Published authors and Central Oregon SAQA members June Jaeger, Sarah Kaufman, Pat Pease and Wendy Hill shared the highs and lows of being writers at our August meeting. June spoke of retaining control by self-publishing. Wendy, Sarah and Pat said working with a good editor was key for them. Wendy had the long view…she published her first book in the 1990s when the author was responsible for her own photography. Sarah and June reported that having a published book stimulated their teaching careers. Wendy and Pat concentrate more on promoting their book and exhibiting the work that has come out of their collaborative efforts. Each of the authors had a skill or technique or premise that made what they had to say book worthy. Nobody reported getting rich by being an author!There will NOT be a Central Oregon SAQA meeting in September. We will be at the Oregon regional conference, New Dimensions…Into the Future!
Support art quilts and SAQA artists by attending one (or more!) of the many upcoming shows by Central Oregon SAQA artists:Fourth Friday, Aug 26 at Twiggs - Sarah Kaufman, Carol Webb and Sheila FinzerTwigs, 311 W. Cascade, Sisters, 4 - 8 pmFirst Friday, Sept. 2 - Doors theme exhibit by 28 Central Oregon SAQA artistsSotheby’s 821 Wall St., Bend, 5 - 8 pmFirst Friday, Sept. 2 - Patti Stewart, featured artistQuiltworks 926 NE Greenwood, Bend,5 - 8 pmand in the near future:Fourth Friday, Sept. Sept. 23 - June JaegerTwigs, 311 W. Cascade, Sisters, 4 - 8 pmFourth Friday, Sept. 23 - Journeys’ Art Quilt Group of Central OregonSisters Art Works, 204 W. Adams, Sisters, 5 - 7 pm