Regional Events

Regional Meetings

Mark your calendars for our next meeting:

May 21, 2022 – on zoom

November 19, 2022

Forever Changed

Forever Changed, exhibiting 30 pieces by 30 SAQA Local Connections members, showcase their diverse approaches to fiber art, each one exploring how our world has changed over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA
April 1 – May 28, 2022  
A reception featuring Forever Changed artists will be held on May 21, 2022, from 4-8 PM

Depicts the title of the show, plus a few of the pieces.

To view all 30 pieces, including title and artist, go to, click Shop, and then Forever Changed. 

From April 2nd Art Demonstrations:  Kim Brownell demonstrating the making of Postcard Art Quilts mounted on canvas and embellished with fabric, fun jewelry and other doodads.

Other fabulous artists who volunteered to demonstrate their work on April 2nd:  Jenny K. Lyon, Discussion of Free Motion Quilting and demonstration; Frances Dack – Making fusible Arpillera (fabric collages of your neighborhood; and Tracey Visher – Technques for Marking on Fabrics.   (Sorry, Photos of those demonstrations are not available.)

Coming soon:  Another fabulous Demonstration Day on May 7th, featuring the following:

(1) Art Demo:  Handquilting with Trish Morris-Plise

(2) Art Demo:  Abstract Landscapes using fusible web, with Ann Sanderson

(3) Art Demo:  Indigo Dying with Michelle Peerson and Marylee Drake

For more details about the upcoming demonstrations, including time slots, go to, and click on Events.   All are welcome.  

Art Quilts 2

March 29 – April 30, 2022
Mistlin Gallery
1015 J Street, between 10th and 11th
Downtown Modesto, CA

This exhibition showcases the best of contemporary Art Quilts created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates throughout Northern and Southern California and Nevada regions.

Kippers At Breakfast – Lori Anderson

Art Quilts 2, SAQA’s California/Nevada regional show , opens March 29 – April 30 at Mistlin Gallery in Modesto, CA. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30-5:00. Admission is free. An evening Art Walk will take place April 21 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Mistlin is located at 1015 J Street in downtown Modesto. Curbside parking is free; the gallery validates parking in the garage located in the same block, with entrances on 11th Street and on L Street.

The Heart of the Valley Quilt Show will take place April 9-10 in Modesto, CA. A new location will host the event this year: the ACE Pavillion is on the Modesto Junior College West Campus. The Pavillion is a huge barn-like structure highly visible west of Hwy 99 at the Briggsmore/Carpenter Road exit. Show hours are Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4 p.m. Alex Anderson will be a special guest. Vendors will offer their wares and food service will be available on the grounds.

Next Venue:
Napa, CA

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth

Jennifer Hammond LandauMighty Muscle

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

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