SAQA Events

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Be part of SAQA’s most-anticipated fundraising event! Donate a 12 x 12-inch art quilt to support our exhibition and outreach programs. This year's auction will take place online from September 13 through October 6, 2024.
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We are looking for proposals for our next annual conference, “Fabricating Excellence” in St. Petersburg, Florida (April 3-April 6, 2025).
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From amphibians to apex predators, celebrate wild animals in their natural environments. This exhibition showcases birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles doing what comes naturally. Go WILD! More Details
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A diverse group of artists from 11 countries around the world present their views of the universe in this fascinating collection of contemporary artwork.
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Imagine, if you will, an existence where you pull one string and reality unravels. Travel to a world of unique creations to explore alternate timelines, sentient beasts, bodies merged with technology, and more. More Info
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Our known world stretches far beyond what we can see with the unaided eye. Microscopes, magnifying glasses, and virtual imaging techniques reveal a world of great beauty and complexity. That world contains the smallest particles, tiniest organisms, smallest landscape, or...
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This show is a unique opportunity to get your work in front of thousands of collectors and industry insiders. SAQA has been invited to participate at the 2024 Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show. Now in its 48th year...
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How do we balance humanity's needs and desires against preserving our planet for future generations? This question is at the heart of Sustainability, which addresses some of today's most pressing environmental issues, such as the effect of plastic pollution on...
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Join us on Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth) at 2pm EDT for a panel discussion led by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, artist and founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Artists LMerchie Frazier, Ed Johnetta Miller and Lauren Alisa Austin...
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Join us on Zoom on June 20 at 3 PM EDT (GMT/UTC-4) for the next Collectors in Conversation! We'll be talking with collector Holly Brackmann and gallerist Bruce Hoffman. Holly Brackmann will share her eclectic textile collection, much of which...
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Exploring Contemporary Art meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 1pm ET - time zone converter Come learn about this SIG, ask questions and talk a little bit about contemporary art. Connection information and additional information is available at...
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Natalya Khorover is motivated by plastic pollution and overconsumption. She strives to use materials that would be condemned to the landfill and uses stitching and sewing to bring her artwork to life. Let’s talk about how to start creating a...
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Join us for a discussion with three artists from SAQA Global Exhibition StitchPunk! From hoverboard cozies to steampunk goddesses, the artists in this exhibition bring us into their imagined futures. StitchPunk is currently on view at the New England Quilt...
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Ever since our earliest ancestors began applying iron oxide to cave walls and their bodies, the color red has played a major role in art, rituals, and spirituality. The use of red can evoke excitement, danger, anger or love in...
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Ashley Jane Lewis, Carey Flack, and Stephanie Dyke will present educational and creative projects that use the Quilters’ Save Our Stories archive of more than 1,200 recorded oral histories with quiltmakers. Ashley Jane Lewis and Carey Flack of Technologies of...
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In 2021, Greg Climer completed an animation project using quilts for each frame of a short video. We'll delve into the creative process and learn what led to this artwork. Climer will focus on the technical aspects of creating the...
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Ever since our earliest ancestors began applying iron oxide to cave walls and their bodies, the color red has played a major role in art, rituals, and spirituality. The use of red can evoke excitement, danger, anger or love in...
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Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, featuring not only the bountiful gifts from nature, but a gift from the human hand. Combining innovative ingredients, colors, textures, and flavors creates dishes pleasing to both the palette and the eye.
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Imagine, if you will, an existence where you pull one string and reality unravels. Travel to a world of unique creations to explore alternate timelines, sentient beasts, bodies merged with technology, and more. More Info
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Fire is the third and final component of our elemental series premiering at the National Quilt Museum. Previous exhibitions included Primal Forces: Earth and Primal Forces: Wind. Fire can both create and consume. From prehistory, humans have harnessed the power...