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  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 March 18, 2015, 10am to 1pm

The next meeting of the Portland SAQA group will be this coming Wednesday, March 18th, from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Beaverton Public Library: 12375 SW 5th Ave, Beaverton, between Hall Blvd and Lombard Ave. We'll be in Meeting Room B. Please join us - we have a great program set up. SAQA artist Paula Benjaminson will talk about her African fabrics, quilts and wooden stamps; and Pat Johnston of the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild, will talk about her Guild's new experiments with art quilting, and will show some of the 12 x 12's they have made. As always, we'll meet directly after the meeting at McGrath's Fish House on Cedar Hills Blvd, for a casual lunch and lots of talk!

See you soon!

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, March 20.
On March 20th, Friday, we will again meet at Eugene Textile Center at 2pm. Diane English will moderate the meeting, Laura Jazkowski will demonstrate Thermofax printing at 3:15pm. You will be pleased to learn how easy this process is and how ETC has all supplies and information right at hand.
Please send all agenda items to me as well as any lunch plans you wish to make.  All SAQA members welcome; visitors also.
Lynda Christiansen: