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SAQA has a brand new Youtube channel and we are adding new content all the time - be sure to subscribe today! Our playlists include artist talks, videos of our exhibitions, Textile Talks, and so much more.
Congratulations to the 31 artists selected by juror Andra Stanton for the SAQA Global Exhibition Beyond the Mirror. This exhibition will premiere at Quilt Festival Houston in October 2020.
Congratulations to the 35 artists selected by juror Linda Colsh for the SAQA Global Exhibition Ebb & Flow. This exhibition will premiere at Quilt Festival Houston in October 2020.
This virtual tour of the Connecting our Natural Worlds exhibition at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum showcases the details, stitchwork, and textures contained in these beautiful works of art.
Don't miss this fascinating in-depth look at a very powerful exhibition. This video series includes interviews with Juror Dr. Susan Beryl Marks, curators from the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, and selected artists.
The New Mexico region participated in First Friday ARTScrawl, a citywide gallery tour.
SAQA’s 2019 conference Threads of Innovation was wonderful! Over 200 SAQA members gathered in San Jose, California for this annual event from April 25 – 28.

Nebraska covers a huge geographic territory. While it’s the 16th largest state in the US, the region is rather sparsely populated with most living in the east around Lincoln and Omaha. Counted among those numbers are 40 dynamic SAQA...

Susie Goodman and Lisa Dodson, absolutely love to talk about SAQA—especially the Indiana region. We had a wonderful chat interspersed with much laughter as they shared their insight within the Indiana area.

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 (also called pods or circles)...

The SAQA Pennsylvania Region debuted its regional show Eye of the Needle at the Bottle Works: Arts on Third Avenue in Jonestown, PA in October 2018. The exhibition showcases a wide range of quilted fiber art, and highlights the diverse styles and techniques of a medium that prioritizes aesthetic value over utility.
SAQA invited Central Canada Regional Representative Maggie Vanderweit to share the details of her region’s retreat.

We’ve all known the challenge of awakening others to the artistic possibility—to say nothing of the sheer unmitigated beauty—of the art quilt. Some of us are reps struggling to find ways for people in our regions in isolated areas to...

Learn more about the successes of creating pods to foster connections between regional members.

The largest state among the lower forty-eight is a place of contrasts— from sweeping ranch land and longhorns to Austin’s ultra-hip SXSW (South by Southwest) festival. Tradition is revered here, yet in several cities, the space industry and high-tech worlds...

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