New Board Committee – Meeting Coordinator

The Executive Board approved a new committee at the March meeting to relieve some duties from the Program/Workshop committee. It is called Meeting Coordinator and should have at least 2 persons but 3 is better in case someone has to miss a meeting.

The meeting coordinator will be responsible for the following:
1. Contract with meeting location once a year for meetings and workshop days and arrange payment, this includes designing meeting room chairs and table setups, which is already arranged.
2. Have a church key and open and close meeting place.
3. Make sure setup is correct.
4. Assign and label tables for committee spaces.
5. Setup microphones and speaker. Cart is available and directions with pictures will be available.
6.: Optional- Zoom if possible.
All volunteers will be trained and have plenty of written and picture directions. There is NO moving chairs or tables, just working with the church for proper arrangements.
Please consider joining this important committee. Email or call Darcy or Jane Szabo for more details and training.

Program/Workshop Volunteers Needed

Please consider joining the Program/Workshop committee to help out. We all need to step up and work together to have a terrific Guild with great programs and workshops. I need someone to lead the May Silent Auction meeting as I will be out of town. It’s easy to run and almost runs itself, except people need to know where to put bargains, when to start the bidding, when to stop, etc. please call Jane Szabo to volunteer and more details.

Last Chance for April Workshop

Time is running out to sign up for the April 14-15 workshop, Collage, the Laura Heine Way. There are a few spots available but it takes time to get all your supplies, pattern, fabric ready to go. The workshop has had terrific reviews and excellent teacher, Robin Reilly. You may choose a variety of Laura Heine patterns, Only $65 for the 2 days, what a bargain. Also if you are a participating member of Guild or Quilt Show committee, you may take $10 off one workshop a year. Please email or call Jane Szabo for more details or supply list,

Finishing School March 23rd 10-4

Finishing School will be meeting on March 23 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 what ever 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.

Nancy Goldsworthy Handout

Our speaker at out March 2023 member meeting was Nancy Goldsworthy who provided a handout for her talk, Needles & Threads for Todays Quilter. As requested below is a PDF copy of the handout.

Nancy Goldsworthy Handout(PDF)

For the Week of March 13-19

Quilt Registration is Open!  Registering quilts online is relatively easy as long as you have your information at hand.  In this blog, Jane Szabo takes you through the process step by step.  We need quilts, quilts, quilts to make a successful quilt show – so Ready, Set, SEW!

How to enter a Quilt into our 2023 Quilts By the Sea Show.

Have this information handy:
Name of quilt
Name of Maker
Who quilted it?
Pattern name or source
Width and Length
Is this quilt for sale?  Price?
What category will it fit?  See decision tree
Digital Picture-or take to Guild meeting for picture or call Barbara or Jane

  1. Go to Guild web page,
  2.  In lower right hand corner see
    Visit and READ the registration page HERE  to register your quilts.
    Click the “HERE”
  3. Read thru page and on bottom of page, Click “register”
  4. Fill in the form and click submit at bottom after reviewing your answers.
  5. Email picture to Darcy.

Any questions, call or email Darcy, Jane or Barbara.

Hopefully that was easy. We are here to help.

Registration closes July 4th.
Be sure you have a 4” sleeve on your quilt and paper label before dropping off your quilt July 31, plenty of time to sew on a sleeve!

Your Quilt Show Chairs,
Jane and Barbara

Executive Board and Quilt Show Committee Meet Thursday this Week

The Board will meet via zoom at 10:00.  The link will be sent to Board members on Tuesday.  Be sure that someone from your committee is there to ensure a quorum.

The Quilt Show meeting follows at 1:00(?) either in person at the Newport Library or via zoom.  Jane will send the link and confirm the time.

New webmaster on Board!

Donna Harwell, a new member and computer guru, has agreed to serve as our new webmaster following Linda Patrick who stepped down for family reasons.  I was only serving in the transition, so this will be my last blog post.  If you have information that needs to go in the blog, please resume sending it to:

Thank you, Donna and Linda! and thank you MEMBERS for your patience.

For the Week of March 6-12

Information this week includes a message from Penni Myers, Merchandise Chair Person, and from Jane Szabo about Workshops and the Quilt Show.


We will have pre-orders for our new vest & jackets at the meeting.  There will be samples to try on.  You may pay in check or card.  Be the first to get them. We’ll also be selling the denim shirts as soon as we can get an order in so anyone that is wanting denim shirts they will be coming soon.  Hoping to get online orders set up soon on the website for those that aren’t able to come to the meetings. Keep an eye out and I’ll send more information when I have it. We are going to be switching it up and are using the ship emblem this year.

At the April meeting I will be bringing any left over T-shirts & sweatshirts & some of the bags that you can purchase as well.  Call me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Penni Myers


Did you know that an active Guild or Quilt Show committee members are eligible for one time $10 off a workshop of their choice per year?  (Pg 53, directory.) We have 4 workshops this year to select this discount.

March workshop still has openings, Deluxe Thread Play with Nancy Goldsworthy.  It is Friday, March 10, 9-4, $40.  You just need your machine that will zigzag and few more items, email Jane for details.

