Sunday, March 26, 2017

March Newsletter from Your Oregon Rep

The four SAQA Oregon groups are meeting this month.

The “Blending Poetry & Cloth” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit will open at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg on April 4th.  The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 28th from 5 to 8pm.

Our juried “Bridge” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit will be open for submissions from May 1-May 31. It is mid-March and the BRIDGE call for entry will open soon! We are very excited to see the beautiful art the creative minds in our region have come up with! As each of you work to complete your pieces, please review the logistics section of the prospectus, located on the SAQA site, beginning on page 5. The specifications outlined are designed to aid in the installation process and the professional look of the art after it is installed. Many of you have experience with these details, but for those of you who do not, please contact any member of the committee with questions. We are happy to work with anyone who has questions.

We welcome Daisy Schrock and Katie Walwyn as our co-Chairs for the 2018 SAQA Oregon conference.  Our third SAQA Oregon Regional Conference will be held October 18, 2018 at Lane Community College, Center for Meeting and Learning in Eugene.

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.

Sherri Culver, Sherrie Moomey and I visited the Valley-South meeting this month.  Thanks to the group for their hospitality.  Sherri and I talked about being regional reps and Sherrie Moomey gave an update on the Bridge exhibit.  We enjoyed visiting at lunch, seeing the meeting space at the Eugene Textile Center, meeting members and seeing their work, and watching the demo.

Thanks to Paulette Landers for submitting her Member Profile.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2017 SAQA Benefit AuctionThese 12" x 12" pieces will be auctioned online starting this September. Get your piece to SAQA by April 1st so you can be featured in promotional materials. Final Deadline: June 1st.

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 premiere at the conferenceThe SAQA Spotlight Auction donation pieces will be sold in a silent auction at the conference banquet and proceeds of sales will benefit SAQA’s exhibition programs.  Sixteen SAQA Oregon members are registered to attend this year’s conference.

A benefit of SAQA membership is access to the SAQA Yahoo! Group.  The group discusses a wide variety of art quilt related topics.  Georgia French provided pointers on signing up through the SAQA National website.  If you are interested, here are the steps to follow:
  1. Go to the main SAQA website,
  2. Under “MEMBERS” choose “Member Resources”
  3. Then choose “Maximize your SAQA Membership”
  4. Under “make connections” the last bullet point is about joining the Yahoo group, with an active link.  Choose that link.
You will need to establish a Yahoo account and request approval to join.  Be sure to choose “Digest” when you sign up, or you will receive all the messages separately.

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 opening reception for Blending Poetry and Cloth at the Chehalem Cultural Center is Friday, April 28th from 5 to 8pm.

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

Please direct any questions or concerns about the Bridge Exhibit to any committee member

SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit Committee Members
  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:

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, March 23 at 3:30 pm at the Stitchin Post in Sisters……This is a change from the regular schedule (third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m.) BECAUSE…of classroom availability.

  1. Brisson will talk about the ways/hows/ and joys of creating 3-D art. Donna Rice will demonstrate options for framing/completing submissions to Oregon SAQA’s juried show Bridge.

For more information contact Jan Tetzlaff at


The March meeting was held on Wednesday, March 15, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton. Bonnie Bucknam presented "World Fabrics", featuring her collection of textiles from around the globe.

The April meeting is a joint event with HFD.  Attendence requires prepayment for Ann Johnston's lecture on April 19.  For more information, contact Annette McFarlane.

Any questions can be sent to Annette McFarlane,


Valley-South met on Friday, March 17th at 2:00 pm at Eugene Textile Center. Those who were available met for lunch at LaPerla. We did Show N TellThe meeting concluded with a demo by Laura Jaszkowski on Making Stamps from Stencils.

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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