Regional Events

Art Quilts 2 – Opening Reception

June 23, 2021 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Art Quilts 2 opened June 23 at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica, Calif.

The exhibition continues until September 19. There is an excellent catalog for the exhibition with over 60 art quilts. This catalog can be ordered by calling the museum at 310-392-8537, the price is $30.00 which includes tax and shipping.

Art Quilt 2 will be coming to Northern California. We will have an announcement soon with the dates and the venue for the Northern California showing.

Regional Zoom Meetings

August 21, 2021 – Zoom Meeting

Paula Kovarik will speak at our Regional Meeting, Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11:00 AM Pacific time. Give yourself a treat and explore her thoughts and work on her website or on Instagram @yellowbrickstudio. Then join us at the meeting.

Paula Kovarik

Save the date:

November 13, 2021

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth

Jennifer Hammond LandauMighty Muscle

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural HistoryExhibit Dates:  July 16 through September 12, 2021 

Artist Talks with Nancy Bardach, Alice Beasley, Judith Content, Lisa Jenni (Washington), Denise Oyama Miller:   Thursday, July 22 , 6-7pm 

Closing Reception: September 10, 5:00-7:00pm

Museum Address: 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Museum Hours: Friday – Monday, 10 am – 4 pm

Museum Phone:  (831) 648-5716

Museum Website:

From their strikingly different vantage points—from Southern California northward to Western Canada and Alaska, plus Hawaii—artists from a range of backgrounds were asked to express their concerns and feelings about the Pacific. “Merely because we live in this part of the world, we as individuals are part of the Pacific ecosystem. On a daily basis we may not recognize the changes that are happening, but they are of vital importance to our world,” write Georgia French and Sonja Campbell, co-chairs of the exhibit planning committee.

Shifting Tides debuted in San Jose, California at the time of the 2019 SAQA Conference for the purpose of showcasing the talents of SAQA members living in the greater North Pacific region. The show will tour seven participating Regions, bringing to public view the innovative contemporary art that SAQA stands for.
Juror: Ann Johnston, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Created as a group exhibit to shine a light on the issues facing the Pacific Ocean today, Shifting Tides is a collection of work by 45 artists chosen from the seven Pacific-facing regions of SAQA. Curated by renowned textile artist Ann Johnston, the exhibit offers a variation of style and context about the plight of oceans and the communities they support.

Regions: Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California/Northern Nevada, Oregon, Southern California/Southern Nevada, Washington, Western Canada.

Next Venue Wailoa Center, Hilo Hawaii: October 8 – 28, 2021 – Live and Online. Website link will be updated.

Stitching California

 Stitching California ctatalog cover. Back cover art work is Susan Kelly’s “Second Wind – Fort Point”.  The catalog is available at

April 11, 2021 – June 6, 2021  La Quinta Museum, La Quinta 
June 20 – August 15, 2021 Museum on Main, Pleasanton
August 29, 2021 – October 24, 2021 Temecula Valley Museum, Temecula
January 2, 2022 – June 12, 2022 (23 weeks) Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Alta Loma
Sept 4, 2022 – January 1, 2023 Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock