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Guns:Loaded Conversations (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  New England Quilt Museum
Lowell, Massachusetts  •  January 9, 2019 -  April 6, 2019

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

A Sense of Community (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington DC
Washington, DC  •  March 7, 2019 -  May 24, 2019

Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia Region A collaborative exhibition of quilts made to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. The exhibition will celebrate the community of quilters between US and Canada. Reception: March 7, 2019 from 6 - 8pm  More Info

Tranquility (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  AQS Quiltweek - Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, Pennsylvania  •  March 27, 2019 -  March 30, 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

Dusk to Dawn (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Chicago
Chicago, Illinois  •  March 28, 2019 -  March 30, 2019

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 evening meals, while other animals curl up safely in their dens. A More Info

Metamorphosis (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Festival Chicago
Chicago, Illinois  •  March 28, 2019 -  March 30, 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

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Nagoya Trade & Industry Center - Fukiage Hall
Nagoya, Japan  •  March 28, 2019 -  March 30, 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 Australia, More Info

Explorations: Journeys in Creativity, Inside the Quilt Artist's Studio (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  New England Quilt Musem
Lowell, Massachusetts  •  April 3, 2019 -  June 23, 2019

Regions: Massachusetts/Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine   This exhibit was juried by Pamela Weeks and Jane Davila with 24 artists selected from all three SAQA regions in New England. The exhibition is presented in two parts: for each show, 12 of the artists will More Info

Textile Posters (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia  •  April 11, 2019 -  April 14, 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

The Declaration of Sentiments 1848 - The Struggle Continues (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
Zionsville, Indiana  •  April 12, 2019 -  May 25, 2019

Regions: Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky/Tennessee, Illinois/Wisconsin, Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma  Celebrating women's accomplishments and honoring their struggles throughout American History.   More Info

Shifting Tides (SAQA Regional Exhibition)
various locations  •  April 19, 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

H2Oh! (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose, California  •  April 21, 2019 -  July 14, 2019

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 survive or fail, More Info

Out of the Blue (SAQA Regional Exhibition) -  New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico  •  April 26, 2019 -  August 9, 2019

New Mexico Region   Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Juried by Dr. Cynthia Sanchez, Director and Curator of the Capitol Art More Info

Connections (SAQA Regional Exhibition)
various locations  •  May 3, 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

Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Crosstown Arts
Memphis, Tennessee  •  May 10, 2019 -  July 28, 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 Australia, More Info

Tranquility (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Grants Pass Museum of Art
Grants Pass, Oregon  •  June 1, 2019 -  July 26, 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) -  Grants Pass Museum of Art
Grants Pass, Oregon  •  June 1, 2019 -  July 26, 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

Textile Posters (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane, Australia  •  June 6, 2019 -  June 9, 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

Metamorphosis (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Quilt Canada - EY Centre
Ottawa, Canada  •  June 12, 2019 -  June 15, 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

Layered Voices (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Brigham City Museum of Art & History
Brigham City, Utah  •  June 22, 2019 -  August 31, 2019

Layers are everywhere. They become apparent when we plumb the earth’s surface, make archeological digs to discover the history of civilizations, explore human anatomy, dress for the weather, dig in freshly fallen snow, and count rings in the stump of a tree. Layers are abstract, too. We More Info

Dusk to Dawn (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, UK  •  August 1, 2019 -  August 4, 2019

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 evening meals, while other animals curl up safely in their dens. A More Info

Tranquility (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  International Museum of Art and Science
McAllen, Texas  •  August 10, 2019 -  December 15, 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 15, 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

Textile Posters (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  Exhibition Park, Canberra
Canberra, Australia  •  August 15, 2019 -  August 18, 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

Metamorphosis (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  AQS Quiltweek Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan  •  August 21, 2019 -  August 24, 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

Tranquility (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  AQS Fall Paducah - Expo Center
Paducah, Kentucky  •  September 11, 2019 -  September 14, 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

Metamorphosis (SAQA Global Exhibition) -  AQS Quiltweek Fall Paducah
Paducah, Kentucky  •  September 11, 2019 -  September 14, 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

Season After Season (SAQA Global Exhibiiton) -  European Patchwork Meeting
Sainte-Marie Aux Mines, France  •  September 12, 2019 -  September 15, 2019

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

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

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

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