July 2019 OCQG General Meeting Minutes


The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. by President, Diane Tillotson.


Diane read a thank you note from the Hospital Auxiliary for the Heart Pillows.

Diane reported that Becky Mershon is ill and requested Get Well Cards.

The Visual Arts Center quilt display is fabulous and stunning.  Be sure to support, show runs July 3-27.

“Quilts for Hospice”, Annual Quilt Auction and Purchase will be held on Monday, September 30th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Education Room  Donations for the auction would be greatly appreciated.


Darcy de la Rosa moved for acceptance of the June General Meeting minutes.  Motion was seconded by Paulette Stenberg and passed by a voice vote.

Membership Directory 

This is the last day to opt out of the online directory which will be members only and password protected.  Directory will  list name, phone number and email of members.

Outreach Funds

The Executive Board brought the following recommendation to the membership for Outreach Fund Projects.  North Lincoln County Museum – $200; Latimer Center – $300; Coffee Creek Quilters- $500;

Guest Speaker program opened to the general public $1,000 this year and next year.  Outreach Fund amount this year was $2,000. Shirley Gilmore moved to accept the Outreach Fund recommendations as presented,  motion was seconded by Rose Shaw and passed by a voice vote.

Committee Reports

Quilt Show – Jean Amundson, Jackie Stankey and Darcy de la Rosa gave an update on the upcoming Quilt Show. 250 quilt have been registered in the show, this does not include documentation, Veterans quilts, hallway hangings, challenge medallions, BayShore challenge or Knotty Ladies challenge.  Total will exceed 300 quilts.  Please get requests for change to the treasurer today.  Please park as far away as possible on the Quilt Show days so that attendees have a place to park.  Sign up sheets for helping are on the table, workers are needed so please sign up today.  There are still 6 slots to fill for judging day helpers on Wednesday, the day before the Quilt Show opens.  Intake for the show will be from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, July 29th.  If you are unable to bring your quilt at that time, please send it with a friend or call a member on the judging committee as a last resort.  Quilt Show quilts, CANNOT be picked up early. If you still need an ad in the Quilt Show Book, contact Darcy today.  Workers are still needed during the Quilt Show, please see Twy & Eve at the table to sign-up during the meeting break.  Teecia Cornelius reported that today is the last day to purchase a Sponsored Ribbon.  Cost is $10.  This is an opportunity for members to give a ribbon to their favorite quilt in the show.  Please pick up sponsored ribbons after 1 p.m. on Thursday and put on the quilt.  Big and small gyms still need more set-up helpers and 8’ ladders.  Please let the Committee Chair know and they will be happy to pick-up ladders.

Remember , it is fun to see the quilts go up on display.  It is a great way to see the show early and a great opportunity to meet people.  Thursday set-up potluck, food is needed and can be dropped off with special handling directions any time after 7:30 a.m.  Please be sure to label pan if it is not disposable.  Please pick up pans before the end of the day.  Please list ingredients used in food.  Pre-sold tickets are available today from Jean Amundson.

Membership – Ruth Johnson said there are 66 members, a guest and 3 new members at the meeting.

There is a updated membership directory list on the sign-in table.  Please pick-up list and add to your directory.  There is a new fabric store in South Beach called the Coyote Creek Fabric Store and the owners are new guild members.

Oregon State Fair – Twy Hoch reported that 15 members have signed up to be at the Oregon State Fair on August  30th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Let Twy know if you’d like to join the group.

Finishing School – Paulette Stenberg reminded the group that finishing school is in two weeks and now is a good time to start finishing projects for next years Quilt Show.  Diane Tillotson will deliver the fabric received today for the “Skirting the Issue” fundraiser. Please bring more l yard pieces of fabric next month for the project to support girls in the Foster System. 

Challenge Medallions – Ginger Dale reminded the members to be sure to vote for 3 medallions during the break. The medallions will be hung at the Quilt Show.

Veterans Quilt Project – Ginger Dale reported there will be regular workshops to make Veteran Quilt Tops from the challenge medallions.  Hoping to have a monthly workshop.  There are currently 29 people on the list waiting for quilts.  Watch for work party dates and places.  There will be 5 quilts awarded at the Quilt Show.

Rec Center Hangings – Debbie Mosley still has a green/blue quilt to be picked up. No label.

Raffle Quilt – Jane Szabo reminded everyone to turn in the ticket stubs and money.  Quilt is currently in Bandon and will move to Quilters Cove in Newport on Monday.

Workshops – Janet DeSau reported that Mister Domestic will be the program at the October 10th Guild Meeting and there will be a workshop on October 11th.  More information to follow.

Guild Retreat – Georgia Sabourin reported there are 4-5 on the waiting list and encourages anyone interested in attending the retreat to sign up since “things happen” and spaces open up.

