Video Library

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A short video showing SAQA Global Exhibition 3D Expression at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Keidra Navaroli shares "A Curatorial Perspective" in this video conversation. Navaroli is the Assistant Director and Curator at the Ruth Funk Center For Textile Arts in Melbourne, Florida. She encourages fiber artists to take risks with their work and create...

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Elena Stokes talks with Deborah Boschert about being inspired by line, texture and space. Elena's abstract and impressionist landscapes suggest open spaces and vast horizons. Her use of repurposed silk sari scraps enhances her work with color and texture.
Educational Video
As part of SAQA's ongoing critique series, Ann Johnston reviews work with artists Nicole Dunn, Susan Sawatzky, and Kathy Suprenant.
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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Director of the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Nancy Campbell, and Artist Cindy Friedman have a retrospective chat about Art Quilt Elements and some of the color trends observed in that exhibition over the years.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Dinah Sargeant discusses her use of hand-painted fabrics and raw edge applique to create her award-winning artworks.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Susan Shie walks us through the process of creating her newest art quilt from sketch to air brush to air pen to stitching.
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.

Learn more about the SAQA Global Exhibition Beyond the Mirror through our series of videos. More videos are being added - subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you get the latest ones.

Up Close with juror Andra Stanton...

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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Luana Rubin, co-owner of eQuilter.com, explains how the Color Marketing Group operates and how forecasting predicts color changes in all aspects of your life: clothes, cars, hotels, appliances, and more.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Ready for a deeper dive into color vision, the Munsell color system, and the history and development of color theory? Then this video with painter and art teacher David Briggs is for you!
Colour with a U and Colour with a U Too are juried exhibitions of art quilts created by Canadian SAQA members.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Join Susan Fohr in a tour across time and countries as she uses pieces from the collection of the Textile Museum of Canada for illustration.
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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Jeanne Marklin spoke with Karen Schulz about how she begins a new composition. Karen has design suggestions that will help you develop and refine your design.

Courtesy of Arnold's Attic, enjoy a virtual walk-through of the Concrete & Grassland exhibition at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London, United Kingdom

Enjoy a virtual walk-through of this and get an up close look at the textures and stitching in these amazing, detailed artworks.
Video Conversation

Join Martha Sielman in a conversation with exhibiting artists from the SAQA Special Exhibition at Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA. Artists Mita Giacomini, Marie Bergstedt, and Linda Colsh gave us a look into their process, studios, and inspiration...

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

In this video, Ginni Fleck is interviewed by Jeanne Marklin about "Creating a Textile Art School". Ginni is the founder of DIY Textile School in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Sue Reno joins us for Unit 4: Other Techniques to discuss the use of cyanotypes in her artwork. Learn more how she masterfully includes natural imagery in her creative process.
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 video, Lyric Kinard offers an objective approach to critique, providing insights into key elements of design and composition. Darlene Bayley, Cynthia Steward, and Ann Turley were our participating artists. 
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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Margaret Abramshe is an art quilter with a background in teaching art to students of all ages. Margaret offers a great explanation of design concepts and shows how she uses them in her artwork - the process she follows and how she evaluates her work along the way.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
See how artist and fabric illustrator Kestrel Michaud does design and color decision-making using technology as part of the design process.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Hollis Chatelain joins us for Unit 1: Dye and explains her process of creating beautiful dye-painted artworks. See more of her work at hollisart.com.

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Carol Anne Grotrian explains her unique process of creating whole cloth pictorial quilts using shibori, indigo and dye. Also included below is a great list of books and other resources.

Learn more about the SAQA Global Exhibition Ebb & Flow through our series of videos. More videos are being added - subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you get the latest ones. You can access these video via...

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Camille Hawbaker is a printmaker and fiber artist interested in using silk and thread to create fine art. This video conversation leads the viewer through her techniques in various works in the order that she made them. Along the way...

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Jeanne Marklin interviews Carolyn Crump about how she uses design concepts to evaluate her artwork. A mixed-media artist with a background in graphic design, Carolyn's wonderful quilts have strong graphic qualities
Join SAQA's Director of Global Exhibitions William Reker in a tour of our new Exhibition Management Center. Thank you to all our generous donors who made this possible!
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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Working primarily in a series, Canadian artist Heather Dubreuil is known for her beautiful cityscapes and colorful collages. Heather shares with Deborah Boschert how she utilizes the principles of design as a framework in creating her artwork.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Karen Goetzinger joins us to discuss her use of thread and fabric collage on stretched and painted canvases.
Don't miss this fascinating in-depth look at a very powerful exhibition. Get up close to see the details, stitchwork, and textures contained in these works of art in the SAQA Global Exhibition Forced to Flee.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Deborah Boschert finds out more about the materials, tools, and techniques that artist Natalya Aikens uses in her hand-stitched creations that are architecturally inspired, thoughtfully repurposed, and delicately stitched.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Hear artist and teacher David Hornung talk about the basics of color and color theory in the context of art.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
International Quilt Museum curator of collections Dr. Carolyn Ducey leads us through an introduction to color theory illustrated by quilts from the museum's collection, and answers the question "How is color theory like mayonnaise?".
by William Reker (Video)

SAQA's Director of Global Exhibitions William Reker demonstrates all the best practices for preparing and shipping art quilts for travel. Find out more about the right tissue paper to use as well as shipping and product recommendations.

