Saturday, August 23, 2014

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Nets 21 New SAQA Members

Joan Kimmins and Pam Johnson are two of the twenty one new members we welcomed to SAQA at the Quilt!Knit!Stitch! show in Portland last week.

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Simply Red" Reception in Newport, OR, September 5

High Fiber Diet's  'Simply Red' exhibit will be having an artist reception Friday,  September 5th5:00-7:00 at,

The Newport Visual Arts Center
Runyan Gallery
777 NW Beach Drive
Newport,  Oregon     

The exhibit will move to Cannon Beach for the month of October.  There will be an artist reception on Saturday, October 11th,  at 6:00pm.

Cannon Beach Center and Museum
13875 S. Spruce St.
Cannon Beach,  Oregon

Several SAQA Oregon members have work in the High Fiber Diet exhibit.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! at Convention Center, Portland, August 14 - 16

SAQA members Kristin La Flamme and Gerrie Congdon setting up the SAQA booth at the Quilt!Knit!Stitch! Show at the Convention Center in Portland, August 14 thru 16, 10 am to 6 pm each day. We're all ready to go and look forward to seeing you there. Stop by the SAQA booth and say Hi!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

American Art Company 12th NW Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibit, Tacoma

Several SAQA Oregon members have work in the American Art Company exhibit.  Stop by if you are in Tacoma, or come to the opening Saturday, August 16, 2pm.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Exploring Layers to Show at Pioneer Place

A message from the curators of "Exploring Layers":
We are pleased to announce that we have found a gallery space for our Regional SAQA Exhibit, "Exploring Layers". The exhibit will appear at the Rotator Gallery on the fourth floor of the Pioneer Place shopping mall in Pioneer Square in Portland. The exhibit will open on Apr 13 and continue thru May 15, 2015. There will be a celebration of the 3rd Year Anniversary of the galleries located there. The show will be available to SAQA members who will be attending the 2015 National SAQA Conference, "Fiberlandia", which will take place in Portland, Apr 30 to May 3, 2015. This will be the final showing of this exhibit. Further details about our exhibit are still being organized and we will keep you all informed of updates. The curators of "Exploring Layers" are excited to have our regional show at a gallery with visibility to our local community and to visitors to our city.
Curators: Betty David Daggett, Jean Keenan Wells, Georgia French

Monday, August 4, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Portlandia

From Sherri Culver:

SAQA is coming to Portland April 30-May 3, 2015! Oregon SAQA members will take on the challenge of selling Portland to the entire SAQA membership and also for making the Annual SAQA Conference experience unique to Portland. It is time to begin gathering together and organizing to get the job done. I have accepted the job as Chair of Hospitality and here is how I'd like to start.

We need all types of volunteers and each of you should fit perfectly into one or more jobs. I have established an email account for the committee and all correspondence should be sent to:

Choose what works for you, and send me an email.

Planning Committee (will meet only 1-3 times, beginning the first week of October)

Task Committees (will take on specific jobs that will be determined by the Planning Committee with input from all of you)

Convention Workers (will work during the convention)

Everyone, send ideas! Tell us about great things to do in your part of Oregon, as well as Portland. We can promote extended visits with our publicity about the Convention. And we can share our favorite restaurants, galleries, transportation tips, etc.

Share your specific talents, so we can use them throughout the process.

Be apart of this amazing opportunity to showcase the state/city we love and share it with our quilting friends.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Simply Red at Newport Visual Arts Center

On Friday, August 1st, High Fiber Diet's Simply Red opened at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The artist reception was attended by several HFD members including Mary Ann McCammon, Jill Hoddick, Mary Arnold, Bonnie Bucknam, Kimberly Connelly, and Karen Miller, all also members of SAQA Oregon. The work was warmly received and the gallery is perfect for fiber exhibits. The show will be up until September 28 and is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11-6pm.  Simply Red moves to the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum for its final venue in October.  That artist reception is October 11 at 6pm.