Program – Janet DeSau introduced members of the guild with their FFO (Finally Finished Objects) as the program for the evening.  

Darcy de la Rosa shared a yellow “Feathered Star” quilt that was started in 2008 as a wedding gift.  It will be in the Quilt Show.

Linda Reeves showed “Farmer Rabbit” wall hanging that she started 20 years ago.

Paulette Stenberg shared a blue wall hanging, a “Butterfly Quilt” in pastel colors from block of the month squares from 2002. The quilt is going to be a raffle quilt for FISH of Lebanon.  A third FFO was a Rag-Quilt from a kit bought at Craft Warehouse in 2001.  The flannel quilt will be given to her grandson who was born in 2001.

Jean Amundson shared “The Columbian Puzzle Redux”. The block design is an adaptation of the 1893 Columbian  Puzzle block. Fabrics for the quilt were gathered and piecing was started 3-4 years ago, an internet search followed for “more fabric” and then the quilt requested “hand quilting in the 1890’s style.

Twy Hoch showed a large Four Patch Posie quilt from a pattern that she bought in Carlton, Oregon during the 2008 Shop Hop.  She has used the quilt as a tool for classes as an example of stack and whack.

Jane Szabo showed a large quilt from 2017 or 2018 Block of the Month.  The quilt will be a community quilt.

Shirley Gilmore shared a  Betty Boyink quilt pattern done in grays, pinks and greens. It is nicknamed her “traveling quilt” since it was started in Ohio in 1989, back to Oregon in 1990, used to teach technique in 1991, finished quilt top in 1991, packed dishes in the quilt top when it moved back to Oregon in 1995.  Finished quilt is going to daughter in Ohio.

Show & Share

Toni Brodie shared a beautiful quilt in black and lime green requested by her granddaughter for her birthday.

Marylynn Kleeman showed her Veterans Quilt that won Reserve Grand Champion at the 2019 Lincoln County Fair. She also shared heart pattern baby quilt in bright and muted colors.

Jane Szabo showed a mini quilt titled “Storm at Sea” patterned after Nan’s 2009 Light House pin.

Diane Tillotson shared a king size quilt titled “Fences and Flowers’ in shades of blues and greens, a labor of love.

Darcy de la Rosa showed a Family Pictures Wedding Quilt that was made for her daughters wedding.  The quilt top was in shades of pink, purple, flowered material and photographs that were copied on cloth by Darcy. The quilt top was made by her sister Patty. The back of the quilt featured preprinted labels that wedding attendees signed, quilting was done by Lisa Taylor. 

Julia Bailey shared a large quilt named “Genesis” made with bright colored fabric for a friend.

Rosanne Berton showed some fabrics from Spoon Flower Fabrics, her favorite online site.  She encouraged the members to handle her samples to see the quality of the material.

Joan Johnson shared an ultra creepy quilted wall hanging in black and white with a spider web quilting pattern.

Nifty Notions

Marilyn Workman won a Scissor Handled Mug

Quilters Surprise

Bev Hergenrader won an Organizer Basket, 4 1/2” tweezer scissors, playing cards, book mark and cutting mat cleaner.

SABLE – Teecia Cornelius “Blues”

Winners were Toni Brodie, Beverly Hergenrader, Kathleen Holt, Janet DeSau and Twy Hoch.

Block of the Month – Merralee Wilson

Blocks on flag patterns to be used on Veterans Quilts during work party.

Community quilt blocks.  Flying Geese, 4 at a time, 2 sets demonstration will be done by Nan Scott at 5pm before the August general meeting. 

Twy Hoch shared a large Thank You Poster from the school children in Philomath for the community quilts.  The community quilters have provided quilts to the Waldport, Toledo and Philomath schools to be used by the school nurses.

Community Quilters – Lindanne  Perdue announced there are kits available on the table for quilts and pillows.  There are also some quilts needing binding.  The  hospital really likes our “pretty heart pillows” and can use up to 20 per week.  Community quilters could use more non floral materials in blues and white.  Many thanks to the members that participate in the community quilts projects.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.


Executive Board Meeting 7/17 – 10-11:30 a.m. at Carriage House

Quilt Show Meeting 7/17 – 1:15 p.m. at Carriage House

Finishing School 7/25 – 10 a.m.-  4 p.m. at Carriage House


Quilt Intake Monday 7/29 – 2-4p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church

Quilt Show – Friday, 8/2, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

                      Saturday, 8/3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Boutique Pick-up, Saturday, 8/3, 3-4 p.m.

Quilt Pick-up, Saturday, 8/3, after all quilts are down and in hallway, approximately 5:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Marian Brown, Secretary OCQG

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