Educational Videos and Webinars

Member Program

Multiple times throughout the year, the SAQA Education Committee offers a series of online discussions called Mentorship Webinars that serve to educate and inspire our members. Some of these take place live and include a participant Q&A portion. Other webinars include prerecorded content.

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a future webinar topic, please email webinars@saqa.com.

Recent Webinars
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Art on the iPad is a slide show and video demo from Susie Monday of apps that textile and quilt artists can use for designing fabric, quilts, compositions, and art tools.
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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)
Cheryl Sleboda teaches us about "Building a Brand" in this video conversation. Cheryl is an award-winning art quilter, lecturer, traveling teacher, and runs two businesses.
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Education Committee member Vicki Conley is joined by artists Susan Callahan and Kevan Lunney to discuss their community quilt projects.
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The second part of this series includes presentations by Lea McComas, Penny Mateer, and M. Camille Eaton Romig about their community quilt projects.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

In this video, Ginni Fleck is interviewed by Jeanne Marklin about "Creating a Textile Art School". Ginni is the founder of DIY Textile School in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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We are excited to share recordings from two longstanding critique groups based in Northern California. These videos will show you two examples of what a critique group can be and perhaps inspire you to join or start a group with artists in your area!
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Guest critic Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor Emeritus with a named University of Kentucky Endowed Professorship is known internationally for his innovative mixed media fiber art. In this 3-part video critique, Arturo provided three different artists with helpful insight about their artwork
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In this video, Lyric Kinard offers an objective approach to critique, providing insights into key elements of design and composition. Darlene Bayley, Cynthia Steward, and Ann Turley were our participating artists. 
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In this 3-part video series, Sandra Sider provides three different artists with helpful insight about their artwork. Participants included Lorna Morck, Carolina Oneto, and Arja Speelman.
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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.
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In this video, Jane Dunnewold shares expert advice with artists Merran Phillips, Martha Phair Sanders, and Ree Fagan. Dunnewold's critiques focus on specific technical advice and offer wisdom on how to push successful pieces even further. She also emphasizes the...

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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.
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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.
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Katie Fowler is an artist, author, and certified creativity coach. She is all about enjoying the process and letting go of the outcome. Katie wants you to find your creative bliss.
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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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Selling Art Quilts with Wen Redmond, Roxane Lessa, and Frieda Anderson

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Brenda Gael Smith shares her experience in putting together solo exhibitions including scheduling, checklists, planning, marketing, and communications. This information is instructive and inspiring for any art quilter whether sharing artwork at a local library or a big city gallery.
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Lyric Kinard shares tips and experiences from her years on the teaching circuit. She covers everything from communicating with guilds, developing exciting workshops, arranging travel and lodging, inspiring students, and selling products as part of your teaching business.
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Three SAQA members share their art quilts and discuss how their creative lives are influenced by the places they live. Alicia Merrett was born and raised in Argentina and lives in the United Kingdom. Barbara Lange and Uta Lenk live...

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Wen Redmond, a mixed media artist, delights in creating dialogue, changing perspectives and perceptions of fiber. ​She works intuitively, encouraging ‘flow’, and experimentation. Please enjoy this 2-part presentation where Wen discusses her digital printing techniques for surface design and answers questions from...

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Juried Artist Member panelists Sue Bleiweiss, Lorie McCown, and Judy Kirpich discussed their experiences working in a series while using their art to support their points of view. 

Working in a series is a way to create a related, recognizable...

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An artist statement is a way to communicate with viewers so they understand why you make your art. Learn more from teacher and author Vicki Amorose who has helped many artists feel more comfortable expressing themselves in words.
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In 2019, the SAQA Education Committee worked to bring you a series all about critique. In this special session, the audience critiqued the work of three SAQA volunteers. Getting and giving critiques can be a powerful tool for artistic growth...

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The SAQA Education Committee hosted a live critique opportunity where attendees were offered the opportunity to give feedback to our critique volunteers: Diane Núñez, Johnnie McKenzie, Daniela Tiger, and Teresita Leal. Getting and giving critiques can be a powerful tool for...

SAQA Seminar Videos
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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Sarah Ann Smith is a wealth of knowledge about machine stitching and thread. She shares great visual aids including a giant sewing machine needle and explains the mysteries of how thread is wound onto spools and so much more!
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Watch and find out how Chawne Kimber takes inspiration from her family history to create stitched self-portraits. She also shares quilts she created as a reaction to issues about race and culture in the United States.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Valerie Hearder is a textile artist, quilting teacher, and author of quilting books. In this video, she shares a variety of original artwork from artisans in South Africa. These artists use a variety of stitching techniques to create their narrative artwork.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Formerly a painter, Sharon McCartney is full time artist who now works with mixed media to create her layered textile constructions. Sharon incorporates hand-stitching, found objects, and printed fabrics in her pieces.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Sheri Brautigam provides an overview of the history and culture of Mexican textiles, specifically in the Oaxaca region. This video has beautiful examples of hand-stitching and other needlework used on traditional clothing and original art.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Sue Stone shares examples of her hand-embroidered work that often feature fish. Sue is also known for her portraits and often includes extensive textural stitching.
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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Sue Reno joins us for Unit 4: Other Techniques to discuss the use of cyanotypes in her artwork. Learn more how she masterfully includes natural imagery in her creative process.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Hollis Chatelain joins us for Unit 1: Dye and explains her process of creating beautiful dye-painted artworks. See more of her work at hollisart.com.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Carol Anne Grotrian explains her unique process of creating whole cloth pictorial quilts using shibori, indigo and dye. Also included below is a great list of books and other resources.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Camille Hawbaker joins us for Unit 3: Print and explains her process of creating unique etchings on silk.  

