July Announcements

2020 Challenge Quilts

Vote early, but not often! (In fact, each guild member can vote just once . . .)

If you haven’t voted for your three favorite 2020 challenge quilts, do it now! Voting will end at midnight on July 9, and then we’ll tally the votes and let you know which are the ribbon winners. Many thanks to the sixteen entrants who commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, “Votes for Women.” There are 15 entries eligible to receive a vote.  The 16th was disqualified because it was entered past the deadline, but it is certainly worthy of display.

View Quilts http://oregoncoastalquilters.org/PDF/Challenge%20Entries.pdf
Cast ballot https://forms.gle/MnJDp8xcKoR1zqSJ9

2020 Raffle Quilt Drawing

Hi All,

I have received confirmation that we are on the Atonement Lutheran Church calendar for the quilt raffle ticket drawing on Saturday, August 8th at 3:00 p.m.
Rosanne Betleski Berton
619-723-5611 (mobile)

Latimer Newsletter

If you would like to take a look at the Latimer Summer 2020 Newsletter here’s a link.


FOR SALE: Reliable (brand name) Maven 120IS Ironing Station, new/never used. Value, $169. Sale price, $125. Contact Jean Amundson, 541-265-5544 or via email, mjeanamundson@gmail.com.

The Quilts of Rosie Lee Thompkins

I ran across an article on this innovative quilt artist in the NY Times.  A showing of her quilts at the Berkeley Art Museum was scheduled for this month  through December 2020.  I went on the website today and the museum is closed due to the upswing in COVID cases.  However, The Times had some very good photos of her quilts.

Rosie Lee was born in 1936 in rural Arkansas as the oldest of 15 half siblings. She died at age 70 in December 2006,.  She learned the art of quilt making from her mother.  In 1958 the family moved to Milwaukee, then on to Chicago and finally settled in Richmond, CA along with thousands of other African-Americans who came to work in the shipyards there.  She became a nurse, married and had five children.  Her marriage ended in a divorce.  In order to make ends meet she began selling her quilts at flea markets in the Bay Area.  By the late 70’s she as making enough from the sale of her quilts to quit working and work full time on her art.

She used a wide range of fabrics including velvet, dish towels, and photos off T shirts to name only a few.  She cut her fabrics freehand and each quilt is a unique riot of color.  She is quoted as saying,” “I think it’s because I love them so much that God let me see all these different colors,” Tompkins once said of her quilts, “I hope they spread a lot of love.”

So, I hope the photos of the quilts of this amazing artist spread a lot of love to you.