Friday, August 28, 2015

Leni Wiener Exhibit at Grants Pass

Susan Burnes sent the following message:
 I've attached the poster/flyer for the Leni Wiener exhibit at GPMA so that you can distribute it to your contacts who would be interested. The exhibit is incredible and is receiving rave reviews from everyone. Leni will be here for First Friday Art Walk on September 4th. The next day, Saturday the 5th, she will also be at the museum for an "Interactive Discussion" (free to the public) so I'm hoping we have a great turn-out for that. I truly appreciate any assistance you can provide at getting the word out.

Check out the Grants Pass Museum of Art website for more photos and information. Click on the poster photos below to enlarge.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Quilt!Knit!Stitch! 2015 SAQA Booth

The second and last Quilt!Knit!Stitch! in Portland was held August 13-15, 2015.  The SAQA table had thirty-one (31) SAQA members and friends from Oregon and Washington who helped promote SAQA over three days.

We signed up 7 new members and two members renewed their membership at Quilt!Knit!Stitch!

Thank you to Moya Lehman for coordinating the SAQA booth, to Elizabeth Bamberger for assisting Moya, and to all the SAQA Booth Volunteers.  

We’d like to acknowledge the SAQA Booth Volunteers:
Elizabeth Bamberger, Chris Brown, Nancy Bryant, Bonnie Bucknam, Lynda Christiansen, Sherri Culver, Anne Daughtry, Jan Duke, Pat Fifer, Judith Garnett, Kathie Kerler, Kristen LaFlamme, Moya Lehman, Mary McLaughlin, Lulu Moonwood Murakami, Mary Ann McCammon, Kathy Marsh, Amanda Miller, Elaine Millar, Sara Miller, Pat Fifer, Peggy Ross, Rose Rushbrooke, Marion Shimoda, Toni Smith, Deb Sorem, Karen Spencer, Cele Standuhar, Emily Stevens, Janet Story, Marie Wolfe 

Marion Shimoda and Sherri Culver
SAQA Oregon Regional Co-Representatives

Central Oregon Pod Hosts a Variety of Activities and Events

SAQA board member Valerie Goodwin will be the guest of honor at a wine and cheese reception hosted by the Central Oregon POD on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 4:30-5:30 pm at the home of Jean Wells.  SAQA members are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to Jan Tetzlaff at
Central Oregon members are encouraged to bring their View From Above challenge quilts to share with Valerie.

Forty 8"by 10" art quilts made by members were matted and framed at the August 20th meeting.
The quilts will be displayed at the Twigs Gallery next to the Stitchin' Post in Sisters.  A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery Friday, Aug. 28 from 4-7 pm as part of the Sisters Last Friday of the Month Art Walk.  The art is for sale and will be on display for a month.

The August meeting was the last to be led by Leotie Richards.  Leotie deserves recognition and appreciation for her work the last two years as SAQA Oregon co-rep and Central Oregon POD Leader.  Marian Shimoda is taking over as co-rep for SAQA Oregon.  Jan Tetzlaff will lead the Central Oregon group.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bonnie Bucknam and Linda McLaughlin at The Arts Center, Corvallis

Bonnie Bucknam and Linda McLaughlin: Contemporary Art Quilts opens at The Arts Center in Corvallis Oregon on August 27.  There will be an informal Brown Bag Art Talk at noon, followed by a reception from 5:30 - 7:30pm.  The gallery is located at 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97333.  Regular hours at The Arts Center at Tuesday through Saturday 12 - 5pm.  The Center will also be open on Thursday, September 17 from 4 - 8pm in conjunction with the Corvallis Arts Walk.  The exhibit in on display through October 3, 2015.  Please stop by!

Slalom Course
Bonnie Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Portland Pod Meets August 19

Our next meeting is Wed, August 19th. Elizabeth Bamberger, the out going rep, deserves a round of applause for all her hard work over the last 2 years. Sherri Culver, the new co-rep, and her assistant, Annette McFarlane, are ready to go. The meeting on August 19th, 2015, from 10AM-12 noon, will be at the Community Center in Beaverton, which is across the street from the library. We have an interesting speaker, Larry Hermsen, a Portland resident who has been collecting kimono for 10 years. He will present a trunk show and will have kimono and SE Asian fabrics for sale. Please contact Annette McFarlane at, with any questions regarding meetings or agendas.