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OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., May 24, 2024 (4 posts)


Challenge Quilt Deadline

We have extended the deadline to Saturday, May 25, at midnight to get a photo of your challenge quilt turned in to Nan Scott (nan.scott@oregonstate.edu), along with the dimensions and the name of your quilt. Don’t forget to tell her who you are!
However, EVERYONE needs to bring their challenge quilts to the June meeting before the Table Walk (5:30 pm), so we can hang them for all to view and decide which ones they would like to vote for online in June. Be sure to view all quilts and mark down on paper which numbers you want to vote for online.
The Challenge Quilt Committee would like to thank all of you who participated and look forward to seeing your quilts displayed at the Quilt Show.

Sponsored Ribbons

Last chance to purchase a Sponsored Ribbon for $10 to give to that special quilt of your choice at the Quilt Show in August!

See Diane Tillotson and get your name on the Sponsored Ribbon board.


Save the Date!

Colleen Wise Workshop in September


The May 2024 Executive Board Meeting Minutes are available on the website at https://oregoncoastalquilters.org/minutes-of-meetings/

 

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., May 17, 2024 (4 posts)


Finishing School

Finishing School will be meeting on May 23 from 10-4 at the Carriage House at the Lincoln County Historical Museum at 545 SW 9th St, Newport.

It is a great time to work on a project without being interrupted. You may bring your machine or hand work, and we will have an iron there for you to use. You may come at any time and stay as long as you like. Bring a sack lunch or go out, whatever you would rather do. It is also a great way to get to know other Guild members and get help on a project that you need advice on. Fun time is had by all.


2024 Quilt Show Volunteers Update

Here is the most recent schedule of our volunteers for the quilt show. It’s looking a bit thin. When I look at last year’s schedule, I see lots of folks who have not yet signed up for this year. Or maybe you are relatively new to the Guild and are not sure what is being asked.

These volunteer spots are fun! They help us serve the folks who come to see the show. Plus, we get to meet new people and share our enthusiasm for quilting!  We have available positions for those folks who like to stand, smile and give directions. We have seated positions for those who do better sitting, smiling and sharing information.

Please contact me with your preferred spots, and I will sign you up!

Pamela Potter

quilterOCQG@gmail.com

My phone number is is our directory.


Program for June Guild Meeting

The May guild meeting was SO much fun! We are sorry if you missed it. Congratulations to those ladies who won those Nifty Notions. The Program Committee members were having so much fun that we forgot to announce the program for the June meeting!

As in past years, the June meeting program will again be “Finally Finished.” This is always a fun meeting, as members share the stories behind their projects that are FINALLY finished!

So, be thinking about your own project, create a great story about its journey with you, and you might be lucky enough to win a prize!

Lynn, Pamela, and Penni

Program Committee

 


The May 2024 General Meeting Minutes are available on the website at https://oregoncoastalquilters.org/minutes-of-meetings/

 

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., May 10, 2024 (3 posts)

 


2025 Retreat

Good news! We have the dates for the 2025 retreat: Tuesday April 22 through Friday, April 25, 2025. Be sure and mark your calendars!

We will be returning to Aldersgate next year. If you have any concerns about the facility, talk to someone who attended this year.

Viki West


April Guild Meeting Minutes Posted

The April Guild General Meeting and Executive Board Meeting minutes have been posted on the website. You can view them on the Meeting Minutes page.


Veterans Quilt Committee

Check out the new pictures from the April sew-in on the website on the Veterans Project page.

 

 

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., May 3, 2024 (1 post)

 


Quilt Show Update

The Quilt Show is only three months away, and there are only a little over two months left to register your quilts.  Registration is open on the website. If you need help with a picture, bring your quilt to the Guild meeting or call one of us for help.

NEW THIS YEAR:

If you are registering quilts for judging, you will need to work one shift during the week of the Quilt Show (two-hour increments between 8:45 am and 5:00 pm on Friday or between 8:45 am and 4:15 pm on Saturday).  View the Volunteer Schedule on the website to see jobs/times available to be filled.

The one shift includes all of your judged quilts per member; however, it is in addition to your shift for entering items in the Boutique. If you are not able to work, then bring $5 cash (per member, not per quilt) with your quilts at Intake. There is no fee for nonjudged quilts entered.

BUT WHY?

It takes lots of volunteers to work that week to put on this show, and we need your help. For the Quilt Show to be its most successful, everyone needs to share the load of volunteering.  Judging costs the Guild almost $2,000, and although we want to have this available to our members to improve our quality of quilts, it still costs money.

Thanks to Wilma R. for chairing the Quilt Setup Potluck on Thursday; everyone needs energy as we set up the Quilt Show.

Start cleaning out your closets, bins, and sewing rooms of extra quilt-related items. You can donate items at the Guild meetings for Grab Bags or get it ready to sell in the Boutique.  Numbers and tags will be available, starting at the May Guild meeting.

Don’t forget to start signing up on the posters for volunteer times.

If you have any question, don’t hesitate to email, text, or call us.

Next Quilt Show meeting is Thursday, May 16, 1:00 pm at the Newport Library or on Zoom.

