Stitch Chats!

SAQA uses Zoom video conferencing for the scheduled Stitch Chats. Not familiar with Zoom, click here for more details.

Bring your topics and feedback, your questions and ideas, and meet fellow SAQA Seminar participants face-to-face during our weekly, hour-long video chats throughout each unit of the SAQA Seminar. Stitch Chat uses the Zoom videoconference meeting platform, a simple, fun, approach to gathering people together.

Stitch Chat Schedule

Times and days will vary from week to week to reach the widest audience across time zones and schedules. Look below for the Stitch Chat! calendar of events and join us for our informal discussions about all things Stitch!

All times are US Eastern Time (Time Zone Converter)

Unit 1
October 5: 8pm-9pm ET

Unit 2/3
October 9: 2pm – 3pm ET
October 22: 2pm – 3pm ET
October 25: 8pm – 9pm ET

Unit 4
November 1: 7pm – 8pm ET
November 6: 5pm – 6pm ET
November 9: 8pm – 9pm ET

Unit 5
November 15: noon- 1pm ET
December 1: 8pm – 9pm ET
December 6: 3pm – 4pm ET

At the designated time, click the button below (it will be the same for ALL Stitch Chats):

Join Meeting

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,252389807# or +14086380968,252389807#
Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 252 389 807

Our Moderators:

KKerler-headshotUnit 1 – Kathie Kerler

Kathie is a City and Guilds graduate in design and embroidery, a 3½- year program from London, England. She has also studied at the Lesage School of Needlework in Paris, France. For seven years, she was a contributing editor to American Quilter magazine, writing and contracting articles and patterns. She is a certified judge through the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges and one of their Qualified Instructors of the Two-Day Judging Seminar. Presently, she is working on a book on machine embroidery.

stitchchat2-caUnit 2/3 – Colleen Ansbaugh

Colleen is a resident of Northern Wisconsin with her husband, Chip, and two very spoiled dogs (who rule the roost). She earned a degree in Textiles and Clothing as well as a Masters in Business. Currently a Regional Co-Rep for Illinois and Wisconsin, Colleen is also a fiber art and quilting instructor. Nature continues to be a source of her inspiration. Colleen embellishes surfaces by hand stitching on her hand dyed fabrics.

Unit 4 – Lee Vause

Lee is an energetic individual who has successfully transitioned into retirement from full time work as a Chief Executive Officer in the provision of Public Health Services through hospitals in the state of Victoria Australia. In addition to having an online shop, Lee offers long arm quilting services and teaches a full range of styles to include Zentangle, quilting and some textile art.  She has most recently launched an online class through the Academy of Quilting and teaches in venues in Australia and abroad.

Unit 5 – Susie Monday

Susie is an artist and teacher who works from her studio in Pipe Creek, near San Antonio, Texas. Her large textile collage stitched art evokes the culture, stories and landscapes of the Texas Borderlands. Working in mixed media on fabric, Susie dyes, screen prints and/or digitally designs much of the fabrics she uses. She both free motion stitches and uses large embroidery hand stitch on her work. “ Stitch for me adds the elements of line and movement. I love to use stab stitch and large cross stitches to  depict the unseen — but oh-so-felt — energy that swirls around the universe.”


Questions? Please feel free to send us an email.


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