Thursday, August 24, 2017

SAQA Oregon Newsletter - August 2017

The four SAQA Oregon local groups meet this month.  Thanks to Jan Tetzlaff who has been facilitating the Central Oregon local group meetings and to Kristan Collins, the new Central Oregon local group facilitator.

One month and counting until the first opening of the BRIDGE Oregon Region SAQA Exhibit!  The committee is working to finalize details for the opening.

Venue:  Beaverton City Hall.  The address is 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005. Regular building hours are 8-5.  For those who would like to ride Max, take the Blue line train towards Hillsboro, exiting at Beaverton Central Stop.  City Hall is located adjacent to the south side of the tracks.  The exhibit will be on three floors:  Main, 2nd and 3rd. 

Reception: An artist’s reception is scheduled for Sept 13th from 6-8 PM.  We hope to see as many of you as possible in attendance.  Since the exhibit is on three floors, we encourage people to move around and enjoy the art.    

Volunteers needed for:

Reception:  Would anyone like to take on reception planning? 

Publicity:  Flyers and Cards are being designed.  We could use some help for distribution.

If any of these are areas you may be interested in, please send an email to 

The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show tour in Oregon has been extended to September 2017 so that it can be shown at Northwest Quilting Expo.  We have Trunk F, a collection of 57 pieces. If any SAQA member has 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. 

The 2018 SAQA Oregon Conference steering committee has selected a keynote speaker. The artist has agreed to teach a one-day workshop in addition to giving the main presentation. The contract is being finalized this month. We'll announce details soon.  Thanks to Mary Ann McCammon for joining the committee.

The “Blending Poetry & Cloth” SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit has finished its run.  Quilts have been returned to the artists.  Thanks to Leotie Richards and Jean Wells, the exhibit curators, to the artists, and to all the others who contributed to making this a successful exhibit.  SAQA Oregon was invited to present a special showing of Blending Poetry & Cloth quilts at Southern Oregon University in Ashland in April 2017; Grace Ladygo has kindly volunteered to coordinate that event.  Thanks to Grace and to the artists who have expressed interest in being a part of this event.

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.

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

BRIDGE SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit

First Venue:

Beaverton Building

12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005

September 7 – October 30, 2017

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6-8pm

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 – Southern Oregon, Central Oregon, Portland and Valley-South

SAQA Oregon Pod meeting information is available at:


The Southern Oregon 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


Our upcoming SAQA meeting is approaching and so is the solar eclipse.

Given the predicted craziness we have decided to shift our next meeting’s agenda, location, and time.  We will meet on Thursday 8/17 at 2 pm at Sisters Coffee House to review the highlights of the quilt show and discuss our focus for the upcoming meetings.

Jan Tetzlaff has done an amazing job of organizing our meetings and events for the last 2 years.  Jan - you are irreplaceable!!!  As I humbly transition into her position I am asking for everyone’s input, wisdom, and inspiration as we plan our upcoming meetings.  Hopefully, this relaxed setting will enhance everyone’s creativity. 

I know many of you are out of town or busy with family during this busy time.  However, if you are available, please join us and help us shape an agenda that supports you and your artistic endeavors.

For more information, contact Kristan Collins at


Our August meeting will be on Wednesday, the 16th, from 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton. Our speaker will be Rose Rushbrooke with her presentation, "The Colors of Infinity-the Beauty and Power of Fractals". Also, please bring your show and tell's!

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,


Looking forward to seeing everyone Friday, August 18th at 2pm for our monthly meeting at Eugene Textile Center. Join us at 12:30 at La Perla for lunch, if you can.

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.

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