Pleading the 5th

I hope you had a happy and safe 4th.  Now it is time to “plead the 5th” – that is pleading for your quilt show submissions on the last day of registration which ends at midnight on the 5th.

As of 5:00 PM on the 4th we had 215 quilts registered which is down from last year’s 288.  Please share your creations and uphold our reputation of one of the best quilt shows in Oregon.  The registration process is easy – should take less than 5 minutes and you have until July 30 to actually finish your quilt.  So  gather the following information for your quilt:

Dimensions – width and length
Pattern Name or Source
Name of Quilter if other than yourself

and proceed to the guild’s web site or navigate to the page [Events|Quilt Show|Registration]  You will be guided through the process of choosing the right category for your quilt and within 24 hours you will receive confirmation from me that your quilt has been registered.

Finally, take a picture of your quilt.  It is quick and easy if you have a smart phone or iPad.  Just attach it in an email to me ( or text it to me (541-961-5610).  Then sit back, put your feet up, and pat yourself on the head.  The registrars, hanging committee, intake, outtake, and judging committee will take it from here.  There is a lot to do before August 2nd when the show goes up, but none of it would be possible without your quilts.

Thank You!
Nan Scott and Janet DeSau, Registrars

Community Quilters and Show Volunteers

These posts from Sue Stephenson were inadvertently left out of the latest Blog so I am posting separately.  Please read carefully and respond.  It is important.

Community Quilters

Our next Community Quilters will take place on 7/5 at Ruth’s Family Fabrics in Waldport.  It begins at 10:00 to about 2:00, but you can come and go as you please.  Again, for now, we are asking that you NOT bring your sewing machine.  We have some quilt tops that have been turned in that we need to prepare for quilting, so we will be selecting backing and binding fabrics for these.  We also need to make more kits, as they have been very popular with our guild members.  I am so pleased with the quality and beauty of the tops that have been created from our kits!  Thank you so much to those who have attended our 1st Thursdays, and thanks to all our members who have made so many quilts!  I also want to send out a huge THANK YOU to Elizabeth Wood and Bev Ohngren for running the show at the June Community Quilters in my absence.  In just this last month, we have given out about 28 quilts.  Again, I am also looking for “burp pads” (Jan McQueen turned in a dozen of these at the June meeting).  We are also on the hunt for any fabric or orphan blocks that would be good for pre-teen and teenage boys.  I also want to send out a huge THANK YOU to Elizabeth Wood and Bev Ohngren for running the show at the June Community Quilters

Quilt Show Volunteers

As of this writing, we have almost 100 shifts that have not been taken.  This is a big deal because everything that we do at the quilt show gets done by volunteers from our membership.  We will have the signup board at the next Guild meeting on July 12, and we need EVERY MEMBER to sign up for at least one shift at the show.  If you won’t be at the guild meeting, please email me (after 6/29) at and I will find a place for you to volunteer.  We have sitting, standing and “roaming” jobs available each day.  NEW MEMBERS – grab a friend and work a shift together – or even better, sign up for a position with someone you don’t know and make a new friend!  This is one of the best ways to get to know other members of our guild.

July – It’s Show Time!

Busy days ahead so you will probably see multiple postings in July.  The newest will always replace the previous on the home page, but if you need to refer to previous information, all blog posts can still be found on the web under About Us – Blog.  Normally I would post pictures of the meeting and show and share, but being registrar at this time of year means that my time for writing blogs is very limited so pictures will have to wait until after July 5th.  But there is some very important information here so read on below about the following topics:

  • Finishing School
  • Count-down to quilt show
  • Campaigning for Quilts
  • Getting quilts show ready
  • Please volunteer
  • Raffle Ticket Sales Deadline
  • Retreat Information

Finishing School Karen O. and Paulette

Finishing School will be meeting on July 26 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 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 know other guild members and get help on a project that you need advice on. Fun time is had by all.

