General Meeting Minutes, February, 2019

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild General Meeting February 14, 2019

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The meeting was called to order at 1 p.m. by President, Diane Tillotson.


Due to the bad weather conditions, we had our program ahead of the business meeting so Marie could get on the road, back to Bend.


Diane introduced Marie Bostwick, an author and quilter who presented an enlightening, humorous program to the guild about her life, well lived.  Marie showed pictures of quilts that accompanied her stories, the quilts were beautiful and filled with meaning and her stories delightful.  We learned “author secrets”, heard a humor filled biography of Marie, enjoyed her bumper sticker “Marie for President – Lets Make America Great for Quilting” and a hush fell over the group as she shared her son’s story.  Marie has published several books, starting with The Thread of Quilting.  Her newest book Hope on the Inside will be available for purchase on March 28th.  Guild members received the gift of chocolate hearts from Marie as well as a program filled with wit and humor.


Fran Whited moved for acceptance of the January general meeting minutes.  Motion was seconded by Dolores Wagner and approved by members present.

2020 Raffle Quilt – Ann Flescher and Deb Smith presented a pattern for a quilt made from 12 1/2” blocks of Coastal Area Activities for the 2020 Raffle Quilt. Discussion followed.

Jean Amundson moved for acceptance of the design.  Motion was seconded by Darcy de la Rosa and approved by members present.  Ann Flescher and Deb Smith will co-chair the project.


Quilt Show – Darcy de la Rosa thanked the members for signing up at the last meeting to be chairpersons.  The quilt show still needs the following chairpersons – demonstrations, hostess coordinator, large and small gym hanging, pipe draping and table take down.  Quilt Show meeting will be held next Thursday, February 21st at 1:15 p.m. at the Carriage House.

2019 Raffle Quilt – Jane Szabo announced that approximately 3000 tickets have been checked out, approximately $800 received.  Brochures on the quilt and guild are available to pick up from Jane. The guild has a facebook page that has over  650 followers.  A request was received for help on a memory quilt, see Jane if you are interested in helping.  The Albany Quilt Show sold 200 raffle tickets, next year the raffle quilts will be in a “more visible area”.  The raffle quilt is currently at Ruth’s in Waldport.

Community Quilters – Diane read a thank you from Doernbecker Childrens Hospital.

Sue Stephenson – reported distributions of 10 quilts, 9 oncology bags, 25 burp cloths, 15 toiletry bags.  Oncology bags and burp cloths are ongoing needs.  Patterns for both are available at our table.  Additionally, the pattern for the oncology bag is now available on the website.  We also need more quilts in the 4 X 5 range for Head Start. Please stop by our table and take home a quilt top kit to complete, or take home a quilt “bundle” to be quilted.  March Guild meeting program is Community Quilters – How your participation helps others.  Date is March 14th at 1 p.m.  We will have speakers, demonstrations and displays.  March workshop is Community Quilters,  date is March 23 at  Atonement Lutheran Church beginning at 8 a.m.  There will be many activities to choose from.  We will have a quilt tying workshop, “Make a Top” workshop and others.  For all of you who have been saving those scraps for dog beds, Twy will be conducting a Dog/Cat Bed workshop  and you will be amazed at the quality of the finished product!  No need to sign up, but please mark your calendars and plan to attend this workshop.  There will be more information on the blog as we approach the date.

Merchandising – Becky Mershon announced that we have some “new items” for sale. Bumper sticker “Driver Carries No Cash – Wife Is A Quilter” $2.00 and Note Cards packets of 10 cards/envelopes for $10. The committee will have a table set up with merchandising items for sale at the next meeting.

Membership – Diane thanked the committee for having the new directory and membership cards available at today’s meeting.  Ruth Johnson reported that there are 188 members in the directory.

Today there are 86 members and 6 guests present.  Memberships paid after printing of directory and 2 new members joining today = 192 guild members.

Meeting Set-Up/Take-Down – Janet DeSau announced that additional helpers are needed for this committee, please let her know if you can help.

Finishing School – Paulette Stenberg announced next Finishing School date is February 28th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Carriage House.

Documentation – Twy Hoch reported February 23rd date is full.  Next documentation will be in Lincoln City on April 13th, please sign-up.

Veterans Projects – Ginger Dale reported there will be a Bayshore workshop on March lst.  A date for a Newport workshop will be set up later.  

Challenge Quilts – Ginger Dale reported there are still kits available.  The project is to make the center block for a veterans quilt, kits available with material, block size 24-1/2” square or 24-1/2” by 36-1/2” rectangle.  Quilts will be displayed at the 2019 Quilt Show.

