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 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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The 100 days project, or its shorter versions (7x7 or Jump into June) is a private Facebook group for SAQA members who want to share their creative projects every day. The next session will run from August 3 - November...
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In Southwest China, textile artists associated with a variety of ethnic nationalities piece and appliqué fabric together to form artistic and functional work, including those intended as bed coverings. This presentation will draw on documentation on historical and contemporary work...
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Artists interested in a new lens for studying color and composition will discuss the work of architect Christopher Alexander, Emeritus Professor at the University of California. The group will focus on the 15 fundamental properties that define beauty and grace...
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Join curator Laura Hopper and QA Project Manager Emma Parker for a special preview of the 2021 Quilters Take a Moment virtual quilt exhibition, "Warm Remembrances: Quiltmaking and Memory Making,” opening September 17. Laura will also take a look back...
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Join us as three artists discuss their use of fiber-based techniques to create work in non-traditional book and book inspired formats that addresses familial, communal, and cultural narratives. Annie Lopez (AZ), uses cyanotype and stitching to create dimensional works that...
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This NEW Short-Term Special Interest Group (SIG) will occur over the next 4 months with participants working towards these monthly goals: Determine your goals for your own online presence (May) Identify your target customer/audience (May/June) Create/improve a website that works...
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Paula Kovarik will speak at the Northern California / Northern Nevada Regional Meeting, Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11:00 AM Pacific Time / 2pm EDT. Open to all members ($5 fee for members outside of NoCA/NV).
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The Cutting Edge Special Interest Group will support SAQA members who have a common interest to learn about cutting machines and the associated software. It is an opportunity for SAQA members to share resources such as apps, materials, and solutions.
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Exploring Contemporary Art meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 1pm ET - time zone converter This month, we're talking about David Hockney. VIEW AUGUST 2021 MEETING RESOURCES Contemporary art from all media often forms the context of our...
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Explore inspiring ways to use a longarm machine to create your design layer! Why use your mid-or longarm machine only for the quilting stitch and let it collect dust, laundry, and scraps the rest of the time? Some innovative SAQA...
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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 to know members from all over the world...
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Presented by the IL/WI Region, this event is open to ALL SAQA Members. Susan Shie will present examples of her current work and discuss her artistic approach, followed by a class on free hand drawing. The class is much more...

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