January 2020 General Meeting Minutes


The meeting was called to order by President, Diane Tillotson at 12:58 p.m.


Membership was reminded to turn off cell phones during the meeting.

A note was received from Veteran, Roger Wilson, thanking us for his Quilt of Valor.

A $200 donation was received from Jim, Evelyn and Mark DePaolo. The money was earmarked for the Veterans’ Quilts project. Secretary was directed to write a thank you note.

Debbie Mosley announced she will return the Blue Christmas Quilts that have been hanging in the Rec Center at next month’s meeting. She is looking for Valentines and Shamrocks to hang in February and animals for March.


Roseanne Berton moved to accept last month’s minutes as published on the Guild’s blog. Motion was  Seconded by Gail  Chipman and passed by a voice vote of the membership.

Committee Reports


Evelyn DePaolo announced the next Quilt Documentation will be in Lincoln City at the museum on February 15. Call Twy (541/563-3899) to reserve a spot on the appointment list.

Veterans’ Quillts Project

Ginger Dale reported that the Veterans Quilt Project needs more quilts. Donations can be in the form of completed quits or quilt tops that will then be quilted by a volunteer. Rose Shaw showed an example of the beautiful embroidered labels that Pat Laub provides for each quilt given to a veteran. 

Quilt Show

Darcy de la Rosa reported that there are still volunteer positions available for the quilt show. The list and sign up sheet were posted on the back table.

Challenge Quilt 2020

Velma Freudenthal reminded the membership that the theme of this year’s challenge is the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. She pointed out that we may be the end of the generation that knew ladies who were not able to vote until 1920 when the new law was enacted. She further reported that ideas and information are readily available on the internet. So far 16 people have enrolled in the challenge.

Community Quilts

Sue Stephenson told members that her committee meets at Ruth’s Family Fabrics in Waldport the 1st Thursday of each moth. She has quilts that need to be bundled with batting and backing; others that need to be quilted and more that need to be bound. She only has about 20 finished quilts in inventory now. She is also low on hospital pillows.


Ruth Johnson announced 4 guests: Sandra Quinn (from Alaska), Diane Hough (from Lincoln City), Jean Rogers (from Newport) and Janet Bowen (from Lincoln City). Both Jean and Janet joined the guild at the break. There were 74 members signed in for the meeting. Total membership for 2020 is 130.


Janet DeSau announced that 2020 workshops have posted to the guild website. Gail Chipman’s jelly roll bag is the next workshop. There are still spaces available.


Georgia Sabourin reported the retreat roster is full. She reminded everyone that 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 28 is the earliest arrival time. Room check-in is 3:00 that day. There will be a workshop led by Cyndie Wenz at the retreat. For a fee of $5.00, attendees will make a lined bag with an inside pocket. Cyndie will provide patterns and batting. Friday Jan. 31 checkout is noon, allowing time to visit the quilt show in Albany on the way home. There will be one more e-mail sent to attendees before January 28.

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.”

Program: Silent Auction

All purchases were finalized after the break, concluding at 2:00.

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.


  • Meralee Wilson has the new rack cards for the 2020 quilt show and raffle quilt. She encouraged members to pick up and deliver them in their travels.
  • Executive meeting January 16 at the Carriage House, Newport
  • Finishing School January 23, Carriage House, Newport
  • Community Quilts February 6, Ruth’s Family Fabrics, Waldport
  • Documentation February 15, Lincoln City Museumr
  • Next Meeting February 13 at Atonement Lutheran Church, Newport

Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. 

Respectively submitted by Toni Brodie, co-Secretary OCQG

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