Important Updates

Let’s Put on a (Quilt) Show!

The responses to our quilt Show Committee Signup requests have been very encouraging. We do still need people to step forward for some additional tasks, however. All these tasks have well-writen, helpful instructions available. Please consider if you (or you and a couple of friends) could head up one of the following:

Hostess coordination – signs members up to work shifts at the show. Job starts in May or June and finishes at the show.

Large gym hanging coordination – coordinates a team for quilt hanging on Thursday, August 1. (No ladder climbing required, although spouses and teenage children who take direction well are welcome!) Also participates in the show layout meeting in mid-July. Coordinates quilt takedown on Saturday, August 3.

Small gym hanging coordination – ditto as above.There are a couple of additional tasks that are still available as well. Check the Quilt Show portion of the guild website (under Events) to see them. 

Email or call Jackie Stankey, Darcy de la Rosa, or Jean Amundson to let us know which task you’re willing to do, and the 2019 Quilts by the Sea will be another great show!

Jean Amundson

Heads Up for Retreaters!

Hello Fellow Retreaters,
       An email went out Saturday night to all of the attendees with important information.  If you did not receive an email from me please check & make sure it did not get put in a spam folder.  If you check there & don’t find your email please notify me asap.

VERY IMPORTANT:  I sent an old Retreat news letter to the second group of emails that I sent out.  The email recipients went out in two groups, alphabetical order.  Second email started with last name M so if you’re in the second group I sent the new email

Looking forward to seeing everyone.  Safe travels.

Your Retreat Committee,

Georgia, Cyndie Wenz, Sherry Lowrey & Linda Stroudle

Compass Rose by Cyndie Wenz

Raffle Quilt & Reminders

Raffle Quilt

“Heading Home” the 2019 Raffle Quilt is finished and ready for display and ticket sales. 
A big thank you to all that helped make this a success. Julia Bailey did the beautiful needle turned appliqué, Jennifer Reinhart did the wonderful quilting, Karen Donobedian did another amazing job with her binding and Dolores Thomas added the WOW factor with a great job on the crystals. Thank you to all the block piercers and Jean Amundson for the name.  Cindy McEntee also helped with the color designing. It takes a village or a terrific Guild to make this quilt come together. Get ready to pick up your raffle tickets at the January meeting. 
Jane Szabo 

Pre-Guild Meeting Reminders:

Silent Auction

Come prepared to buy and sell on Thursday. For a full explanation see this month’s blog.

Quilts for Recreation Center

Don’t forget to bring in small quilts (no specific theme) to hang in the Rec. Center.

2019 Quilt Challenge

Please be prepared to sign up for this year’s Quilt Challenge. For a full description see the January blog.


Hello from the Retreat Committee! It’s almost time & I don’t know about you, but I’m ready, or I will be once I’m there lol. Everyone will be getting an email around the 21st so keep an eye out for it.  Contact me if you have not received it by the 23rd. 
    We have one slot filled., (Thanks Carol N. for bringing your sister-in-law.)  We still have two more slots open so bring a friend, family member, or a quilter you pick up in a quilt shop 🙂    One other thing, if anyone needs a ride could you please let me know asap so we can work on it?  Thanks!

Your Retreat Committee,Georgia, Cyndie, Sherry Lowrey & Linda Stroup

Jr. Billie Bag Show Offs

If you participated in the Jr. Billie Bag class we’d love to see them. Bring them for Show and Share at the January meeting.

2019 Raffle Quilt Ideas

We need to see your concrete ideas for this year’s Raffle Quilt at the January meeting. Please come prepared to show your ideas on paper.

Phoebe Hein

Membership Dues Deadline

The deadline for submitting your renewal dues and be included in the directory is January 28, 2019. Dues are $25.00 per year or $29.00 if you wish the directory mailed. The directory will be available at the February 14, 2019 meeting. Speak to me at the meeting or you can mail your membership dues to the guild address: Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, PO Box 382, South Beach, OR 97366.

Ruth Johnson

Quilt Show Sign-Ups

Please come prepared to sign-up for at least one position at the Quilt Show. Check here for available Quilt Show Committee positions. We all need to do our part in order to have a successful 2019 Quilt Show!

Check here for Volunteer Position Openings

Jean Amundson

January 2019 Blog

January 10th Guild Meeting

This month’s guild meeting will be our Silent Auction and Sale.  This is a time to sell the quilt books, fabrics, patterns supplies and even sewing machines that you’ve decided you’d like to part with.  You can sell them and have money to shop for more! You’re welcome to sell used items if they are in good condition.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the Auction Bid Sheet off of the Guild Website.  under the Records and Forms Heading.  Click on this and choose Fillable Forms and click on Auction Bid Sheet Form.  Fill out the form.  Put the name of the item at the top.  Fill in the Buy it Now Price which is the amount you’ll accept without bidding.  Add a Minimum Bidamount which is the minimum amount you’ll accept for the item.   It’s easier to price in $1.00 increments.   Click here to be redirected to Bid Sheet:
  2. After the bidding opens members will have 30 minutes to place bids on the items. They can enter the minimum bid or whatever they’re willing to pay.  Other members can outbid the last bid until the bidding closes or they can simply choose the Buy it Now price and the bidding will be closed.
  3. There will be 15 minutes after the break to determine who the highest bidder is.  The Buyers will be rounded up and the highest bidder will need to pay the person selling the item.  This gets hectic, so if you have a bid on an item remember what it was and who the seller was.  