 

Jane Szabo, Jan McQueen, and Debby Thompson

 

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., April 26, 2024 (1 post)

 


Small Quilt Auction at Quilt Show

Are you making a small quilt for the auction? Or do you have one that you could donate?

So far, four small quilts have been donated to the Small Quilt Auction at the quilt show. We would like to have lots more for quilt showgoers to bid on in August. Half of the proceeds will go to a charity designated by one of the our members, the other half going to the guild.

It is important to fill out the donation form to choose your charity for the drawing [must be an approved 501(c)(3)].

The form is available on the website under Records/Forms or at the guild meeting. Donations may be brought to Quilt Guild meetings or dropped off to Kathy Lambert or Gretchen Jolie. Or you can contact me and arrange pickup.

Kathy Lambert


 

 

 

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., April 19, 2024 (3 posts)

 


Guild Events Calendar

The Guild Calendar is up and running (Thank you, Linda Patrick!), so if you’re looking for an activity or event, that’s the best place to go. Everything is listed in one place, so you’ll know what’s coming up.  To get there, simply open the Guild webpage, click on “Events” at the top of the page, and then, on the dropdown menu, click “Calendar.”


No Finishing School in April
There will be no Finishing School this month due to the Guild Retreat. See you next month on May 23!

Karen Oetjen


 A Gentle Reminder . . .
The Guild is moving to evening meetings in May, with a 6:00 pm start time and Table Walk at 5:30.

 

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., April 5, 2024 (1 post)

 


Hand Painted Cloth Using Natural Dyes
Two Day Workshop led by Casey Newman 

The workshop, coming up on April 11 & 12, is part of the 2024 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival, in its 27th year at the Visual Arts Center.

It’s coming right up, and there are still slots available in this 2-day workshop on hand-painted cloth using natural dyes.

Thank you to Janet Webster for letting us know about this upcoming local event.  For any Guild members who may be interested, here’s the link to the announcement.

https://coastarts.org/events/hpb-npbaf-24/ 

 

 

 

 

 

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., March 29, 2024 (1 post)

 


Sponsored Ribbons

Ladies, it is time to award your special quilt at the Quilt Show to match your imaginative title by signing up on the Sponsored Ribbon poster board.

First, put your name on the poster board; next, place your imaginative title on the line beside your name; then, pay $10.00.  Sign up at the next Guild meeting!!

This is an opportunity for the Quilt Show to earn more money and for you to place a ribbon on your special title.  It can be titles, such as, “It makes me smile,” or “My Oh My,” or “Blue on Blue Beauty.”

We think all the quilts in the show are special, and this is an opportunity to select more winners!

Diane Tillotson, Chair

Quilt Show Sponsored  Ribbon Committee

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., March 22, 2024 (3 posts)

COMMUNITY QUILTS

Do you have a key to the Community Quilts room in Waldport? If so please contact Lindanne at lperdue@potoroo.com or give her a call.


JOIN US AT FINISHING SCHOOL 

Finishing School will be meeting on March 28 from 10 to 4 at the Carriage House at the Lincoln County Historical Museum at 545 SW 9th St., Newport. It is a great time to work on a project without being interrupted. You may bring your machine or hand work, and we will have an iron there for you to use. You may come at any time and stay as long as you like. Bring a sack lunch or go out–whatever you would rather do. It is also a great way to get to know other guild members and get help on a project that you need advice on. Fun time is had by all.


QUILT SHOW REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Enter your quilts now for the 2024 Quilt Show. Darcy is ready to receive your registration. Have ready the:

Quilt Name, Size, Pattern, Quilter, Price, and Description.

Go to our website: oregoncoastalquilters.org
Go to Events on top and click Quilt Show

Review the Policies and Categories
Click REGISTRATION, review the page and hit Register

It should be easy to fill in all your information and submit.
Send a digital picture to Darcy or give her a real picture at the Guild meeting.

If you need help, just ask Jane at the Guild meeting or call or email.

The “Other” Category is now called “Other Technique.” We hope that is more descriptive of the category, either whole cloth, embroidery or painted, not just pieced and/or applique.

Jane Szabo, Jan McQueen and Debby Thompson,

Quilt Show Co-Chairs

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., March 8th, 2024

SMOOCHIE WORKSHOP SHOW AND TELL

Those of you who took the SMOOCHIE class last month, please bring your quilts (no matter what stage of completion) to the Guild meeting on Thursday for show and tell.

Thanks, Pamela


Community Quilts Work Day Reminder

COME JOIN THE CREATIVE FUN on Friday, March 15, at Atonement Lutheran Church. Did you sign up for our Work Day? Or were you thinking about signing up but missed the signup sheet at our last meeting? Here is everything you need to know.

We will be meeting from 9:00-4:00. Bring your lunch. Bring your sewing machine and your favorite thread. Bring your preferred sewing tools. Bring a story to tell about when you knew you loved quilting.

Activities: We have quilts to tie and an expert teacher to support the process. We have items to sew: French Seam Pillowcases (with no raw edges) from kits to delight our senses of color and pattern and snuggly baby blankets to hem. We will make pillows from quilt squares and fat quarters AND we will stuff and sew them closed (we have a request for 24 pillows from Seashore Family Literacy). We plan to work intensely in the morning and use the afternoon time to finish up what we started.

Come join the fun!


Change to the OCQG Bylaws

At the February 15, 2024, meeting,  the Executive Board recommended the following change to Article V, Section 4c, under duties of the treasurer, regarding the annual financial report:

Change “publish on the guild website” to “post an annual financial report.” 

The rationale for this change is that the website can be accessed by nonmembers, who should not be privy to this kind of financial information. By using the word “post,” the treasurer will have a few copies and announce the availability of the annual report at a general meeting. Of course, any time a member wants to see the annual report or the budget information they may do so.

As the Parliamentarian, Jean Amundsen will bring this proposed change to the March guild meeting for a vote of the general membership.

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., Feb. 23rd, 2024

Veterans Quilt Project Sew-In

As of February 8, 2024, guild members of the Veterans Quilt Project have made and presented 557 quilts to veterans of Lincoln County.  The sew-in is held at the Siletz Grange every third Wednesday of the month.


Free:  Embroidery Unit for Bernina 440QE        

I am trying to clean out my garage, and I have an embroidery unit for the Bernina 440QE that I would like to gift someone.   It has never been used, never even taken out of the box (sigh).   If you are interested, just look me up in the book and call or email me.

Judi Ruder

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Fri., Feb.16th, 2024


Rec Center News

Come out to the Rec Center and see the “On a Quilted Breeze” quilt. Susan Cronenwett donated her winning 2011 Raffle Quilt to the Rec Center. Thank you, Susan.  This winning quilt was accepted into the Houston AQS show and won Viewer’s Choice at the Pacific NW Quilt Show.
         

Quilt Show Volunteers Needed

We still need volunteers for Flyer Distribution, Guild Activities, Quilt Out-Take and Small Quilt Auction. We have plenty of instructions and will guide you to be successful. Please  help out to have a terrific Quilt Show!

Contact Barbara Kinzel or Jane Szabo


Evelyn DePaolo is our Featured Quilter for 2024

Evelyn started quilting with Rose Shaw, a friend of 40 years, in the 1980s. She learned to hand-piece and hand-quilt with cutout cardboard templates. She still feels that hand quilting is her favorite. She enjoys quilting with her friends, the Bayshore Quilters.

Evelyn joined the Guild in 2005 and has been on several committees: Documentation, Community Quilters, Vendor. She has won several awards for her quilting: numerous blue ribbons, Golden Needle (best hand quilting) and Best in Show.

We all look forward to seeing her great display at the Quilts By The Sea Quilt Show on August 2-3, 2024.


Finishing School 

Finishing School is a great time to work on a project without being interrupted. You may bring your machine or hand work; we will have an iron there for you to use. You may come at any time and stay as long as you like. Bring a sack lunch or go out, whatever you would rather do. It is also a great way to get to know other Guild members and get help on a project that you need advice on. Fun time is had by all.  Meeting on February 22 from 10-4 at the Carriage House at the Lincoln County Historical Museum at 545 SW 9th St., Newport.


Workshop April 12, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, $75

Charisma Horton will be coming to Newport for a program and workshop in April. The workshop will be on the “Pop Star” Quilt, one of her newest patterns.  It has been suggested that members who attend the workshop may want continue piecing their Pop Star quilt project at the Retreat!

Sign up early to reserve a spot before we open it to nonmembers. Contact Jane Szabo to sign up or for more details.


For Sale: Janome AQS2009        $199.00

All accessories and instruction book included.  Great machine for taking to classes and retreats; it weighs only 12 pounds.  It has 18 built-in stitches and two built-in button hole stitches. Has automatic needle up/down button, tacking stitch button, and speed control.  Comes with a hard cover for storage and travel.  Due to ease of use, it would be a terrific machine to teach someone to sew on.

Call Viki at (541) 914-5542 or email at bogie07@comcast.net


Quilt Show Meeting 2/15 1pm

Thursday, February 15, 1:00 pm, Newport Library (downstairs room)

This is our first meeting. Please attend to get your committee folder with instructions. If you aren’t able to attend in person, a Zoom link will be sent out for joining virtually (if I have your email). If you are thinking of volunteering for a committee, please join us at the meeting for more information.

Jane Szabo, Jan McQueen (coming home soon) and Debby Thompson

 

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Feb. 2nd, 2024

January 2024 Board Meeting and General Meeting Minutes

Nancy Nash is now the Blog Editor. Please send all emails to webmasterocqg@gmail.com.


 

OCQG Weekly Posts thru Jan. 19th, 2024

Finishing School will meet on Jan.  25

Finishing School will be meeting on January 25 from 10 to 4 at the Carriage House at the Lincoln County Historical Museum at 545 SW 9th St, Newport.

It is a great time to work on a project without being interrupted. Bring a machine or hand work and we will have an iron there for you to use. Come at any time and stay as long as you like. Bring a sack lunch or go out whatever you would rather do. It is also a great way to get to know other guild members and get help on a project that you need advice on. A fun time is had by all.

 

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