Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bucknam Receives Founder's Award at Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Bonnie Bucknam received the Denton Family in Honor of Dee Denton Founder's Award in the Open Show category at this weekend's Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts for her quilt, Bridge Controversy.  The show closes at 5pm today, so you still have a couple of hours to make it to the show.  The show features a craft fair at George Rogers Park, three special exhibits in the Lakewood Center, and the Open Show in the Pavilion Tent.

Friday, June 23, 2017

SAQA Regional BRIDGE Exhibit

Thank you to all the artists who created art work for Oregon's SAQA
Regional exhibit “Bridge”.  The theme was broad, resulting in many
creative interpretations.  We are excited to bring this exhibit to the

Congratulations to the artists whose work was chosen for the "Bridge"
exhibit.  Our juror, Jane Dunnewold, carefully reviewed the 51 entries
and selected 30 for the exhibit.

The selected artworks are:

"The Whole World is a Bridge" by Karen L Bates
"My Bridge to Tranquility" by Suzy Bates
"All Kapakahi" by Judith A Beaver
"Coastal Arches" by Judith A Beaver
"Reflections: View from the Bridge" by Nancy Bryant

"Golden Bridges" by Sharon Carvalho
"Bridge: Traversing a long marriage" by Sherri Culver
"Bridge to Progress?" by Anne Daughtry
"Linking Europe to Asia" by Anne Daughtry
"Waterfall" by Diane English

"Dimensional Drift" by Judith Quinn Garnett
"Bridge the Gap" by Mary H Goodson
"Suspense II" by Janet Hiller
"Canyonlands" by Laura Jaszkowski
"Deception Pass: Where Are We Headed?" by Laura Jaszkowski

"East Coast/West Coast & Everywhere In Between" by Sheryl LeBlanc
"Broadway Bridge Anew" by Shirley MacGregor
"A Zipper is a Bridge" by Annette S McFarlane
"Gothic Bridge" by Ginny McVickar
"Fantasy Bridge" by Sherrie Moomey

"HOMAGE for a Bridge" by Sherrie Moomey
"Bridging the Gap" by Judy Peterson
"Life - Bridge between Eternity Past and Eternity Future" by Judy Peterson
"Praying for Rain 1" by Deborah Runnels
"The Great Emotional Divide" by Mary c Ruzich

"Seeking Perfect Harmony" by Deborah Sorem
"Water Under the Bridge" by Karen Sunday Spencer
"Connections" by Jan Tetzlaff
"A Different Gear" by Carolyn J Walwyn
"International Space Station" by Naomi Weidner

SAQA Oregon Exhibit Committee
Sherrie Moomey
Deb Sorem
Donna Rice

Friday, June 9, 2017

Quilt National Opening

Catherine Beard, Judith Quinn Garnett, and Bonnie Bucknam, all SAQA Oregon members, attended the opening of Quilt National in Athens, Ohio.  They are pictured in front of Catherine's work, Aizuchi.

Central Oregon Pod Meets June 15

Central Oregon SAQA will meet Thursday, June 15th in Bend at Patti Stewart's home at 3:30 pm. There will be appetizers, drinks and time to share our creative goals for the summer, as well as reveal our 18 by 40 quilts.  Please come whether or not you participated in the will be fun.
It will be potluck, so please let me know what you plan on bringing.
For more information and directions contact me at
Jan Tetzlaff

Portland Pod Meets June 21

The next Portland Pod meeting will be on Wednesday, June 21, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Our speaker will be Georgia French with her presentation about her recent trip to China as a SAQA representative.  Please bring your show and tell’s.

SAQA Oregon Newsletter - May 2017

The four SAQA Oregon groups met this month.

The “Blending Poetry & Cloth” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit finished its run at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg.  Thanks to the team that took down the quilts – Diane and Fred Born, Deb Sorem, and Erin from the Center.  The exhibit is on its way to the final venue of its two year run in Baker City.  It will open at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center at 10am on Friday June 2nd.  The opening reception is from 5:30-8pm on Friday June 2nd.  The show ends Friday June 30th.