If you plan to sell bring some petty cash to make change for purchases.  Everyone should bring some cash and/or your checkbook.  

A Free Bin is available too for items you’d like to give away.

2019 Featured Quilter, Nan Scott

Here’s all about Nan in her own words:

I became interested in quilting in the mid 80’s when several of my female colleagues at Oregon State University would gather to make and tie baby quilts for new babies in the department and for the local thrift shop. But job demands did not afford much time for quilting so it was not until I retired in 2003 that the passion for the creative art of quilting was ignited.

Gladys Schoonover invited me to a Guild meeting in the fall of 2004. Her encouragement and sense of humor brought quilting alive for me.  Many of my quilts have an Asian theme that stems from the love and respect of the Chinese people engendered when I lived in China and Taiwan, but guild workshops, friendship groups, and many talented mentors have broadened my perspective and challenged me to try new things.

As much as I love quilting, my deepest passion lies in encouraging fellowship, fun, and communication among quilters. Soon after I joined the guild in 2004, I built a web site for the guild and later served as workshop chairman, newsletter editor, president, block of the month coordinator, membership and quilt show chair.  To encourage members to get to know each other better, several of us started a retreat first at Menucha on the Columbia Gorge, and then on to the Oregon Garden.  It is a joy to see this annual retreat become such a popular event filled to capacity with a waiting list.  Quilters are such compassionate, giving people who will be there for you in joyful times and in heartache.  For me, that is the true heart of quilting.

Nan Scott

December Holiday Potluck

Community Quilters

Hello Community Quilters!  Don’t forget that we will be meeting this coming Thursday, January 3, at Ruth’s Family Fabrics in Waldport, from 10 to 2.  Bring something for lunch or plan to grab a bite at one of the local eateries.  We will be working on quilt top kit preparations, which involves selecting a pattern and fabrics and then cutting the pieces to make a kit for guild members to take home and complete.  It’s a really fun, creative process.  You don’t have to bring anything except your ideas and creativity.  We have new cutting mats and cutters and rulers this year!  We had a tremendous 2018, distributing all sorts of items, including quilts, to many agencies, some new to our agency list.  We hope to see some new faces at our get-together, so come and join us.  It’s a great way to meet other guild members.

Sue Stephenson

Completed 2019 Raffle Quilt

Quilt Show News

Darcy de la Rosa will have the quilt show committee signup list at the January meeting and will ask you to put your name on a line! Please consider what you can help with so that the 2019 show will continue our string of successful shows.

The quilt show portion of the website has been partially updated. Go to “Events,” then “Quilt Show,” and click on the items listed. A brief bio from our 2019 Featured Quilter, Nan Scott, Is there. You can also click on “Quilt Show Committee and Subcommittees” to see what positions are still vacant. Finally, the Registration Policies and Categories are unchanged from last year, so you can already decide where your entries will go.

The quilt show working schedule will change, of course (BTW, we need one or two people to coordinate that!), as will the judging schedule and the judging form (same judging criteria but in a different order). And if you want a treat, click on “2018 Ribbon Winners” to see the beautiful quilts from last year’s show.

The first meeting of the entire Quilt Show Committee will be February 21, 1 p.m., at the Lincoln County History Center’s Carriage House. You’re welcome to attend the meeting!

Jean Amundson

Teecia Cornelius’ Chili Pepper Christmas Stockings.

Small Quilts Needed for Recreational Center

Please bring in Small Quilts to hang at the Rec. Center in January.  There is no particular theme but I need lots of small quilts.  I’ll pick them up at the January Guild Meeting and return them at the March meeting.


Debbie Mosley

“Stars Quit” made by Lisa’s friend in Portland, quilted by Lisa.


Sixty-one members attended the December Pot Luck. Nine guests signed in, also. In addition, three new members paid their dues: Kathie Arehart, Gleneden Beach, Susan Bakalish, Newport and Barbara Kinzel, South Beach. More than 50 members renewed their memberships.

 The deadline for submitting your renewal dues and be included in the directory is January 28, 2019. Dues are $25.00 per year or $29.00 if you wish the directory mailed. The directory will be available at the February 14, 2019 meeting. You can mail your membership dues to the guild address: Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, PO Box 382, South Beach, OR 97366.

Ruth Johnson

President, Phoebe Hein was presented with her “Presidents Quilt” a beautiful,  king size quilt made with bright Kaye Fawcett fabric. A work of art and it brought a giant smile to Phoebe’s face.

