Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Portland Pod Meets May 16

Wed. May 16 is our Portland SAQA meeting, 10:00 at the Beaverton Community Center. In addition to your show and tell, bring your most hated, baaadest, most hideous, “I’m cutting the *#%%##! thing up!”quilt. (bring the pieces)
We have a wonderful opportunity to show our work at a very prestigious venue in 2019. Karen Spencer, Sherrie Moomey and Gerrie Congdon will give us all the details. Edge will be a very important exhibit for us, so come learn the details. I’ll be reminding you again in a few days, stay tuned.

Valley South Pod Meeting May 18

Valley South meets at the Eugene Textile Center (ETC) in Eugene (1510 Jacobs Drive) at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 18. Visitors are welcome.

Special Program: Quilts for Empowerment

Following a brief business meeting, Mary Ann McCammon will share how Quilts For Empowerment benefits women who have suffered from obstetric fistulas and abuse. Her vision and courage to use fabric art is an inspirational story. Quilts will be available for purchase. For more information on this amazing organization and the women it serves, visit

The mentor/support/critique session continues to be very well received. Members are invited to bring their works in progress and their lunch to ETC at noon prior to the business meeting.


With the eruption of the Volcano on Mount Kilauea in Hawaii a perfect example of fissures comes to
mind. Have you been putting together some of your own interpretations of fissures? That is the theme
for a CALL TO ARTISTS for the International Art Quilt show at the Emerald Art Center in Oregon.
Entry Deadline January 8, 2019. Open to all Art Quilters in the US and Canada.
For details go to this link.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bridge Exhibit Open at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem

The Bridge exhibit is officially open at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem.  An opening reception was held Friday, May 4th for this exhibit as well as 4 other exhibits opening concurrently.  The reception was very well attended by the community.  Approximately 15 SAQA artists were able to attend in addition to artists from the other exhibits.  The venue is beautiful and the show looks wonderful.

David Wilson, Gallery Director, addresses the attendees.

Carolyn Walwyn and Sherri Culver at the Bush Barn opening reception.

The show runs from May 5 through June 24th.  For hours and additional information about the venue, go to

We would like to thank our sponsor Montavilla Sewing Centers for their help making this possible.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

SAQA Oregon Regional Conference Registration Opens

You can now register for Unpredictable Outcomes - SAQA Oregon Regional Conference (October 18) and A Dozen Ways: Design Ideas for Art Quilts - Workshop by Pat Pauly (October 19). Just go to the SAQA Store and click on the event.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

"Bridge" Opens First Friday May 4 at Bush Barn, Salem

Happy to announce our SAQA Oregon “Bridge” exhibit is making it’s tour around our state. Next stop – SALEM – Please join us at the reception opening May 4th  https://salemart.orghttp://saqaoregon.blogspot.com, We would like to thank our sponsor Montavilla Sewing Centers for their help making this possible.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Portland Pod Museum Field Trip April 18

The Portland SAQA group will be visiting the Portland Art Museum April 18 at 10:00 a.m. to be bedazzled by the LAIKA exhibit, Animating Life. The fee is $15.99, free to members. I have 2 passes available to you or a friend! Please contact me, if you would like one. Please let me know if you are coming as we need a head count. We may need more than one docent.