Monday, September 18, 2017

SAQA Oregon Newsletter - September 2017


The four SAQA Oregon local groups meet this month.

The BRIDGE SAQA Oregon Region Exhibit is Open!

First Venue: Beaverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005, September 7 –
October 31, M-F 8AM-5PM. For those who would like to ride Max, take the Blue line train towards
Hillsboro, exiting at the Beaverton Central Stop. City Hall is located adjacent to the south side of the
tracks. The exhibit is on three floors: Main, 4th and 5th.

Reception: An artist’s reception is scheduled for Wednesday September 13th from 6-8 PM. We
hope to see as many of you as possible in attendance. Catalogs will be available for purchase at
the reception.

Thank you to the installation team: Deb Sorem, Judith Quinn Garnett, Karen Spencer, Sheryl
LeBlanc, Sherrie Moomey, Shirley MacGregor and Marion Shimoda.

The exhibit catalog is beautiful and was developed by Parker Bowen, Judith Quinn Garnett and Pat
Fifer. Parker, a student at Pacific Northwest College of Art, also created our Bridge exhibit logo.
Thanks to the catalog team.

The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show
has been exhibited at four places in Portland, and will be at Northwest Quilting Expo at the end of September. After that, it moves on.  Many thanks to everyone who has worked to get this wonderful outreach tool for SAQA out into the world!

2018 SAQA Oregon Conference Update: Plans are well underway for the 2018 conference,
Unpredictable Outcomes, on October 18, 2018, in Eugene, OR. Our Keynote Address will be given
by Pat Pauly of Rochester New York with a full day workshop on the following day. The program will consider art quilting and its place in the general art community: how it relates to other forms of art, and the challenges of curating and presenting fiber art exhibits. It promises an opportunity to meet other members who share your interests and exposure to new interests you didn’t even know you had! We are gathering a team of committee chairs to focus on specific tasks. If you are interested
in working on this fun activity, contact Daisy Schrock (schrock32@gmail.com) or Katie Walwyn
(ktwalwyn@comcast.net)

The SAQA Benefit Auction runs from September 15 to October 8, 2017.

SAQA Seminar 2017 is now in session! This year's theme is all about SURFACE DESIGN and
covers four topics: Dye, Paint, Print, and Other Techniques. All the offerings will be accessible
online, allowing you to peruse everything on your own schedule. More details are available at
www.saqa.com/seminar.

Sherri Culver and I will be finishing up our terms as Regional Co-Representatives this year. Serving
as a Regional Co-Rep is a great opportunity to contribute to the organization and to work with other
local and global members. If you are interested in serving as a Regional Co-Representative,
please contact marion.shimoda@gmail.com or sherriculverquilts@gmail.com or Desiree Vaughn,
SAQA’s Regional Rep Coordinator, repscoordinator@saqa.com for more information.

In this Newsletter:
1. Requests for Input and Participation
2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits
3. 2018 SAQA Oregon Regional Conference
4. SAQA Oregon Pods
SAQA Oregon Newsletter September 2017 Page 2 of 4
5. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group

Marion Shimoda
SAQA Oregon Regional Co-Representative
marion.shimoda@gmail.com

1. Requests for Input and Participation
SAQA OREGON MEMBER PROFILES are requested for the SAQA Oregon blog. Please visit our blog at http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/saqa-oregon- member-profiles.html to see our Member
Profiles and for information on submitting your own Member Profile.

2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits

BRIDGE SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit

Beaverton Building
12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005
September 7 – October 31, 2017, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6-8pm

Emerald Art Center
500 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477
Opens November 7, 2017, T-Sat 11am-4pm
Reception November 10, 2017, 5-8pm
Closes December 1, 2017

Salem Bush Barn, Salem, OR – 2018
Franklin Crossing, Bend, OR – 2018
Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, OR – 2018
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR – 2019

Please direct any questions or concerns about the Bridge Exhibit to any committee member

SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibition Committee Members:
Donna Rice (rice4@bendcable.com)
Deb Sorem (debsorem@gmail.com)
Sherrie Moomey (sherrie.moomey@gmail.com)
Marion Shimoda (marion.shimoda@gmail.com)

Information about SAQA Oregon Regional exhibits is available at:
http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/exhibits.html and http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/calls-to- saqa-
oregon-artists.html

3. 2018 SAQA Oregon Regional Conference

The 2018 Oregon Regional Conference will be the best one yet! Put it on your calendars now, so
you won’t have a conflict later.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 18th, 2018!

