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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.

Now is a great time to join SAQA!

All new members who join before December 31st will receive $20 off their first year of membership 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!

Learn More!

You're Invited!

We might not be able to celebrate together in Houston this year but great news - we are bringing the party to YOU!

Join us on October 30th for our annual SAQA Member pARTy. This years event will take place online via Zoom.

The party officially starts at 5pm EDT (GMT/UTC -4) but our virtual doors will open at 4:45pm. Come early and mingle!

  • Get the latest SAQA scoop from our president Deborah Boschert
  • Connect with other members in small group discussions about art and creativity
  • Watch brand-new videos about SAQA Global Exhibitions Ebb & Flow and Beyond the Mirror
  • Be eligible to win great door prizes from SAQA and our partners
  • Bring a piece of fabric that is meaningful to you (can be anything, even a piece of clothing)
  • Wear something ARTful and bring your own snacks. Virtual drinks are on us!

This event is open to all SAQA members - feel free to invite a friend! Everyone is welcome.

Sign Up Now!

SAQA Mentorship Program

Need some help with taking your art practice to the next level?  Working in a series?  Building a marketing program?  Getting out of a slump?  The SAQA Mentorship Program can help you with your art practice.  It’s BOTH for artists beginning an art practice and for experienced artists who want to explore growth opportunities with another experienced artist. 

Available for FREE to SAQA members, one-on-one mentorship can last for one month or twelve.  Let us know what help you’re looking for!

Want to learn more about mentorship? Watch this video conversation with mentorship pair Karol Kusmaul and Martha Wolfe and read all about the program at

Collectors & Artists - take note!
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You be the Critic (Call for Participants)

Deadline October 18

The SAQA Education Committee is looking for participants for this year's "You be the Critic" online event.  This is a great way to get feedback on your work. You'll gain insight into how your work is perceived by viewers in real-time, and get some ideas for ways to strengthen future work. 

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Fresh Fish (SAQA Regional) - open to all members

Deadline October 31

SAQA Florida invites SAQA members worldwide to create and DONATE 2-D or 3-D textile artworks of fish or other underwater creatures. These works may be in any configuration but no larger than 12” in length or width, and may be realistic or imaginary

Fish are still needed - you can make one or more!

Learn More

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

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 21: One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts: Expressions of Cross-Cultural Communication

Presented by International Quilt Museum

The Kainz family with their 100 Good Wishes Quilt.

In this Textile Talk, Marin Hanson, curator of international collections at the International Quilt Museum discusses the early 21st-century phenomenon of “One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts,” quilts made by American families to commemorate their adoption of a Chinese child. Hanson’s doctoral research focused on crosscultural quiltmaking practices, with particular emphasis on China and the United States and more specifically, quilts made for Chinese adoptees.

Register Now

Seeing Myself: A Story Through Quilting with Aisha Lumumba

Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild
In this Textile Talk, the Modern Quilt Guild’s Colleen Molen is joined by Aisha Lumumba. Aisha is a prolific quilter as well as an author of ten books where she has beautifully combined her loves of writing, vegetarian cooking, and quilting. In this conversation, we’ll see Aisha’s evolution as a quilter and talk about the importance of representation in the art we leave for the next generation of artists.
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Featured Juried Artist Member

Lora Rocke - The Big Cheese

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 Lora Rocke.
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