Monday, October 20, 2014

News from Central Oregon

Central Oregon SAQA:

The call for entry for “Blending Poetry and Cloth” was presented to all members in late September. The description and prospectus for this Oregon wide exhibit can be found on the SAQA website under “Membership” and “Call For Entries.” Quilt photos and entries are due in June of 2015. More information will be provided on an ongoing basis.

Georgia French, Jean Wells and Leotie Richards traveled to Ashland to meeting with prospective members for a new SAQA parlor group in the Rogue Valley area. About twenty-three quilt artists attended the meeting. Lynne Goulette has volunteered to lead and organize the meetings.

September, October, November Meetings

September 18 - SAQA Anniversary Trunk Show was presented to the group. We revealed and shared background on our 18” x 40” Mapping – A View from Above Quilts which will go on display at The Stitchin’ Post starting October 24th. The opening reception for this exhibit is on Friday the 24th, Fourth Friday Art Walk in Sisters, Oregon. The quilts will also be on display at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July of 2015.

October 16th - Open Discussion - The Artist As A Risk Taker, Finding the Warrior Within. We talked about how we can create a safe place for personal growth in quilting and at the same time challenge and elevate our art. Mapping Quilts - Completion Celebration We celebrated the major accomplishment of the completion of our “Mapping – A View From Above” quilts. We broke into small groups in which each artist had a chance to share the experience of creating their quilts. Guidelines were provided for soliciting specific kinds of feedback from the group.

November 20th – Dawn Boone, Executive Director for Atelier 6000 - a print making studio - will lead a discussion on self critiquing and will then provide critiques for 5-6 member’s quilts. There will be a $7 fee for the lecture and $20 for individual critiques. The fees will go to the Atelier 6000 general fund. We will meet at the Atelier 6000 site at 369 SW Scalehouse Court Ste #20 in Bend near the Old Mill at 1pm to 3pm.

There is no meeting in December.

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