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 – Carriage House
  • Finishing School: Carriage House 10-4

Featured Quilter

Check out 2020 Featured Quilter Jane Szabo’s quilting bio on the guild’s web page under Events, the Quilt Show, then clicking on Featured Quilter.

Quilt Show 2020

The “kickoff” quilt show meeting will be on MARCH 19, at 1:15 PM (following the OCQG executive meeting and lunch in the morning).
Show Committee Leads – Please pick-up your envelope/packet from Cindy McEntee at the guild meeting on  FEBRUARY, 13th.

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

Show and Share

  • Dee Hill showed a Veteran quilt for a “like-a-son” friend who served 28 years in the Navy. Her creation included a photo of him and another of the aircraft carrier he was assigned to, as well as a mariners compass block and many star patterns. The center was a soaring eagle panel.
  • Christine Benedetti shared a hearts quilt from the February 2019 Block of the Month.
  • Jackie Stankey showed a miniature quilt with an interesting pieced border. She plans to enter it in the quilt show.
  • Twy shared her grandson’s childhood quilt featuring farm tractors and wagons with working wheels. She said it has been hanging at the Mission Mills Museum in Salem for the past 3 months.
  • Jean Larson showed her niece’s quilt “When the Cows Come Home.”

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!

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