Regional Events

Regional Meetings remainder of 2020

Regional Meetings for 2020 have not been solidified at this point. This is our tentative schedule. Write it in your datebook in pencil😀)  You will read of the finalized schedule in the June Newsletter as well as on this page.          

Regional Meeting June 27, 2020

Meeting June 27, 2020 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Program: The Emotion of Color in Art Hollis Chatelain

 Since 2000 Hollis Chatelain’s work has progressed into monochromatic. Working in just one color has been an interesting and exciting adventure. Art can carry a strong emotion and specific colors reinforce these emotions. She will be speaking about the evolution of color, the significance of colors in our society, and how we can use different colors to emphasize what we want to say in our art.

We will have Show and Tell, so send your digital photos to Cara Gulati
( by June 24, one image per person, please, unless it’s a full and detail of the same piece. Please include the name of the piece, size and your name as you want it to appear.

You are invited to bring a lunch to your computer (!) because we will go into breakout rooms of 5 or 6 members each to eat, chat, get acquainted, and share thoughts on the question, “What inspires your work – e.g. nature, architecture, social issues, other artists?”

You will receive a Zoom invitation a week before the meeting. You will be required to register since there is a limit to the number of attendees. Please register when you get the invitation.

Regional Meeting and Artist Reception
for Stitching California – August 29, 2020

 Mills Station Arts & Culture Center
10191 Mills Staton Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Regional Meeting – Saturday, November 14, 2020

Virtual Meeting with nationally known speaker. Program will be posted when available.

Date and Program will be posted when available. Date subject to speaker’s schedule.

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth

Regions: Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California/Northern Nevada, Oregon, Southern California/Southern Nevada, Washington, Western Canada.
Created as a group exhibit to shine a light on the issues facing the Pacific Ocean today, Shifting Tides is a collection of work by 45 artists chosen from the seven Pacific-facing regions of SAQA. Curated by renowned textile artist Ann Johnston, the exhibit offers a variation of style and context about the plight of oceans and the communities they support.

From their strikingly different vantage points—from Southern California northward to Western Canada and Alaska, plus Hawaii—artists from a range of backgrounds were asked to express their concerns and feelings about the Pacific. “Merely because we live in this part of the world, we as individuals are part of the Pacific ecosystem. On a daily basis we may not recognize the changes that are happening, but they are of vital importance to our world,” write Georgia French and Sonja Campbell, co-chairs of the exhibit planning committee.
Shifting Tides will debut in San Jose, California at the time of the 2019 SAQA Conference for the purpose of showcasing the talents of SAQA members living in the greater North Pacific region. The show will tourthe seven participating Regions, bringing to public view the innovative contemporary art that SAQA stands for.
Juror: Ann Johnston, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

The catalog is available on amazon.

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum: June 26 – September 29, 2019
Chehalem Cultural Center: March 3 – April 25, 2020
CityScape Community Art Space: May 15 – June 13, 2020
Wailoa Center: July 10 – 30, 2020
International Gallery of Contemporary Art: September 4 – 26, 2020
Pratt Museum: October 9 – November 28, 2020
Visions Art Museum: January 16 – April 4, 2021
Olive Hyde Art Gallery: May 14 – June 26, 2021
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History: July 16 – September 12, 2021

Stitching California

 Stitching California ctatalog cover. Back cover art work is Susan Kelly’s “Second Wind – Fort Point”.  The catalog is available at

April 5 – June 28, 2020 La Quinta Museum, La Quinta 
August 2 – Sept 27, 2020 Mills Station Arts & Culture Center, Rancho Cordova
June 20 – August 15, 2021 Museum on Main, Pleasanton
August 29, 2021 – October 24, 2021 Temecula Valley Museum, Temecula
Sept 4, 2022 – January 1, 2023 Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock