Announcements – November 27, 2020

Open House

Just a reminder that we will be holding our “open house” at our storage/workspace in Waldport on Thursday, 12/3, from 10 to 2.  This is a good time to pick out some fabric for a community quilt you are working on, including backing, from our fabulous selection.  We also have bundles ready to be quilted and some beautiful kiits to put together.  Or this is a really great time to just get out of the house and check in with some fellow quilters – facemasks and distancing required of course!

Community Quilters has been reaping benefits from our members being “at home” these last several months. So many of our members have been super busy creating quilts and other items for those in our communities who are less fortunate or just going through some hard times.  We have many, many quilt tops and other items in our inventory, and we want you to know that you all can take a break away from making tops, pillowcases, and totes.  What we really need is quilters to quilt all the bundles we have put together.  These bundles come in all shapes and sizes, so if you are wanting to improve your skills on your domestic sewing machine, let us provide you with a small fun quilt to work on!  Of course, we are always looking to our longarm quilters to work on those larger quilts.  And binding does not have to be a part of this process for you – when you have completed the quilting, just make arrangements to get the quilt back to us and we will get it bound.  We are also anticipating that we will be receiving more requests for facemasks in the coming months, so please consider putting together some of these (don’t forget to make some in ‘kid’ sizes).  Just drop them off at Quilters Cove or give one of us a heads up and we will come and get them from you.  Thanks to all of our members who have worked on projects for our community.  There will be many needs and your efforts are so appreciated.

Sue Stephenson


Lindanne Perdue

541-614-4042    209-527-7575

2021 Raffle Tickets

  • At the next Community Quilters drop-in on Thursday December 3rd in addition to Guild merchandise for pickup or purchase, I will be there with raffle tickets for the 2021 raffle quilt “A Whale of a Day”.  Because of Covid restrictions and limits on in person meetings, we are depending heavily on members to sell and distribute the raffle tickets.  Along with the quilt show, the raffle quilt is a major fund raiser for the guild, but how successful that is depends on each of us doing our part to sell the tickets.  You might consider including one in your holiday cards or gifts.  The tickets will be in packets of 18.  You can either pay for them when you pick them up ($15) or pay when you have sold them.  I will try to arrange a pickup location in Newport and one in Lincoln City and will let you know when and where as soon as possible.  I would rather not have the expense of mailing tickets to members, but if you are not able to make it to this or future pickup locations, please send me email and let me know how many packs of 18 you want and where they can be sent.  A VERY NICE grand prize will be awarded to the member selling the most tickets.  If you have suggestions for ticket sales or promotions, please let me know.

Show and Share at Next Meeting

  • We will have Show and Share at the next Zoom Guild Meeting on December 10th.  In order to keep things on schedule, the limit will be no more than 2 items from the first 15 members who send in pictures of your submissions.  Please email me ( pictures and include your name and the name of your item.  To be included, I must receive the pictures no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 8th.  This will give me time to create the presentation file.  We all love to see the creativity of this guild, so don’t be shy.  The inspiration you provide will be awesome!

Special Speaker: Sue Sherman at next Zoom Meeting!

  • And finally, you won’t want to miss the presentation at the December 10th meeting from Award Winning Artist Sue Sherman.  Watch for the link to the meeting in your email on Wednesday, December 9th.  And thank you to the program committee for lining up interesting programs even when we can’t meet in person.

Come listen to Sue Sherman at our December zoom meeting

Dec. 10, 1 pm

Sue Sherman, National and International Award-Winning Quilt Artist, Presenter and Teacher

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  • Sue’s quilts use the magical properties of fabric and thread to reflect some of her other lifelong passions. She loves to travel, especially to places with lots of history, iconic vistas or interesting wildlife.
  • For most of her life she pursued a career as an engineer working for a major consulting firm focusing on transit infrastructure. This has given her a strong technical background for geometry and shapes of her quilt designs, and also a strong attention to quilt construction details to ensure a robust and durable finished piece.
  • All work is done either by machine using a state-of-the-art Bernina sewing machine, or by hand.  She uses only fine quality 100% cotton fabrics, although other fabrics can be used for creative interest.  All quilt designs are by Sue Sherman unless otherwise noted.
  • Sue has been accepted by the Studio Art Quilter Associates (SAQA) as a Juried Artist Member (JAM) based on a submission including CV, Artist’s statement, and photographs of selected works.

Want to Promote Your Business?

This is a reminder for all of our members who advertise in our directory that now is the time for your advertisement renewal.
Please send your check and advertisement to Patti Stephens as soon as possible to be included in the directory for 2021.
Thank you,
Maria Hunter

Announcements – November 24, 2020

Remembering Virginia Fisher

Many of us remember Virginia Fisher as a longtime and devoted guild member and were sorry to hear of her recent death. I think the minutes may mention her past contributions to Community Quilters. She was also a founding member of Samaritan House for Homeless Families, and made a wall quilt that was raffled for the fund-raising tea each year. Samaritan House is now taking donations for an apartment to be named in her memory. People who want to help with that effort may send donations to Samaritan House at 715 SW Bay Street. (Sam House clients are also one of the guild’s community quilt recipients.)

