Become a SAQA Member


Become part of a global community of 3500+ artists, collectors & arts professionals

Founded in 1989, Studio Art Quilt Associates is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt, "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure."

We offer our members a wide range of exclusive resources and professional opportunities, including access to a museum-quality exhibition program that travels artwork around the world.

As a part of our dynamic creative community, YOU can make a difference in making the art quilt universally recognized as a fine art medium. Join us today »


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Are you looking for valuable friendships around the globe – or right next door?

SAQA connects you with thousands of art quilters and enthusiasts around the world. Each year, SAQA holds an educational conference filled with informative presentations and other activities. Plus, SAQA's 40+ regions offer more localized social and educational opportunities. 


Want to have your artwork travel the world?

SAQA members are eligible to enter museum-quality exhibitions that travel all over the world and are viewed by over 250,000 people each year! We offer something to satisfy the needs of members at all levels of career development. Check out our current calls for entry to find out more.


Need guidance in navigating the next steps for your artwork or career?

We've built a knowledge network to help get you the information you need. We have a wide range of resources including access to Mentorship programs, SAQA Seminar, online Webinars, Special Interest groups, and more! 


Just love art quilts and want to see and hear more about them?

We are your source for tons of beautiful artwork that will delight and inspire you! SAQA members receive a quarterly full-color SAQA Journal as well as weekly email newsletters. Follow us on social media to get the latest scoop on all things art-quilt related!


Ready to take that next step and open the door to new opportunities??

Join a dynamic group of artists and art-lovers who are changing the face of the art world. Our world-wide community is waiting to welcome you!


Still have questions about how a SAQA membership can benefit you?

Please feel free to contact us at today. We'd love to discuss our opportunities with you.