SAQA Events

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Celebrate wild animals in their natural environments. From amphibians to apex predators, depict or represent wild birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles doing what comes naturally. Go WILD!
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Let's go! Have a favorite spot you like to visit? Whether you prefer a backyard arbor or Egyptian ruins, take us with you as travel to that welcoming place.
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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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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 10 through October 3, 2021.
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Both music and art elicit emotions, create different moods, suggest movement, and can reflect light, depth, and color. Over time many artistic practices and processes have been shaped by sound and visual expression.
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A structure can be defined as the framework or the internal arrangement of elements that form something else, whether man-made, like a building or machine, or natural like cells, bones, minerals, or chemicals. There are social structures that represent a...
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Interested in having your artwork featured on the SAQA website? We are now accepting submissions to be considered for our online collection.
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We are looking for proposals for our next annual conference, “Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art” in St. Petersburg, Florida (April 28-May 1, 2022).
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Join us for an oral history interview with quiltmaker Lisa Ellis conducted by fellow artist Katie Pasquini Masopust for the Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories project (QSOS). The grassroots QSOS project has been documenting the lives of quiltmakers for...
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Are you brand-new to SAQA? Or just want to know more about our programs and benefits? Then join us for a live Zoom meeting where you can get the latest news and get the answers you need. Plus you learn...
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This NEW Short-Term Special Interest Group (SIG) will occur over the next 4 months with participants working towards these monthly goals: Determine your goals for your own online presence (May) Identify your target customer/audience (May/June) Create/improve a website that works...
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Exploring Contemporary Art will return Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 1 PM ET. It meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 1pm ET - time zone converter Contemporary art from all media often forms the context of our work...
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Explore inspiring ways to use a longarm machine to create your design layer! Why use your mid-or longarm machine only for the quilting stitch and let it collect dust, laundry, and scraps the rest of the time? Some innovative SAQA...
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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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SAQA has been invited to again participate in Intersect Chicago (formerly SOFA). EXHIBITION DATES: November 4 - 7, 2021 for Chicago venue. Other dates TBD but all works will be returned by December 31, 2021 From their website, “Running since...
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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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4 women, 4 stories is about four Pixeladies quilts honoring four extraordinary women: Faith Ringgold, Mitsuye Endo, Katharine Dexter McCormick, and the subject of their most recent piece that hasn't been exhibited yet, Fannie Lou Hamer. In this presentation, they will talk about the women, why they chose them, and the process the Pixeladies use to bring these women to life.
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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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Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe.

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