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At Friday's Live Chat, the theme will be "Best and Worst Advice." Deborah will share advice that she uses (or doesn't use) in her creative process. For our break out conversations, you may want to think ahead about what pieces of advice related to creating art have made an impact on your work. You can join the Live Chat on Friday using this link: which is also always listed at You'll need to log in to view the link.
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Congratulations to our New Juried Artist Members!

Welcome and congratulations to our new Juried Artist Members: Terrie Hancock Mangat, Linda Syverson Guild, Rosalind S. Daniels, and Maggy Rozycki Hiltner!

Artwork by Terrie Hancock Mangat, Linda Syverson Guild (top row), Rosalind S. Daniels, and Maggy Rozycki Hiltner (bottom row)

To become a Juried Artist Member, artists must submit a portfolio showing a professional approach to art. The portfolio presents a body of work that represents a singular point of view or signature collection. Juried Artist Members' work is featured in Art Quilt Quarterly and Exploring Art Quilts, on a dedicated profile page on the SAQA website, and in our weekly newsletters. 

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July 29 - Care and Conservation: Behind the Scenes at the International Quilt Museum

Presented by International Quilt Museum

Collections Manager Sarah Walcott will share a behind-the-scenes look at how the International Quilt Museum cares for the world's largest quilt collection and preserves it for future generations.
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Women Against the Machine: Craft, Design and the Exploitation of Female Labor

Presented by Surface Design Association

Elizabeth Kozlowski, Surface Design Journal Editor, presented "Women Against the Machine: Craft, Design and the Exploitation of Female Labor" last week. This presentation investigated the historical gendered division of labor and its relationship to artistic production, specifically the development of the textile industry and the labor movement in the United States. Kozlowski explored industrialization in the United States and abroad and how it deftly illustrates the women’s movement and its symbiotic relationship to contemporary fiber arts.

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Survey News:


Member Prize Winners!

The real winners are all of SAQA for giving us so much actionable data to build on. The response rate was overwhelming and surpassed our goal by a very nice margin so, in appreciation, we added two more member prizes for a total of five winners! Thank you to everyone who completed the survey! 
Congratulations to the Five Members who will receive an $80 credit towards membership renewal: Connie Akers, Barbara Allen, Edith Gross, Rose Klein, and Hope Wilmarth.

Regional Winners!

The regions were so incredibly supportive and the survey response rate so great that we’re showing our appreciation by adding a third regional prize.  

Congratulations to the Three Regions with the highest percentages of responders. They will receive a $200 credit for use in regional activities. 

Latin America & Caribbean: Small Region (<50 Members) 73% participation 
Connecticut: Medium Region (51 – 99 Members) 39% participation 
Western Canada: Large Region (>100 Members) 50% participation 

Want a sneak-peek of the all-member survey comments?

The survey team needs 3-4 SAQA members to help summarize survey comments mid-August through September, for about 10 hrs/week, to help create a report for the SAQA board, committees, and members. Volunteer to by Friday, July 24. Tell us what interests you and your related experience. Look for a response by August 6. Questions welcome, and we hope you can join us!

Exploring Art Quilts with SAQA: New Directions
Interviews with art quilters around the world and beautiful photo galleries.
This high-powered mix for all who make and appreciate contemporary art quilting begins the creativity-inspiring series Exploring Art Quilts with SAQA. Its book-and-journal-blend format with 350 photos reveals today's latest work and designs and also serves as a long-term creative reference. Be inspired by interviews, gorgeous art quilt photos, and current creations by members of SAQA.
Art Quilt Quarterly Special Bundle Offer
Save over 50% off single issue price!

Art Quilt Quarterly is published four times a year and is filled with beautiful artwork and informative articles for collectors, art venues, museums, professional artists, and art enthusiasts. Stock up your library with this special bundle offer.

Upcoming Deadlines - Calls for Entry  

Special Exhibition - SOFA (Call for Entry) - July 31

Journal Member Gallery: Along Came a... - September 1

Juried Art Member Application - September 1

Land Art: From the Forest to Your Balcony (Virtual Gallery Call for Entry) - September 30

Primal Forces: Earth (Call for Entry) - September 30

Fresh Fish (Call for Entry) - October 31

Light the World (Call for Entry) - November 30

POSTPONED sustainABILITY (Call for Entry)

Upcoming Dates - Community Connections

Art Quilt Design on the Longarm (Special Interest Group) - July 23

Live Chat with SAQA - July 24

Exploring Contemporary Art (Special Interest Group) - July 28

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 »

Featured Juried Artist Member

Jill Jensen - Tree of Life

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 Jill Jensen.
SOFA has been postponed until February 2021, so we've extended our call for entry deadline to July 31. The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art, design, and craft. SOFA is held annually, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Learn more and submit your entry here.
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