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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Join us on Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth) at 2pm EDT for a panel discussion led by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, artist and founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Artists LMerchie Frazier, Ed Johnetta Miller and Lauren Alisa Austin...
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Join us on Zoom on June 20 at 3 PM EDT (GMT/UTC-4) for the next Collectors in Conversation! We'll be talking with collector Holly Brackmann and gallerist Bruce Hoffman. Holly Brackmann will share her eclectic textile collection, much of which...
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Exploring Contemporary Art meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 1pm ET - time zone converter Come learn about this SIG, ask questions and talk a little bit about contemporary art. Connection information and additional information is available at...
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Natalya Khorover is motivated by plastic pollution and overconsumption. She strives to use materials that would be condemned to the landfill and uses stitching and sewing to bring her artwork to life. Let’s talk about how to start creating a...
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Join us for a discussion with three artists from SAQA Global Exhibition StitchPunk! From hoverboard cozies to steampunk goddesses, the artists in this exhibition bring us into their imagined futures. StitchPunk is currently on view at the New England Quilt...
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Ashley Jane Lewis, Carey Flack, and Stephanie Dyke will present educational and creative projects that use the Quilters’ Save Our Stories archive of more than 1,200 recorded oral histories with quiltmakers. Ashley Jane Lewis and Carey Flack of Technologies of...
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In 2021, Greg Climer completed an animation project using quilts for each frame of a short video. We'll delve into the creative process and learn what led to this artwork. Climer will focus on the technical aspects of creating the...