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 Quilters:

Members of the Guild make quilts and other items that are donated to those in need in Lincoln County. Work sessions are held usually on the 1st Thursday of the month at Ruth’s Family Fabrics in Waldport from 10:00 to 2:00.

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Pillowcase Instructions instructions.pdf

Pet Bed Instructions

Quilts – all sizes! At each monthly general meetings we will have quilt top kits, quilts to be quilted, and quilts to be bound for you to take home and returned finished.  Reimbursement is available for batting with completed form and finished quilt. We have labels for you to sew on your donated projects. We love cotton and flannel fabric donations, preferably yardage, of a quality and type suitable for use in a quilt. 

Burp Cloths:  This is an on-going need.  We have a pattern available, but you can make them out of a nice soft flannel in any shape you choose.

Pillow Project Particulars: Pillows for Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital patients should be square with finished size between 11” and 13”. These pillows are best with light stuffing (polyfil) only–do not make them super firm. Our guild label needs to be sewn on the back of the pillow.  Please bring all completed pillows to Community Quilts–we keep track of the number of our donations and deliver them to the hospital.

Come sew with us on the first Thursday of each month at Ruth’s from 10 to 2. And check out our blog posts for updates on new items and current needs. Questions or suggestions? Please call or email me. Thank you for all your time and beautiful quilts.

Sue Stephenson 661-904-8130

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 2020  are:

  •  February 15th – North Lincoln County Museum, Lincoln City
  • June 13th – Carriage House, Newport
  • September 12th – Carriage House, Newport
  • October 10th – Carriage House, 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.  If you have any questions please call.
Evelyn DePaolo   503-487-6086 or Twy Hoch    541-563-3899.

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

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.  Click on this link to view the groups.


Votes for Women!

Ninety-nine years ago, our grandmothers and mothers couldn’t vote in federal elections–in some states, they couldn’t vote at all! The Nineteenth Amendment changed that for our country. It finally became part of the US Constitution on August 18, 1920. It states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

Thus the 1920 election was the first US presidential election in which women were permitted to vote in every state. In honor of the 100th anniversary of this precious right, OCQG members are challenged to make a quilt about our right to vote.

Signups  for “Votes for Women!” will be taken until the May general meeting. Questions? Contact Jean Amundson or Velma Freudenthal.


  1. The quilt must speak to the idea of women being able to vote, or that they cannot be denied that right.
  2. Quilts must be no larger than 30″ in any dimension. They may be smaller if desired. Total outside circumference may not be more than 120″.
  3. Embellishments are welcome but not required.
  4. All quilts must be made entirely by the entrant.
  5. A card with the name of the quilt must be pinned to the lower front right-hand corner. The quilt-maker’s name must be on the back of the quilt, covered with a piece of paper.
  6. Quilts must be brought to the June general meeting in a brown bag. They will be voted on at the June and July meetings.

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 Jean Amundson, Joan Johnson, or Melissa Hollenbeck 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.