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Shifting Tides (SAQA Regional Exhibition)
various locations  •  June 26, 2019 -  September 12, 2021

Regions: Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California/Northern Nevada, Oregon, Southern California/Southern Nevada, Washington, Western Canada.   Created as a group exhibit to shine a light on the issues facing the Pacific Ocean today, Shifting Tides is a collection of work by 45 More Info

Evolving Perceptions (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Foothills Art Center
Golden, Colorado  •  June 28, 2019 -  October 6, 2019

Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Region Edward Bono said, “If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion, and this can lead to new ideas.” Most people relate to and have fond memories associated with quilts; those covers for a bed made from pieces of fabric that are More Info

Blues and Other Hues (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Plymouth Arts Center
Plymouth, Wisconsin  •  August 9, 2019 -  October 4, 2019

Music and Art, creativity and imagination, innovation and perception, one affects the other until the edges blur. Envisioning rhythm, balance, and texture the artist is free from any preconceived notion of cloth. Use of the color blue is encouraged. Exhibit restricted to members of More Info

Tranquility (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  International Museum of Art and Science
McAllen, Texas  •  August 10, 2019 -  December 1, 2019

Tranquility is defined as a quality or state of being, possessing the concepts of quiet, peacefulness, calmness or serenity.  Tranquility, as a mental and physical concept, is the primary focus of certain religious sects, whereby tranquility of the body, thoughts and consciousness are More Info

Turmoil (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  International Museum of Art and Science
McAllen, Texas  •  August 10, 2019 -  December 1, 2019

Turmoil is defined as a state of great disturbance, confusion or uncertainty.  It can be personal and internal, societal or natural. This exhibition features work that depicts chaos, discord, imbalance and tumult. Artists were requested to explore the meaning of turmoil in their own lives. More Info

Stitching California (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Grace Hudson Museum
Ukiah, California  •  August 17, 2019 -  January 5, 2020

Northern California & Northern Nevada Region This exhibition focuses on the complexity of California. Quilt artists explore and reflect on the diversity, illusions, realities, and hopes that define - or at least help us better understand - the richness and contradictions of the Golden State.More Info

Life Along the Rio Grande (SAQA Regional Exhibition)
various locations  •  August 31, 2019 -  January 4, 2020

New Mexico, Texas, Colorado/Utah/Wyoming Regions The wonderful variety of living things along the vitally important Rio Grande River is explored in this exhibition. Historical and cultural themes, scientific and geological topics are all represented by artists living along the More Info

H2Oh! (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Winona, Minnesota  •  September 5, 2019 -  January 19, 2020

Water - it’s everywhere!  The majority of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and more than half of the human body consists of water. But water also plays an essential role in our survival.  Cultures have thrived based on their proximity to water, and crops More Info

Art Cloth North IV (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Georgia Blue Gallery
Anchorage, Alaska  •  September 6, 2019 -  September 30, 2019

This exhibit is designed as a showcase of work from SAQA member artists. The intention will be to display a cohesive selection of work from featured artists, which demonstrates their unique style and artistic vision. Reception: September 6, 2019 from 5 - 7pmMore Info

Dusk to Dawn (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Cincinnati, Ohio  •  September 19, 2019 -  September 21, 2019

Get a glimpse of the mysterious world that emerges as darkness arrives When the sun dips below the horizon, the world changes: the trees are lit by the silvery light of the moon, and warm lamps glow in a child's room as they listen to a bedtime story. Owls and bats take to the sky for More Info

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  11th Asia Quilt Festival
Shanghai, China  •  September 20, 2019 -  September 22, 2019

An invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from More Info

3D Expression (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan  •  September 23, 2019 -  November 3, 2019

SAQA's Global Exhibition 3D Expression offers an intriguing glimpse into a new dimension of art quilts, creatively interpreted by artists from 14 US states and 10 countries (in fact, 36% are from outside the US). The wide variety of pieces selected by juror Bruce Hoffman include vessels, More Info

Metamorphosis (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  AQS Quiltweek Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina  •  September 25, 2019 -  September 27, 2019

Metamorphosis generates transformative change in shape, nature, or structure. Animals physically develop and change from birth to maturity. Concepts and ideas morph and change over time. Even the earth’s landscape progresses through many geological and ecological stages. Change may be More Info

Textile Posters (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Newcastle, Australia  •  September 26, 2019 -  September 29, 2019

SAQA’s Textile Posters brings together the familiarity of quilts with the equally familiar vernacular of posters to create a visually exciting, informative, and emotional exhibition. Selected pieces reflect the wide diversity of posters. What all have in common is an emblematic More Info

Connections (SAQA Regional Exhibition)
various locations  •  October 1, 2019 -  December 31, 2020

Oceania Region The exhibition explores the theme of Connections and its many interpretations: from relationships to physical bonds to to the simple state of feeling connected. Artists were also invited to broaden their exploration of the theme to consider how we connect in difficult More Info

Dusk to Dawn (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Fredericksburg, Virginia  •  October 3, 2019 -  October 5, 2019

Get a glimpse of the mysterious world that emerges as darkness arrives When the sun dips below the horizon, the world changes: the trees are lit by the silvery light of the moon, and warm lamps glow in a child's room as they listen to a bedtime story. Owls and bats take to the sky for their More Info

Connecting Our Natural Worlds (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - Ironwood Gallery
Tucson, Arizona  •  October 5, 2019 -  January 5, 2020

Get closer to nature and become better stewards for OUR environment! Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe. Through their own unique artistic interpretation, each artist has identified danger to flora More Info

