SAQA Events

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** Deadline extended to October 31st - we need more pieces!!! SAQA’s traveling trunk shows are designed to showcase SAQA’s diversity of talent and support our mission to “promote the art quilt.” Audiences at locations around the world are able...
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The annual Benefit Auction is SAQA's premiere fundraising event! All proceeds help support SAQA's exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, your purchase helps increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them.
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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.
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The 100 days project, or its shorter versions (7x7 or Jump into June) is a private Facebook group for SAQA members who want to share their creative projects every day. The next session will run from August 3 - November...
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What is your legacy? There are many different ways we can leave a legacy for future generations, and each of us will have a different perspective on what our potential legacy might be. We often think of a legacy as...
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sustainABILITY focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Artists are invited to explore solutions to improve sustainability in our world in both two- and three-dimensional works.
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Do cats really have nine lives? This Member Gallery theme is all about felines, whether they are pouncing, pussyfooting, or pausing for a nap on the couch. Do you have a cat quilt? We’re looking for adorable scenes where cats reign supreme.
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Artists interested in a new lens for studying color and composition will discuss the work of architect Christopher Alexander, Emeritus Professor at the University of California. The group will focus on the 15 fundamental properties that define beauty and grace...
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The SAQA Education Committee will be hosting a live critique opportunity on November 11, 2021 at 3 PM EST (GMT/UTC -5), You be the Critic! Getting and giving critique can be a powerful tool for artistic development. Participating in this...
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All life on this planet depends on earth. However, the soil beneath our feet that nurtures us can be a destructive force. Seismic activity and mudslides have shaped the landscape for millions of years, taking a toll on living beings as well.
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Join us for a Quilters’ Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview with Karen Nyberg, artist, and astronaut, conducted by Chawne Kimber, artist and mathematician. Dr. Karen Nyberg is a mechanical engineer and astronaut with 30 years of experience working at NASA...
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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...
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Live Chats are a place where all SAQA members can get together and discuss art and inspiration. We welcome all members of the SAQA community to join in on the conversation! Get to know members from all over the world...
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Vous parlez français et seriez heureux d’explorer le merveilleux monde de l’art quilt dans cette langue? Ne laissez pas la barrière de la langue être un obstacle – voici l’occasion idéale de profiter des avantages et des opportunités offertes par...
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The Cutting Edge Special Interest Group will support SAQA members who have a common interest to learn about cutting machines and the associated software. It is an opportunity for SAQA members to share resources such as apps, materials, and solutions.
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Exploring Contemporary Art meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 1pm ET - time zone converter This month, we're talking about Anselm Kiefer. VIEW SEPTEMBER 2021 MEETING RESOURCES Contemporary art from all media often forms the context of our...
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Collecting is often considered a pastime of luxury but through this presentation by Jaimianne Jacobin, Director of the James Renwick Alliance for Craft, we look at how collecting can be an approachable part of the craft ecosystem and a bold...
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Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling compositions.
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See the World from a New Perspective!
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Historically speaking, the paintings found in the caves in Lascaux, as well as the hieroglyph discovered on ancient city walls in South America, can be viewed as the predecessors of Street Art. In the last 40 years, the contemporary artistic...

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