Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SAQA Oregon Newsletter - October 2017

The four SAQA Oregon local groups meet this month.

The BRIDGE SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibit is at Beaverton City Hall until October 30th.  The reception on September 13th was well attended.  Thanks to the Bridge artists and other SAQA members who were there.  It was a special treat to hear the artists speak about their work.  Thanks also to Elizabeth Bamberger for coordinating the refreshments.

Beaverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005, September 7 – October 31, M-F 8AM-5PM.  For those who would like to ride Max, take the Blue line train towards Hillsboro, exiting at the Beaverton Central Stop.  City Hall is located adjacent to the south side of the tracks.  The exhibit is on three floors:  Main, 4th and 5th.

The Bridge exhibit catalog is available on amazon for $12 at:

The Bridge exhibit will be at Emerald Art Center in Springfield November 7- December 1, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm.  A reception will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, November 10th.

The 2017 SAQA Trunk Show finished its run in Oregon at Northwest Quilting Expo at the end of September.

SAQA Seminar 2017 is in session! This year's theme is all about SURFACE DESIGN and covers four topics: Dye, Paint, Print, and Other Techniques. All the offerings are accessible online, allowing you to peruse everything on your own schedule. More details are available at

2018 SAQA TEXtiles! Conference registration is open,  Save $50 - Sign up by November 1st.

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

Beaverton Building
12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97005 September 7 – October 31, 2017, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Opening Reception:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6-8pm

Emerald Art Center,
500 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477
Opens November 7, 2017, T-Sat 11am-4pm
Reception November 10, 2017, 5-8pm
Closes December 1, 2017

Salem, OR – 2018
Franklin Crossing, Bend, OR – 2018
Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, OR – 2018 Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR – 2019

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

SAQA Oregon Regional Exhibition Committee Members:
  Donna Rice (
  Deb Sorem (
  Sherrie Moomey (
  Marion Shimoda (

Information about SAQA Oregon Regional exhibits is available at:

3. 2018 SAQA Oregon Regional Conference

The 2018 Oregon Regional Conference will be the best one yet! Put it on your calendars now, so you won’t have a conflict later.

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 18th, 2018!

Contemporary quilter, Pat Pauly, will be the keynote speaker at the
2018 Oregon Regional Conference: Unpredictable Outcomes. The conference will be held on Thursday, October 18th, 2018, at Lane Community College in Eugene. Pat will also teach a one-day workshop, A Dozen Ways: Designs for Art Quilts, on Friday, October 19th. Visit Pat's website,, to see examples of her work.

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 Sew Creative 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.


Our October Central Oregon SAQA meeting will be on Thursday 10/19 @ 3:00pm at the Stitchin’ Post.  We have an earlier start due to a longer presentation.

This month we will explore the role of a quilt exhibition juror.  Come prepared to step out of your creative role and step into the role of a juror.  We will talk about quilt exhibition concepts and how a juror must select quilts that reflect this concept.  You will then select your show from images compiled by national SAQA.  This presentation is adapted from SAQA’s 2017 Annual Conference and should be very interesting.  As the meeting approaches I will send an assortment of links to articles about jurying an exhibition and being judged by a juror.  Stay tuned...

After the meeting we will be gathering for our post meeting social at a local watering hole.  We had a great time connecting last month at the Sisters Saloon.  It was a treat to spend more time together!  If you have the time, please join us.

For more information, contact Kristan Collins at


Our next Portland Pod meeting is on Wednesday, October 18, at the Portland Art Museum, at 10:15AM.  We will have a docent tour of the Wyeth Exhibit that includes over 80 paintings.  Museum members are free, non-members $15.99.  We will meet at the doors to the gift shop entrance.  If you did not sign up at the last meeting and wish to attend, please email Annette by 10/15.

For more information, contact


Location Change for Valley South SAQA meeting for October.

Valley South SAQA will meet on Friday, October 20 in Memorial Union room 208 on the Oregon State Campus in Corvallis. We will view the “Pathways” exhibit following the meeting. The meeting begins at 2 p.m., but the room is available at 1 p.m. There is a food court in the basement of the building and we can bring food into the meeting room.

We’ll return to our regular meeting place—Eugene Textile Center—in Eugene in November.

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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