April 14-15, $65 is the Collage, the Laura Heine Way with Robin Reilly. You must have a fabric kit approved by the teacher but may purchase anywhere. Several Laura Heine  patterns may be chosen after approval of teacher. Other supplies are on the list and might be available from Jan McQueen, call her or check with her at the Guild meeting.  Jane has 1 fusing mat available for $28 for the first person to email or call. Email Jane for more details and supply list.

The other workshops are later this fall in September and October.

Jane Szabo

Quilt Show

Quilts By the Sea Quilt Show planning is progressing nicely with judge confirmed, Rec Center under contract and quilt registration open.  The committees just need a few more helpers like, judging, quilt intake and out take, but volunteers are always welcome.

Please consider entering a quilt this year, we need 250 quilts to fill the gyms. They also need small quilts for our auction to raise money for a local charity, see Jean Amundson for details.  Let’s all work together to make 2023 a great Quilt Show.  Next meeting, March 16, 1 pm at the Newport Library or zoom.

Jane Szabo and Barbara Kinzel
Quilt Show Co-Chairs

Quilt Show Registration is OPEN

Use the link at the bottom right corner of the home page to register your quilts.

Darcy de la Rosa



For the Week of 02/26-03/05

Read the blog each week to keep current on things happening in the guild.  This week minutes have been posted for the general meeting and the board meeting.  Check out the March Block of the month and the Latimer newsletter. The Rec Center is in need of display quilts.

Viki West has another fun disappearing block for the March Block of the Month. The pinwheel in a friendship star might look complicated, but you will be surprised at how easy it is. You can find the instructions here.  Pick up the packet at the March meeting.

Debbie Mosley says
Rec Center quilts are needed at the March guild meeting. We are hanging quilts related to the Yaquina Bay Bridge and surrounding areas. If you have quilts using our panels, that would be perfect. Please bring them to me at the Guild meeting on March 9th. They will hang until May.

Treasurer Janet Sylvester has renewed the guild membership to the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center.  It is a fascinating place to visit and each month the Newsletter is posted online.  Click here to read the March/April issue.

Pat Laub has posted minutes of the General Meeting held February 9th and the Executive Board minutes of February 16th.  Click on the underlined text to read.

Finishing School CANCELLED 2/23/23

Due to severe weather conditions, Finishing School is cancelled for today (2/23/23).  Stay warm.  Be safe.

For the Week of February 19-25

Finishing School will be meeting on February 23 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 what ever 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.

Feb 9th Meeting Update

Masks are required at the in person meeting.  Agenda and explanation sent via email.

For the week of February 5-11

Meeting Info, Block of the Month, and Workshop Signup

Masks are required at the in person meeting.  Agenda and explanation sent via email.  The general meeting of the Guild is Thursday, February 9th.  It is a hybrid meeting (in person at Atonement Lutheran Church Newport and via Zoom)  Table Walk is at 12:30 and the meeting begins at 1:00. Our program speaker is Sujata Shah who will join us via zoom and will talk about her journey as a quilter from India to America.  The Zoom link will be sent to members on Tuesday.

Starting in February, for five months we will be doing a “disappearing” series. February’s block is a disappearing pin wheel that turns into a churn dash with a pin wheel center.  All the blocks in the series will be either a disappearing pin wheel or a disappearing hour glass.  Check it out here.

Please sign up for the March 10, 9-4, workshop with Nancy Goldsworthy.
This is a chance to play with a wide variety of fun threads on your own machine.  Practice fancy stitches, bobbin work, learn how to couch ribbon, lace and other fibers.  All sewing levels will benefit.  No project to leave unfinished.  We need to fill 4 more spots to have the class, only $40.
Call or email Jane Szabo for questions or to sign up.


Website Volunteer Needed

Hi Everyone,

As was announced at our last guild meeting, I will be stepping down as the website/blog person for our guild.

If you have any experience using wordpress you would be able to help the guild in this position.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • creating blog posts from emails sent to you at the webmaster OCQG email address ( about 3 posts a week)
  • updating the home page (1-2 times a month)
  • updating the meeting minutes for the board and general meetings pages (1-2 times a month)
  • updating the archive meetings page (1-2 times a month)
  • updating our member email list (2-3 names a month)

If you want to know more or have any questions please give me a call at 510-221-8579.

Linda Patrick

Jan 2023 Board & General Meeting Minutes

Read online the Jan 2023 Board & General Meeting Minutes here

Download Meeting Minutes (PDFs)


Program/Workshop Volunteers Needed

Please consider helping the Program Committee this year. It will soon have no one to run the committee. The meeting programs and workshops are all planned for the year.

There is no setup of tables or chairs, that is all done by the church, only minimal moving of extension cords, irons, and speakers. There are carts available.

Jane could continue the zoom, but will train someone to use the TV which is easy.

Please step up.

The duties are as follows and should be shared to make it easy.
1. Arrive early to open church, get microphones and speaker ready, Jane will train.
2. Introduce speaker and/or help speaker hang quilts if in person.
3. Make sure committees have room at table walk.
4. Signup people for workshops at table walk and announce/promote workshops.
5. Make sure all is returned to church closet and lock up hall.
6. Attend Board meetings on zoom, no driving.

Every Workshop Leader is allowed a free workshop. You also get to chose next year’s programs and workshops, but there are lots of suggestions, resources and help with that, so don’t let that stop you.

Jane Szabo

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