February 2020 Newsletter Blog

Our Next General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, February 13th at Atonement Lutheran Church

Table Walk: 12:30

Meeting: 1:00

Our February Meeting Program will be the

Judy & Angelia Peterson – Trunk Show

Our February 13th OCGQ meeting will feature a program and trunk show by Judy and Angelia Peterson.  Judy and her daughter Angelia push and pull each other everyday in their exploration of quilting techniques.  Two real technique junkies!  Angelia captures moments through her camera lens then interprets through technique, color, depth and design.  Judy breathes life to them with each little looped stitch bringing the concept to life for all to see.  Pattern and color choices lend to her real love of quilting.  Their combination of strengths blend seamlessly making a perfect creative pair.  Come to our meeting to see how, through the lens of a camera, they catch all the tiny details that give her the perfect basis to design stunning art quilts.  Judy shows her love for how the world around her plays with light, shadow, and its immense palate of colors in her art.  She is intrigued with the combination of pulling off a stunning landscape in beautiful fabrics and threads so realistic you will want to reach out and pet her spectacular thread-painted animals.

Don’t miss the February meeting.  For a glance at Judy Peterson’s work check out:

Several of her pieces will be on display at the Gems of the Ocean II art quilt show in Yachats February 14-16.


  • Retreat: January 28-31.  
  • Willamette Quilt Show: Friday, January 31 – Saturday, February 1st
  • Community Quilters: Thursday, February  6 – 10-2:00 pm Family Fabrics in Waldport
  • General Membership Meeting: Thursday, February 13th
  • Gems of the Ocean Quilt Show – Yachats Commons, Feb. 14, 15,16 10-4 pm
  • Quilt Documentation: Thursday, February 15th –  North Lincoln County Historical Museum. (Lincoln City) 9-3:30 pm
  • Executive Board Meeting: Thursday February 20th 10:00 am
  • Finishing School: Carriage House 10-4

Retreat Info

   Hello Everyone, the Retreat is literally right around the corner or Tuesday will be here before you know it.  Emails have been sent out to all of the attendees.  If you have not received your email please contact Georgia.  It has a lot of Retreat information so if you have any questions please contact me.  Everyone have safe travels & we will see you Tuesday 🙂


P.S.  Be sure to check out the Resort’s Spa online or when you get there.  We will receive a 20% discount and appointments fill up fast.

2020 Challenge Quilt

Take a look at the 2020 Challenge information on the website under “Projects.”  It’s a good year to bring attention to Women’s Rights!

Finishing School

Finishing School will be meeting on February 27 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 a 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 advise on. Fun time is had by all.


Bring in Red, White and/or Black fat quarters to the February meeting.  We’ll pool our fabrics and see who wins the lot!

January Winners

Drawings and Prizes

  • Quilters Surprise won by Kathleen Holt included a zippered bag, an electric seam ripper and a mirrored compact.
  • Nifty Notion was a pin caddy won by Linda Patrick.
  • S.A.B.L.E. drawing was won by Kathleen Holt and Bev Ohngren. Next month, fabrics will be red, white and black.
  • There was no drawing for Block of the Month, but next month’s project, a strip pieced heart, was shown.Update on Novelist Marie Bostwick and In-Prison Quilting Efforts


Update on Novelist Marie Bostwick and In-Prison Quilting Efforts

Last February we were entertained and enlightened by novelist Marie Bostwick’s stories, humor, and the beautiful quilts inspired by the books she has written. She mentioned that her next novel would be about an in-prison quilting program for women. She had been inspired by Oregon’s Coffee Creek prison program.

Although I have enjoyed Bostwick’s other novels, I forgot about this new book until I checked out “Hope on the Inside,” at the Newport Library last week. It was exceptionally interesting, with mid-life and other family crises interwoven with the stories about women prisoners and a start-up quilting program similar to that offered by the Coffee Creek volunteers.

Our guild donated $300 in 2018 and $500 in 2019 to the Coffee Creek program. This novel, although fiction, gives some insight into what our support can do. I recommend “Hope on the Inside;” check it out!

Jean Amundson

Happy Valentines Day!

Printable Version:



January 2020 Executive Board Meeting


The meeting was called to order at 10a.m. by President Diane Tillotson.

Approval of Minutes – Jean Amundson moved that the minutes of the November 2018 Executive Board Meeting be approved as published.  Motion was seconded by Darcy de la Rosa and approved by a voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Janet Sylvester and accepted as presented.  Nan Scott gave an explanation of the report for new members and emphasized the importance of Committee Chairs to review their sections of the report.  Paulette Stenberg moved that $2000 from the Outreach Balance be moved to the Special Speaker account and the remainder of the balance be moved to Outside Grants. Motion was seconded by Maria Hunter.  The motion was passed by a voice vote.

