Monday, October 20, 2014

News from Central Oregon

Central Oregon SAQA:

The call for entry for “Blending Poetry and Cloth” was presented to all members in late September. The description and prospectus for this Oregon wide exhibit can be found on the SAQA website under “Membership” and “Call For Entries.” Quilt photos and entries are due in June of 2015. More information will be provided on an ongoing basis.

Georgia French, Jean Wells and Leotie Richards traveled to Ashland to meeting with prospective members for a new SAQA parlor group in the Rogue Valley area. About twenty-three quilt artists attended the meeting. Lynne Goulette has volunteered to lead and organize the meetings.

September, October, November Meetings

September 18 - SAQA Anniversary Trunk Show was presented to the group. We revealed and shared background on our 18” x 40” Mapping – A View from Above Quilts which will go on display at The Stitchin’ Post starting October 24th. The opening reception for this exhibit is on Friday the 24th, Fourth Friday Art Walk in Sisters, Oregon. The quilts will also be on display at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July of 2015.

October 16th - Open Discussion - The Artist As A Risk Taker, Finding the Warrior Within. We talked about how we can create a safe place for personal growth in quilting and at the same time challenge and elevate our art. Mapping Quilts - Completion Celebration We celebrated the major accomplishment of the completion of our “Mapping – A View From Above” quilts. We broke into small groups in which each artist had a chance to share the experience of creating their quilts. Guidelines were provided for soliciting specific kinds of feedback from the group.

November 20th – Dawn Boone, Executive Director for Atelier 6000 - a print making studio - will lead a discussion on self critiquing and will then provide critiques for 5-6 member’s quilts. There will be a $7 fee for the lecture and $20 for individual critiques. The fees will go to the Atelier 6000 general fund. We will meet at the Atelier 6000 site at 369 SW Scalehouse Court Ste #20 in Bend near the Old Mill at 1pm to 3pm.

There is no meeting in December.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SAQA Oregon Social Media Refresher

Yes, Oregon SAQA uses a number of different social media, but they each work best for different purposes. If you only want to deal with one, the Yahoo group is where essential information about the SAQA Oregon group gets exchanged and files are kept.

- Gerrie Congdon is the moderator of our Yahoo Group, "PDXOregonSAQA"; contact Gerrie at

  - Sherri Culver is the moderator of our Oregon SAQA Facebook site, which we use to share news, art and events, and enjoy socializing; Sherri would love to sign you up if you are a SAQA Oregon member and haven't already joined the Facebook group:

 - Sidnee Snell has offered to help members who are having technical problems using our communications media:

 - Post news at our SAQA Oregon blog: www.saqaoregon Contact Bonnie Bucknam: This site is open to the public for viewing.  SAQA Oregon members should announce an exhibits, an acceptance to an exhibit, a class, etc. The blog is a good way to reach a wide audience and to see what else is going on. The blog also announces local group meetings and exhibits.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Nets 21 New SAQA Members

Joan Kimmins and Pam Johnson are two of the twenty one new members we welcomed to SAQA at the Quilt!Knit!Stitch! show in Portland last week.

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Simply Red" Reception in Newport, OR, September 5

High Fiber Diet's  'Simply Red' exhibit will be having an artist reception Friday,  September 5th5:00-7:00 at,

The Newport Visual Arts Center
Runyan Gallery
777 NW Beach Drive
Newport,  Oregon     

The exhibit will move to Cannon Beach for the month of October.  There will be an artist reception on Saturday, October 11th,  at 6:00pm.

Cannon Beach Center and Museum
13875 S. Spruce St.
Cannon Beach,  Oregon

Several SAQA Oregon members have work in the High Fiber Diet exhibit.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! at Convention Center, Portland, August 14 - 16

SAQA members Kristin La Flamme and Gerrie Congdon setting up the SAQA booth at the Quilt!Knit!Stitch! Show at the Convention Center in Portland, August 14 thru 16, 10 am to 6 pm each day. We're all ready to go and look forward to seeing you there. Stop by the SAQA booth and say Hi!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

American Art Company 12th NW Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibit, Tacoma

Several SAQA Oregon members have work in the American Art Company exhibit.  Stop by if you are in Tacoma, or come to the opening Saturday, August 16, 2pm.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Exploring Layers to Show at Pioneer Place

A message from the curators of "Exploring Layers":
We are pleased to announce that we have found a gallery space for our Regional SAQA Exhibit, "Exploring Layers". The exhibit will appear at the Rotator Gallery on the fourth floor of the Pioneer Place shopping mall in Pioneer Square in Portland. The exhibit will open on Apr 13 and continue thru May 15, 2015. There will be a celebration of the 3rd Year Anniversary of the galleries located there. The show will be available to SAQA members who will be attending the 2015 National SAQA Conference, "Fiberlandia", which will take place in Portland, Apr 30 to May 3, 2015. This will be the final showing of this exhibit. Further details about our exhibit are still being organized and we will keep you all informed of updates. The curators of "Exploring Layers" are excited to have our regional show at a gallery with visibility to our local community and to visitors to our city.
Curators: Betty David Daggett, Jean Keenan Wells, Georgia French