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Houston
Houston, Texas  •  October 31, 2019 -  November 3, 2019

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art is a gorgeous showcase of 50 art quilts by renowned master artists. Seminal works show the evolution of the art quilt from the earliest pioneers creating during the 1960s through to today’s artists experimenting with new forms, new More Info

Upcycle! (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Houston
Houston, Texas  •  October 31, 2019 -  November 3, 2019

Repurposing used materials is one of the most effective solutions there is to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste issues. Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling compositions.More Info

SAQA Member Reception (Quilt Festival Houston)
Houston, Texas  •  November 1, 2019 -  November 1, 2019

  Join us in Houston! Are you attending Quilt Festival Houston - so is SAQA! Please help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary at our member reception on Friday November 1st: 5-7pm.  Connect with other members from around the world. President Lisa Walton will also be sharing SAQA More Info

Dusk to Dawn (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Novi, Michigan  •  November 14, 2019 -  November 16, 2019

Get a glimpse of the mysterious world that emerges as darkness arrives When the sun dips below the horizon, the world changes: the trees are lit by the silvery light of the moon, and warm lamps glow in a child's room as they listen to a bedtime story. Owls and bats take to the sky for their More Info

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Texas Quilt Museum
La Grange, Texas  •  January 9, 2020 -  March 15, 2020

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art is a gorgeous showcase of 50 art quilts by renowned master artists. Seminal works show the evolution of the art quilt from the earliest pioneers creating during the 1960s through to today’s artists experimenting with new forms, new More Info

Guns: Loaded Conversations (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan  •  January 15, 2020 -  February 8, 2020

Today we find ourselves living in a society in which gun violence feels commonplace. Yet an enormous divide exists between people who cherish their heritage of gun ownership and others who are concerned about the rising tide of gun violence.Artists have been a catalyst for difficult societal More Info

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Max Berk Textile Museum, Palatinate Museum (Textilsammlung Max Berk / Kurpfälzi
Heidelberg, Germany  •  February 16, 2020 -  June 21, 2020

An invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from More Info

Musica! (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  National Quilt Museum
Paducah, Kentucky  •  March 6, 2020 -  July 7, 2020

A Celebration of Music - with a Visual Twist Pablo Picasso said, "To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."  This exhibition explores all the wonderful ways in which music can serve as inspiration for the creative process. Both music and art elicit emotions, create different More Info

Season After Season (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Prague Patchwork Meeting - Wellness Hotel Step
Prague, Czech Republic  •  April 3, 2020 -  April 5, 2020

Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with More Info

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose, California  •  April 19, 2020 -  July 12, 2020

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art is a gorgeous showcase of 50 art quilts by renowned master artists. Seminal works show the evolution of the art quilt from the earliest pioneers creating during the 1960s through to today’s artists experimenting with new forms, new More Info

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Richard M. Ross Museum of Art at Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, Ohio  •  May 14, 2020 -  July 2, 2021

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art is a gorgeous showcase of 50 art quilts by renowned master artists. Seminal works show the evolution of the art quilt from the earliest pioneers creating during the 1960s through to today’s artists experimenting with new forms, new More Info

Textiles in Translation -  The Gallery at Penn College
Williamsport, Pennsylvania  •  June 4, 2020 -  July 23, 2020

Textiles in Translation is a SAQA PA Regional show held at The Gallery At Penn College. Reception: There will be an artists walk and reception on Saturday, June 6, 2020 More Info

Upcycle! (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Long Beach
Long Beach, California  •  July 9, 2020 -  July 11, 2020

Repurposing used materials is one of the most effective solutions there is to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste issues. Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling compositions.More Info

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Raleigh, North Carolina  •  July 20, 2020 -  August 1, 2020

An invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from More Info

Forced to Flee (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Daura Gallery
Lynchburg, Virginia  •  August 24, 2020 -  October 9, 2020

Throughout history people have been forced to flee from their homes for their own safety and survival due to war, oppression, natural disasters, and atrocious human rights violations. The refugee crisis has imposed severe impacts on the social, economic, and political More Info

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Arlington, Texas  •  August 27, 2020 -  August 29, 2020

An invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from More Info

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Cincinnati, Ohio  •  September 17, 2020 -  September 19, 2020

An invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from More Info

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Fredericksburg, Virginia  •  October 8, 2020 -  October 10, 2020

An invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from More Info

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Novi, Michigan  •  November 12, 2020 -  November 14, 2020

An invitational exhibition of one work each by 29 artists featured in the new book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman. These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. Participating artists come from More Info

Forced to Flee (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Mills Station Arts & Culture Center
Rancho Cordova, California  •  January 1, 2021 -  January 31, 2021

Throughout history people have been forced to flee from their homes for their own safety and survival due to war, oppression, natural disasters, and atrocious human rights violations. The refugee crisis has imposed severe impacts on the social, economic, and political More Info

Forced to Flee (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University
Dallas, Pennsylvania  •  March 25, 2021 -  June 6, 2021

Throughout history people have been forced to flee from their homes for their own safety and survival due to war, oppression, natural disasters, and atrocious human rights violations. The refugee crisis has imposed severe impacts on the social, economic, and political More Info

3D Expression (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Laurel, Mississippi  •  August 23, 2022 -  November 13, 2022

SAQA's Global Exhibition 3D Expression offers an intriguing glimpse into a new dimension of art quilts, creatively interpreted by artists from 14 US states and 10 countries (in fact, 36% are from outside the US). The wide variety of pieces selected by juror Bruce Hoffman include vessels, More Info