Retreat Information

Attention all retreat attendees,

Please bring 2 coordinating fat quarters, wrapped as a gift for a game we will be playing. We kindly ask that these fat quarters be of ‘quilt shop’ quality.
We are looking forward to a great retreat!
And remember: Final Payment is due on or before the Dec. 12th guild meeting.  If you’re not attending and need to mail your payment please send to Georgia Sabourin by Dec. 12th.  If there are any discrepancies, please bring to her attention.  There are 5 people on the waiting list.  Georgia and her committee are looking forward to a GRAND retreat!!
Thank you,
Gail, Jan and Georgia
And if you missed the quilt show in Yachats last weekend featuring Joanne Baeth’s work, here are a few of her quilts.

December 2019 Newsletter Blog

Our Next General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday December 12th at Atonement Lutheran Church

Table Walk: 12:30 Holiday Potluck: 1:00

Our December quilt guild meeting is our annual holiday potluck at 1:00.   Please bring your table setting (plate, utensils and place mat if you have one).  Bring a dish to share (homemade or store bought), appetizer, salad, main dish (if it needs to be kept hot we can do that), dessert, bread and butter, etc. and serving utensils for your dish.  Please put a note by your dish if it contains anything that members might have an allergy to, nuts, peanut butter or if it is gluten free.  It helps if you put your name on any objects that are yours, so we can get them back to you. 

We will be collecting for Lincoln County Food Share so bring non perishable food items or money and put your name in the basket to have a chance to win the table decorations.

Thank you, 

Hospitality committee


December Potluck meeting will have fun game this year and yes you can win more prizes.

We are looking forward to a great year in 2020 of special guest quilters and workshops. You will have the first opportunity to sign up for our first two workshops at the December meeting. 

Feb workshop will be a beach landscape by Judy Petersen,

March workshop is a Jelly Roll Tote bag taught by Gail Chipman. 

Check out our table for more details during table walk. 


Please come back to our table and take a quilt “bundle” home to be quilted.  We have soooo many of these in various sizes to be finished, either tied or machine quilted.  We have lots of members who like to do the binding, so you don’t need to do that!

Thanks to all of our members who make our beautiful Community Quilts!  They are going out to some very deserving folks.


December Rec. Center Quilt Hangings

Just a reminder December’s Rec Center theme is “Blue Christmas”.  These will be up thru January.  I will be returning the fall quilts at the December meeting.  Don’t forget labels and hanging sleeves.

Also, we WILL be selling Quilter’s Surprise and Nifty Notion raffle tickets.

OCQG 2020 Challenge:  Votes for Women!

Ninety-nine years ago our grandmothers and mothers couldn’t vote in federal elections—many times, they couldn’t vote at all! Brave women and men campaigned, picketed, demonstrated, petitioned, and worked behind the scenes for many years to change this. They were jailed, spat on, reviled, ridiculed, and sometimes force-fed if they went on hunger strikes. In some countries, women are still denied the right to vote. 

The Nineteenth Amendment changed that for our country. The amendment was approved by the House of representatives and the Senate in 1919. Then it was ratified by state legislatures in three-fourths (36) of the 48 states, and 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 became 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.


  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 meeting in a brown bag and will be voted on at the June and July meetings.

There is lots of information about women’s suffrage and the right for us to vote on the internet. Here are a few suggestions and ideas to get you started:

  1. Photos of suffragists and/or their activities printed on fabric.
  2. Pennants: “votes for women.”
  3. Reproductions of posters from that era.
  4. Ballot boxes, ballots, flags . . .
  5. And for traditionalists, make a Sunbonnet Sue (or Sam) with a flag, ballot box, ballot, etc.

Sign up to make a Votes for Women! Challenge quilt at the next few guild meetings. (By the way, at least three other Oregon guilds are issuing commemorative quilt challenges—in Portland, Deschutes County, and Umpqua Valley.) 

Questions? Call or email Jean Amundson!

