Thursday, February 16, 2017

SAQA Oregon Newsletter - February 2017

The four SAQA Oregon groups are meeting this month.

Our SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibition Committee is preparing for our juried “Bridge” Oregon Regional Exhibit, open for submissions from May 1-31. The “Blending Poetry & Cloth” Oregon Regional Exhibit will open at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg on April 4th.

We have secured the venue for our third SAQA Oregon Regional Conference, October 18, 2018 at Lane Community College, Center for Meeting and Learning in Eugene. A SAQA Oregon Regional Conference Committee will be formed this year.

Sherri Culver and I will be finishing up our terms as Regional Co-Representatives this year. If you are interested in serving as a Regional Co-Representative, please contact or or Desiree Vaughn, SAQA’s Regional Rep Coordinator, for more information and an application form.

Thanks to Marjorie Post for submitting her Member Profile.

The 2017 SAQA Conference, “Creation to Curation”, will be held 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. There is still time to 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 will benefit SAQA’s exhibition programs.

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

The exhibit will open on April 4th at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon. The address for the center is 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm.

On Saturday, April 8th the Newberg Camellia Festival Run/Walk talks place and about 4000 people will be in attendance. This will be wonderful exposure for the exhibit. As a result of this large event the exhibit opening reception will be delayed. As soon as volunteers can agree on a new date it will be publicized.
The installation date for the exhibit will be Monday March 27th starting at 10am. We could use one more volunteer for the installation. Please let Leotie Richards ( know if you are available.
The exhibit will open at its final venue, Crossroads in Baker City, Oregon on May 31st.

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

The Exhibits committee is beginning to think about the roll out of BRIDGE this summer. We plan on having a catalog and perhaps one or two other collateral pieces to support the exhibit. We are looking for a volunteer with the skills to lead in the development and execution of those pieces. Please contact any committee member for more information if you are interested and available to help.
Please direct any questions or concerns about the Bridge Exhibit to any committee member
SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit Committee Members
Lynne Goulette (
Donna Rice (
Deb Sorem (
Sherrie Moomey (
Marion Shimoda (

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

SAQA Oregon Pod meeting information is available at:

ROGUE VALLEY SAQA Pod by Lynne Goulette
The Rogue Valley group 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


Central Oregon SAQA meets Thursday, Feb. 16th at 3:30 pm at The Stitchin' Post. Sisters artist Dan Rickards will speak about his experience as artist in residence at Crater Lake. Bring Show and Tell.

For more information contact Jan Tetzlaff at

PORTLAND SAQA Pod by Annette McFarlane

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 15, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton. Our speaker will be Marie Murphy Wolfe with her presentation, "Adventures with a Textile Artist: An India Travelogue". Also please bring show and tell, brags or any new product you're using to share with the group.

Any questions can be sent to Annette McFarlane,


Valley-South will meet on Friday, Februuary 17th 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 12:30 pm. We will discuss the Inspiration artist movement “Les Nabis”. Our meeting will conclude with a demo by Diane English on Textile Preservation.

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.

Marion Shimoda
SAQA Oregon Regional Co-Representative

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