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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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SAQA Online Collection - Call for Entry

Interested in having your artwork featured on the SAQA website? We are now accepting submissions to be considered for our online collection of 3500+ art quilts. Each SAQA member can submit one piece per collection period. Before completing the submission form, search the online collection to see if this piece is already included on our website. You can search by title (keyword field) or artist (artist name). You can also click on your name on an existing piece and view all your Related Collection artworks on a single page. 

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Congratulations to the artists selected for Primal Forces:Earth!

Congratulations to the 40 artists selected for the SAQA Global Exhibition Primal Forces:Earth by juror Sue Cavanaugh.  Opening in September 2021, this exhibition is the first in a three-part series to premiere at the National Quilt Museum over a 6 year period.

All life on this planet depends on earth, it nurtures us through the soil beneath our feet. However, it can be a destructive force as well. Seismic activity and mudslides have shaped the landscape for millions of years and taken a toll on living beings as well. We are in an era of tremendous change in the earth as well, due to shifting balances brought on by human activity.

Artwork by Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Kit Vincent, Brenda Smith, Janet Windsor, and Shin-hee Chin

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Ebb & Flow - Meet the Artist

Meet the artists from Ebb & Flow and Beyond the Mirror! Today, Meet the Artist: Betty Busby, whose work "Purkinje" is included in SAQA Global Exhibition Ebb & Flow. Subscribe to the SAQA Art YouTube channel so you don't miss a video.
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You be the Critic!

Artwork (from left to right) by Johnnie McKenzie, Diane Núñez, Daniela Tiger, and Teresita Leal

The SAQA Education Committee will be hosting a live critique opportunity on November 18, 2020, from 5:00-6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4). In this special session, YOU, the audience, will have an opportunity to give feedback to our critique volunteers: Diane Núñez, Johnnie McKenzie, Daniela Tiger, and Teresita Leal. Getting and giving critiques can be a powerful tool for artistic growth. We'll discuss balance/composition, contrast/relationship, workmanship, and color.

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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

SAQA Online Collection (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

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 »

November 4: Basketry: Structures & Community

Presented by National Basketry Organization

The National Basketry Organization is an inclusive community of makers and enthusiasts whose mission is to promote awareness, inspire creativity, and foster appreciation for the heritage and artistry of basketry. In this Textile Talk, Amie Adelman will be interviewing weavers Nathalie Miebach and Ramekon O’Arwisters.
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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 cross-cultural quiltmaking practices, with particular emphasis on China and the United States and more specifically, quilts made for Chinese adoptees.

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Featured Juried Artist Member

Sara Sharp - Winter Shadows

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 Sara Sharp.
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