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No matter where you live, you’ve got something special to look forward to! The 2021 SAQA conference will be an online event to be held mid-April 2021. The silver lining in our COVID cloud is finding a virtual world where we can network and share as never before.

The Spotlight Auction is an annual event that takes place at every SAQA conference. Donated pieces are sold through a silent auction at the conference banquet. But now it's gone virtual and everyone can bid!

This year, the Spotlight Auction...

Congratulations to the artists selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Microscape by juror Linden Gledhill. This exhibition is scheduled to debut at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in October. 

Our known world stretches far beyond what we can see...

Congratulations to the artists selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Connections by juror Ellen M. Blalock. This exhibition is scheduled to debut at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in October. 

In today's fractured, divisive world, connections - both intentional...

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association.
Congratulations to the 41 artists selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Light the World by juror Jan Myers-Newbury. This exhibition will premiere at the European Patchwork Meeting, Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines, France in September 2021.

Florida SAQA would like to provide an update on our Fresh Fish project. We are so grateful for the huge response, which enabled us to meet our goal for the display at the 2022 SAQA conference in St. Petersburg.  Every...

Congratulations to the 40 artists selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Primal Forces:Earth by juror Sue Cavanaugh.  Opening in September 2021, this exhibition is the first in a three-part series to premiere at the National Quilt Museum over a 6...

Congratulations to the 20 artists selected by juror Jane Sauer for Intersect Chicago (formerly SOFA). The 2020 event will be presented as an online only event and focuses on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, fiber arts, and design.
Be inspired by interviews, gorgeous art quilt photos, and current creations by members of SAQA - over 350 photos of today's latest work.

According to juror Petra Fallaux, “’On the Edge’ is the place any artist should want to go: a bit further, out of their comfort zone, expanding their horizon.”

The 28 works in On the Edge explore many media and push...

The Virtual Gallery committee is pleased to introduce SAQA's Virtual Gallery Program. For our debut, we created No Limits to showcase the unbounded possibilities of the online format, while presenting the best in art quilts.

SAQA’s core values of integrity, inclusion, excellence, and innovation compel us to stand with those fighting against racism and injustice.

We condemn the violence against Black Americans and strongly oppose discrimination of any kind.  We mourn the countless lives that...

The Virtual Gallery committee is actively seeking SAQA members to serve as volunteer exhibition curators for the Virtual Gallery program. Every exhibition tells a story and the curator is the author of that narrative.
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