December 2019 Newsletter Blog
Our Next General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday December 12th at Atonement Lutheran Church
Table Walk: 12:30 Holiday Potluck: 1:00
Our December quilt guild meeting is our annual holiday potluck at 1:00. Please bring your table setting (plate, utensils and place mat if you have one). Bring a dish to share (homemade or store bought), appetizer, salad, main dish (if it needs to be kept hot we can do that), dessert, bread and butter, etc. and serving utensils for your dish. Please put a note by your dish if it contains anything that members might have an allergy to, nuts, peanut butter or if it is gluten free. It helps if you put your name on any objects that are yours, so we can get them back to you.
We will be collecting for Lincoln County Food Share so bring non perishable food items or money and put your name in the basket to have a chance to win the table decorations.
December Potluck meeting will have fun game this year and yes you can win more prizes.
We are looking forward to a great year in 2020 of special guest quilters and workshops. You will have the first opportunity to sign up for our first two workshops at the December meeting.
Feb workshop will be a beach landscape by Judy Petersen, Quiltedpics.com
March workshop is a Jelly Roll Tote bag taught by Gail Chipman.
Check out our table for more details during table walk.
Please come back to our table and take a quilt “bundle” home to be quilted. We have soooo many of these in various sizes to be finished, either tied or machine quilted. We have lots of members who like to do the binding, so you don’t need to do that!
Thanks to all of our members who make our beautiful Community Quilts! They are going out to some very deserving folks.
December Rec. Center Quilt Hangings
Just a reminder December’s Rec Center theme is “Blue Christmas”. These will be up thru January. I will be returning the fall quilts at the December meeting. Don’t forget labels and hanging sleeves.
Also, we WILL be selling Quilter’s Surprise and Nifty Notion raffle tickets.
OCQG 2020 Challenge: Votes for Women!
Ninety-nine years ago our grandmothers and mothers couldn’t vote in federal elections—many times, they couldn’t vote at all! Brave women and men campaigned, picketed, demonstrated, petitioned, and worked behind the scenes for many years to change this. They were jailed, spat on, reviled, ridiculed, and sometimes force-fed if they went on hunger strikes. In some countries, women are still denied the right to vote.
The Nineteenth Amendment changed that for our country. The amendment was approved by the House of representatives and the Senate in 1919. Then it was ratified by state legislatures in three-fourths (36) of the 48 states, and finally became part of the US Constitution on August 18, 1920. It states, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
Thus the 1920 election became the first US presidential election in which women were permitted to vote in every state. In honor of the 100th anniversary of this precious right, OCQG members are challenged to make a quilt about our right to vote.
- The quilt must speak to the idea of women being able to vote, or that they cannot be denied that right.
- Quilts must be no larger than 30” in any dimension. They may be smaller if desired. Total outside circumference may not be more than 120”.
- Embellishments are welcome but not required.
- All quilts must be made entirely by the entrant.
- A card with the name of the quilt must be pinned to the lower front right-hand corner. The quilt-maker’s name must be on the back of the quilt, covered with a piece of paper.
- Quilts must be brought to the June meeting in a brown bag and will be voted on at the June and July meetings.
There is lots of information about women’s suffrage and the right for us to vote on the internet. Here are a few suggestions and ideas to get you started:
- Photos of suffragists and/or their activities printed on fabric.
- Pennants: “votes for women.”
- Reproductions of posters from that era.
- Ballot boxes, ballots, flags . . .
- And for traditionalists, make a Sunbonnet Sue (or Sam) with a flag, ballot box, ballot, etc.
Sign up to make a Votes for Women! Challenge quilt at the next few guild meetings. (By the way, at least three other Oregon guilds are issuing commemorative quilt challenges—in Portland, Deschutes County, and Umpqua Valley.)
Questions? Call or email Jean Amundson!
The 2020 Retreat
Final payment due on or before the Dec. 12th guild meeting. If not attending and need to mail payment, please send to Georgia Sabourin by the Dec.12th due date. Georgia will be sending out an email regarding your balance. If there are any discrepancies, please bring it to her attention. There are 5 people on the waiting list. Georgia and her committee are looking forward a GRAND retreat!!
2020 Quilt Documentation Dates
- Tips & Techniques was the program for the day. The membership was divided into four groups and rotated around the room to learn:
- Hiding Knots – Twy Hoch
- Hot Fix “BLING” – Dolores Thomas Applique – Ruth Hutmacher Reducing the Bulk – Jane Szabo
- Members had a wonderful time going from station to station to learn the four technique tips. There was lots of buzzing conversation, laughter, excitement and applause as the groups moved form station to station. The program was a great success – THANK YOU Twy, Dolores, Ruth and Jane!
- Quilters Surprise – Debbie Mosley
- Pat Laub won a light box and an iron-off marking pen.
- Nifty Notions – Debbie Mosley
- Jackie Stankey won a mini stash storage and a white pen. Sally Ann Morris won a large stash storage.
- Sable – Teecia Cornelius
- Jewel Tones winners were Beverly Hergenrader, Kathleen Holt and Renee Dickerson
- Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson
- Next month is Wool Ornaments
- Fran Whited won the Block of the Month drawing.
- Show and Share
- Jean Amundson shared Oregon Springtime and Autumn Intersections which will go to the quilt show silent auction.
- Darcy de la Rosa showed a quilt made from the October/November Block of the Month squares. Teecia Cornelius shared a multicolored painted canvas travel bag.
- Judy McCoy and Darcy de la Rosa showed pillow tops from the Mr. Domestics workshop. Twy Hoch shared Veteran Quilt tops.
- Toni Brodie showed a Halloween Wall Hanging that was started at last years retreat.