January 2019 Blog

January 10th Guild Meeting

This month’s guild meeting will be our Silent Auction and Sale.  This is a time to sell the quilt books, fabrics, patterns supplies and even sewing machines that you’ve decided you’d like to part with.  You can sell them and have money to shop for more! You’re welcome to sell used items if they are in good condition.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the Auction Bid Sheet off of the Guild Website.  under the Records and Forms Heading.  Click on this and choose Fillable Forms and click on Auction Bid Sheet Form.  Fill out the form.  Put the name of the item at the top.  Fill in the Buy it Now Price which is the amount you’ll accept without bidding.  Add a Minimum Bidamount which is the minimum amount you’ll accept for the item.   It’s easier to price in $1.00 increments.   Click here to be redirected to Bid Sheet: http://www.oregoncoastalquilters.org/Records/OCQG%20Silent%20Auction%20Bid%20Document.pdf
  2. After the bidding opens members will have 30 minutes to place bids on the items. They can enter the minimum bid or whatever they’re willing to pay.  Other members can outbid the last bid until the bidding closes or they can simply choose the Buy it Now price and the bidding will be closed.
  3. There will be 15 minutes after the break to determine who the highest bidder is.  The Buyers will be rounded up and the highest bidder will need to pay the person selling the item.  This gets hectic, so if you have a bid on an item remember what it was and who the seller was.  

If you plan to sell bring some petty cash to make change for purchases.  Everyone should bring some cash and/or your checkbook.  

A Free Bin is available too for items you’d like to give away.

2019 Featured Quilter, Nan Scott

Here’s all about Nan in her own words:

I became interested in quilting in the mid 80’s when several of my female colleagues at Oregon State University would gather to make and tie baby quilts for new babies in the department and for the local thrift shop. But job demands did not afford much time for quilting so it was not until I retired in 2003 that the passion for the creative art of quilting was ignited.

Gladys Schoonover invited me to a Guild meeting in the fall of 2004. Her encouragement and sense of humor brought quilting alive for me.  Many of my quilts have an Asian theme that stems from the love and respect of the Chinese people engendered when I lived in China and Taiwan, but guild workshops, friendship groups, and many talented mentors have broadened my perspective and challenged me to try new things.

As much as I love quilting, my deepest passion lies in encouraging fellowship, fun, and communication among quilters. Soon after I joined the guild in 2004, I built a web site for the guild and later served as workshop chairman, newsletter editor, president, block of the month coordinator, membership and quilt show chair.  To encourage members to get to know each other better, several of us started a retreat first at Menucha on the Columbia Gorge, and then on to the Oregon Garden.  It is a joy to see this annual retreat become such a popular event filled to capacity with a waiting list.  Quilters are such compassionate, giving people who will be there for you in joyful times and in heartache.  For me, that is the true heart of quilting.

Nan Scott

December Holiday Potluck

Community Quilters

Hello Community Quilters!  Don’t forget that we will be meeting this coming Thursday, January 3, at Ruth’s Family Fabrics in Waldport, from 10 to 2.  Bring something for lunch or plan to grab a bite at one of the local eateries.  We will be working on quilt top kit preparations, which involves selecting a pattern and fabrics and then cutting the pieces to make a kit for guild members to take home and complete.  It’s a really fun, creative process.  You don’t have to bring anything except your ideas and creativity.  We have new cutting mats and cutters and rulers this year!  We had a tremendous 2018, distributing all sorts of items, including quilts, to many agencies, some new to our agency list.  We hope to see some new faces at our get-together, so come and join us.  It’s a great way to meet other guild members.

Sue Stephenson

Completed 2019 Raffle Quilt

Quilt Show News

Darcy de la Rosa will have the quilt show committee signup list at the January meeting and will ask you to put your name on a line! Please consider what you can help with so that the 2019 show will continue our string of successful shows.

The quilt show portion of the website has been partially updated. Go to “Events,” then “Quilt Show,” and click on the items listed. A brief bio from our 2019 Featured Quilter, Nan Scott, Is there. You can also click on “Quilt Show Committee and Subcommittees” to see what positions are still vacant. Finally, the Registration Policies and Categories are unchanged from last year, so you can already decide where your entries will go.

The quilt show working schedule will change, of course (BTW, we need one or two people to coordinate that!), as will the judging schedule and the judging form (same judging criteria but in a different order). And if you want a treat, click on “2018 Ribbon Winners” to see the beautiful quilts from last year’s show.

The first meeting of the entire Quilt Show Committee will be February 21, 1 p.m., at the Lincoln County History Center’s Carriage House. You’re welcome to attend the meeting!

Jean Amundson

Teecia Cornelius’ Chili Pepper Christmas Stockings.

Small Quilts Needed for Recreational Center

Please bring in Small Quilts to hang at the Rec. Center in January.  There is no particular theme but I need lots of small quilts.  I’ll pick them up at the January Guild Meeting and return them at the March meeting.


Debbie Mosley

“Stars Quit” made by Lisa’s friend in Portland, quilted by Lisa.


Sixty-one members attended the December Pot Luck. Nine guests signed in, also. In addition, three new members paid their dues: Kathie Arehart, Gleneden Beach, Susan Bakalish, Newport and Barbara Kinzel, South Beach. More than 50 members renewed their memberships.

 The deadline for submitting your renewal dues and be included in the directory is January 28, 2019. Dues are $25.00 per year or $29.00 if you wish the directory mailed. The directory will be available at the February 14, 2019 meeting. You can mail your membership dues to the guild address: Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild, PO Box 382, South Beach, OR 97366.

