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.

There will be no Central Oregon meeting in December. We meet again in January to share thought, concepts, and work in progress for the "Blending Poetry and Cloth" exhibit. We'll also share our artistic goals for the New Year - 2015. The time and place for the meeting as well as additional content will be announced right after the first of the year.

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: November 19, 10am to 11:30am

Our next SAQA Portland meeting will be on Wednesday November 19 from 10 to 11:30 am at the Beaverton Library in the Cathy Stanton Conference Room. We will have a short meeting as we only have the room until 11:30am. We will have the SAQA trunk show.  Other agenda items to be announced. There will be show and tell, news and brags - that;s always a fun part of our meetings. Please let me know if you would like to add anything to the agenda.

See you soon!

Schedule of Meetings Through June 2015:
November 19th, 2014: Beaverton Library, Cathy Stanton Conference Room, 10am - 11:30am
December 17th, 2014: Pot luck holiday party.  Contact Elizabeth Bamberger for location and directions.

2015 10am - noon or 1pm
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, October 17th, in Coburg at the usual place.  Come at 1pm with your lunch or just to socialize, and our meeting will start at 2pm.  If you made it to Vera's wonderful workshop (You CAN Resist!), bring your samples (even the duds!).  Also, by happy chance I'll have the trunk show with me again, so those who missed it in July will get a chance to see it.  
Our "exercise" for this month is SHAPE.  
Our meetings are open to all current and future SAQA members!  Contact me for more info if you think you'll be in Eugene next week and want to join us.