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.

CENTRAL OREGON SAQA Meeting Schedule 2015 January – August Leotie Richards
January 15th, Thursday, 2-4pm @ The Stitchin’ Post Paul Bennett, treasured local painter, will present samples of his recent paintings and talk about various design concepts in relation to his art. He’ll have prints and cards on hand for appreciation and sale as well.  Everyone please bring your favorite quilt for 2014 to share with the group. You can also bring a quilt for Blending Poetry & Cloth to share concepts, work in progress and completed work. We’ll each share our artistic goals for 2015. Also, have you discovered any new art quilters who inspire you? Bring photos of their work.

February 19th, Thursday, 2-4pm @ Sisters Art Works The Journeys Art Quilt Group is going to present their current work and talk a bit about their creative process. Leotie and Jean will introduce the “Designing for the Marketplace” project. After the presentation we’ll share our own recent work 

March 19th – NO MEETING 

April 9th, Thursday, 11am to 3pm @ The Stitchin’ Post  We’re planning an all day Surface Design Exploration. We’ll have a potluck at noon. More information will to follow. 

May 21 – NO MEETING  (Fiberlandia April 30 – May 5th) 

June 18th, Thursday, 2-4pm at The Stitchin' Post.  Tonye Phillips will show a selection of her work and talk about her fabrication and creative process. We’ll also hold the reveal for our Blending Poetry & Cloth quilts. 

July 16th –No meeting  (Quilters Affair and Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show) 

August 20th, Thursday, 2-4pm @ The Stitchin’Post We’ll hold the reveal for the “Designing for the Marketplace” project. These quilts will go up at The Stitchin’ Post August 28th for one month.

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: Wednesday May 20, 2015, 10am to 1pm

Here's the agenda for our May SAQA Portland meeting. Everyone is welcome! Please let me know if you would like to add an item. We will be meeting on Wednesday May 20th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Beaverton Library in Meeting Room B. Our program is member-driven this month, so please read carefully and come prepared.

- Welcome, introductions, new members.
- Debriefing from Fiberlandia: anyone who attended and would like to give feedback and perhaps give ideas for next time.
- Update on "Poetry in Motion" exhibit: Karen Spencer/Elizabeth Bamberger
- Looking for someone to take on/share a Co-Rep position starting in September 2015. Please give this some thought; yes, it means work (which can be shared), but it's also great fun, and a wonderful learning experience.
- Upcoming meetings: Program, Critique, Challenge committees as needed.

Inspiration from books. What books have inspired you in your creative work? Everyone is encouraged to share your inspirational go-to book and bring a copy to show. How does this book inspire you? What specifically about this book inspired you when you need a boost? Everyone will have a few minutes to talk about their book (or books - bring several if you wish); after this the books will be placed on tables for everyone to see. The book does NOT have to be a quilt book. It can be about architecture, sculpting, one particular artist, a collection of photography, a design style such as bauhaus, or even comic books you read and love - well, you get the idea! Jan Story has kindly agreed to compile a list of the books presented, and will make handouts for the meeting. Please send her via email the book title, author, publisher and date of publication. If it is a textbook, please include the edition. Jan Story's email is: Thanks, Jan!


We look forward to seeing you there!
Elizabeth Bamberger

Schedule of Meetings Through June 2015:
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, May 15.
SAQA Valley South meets Friday May 15th at ETC, 2pm. Nancy and Cheryl will demonstrate Gelli Plate printing on fusible web. 

Please send all agenda items to   Lynda Christiansen: