Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) 30th Anniversary

Event Picture
Date: Apr 2 - Aug 4
Venue: International Quilt Museum
Location: 1523 N 33rd St.
Ticket Price: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (age 65+), $4 Child (age 5-18), Free for Child (under 5) and UNL faculty, staff and students
Time: 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat., 1-4pm Sun. (May-October), Closed Mondays
Phone: (402) 472-6549

Thirty years ago, a group of artists met at a gallery in Atlanta to discuss the formation of an organization dedicated to celebrating a new type of quilt: the “art quilt.” Art quilts transformed the traditional functionality of quilts. They are meant to be exhibited as innovative and experimental works of art. Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) began in 1989 with 50 individuals. Today, SAQA includes more than 3,400 members who promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. The exhibition of these 30 small pieces made by SAQA members celebrates an important marker of the organization’s history