Meetings and Events

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: Thursday, January 19 at The Stitchin' Post.

SAQA Central Oregon will host Sisters artist Tonye Phillips at our meeting, Thursday, Jan. 19th beginning 3:30 pm at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters.

Tonye will be demonstrating the making of fabric postcards.  If you want to make your own bring a sewing machine, basic sewing supplies and fabric scraps.  For $5 Tonye will provide the rest.

We will discuss/commit to our 2017 pod challenge.  In addition, we will have time for show and tell, updates and brags.

For more information contact Jan Tetzlaff at

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.

We will not meet in December, but will join together on Wednesday, January 18, 10AM-12, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, to discuss 3-D fiber art.  Please bring any 3-D art you’ve completed or pictures of 3-D art that has interested you.


Southern Oregon Pod Meetings
The Southern Oregon Pod 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:

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.

Next meeting is Monday, December 19th, 2pm, Sew Creative.
For more information you can contact Lynne Goulette at

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 12:15 p.m. at New Day Bakery, 449 Blair Blvd.

Valley-South SAQA Pod meets the third Friday of each month at Eugene Textile Center at 2 p.m. with a lunch gathering at New Day Bakery on 12:15 for those who are able to join us.  The December 16 meeting will be our discussion and presentation of inspirational works from Naomi Weidner’s Inspirational Artist, photographer Art Wolf.  We will also have our “holiday social” with members bringing holiday goodies to share.  Deb Sorem will introduce our next Inspirational Artist for discussion and presentation of works for the February meeting.  Our member demonstration will begin at 3:00 by Karen Miller on the topic of Working with Discharge Paste. 
For more information, contact Katie Walwyn, or Carolyn Walwyn,