Ruth Johnson

President, Phoebe Hein was presented with her “Presidents Quilt” a beautiful,  king size quilt made with bright Kaye Fawcett fabric. A work of art and it brought a giant smile to Phoebe’s face.

2019 Quilt Guild Challenge

Hope you all of our members are recovered from the holidays and are ready to take on a new challenge.  This year we would like everyone in the guild to male a medallion block for the center of one of our veteran’s quilts.  We are providing 3 fat quarters to make your block, you can add fabric if you wish.   The size needs to be somewhere between a 24 1/2″ square to a 24 1/2″ x 36 1/2″ rectangle.   These blocks can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish to make them.  If you don’t wish to make a challenge block, we would love to have you make a block anyway, as we will hang them all at the quilt show in August and would love to have at least 100 to hang. Stop by the Challenge spot at table walk and help us with this worthwhile project.  Each block till be used to make a veteran’s quilt after the quilt show.

Ginger Dale

Quilt Documentation

Training Days:  If you think you might be interested in joining the Quilt Documentation Team or just want to find out what it’s all about please sign up for our training classes taught by Velma Freudenthal.  The dates are January 12 & 19th at the Carriage House. Class will begin at 10:00.  Please call Evelyn DePaola at (503) 487-6086 or Toni  Brodie at (541) 336-3505 to sign up.  

Documentation Date: The next documentation date is Saturday, February 9 at the Carriage House.  If you have quilts to document please call Twy Hoch at: (541) 563-3899.

December Meeting Prize Winners

Finishing School

Finishing School will be meeting on January 24 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 many bring your machine or hand work. We will have an 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 advice on. Fun time is had by all.

Karen Oetjen

Darcy Trego’s Billy Bag that she made for her sister.


Hello Everyone,

    We have two openings so please feel free to ask someone to attend, member or not.  Contact me with any questions you have about the retreat or the Birthday Gift Bag.  Some have expressed interest in having a Giveaway Table, so if you have anything you want to donate feel free to bring your items & share.

    Everyone will receive an email from us with last minute details on the Retreat, times, etc.  We’re looking forward to the retreat and want everyone to have a great time!  If you don’t hear from us by the middle of January please let me know.


Your  Committee Members:

Georgia, Cyndie, Linda Stroup, Sherry Lowrey

Table Centerpieces were won by – Shirley Kemnitz, Tina McCann, Lisa Taylor, Marylynn Kleeman, Jean Amundson, Velma Freudenthal, Rosanne Berton, Dolores Thomas, Lucy Milliken and Pam Grinwell.

December Winners!!

Quilters Surprise – Jan McQueen won an iron.

Nifty Notions – Joan Johnson won Fabric Marking Pens

Holiday Donations

Toni Brodie won a Bundle of Fabric from Lisa Hall

Toni Brodie won a Fat Quarter from Lisa Taylor

Sheila Stevens won a Fabric Package from Maria Hunter

Roseanne Berton won a Frog from Ann Flescher

Velma Freudenthal won  Charm Squares from Maria Hunter

Linda Reeves won  Charm Squares from Maria Hunter

Dolores Thomas won a Fabric Package from Maria Hunter

SABLE – Teecia Cornelius announced winners, Lisa Hall, Lana Pries, Twy Hoch and Ruth Hutmacher.Rec Center Hangings – Debbie Mosley announced that Mini Quilts will be hung in January.

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson announced winners Dolores Thomas and Phyllis Mitchell.

Show and Share

Darcy Trego – Billy Bag for her sister, place mats and coasters in pink and green and a T-Shirt Quilt for her daughters wedding.

Anne-Marie Mann –  Orange peel quilt in shades of pink, a table topper from 5” quilt squares and a multi colored “Birds” quilt.

Teecia Cornelius – Chili Pepper Christmas Stockings.

Lisa Taylor – “Stars Quit” made by Lisa’s friend in Portland, quilted by Lisa.

Lisa Hall – A portrait quilt of her 30 year old horse.

Sue Stephenson showed Community Quilts made by our new member Kathy Arehart, one was a beautiful Head Start Nap Quilt with a truck and tractor pattern.

Click here to view all December photos: http://oregoncoastalquilters.org/show-and-share-december/

Gloria Zirges’ Autumn Flyers

Gloria Zirges’ Quilts Honored at The Newport Visual Art Center

I wanted to alert everyone in the guild that Gloria Zirges’ work will be in the Mayors’ Show at the Newport Visual Art Center for the month of January.  The Opening Reception is January 4th from 5-7.  Her work was selected by outgoing Newport Mayor Roumagoux and incoming Newport Mayor Sawyer from the over 100 entries in the annual Pushpin Show at the VAC.  She will be showing her work along with seven other artists.  It’s great to see one of our wonderful quilters featured.  I hope people will come to the reception of stop by the Visual Arts Center at the Nye beach Turnaround, 11-5 Tuesday through Sunday.


-Janet Webster

Karen Donobedian’s Fire Island Hosta was a winner at 2018 Willamette Valley Quilting Festival.

Willamette Valley Quilting Festival

The Willamette Valley Quilting Festival is Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2. Any one entering quilts in the show can drop them off at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 38 N. Bayview Rd., Waldport, on Saturday, January 26, from 10:00 to 12:00.  Then the quilts can be picked up after the show on Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 to 12:00 at the church.

There Will be 365 New Days in 2019


365 Sunsets.

We have so much to look forward to!

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