Contemporary quilter, Pat Pauly, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Oregon Regional
Conference: Unpredictable Outcomes. The conference will be held on Thursday, October 18th,
2018, at Lane Community College in Eugene. Pat will also teach a one-day workshop, A Dozen
Ways: Designs for Art Quilts, on Friday, October 19th. Visit Pat's website, patpauly.com, to see
examples of her work.

Daisy Schrock and Katie Walwyn are our conference co-Chairs.

4. SAQA Oregon Pods – Southern Oregon, Central Oregon, Portland and Valley-
South

SAQA Oregon Pod meeting information is available at: http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/meetings-
and-events.html

SOUTHERN OREGON SAQA Pod

The Southern Oregon group usually meets on the third Monday of the month at Sew Creative in
Ashland. Times and days of meetings may be different, so check in advance with Grace Ladygo at
gladygo@outlook.com

The dates for 2017 meetings, all held on the third Monday of each month, except for November (2nd
Monday):
January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18,
October 16, November 13, December 18.

For more information you can contact Grace Ladygo at gladygo@outlook.com

CENTRAL OREGON SAQA Pod

Our September meeting will be on Thursday 9/21 at 3:30 pm at the Stitchin’ Post. Paul Bennett, a
local artist, will join us and share his creative wisdom. In addition to creating his well known
paintings, Paul will be the artist for the 2018 SOQS poster and is now expanding into to wearable
art. Please join us for an interesting afternoon. For a preview see paulalanbennett.com and
artofwhere.com.

We will also be kicking off a new feature - a post meeting social. For those who can stay after the
meeting, please join us at a local watering hole to share in each other’s lovely company. Location is
TBA as it may be weather and smoke dependent.

For more information, contact Kristan Collins at colorkcc@icloud.com.

PORTLAND SAQA Pod

The next SAQA Portland pod meeting is on Wednesday, Sept 20, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton
Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Elizabeth Bamberger, Betty Daggett and Shirley
MacGregor will be presenting “Abstractions”.  If you have any resources on the subject, please
contact Elizabeth Bamberger. And please bring any show and tell you might have.
For more information, contact annettemcfar@gmail.com

VALLEY-SOUTH SAQA Pod


The Valley-South Pod meets the third Friday of each month at 2  p.m. at Eugene Textile Center,
1510 Jacobs Drive, Eugene.  Visitors are always welcome. For more information contact Jana
Cunningham, oregoncrone@yahoo.comor Lynda Christiansen, ericandlynda2@comcast.net

The September 15 meeting features members' Show and Tell and a workshop on Abstraction led by
Georgia French.

5. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group

The SAQA Oregon Blog, saqaoregon.blogspot.com is where public SAQA Oregon Regional
information is posted.  It is the place to go for up to date information on SAQA Oregon Pod
meetings, SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits and SAQA Oregon Regional Conferences.  Resources,
calls for entry and other regional news is also available on the blog.  The blog also provides links to
SAQA Oregon Member websites and blogs.  To submit news for the blog, please follow the
instructions in the bottom right corner of any blog page.

If you’d like to receive SAQA Oregon Blog posts by email, sign up to “Follow By Email” from any
page on the blog.

The SAQA Oregon Facebook Group is a closed group.  Information that may be of interest to
SAQA Oregon members is posted to the group.  Any SAQA member can join the group by going to
the Facebook group and requesting to join. Membership is approved within a day.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Valley South Pod Meets September 15

The Valley-South Pod meets the third Friday of each month at 2  p.m. at Eugene Textile Center, 1510 Jacobs Drive, Eugene.  Visitors are always welcome. For more information contact Jana Cunningham, oregoncrone@yahoo.com or Lynda Christiansen, ericandlynda2@comcast.net

The September 15 meeting features members' Show and Tell and a workshop on Abstraction led by Georgia French.

