Activities

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.

Pet Bed Instructions

http://www.oregoncoastalquilters.org/PDF/petbedinstructions.pdf

Oncology & Cardiac Bags

There’s an ongoing need for these bags, so please keep sewing up these little items.  I am told that the chemo patients really enjoy picking through the selections, so please make them out of fun and happy prints, both male and female oriented prints.  Remember that we are now being asked to make them also for the Cardiology Dept to hold heart monitors, and they have asked for bags with a closure such as button and hole, velcro, etc.

The Oncology/Cardiac Bag Pattern is available for download here:

http://www.oregoncoastalquilters.org/PDF/Oncologybag.pdf

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 sooze@pobox.com

Documentation
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 2019 are:

  •  February 9th
  • April 13th
  • June 8th
  • September 14th
  • October 12th

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        503-487-6086

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.  http://oregoncoastalquilters.org/small-quilt-groups/

2019 Challenge Quilts:
This year we would like everyone in the guild to male a medallion block for the center of one of our veteran’s quilts.  We are providing 3 fat quarters to make your block, you can add fabric if you wish.   The size needs to be somewhere between a 24 1/2″ square to a 24 1/2″ x 36 1/2″ rectangle.   These blocks can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish to make them.  If you don’t wish to make a challenge block, we would love to have you make a block anyway, as we will hang them all at the quilt show in August and would love to have at least 100 to hang. Stop by the Challenge spot at table walk and help us with this worthwhile project.  Each block till be used to make a veteran’s quilt after the quilt show.  If you have questions please contact Virginia Dale at virgdale@hotmail.com

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.