Her name will also be added to the embroidered names on OCQG’s memory quilt.

Jean Amundson

Quilts Donated to Fire Victims

The quilters from Atonement Lutheran Church (where we meet in better times) gave 17 hand-tied quilts to the North Lincoln Hospital giveaway after the Otis fire.

Sewing Machine Needed

I am a member of the quilt guild and I’m looking to purchase a used Janome sewing machine for my daughter in law.  Please contact me if you have a machine that you’d like to sell.
Cheryl Kramer



The Executive Committee meeting of the Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild was held by Zoom on November 19, 2020 and called to order by President Diane Tillotson at 10am.  A quorum was present.

Approval of Minutes – Jean Amundson moved that the minutes of the October Executive Board Meeting be approved as published.  Motion was seconded by Nan Scott and passed by a hand vote.

Treasurers Report – Janet Sylvester presented the treasurers report and it was accepted as presented.

Janet reported that a check for $2000 was sent to Nancy Cross from the Fire Relief Fund.

New Business

Nan Scott asked for instructions from the board regarding whether Show & Share should be presented every month or as requested by the program committee. Discussion followed and it was decided that

Show and Share would be limited to 2 items per person and the first 15 people would be accepted. Information needs to be given to Nan two weeks ahead of the meeting date.  If there is no program, there will be no limits on show and share participation.

President Diane Tillotson announced that Barbara Kinzel will be the new OCQG secretary.


Committee Reports

Audit – no report

Block of the Month – no report

Challenge  Quilt – Jean Amundson reported there is still no chair for the 2021 Challenge Quilt committee.  Request for volunteer will go out one more time since it is the 30th Anniversary for Quilt Guild. Jean reported that the 2020 Challenge Quilts will be hanging at the Latimer Center during January and February.

Communication – Nan Scott reminded committee chairs to turn in items for publishing on the BLOG.

Community Quilters – Sue Stephenson reported that currently they have had few requests.  Quilts were donated for fire victims in the Otis and Lincoln City area.  December 3rd will be Open House in Waldport.  Quilt tops are not needed at this time, but there is a need for quilting and binding.  It is expected that there will be an increase for face masks during the winter months.

2020 Distribution Totals – November 19, 2020

  • Quilts Distributed 178
  • SitUpon Pillows (After school program)   14
  • Totes, general     60
  • CAC pattern totes   15
  • Burp Cloths   58
  • Hospital Pillows 100
  • Pillowcases   72
  • Oncology/Cardiology Bags   29
  • Doll Quilt     2
  • Pet Beds     2
  • Face Masks           1680

Documentation – no report

Finishing School – no report 

Hospitality – Barbara Kinzel is stepping down as committee chair and  Georgia Sabourin and Janet Childers will take over as co-chairs of the committee.  

Librarian – no report

Membership – no one present to report

Merchandising – Becky Mershon announced a Clothing Extravaganza on Thursday, December 3rd at the Community Quilters open house in Waldport.  Come do your Christmas shopping!

Programs/Workshops – Janet DeSau reported that Quilt Artist Sue Sherman will present the program at the general membership meeting in December.   It will feature quilts of endangered species and vulnerable animals.

Publicity – no report

Quilters Surprise – no report

Retreat 2022 – Georgia Sabourin reported that she will check out the Oregon Gardens 10,000sq ft room in the spring in preparation of the 2022 Guild Retreat.

Veterans Projects – Rose Shaw announced that there will be a sew-in on December 4th from 10am-4pm at the Siletz Grange.  To date the Veterans Project has delivered a total of 223 quilts, including the 19 quilts delivered this month.  There are 7 quilts ready for the 19 applicatiions being worked on.  A new list of 58 requests will be worked on after the current list is completed. Quilts are always needed,  size 70 x 55,  Patriotic Themed in red/white/blue with stars and stripes are best.

2021 Raffle Quilt – Nan Scott reported that raffle tickets have been ordered as well as 500 postcards and  25 posters.  Ticket packets can be picked up at the Community Quilts open house in Waldport on December 3rd.

Fire Relief Fund – The guild members have very generously donated over $4,000 dollars.  Donations must be received by December 10th  when final distributions will be made.  Nan Scott will put a notice  on the BLOG.  Debbie Mosley made a motion that the remainder of the Guild Fire Relief Fund be dispersed by December 15th to Nancy Cross.  Motion was seconded by Becky Mershon and passed by a hand vote.  Janet Sylvester, treasurer will email the Executive Board as to the amount sent.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m.


Community Quilters Open House – 12/3; 10am-2pm at Lee Palmer’s business, 260 Willow St. Waldport-2pm

Merchandise Extravaganza – 12/3; 10am=2pm at Lee Palmer’s business.

General Membership  Meeting   Zoom meeting December 10th at 1pm

Veterans Quilt Project – 12/4; 10am-4pm at Siletz Grange

Documentation and Finishing School – TBA – 2021

No Executive Board Meeting in December

Respectfully submitted by Marian Brown, Co-Secretary OCQG

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