Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Portland Pod Meets February 20

Our next meeting will be on February 20, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St. Our own Amanda Snavely, will help us to perfect our Artist Statement.  Please bring your show and tell.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Time to Submit - SAQA Regional WA-OR "On the Edge"

Get ready Oregon Region artists to submit your art pieces for the upcoming On the Edge exhibit!  The deadline for submission is January 31, 2019. Size limits are 2D: 24” - 48” w, 114” h and 3D: 18” w, 20” h. 

This is a one venue exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) from May - August, 2019. OHS is a tourist draw and anticipates at least 25,000 visitors during the run of the show. On the Edge at the Historical Society venue is an exciting opportunity for SAQA Oregon artists to display their work in a museum setting in the heart of Portland’s cultural district. SAQA and OHS will host a reception for On the Edge in conjunction with the OHS community event speaker series on May 23, 2019, with Ann Johnston, renowned artist, as the featured speaker.

Show Concept: What does “ on the edge" bring to mind for you? Is it the physical edges of nature (such as gorges, mountain peaks or shorelines), societal edges formed between different groups or philosophies or a certain personal "edginess" in style or attitude? Oregon Region artists are invited to submit work that reflects thoughts about “on the edge" as related to their Oregon experience in a representational or abstract way.

For more information and to make your submission, please follow this link:  Questions can be sent to any exhibit committee member.

Karen Spencer -

Amanda Snavely

Sharon Carvalho -

Naomi Weidner -

Diane English -

Portland Pod Meets January 16

The next Portland SAQA meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th ST.  Let’s recharge for the new year and bring ideas of what you want to do the next year.  And please bring show and tell.

Cheri Jolivette,

Annette Mcfarlane,

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Holiday Pot Luck November 28 for SAQAOregon Members

Yummy yum yum!
Come to our holiday pot luck to fill your tum!
It might be rainy, it might be cold,
can I entice you with my famous marshmallow Jello mold?
Never fear, just my little joke.
Ha ha, just wanted to give you a little poke.
Of course you will want to bring something to share.
Make it or buy it, we don’t care.
Oh, before I forget, if a few deviled eggs should appear,
you will hear a very loud cheer!
Being your leader has been fun,
but come January I will be done.
Alas my friends what will we do
after I say a fond adieu!
Holiday Potluck November 28
11:00-1:00 at the Beaverton Community Center
Contact me with any questions

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Unpredictable Outcomes - October 18 in Eugene!

We hope you’re as excited as we are about next week’s SAQA Oregon conference, Unpredictable Outcomes. We will be meeting at the Center for Meeting and Learning, Building 19, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR 97405. Located on 30th Avenue, exit 189 from I-5. It is recommended that you take the WEST entrance to the college (a cloverleaf interchange) off 30th Avenue, leading you directly to Building 19. Parking Lots C and D are directly across the street from Building 19 and available on a first-come first-served basis. 

Registration will begin at 8:30 am.  Coffee, tea, pastries and fruit will be available. The conference starts at 9:30 am.
Lunch will be a buffet. There will be a gluten-free vegetarian option.
For those of you remaining in the Eugene area on Thursday night, we will be making reservations at four local restaurants for Local Host dinners. A member of the Valley-South Local Connection will be at each restaurant for dinner companionship and to answer any local-area questions. Sign-ups for dinner slots will be on a first-come, first-served basis the morning of the conference. The restaurants are Sabai Thai, 27 Oakway Center; CafĂ© Soriah, 384 W 13th Ave, Mediterranean cuisine; Pastini Pastaria, 325 Oakway Rd; and Novo Modern Latin Table, 105 Oakway Center.

Remember to bring your 12x12 piece and entry form for the Showcase Exhibit!

We’ll see you Thursday!

Daisy Schrock & Katie Walwyn

Monday, September 10, 2018

Volunteers Needed for NW Quilting Expo

SAQA will have a table next to our “Bridge” exhibit at the NW Quilting EXPO, Sept 27-29, at the EXPO center, and we will need volunteers to sit at the table.  Two members for each 2 hour shift, and it may involve some white glove duty.  On Thursday and Friday, Sept 27 and 28, the hours are 9AM-5:30PM, and the shifts will start at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM (2.5 hours). Saturday, Sept 29, the hours are 9-5PM, shifts at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM ( and will include take down, about another 30 minutes).  We also may need 3 people to hang the show on the Wednesday, Sept 26, but I haven’t been able to confirm that yet.  Please contact me to reserve your volunteer space.  I’m looking for about 16 lovely ladies to help spread the word about SAQA and show off our beautiful “Bridge” exhibit.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Portland Pod Meets September 19

Please come to our meeting Wed. Sept. 19 at the Beaverton Community Center-10:00-12:00. We have a room change: the Vose room is street side through the main door. I’m extending an invitation to all our Oregon SAQA groups as well and hope to see you there!

Our subject matter has been quite a learning experience for your fearless leader, and I hope it will be for you all as well. I will be leading a discussion on derivative art, what it is, questions to ask the instructor of any class we take, what exactly is copyright and how does it apply to us, use of public domain photos in our work etc. Also how to protect our own art. (Yes it happens)

And for fun, bring your work that you realize is clearly the result of a class you took. I have one! If you are like me when you first ventured into Art Quilting you didn’t have a clue!