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!
Ashland Area Parlor Meetings
The first meeting of the Ashland Area Parlor Group will be on the second Tuesday of the month - Nov 11th, at 2 pm at the Sew Creative quilt store on Main St in Ashland. Times and days of future meetings may be different, so check in advance with Lynne Goulette:

Central Oregon Parlor Meetings
Generally the third Thursday 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.


November 20th – Dawn Boone, Executive Director for Atelier 6000 - a print making studio - will lead a discussion on self critiquing and will then provide critiques for 5-6 member’s quilts. Dawn has a Master's of Fine Arts from Bradley University with a focus on printmaking and she has taught many classes on print making and art appreciation. There will be a $7 fee for the lecture and $20 for individual critiques. The fees will go to the Atelier 6000 general fund. There were 5 members that initially volunteers for the critiques. Initial volunteers for the critiques need to contact me to confirm that they are still on board and are willing to pay the $20 fee. Please contact me by Friday Nov. 6th.
We will meet at the Atelier 6000 site at 369 SW Scalehouse Court Ste #20 in Bend near

the Old Mill at 1pm to 3pm (note the new time!).

 I'll be in touch with further information and map to the meeting location.
Do go see the quilts on display of the "View From Above" quilts at the Stitchin' Post.
There is no meeting in December.

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.

Next Meeting: November 19, 10am to 11:30am

Our next SAQA Portland meeting will be on Wednesday November 19 from 10 to 11:30 am at the Beaverton Library in the Cathy Stanton Conference Room. We will have a short meeting as we only have the room until 11:30am. We will have the SAQA trunk show.  Other agenda items to be announced. There will be show and tell, news and brags - that;s always a fun part of our meetings. Please let me know if you would like to add anything to the agenda.

See you soon!

Schedule of Meetings Through June 2015:
November 19th, 2014: Beaverton Library, Cathy Stanton Conference Room, 10am - 11:30am
December 17th, 2014: Pot luck holiday party.  Contact Elizabeth Bamberger for location and directions.

2015 10am - noon or 1pm
January 21st: Beaverton library, Meeting Room B (right next to Room A)
February 18th: Beaverton Community Center, Community Room (across the street from the library)
March 18th: Beaverton library, Meeting Room B
April 15th: Beaverton library, Meeting Room B
May 20th: Beaverton library, Meeting Room B
June 17th: Beaverton Community Center, Community Room

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!

Valley-South's next meeting is Friday, October 17th, in Coburg at the usual place.  Come at 1pm with your lunch or just to socialize, and our meeting will start at 2pm.  If you made it to Vera's wonderful workshop (You CAN Resist!), bring your samples (even the duds!).  Also, by happy chance I'll have the trunk show with me again, so those who missed it in July will get a chance to see it.  
Our "exercise" for this month is SHAPE.  
Our meetings are open to all current and future SAQA members!  Contact me for more info if you think you'll be in Eugene next week and want to join us.