Old Business

President Diane Tillotson reminded the members of the importance to have each committee represented at the Executive Board Meetings.  It takes 14 to have a quorum.  There will be a sign-up sheet passed around at each meeting.

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson brought up the question “Does there need to be a minimun number of participants to continue since it is a budgeted item.”  Discussion followed regarding the question.  Everyone seemed to agree that it is important to continue since it helps to teach new techniques.  It was recommended that Block of the Month be moved up in the agenda.

Communications – Great job.

Community Quilters – Lindanne Perdue gave the yearly report:

Distribution 2019 – 394 – SitUpon Pillows (after-school programs) 42; Totes 25; Burp Cloths 180; Hospital Pillows 35; Childrens Corner Pillows 48; Pillowcases 100; CAC Tote Bags 5; Dog Beds 4; Oncology bags 84; Cariology bags 46.  Quilt inventory beginning 2020 is 20.  There are also 6 quilts set aside for Habitat for Humanity House build in Newport which hopefully will be distributed next week.  Recipients – Seashore Literacy Center, Waldport WIC, Philomath School District School Nurse, Blodget School Nurse, Kings Valley School Nurse, Waldport Schools Nurse, Toledo Schools Nurse, Lincoln County Foster Parents Association, Lincoln  County Head Start, My Sisters Place, Samaritan House, Childrens Advocacy Center, Samaritan Hospital Oncology, Ssamaritan Hospital Cardiology, Habitat For Humanity, Samaritan Hospice, Newport, Samaritan Hospice, No. Lincoln County, Lakeview Senior Living, Lincoln City, Neighbors For Kids, Kids’ Zone, CASA, Safe Families, Lincoln County Youth Shelter.  Current Needs – Burp Cloths, Pillow Cases, Lap sized quilts.

The Community Quilters are looking for purple fabric in at least l yard pieces.

Documentation – Evelyn DePaolo reported there have been 1900 Quilts Documented.  Quilts are needed for the documentation date in Lincoln City on February 15, 2020.  Documentation is open for

any quilts.

Finishing School – Paulette Stenberg reported Finishing School is next week from 10am-4pm at the Carriage House.  Come one, come all with your projects.  It’s a great time to turn your UFO to an FFO.

Hospitality – Georgia Sabourin reported that the committee is working well.

Library – no report

Membership – Maria Hunter is working on transition needs.

Merchandising – Rose Shaw reported they are waiting for Dennis’ new creation.  A request was made for the committee to consider some clothing with the new design.

Programs/Workshops – Janet DeSau reported that the year schedule is complete.  Information for the year is posted on the BLOG for all to read.  If a Guild Committee or a small group such as Bayshore Quilters or Knotty Ladies does the program, special purchases can be reimbursed.

Publicity – Jean Amundson should be given information for articles.

2020 Guild Retreat – Georgia Sabourin reported it is fully booked and will be a good time for all.

Sable – Ruth Hutmacher will put additional reminders on the Guild Website BLOG for members.  Yearly SABLE listing is in the Membership Booklet.

Veterans Project – Twy Hoch reported there will be a Sewing Party at Bayshore on March 20th from 10am-4pm with a presentation to people from South County after lunch at 1pm.  Everyone is invited to join the fun!

2020 Quilt Show – Darcy de la Rosa reported the monthly meetings will start in February and will be held on the 3rd Thursday at 1:15pm (same day as Guild Executive Meeting).  There are still some openings for committee chairs.  New Rack Cards have arrived.  Raffle Tickets will be available at the next General Meeting along with a schedule for where the quilt will be displayed (shops and shows).

2020 Raffle Quilt – Phyllis Mitchell reported tickets are ready for sale.  Quilt will be displayed at the  Guild Retreat and at the show in Albany .  Postcard will go in ticket envelopes and tickets will be available for pick-up at the next General Guild Meeting in February.  Phyllis would like to be on the agenda to make regular “announcements” at the Guild meetings.

2021 Raffle Quilt – Almost complete and ready for quilting.

Guild Website – Everyone was reminded that it is the responsibility of “each committee chair” to update their page on the website.  If you need help, contact Nan.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:45am.

Respectfully submitted by Marian Brown, Co-OCQG Secretary


  • Finishing School – 1/23; 10am-4pm at Carriage House, 545 SW 9th St., Newport
  • Community Quilters – 2/6; 10am-2pm Family Fabrics, Waldport
  • General Meeting – 2/13; Atonement Lutheran Church, Newport
  •        Table Walk 12:30pm  / General Meeting 1pm
  • Documentation – 2/15; 9:30am-3:30pm Lincoln City
  • Executive Board Meeting 2/20; 10am Carriage House, Newport

Retreat Ride

The retreat is coming up very soon.    If you need a ride please let me know.  Jean Amundson has room for two people in her vehicle.
Thank you,
Georgia Sabourin

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