Sunday, February 23, 2014

"Exploring Layers" Opens in Newberg, Oregon

The SAQA Oregon exhibit "Exploring Layers" is now open at the Chehalem Cultural Center. The Center is located at 415 E. Sheridan Street in Newberg, Oregon. There is a parking lot right behind the Center and also street parking. The Center is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm, plus scheduled class and events times.

The Oregon and SW Washington SAQA artists participating in the current show are: Mary Arnold, Karen Bates, Suzy Bates, Catherine Beard, Diane Born, Christina Brown, Nancy Bryant, Gerrie Condon, Betty Daggett, Anne Daughtry, Diane English, Sheila Finzer,Georgia French, Betty Gientke, Mary Goodson, Carol Heist, Jill Hoddick, Laura Jaszkowski, Paulette Landers, Sheryl LeBlanc, Amanda Millier, Sara Miller, Sidnee Snell, Mary Stiewig, Naomi Weidner and Jean Wells.

The show will travel throughout the state in 2014 until May, 2015. Future venues will be posted when the list is finalized

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fabrications in Bend Oregon March 7-30

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Fabrications will be on display in Bend, Oregon, March 7 thru March 30. The following Portland SAQA members have work in this exhibit: Kathy Blondell, Valri Chiappetta, Betty Daggett, Jill Hoddick, Mary Ann McCammon, and Pam Pilcher.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

SAQA Oregon Regional Conference Registration Closing Soon

Oregon SAQA members:

Registration for the Oregon SAQA Conference "New Horizons" to be held in Newberg, Oregon on Thursday March 6, 2014 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, will be closing soon! If you haven't quite got around to registering yet, now is the time to do so! There are a few places left, and we would like to fill every last one!

We have a great day planned, with a keynote address by Kris Sazaki, the President of SAQA, and other presentations and panel sessions with many outstanding and experienced artists. It's a great occasion to meet and network with fellow SAQA members, and you will have the opportunity to see the debut of the "Exploring Layers" exhibit.

Join us for this exciting event, and show your support for Oregon SAQA. To register, send a check for $70, which includes lunch, to The Stitchin' Post c/o New Horizons Conference, PO Box 280, Sisters, OR 97759. Make checks out to "SAQA" with the note "Oregon Conference" in the memo area of the check.

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Trisha Hassler Offers Studio Classes

Hope this finds you all well, excited about the year ahead and ready to try something new in the way you work with fiber.  I will be offering several classes this spring as outlined below and hope to cross paths with you all soon:

The Hand Stitching Class is always a favorite of mine, I have attached the class handout for a brief summary of what to expect over the 2 days.  Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions about this class.  I have been working on a thread blending technique that would be fun to share as well.

Several of you also requested my class on Creative Attachment Techniques for adding additional found object or hand made elements to your work.  Here is a handout for that class.  This class covers several different techniques you can use with many different materials, not just fabric.  You are invited to bring something you are already working on to move it forward. Also great to know about special requests.

Each class will be held at my home studio in NW Portland.  There is space for 5 students in each 2 day session.  Because of the intimate group, I will address personal areas of interest and have lots of time with each person, so bring something you are working on, have questions about or want to try for the first time.  The cost per student per day is $125.  Bring your own lunch, or get lunch from close by Whole Foods , Cha Cha Cha, or other.  Street parking or mass transit available.

The dates below are for 2 day classes.

Feb 22 & 23
Mar 8 & 9
Mar 17 & 18
(or 19)
Mar 28, 29 30 (2 of these days)
April 19 & 20Trisha

Expressive Stitching
When you work in a way that invites an observer in for a closer look, it requires a slower pace... both for the maker and for the viewer. The intimacy that results is very rewarding for both.  You will experiment with time honored hand stitching techniques that will enhance your work. We will explore length, thickness, density, contrast and color by making samples used to construct a small reference book. We will also work as a group on several small collaborative pieces to create a unique
example of hand work.

Wish I May
Trisha Hassler
©Trisha Hassler 2013

Exploring Creative Attachment Techniques
Would you like to add an unexpected element to your art quilt? Perhaps some found object that helps tell your story with a little more imagination. Something curious that’s not expected in the world of quilts.Bring your challenging found objects to class and we’ll explore various techniques to attach these elements to your fiber art works so they enhance your piece and intrigue your viewers. You will work with various tools and elements ending up with samples to showcase your favorite techniques for reference.

Trisha Hassler
©Trisha Hassler 2013