Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SAQA Oregon Newsletter - January 2017

Save the dates for the 2017 SAQA Conference, “Creation to Curation”, April 27-30 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The Layered Voices SAQA Exhibition will open at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum during the conference.  The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show will premier at the conference.  Submit a piece of art to the SAQA Spotlight Auction by February 24th.  The pieces will be sold in a silent auction at the conference banquet and proceeds of sales with benefit SAQA’s exhibition programs.

Congratulations to Kristin La Flamme and Paulette Landers for having their pieces accepted into the Layered Voices SAQA Exhibition.  Congratulations to Carol Stocking for having her quilt accepted into the H2Oh! SAQA Exhibition.

Thank you to members who submitted work to the SAQA Trunk Show.  Thanks to Mary Goodson and Deb Sorem for their help in hanging and taking down the Blending Poetry & Cloth exhibit in Salem.

An update regarding reporting 2016 volunteer hours for SAQA:  A new system for submitting State of the Region reports is being used this year.  While the new system does not require reporting of SAQA volunteer hours, we are able to include that information.  If you have collected information on your 2016 SAQA volunteer hours, please send that information to Marion and she will include it in our Oregon report.  Your input is requested by January 23rd.

In this Newsletter:
1. Requests for Input and Participation
2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits
3. SAQA Oregon Pods
4. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group

Marion Shimoda
SAQA Oregon Regional Co-Representative

1. Requests for Input and Participation

SAQA OREGON MEMBER PROFILES are requested for the SAQA Oregon blog.  Please visit our blog at to see our Member Profiles and for information on submitting your own Member Profile.

2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits

BLENDING POETRY & CLOTH SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit

The exhibit closed at Salem’s Willamette Heritage Center in December.  Many enthusiastic comments were recorded by Willamette Heritage Center visitors to the Blending Poetry & Cloth exhibit in the exhibit book.

The next showing of the exhibit will open on April 4th at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon. We need 2-3 volunteers for installation of the exhibit at the Chehalem Cultural Center. The date for installation is Monday, March 27th. Please let Leotie Richards know that you are available. The exhibit will require just half a day for installation.

The exhibit will open at its final venue, Crossroads in Baker City, on May 31st.

BRIDGE SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit
 Online submissions will be accepted May 1-May 31, 2017. The complete Bridge prospectus is available on the SAQA site:  Bridge Exhibit

Please direct any questions or concerns about the Bridge Exhibit to any of the SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit Committee Members.    
Lynne Goulette (    
Donna Rice (    
Deb Sorem (    
Sherrie Moomey (    
Marion Shimoda (

Information about SAQA Oregon Regional exhibits is available at: and

3. SAQA Oregon Pods - Southern Oregon, Central Oregon, Portland and Valley South

SAQA Oregon Pod meeting information is available at: 

SOUTHERN OREGON SAQA Pod by Lynne Goulette

The Southern Oregon Pod usually meets on the third Monday of the month at Sew Creative in Ashland. Times and days of meetings may be different, so check in advance with Lynne Goulette:

The dates for 2017 meetings, all held on the third Monday of each month, except for November (2nd Monday): January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 18.

For more information you can contact Lynne Goulette at


SAQA Central Oregon will host Sisters artist Tonye Phillips at our meeting, Thursday, Jan. 19th beginning 3:30 pm at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters.

Tonye will be demonstrating the making of fabric postcards.  If you want to make your own bring a sewing machine, basic sewing supplies and fabric scraps.  For $5 Tonye will provide the rest.

We will discuss/commit to our 2017 pod challenge.  In addition, we will have time for show and tell, updates and brags.

For more information contact Jan Tetzlaff at

PORTLAND SAQA Pod by Annette McFarlane

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 18, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  We will be discussing 3-D fiber art so bring anything you’ve done in 3-D or any projects in progress, plus any thoughts or questions for our group discussion.  Other show and tell projects welcome.

Any questions can be sent to Annette McFarlane,

VALLEY SOUTH SAQA Pod by Katie Walwyn

Valley-South will meet on Friday, January 20th at 2:00 pm at Eugene Textile Center. For those who are available, we will be meeting for lunch at LaPerla on 13th and Pearl for lunch at noon, view the Epiphany Banners that Lynda Christiansen has been involved in creating at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, then on to our meeting at ETC. This meeting will be a Members Show and Tell, including new member Janet Hiller, and an opportunity to view the Art Wolfe Artist inspirations from December that Naomi Weidner was unable to attend. Our meeting will conclude with a demo by Karen Miller, Working with Discharge Paste. Looking forward to seeing everyone and Happy New Year!

For more information, contact Katie Walwyn, or Carolyn Walwyn,

4. SAQA Oregon Blog and SAQA Oregon Facebook Group

The SAQA Oregon Blog,, is where public SAQA Oregon Regional information is posted.  It is the place to go for up to date information on SAQA Oregon Pod meetings, SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits and SAQA Oregon Regional Conferences.  Resources, calls for entry and other regional news is also available on the blog.  The blog also provides links to SAQA Oregon Member websites and blogs.  To submit news for the blog, please follow the instructions in the bottom right corner of any blog page.

If you’d like to receive SAQA Oregon Blog posts by email, sign up to “Follow By Email” from any page on the blog.

 The SAQA Oregon Facebook Group is a closed group.  Information that may be of interest to SAQA Oregon members is posted to the group.  Any SAQA member can join the group by going to the Facebook group and requesting to join. Membership is approved within a day.

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