Our Partners in Promoting the Art of the Quilt!

Our Affiliate Membership program was created to provide support to organizations in learning about the art quilt, how it plays a role in contemporary exhibitions and art organizations, and how members can grow their organization by integrating the art quilt into their own programming.

Since its inception, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has witnessed and supported the development of the art quilt world and the acceptance of the art quilt as mainstream art. As a worldwide resource for information on the art quilt, SAQA helps artists and arts organizations participate in this growth.

In recent years, the art quilt has become a mainstream art form across galleries and museums in the US, yet many organizations are still working to understand the medium and how to serve its population.

At SAQA, we help our Affiliate Membership organizations grow, by:

  • spreading the word about their organization and events to our membership through publicity on our website and other online communications tools,
  • connecting member organizations with the art quilt world and a previously untapped target market,
  • sharing information on the latest exhibitions, trends, and award-winning art quilters, and
  • providing exclusive access to educational resources about the art quilt.

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Affiliate Membership Benefits

For $110 per year, our Affiliate Member Organizations receive the following benefits:

  • Access for one user to the members-only resources on the SAQA website
  • Resources for professional and creative growth
  • Registration for one attendee for SAQA Seminar
  • Full-color quarterly SAQA Journal
  • Opportunity for one attendee to register for the annual SAQA conference


  • Organization listing on the SAQA website
  • Inclusion in the SAQA calendar of events and in member communications
  • SAQA Affiliate logos for media presence
  • Discounted engaging programming through traveling trunk shows and other resources
Current Affiliates
SAQA Affiliate

FASA is a non profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and promoting fiber as an art form through the education of its members and the general public. 

SAQA Affiliate
The mission of the Modern Quilt Guild is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community.
SAQA Affiliate

Dutch Quiltersgilde  was founded in 1983 and now has over 11.000 members. 

SAQA Affiliate
Quilts, Inc. is the parent company of one public show and two trade shows for the quilting and soft crafts industry shown below. Its Founder and CEO is Karoline (Karey) Bresenhan, a member of the Quilter’s Hall of Fame.
SAQA Affiliate
The Schweinfurth Art Center is a non-profit gallery and multi-arts facility located in Auburn, New York, situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes.
SAQA Affiliate

To promote and connect Manitoba textile and fibre artists

Located in Minneapolis, MN, the Textile Center's mission is to honor textile traditions, promote excellence and innovation, and inspire widespread participation in fiber art.
SAQA Affiliate
Karen Selk and Terry Nelson started Treenway Silks out of their home in British Columbia.
SAQA Affiliate
The mission of the Virginia Quilt Museum is to cultivate and preserve the quilting arts in Virginia.
SAQA Affiliate

Visions celebrates and shares with the public the rich history, artistry, and cultural significance of quilting and textile arts. We provide a welcoming and inclusive space where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can explore, appreciate, and engage with the...

SAQA Affiliate
The Wayne Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching our community through the arts.