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
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.
Elizabeth Kozlowski, Surface Design Journal Editor, will present "Women Against the Machine: Craft, Design and the Exploitation of Female Labor" as part of Textile Talks. This presentation investigates the historical gendered division of labor and its relationship to artistic production...
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...
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...
Contemporary art from all media often forms the context of our work as art quilters and textile artists. The goal of this group is to provide a casual, supportive, open-minded place for us to actively learn as we discuss and...

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