Inside SAQA - Q & A is a series of live Zoom meetings that offers SAQA members an opportunity to learn more about programs and benefits. Recordings are also available.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Katie Pasquini Masopust explains how to use color to get a finished composition that has depth and illumination. Choosing a compositional layout and colors from a color wheel is a great way to start a new piece with the hard decisions already made!
Educational Video

In this video, Jane Dunnewold shares expert advice with artists Merran Phillips, Martha Phair Sanders, and Ree Fagan. Dunnewold's critiques focus on specific technical advice and offer wisdom on how to push successful pieces even further. She also emphasizes the...

by Sandra Sider
Narrated presentation of selected pieces from SAQA's Layered and Stitched exhibition by Dr. Sandra Sider.
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.
In this video, SAQA Board President Deborah Boschert shares an introduction to what SAQA is all about. We welcome art quilters and fiber artists of all kinds to join us and learn more about the art quilt movement.
Lightning Talk (Video)
After retiring from career in public education. Margaret Abramshe has 10 “lessons” to share with fellow art quilters she learned while working as an art teacher with a wide variety of students in classroom studio settings. 
Educational Video

Lightning Talks are always a highlight of the annual  SAQA conferences. Each speaker creates a presentation of 20 slides and speaks about each slide for 20 seconds resulting in a fast-paced informative talk that is six minutes and 40 seconds...

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
Lightning Talks are a perennial favorite of each SAQA conference. Watch the presentations offered at the 2020 MoSAiQA conference
Educational Video

Four presenters shared their creative process in a fast paced Lightning Talk presentation. Each speaker creates a presentation of 20 slides and speaks about each slide for 20 seconds.

Linden Lancaster (Victoria, Australia) - Where Vision and Surface Design Meet...

Educational Video

Each speaker creates a presentation of 20 slides and speaks about each slide for 20 seconds.

Bobbi Baugh (Florida, USA) - What Poetry Can Teach Visual Artists
Reading poetry can open doors to inspiration and to digging deeper. Bobbi Baugh...

SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Sarah Ann Smith is a wealth of knowledge about machine stitching and thread. She shares great visual aids including a giant sewing machine needle and explains the mysteries of how thread is wound onto spools and so much more!
Live Chat with Lisa Walton

This Live Chat with Lisa discussed ‘Marketing and Selling your Art’ with guests Judith Content, Judith Trager, and Helen Godden and took place on May 2nd, 2019 at 5pm EDT (GMT -4).

Video Conversation
Meet Mary Pal, an exhibiting artist at the SAQA Special Exhibition at Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA.
Video Conversation
Meet Susan Avishai, an exhibiting artist at the SAQA Special Exhibition at Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA.
Video Conversation
Meet Susan Else, an exhibiting artist at the SAQA Special Exhibition at Intersect Chicago: The Future of SOFA.
Video Conversation
The Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection is one of the largest private art quilt collections in the world. Find out more about Del Thomas in this video conversation.
Video Conversation

Meet art quilt collector John M. Walsh III. The John M. Walsh III Collection has had exhibitions throughout the US and one in France. The Collection has been featured in articles in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal...

Video Conversation
Meet art quilt collector Marvin Fletcher in this video conversation. A large portion of The Marbaum Collection is now part of the permanent collection at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

Courtesy of The National Quilt Museum, please enjoy this walk-through of the SAQA Global Exhibition Musica! 

Short on time? You can speed up the video by clicking on the gear in the bottom right and selecting playback speed then 1.5x.

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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

In this video, Sue Benner is interviewed by Clara Nartey about "Navigating the Commissions Process". Sue Benner is a textile artist who lectures and teaches workshops nationally and internationally in the areas of surface design, textile collage, fused quilt construction...

