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 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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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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Join San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a conversation with international artists featured in Layered & Stitched! Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art is a gorgeous showcase of 50 art quilts by renowned master artists. Seminal...
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Vous parlez français et seriez heureux d’explorer le merveilleux monde de l’art quilt dans cette langue? Ne laissez pas la barrière de la langue être un obstacle – voici l’occasion idéale de profiter des avantages et des opportunités offertes par...
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PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME This Live Chat will take place on Thursday, October 21 at 4pm EDT (GMT/UTC -4) instead of on Friday. In October we'll be talking about artistic inspirations from outside the world of fiber. Shannon...
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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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Exploring Contemporary Art meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 1pm ET - time zone converter This month, we're talking about Ellsworth Kelly VIEW OCTOBER 2021 MEETING RESOURCES Contemporary art from all media often forms the context of our...
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Join us on November 3 for an interview with Roderick Kiracofe, quilt collector and author of Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000.
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Join us on November 17 at 2 PM EST for a new Textile Talk! We'll join artists Clara Nartey, Maggie Dillon, and Sarah Catherine Blanchette for an hour of art and conversation.
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YOU are invited! Join us on December 2 or 3 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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SAQA has presented five annual online SAQA Seminars from 2016. SAQA has many new members and some of us may have forgotten some of the content. So to (re)introduce you to the wonderful content we have compiled over the years, let's revisit our previous SAQA Seminars.
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SAQA's annual conference is an opportunity for our members to gather together, to network and socialize, to attend informative talks and presentations. Our 2022 conference is virtual - no travel required!

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