SABLE (Stash Above and Beyond Life Expectancy):
Each month participating members bring 1-3 Fat Quarters in the prescribed color or theme. Each different fat quarter earns the participant a ticket in the drawing to win the pool. Depending on the number of participants, the pool may be divided and awarded to several members

Colors or themes for 2016 are:
January – Snowmen/Snowflakes
February – Blue and Yellow
March – Batiks
April – Easter/Pastels
May – 1930’s
June – Jewel Tones/Brights
July – Green
August – Asian
September – Civil War
October – Halloween
November – Fall Colors
December – Christmas
January ’17 – Red/Silver
February ’17 – Valentines

Community Quilts:
Members of the Guild make quilts that are donated to those in need in Lincoln County. Work sessions are held usually on the 1st Thursday of the month at Quilter’s Cottage in Newport.

Pillow Project Particulars: Pillows for Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital patients being discharged should be square with finished size between 11-14″ The most popular size is 13″ finished. The Hospital Auxiliary provides the stuffing for the pillows; it is brought to each meeting and is located at the Community Quilt area. These pillows are best with light stuffing only–do not make them super firm. Our guild label needs to be sewn on the back of the pillow–the labels are obtained from Community Quilts.

We are now also making a different size pillow for the hospital dialysis center. These need to be 13-16″ long by 10″ wide. These pillows need to be stuffed more heavily than our other pillows. Make a pillow case that can be laundered (label attached) to go over the pillow

All completed pillows are to be given to Community Quilts–they keep track of the number of our donations and deliver them to the hospital.

Quilts – all sizes! At our monthly general meetings we will have full quilt kits, quilts to be quilted, and quilts to be bound for you to take home and returned finished. We will pay the Walmart price for batting with completed form and finished quilt. We will also have labels for you to sew on your donated projects.

We love any unwanted fabric. Come sew with us on the first Thursday of each month at Quilter’s Cottage from 10 to 3. Questions or suggestions? Please call or email me. Thank you for all your time and beautiful quilts.

Lisa Hall

Newport documentations take place at the Carriage House next to the Lincoln County Historical Museum – 545 SW 9th Street. Saturday sessions run from 9:30 to 3:30. Scheduled dates for 2016 are:

  •  February 20 Newport
  • April 9 Newport
  • May 7 Lincoln City (Museum)
  • September 17 Newport
  • October 22 Newport

Members are invited to bring brown bag lunches for the break at noon. Please call if you would like to schedule a date for your quilt or if you know of non-members who have quilts, tops, etc. of all ages to document.  Members interested in quilt and textile history are invited to participate.
Velma Freudenthal     541-265-7491
Evelyn De Paolo        503-625-7504

Finishing School:
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of those unfinished project in your quilting closet? Paulette Stenberg and Karen Oetgen will be on hand to help you on the road to finishing. Bring your sewing machine and project to the Carriage House at the Museum in Newport on the 4th Thursday every month except November and December from 10-4.

  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 22
  • October 27

Small Quilt Groups – Friendship Groups:
Small groups meet regularly in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, and Lincoln City.  Find one near you and include yourself.  It is a good way to meet others with similar interests in a setting that is less hectic than a meeting.  Each of the groups is described at this link.

Challenge Quilts:
This year’s Challenge Quilt is Your Portrait.Contact Jeanne Singler or Benita Goodheart

Small Quilt Auction:
Each year at the Quilt Show we have an auction of small quilts donated by OCQG members. The designated charity will be selected in a drawing from participating members. Because we’re space-limited, we’d like quilts to be no more than 100 ” in perimeter. You may set a minimum price/starting bid price, or note an estimated value, or both. Let Toni Brodie or one of the Knotty Ladies know if you’ll participate, and turn in quilts no later than the June meeting.

Pot Luck/Christmas Tea:
We have two pot lucks a year – May and December. The potlucks become the program for the General Meeting during those months.