SAQA Events

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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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SAQA and Visions Museum of Textile Art are collaborating to host a SAQA Summit from September 22-24, 2022 in San Diego, CA. This multi-day event is now open to everyone (additional surcharge will apply to non-members). This event comprises of...
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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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We're seeking innovative proposals from fiber artists who would like to present at one of SAQA's 2023 Textile Talks. On average, Textile Talks are attended live by 550 people and are viewed on YouTube by 1,700 people.
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The 100 days project, or its shorter versions (20 to 20, 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 start June 23rd...
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This theme is a tribute to geometry and how it provides surprising results in art. Send images of works that show interesting lines, whether your subject be abstract lines or an interesting perspective on landscapes, architecture, or other realistic object
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Surface Design Association (SDA) explores the intersection of fashion and art in The Fusion of Fiber Arts, Fashion, & Design.
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SAQA is seeking nominations for the Board of Directors. As we focus on our mission to promote the art quilt and work toward our vision that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium, we are eager...
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Presented by the SAQA Florida region, all SAQA members are invited to attend this online presentation by Elaine Quehl. Using examples of earlier work, this design primer is packed with information, tips, and images on composition.
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Virtual Conference open to all SAQA Members and guests! Date: August 19 Time: 9:30AM – 4:00 PM Place: Phoenix Forge - 535 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85003 The SAQA- AZ Regional Conference is stacking up to be an...
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Al margen de las artes, is a presentation about two Colombian embroiderers, Flor Tapia and Blanca Nubia Díaz.
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Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe.
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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. The refugee crisis has imposed severe impacts on the social, economic, and...
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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! Join us via Zoom for our next Monthly Live...
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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...
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Are you fascinated by space? We have arranged a collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Press to present Fierce Planets, an exhibition of art quilts inspired by the research of Dr. Sabine Stanley. The JHU Press is publishing a book...
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Contemporary Curves is a collection of quilts exploring circular shapes and dynamic, high-contrast colors made by Audrey Esarey.
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Wind is the movement of air; you cannot see it or hold it in your hand, but it provides a powerful source of energy essential to our planet. From a light breeze to natural hazards like hurricanes or tornadoes, wind transforms life daily. Artists are invited to express the power of wind through art. Wall-hung, ceiling-hung, and 3D artwork are all acceptable.
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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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What do you see when you look in the mirror? In this digital age, we cannot escape our own images, whether taken as a selfie or found on social media. Does our image reflect our individual identity or do we...

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