April 2021 Newsletter

April Guild Meeting

Be sure to mark your calendars! April 8, 1 pm Guild Zoom guest lecture will be from Linda and Carl Sullivan of Colourwerx.  

They love color and love creating colorful contemporary fabric designs and patterns!With over 25 years experience as a professional designers and quiltmakers, Linda and Carl are intensely passionate about bold bright colors and contemporary pattern design. Always searching for a twist on the traditional, their surface designs and quilt patterns are well known for their modern look, spontaneous movement and fearless use of color.Today, they reside in Palm Desert, California and enjoy collaborating together in their design company, Colourwerx designing surface pattern designs, quilt patterns and traveling across the country to share their love of color, quilting and contemporary design

Boost your colour confidence and learn to use every colour of the rainbow in your quilts. Linda and Carl will discuss the basics of colour theory, demonstrate colour concepts and how to create and combine dynamic colour palettes, as well as share their tips and tricks on how to find colour inspiration in everyday objects to inspire, infuse and ignite the colour in your next quilting


 Our first zoom workshop is May 14, 9-12. Emily Taylor, author of “Collage Quilts” will be teaching our workshop.  Guild members get priority signup until April 8, then we open it up for non-members. Any beginning collage pattern will work from Emily’s website, collagequilter.com. Workshop fee is only $35 for members plus you get a discount code on patterns  Sign up today, email or call Jane Szabo.
A few quilted beauties from our 2019 Quilt Show

Veteran’s Committee

  It’s lots of fun to see Quilting friends and have a good visit. It’s mostly outside and the weather sounds like Spring has sprung.
The Veteran Project is hosting Open House at our Lee Palmer Accounting office space in Waldport on April 1.   We meet 10AM – 2PM.  We’ve given 11 quilts in the past 2 weeks & have about 8 veteran presentations scheduled for April 14.  We continue to need your support with blocks, quilt tops, labels, quilting, & binding.  We’ll have fabric & kits available.    The veterans are very appreciative & some overwhelmed with emotion at our gift of gratitude.  Thank you to each of you who participate in this project & help make it happen.                                   Membership directories, & Quilt Raffle tickets will be available too. You can drop off any community quilts as well.   Wishing Lindanne a speedy & complete recovery from surgery.   Best of all, we look forward to seeing your masked faces & hearing your voices!
See you soon,
 Twy, Betty, Virginia, Cheryl & Rose. Any questions call Twy Hoch.
The Veteran’s Quilt Committee wants everyone in the guild who has helped with making the veteran’s quilts know how much they are appreciated.  Whether you have made blocks, made tops, quilted quilts, put on the binding, made labels, or anything else, your part is so appreciated and helped us award over 300 quilts so far to our vets.  You (the ones behind the scenes) don’t get to see the gratitude and joy that these quilts give to the vets.
Here are just a few excerpts from some of the thanks you notes that we have received.
“My heart is overflowing with gratitude and humility by your recognition…….this act of unsolicited kindness is simply beyond!”
“….want to take this opportunity to thank all of the quilters who make these beautiful quilts…..I will cherish it forever.”
“Your gift brightened my day and, it continues today and beyond.”
“Your thoughtfulness means a lot to me.  Your dedication to the Vets of Lincoln County is outstanding.”
“This quilt is a reminder of the American spirit veterans have fought to protect and will hold a special place in my heart.”
 Ginger Dale
Raffle Tickets for Sale at Open House
Nan Scott will be at the Open House selling tickets for our 2021 Raffle Quilt.

2022 Quilting at the Gardens Retreat

Please stay tuned for the signup date and costs for the 2022 Quilting at the Gardens Retreat.  Hopefully the signup will begin on May 1st.  We are looking forward to giving you a fun and safe Retreat and doing our best to have all bases covered.
Your Retreat Committee,
Georgia, Cyndie, Gail and Jan