Artist Talks

Want to learn more about the creative process or just want a peek into the studio of some of our artists? Check out our collection of artist interviews and conversations.

 

SAQA Seminar (Artist Q&A)
Michigan artist Beth Markel is a fifth generation quilter who believes that textile arts are a happy marriage of tactile and visual. Learn more about how she creates her bold and colorful quilts by using a variety of design concepts.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Elena Stokes talks with Deborah Boschert about being inspired by line, texture and space. Elena's abstract and impressionist landscapes suggest open spaces and vast horizons. Her use of repurposed silk sari scraps enhances her work with color and texture.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Dinah Sargeant discusses her use of hand-painted fabrics and raw edge applique to create her award-winning artworks.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Susan Shie walks us through the process of creating her newest art quilt from sketch to air brush to air pen to stitching.
Educational Video
Three award-winning SAQA artists: Dianne Firth, Sue Dennis, and Judy Hooworth share insights on incorporating their native Australian landscape in outstanding art quilts. Each artist covered their individual process of viewing landscape and transitioning their thoughts into pieces of art.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Jeanne Marklin spoke with Karen Schulz about how she begins a new composition. Karen has design suggestions that will help you develop and refine your design.
Video Conversation

Join Martha Sielman in a conversation with exhibiting artists from the SAQA Special Exhibition at Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA. Artists Mita Giacomini, Marie Bergstedt, and Linda Colsh gave us a look into their process, studios, and inspiration...

SAQA Seminar (Artist Q&A)
Learn more about artist Dianne Firth and her experiences exhibiting her work internationally. Dianne is Australian and has shown her work in venues across Australia and overseas.
Educational Video
Want to learn more about creating 3D artwork? Watch Betty Busby as she offers helpful advice on creating and shipping 3D artwork. Using examples of her own artwork, Betty shares her experiences and provides valuable tips.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Karen Goetzinger joins us to discuss her use of thread and fabric collage on stretched and painted canvases.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Deborah Boschert finds out more about the materials, tools, and techniques that artist Natalya Aikens uses in her hand-stitched creations that are architecturally inspired, thoughtfully repurposed, and delicately stitched.
Educational Video
Learn more about new trends in textile artwork and the art quilt movement! Susan Else examines "what’s next?” for the art quilt moment. To do that, she looked at her own work to see how it resonates with other work by contemporary art quilters and with the broader textile scene.
Educational Video
A huge hit at the 2016 Philadelphia SAQA Conference, each Lightning Talk includes 20 images in about six and a half minutes. You’ll hear about everything from travel inspiration, vintage linens, creative kids, pattern making, and self-confidence.
Educational Video
Lightning Talks are a perennial favorite of each SAQA conference. Watch the presentations offered at the 2020 MoSAiQA conference
SAQA Seminar (Artist Q&A)
Learn more about artist Maggie Vanderweit and how she uses marketing tools to promote her successful art business. Maggie worked for 40 years as a lecturer and teacher, and for 20 years selling at shows.
Video Conversation
Meet Mary Pal, an exhibiting artist at the SAQA Special Exhibition at Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA.
Video Conversation
Meet Susan Avishai, an exhibiting artist at the SAQA Special Exhibition at Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA.
Video Conversation
Meet Susan Else, an exhibiting artist at the SAQA Special Exhibition at Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA.
SAQA Seminar (Article)
Artist Jill Kerttula describes how she combines digital photography into her exquisite stitched pieces. The results are simply beautiful!
Educational Video
This webinar includes three SAQA members from Oceania - Brenda Gael Smith, Jenny Bowker, and Charlotte Scott - sharing their art quilts and discussing how their creative lives are influenced by the places they live.

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