Who We Are: A group of fiber artists

The Contemporary QuiltArt Association, a 50l (c)(3) non-profit arts organization run entirely by volunteers, is a Washington state group formed in the fall of 1986. We are a diverse group of artists, teachers, writers, and collectors living throughout Washington, and we view quilts as an exciting, emerging medium of expression and a viable contemporary art form.

Interested in joining CQA? See the Our Members page for membership information and links to the application form and PayPal. Or just sit in on a meeting to check us out.

Events and Shows

Photo of Hilary Specht

October Meeting: Saturday, October 10, we're in for something completely different: Hilary Specht, owner of Period Corsets© will speak about using primary sources for history research. It should be interesting! See our "Come Join Us" page for more information about our meetings.
Thumbnail image of quilt detail from "Patchwork Design 2015" show; quilt by Lisa Jenni.

CQA shows: September 24-26 are the dates of our latest CQA show in Portland, Oregon. See photographs of the individual quilts shown by going to the Portland NW Quilt Expo gallery page.

Future shows: Go to Exhibitions Calendar for information.

Past shows: Go to Exhibitions Gallery for descriptions, photos, hours, and locations for shows and over 1,000 quilts exhibited in CQA shows from 2001 to the present.

To learn more:

About CQA history, our collective résumé, and past publications, find a summary and links to more information on What We Do.

About our members, see Our Members for the current roster with contact and web links, and the Members' Gallery for individual profiles.

About fiber arts, see The Quilt As Art for articles about textile arts, and Fiber Art Links for connections to outside publications, resources, and organizations.

About how to participate in CQA, see the Our Members, Dues, and Support CQA pages.


Other CQA web presences

Opportunities pages maintained by and for our members.
. CQA blogspot for recaps of recent presentations by guest speakers.
Facebook for quilt-art related postings by our members.
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