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Congratulations to the 34 artists selected by curator Teresita Leal for the SAQA Virtual Gallery Textile Expressionism. Available for viewing online on July 1st, this exhibition invited artists to freely express their feelings, both positive and negative, through textiles. 


Be part of SAQA’s most-anticipated fundraising event! Donate a 12 x 12-inch art quilt to support our exhibition and outreach programs.
SAQA and Visions Museum of Textile Art are collaborating to host a SAQA Summit from September 22-24, 2022 in San Diego, CA. This multi-day event is ONLY open to members of either organization. Space is limited and registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. This event comprises of a one-day symposium on September 22 and two-day workshops. Workshop fee ($350) includes symposium. Single day symposium tickets ($125) are also available.
Congratulations to the 40 artists selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Haven by juror Eszter Bornemisza. This exhibition will premiere at the International Quilt Festival Houston in October 2022.

*** May 2022 Update - a new venue for Minimalism has been found and the call is now scheduled for October. Stitchpunk will be added back soon.


For many years SAQA debuted two exhibitions at Quilt Festival Houston. We...

Congratulations to the artists selected by Curators Dr. Heather A. Hager and June Horwich for SAQA Virtual Gallery Bugmania!
Congratulations to the 40 artists selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Gastronomy by jurors Desedamas - Cecíla and Mercè. This exhibition will premiere at the International Quilt Festival Houston in October 2022.

SAQA's individual grant program is designed to allow members who are experiencing financial hardship to grow creatively and professionally through participation in SAQA membership programs and conferences.

Some factors that may contribute to financial hardship could include (but are not...

Congratulations to the artists selected by curators Elisabeth Nacenta-de la Croix and Isabelle Wiessler for the new Virtual Gallery - Street Art.

In this call, we asked artists to be inspired by Street Art. The curators noted that the...

The heart of SAQA’s programs are its members. You make it possible to share our art with others through virtual galleries and global and regional exhibitions. In 2021, even with many venues needing to close due to health safety, SAQA traveled 12 exhibitions to 23 venues, launched 6 new virtual galleries, and had 24 regional exhibitions traveling. This couldn’t have been done without your support. Our community is at the core of our mission, advancing the art quilt.
Volume 2 of the creativity-inspiring series Exploring Art Quilts with SAQA is now available! Its book-and-journal-blend format with 350 photos reveals today's latest work and designs and also serves as a long-term creative reference. Be inspired by interviews, gorgeous art quilt photos, and current creations by members of SAQA.
Art Quilt Quarterly is now being offered as a digital subscription via the Issuu platform. Each issue is $9.99 or you can purchase a subscription for $29.95 (includes the most current issue plus 3 future ones). ** SPECIAL DEAL: All new digital subscribers who sign up before December 31st, 2021 will receive a complimentary digital copy of Art Quilt Quarterly #24!
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Congratulations to the 33 artists selected by juror Tali Weinberg for the SAQA Global Exhibition sustainABILITY. This exhibition will open in October 2022 at the New England Quilt Museum. Artists were encouraged to explore solutions to improve sustainability in...

Congratulations to the artists selected by curator Barbara Schneider for the SAQA Virtual Gallery Legacies

In this virtual gallery call we asked artists to consider their personal legacy and how that influences their artwork. We received an astonishing variety...

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