2021 Retreat Update from The Retreat Committee

Hello Guild Members, thought we would give you an update that there’s no update and that things are still up in the air ūüôā¬† I have a call in to the Resort to see if we can reschedule the Retreat for a later date.¬† Would like to reschedule at the latest date possible and still keep the same room rates before the summer rates take effect.¬† As soon as we have a kinda/sorta tentative date there will be a Blog post.¬† There will be a date and time listed to send me an email and signups will be listed in order of emails received.¬† Hopefully that makes sense, if not email me and I will try clarifying.¬† Your Retreat Committee’s first priority is your safety with a close followup of making sure you have a good time.
Your Retreat Committee,
Georgia, Cyndie, Gail & Jan McQueen
Some Good laughs from Jean
РI’m having a quarantine party this weekend! None of you are invited. 
РWe are just two to three weeks away from learning everyone’s real hair color.  
РAll these people are worrying about a baby boom in the next nine months. Two days of homeschooling should nip that right in the bud! 
РI used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I’m cracking a safe.


РQuarantine Day 16. I’ve started taking calls from telemarketers. Some of them are actually quite nice. Jamar from Superior Life Insurance has a new baby.
РThis is like being 16 again. Gas is cheap and I’m grounded. Geez. 

– My husband and I play this fun game during quarantine. It‚Äôs called, ‚ÄúWhy Are You Doing It That Way?‚ÄĚ There are no winners.¬†

– When we come out of this and I ask you where you want to eat, I do NOT want to hear,¬†‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know.‚Ä̬†…YOU HAD¬†62¬†DAYS!

РDue to my isolation, I finished three books yesterday. And believe me, that’s a lot of coloring!  

– Anyone else getting a tan from the light in your refrigerator?
If you feel you’re spending too much in the kitchen check this little guy out.

Community Quilters & 2020 Challenge Quilt Submissions

So, I actually believe we are starting to see a downturn in the number of requests for facemasks, and before you all start thinking about taking a break from sewing stuff for community quilters, I want to make you aware of our needs.
I was delivering masks to Samaritan House last week, and was told that many of their residents will be moving soon into the affordable¬†housing development that is currently finishing construction just north of Newport.¬† We have tried in the past to provide any “graduate” of the program at Samaritan House with a quilt for them and their family members as they enter this next stage of their life.¬† This means we need more twin and double sized quilts.¬† We don’t have many in our inventory right now, and so I am requesting that you concentrate¬†your efforts on quilts that are twin sized or larger.¬† As usual, we have quite a few tops that need to be quilted.¬† If you are willing to take on quilting one or more of these beauties, please let Lindanne Perdue know ( and she will get a bundle or two to you.
We have a couple of other agencies that need twin and double quilts.  This seems to be the most desired sizes, and also the sizes that we are almost always short on supply.
We are doing well on the tote bags for Children’s Advocacy Center.¬† I am making a delivery to them this week and there are enough to hold them for awhile.¬† Thanks to those who have made these!¬† They are sturdy and so functional and have been well received by the kids.
Again, I want to shout out a HUGE thank you to all our mask makers!  In that regard, I just delivered a bunch to the Lincoln Co. Clerks Office to be used by the individuals counting ballots.  So, along with saving lives and preventing the spread of Covid-19, you can report with pride to your friends and family that you are helping in our democracy process!  I will be sending out an updated report soon, and I believe you will be absolutely blown away!
2020 Quilt Challenge

Hello, all challengers! Although we won’t have a guild meeting on June 11, you can submit your finished challenge quilts by sending a digital photo to Nan Scott along with your name and the name of the quilt. Send a copy to me and to Velma Freudenthal, too. Entry submissions must arrive no later than June 11.

Nan has agreed to post the photos on the guild website, and we’ll invite members to cast their vote for their first, second, and third choices. Voting will finish July 9.

We’ll send an article about the challenge entries and the winners to the area newspapers and to We’ll also send links to the Newport Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln County League of Women Voters.

I can’t wait to see the entries! Meanwhile, stay safe and well.

Love, Jean

NEEDED: A bunch of little face masks – by Sue Stephenson

I have been contacted by Samaritan House and they need both adult and kids facemasks for their residents.  We are doing OK with the adult size (we can always use more for upcoming requests!), but we are short on supply of the child sizej.  Samaritan House is asking for about 50 of these little cuties,
Additionally, when I met with a rep of OSU Extension Services today to deliver masks¬†as they are anticipating being able to open up some of their services soon, I asked if she had any needs for kid size facemasks.¬† They work¬†with our local 4Her’s, and so yes, they need some also.
Bottom line – time to crank up those machines again.¬† Any pattern is fine, and while I need you to concentrate on the little ones, we will also be needing all sizes for future requests.¬† I picked up a BUNCH today, and thanks so much to all of you filling these needs.¬† Unfortunately this is something that will be with us for awhile, and becomes even more important as our County begins thinking about “opening up” soon.
Our committee has elastic for any of you running short and i am happy to deliver if you give me a call.
You are such a wonderful and giving group of people.  I have said it before, but I feel such a warm fuzzy when I go to pick up and there are so many more than I expect..  Please continue!

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