Meetings and Events

Second SAQA Oregon Regional Conference

Many of you have probably heard about our upcoming Second SAQA Oregon Regional Conference, and here is the scoop.
When: September 22, 2016, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where:            Willamette Heritage Center
                        Salem, OR

Registration:   Registration is now open to all SAQA Oregon members, including members who list Oregon as their secondary region. Here's a direct link to the registration form in the SAQA Store: Sign up soon to be sure of your place!

Conference theme:   NEW DIMENSIONS . . . into the future
     We will spend the day exploring fiber art from all angles with presentations by:
  • Keynote speaker Kay Khan of Santa Fe, NM,
  • A panel of experts discussing how we can create exhibits that encompass all types of fiber art
  • A lunchtime presentation by Salem attorney Michelle Vlach-Ing on the topic of copyright issues as they relate to fiber art, focusing on useful information, not fear of lawsuit!
  • Table top presentations on cutting edge ideas and techniques presented by Oregon SAQA artists, such as YOU!
Special Exhibits
         •  A display of 3-D artwork by YOU
         •  Regional Exhibit “Blending Poetry and Cloth” opening reception immediately after the Conference 5:30 pm - 7:00pm
Here’s how YOU can participate
         •    Bring a small 3-D artwork for display at the Conference, see prospectus here.
         •    Do a Table Top Presentation, see Request For Proposal here.

Sheryl Culver <>
OR Regional Co-representative

Ashland Area Pod Meetings
The Ashland Area Parlor Group usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Sew Creative in Ashland. Times and days of future meetings may be different, so check in advance with Lynne Goulette:

Central Oregon Pod Meetings

Generally the third Thursday from 2-4pm at The Stitchin Post, 311 W Cascade St (Hwy 20/126) in Sisters, OR. Contact Jan Tetzlaff at to confirm meeting venue.

Next Meeting: August 18, 3-4:30pm
Next meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 18 from 3-4:30 pm at The Stitchin’ Post.  Topic will be Writing a Book and Getting it Published.

At the July meeting we saw that the results are amazing when SAQA members respond to the word "Doors."

Central Oregon SAQA members explored doors as portals, thresholds, entrances, passageways, and as frames to new experiences and memories in 18" by 40".  Individually the quilts are wonderfully unique, together they make a strong show that will premier at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show July 9 in the gardens of The Open Door restaurant on Hood Ave. in Sisters. The quilts were revealed at the group's June meeting.  It was fun to hear the quilt "creation" stories.  The plan was to see the quilts where they will hang during the quilt show.  The weather did not cooperate so we were cozy inside during social hour and show and tell.  Look for an article about the exhibit in the Sisters supplement to the Bend Bulletin.

Volunteers are needed to staff the exhibit during the quilt show.  Please contact Jan at if you are able to commit to a couple of hours hostessing in the garden where the quilts will hang.

Contact Jan Tetzlaff for reservations or information.
Portland Area Pod 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 Annette McFarlane  at or check the blog for meeting locations.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 20, 11am-2pm
Our July Portland pod meeting will be at Mary Ann McCammon’s house in Sherwood, on Wed, July 20, 11-2PM.  Mary Ann will supply garden greens and drinks, so we need to bring the toppings- chicken, vegetables, cheese, olives etc.  Also will need a few dressings, some bread, rolls and of course, appetizers and desserts.  Will we also do an outdoor quilt show, so bring something to share and Mary Ann will do a garden tour.  Please RSVP to me and let me know what you might bring.  Mary Ann would appreciate a head count one week before.  Please email me for directions.


Please contact Annette McFarlane,

Valley-South Pod Meetings
The Valley South pod meets the third Friday of each month at Eugene Textile Center, 1510 Jacobs Dr., Eugene 97402 at 2 p.m., and members can meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at New Day Bakery, 449 Blair Blvd.

June Meeting:
The next meeting is June 17th

Valley South members took a “Road Trip” to the Opening Reception of “Concrete and Grassland” exhibit at the Grants Pass Art Museum on Friday, June 3rd – with a trip to Medford that afternoon to visit the “Blending Poetry and Cloth” Exhibit at the Medford Art Museum. 

Inspirational Artist Amrita Dutia ( was a guest at the May meeting offering a lively exchange of her artistic process and a review of the inspired pieces created by Valley South members.  Inspirational Artist for June is Gunther Gerzso. 

Member demonstration for May was Nancy Bryant presenting the use of “Fun Foam” stamps and freezer paper stencils.  June demonstration will be with Deb Sorem on Finishing with Stretcher Bars and Facings. 

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