Membership is open to residents of Washington state, and guests are always welcome at our meetings. We meet on the second Saturday of each month in a classroom in Bertona Hall on the Seattle Pacific University campus (see directions and map, below) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Click here to view a Membership Application. Print it, fill it in, and mail it to the address printed on the form, or bring it to a CQA meeting.

Members can pay dues online through PayPal. Go to our Dues page to select your level of membership, and follow the link to PayPal. A dues payment made now covers your membership from today through March 31, 2015.

Upcoming CQA Meetings and Speakers, 2014

Date (Saturdays) Speaker/Event Topic
August 9

Deborah Kapoor
Encaustic and multimedia artist

art by Deborah Kapoor


art by Deborah Kapoor


Deborah Kapoor integrates processes like painting, stitching, cutting and collage with predominantly encaustic and mixed media. Using materials like paper, thread, wire and encaustic, Deborah creates works, many of which are sculptural, that address fragility, blessing, growth and transcience. She earned her BFA at the University of North Texas and her MFA at the University of Delaware. Locally, she exhibits at the ArtXchange Gallery in Pioneer Square, as well as extensively elsewhere in the U.S. and internationally. She will discuss her mixed media approach to the making of her art.

art by Debra Kapoor

September 13 TBA  
October 11 Margi Fiddler
November 8 Joe Cunningham

December 13 Lois Gaylord
Spiritual textiles

Direction to Bertona Hall at Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University is on the north edge of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, several blocks west of the Fremont bridge.

From I-5, take the NE 50th Street exit and drive west. Turn left (south) on Fremont Avenue N — about two miles. Get into the right lane as you cross the Fremont bridge and take the first turn-off to the right and then immediately right again onto Nickerson Street. Follow Nickerson for about half a mile, and turn left (south) at the stoplight for 3rd Avenue West. You are now on the SPU campus.

From 3rd West, enter the parking lot on your left by turning into the driveway beside Stell's, the small restaurant. Our building is on the east side of the parking lot, a one-story red brick building. Parking in the lot is free for us on weekends; ignore the "No Parking" signs.

map showing location of Bertona Hall

To see a map of the entire SPU campus, go to