The first Oregon SAQA Conference will take place in Newberg, Oregon, on Thursday March 6th, 2014. There is a limit of 70 places for the conference, due to space limitations. A few places are still open, so we are very pleased to invite Western Canada members to join us, if you would like to do so*. We have an exciting line-up of presentations and panel sessions for the day, with a keynote presentation by SAQA President Kris Sazaki*. The conference will also mark the debut of the Oregon SAQA exhibit "Exploring Layers", and the presentation of the 12" x 12" Challenge "Referencing".
You can find details of the conference program, how to register, lodging options in Newberg, and how to enter a piece for the 12" x 12" Challenge, at www.saqaoregon.blogspot.com/p/
meetings-and'events.html. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.We look forward to seeing you in Newberg.
In addition to being the current SAQA President, Kris Sazaki is one of the duo, Pixeladies, with her long time friend, SAQA member Deb Cashatt. I've had the pleasure of taking a seminar with them at the Denver Conference (2011), and of speaking with Kris after her election in Santa Fe (2013). Kris is a lively and interesting person; her passion for SAQA is sure to come through in her keynote address.*(emphasis mine.)
Another name you will recognize if you click the link to the program details, is that SAQA Member, shop-owner, author and two-time visitor to The Quilt Show, Jean Wells, will be co-chairing the meeting with Portland, OR art quilter, Betty Daggett.
There is information at the above link with respect to accommodation as well as details about the program and costs. I hope some of you can make it there!