Become a Visionary

We're looking for people who look outward to see the big picture. SAQA's Visionaries are a leadership group who invest in our vibrant global art quilt movement.

A monthly gift of just $20 makes you part of the Visionaries group. Or you can give a generous gift of $240 annually.

As a Visionary, you will:

  • receive the bi-annual Visionaries newsletter which highlights early bird news about upcoming happenings in SAQA and exciting global textile trends;
  • attend private Visionary receptions at the SAQA conferences like the wonderful presentation by Tim Jenison at the San Antonio TEXtiles event;
  • participate in “Tea with Martha,” a regular series of online get-togethers with other Visionaries held throughout the year, hosted by our executive director Martha Sielman and a guest textile expert; and
  • be recognized in SAQA’s annual report, in the SAQA Journal, and on the SAQA website.

Please support SAQA with an important gift that helps create strong foundation of support for SAQA, ensuring that art quilts have the visibility and recognition they deserve.

Founder's Circle - $7500+

Helen Blumen
Lisa Ellis
Frank Klein
Ralph James

Sustainers - $5,000+

Holly Brackmann
Kate Stiassni
Linda Syverson Guild


Leaders - $2500+

Barbara D. Blanchard
Sonja Campbell
Margaret Moon and John J. Davies III
Marvin Fletcher
Iva Jensen
Barbara D. Kibbe
Dolores Miller
Lee Fowler Schwimmer
Marion Shimoda
Sue Siefkin

Exhibition Benefactors - $1000+

Lynne Allen
Kathleen K. Azeez
Brenda Bailey-Hainer
Nancy Bavor
Giny Dixon
Nancy N. Erickson
Joyce Ferrie
Lynn Glesne
Jackie Heupel
Cat Larrea
Mary Ann Littlejohn
Jeanne Marklin
Sally Harcum Maxwell
Melanie McFarland
Mary Ann Nailos
Amy C Nelson
Susan Nestegard
Jo Noble
Bobbe Shapiro Nolan
Candice Phelan
Barbara Schneider
Maria Shell
Sandra Teepen
Jean Tutolo
Mary Ann Vaca-Lambert
Maggie Vanderweit
John Walsh


Luminaries - $500+

Rhonda Baldwin
Bobbi Baugh
Alice Beasley
Elizabeth Bennett
Arlene L. Blackburn
Vicki Bohnhoff
Deborah Boschert
Lois Bradshaw
Karey Bresenhan
Sharon A. Burns
Carol Churchill
Michael Cummings
Vivika DeNegre
Machi Dilworth
Maria Doyle
Mary Kay Fosnacht
Judith Quinn Garnett
Helen K. Geglio
Mary Louise Gerek
Rachel Gollub
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner
Tina Hilton
Ann Johnston
Iris Karp
Lynn Koolish
Terrie Linn Kygar
John Lefelhocz
Jan Myers-Newbury
Jackie Nixon-Fulton
Claudia Pearce
Dorothy Raymond
Nancy Riffle
June Robertson
Sandra Sider
Martha Sielman
Joan Sowada
Jean M. Sredl
Jan Tetzlaff
Gwyned Trefethen
Carolyn Walwyn
Carla White

Visionaries - $240+

Margaret Abramshe
Mary Lou Alexander
Ann Anastasio
Alex Anderson
Diana Bailey
Elizabeth Bamberger
Diana Bartelings
Mel Beach
Charlotte Bird
Christina Blais
Margaret Blank
Nancy Bougher
Cindy Brendzel
Michelle Browne
Nancy Bryant
Katie Chester
Hilary Clark
Maureen Cole
Sherri Culver
Pamala Doffek
Jane Dunnewold
Lin Elmo
Susan Else
Sarah Entsminger
Ree Fagan
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Laura Fogg
Georgia French
Cynthia D Friedman
Bethany Garner
Jayne Bentley Gaskins
Sandy Gregg
Cindy Grisdela
Barbara Grote
Anne Hammond
Barbara Oliver Hartman
Janeene Herchold
April Howell
Laura Jaszkowski
Leslie Jennings
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred
Carol N. Kimble
Carol Larson
Deon Lewis
Jenny K. K. Lyon
Mary K. Martin
Therese May
Sherri Lipman McCauley
Susan Knight Ober
Rozanne Deane Oliver
Barbara Olson
Nancy Orr
Cathie S. Osmun
Pat Owoc
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Claire Passmore
Geri Patterson-Kutras
Carrie Payne
Margaret Phillips
Beth Reid
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval
Dinah Sargeant
Barbara Sferra
Annie Smith
Adriana Speelman
Kathy Suprenant
Candace D Tucker
Mary Vinovskis
Lisa Walton
Teresa M. Wellington
Kate Winegar
Martha Wolfe
Diane M. Wright

“My fabric world is so important to me. I support SAQA because I think it is so important to encourage the exhibiting and selling of art quilts.” - Sandy Teepen

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