member
Lier, Belgium
Vivika DeNegre
Board Member
Guilford, Connecticut
Carolyn Ducey
Board Member
Lincoln, Nebraska
Cynthia Friedman
Board Member
Merion Station, Pennsylvania
Jaimianne Jacobin
Board Member
Silver Spring, Maryland
Kathie Kerler
Board Member
Portland, Oregon
Candice Phelan
Board Member
Wellington, Florida
Sara Trail
Board Member
Antioch, California
Maggie Vanderweit
Board Member
Fergus, Ontario (Canada)
Staff Members
Jennifer Solon
Assistant Executive Director
Taylor Freeman
Development Director
Pat Gould
Special Projects
Diane Howell
SAQA Journal Editor
Allison Reker
Membership Coordinator / Editor
Bil Reker
Director of Global Exhibitions
Lucy Shaiken
Communications Coordinator
Sandra Sider
Art Quilt Quarterly Editor
Amanda Snavely
Communicatons/Technical Assistant
Desiree Vaughn
Regional Reps Coordinator