SAQA Oregon BRIDGE Exhibit at Beaverton City Hall

Please join us for a reception on Wednesday September 13th from 6-8pm.
Find more information about the Bridge exhibit at Beaverton City Hall and on a new venue for Bridge in Springfield scheduled for November 2017 HERE.
See also, more information on the Exhibits page of this blog.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Portland Pod Meets September 20

The next SAQA Portland pod meeting is on Wednesday, Sept 20, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Elizabeth Bamberger, Betty Daggett and Shirley MacGregor will be presenting “Abstractions”.  If you have any resources on the subject, please contact Elizabeth Bamberger. And please bring any show and tell you might have.
annettemcfar@gmail.com

Central Oregon Pod Meets September 21

Our September meeting will be on Thursday 9/21 at 3:30 pm at the Stitchin’ Post.  Paul Bennett, a local artist, will join us and share his creative wisdom.  In addition to creating his well known paintings, Paul will be the artist for the 2018 SOQS poster and is now expanding into to wearable art.  Please join us for an interesting afternoon.  For a preview see paulalanbennett.com and artofwhere.com.

We will also be kicking off a new feature - a post meeting social.  For those who can stay after the meeting, please join us at a local watering hole to share in each other’s lovely company.  Location is TBA as it may be weather and smoke dependent.

For more information, contact Kristan Collins at colorkcc@icloud.com.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SAQA Oregon 2018 Regional Conference October 18, 2018

SAQA Oregon 2018 Regional Conference: SAVE THE DATE!
The 2018 Oregon Regional Conference will be the best one yet! Put it on your calendars now, so you won’t have a conflict later.
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 18th, 2018!
Contemporary quilter, Pat Pauly, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Oregon Regional Conference: Unpredictable Outcomes. The conference will be held on Thursday, October 18th, 2018, at Lane Community College in Eugene. Pat will also teach a one-day workshop, A Dozen Ways: Designs for Art Quilts, on Friday, October 19th. Visit Pat's website, patpauly.com, to see examples of her work.
See you in Eugene!
Sheryl Culver
SAQA Oregon Regional Representative
sherriculverquilts@gmail.com

SAQA Oregon Newsletter - August 2017


The four SAQA Oregon local groups meet this month.  Thanks to Jan Tetzlaff who has been facilitating the Central Oregon local group meetings and to Kristan Collins, the new Central Oregon local group facilitator.



One month and counting until the first opening of the BRIDGE Oregon Region SAQA Exhibit!  The committee is working to finalize details for the opening.



Venue:  Beaverton City Hall.  The address is 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005. Regular building hours are 8-5.  For those who would like to ride Max, take the Blue line train towards Hillsboro, exiting at Beaverton Central Stop.  City Hall is located adjacent to the south side of the tracks.  The exhibit will be on three floors:  Main, 2nd and 3rd. 



Reception: An artist’s reception is scheduled for Sept 13th from 6-8 PM.  We hope to see as many of you as possible in attendance.  Since the exhibit is on three floors, we encourage people to move around and enjoy the art.    



Volunteers needed for:

Reception:  Would anyone like to take on reception planning? 

Publicity:  Flyers and Cards are being designed.  We could use some help for distribution.

If any of these are areas you may be interested in, please send an email to saqaorexhibits@gmail.com. 



The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show tour in Oregon has been extended to September 2017 so that it can be shown at Northwest Quilting Expo.  We have Trunk F, a collection of 57 pieces. If any SAQA member has an idea for where the trunk show could be taken - to a guild?  to an art center for a brief presentation? - contact Georgia French (gfrench1946@gmail.com) and we will try to make it happen. 



The 2018 SAQA Oregon Conference steering committee has selected a keynote speaker. The artist has agreed to teach a one-day workshop in addition to giving the main presentation. The contract is being finalized this month. We'll announce details soon.  Thanks to Mary Ann McCammon for joining the committee.



The “Blending Poetry & Cloth” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit has finished its run.  Quilts have been returned to the artists.  Thanks to Leotie Richards and Jean Wells, the exhibit curators, to the artists, and to all the others who contributed to making this a successful exhibit.  SAQA Oregon was invited to present a special showing of Blending Poetry & Cloth quilts at Southern Oregon University in Ashland in April 2017; Grace Ladygo has kindly volunteered to coordinate that event.  Thanks to Grace and to the artists who have expressed interest in being a part of this event.



Sherri Culver and I will be finishing up our terms as Regional Co-Representatives this year.  Serving as a Regional Co-Rep is a great opportunity to contribute to the organization and to work with other local and global members.  If you are interested in serving as a Regional Co-Representative, please contact marion.shimoda@gmail.com or sherriculverquilts@gmail.com or Desiree Vaughn, SAQA’s Regional Rep Coordinator, repscoordinator@saqa.com for more information.



