Meetings and Events

National SAQA Conference
SAQA will hold its 2015 national conference in Portland, Oregon!  The conference will be held April 30 to May 3, 2015 at the Double Tree in near Lloyd Center. There will be lots of activities and happenings around Portland.  More info to come!
Central Oregon Parlor Meetings
Third Thursday meetings from 3-5pm at The Stitchin Post, 311 W Cascade St (Hwy 20/126) in Sisters, OR. Contact Leotie Richards at to confirm meeting venue.
Upcoming  Meetings in Second Quarter 2014
June – A visit to the Lubbesmyer Studio and Art Gallery at the Old Mill District in Bend. Will also visit the Tumalo Gallery and enjoy a glass of wine together at 5pm.

Next Meeting of the Central Oregon parlor group: June 19th at 3 pm, Lubbesmyer's Studio visit at The Old Mill, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr, #423, Bend Oregon. Take the stairs to the right of Strictly Organic Coffee Company to the second level - back of the building walkway. After the Lubbesmyers, we'll make a visit to Tumalo Gallery where Danae Bennett Miller—Sculpture & Printmaking will be featured. Finally, we will gather for cocktails and show and tell quilts out on the deck at Gregg's Grill.

Please bring your whisper quilts (from 2013) to the meeting. Jean Wells wants to start collecting these for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Many lively exchanges are taking place at the Oregon SAQA Facebook site. To join go to Facebook and search for SAQA Oregon. Click on it on the request to join box. The site manager will confirm your membership in SAQA and set you up on the site.

See you soon,
Leotie Richards
SAQA Oregon Co-Rep
Portland Area Parlor Meetings
Portland: meets from 10 a.m. to midday on the third Wednesday of each month, usually at the Beaverton Public Library: 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005 (between SW Hall Blvd and SW Tucker Ave). . Contact Elizabeth Bamberger at or check the blog for meeting locations.

No meeting in August, 2014

Valley-South Parlor Meetings
Valley-South: meets from 2 to 4 p.m. on the third Friday of each month, at various locations in Eugene. Contact Georgia French at We encompass all areas that don't fit into Central Oregon or Portland Metro!

The next Valley-South meeting is Friday, August 22nd from 2-4pm. We meet at 1pm for lunch and socializing. The meeting is in Coburg; contact Georgia French for details ( The new SAQA trunk show will be there, along with our "line" exercises; lots to look at; lots to learn from. All SAQA members welcome (guests, too).