Resource Library

Browse through our collection of articles, interviews, and videos relating to art, business, creativity, professional development, and much more. Items with a star indicate a resource for members only - login is required.

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Professional Development

Being a professional artist means delving into the basics of accounting, business, and copyrighting issues. It's not all about creating art!

 

The creative process for many artists is usually a solitary practice. But many artists benefit from getting feedback from their peers or collaborating on new projects.

Find out what you need to know to exhibit your artwork. Get the scoop on finding opportunities and preparing your artwork.

 

We love to make our art, but a professional practice doesn’t stop there. Learn more about pricing, marketing, and selling your artwork.

An important part of being an exhibiting artist is writing professional artist statements and communicating about your art using language.

 

Artistic Advice

Want to learn more about the creative process or just want a peek into the studio of some of our artists? Check out our collection of artist interviews and conversations.

 

Get advice and tips about the creative process and how to incorporate design elements in your artwork.

Looking for a new technique to try to express your creativity? We've put together of list ranging from surface design methods to using technology for art.

Educational Videos and Webinars
Educational Video
Art on the iPad is a slide show and video demo from Susie Monday of apps that textile and quilt artists can use for designing fabric, quilts, compositions, and art tools.
Educational Video
Three award-winning SAQA artists: Dianne Firth, Sue Dennis, and Judy Hooworth share insights on incorporating their native Australian landscape in outstanding art quilts. Each artist covered their individual process of viewing landscape and transitioning their thoughts into pieces of art.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Cheryl Sleboda teaches us about "Building a Brand" in this video conversation. Cheryl is an award-winning art quilter, lecturer, traveling teacher, and runs two businesses.
Educational Video
Education Committee member Vicki Conley is joined by artists Susan Callahan and Kevan Lunney to discuss their community quilt projects.
Educational Video
The second part of this series includes presentations by Lea McComas, Penny Mateer, and M. Camille Eaton Romig about their community quilt projects.
Educational Video
We are excited to share recordings from two longstanding critique groups based in Northern California. These videos will show you two examples of what a critique group can be and perhaps inspire you to join or start a group with artists in your area!
Educational Video
Guest critic Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor Emeritus with a named University of Kentucky Endowed Professorship is known internationally for his innovative mixed media fiber art. In this 3-part video critique, Arturo provided three different artists with helpful insight about their artwork
Educational Video
In this 3-part video series, Sandra Sider provides three different artists with helpful insight about their artwork. Participants included Lorna Morck, Carolina Oneto, and Arja Speelman.
Educational Video
Want to learn more about creating 3D artwork? Watch Betty Busby as she offers helpful advice on creating and shipping 3D artwork. Using examples of her own artwork, Betty shares her experiences and provides valuable tips.
Educational Video

Jane Dunnewold teaches and lectures internationally, and has mounted numerous solo exhibitions. She is a recipient of the Quilt Japan Prize, and Gold Prize at the Taegue (Korea) International Textile Exhibition. 

Dunnewold has authored numerous books, including the classic Complex...

Educational Video
Learn more about new trends in textile artwork and the art quilt movement! Susan Else examines "what’s next?” for the art quilt moment. To do that, she looked at her own work to see how it resonates with other work by contemporary art quilters and with the broader textile scene.
Educational Video
A huge hit at the 2016 Philadelphia SAQA Conference, each Lightning Talk includes 20 images in about six and a half minutes. You’ll hear about everything from travel inspiration, vintage linens, creative kids, pattern making, and self-confidence.
Educational Video
Katie Fowler is an artist, author, and certified creativity coach. She is all about enjoying the process and letting go of the outcome. Katie wants you to find your creative bliss.
Educational Video
This webinar includes three SAQA members from Oceania - Brenda Gael Smith, Jenny Bowker, and Charlotte Scott - sharing their art quilts and discussing how their creative lives are influenced by the places they live.
Educational Video

Selling Art Quilts with Wen Redmond, Roxane Lessa, and Frieda Anderson

Educational Video
Brenda Gael Smith shares her experience in putting together solo exhibitions including scheduling, checklists, planning, marketing, and communications. This information is instructive and inspiring for any art quilter whether sharing artwork at a local library or a big city gallery.
Educational Video
Lyric Kinard shares tips and experiences from her years on the teaching circuit. She covers everything from communicating with guilds, developing exciting workshops, arranging travel and lodging, inspiring students, and selling products as part of your teaching business.
Educational Video

Three SAQA members share their art quilts and discuss how their creative lives are influenced by the places they live. Alicia Merrett was born and raised in Argentina and lives in the United Kingdom. Barbara Lange and Uta Lenk live...

Educational Video

Juried Artist Member panelists Sue Bleiweiss, Lorie McCown, and Judy Kirpich discussed their experiences working in a series while using their art to support their points of view. 

Working in a series is a way to create a related, recognizable...

Educational Video
An artist statement is a way to communicate with viewers so they understand why you make your art. Learn more from teacher and author Vicki Amorose who has helped many artists feel more comfortable expressing themselves in words.

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