Count-down to quilt show Nan Scott

  • July 5 – Registration deadline (includes pictures)
  • July 12 – last membership meeting before the show – turn in placemats, vote on challenges
  • July 19 – last quilt show meeting before the show – all subcommittees MUST BE REPRESENTED
  • July 30 – Quilt Intake at ALC 1:00 – 4:00 – ALL items, judged or not, must be brought in. Stations will be set up alphabetically according to your last name.  Processing should go quickly.
  • July 31-August 1 – Judging at ALC
  • August 2 – Show set-up at Recreation Center – Potluck
  • August 3 and 4 – Quilts by the Sea
  • August 4 after show – Quilt pick up and show take-down

Campaigning for Quilts Jackie, Jean, Janet, and Debbie

The quilt show co-chairs encourage all of you to register your quilts this coming week. You’ll feel better knowing you’ve done what you have meant to do; we’ll feel better because we’ll know that more quilts are going to be in the show; and Registrars Nan Scott and Janet DeSau will feel better because they won’t be faced with a traffic jam of registrations the first few days of July!

It’s not a difficult process; the website guides you along the way. Just go to, click on “events,” then “Quilt Show,” and then “registration.” You may want to read “Policies” and/or “categories” first to help make your decisions easier. When you’re finished, email Nan a digital photo of your quilt along with its title so they can connect it with the registration. Voila! You’re all set.

Repeat as necessary (until all your entries are registered). Problems or uncertainties? Phone or email your friendly registrars!

The quilt show co-chairs thank you!

Getting quilts show ready Nan Scott

Registration deadline is July 5th but you have until July 29 to get your quilts ready for the show.

  1. Complete the insurance waiver – 1 form for all of your quilts. Use this link to download and print the form ( or navigate from the homepage:  Events-Quilt Show-Insurance Waiver.  Use the registration number that was sent to you with your registration confirmation.  If someone else will be picking up your quilts after the show, this form is where you authorize them to do so.
  2. Complete a paper label for the back of each quilt. Use this link to download and print the form (4 to a page) ( or navigate from the homepage:  Events-Quilt Show-Paper Label.  Use the registration number that was sent with your registration confirmation. Everything below the registration number will be completed at intake on July 30.  When looking at the BACK of your quilt, baste the paper label to the lower right corner of the quilt.  Do not use pins.  A long running basting stitch by hand works well to secure the label.  Please pay attention to where you put it.  Consistency is the key to a smooth hanging for the show.
  3. Make sure that your item has a hanging sleeve that is at lease 4” wide. See your membership directory – page 10 for instructions on how to make the sleeve.
  4. Remove any lint, loose threads, or pet hair from your quilt and fold it so that the paper label is easily visible. If rather than folding your wall hanging, you put it on a roll, be sure that the roll is labeled with your name.
  5. Bring your entries and insurance waiver to Atonement Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall anytime from noon to 3:00 PM on July 30th. If you bring your quilts in protective bags, they will be returned to you at intake and you can bring them to the Rec Center when you pick up your quilts at the end of the show.

Thanks for entering your creations and being part of the Best Quilt Show on the Oregon Coast!

Please volunteer

The show is approaching rapidly and as of the end of June there are still 100 or more empty volunteer slots to fill.  With 188 members, surely we can get those filled, but you’ve got to sign up!  There are sitting down jobs, standing up jobs, interactive jobs, demonstration jobs, selling jobs, greeting jobs, roaming jobs, and helpful jobs – something for everyone and every personality.  It is fun and a great way to meet people and get to know fellow guild members.  Email Sue Stephenson to volunteer and/or signup on the board at the next guild meeting.  It is impossible to do this show without volunteers and each of us is responsible to do our part as a member of the guild.

Raffle Ticket Sales Deadline Nan Scott

If you have picked up envelopes of raffle tickets to sell, sales must be complete and all money and ticket stubs MUST BE TURNED IN BY THE GENERAL MEETING JULY 12TH.  If you have already paid for the tickets, but have not turned in the stubs, please be sure to turn them in on July 12th so that they can be included in the drawing.  The Show is for selling tickets to guests so we will not be able to handle member envelopes at the show.  If you have lost your tickets without paying for them, you owe the guild $15 for each lost envelope.  Hopefully, there are not too many of those.  Not sure if you have any tickets outstanding?  Call or email Nan to find out.

Retreat Information Georgia Sabourin

The 2019 Oregon Garden Retreat signup was a wonderful success, we have 58 signed up & two slots open.  But don’t let that stop you from adding yourself to the wait list as life always seems to have surprises in store for us & plans change.  We will continue to have a table at each meeting for continuing with signups, taking payments & updated Retreat information.

We, the Retreat Committee, are working behind the scenes to hopefully make this a fabulous experience for you.  Keep an eye out for emails with updates.

Your Committee,
Georgia, Cyndie, Renee, Sherry & Linda Stroup

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