Monthly Meetings

Lisa Call, Contemporary Quilt Artist

April 13, 2024; 10:30 a.m.

Lisa Call’s award winning contemporary textile paintings explore pattern and connections.

What habitual choices bring us to our current state? Both physically and psychologically.

How do our relationships mold and influence who we are today?

Call has a keen interest in structures and systems, music, memory, and most of all adventure.

How to let go of control long enough to experience the magic of life?

Instead of brushing color onto canvas, she paints by arranging hand cut shapes and lines from her vibrantly colored hand-dyed fabric into dynamic designs. Extensive stitching adds rich texture to the finished surface.

Lisa exhibits in both solo and group shows across the globe. Previous museum exhibits include the Danforth Museum of Art in Massachusetts, The Mint Museum of Craft + Design in North Carolina and The Atlantic Center in Florida.

Her textile paintings are included in numerous public and private collections, including the University Hospitals in Cleveland and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2022 she received a highly commended award at New Zealand’s prestigious Parkin Drawing Prize.

Lisa moved to New Zealand in 2015 from Denver, Colorado, and lives in the Kapiti area.




At this point in time, all meetings are virtual via Zoom, and some are also in person.  See below for the meetings that will also be in person.  

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, and there is no admission fee. Meetings run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month, on the Seattle Pacific University campus. (See directions, maps, and room information, below.) Bring yourself a sack lunch if you wish.


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Month Speaker
April 13, 2024

Lisa CallContemporary Textile Artist

May 11, 2024

Lea McComasThread Painting Fiber Artist

June 8, 2024

Sally Prangley, Wire and Paper Sculpture Artist - In person SPU and Zoom

July 13, 2024

Cindy Grisdela, Art Quilter

August 10, 2024

Jenny Bowker, Textile Artist

September 14, 2024

Patrece Conoy-Barrett, Creative Clothing; Hybrid - In person SPU and Zoom


October 12, 2024

In person meeting at SPU

November 9, 2024

Patty Kennedy-ZafredTextile Artist

December 14, 2024

Hannah O'Hare Bennett, Artist and Paper Maker

Would you like to attend our next meeting via Zoom? Contact programs for the link.

Directions to Bertona Hall on the Seattle Pacific University campus:

GPS entry: 107 West Bertona, Seattle 98119

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.Turn left onto 3rd.

Enter the parking lot on your left by turning into the driveway beside the Subway. 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 restricted parking and "No Parking" signs.

map for Bellevue Arts Museum and parking Photo of Bertona Hall

Click here to see a map of the entire SPU campus.