Community Quilters & 2020 Challenge Quilt Submissions

So, I actually believe we are starting to see a downturn in the number of requests for facemasks, and before you all start thinking about taking a break from sewing stuff for community quilters, I want to make you aware of our needs.
I was delivering masks to Samaritan House last week, and was told that many of their residents will be moving soon into the affordable housing development that is currently finishing construction just north of Newport.  We have tried in the past to provide any “graduate” of the program at Samaritan House with a quilt for them and their family members as they enter this next stage of their life.  This means we need more twin and double sized quilts.  We don’t have many in our inventory right now, and so I am requesting that you concentrate your efforts on quilts that are twin sized or larger.  As usual, we have quite a few tops that need to be quilted.  If you are willing to take on quilting one or more of these beauties, please let Lindanne Perdue know ( and she will get a bundle or two to you.
We have a couple of other agencies that need twin and double quilts.  This seems to be the most desired sizes, and also the sizes that we are almost always short on supply.
We are doing well on the tote bags for Children’s Advocacy Center.  I am making a delivery to them this week and there are enough to hold them for awhile.  Thanks to those who have made these!  They are sturdy and so functional and have been well received by the kids.
Again, I want to shout out a HUGE thank you to all our mask makers!  In that regard, I just delivered a bunch to the Lincoln Co. Clerks Office to be used by the individuals counting ballots.  So, along with saving lives and preventing the spread of Covid-19, you can report with pride to your friends and family that you are helping in our democracy process!  I will be sending out an updated report soon, and I believe you will be absolutely blown away!
2020 Quilt Challenge

Hello, all challengers! Although we won’t have a guild meeting on June 11, you can submit your finished challenge quilts by sending a digital photo to Nan Scott along with your name and the name of the quilt. Send a copy to me and to Velma Freudenthal, too. Entry submissions must arrive no later than June 11.

Nan has agreed to post the photos on the guild website, and we’ll invite members to cast their vote for their first, second, and third choices. Voting will finish July 9.

We’ll send an article about the challenge entries and the winners to the area newspapers and to We’ll also send links to the Newport Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln County League of Women Voters.

I can’t wait to see the entries! Meanwhile, stay safe and well.

Love, Jean