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Bring a Friend to SAQA!

YOU are a valued member of SAQA. We love hearing your feedback, seeing your art, and following your creative process—and we're sure you have friends who would love SAQA as much as you do!

During this time of social distancing, it's even more important to be connected. Share with your friends how our online global community provides personal connections and fosters creative growth, no matter their location.

All new members who join before December 31st will receive $20 off their first year of membership (enter FRIEND as the discount code) and be entered in a drawing to win fabulous prizes.

  • Anyone who refers a new member will also be eligible to win prizes (the more people you refer, the more chances you have to win)
  • Regions can receive $200 for regional activities for the most new members before December 31st. Three awards are available for small (10-49 members), medium (50-99), and large (100+) regions

Thanks to our generous partners, we have a number of great membership drive prizes to award some lucky winners. A random drawing will be held monthly - anyone who joined the previous month OR referred a new member is eligible to win. The more new members you refer, the more chances you have!

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Bring a Friend to an Event

One of the best ways to find out what SAQA is all about is to experience it in person! Below are some of the online events that you can bring a friend to (registration may be required). Contact your regional rep to get more details about local/regional events - we have over 40 meetings each month!

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Community Connections

Special Interest Group: Art Quilt Design on a Mid/Longarm Machine
Oct 22, 2020, 6PM EDT (GMT-4)
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?
Live Chat with SAQA
Oct 23, 2020, 5 PM EDT (GMT-4)
At this month’s Live Chat, let’s share what’s on our “not to do list.” What are things that you're ready to let go, eliminate and shift away from? Join us for this super casual, fun opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other SAQA members.
Special Interest Group: Exploring Contemporary Art
Oct 27, 2020, 1 PM EDT (GMT-4)
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.

Ebb & Flow - Meet the Artist

We're so excited to be sharing the first in a video interview series with the artists from Ebb & Flow and Beyond the Mirror. First up, Meet the Artist: Joan Sowada, whose work "Many Fires Burning" is included in SAQA Global Exhibition Ebb & Flow. Subscribe to the SAQA Art YouTube channel so you don't miss a video.
Watch Interview

Upcoming Deadlines - Calls for Entry  

Fresh Fish (Call for Entry) - October 31

Juried Art Member Application - November 1

Light the World (Call for Entry) - November 30

Waiting (Virtual Gallery Call for Entry) - November 30

Journal Member Gallery: Outsider - December 1

Impressions of Oceania From Around the World (Virtual Gallery Call for Entry) - January 31

Upcoming Dates - Community Connections

Art Quilt Design on the Longarm (Special Interest Group) - October 22

Exploring Contemporary Art (Special Interest Group) - October 27

SAQA pARTy - October 30

Laura Wasilowski: Design Triggers and Inspiration (All-Region Online Presentation) - November 17

Inside SAQA Q&A - December 10

A full list of SAQA Calls for Entry (including Regional) can be found on our website. Do you know of an upcoming event or call for entry? Submit your news »

October 28: Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee Gafill: A Creative Conversation

Presented by San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Image courtesy of the artists.

Join us for an exciting conversation with two influential creatives, textile artist Kaffe Fassett and painter Erin Lee Gafill, as they discuss the inspiration behind their recent publication Color Duets, a visual memoir chronicling Erin’s decade-long collaboration with her uncle Kaffe. Two artists a generation apart talk about their shared childhood influences growing up at Nepenthe, in Big Sur, California, the deep satisfaction they get from working with their hands, be it painting, knitting, needlepoint or sewing, and the extraordinary role color plays in their designs, and in their lives.

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Conversations with the Artists: Ebb & Flow

Presented by the SAQA
Last week, 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 history demonstrate recurring patterns of growth and decline. From movements in history to the phases of our lives, the seasons, the position of the stars and planets, tides, conversations, even the progression of a piece of music or literature. Change is a constant, and this exhibition explores how it affects all different aspects of our lives.
Watch Recording
Featured Juried Artist Member

Maya Schonenberger - Coffee vs Covfefe

A Juried Artist Member of SAQA is an artist who has successfully presented a portfolio to the Juried Artist Review Panel. This portfolio includes a selected body of work and documentation showing a professional approach to art. See more Juried Artist Member artwork! Learn more about Maya Schonenberger.
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