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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Judith Content’s current work explores a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Japanese dye technique called arashi-shibori, also known as “pole-wrapping shibori.” In Japanese, the word arashi means storm. The term was applied to this type of resist-dying because the end...
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As an artist, Teri looks for inspiration in people and nature. While her earlier work focused on landscapes and portraits, she has now turned more to abstraction. Her eye is drawn to natural forms, including what she calls the “litter”...
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Light, both direct and indirect, allows us to see. Light reveals as it radiates and ushers us into worlds of observation and reflection. For Melody Money, light is key to what makes her art “sing.” Her goal is “to capture...
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When Rona made us stay home, we reached out and connected technically. Talks of restrictions and isolation were shared and so too were thoughts about travels once Covid withdrew. As creative distances were travelled, we decided to challenge ourselves to...
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Thursdays, Oct. 1st- Nov. 5th, 6-8pm This 6 week online workshop is for all levels and presents drawings as a creative process to practice focus, mark making, and hash out ideas. Students will be creating a series of drawings with...
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Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs will be held online...
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A Juried Fine Arts ONLINE EXHIBITION presented by the Marin Society of Artists, open to all artists over the age of 18. This show will showcase artwork in a diverse range of medium, subjects and styles. Open to sculpture, painting...
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The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists to explore their vision of all things wild! Animals have fascinated artists since the Stone Age as actual and symbolic creatures. We revel in their raw intrinsic nature that is surrounded by...
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YOU are invited! Join us on October 30th for our annual SAQA Member pARTy via Zoom. Connect with other members, discuss art, play games - it is going to be fun!
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Artists are invited to illustrate the incredible beauty and diversity of Oceania, the smallest continent by land mass, but the largest in overall size, due to the vast area within its boundaries in the Pacific Ocean.

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