Mid Valley Quilt Show at Oregon State Fairgrounds entry forms are online and due April 13th.  Ginger is willing to take quilts over, please contact her for more information.

Willamette Valley Quilt Show in Albany was a great success and many of our guild members won ribbons.  Congratulations!

Guild Retreat – Ginger Sabourin reported “IT WAS FUN”, thank you to everyone that helped with set-up.  A special thank you to Gail Chipman and Nan Roberts for the classes. The committee members for the 2020 Retreat are Gail Chipman, Jan McQueen and Cindy Wentz.  Sign-up will be available after the Willamette Valley Quilt show dates are confirmed. Be sure to sign-up early and “bring your sense of humor to the retreat”.

Recreation Center Hangings – Debbie Mosley, floral quilts will be displayed next month, please make sure there is a hanging sleeve on the quilt.

Quilters Surprise & Nifty Notions  – A big thank you to Marie Hunter for providing several donations for the drawing.

Twy Hoch won an organizer

Marylynn Kleemann won charm packs

Lana Pries won finished quilting blocks, fabric and thread

Chris Benedetti won a jelly roll

Janet DeSau won a Scissor Keeper

Bev Hergenrader won a tape measure, scissors, small pattern and small charm pack

Ruth Johnson won aquarium tickets

Judy McCoy won patterns

SABLE – Tisha Cornelius – no fat quarters were received today, March is 30’s & 40’s Fabric

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson and Jan McQueen announced winners, Judy Ruder, Janet DeSau, Teri Taraba, Shirley Kemnitz, Beverly Hergenrader, Phyllis Mitchell and Fran Whited.

Workshop – Janet DeSau announced a Barn Board Painting Class Workshop on April 12th, cost for materials and instruction $55, class size limited to 35.

Show & Share – Lots of Retreat Projects

Diane Tillotson – Seascape Runner for Quilt Show Silent Auction

Melissa Hollenbeck – collage quilt of her Kitty in red & black

Jan McQueen – Jelly roll mat ; magic wallet; squares for a quilt top; yellow and gray wedding quilt; quilt for nephew in grays and greens;  community quilt made by Kathy Lambert in pinks and purple

Becky Mershon & Judy McCoy – small quilts made from left over flowers

Judy McCoy – block of the month quilt in Broken Heart blocks in pinks and reds

Doris Rhoades – hand quilted wall hanging an original pattern

Cheryl Kramer – friendship sampler and quilt top of stars

Toni Brodie – Crows wall hanging, Witches Candy quilt and her third Crown Royal Bag quilt

Twy Hoch – Appliqued table topper and quilt top for her son

Cindy McEntee – Sailboat Quilt top

Betty Wilson – Montana Cartwheel class

Dolores Wagner – small quilt for auction, Umbrella & Boot

Joy Johnson – fish top, jelly roll rug

Maria Hunter – Community Quilt with tablecloth backing, front bright stripes and flowers

Anne-Marie Mann  – Little Log Cabin blue and white pattern with shells for a small quilt, jelly roll rug, Christmas wall hanging, modern quilt “tic-tac-toe”

Lisa Taylor – small quilt in blues for auction, panel blocks of birds

Janet Sylvester – jelly roll rug

Paulette Stenberg – Rusty Red quilt worked on at Finishing School, red, white and blue connecting thread kit, The Oregon Garden Girls quilt

Fran Whited – fabric “friendship quilt” from June 1996, blue and yellow community quilt, 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” square strips multi colored quilt

Pam Grindell – microwave bowl, kulti colored squares quilting

Rose Shaw – 9th retreat attended, chenille pot holders

Lindanne Perdue – Lighthouses and Quilters Ark paper pieced

Dolores Wagner – Christmas Wall Hanging 

Meeting was adjourned at 2:40 p.m.


Executive Board Meeting – February 21st – 10-11:30a.m. at the Carriage House

Quilt Show Meeting – February 21st  1:15p.m. at the Carriage House

Fiinishing School – February 28th  10a.m.-4p.m. at the Carriage House

Documentation – February 23rd – 9a.m.-3p.m. at the Carriage House

Community Quilters – March 7th – 10a.m.-2p.m. at Ruth’s Family Fabrics, Waldport

General Membership Meeting – March 14th at Atonement Lutheran Church

(Table Walk – 12:30 p.m. – Business Meeting – 1:00p.m. )

Respectfully submitted by Marian Brown, OCQG Secretary