Mission, Visions, Values, and Goals

Mission Statement

SAQA promotes the art quilt.

Vision Statement

The art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium.

Core Values

SAQA’s core values are: integrity, inclusion, excellence, and innovation.


Promote the Art Quilt to Broad Audiences
We’ll share the art quilt through many channels aiming to reach new audiences and people familiar with the medium.

Provide Opportunities for Educational, Professional, and Community Development
By developing a variety of resources, we’ll educate members, provide information to arts professionals, and connect people with similar interests.

Create Fine Art Quilt Exhibitions
We’ll continue our world class exhibition program by showing art quilts at a variety of venues all over the world.

Support Diversity
We’ll seek new ways to enhance the diversity of our membership, programs, and events.

Provide an Informative and Easily Accessible Web Presence
Our website and social media channels will act as a comprehensive collection of information about SAQA and the art quilt.

Provide Effective Communications
Our regular emails to members will strive to include helpful, specific and inspiring information. We’ll also reach beyond our membership.

Increase Membership
We’ll continue to share what SAQA has to offer and build connections with new potential members.

Grow Revenue
In order to enhance our current programs and develop new initiatives, we’ll continue to grow revenue through membership and fundraising efforts.

Approved by the SAQA Board January 2020

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