In this Newsletter:

1. Requests for Input and Participation
2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits
3. 2018 SAQA Oregon Regional Conference

4. SAQA Oregon Pods
5. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group



Marion Shimoda
SAQA Oregon Regional Co-Representative
marion.shimoda@gmail.com



1. Requests for Input and Participation



SAQA OREGON MEMBER PROFILES are requested for the SAQA Oregon blog.  Please visit our blog at http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/saqa-oregon-member-profiles.html to see our Member Profiles and for information on submitting your own Member Profile.



2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits



BRIDGE SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit



First Venue:

Beaverton Building

12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005

September 7 – October 30, 2017

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6-8pm



Please direct any questions or concerns about the Bridge Exhibit to any committee member



SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit Committee Members
  
Donna Rice (
rice4@bendcable.com)
  
Deb Sorem (debsorem@gmail.com)
  
Sherrie Moomey (sherrie.moomey@gmail.com)
  
Marion Shimoda (marion.shimoda@gmail.com)






3. 2018 SAQA Oregon Regional Conference



Our third SAQA Oregon Regional Conference will be held Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Lane Community College, Center for Meeting and Learning in Eugene.  Daisy Schrock and Katie Walwyn are our conference co-Chairs.



4. SAQA Oregon Pods – Southern Oregon, Central Oregon, Portland and Valley-South



SAQA Oregon Pod meeting information is available at: http://saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/meetings-and-events.htm



SOUTHERN OREGON SAQA Pod


The Southern Oregon group usually meets on the third Monday of the month at Sew Creative in Ashland. Times and days of meetings may be different, so check in advance with Grace Ladygo at gladygo@outlook.com



The dates for 2017 meetings, all held on the third Monday of each month, except for November (2nd Monday):
January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 18.



For more information you can contact Grace Ladygo at gladygo@outlook.com



CENTRAL OREGON SAQA Pod



Our upcoming SAQA meeting is approaching and so is the solar eclipse.



Given the predicted craziness we have decided to shift our next meeting’s agenda, location, and time.  We will meet on Thursday 8/17 at 2 pm at Sisters Coffee House to review the highlights of the quilt show and discuss our focus for the upcoming meetings.



Jan Tetzlaff has done an amazing job of organizing our meetings and events for the last 2 years.  Jan - you are irreplaceable!!!  As I humbly transition into her position I am asking for everyone’s input, wisdom, and inspiration as we plan our upcoming meetings.  Hopefully, this relaxed setting will enhance everyone’s creativity. 



I know many of you are out of town or busy with family during this busy time.  However, if you are available, please join us and help us shape an agenda that supports you and your artistic endeavors.



For more information, contact Kristan Collins at colorkcc@icloud.com.



PORTLAND SAQA Pod



Our August meeting will be on Wednesday, the 16th, from 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton. Our speaker will be Rose Rushbrooke with her presentation, "The Colors of Infinity-the Beauty and Power of Fractals". Also, please bring your show and tell's!

Just a reminder that our May meeting is on the 17th, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Mary Arnold will be presenting her appliqué technique Just a reminder that our May meeting is on the 17th, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Mary Arnold will be presenting her appliqué technique Just a reminder that our May meeting is on the 17th, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Mary Arnold will be presenting her appliqué technique.

Any questions can be sent to Annette McFarlane, annettemcfar@gmail.com



VALLEY-SOUTH SAQA Pod



Looking forward to seeing everyone Friday, August 18th at 2pm for our monthly meeting at Eugene Textile Center. Join us at 12:30 at La Perla for lunch, if you can.



For more information, contact Jana Cunningham, Oregoncrone@yahoo.com or Lynda Christiansen, ericandlynda2@comcast.net



5. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group



The SAQA Oregon Blog, saqaoregon.blogspot.com is where public SAQA Oregon Regional information is posted.  It is the place to go for up to date information on SAQA Oregon Pod meetings, SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits and SAQA Oregon Regional Conferences.  Resources, calls for entry and other regional news is also available on the blog.  The blog also provides links to SAQA Oregon Member websites and blogs.  To submit news for the blog, please follow the instructions in the bottom right corner of any blog page.



If you’d like to receive SAQA Oregon Blog posts by email, sign up to “Follow By Email” from any page on the blog.



The SAQA Oregon Facebook Group is a closed group.  Information that may be of interest to SAQA Oregon members is posted to the group.  Any SAQA member can join the group by going to the Facebook group and requesting to join. Membership is approved within a day.