Who is Martha Sielman?
Martha Sielman is the Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing art quilting as a fine art medium. As SAQA’s Executive Director, she has witnessed the explosive growth of art quilting, as well as growing interest in art quilts as a legitimate and collectible fine art medium. Over the past 16 years of Sielman’s leadership, SAQA’s membership has grown to over 3,700 members in 39 countries.
Sielman is the editor of “Exploring Art Quilts with SAQA: New Directions (Schiffer, 2020); and co-author of “Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation” (Schiffer 2018), as well as the author of “Masters: Art Quilts, Volumes 1 and 2” (Lark Books, 2008; 2011), “Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World” (Lark 2012), “Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits (Lark 2013), “Art Quilts International: Abstracts and Geometrics (Schiffer 2016).
Sielman earned a bachelor’s degree at Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in Museum Education at Bank Street School of Education. She lives in Amston, Connecticut.