Meetings and Events

2018 SAQA Oregon Regional Conference
We need YOU to help us make the 2018 Oregon Regional Conference what YOU want it to be! The regional conference is a way for Oregon SAQA members to network, learn, exhibit some work, and be inspired. This is your chance to influence what happens at that event! We need at least one representative from each POD on the steering committee to reflect the interests of SAQA members across the state. The steering committee will decide the theme of the conference, select a keynote speaker, and coordinate a variety of activities and demonstrations for everyone attending the conference in Eugene in October 2018. We’ll use the ZOOM platform to hold virtual meetings so you won’t have to travel before the actual conference date. If you’re interested, please contact one of the co-chairs, Daisy Schrock,, or Katie Walwyn,, by May 10th.

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:
Our September meeting will be on Thursday 9/21 at 3:30 pm at the Stitchin’ Post.  Paul Bennett, a local artist, will join us and share his creative wisdom.  In addition to creating his well known paintings, Paul will be the artist for the 2018 SOQS poster and is now expanding into to wearable art.  Please join us for an interesting afternoon.  For a preview see and

We will also be kicking off a new feature - a post meeting social.  For those who can stay after the meeting, please join us at a local watering hole to share in each other’s lovely company.  Location is TBA as it may be weather and smoke dependent.

For more information, contact Kristan Collins at

Portland Area Pod Meetings
Portland: meets from 10 a.m. to midday on the third Wednesday of each month, usually at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 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.

The next SAQA Portland pod meeting is on Wednesday, Sept 20, 10AM-12PM, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton.  Elizabeth Bamberger, Betty Daggett and Shirley MacGregor will be presenting “Abstractions”.  If you have any resources on the subject, please contact Elizabeth Bamberger. And please bring any show and tell you might have.
Rogue Valley Pod Meetings
The Southern Oregon Pod 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:

The dates for 2017 meetings, all held on the third Monday of each month, except for November (2nd Monday):
January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 18.

Next meeting is Monday, December 19th, 2pm, Sew Creative.
For more information you can contact Lynne Goulette at

Valley-South Pod Meetings
The Valley-South Pod meets the third Friday of each month at 2  p.m. at Eugene Textile Center, 1510 Jacobs Drive, Eugene.  Visitors are always welcome. For more information contact Jana Cunningham, or Lynda Christiansen,

The September 15 meeting features members' Show and Tell and a workshop on Abstraction led by Georgia French.