2019 Quilt Guild Challenge

Hope you all of our members are recovered from the holidays and are ready to take on a new challenge.  This year we would like everyone in the guild to male a medallion block for the center of one of our veteran’s quilts.  We are providing 3 fat quarters to make your block, you can add fabric if you wish.   The size needs to be somewhere between a 24 1/2″ square to a 24 1/2″ x 36 1/2″ rectangle.   These blocks can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish to make them.  If you don’t wish to make a challenge block, we would love to have you make a block anyway, as we will hang them all at the quilt show in August and would love to have at least 100 to hang. Stop by the Challenge spot at table walk and help us with this worthwhile project.  Each block till be used to make a veteran’s quilt after the quilt show.

Ginger Dale

Quilt Documentation

Training Days:  If you think you might be interested in joining the Quilt Documentation Team or just want to find out what it’s all about please sign up for our training classes taught by Velma Freudenthal.  The dates are January 12 & 19th at the Carriage House. Class will begin at 10:00.  Please call Evelyn DePaola at (503) 487-6086 or Toni  Brodie at (541) 336-3505 to sign up.  

Documentation Date: The next documentation date is Saturday, February 9 at the Carriage House.  If you have quilts to document please call Twy Hoch at: (541) 563-3899.

December Meeting Prize Winners

Finishing School

Finishing School will be meeting on January 24 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 many 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.

Karen Oetjen

Darcy Trego’s Billy Bag that she made for her sister.


Hello Everyone,

    We have two openings so please feel free to ask someone to attend, member or not.  Contact me with any questions you have about the retreat or the Birthday Gift Bag.  Some have expressed interest in having a Giveaway Table, so if you have anything you want to donate feel free to bring your items & share.

    Everyone will receive an email from us with last minute details on the Retreat, times, etc.  We’re looking forward to the retreat and want everyone to have a great time!  If you don’t hear from us by the middle of January please let me know.


Your  Committee Members:

Georgia, Cyndie, Linda Stroup, Sherry Lowrey

Table Centerpieces were won by – Shirley Kemnitz, Tina McCann, Lisa Taylor, Marylynn Kleeman, Jean Amundson, Velma Freudenthal, Rosanne Berton, Dolores Thomas, Lucy Milliken and Pam Grinwell.

December Winners!!

Quilters Surprise – Jan McQueen won an iron.

Nifty Notions – Joan Johnson won Fabric Marking Pens

Holiday Donations

Toni Brodie won a Bundle of Fabric from Lisa Hall

Toni Brodie won a Fat Quarter from Lisa Taylor

Sheila Stevens won a Fabric Package from Maria Hunter

Roseanne Berton won a Frog from Ann Flescher

Velma Freudenthal won  Charm Squares from Maria Hunter

Linda Reeves won  Charm Squares from Maria Hunter

Dolores Thomas won a Fabric Package from Maria Hunter

SABLE – Teecia Cornelius announced winners, Lisa Hall, Lana Pries, Twy Hoch and Ruth Hutmacher.Rec Center Hangings – Debbie Mosley announced that Mini Quilts will be hung in January.

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson announced winners Dolores Thomas and Phyllis Mitchell.

Show and Share

Darcy Trego – Billy Bag for her sister, place mats and coasters in pink and green and a T-Shirt Quilt for her daughters wedding.

Anne-Marie Mann –  Orange peel quilt in shades of pink, a table topper from 5” quilt squares and a multi colored “Birds” quilt.

Teecia Cornelius – Chili Pepper Christmas Stockings.

Lisa Taylor – “Stars Quit” made by Lisa’s friend in Portland, quilted by Lisa.

Lisa Hall – A portrait quilt of her 30 year old horse.

Sue Stephenson showed Community Quilts made by our new member Kathy Arehart, one was a beautiful Head Start Nap Quilt with a truck and tractor pattern.

Click here to view all December photos:

Gloria Zirges’ Autumn Flyers

Gloria Zirges’ Quilts Honored at The Newport Visual Art Center

I wanted to alert everyone in the guild that Gloria Zirges’ work will be in the Mayors’ Show at the Newport Visual Art Center for the month of January.  The Opening Reception is January 4th from 5-7.  Her work was selected by outgoing Newport Mayor Roumagoux and incoming Newport Mayor Sawyer from the over 100 entries in the annual Pushpin Show at the VAC.  She will be showing her work along with seven other artists.  It’s great to see one of our wonderful quilters featured.  I hope people will come to the reception of stop by the Visual Arts Center at the Nye beach Turnaround, 11-5 Tuesday through Sunday.


-Janet Webster

Karen Donobedian’s Fire Island Hosta was a winner at 2018 Willamette Valley Quilting Festival.

Willamette Valley Quilting Festival

The Willamette Valley Quilting Festival is Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2. Any one entering quilts in the show can drop them off at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 38 N. Bayview Rd., Waldport, on Saturday, January 26, from 10:00 to 12:00.  Then the quilts can be picked up after the show on Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 to 12:00 at the church.

There Will be 365 New Days in 2019


365 Sunsets.

We have so much to look forward to!

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