Meetings and Events

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 July 15, 2015, 10am to 2pm

The next Portland Pod meeting will be on Wednesday July 15, 2015 10 am to 2 pm. We will have an informal meeting at Marie Wolfe’s home in Ridgefield, Washington, as a potluck garden picnic. Menu is a salad buffet. Marie will supply garden greens, members should bring small servings of salad add-ons; or, bring some bread or dessert. (Keep in mind; some members are gluten free or sensitive.) Please consider bringing a folding chair, as she may not have enough seating, depending on the number of members coming. Also, we will hang a quilt show of small works on the garden fences.  Please bring a piece to share. Contact Marie with any questions:


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 will meet on the 17th, 2pm, at Eugene Textile Center. At 3:15 Georgia is to give a demonstration on Textured Silk, a technique she learned at Finlandia. It's gorgeous, and I'm eager to learn the process.
We'll also be discussing details for our upcoming show ARTISTIC INTENT.
Join us for lunch if you can at 1pm

Please send all agenda items to   Lynda Christiansen: