Special Interest Group: The Cutting Edge: Silhouette, Cricut, etc.

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.

Monthly Zoom meetings on the 4th Monday at 4pm ET will allow participants to support and widen their knowledge base about these new tools. 

Join The Cutting Edge Facebook Group.
The members will be asked to join, introduce themselves, share their location and which cutting machine they will use. They can post photos of their work and share what they learned. The Facebook group will have the release dates of the monthly YouTube videos. 



You must log in to view the Zoom connection information. For security reasons, it will only display for logged-in members. If you have any questions about Zoom, please contact us at info@saqa.com.


Diana Guenther lives in Kensington, Maryland, USA. She is a dyer, sewer, knitter, weaver, and quilter with a love of color and all things fiber. As a retired software engineer and artist, she enjoys being able to marry her creative computer skills with the tactile satisfaction of working with a variety of materials.  

A growing pile of surface designed fabrics in her studio led her to art quilting. Diana started die cutting when manual crank machines with individual commercial dies were state of the art. She was the recipient of the Margaret M. Conant grant at the Potomac Fiber Art Guild in 2014, where she created an exhibit of surface design work.

By 2014, it was possible to use electronic cutting machines to make custom stencils, cut fabrics, use most computer fonts, and so much more. She looks forward to exploring further with the Cutting Edge group. Diana has been involved with this group from the beginning, helping to establish it with Marion Emerson at the helm. Marion did a wonderful job growing this group. Diana has gratefully accepted the leadership baton with the assistance of Terry Grant.