Martha Sielman - Art Quilts




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I am the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) 

Visit to see what's happening in the world of art quilts! 


SAQA's 2018 Benefit Auction will begin September 14, 2018.  Your purchase of these gorgeous art quilts will support SAQA's worldwide exhibitions program!

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 Masters Art Quilts volume 1 coverNatural World

Masters Art Quilts Volume 2    

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My new book is here!
It's filled with gorgeous art, and it's big enough that you can really see all the details on every piece. The interviews turned out beautifully, so you'll get to find out all about the creative journeys of 29 international master artists. PLUS the galleries are bursting with the work of 95 additional artists from all over the world. has them in stock. Treat yourself or someone you love to a wonderful art experience!

Art Quilts International - Abstract and Geometric



Art Quilt Portfolio People and Portraits cover

"Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits" is ON SALE in the SAQA Bookstore.  All sale proceeds go to support SAQA's exhibition programs.  A matching exhibition, "People and Portraits" premiered at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and was exhibited at the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange and at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK. It then travelled to the Regina Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, New York and through the AQS show circuit!

"Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World" (Lark, 2012) had a matching exhibition, "The Natural World," which was shown at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

The exhibition "Masters 2," one work by each of these master artists, was exhibited at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts and at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, Florida.   It recently completed its travels through the American Quilter's Society shows in Phoenix Arizona, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Paducah, Kentucky, Charlotte, North Carolina, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Des Moines, Iowa.


I was pleased to be one of the jurors for Art Quilt Australia Contest - what great artwork! 

I was the juror for "Florida in Fabric II" exhibition, sponsored by the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.

"New England Quilt Museum has been fortunate to have Martha Sielman present programs for our members and attendees several times over the past few years and each time she has delighted the audience with a well-organized, entertaining, and witty talk.  Although one can tell that Martha takes great care in piecing together her presentations, the delivery is always natural and relaxed—she doesn’t “read” a lecture.  When discussing an art quilt, Martha has the ability to help others notice the art and craft of the piece and see things that they may otherwise have missed were it not for her insightful guidance.  Even those familiar with art quilts—the choir listening to the preacher--come away with a new appreciation of the subject matter!"

--Connie Colom Barlow, past Executive Director
New England Quilt Museum