Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MIX Portland Exhibit Opens April 28

MIX, a small Portland  based fiber art group will present its latest body of work at the First United Methodist Church beginning April 28, 2017. The exhibit is themed Reflection and Renewal and is inspired by the renovations taking place at the Japanese Garden. Each artist produced 2-3 pieces for this exhibit.

Artists are Kathy Blondell, Valri, Chiappetti, Betty Daggett, Diane Losli-Britt, Annette McFarlane, Elaine Millar and Hilde Morin.

There is an opening luncheon and presentation of the work on April 28, 2017. If you would like to attend, tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling Trudy Kaiser at 503-292-7528. In addition there will be two meet the artists on Saturdays, April 29 and May 6 from 1-3 PM.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

2018 SAQA Oregon Regional Conference Call for Volunteers

We need YOU to help us make the 2018 Oregon Regional Conference what YOU want it to be! The regional conference is a way for Oregon SAQA members to network, learn, exhibit some work, and be inspired. This is your chance to influence what happens at that event! We need at least one representative from each POD on the steering committee to reflect the interests of SAQA members across the state. The steering committee will decide the theme of the conference, select a keynote speaker, and coordinate a variety of activities and demonstrations for everyone attending the conference in Eugene in October 2018. We’ll use the ZOOM platform to hold virtual meetings so you won’t have to travel before the actual conference date. If you’re interested, please contact one of the co-chairs, Daisy Schrock,, or Katie Walwyn,, by May 10th.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

SAQA Oregon Newsletter - April 2017

The four SAQA Oregon groups are meeting this month.

The “Blending Poetry & Cloth” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit is now open at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg.  The art director, Erin Padilla is very pleased with the exhibit. The exhibit catalogs are on sale at the center.  The Opening Reception for the exhibit is Friday, April 28th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served.

Thanks to the team that planned and installed the exhibit in Newberg – Leotie Richards, Elizabeth Bamberger, Sheryl LeBlanc, Lottie Smith and Deb Sorem. 

The “Bridge” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit  Call for Entry opens May 1st.  The prospectus is now available online as an HTML page including a preview of the entry page.

There are a couple of minor revisions to the Appendix in the BRIDGE prospectus:
·         In the checklist for submitting work, the Artist Statement has been revised to read as follows:  Why you created this work and its relationship to the show concept BRIDGE.
·         Logistics:  Packaging requirements have been updated, specifying consistent component labeling regardless of whether the art is rolled or uses alternative protective packaging.

We are looking forward to seeing the beautiful works of art from our members!

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.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2017 SAQA Benefit Auction.  These 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 premier at the conference.  The 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.

The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show will be in Oregon from May-August 2017.  In May it will be shown at the Central Oregon SAQA meeting, in June at the Valley-South SAQA meeting, and in July at the Portland SAQA meeting.

In this Newsletter:
1. Requests for Input and Participation
2. SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibits
3. 2018 SAQA Oregon Regional Conference
4. SAQA Oregon Pods
5. 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 opened on April 4th at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon.
Address:  415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132
Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm 
Opening Reception:  Friday, April 28th from 5:30 to 8pm

The exhibit will open at its final venue, Crossroads in Baker City, Oregon on Friday, June 2nd.
Address:  2020 Auburn Avenue, Baker City, Oregon 97814
Hours:  Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Opening Reception:  Friday, June 2nd

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. 2018 SAQA Oregon Regional Conference

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

4. 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, April 20th at 3:30 pm at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters.

Oregon quilt artist Georgia French will share her experiences judging one of China’s first quilt shows.

Last month we had a great discussion of creating 3-D art and various ways to finish quilts…thank you Helen Brisson, Barbara Doust-Boggess and Donna Rice.

For more information contact Jan Tetzlaff at


The next meeting of the SAQA Portland pod will be on Wednesday, April 19, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton, presenting Ann Johnston as our speaker. It is a joint event with HFD.  Attendance requires prepayment.  For more information, contact Annette McFarlane.

Any questions can be sent to Annette McFarlane,


Valley-South will meet on Friday, April 21st at 2 pm at Eugene Textile Center and gather before the meeting for lunch at La Perla at 12:30 for excellent pizza, sandwiches and conversation. 

We are looking forward to participating in the juried Regional Exhibit "Bridge" as well as our own Pod exhibit "Pathways" at the OSU Memorial Union as part of Quilt County in October. 

New Pod Co-Leaders  Lynda Christiansen and Jana Cunningham have volunteered and will lead the group with enthusiasm and organization beginning in June. 

Our Artist of Inspiration is Mary Oliver and members' works will be presented at the June meeting to allow ample time for the creative spirit to strike everyone.  Thank you, Jana Cunningham, for suggesting such a lovely poet! 

The Demo following our meeting will be conducted by Angee Peterson, "Photography Hints, Questions and Answers" beginning at 3:15 pm.

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

5. 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.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Central Oregon Pod Speaker Georgia French April 20

Oregon quilt artist Georgia French will share her experiences judging one of China’s first quilt shows at the next Central Oregon SAQA meeting Thursday, April 20th at 3:30 pm at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters.

Last month Helen Brisson, Barbara Doust-Boggess and Donna Rice demonstrated ways of creating 3-D art and ways of finishing wall quilts.

For more information contact Jan Tetzlaff at

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ann Johnston Speaks at Portland Pod

The next meeting of the SAQA Portland blog will be on Wednesday, April 19, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton, presenting Ann Johnston as our speaker.  Please contact Annette McFarlane, if you’d like to attend. Some tickets are still available for $12.00.