SAQA Events

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SAQA has presented five annual online SAQA Seminars from 2016. SAQA has many new members and some of us may have forgotten some of the content. So to (re)introduce you to the wonderful content we have compiled over the years, let's revisit our previous SAQA Seminars.
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SAQA's annual conference is an opportunity for our members to gather together, to network and socialize, to attend informative talks and presentations. Our 2022 conference is virtual - no travel required!
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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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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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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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The SAQA Special Events Committee is looking for Lightning Talk speakers to share their work, ideas, and inspirations at the 2022 Virtual Conference - Bridging the Gulf: From Fabric to Fine Art. This call is currently limited to members in...
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The 2022 SAQA Conference Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is now accepting applications for virtual studio tour presentations from our members in the Florida and Gulf states regions. Studio tours will be shown midweek during the 2022 SAQA Virtual Conference -...
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YOU are invited! Join us on December 2 or 3 for our annual SAQA Member pARTy via Zoom. Connect with other members, discuss art, play games - it is going to be fun!
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Join San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a conversation with California artists featured in Layered & Stitched! Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art showcases 50 art quilts by renowned master artists from across the globe. In...
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Join Jennifer Swope, David and Roberta Logie Associate Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts, for a virtual discussion of Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston through January 17...
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Do you want to know more about SAQA programs and benefits? Or, want to find out tips and tricks to navigating the SAQA website? Then join us for a live Zoom meeting where you can get the latest news and...
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The number of bugs in our world is difficult to imagine. They survive on every continent --yes, even Antarctica! Worldwide environments rely on the contributions of these diminutive creatures, which range from insects to spiders, butterflies to beetles. They are...
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All living creatures need a safe place to heal, regroup, rest, or retreat. Do you nurture your loved ones in a special place? Do you create a haven for others in need? What is your haven? Render the essential quality of a haven in visual form.
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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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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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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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There is a continuum where beauty and function blend and diverge in the hands of the contemporary artist. Even when traditional materials such as thread, fabric, wood, reed, and paper are used, these artists combine skill, imagination, and vision to meld their materials into compelling and beautiful art which resonates in today’s world.
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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.
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In today's fractured, divisive world, connections - both intentional and accidental - are more important than ever. We are bound by love, rituals, family and faith. We are also connected to our past, our community - near and far, and to nature. To be connected is to find commonalities with others.
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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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