A wander round the exhibition 'Tranformations and Reflections' with Laura Wasilowski; which was on show at the Festival of Quilts, back in 2010 - but still worth a wander round.
To learn more about this fascinating group go to their website: www.saqa.com.
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation.
Believing in the need to establish a place for art quilts in the world of contemporary fine art, in 1989 Yvonne Porcella sent out 50 letters to artists and friends to rally them to her cause. And so Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) was born.
The vision was to create an organization to:
• Promote art quilts to major art publications, museums, and galleries
• Educate the public about art quilts
• Serve as a forum for the professional development of quilt artists
• Act as a resource for curators, dealers, consultants, teachers, students, and collectors
Today, with an ever-increasing membership, SAQA is gearing up to broaden the audience for art quilts even further. And just as important, under the leadership of the current Executive Director, Martha Sielman, SAQA seeks to become an even greater resource and advocate for all of the SAQA membership.
As one person said in the film, membership to this artist group allows her to maintain her textile friendship worldwide.