Our Community

When you join SAQA, you become a member of a worldwide community of artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals who appreciate and love art quilts.

We foster community through online and local connections. Our members host local meetups, workshops, exhibitions, and retreats with others in their regions

Our Live Chats and Special Interest Groups allow members to meet virtually using video-conferencing to discuss and learn about specific art quilt topics. We also have a thriving members-only Facebook group where we talk about art, our creative journeys, and what inspires us.

Come share your artwork, ask your questions, and make new friends around the world!

Upcoming Online Events
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The Spotlight Auction is an annual event that takes place at every SAQA conference. Donated pieces are sold through a silent auction at the conference banquet. But now it's gone virtual and everyone can bid! This year, the Spotlight Auction...
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Our annual SAQA conference which will be held online from April 15-25 and we’re going to beautiful Oceania—mainly Australia and New Zealand—for a deep dive into unique, exciting art quilts, and textile art. REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
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This Textile Talk will be presented by Surface Design Association
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Join us on April 21 for a Textile Talk conversation with selected artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art. We'll be hearing from Valerie Goodwin, Michael Jameas, and Katie Pasquini Masopust about their work, process, and inspiration.
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Are you brand-new to SAQA? Or just want to know more about our programs and benefits? Then join us for a live Zoom meeting where you can get the latest news and get the answers you need. Plus you learn...
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Exploring Contemporary Art will return Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 1 PM ET. It meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 1pm ET - time zone converter Contemporary art from all media often forms the context of our work...
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There will be NO Live Chat in April. Live Chats are a place where all SAQA members can get together and discuss art and inspiration. We welcome all members of the SAQA community to join in on the conversation! Get...
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The annual Benefit Auction is SAQA's premiere fundraising event! All proceeds help support SAQA's exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, your purchase helps increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them.

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