Registration for the “Bridge” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit is now open … closing May 31st, 2017 at 10:00 PDT  (Note:  The Art Call system operates in the Central Time Zone.)
·         The Prospectus is available on the SAQA Website
·         Packaging information is available in the prospectus APPENDIX
·         The fee is $25 for the 1st piece and $5 for each subsequent piece (limit of 3 total)

A little known fact:  The juror can filter the order of images by a number of different fields, however, the default is the order in which they are received.  So, to all members who have already submitted entries, currently your entries are at the top of the list.

Good news about the SAQA Concrete & Grassland Exhibit!  It will be touring in Europe in 2018.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2017 SAQA Benefit Auction.  These 12" x 12" pieces will be auctioned online starting this September. Final Deadline: June 1st.

The 2017 SAQA Conference, “Creation to Curation”, was held April 27-30 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The Layered Voices SAQA Exhibition opened at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum during the conference.  The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show premiered at the conference.  SAQA Oregon members Wendy Hill and Georgia French gave “Lightning Talks”, presenting 20 slides for 20 seconds per slide.  Wendy presented “On Making, Creativity and Closing the Gap” and Georgia presented “Oregon – She Flies With Her Own Wings”.  A SAQA video debuted at the conference; Oregon’s Sherri Culver is one of the people interviewed in the video

The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show is in Oregon from May-August 2017.  We have Trunk F, a collection of 57 pieces. In May it was shown at the Central Oregon SAQA meeting, in June it will be at the Valley-South SAQA meeting, and in July at the Portland SAQA meeting.    However - this does not mean it will appear only at Pod meetings.  As much fun as it is for us to see the great artwork in the trunk, it is also an outreach tool for SAQA.  If any SAQA member had an idea for where the trunk show could be taken - to a guild?  to an art center for a brief presentation? - contact Georgia French ( and we will try to make it happen.  Also, the exact dates that the trunk will be moving around the state aren't yet set - we'll be reaching out to you to see if you can help with that.  We hope all SAQA Oregon members get a chance to see the show.

Thanks to Katie Walwyn and Carolyn Walwyn for facilitating the Valley-South meetings.  Welcome to Lynda Christiansen and Jana Cunningham as the new Valley-South facilitators.  Thanks to Georgia French and Pat Pease for volunteering to work on the 2018 Conference Committee.

Sherri Culver and I will be finishing up our terms as Regional Co-Representatives this year.  Serving as a Regional Co-Rep is a great opportunity to contribute to the organization and to work with other local and global members.  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.

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 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 from 5:30 to 8pm
Closes:  Friday, June 30th

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 Grace Ladygo at

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 Grace Ladygo at


Central Oregon SAQA met Thursday, May 18th at 3:30 pm at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters.

Viewed the SAQA Trunk Show.  SAQA’s Lincoln, Nebraska Conference was reviewed.  Member entries to SAQA Oregon’s Bridge juried exhibit were revealed.

For more information contact Jan Tetzlaff at


The May meeting of the SAQA Portland pod was on Wednesday, May 17, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Mary Arnold presented her applique technique.
Just a reminder that our May meeting is on the 17th, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Mary Arnold will be presenting her appliqué technique Just a reminder that our May meeting is on the 17th, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Mary Arnold will be presenting her appliqué technique Just a reminder that our May meeting is on the 17th, 10-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Mary Arnold will be presenting her appliqué technique.
Any questions can be sent to Annette McFarlane,


Valley-South met on Friday, May 19th at 2 pm at Eugene Textile Center.  The meeting had a Show N Tell and members showed their creations for Bridge.  Deb Sorem gave a demo on Sleeves, Bags and other quilt preparations for shows.

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

For more information, contact Jana Cunningham, or Lynda Christiansen,

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.