Members of the Painted Hills Fiber Artists are happy to be partnering with the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), an international organization of fiber artists. We are excited for the opportunity to make this association with a wonderful group of artists, whose like-mindedness and similar goals offer opportunities for exhibitions locally and throughout the world. The friendships and associations that spring forth from this partnership are invaluable to encourage and stimulate the sense of creativity.
When the PHFA’s first organized, one of the first objectives on all 7 minds was to voice the desire to have fiber art recognized as a true art form, and to exhibit as an art form. The correlation with SAQA offers this voice to be ours to a greater volume.
That is not to say that we ever forget where we came from. Quilting is our “root” element; we love, honor and respect our quilting traditions. Although quilting is the origin source of each our skill sets, the step over the threshold into the art quilt / fiber art area has opened many exciting artistic opportunities.
SAQA is not another quilt guild. It is an association of fiber artists throughout the world. The Colorado, Utah and Wyoming areas comprise our regional division of SAQA. We are delighted to be a part of the CO, UT, WY Region, and we look forward to working with the many fine artists who so unselfishly share of themselves with us.
For more information on SAQA, please go to their website which is noted below in their statement.