Saturday, October 3, 2015

Central Oregon Pod Meets October 15

Thursday, Oct. 15 Central Oregon SAQA will hear quilter and blogger Tierney Davis-Hogan speak on how to write and promote a blog, as well as blogging etiquette.  The meeting will be from 3-4:30 pm at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters.  As quilters we often work in isolation.  Find out why the Internet and blogging can be part of making connections in the creative world.

Central Oregon Members Host Valerie Goodwin

SAQA board member Valerie Goodwin was guest of honor at a reception hosted in September by  SAQA Central Oregon.  Forty members and guests enjoyed a perfect autumn afternoon of conversation and fellowship with a view of the Cascades in the background.  Valerie was touched to see some of the previous year's challenge quilts with a theme of View from Above.  Many of the quilts were inspired by Valerie's work and her book Art Quilt Maps.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Portland Pod Meets October 21

Our next Portland Pod meeting is on Oct 21, 2015, 10AM-1PM, at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, 8245 SW Barnes Rd, Portland.  We’ll meet in the Dye and Surface Design Studios. Park in the upper lot, head towards the cafe, walk thru the courtyard on the right and the studios are right there.  Go to  the OCAC website for a map.

Jan Duke is doing a beginning dye class, please contact her to reserve a spot.  Everyone is welcome, even if your not taking the class.  The studios have huge, plastic covered tables and big sinks so bring your own supplies, come and play.  Gerry Congdon is doing a discharge demo - any other members are welcome to share their talents.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Blending Poetry and Cloth Exhibit at Northwest Quilting Expo

The SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit, Blending Poetry and Cloth, is showing September 24th-26th at the Portland Expo Center, 9am-5:30pm Thursday and Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday.
Thank you to the team that installed the Blending Poetry and Cloth SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit at the Northwest Quilting Expo: Betty Davis Daggett, Pat Fifer, Kristin La Flamme, Kristan Collins, Gerrie Congdon, Elaine Millar and Karen Spencer.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Kristen Shield Wins at AQS Quiltweek

Kristen Shield's Love in the Digital Age has won first place In the Wall Quilt Modern category at the AQS Quiltweek Chattanooga show.  Shattered Dreams has won second place in the Modern Quilt Category at the Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland.  Smarter Than the Average Bird won honorable mention in the Quilters' Alliance contest We Love Animals and was published in Quilting Arts Oct./Nov. 2015.