Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Portland Pod Picnic July 20

Our July Portland pod meeting will be at Mary Ann McCammon’s house in Sherwood, on Wed, July 20, 11-2PM.  Mary Ann will supply garden greens and drinks, so we need to bring the toppings- chicken, vegetables, cheese, olives etc.  Also will need a few dressings, some bread, rolls and of course, appetizers and desserts.  Will we also do an outdoor quilt show, so bring something to share and Mary Ann will do a garden tour.  Please RSVP to me and let me know what you might bring.  Mary Ann would appreciate a head count one week before.  Please email me for directions.

Annette
annettemcfar@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Central Oregon Pod Meeting Highlights

The results are amazing when SAQA members respond to the word "Doors."

"Cuba" by Linda Saukkonen
Photo by Marion Shimoda

Central Oregon SAQA members explored doors as portals, thresholds, entrances, passageways, and as frames to new experiences and memories in 18" by 40".  Individually the quilts are wonderfully unique, together they make a strong show that will premier at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show July 9 in the gardens of the Open Door restaurant on Hood Ave. in Sisters.

 "The Back Alley" by Judy Beaver
Photo by Marion Shimoda

The quilts were revealed at the group's June meeting.  It was fun to hear the quilt "creation" stories.  The plan was to see the quilts where they will hang during the quilt show.  The weather did not cooperate so we were cozy inside during social hour and show and tell.  Look for an article about the exhibit in the Sisters supplement to the Bend Bulletin.

 "Between Every Two Trees" by Betty Gientke
Photo by Marion Shimoda 

Volunteers are needed to staff the exhibit during the quilt show.  Please contact Jan at jmtathome@hotmail.com if you are able to commit to a couple of hours hostessing in the garden where the quilts will hang.

No meeting in July.  Next Central Oregon SAQA meeting will be Thursday, August 18 from 3-4:30pm at the Stitchin' Port.  We will have a panel discussion about writing a book and getting it published.

Central Oregon Pod Meeting Highlights

The results are amazing when SAQA members respond to the word "Doors."

Central Oregon SAQA members explored doors as portals, thresholds, entrances, passageways, and as frames to new experiences and memories in 18" by 40".  Individually the quilts are wonderfully unique, together they make a strong show that will premier at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show July 9 in the gardens of the Open Door restaurant on Hood Ave. in Sisters. The quilts were revealed at the group's June meeting.  It was fun to hear the quilt "creation" stories.  The plan was to see the quilts where they will hang during the quilt show.  The weather did not cooperate so we were cozy inside during social hour and show and tell.  Look for an article about the exhibit in the Sisters supplement to the Bend Bulletin.

Volunteers are needed to staff the exhibit during the quilt show.  Please contact Jan at jmtathome@hotmail.com if you are able to commit to a couple of hours hostessing in the garden where the quilts will hang.

No meeting in July.  Next Central Oregon SAQA meeting will be Thursday, August 18 from 3-4:30pm at the Stitchin' Port.  We will have a panel discussion about writing a book and getting it published.

Blending Poetry and Cloth Opening - Rogue Gallery, Medford

The opening reception for Blending Poetry and Cloth took place last Friday night at The Rogue Gallery in Medford. Ten or more Oregon SAQA members were in attendance. The museum staff did a great job hanging the show. The art works looked absolutely stunning. Leotie attended the opening and shares these photos.






Sunday, June 19, 2016

"Mastery: Sustaining Momentum" Opens at Dairy Barn Arts Center

Mastery: Sustaining Momentum, an exhibit curated by Nancy Crow, opened at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio on May 27th.  The exhibit runs through November 27, 2016.  Twelve artist are represented by three major works each.  The work is consistently stunning.  In addition, each artist has several small works which present some of the processes of designing the larger works. SAQA Oregon member Bonnie Bucknam is one of the artists in this exhibit.



1000 Palms Oasis
copyright 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
80" x 80"
Photo by Mark Frey

 Sea Ice - Cook Inlet
copyright 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
80" x 80"
Photo by Mark Frey
 Forest Trail
copyright 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
80" x 80"
Photo by Mark Frey

Here are some views of the gallery.

View of the gallery, including work by (left to right), Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Heide Stoll-Weber, Judy Kirpich, and Kit Vincent.

View of the gallery, including work by (left to right) Helen McBride Richter, Bonnie Bucknam, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval.

View of the gallery, including work by (left to right) Coleen Kole, Margaret Boys Wolf, and Marina Kamenskaya.

View of the gallery, including work by (left to right), Marina Kamenskaya, Nancy Crow, and Leslie Joan Riley.

View of the gallery, including work by (left to right), Marina Kamenskaya, Gerri Spilka, and Nancy Crow.

Small works by Marina Kamenskaya.

Small works by Judy Kirpich.

The artists in the exhibit are:
 Margaret Boys Wolf
Bonnie Bucknam
Nancy Crow
Marina Kamenskaya
Judy Kirpich
Colleen Kole
Helen McBride Richter
Leslie Joan Riley
Gerri Spilka
Heide Stoll-Weber
Kit Vincent

Friday, June 10, 2016

SAQA Oregon Conference Registration Now Open

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. Registration for our Oregon SAQA Conference on September 22 is now open! Register early to be sure of your place. Click the following link for all details and to use the quick and easy registration form.
http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5135

HOTEL INFORMATION. Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn, located near the intersection of I-5 and Rte 22, about 2 miles from the Willamette Heritage Center (also known as the Mission Mill), has offered us a block of 30 rooms at a special rate of $119 per night, including breakfast at Denny's, for the nights of Sept 21 and 22, for bookings made before August 21, 2016. Click on this link to reserve a room http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/groupSearch.do?groupId=3B7HZ5Q6. This link seems to work best from a computer, rather than from an IPad or a phone. If you have a problem using the link, please call the hotel directly at (503) 585 3332, and tell them you are part of the SAQA group.  To reserve rooms at other hotels, please make your reservations directly.

CONFERENCE SPONSORS.  If you would like to help sponsor the conference, the following options are available:
$75 for a half page ad, $50 for a quarter page ad for non-SAQA members, $25 for a quarter page ad for SAQA members, and any amount to make a contribution to the conference without placing an ad.
Please contact Elizabeth Bamberger, elizabethbamberger@gmail.com, if you are interested in being a sponsor.

We're looking forward to seeing you all at the Conference!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Portland Pod Meets June 15 at the Portland Art Museum

Our June Portland Pod meeting will be a trip to the Portland Art Museum, on Wed, June 15, 10:00 AM, for a docent tour of the exhibit “Native Fashion Now”.  Museum members are free, non-members $15.99. If you haven’t signed up yet, please contact me by June 8.  If you need to pay your entry, I will need it by June 8.

Also, a couple of reminders, please be thinking about bringing a 3-D entry to the SAQA conference on Sept 22.  This is not a juried show, so just have some fun and try 3-D.  

Jane Dunnewold’s lecture and trunk show is Saturday, August 7, at the Willamette Heritage Center, $10.00.  Register thru SAQA, non-members are welcome.  Please read this blog for more information for both of these events.

Our July meeting, July 20, will be a picnic at Mary Ann McCammon’s house.