The 2020 Retreat

Final payment due on or before the Dec. 12th guild meeting.  If not attending and need to mail payment, please send to Georgia Sabourin by the Dec.12th due date.  Georgia will be sending out an email regarding your balance.  If there are any discrepancies, please bring it to her attention.  There are 5 people on the waiting list. Georgia and her committee are looking forward a GRAND retreat!!


2020 Quilt Documentation Dates

Carriage House in Newport –Jan 11, June 13, Sept 12, Oct 10th.  9-3:30 pm
North Lincoln Co. Museum–Feb 15th.  Times–9:00am to 3:30 pm.
If you’d like to sign up to have a quilt documented or would like to help with the documentation team please call Twy Hoch.

November Program

  • Tips & Techniques was the program for the day. The membership was divided into four groups and rotated around the room to learn:
  • Hiding Knots – Twy Hoch
  • Hot Fix “BLING” – Dolores Thomas Applique – Ruth Hutmacher Reducing the Bulk – Jane Szabo
  • Members had a wonderful time going from station to station to learn the four technique tips. There was lots of buzzing conversation, laughter, excitement and applause as the groups moved form station to station. The program was a great success – THANK YOU Twy, Dolores, Ruth and Jane!

November Winners

  • Quilters Surprise – Debbie Mosley
  • Pat Laub won a light box and an iron-off marking pen.
  • Nifty Notions – Debbie Mosley
  • Jackie Stankey won a mini stash storage and a white pen. Sally Ann Morris won a large stash storage.
  • Sable – Teecia Cornelius
  • Jewel Tones winners were Beverly Hergenrader, Kathleen Holt and Renee Dickerson
  • Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson
  • Next month is Wool Ornaments
  • Fran Whited won the Block of the Month drawing.
  • Show and Share
  • Jean Amundson shared Oregon Springtime and Autumn Intersections which will go to the quilt show silent auction.
  • Darcy de la Rosa showed a quilt made from the October/November Block of the Month squares. Teecia Cornelius shared a multicolored painted canvas travel bag.
  • Judy McCoy and Darcy de la Rosa showed pillow tops from the Mr. Domestics workshop. Twy Hoch shared Veteran Quilt tops.
  • Toni Brodie showed a Halloween Wall Hanging that was started at last years retreat.




November 2019 Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Oregon Coastal Quilters Executive Board Meeting November 21, 2019

The meeting was called to order by President, Diane Tillotson at 10 a.m.  A quorum was present.


A motion to approve the November 14th Special Executive Board Meeting was made by Jean Amundson and seconded by Sue Stephenson.  The motion was passed by a voice vote.

Treasurers Report –  Janet Sylvester presented the Treasurers Report and it was accepted as presented.

Excess from the prior retreats needs to be dealt with before the end of the year.  The committee will purchase irons, lights, etc as needed to complete retreat needs or needs of the guild. (such as a microphone and speaker, guest speaker costs, etc.)

Question was brought up and discussion followed regarding Guild Retreat Policies on deposits and refunds.  Retreat committee will review Retreat Policies and report back to the Executive Board.

Old Business

Nominating Committee – Meralee Wilson reported the Guild is still in need of a photographer.

Committees 2020

  • Audit – Gail Chipman
  • Block of the Month – Cyndie Wenz
  • Challenge – Jean Amundson
  • Communications – Melissa Hollenbeck
  • Community Quilters – Lindanne Perdue, Sue Stephenson
  • Documentation – Evelyn DePaolo, Twy Hoch, Patti Stephens, Joanne Sedlacek
  • Finishing School – Paulette Stenberg, Karen Oetjen, Ann Marie Kent
  • Hospitality – Barbara Kinzel, Georgia Sabourin
  • Librarian – Pam Werth
  • Membership –  Maria Hunter, Patti Stephens, JoAnne Sedlacek, Cheryl Kramer
  • Photographer –
  • Programs/Workshops – Janet DeSau, Jane Szabo, Chris Benedetti
  • Publicity – Jean Amundson
  • Quilter’s Surprise – Jan McQueen, Debbie Mosley
  • Retreat 2020 – Georgia Sabourin, Jan McQueen, Gail Chipman
  • SABLE – Ruth Hutmacher, Beverly Ohngeren
  • Veterans Project – Rose Shaw, Ginger Dale, Betty Wilson, Twy Hoch
  • Quilt Show – Darcy de la Rosa
  • 2020 Raffle Quilt – Rosanne Berton, Phyllis Mitchell
  • 2021 Raffle Quilt – Melissa Hollenbeck

Committee Reports

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson reported no block to pick up, December is Wool Ornament Exchange and sign-up for January block.

