April 2019 OCQG General Meeting Minutes


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The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. by President, Diane Tillotson.


Shirley Gilmore thanked the Guild members for the cards she has received from her husband’s passing.


Rosanne Burton moved for acceptance of the March General Meeting minutes.  Motion was seconded by Jan McQueen and approved by a voice vote.


Audit – Diane reported that the Audit Committee had reported at the March  Board Meeting that the books of the Guild were found to be in good order.  Diane gave a special thank you to Gail Chipman for her good work as Treasurer.

VQP – Ginger Dale reported that on March 31st there were 12  Quilts given out, 3 at Atonement Lutheran Church and 9 at Trinity Methodist in Toledo.  Ginger reminded the members to give a form to veterans in Lincoln County.  Several Thank You cards were received from the veterans.  Ginger reported 20 Challenge Blocks have been returned and let the members know that there are still packets available for pick up.  There will be a Veterans Quilt Sewing Workshop on Saturday, May 11th at Atonement from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.  There will be jobs for everyone, bring your sewing machine if you’d like to sew.  

Quilt Show Registration – Melissa Hollenbeck explained the Quilt Show Category Decision Tree handout. Detailed  information for registration is on the website.  If you have questions, please contact Melissa Hollenbeck, Jean Amundson or Nan Scott.  Please register for the Quilt Show on your computer. If you need help, during May and June pictures and registration can be done before the meeting.  

Quilt Show – Diane announced that the Board had approved purchase of more Hwy 101 banners.

Sponsored Ribbons – Teecia Cornelius reported the sign-up sheet is available, cost is $10 per ribbon.  There are 40 Ribbons to be sponsored and “creative themes” are great.  

Membership – Ruth Johnson reported there are 75 members and 3 visitors present.  Please let Ruth know if you do not want to be included in the website directory.

Sheila Snyder who will be the instructor at the Barnboard Quilt Workshop showed a sample of the finished project and is looking forward to presenting the workshop on Friday at the Visual Arts Center.

The workshop starts at 9 a.m. and is full.

Finishing School – Paulette Stenberg announced that Finishing School is only two weeks away.  This is a great opportunity to finish projects and enjoy time with other quilters.  The program at todays meeting will have some examples of projects that have been finished at Finishing School.  Bring a lunch and plan to make it a day, school runs 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Documentation  Evelyn DePaolo reported that documentation will be held this Saturday, April 13th in Lincoln City.  The next date will be May 18th in Newport at the Carriage House and space is still available,

Hospitality – Anne-Marie Mann reminded the group that the May meeting is a Potluck.  Bring your own utensils, plates and placemats.  It will be a feast with a great variety of food.  Table walk will be at 5:30 with the potluck starting at 6 p.m.

2019 Raffle Quilt is currently on display at Oregon Coast Bank in Newport.

Community Quilters – Sue Stephenson reported there is a need for Toiletry Bags for kids in the Foster Program and Children’s Advocacy.  There are 2 quilts for Samaritan House that need binding ASAP.

All are encouraged to attend the Community Quilters work days at Ruth’s in Waldport,  Next time is May 2nd from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Salem Quilt Show will be April 18,19,20.

Roseanne Berton announced that she has Raffle Tickets $20/1 or $100/6 for “An Affair To Remember”at the Cultural Center in Lincoln City.

2020 Raffle Quilt – Ann Flescher reported that 2 finished blocks have been returned.

Retreat 2020 – Jan McQueen reported that the sign-up will be at the next meeting.  Dates for the retreat are Jan 28-31 which coincides with the Albany Quilt Show. 

Merchandising – Rose Shaw reported the Colored Bags are going fast.  There is going to be a Storage Bag added to the items available.  Rose showed an example of the bag, it has dividers, is dust/water resistant and breathable.

Small Quilt Auction – Linda Taylor reported several quilts have been received for the Small Quilt Auction, however there is room for more.  Remember to put identification on the quilt and include a note with the opening bid, buy it now price, creator of the quilt and a charity of your choice.  If you do not want to price the quilt the committee will do it.  You do not have to put a sleeve on the quilt since they are pinned to sheets, however a sleeve is nice for the purchaser.


The Bayshore Quilters presented a program on the Dresden Plate quilt pattern which was one of the most popular quilts made during the 1920’s and 30’s.  Other names for the pattern were Grandmother’s Sunburst, Friendship Ring, Aster, Dahlia and Sunflower.  The quilt is made of blocks with fabric appliqued in a series of radiating petals and flat sides.  The outer circle edges can be smooth, rounded or pointed.   The Bayshore Ladies shared quilts , tops and blocks that they had made, had been made by a relative or found at a garage sale, antique store or on their front porch.  Each quilt, top or set of blocks  told a story, and ranged in age from “just finished” to being from the 1930’s.  It was a fascinating program with many beautiful items including a pin cushion and a Christmas wreath.  

Quilters Surprise 

Jan McQueen won a Scissor Keeper.

Nifty Notions

Janet DeSau won a rotating cutting mat.

Sable – Teecia Cornelius gave a description of Modern Fabric. 

Sable next month will be White & Cream.

Winners were Joy Johnson and Ruth Hutmacher

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson reported that Nan will teach a “Half Square Triangle” class  at 

5 p.m. before the May General Guild Meeting.  Bunny Packets were won by Teecia Cornelius and Pat Laub.

Show & Share

Darcy de la Rosa showed a Bag made in blues with the light house and ship panels

Diane Tillotson shared “Peep’s Bunnies” and “The Lone Wolf” wall quilt for her grandson

Jan McQueen showed a “Mystery Medallion” quilt made from web patterns

Marylynn Kleeman  shared a quilt made from old quilt blocks to pass down to the next generation, a mother/daughter quilt and a thank you “Heart” quilt

Pat Laub showed  a Kathy Ware pattern made from wool or flannel “In The Garden”

Teecia Cornelius showed a Jan Kingwell Block of the Month Quilt in bright colors

Ruth Hutmacher shared a quilt for her friends grandson “Elephants on Parade” with minky backing

Wilma Roles showed a Flower Panel Quilt in black and pinks made by Ruth at Family Fabrics

Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.


Executive Board Meeting, 4/18 – 10-11:30 a.m. at Carriage House

Quilt Show Meeting, 4/18 – 1:15 p.m. at Carriage House

Documentation 4/13 at North Lincoln City Museum

Finishing School 4/25 – 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Carriage House

Community Quilters 5/2 – 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Ruth’s Family Fabrics, Waldport

Veteran Quilts Sewing Party – 5/11 – 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church

Respectfully submitted by Marian Brown, Secretary