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: in October.  NO Sept meeting

Published authors and Central Oregon SAQA members June Jaeger, Sarah Kaufman, Pat Pease and Wendy Hill shared the highs and lows of being writers at our August meeting.  June spoke of retaining control by self-publishing.  Wendy, Sarah and Pat said working with a good editor was key for them.  Wendy had the long view…she published her first book in the 1990s when the author was responsible for her own photography.  Sarah and June reported that having a published book stimulated their teaching careers.  Wendy and Pat concentrate more on promoting their book and exhibiting the work that has come out of their collaborative efforts.  Each of the authors had a skill or technique or premise that made what they had to say book worthy.  Nobody reported getting rich by being an author!

 There will NOT be a Central Oregon SAQA meeting in September.  We will be at the Oregon regional conference, New Dimensions…Into the Future!

Support art quilts and SAQA artists by attending one (or more!) of the many upcoming shows by Central Oregon SAQA artists:

Fourth Friday, Aug 26 at Twiggs - Sarah Kaufman, Carol Webb and Sheila Finzer

Twigs, 311 W. Cascade,  Sisters, 4 - 8 pm

First Friday, Sept. 2 - Doors theme exhibit by 28 Central Oregon SAQA artists

Sotheby’s 821 Wall St., Bend, 5 - 8 pm

First Friday, Sept. 2 - Patti Stewart, featured artist

Quiltworks   926 NE Greenwood, Bend,5 - 8 pm

and in the near future:

Fourth Friday, Sept. Sept. 23 - June Jaeger

Twigs, 311 W. Cascade, Sisters, 4 - 8 pm

Fourth Friday, Sept. 23 - Journeys’ Art Quilt Group of Central Oregon

Sisters Art Works, 204 W. Adams, Sisters, 5 - 7 pm

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.

SAQA Oregon Studio Tour & Pot Luck- Vancouver
October 19, 2016 

There are three studios open in Vancouver on October 19, 2016.  Mary Arnold and Bonnie Bucknam will be open between 10am and 11:30am.  Marie Wolfe will be open at 11:30am as we finish the tour with a salad pot luck lunch at Marie’s.  Please bring something to add to a salad. Greens and dressing will be provided. Call Mary with questions at 360.521.6499. Directions are written to go to Mary’s, Bonnie’s, then Marie’s in that order. Contact Annette for directions.



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,