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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Lori Weitzner, Principal and Creative Director of Lori Weitzner Design, is internationally known for her contributions to the world of textiles. This is the recording of her live webinar on March 4, 2021.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Watch and find out how Chawne Kimber takes inspiration from her family history to create stitched self-portraits. She also shares quilts she created as a reaction to issues about race and culture in the United States.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Jette Clover joins us for Unit 3: Print to discuss how she incorporates printing techniques into her mixed-media collage constructions.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Jill Kerttula shares several of her works with Deborah Boschert and talks frankly about some pieces that were less successful than others.
Board President Deborah Boschert talks about the exciting SAQA programs of today, including exhibitions, regional highlights, member education, and publications.
Our new Board President Deborah Boschert and Vivika DeNegre celebrate SAQA from the QuiltCon 2020 show floor! Watch as they peruse a variety of beautiful art quilts created by SAQA members and discuss the benefits of joining SAQA.
Lecture by Sandra Sider
Dr. Sandra Sider, curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, provides additional insight into the artists and art included in Season after Season.
Lightning Talk (Video)
Sherri Lipman McCauley enjoys working extemporaneously and in the abstract. Bright colors tend to excite her, as well as geometry and asymmetry. She typically works in the moment, with paints and dyes on fabric, creating improvised designs. The simple line of a geometric shape, the blast of a colorful line, or the contrast of black against white makes her canvas sing. Join her as she reveals the secrets behind her design and process.
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.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Valerie Hearder is a textile artist, quilting teacher, and author of quilting books. In this video, she shares a variety of original artwork from artisans in South Africa. These artists use a variety of stitching techniques to create their narrative artwork.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)

Formerly a painter, Sharon McCartney is full time artist who now works with mixed media to create her layered textile constructions. Sharon incorporates hand-stitching, found objects, and printed fabrics in her pieces.

Learn about SAQA’s global community of artists, collectors & arts professionals!
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Nancy Bavor, Executive Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, talks about color trends by decade, what was happening inside and outside the contemporary quilt world, and how this is reflected in artworks.
SAQA Seminar (Video Conversation)
Sheri Brautigam provides an overview of the history and culture of Mexican textiles, specifically in the Oaxaca region. This video has beautiful examples of hand-stitching and other needlework used on traditional clothing and original art.
Conversations with the Artists
This panel of fiber artists from SAQA Global Exhibition 3D Expression spoke about creating 3D art quilts. Artists included Shannon Dion, Judy Martin, Betty Busby, and Patty Kennedy-Zafred.
Conversations with the Artists
Selected fiber artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Aloft, Kestrel Michaud, Victoria Carley, Dan Olfe, and Hildegard Mueller told us about their artistic process and the inspiration behind their work in a panel discussion.
Conversations with the Artists

We had a great time talking with selected artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Ebb & Flow. We heard from Meredith R Grimsley, Carol Anne Grotrian, Marisa Márquez, and Lynne Seaman about their work, process, and inspiration. Many things in life and...

Conversations with the Artists

This Textile Talk features an hour of art and conversation with three artists from our SAQA Global Exhibition: Fur, Fangs, Feathers & Fins. We'll be speaking with Cindy Richard, Sara Sharp, and Lulu Moonwood Murakami all about their artwork...

Conversations with the Artists

This Textile Talk features an hour of art and conversation with three artists from our SAQA Global Exhibition: Gastronomy. Martha Sielman hosts artist talks with exhibiting artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Gastronomy! Lisa Walton, Jeannie Palmer Moore...

Conversations with the Artists

Artist talks with three artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Haven!

Words and communication continue to be Jette Clover’s primary source of inspiration. Instead of writing with a pen or printing text segments, she is ‘writing’ with a needle...

A World in Denim

"Like Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, and Chuck Close before him, Berry is pushing the boundaries of Textiles as a medium," writes Fiona McCarthy of the Sunday Times. Denim is Ian Berry's medium for seeing the world. 

Conversations with the Artists
In this edition of Textile Talks, listen to three incredible artists from our Intersect Chicago 2021 special exhibition: Clara Nartey, Maggie Dillon, and Sarah Catherine Blanchette all about their work, process, and inspiration.
Conversations with the Artists

In this edition of Textile Talks, listen to three incredible artists from our Intersect Chicago 2021 special exhibition: Nancy Billings, Michael Ross, and Donna Deaver.

Ephemeral Land Art
Join Judith Content on a tour of Northern California as she recounts her recent explorations of ephemeral land art.
Conversations with the Artists
In this Textile Talk, we'll be hearing from exhibiting artists Valerie Goodwin, Michael James, and Katie Pasquini Masopust about their work, process, and inspiration.
Conversations with the Artists

Join us for artist talks with three exhibiting artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Light the World. We'll be hearing from Maya Chaimovich, Ruby Horansky, and Lena Meszaros about their work.

Light is our primary tool for perceiving and understanding...

Conversations with the Artists
This Textile Talk included artists from the SAQA Global Exhibition Musica!, moderated by Rachael Baar, Museum Curator of the National Quilt Museum. Our participating artists were Susan Bianchi, Sarah Entsminger, Susan Sherman, and Carolyn Skei.
Conversations with the Artists

SAQA Global Exhibition Opposites Attract explores contradictions and affinities: Yin and Yang, the irresistible force versus the immovable object, black and white, and other types of opposites. We had a great time talking to exhibiting artists Claire Passmore, Maria Shell, Maggie...

Conversations with the Artists

Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall, and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Some seasons have no set time of arrival...

Conversations with the Artists

Repurposing used materials is one of the most effective solutions there is to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste issues. Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling...

SAQA Seminar (Bonus Video)
Jane has graciously offered to have her first lecture on The Color Constant available to SAQA Seminar participants.

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