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)
Jette Clover joins us for Unit 3: Print to discuss how she incorporates printing techniques into her mixed-media collage constructions.
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)
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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Margaret Abramshe is an art quilter with a background in teaching art to students of all ages. Margaret offers a great explanation of design concepts and shows how she uses them in her own artwork.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Jeanne Marklin interviews Carolyn Crump about how she uses design concepts to evaluate her artwork. A mixed-media artist with a background in graphic design, Carolyn's wonderful quilts have strong graphic qualities
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Working primarily in a series, Canadian artist Heather Dubreuil is known for her beautiful cityscapes and colorful collages. Heather shares with Deborah Boschert how she utilizes the principles of design as a framework in creating her artwork.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Jill Kerttula shares several of her works with Deborah Boschert and talks frankly about some pieces that were less successful than others.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Heather Pregger gives us a peek into her comprehensive sketchbook and explains how she tracks her creative process with notes and photographs in this video conversation with Deborah Boschert.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Pat Pauly shares her work and the way she uses shapes, color, lines and contrast. Three different series show how she repeats elements for maximum effect while masterfully combining her hand painted fabrics with commercial fabrics.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Keidra Navaroli shares "A Curatorial Perspective" in this video conversation. Navaroli is the Assistant Director and Curator at the Ruth Funk Center For Textile Arts in Melbourne, Florida. She encourages fiber artists to take risks with their work and create...

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Cheryl Sleboda teaches us about "Building a Brand" in this video conversation. Cheryl is an award-winning art quilter, lecturer, traveling teacher, and runs two businesses.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

In this video, Ginni Fleck is interviewed by Jeanne Marklin about "Creating a Textile Art School". Ginni is the founder of DIY Textile School in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

In this video, Sue Benner is interviewed by Clara Nartey about "Navigating the Commissions Process". Sue Benner is a textile artist who lectures and teaches workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of surface design, textile collage, fused quilt construction...

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

In this video, Marjan Kluepfel is interviewed by Clara Nartey about "The Role of Art Organizations in an Artist's Career". Marjan is a fabric artist, teacher, lecturer, and writer.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

In this video, Laura Wasilowski is interviewed by Jeanne Marklin about her career as a travelling teacher. Laura is a textile artist and creator of hand-dyed threads and fabrics. She has also written several books.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Katie Pasquini Masopust explains how to use color to get a finished composition that has depth and illumination. Choosing a compositional layout and colors from a color wheel is a great way to start a new piece with the hard decisions already made!
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Director of the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Nancy Campbell, and Artist Cindy Friedman have a retrospective chat about Art Quilt Elements and some of the color trends observed in that exhibition over the years.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Luana Rubin, co-owner of eQuilter.com, explains how the Color Marketing Group operates and how forecasting predicts color changes in all aspects of your life: clothes, cars, hotels, appliances, and more.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Ready for a deeper dive into color vision, the Munsell color system, and the history and development of color theory? Then this video with painter and art teacher David Briggs is for you!
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Join Susan Fohr in a tour across time and countries as she uses pieces from the collection of the Textile Museum of Canada for illustration.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
See how artist and fabric illustrator Kestrel Michaud does design and color decision-making using technology as part of the design process.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Hear artist and teacher David Hornung talk about the basics of color and color theory in the context of art.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
International Quilt Museum curator of collections Dr. Carolyn Ducey leads us through an introduction to color theory illustrated by quilts from the museum's collection, and answers the question "How is color theory like mayonnaise?".
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Lori Weitzner, Principal and Creative Director of Lori Weitzner Design, is internationally known for her contributions to the world of textiles. This is the recording of her live webinar on March 4, 2021.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Nancy Bavor, Executive Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, talks about color trends by decade, what was happening inside and outside the contemporary quilt world, and how this is reflected in artworks.
SAQA Seminar (Bonus Video)
Jane has graciously offered to have her first lecture on The Color Constant available to SAQA Seminar participants.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Hollis Chatelain talks about color from an emotional point of view because she believes that we react emotionally to art, and color is what pulls us in or repels us. 

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I really enjoyed hearing about the artists, their inspirations, and their artwork. This is a great experience to inspire me. - Anna Willard

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