Communications – Melissa Hollenbeck requests that BLOG information be submitted in writing.

Community Quilters – Sue Stephenson reported that the Newport School District has requested more quilts for school nurses, request for quilts from CASA and Safe Families.  To date the Guild has given away: 342 Quilts, 22 Sitting Pillows, 32 Totes, 50 Burp Cloths, 20 Toiletry Bags, 4 Dog Beds, 84 Oncology Bags, 32 Cardiology Bags, 42 Pillow Cases, 1 Bib and 40 Hospital pillows.

Documentation –  no report

Finishing School – Paulette Stenberg reminded the group that Finishing School will start again in January.

Hospitality – Beverly Hergenrader reminded the group to bring a placemat, silverware and place setting to the December Potluck Meeting along with a “dish to share”.  Donations of canned food or money will be taken for Food Share and will get you a ticket for the centerpiece drawings.

Librarian – Pam Grindell is working on a list of books for the website.

 Membership – Gail Chipman reported that there were 85 members, 2 new members and 2 guests at the November Guild meeting.  Guild membership is at 208. 22 members have already renewed memberships for 2020.  Renewal forms are in your membership books and are due by the January 2020 General Membership meeting.

Merchandising – Becky Mershon reported the committee is looking forward to the new Artwork from Dennis.

Photographer  no report, vacancy for next year will be announced at December meeting and on the BLOG.  

Programs & Workshops – Janet DeSau and Jane Szabo reported there will be games and give-aways 

at the December Potluck. The 2020 schedule for meetings and workshops is almost complete.  2021 will be the 30th Anniversary for the Guild and  the committee is already working on a Fabulous Year of Programs, Workshops and Special Guests!!!

Publicity – Jean Amundson, no report.

2020 Guild Retreat – Georgia Sabourin reminded everyone that the final payment is due by the December guild meeting.  There are still 5 people on the waiting list.

Storage Unit – Meralee Wilson reported that the storage unit will be cleaned out and organized.  Any items no longer needed will be donated.

Veterans Project – Twy Hoch reported that 9 Veterans Quilts were given out this morning at Longview Hills.  There were lots of good stories to share!

2020 Quilt Show – Darcy de la Rosa reported she still has some “participation labels” from the 2019 Qult Show. Participation ribbons not picked up in December at the membership table will be packaged with the 2020 directory.   Sign-Up for the Quilt Show is going well.  Cindy McEntee has agreed to be co-chair. Darcy reported that the Newport Recreation Center is looking forward to being the home of another great Quilt Show.

2020 Raffle Quilt – Meralee Wilson reported that Rosanne Berton and Phyllis Mitchell are in charge of the quilt.

2021 Raffle Quilt – Melissa Hollenbeck reported that the background for the whale is completed and it has been given to Toni Brodie to applique.  Melissa has decided to do the complete quilt herself rather than having packets for members to do.  She will let the membership know if there are items they can help with.

Challenge Quilt – Jean Amundson reported that the information and rules were published on the BLOG and will start sign-ups at the next General Membership Meeting.  Nan reported that the December National Geographic has some articles on women which might be helpful for quilt ideas.

 Meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.


  • No Finishing School
  • Community Quilters – 12/5 – 10am-2pm at Family Fabrics Waldport
  • No Documentation
  • General Membership Potluck Meeting – 12/12 at Atonement Lutheran Church
  •           Table Walk @ 12:30 pm – Meeting/Potluck @ 1 pm
  • No December Executive Board Meeting
  • Respectfully submitted by Marian Brown, OCQG Secretary

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