May 2021 Newsletter Blog

May Speaker for Guild Meeting

Emily Taylor of Collage Quilter will be presenting a trunk show May 13, 1 pm Guild Meeting

Emily loves beautiful fabric and creating art.  She thinks of collage quilt-making as painting with fabric!  Her goal is to help you have success with your collage quilts.

It’s time again for Open House in Waldport!

Thursday, May 6th 10am to 2pm at Lee Palmer’s building
The whole gang will be there.
This month we have a wish list for community quilts:
  • 2-4 folding chairs — do not need to match
  • Stepladder with rails or small sturdy ladder not over 6 feet tall
  • Must be really safe for all of us
  • Kitchen size trash can for under main table
  • Wall clock

Please bring your mask and remember only 2-3 members inside at one time.

See you there!

Lindanne Purdue

Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales

HELP support the beautiful 2021 raffle quilt and pick up packets of tickets to sell or buy for yourself.  We may not be able to have a quilt show again this year so we need to do all that we can to get those tickets sold and stubs turned in within the next couple of months.  Melissa will be at the Community Quilters in Waldport Thursday May 6th from 10-2 with ticket packets and the record book so you can turn in stubs and get more packets.  This is important!  In this time of “shut down” the raffle quilt is our one main way to raise money for the guild.

Nan Scott


Veteran’s Committee

We’ve had a very busy month!   16 people sewed at the Sew in in Siletz on April 21st.  On April 29th, we presented 3 quilts at the American Legion in Newport.  All were Viet Nam Veterans.  Unfortunately, one was given posthumously to a son, also a veteran, in honor of his dad.  It was a lovely tribute. In March & April, we presented 38 quilts.

We need any help you can provide like making blocks, quilt tops, machine quilting and if you can to embroider labels on your embroidery machines.  Thanks for all your support.  We have many Lincoln County Veterans.  They are so appreciative of our efforts.

Rose Shaw

Zoom Workshop

Our first zoom workshop is May 14, 9-12. It has a few openings left only $35 for members and $45 for non-members.  Emily Taylor of Collage Quilter will be guiding us thru a beginning quilt of your choice.  You will receive a discount code for a pattern from her website. At this date you would need to download your choice of several beginning patterns.
No need to pack up supplies just be ready in your own home with a zoom connection.
Sign up by emailing or calling Jane at or 541-270-6130.
Jane Szabo


2022 Raffle Quilt UpDate:


   It has been an “unusual way” to design our 2022 Raffle Quilt! Viki West creating Zoom meetings, with 4 ladies living in 4 different places, during quarantine! It has been eventful, and we came up to the challenge! We had our 2nd in person & “in the same garage” design meeting, on April 9, masked, now having 1st & 2nd vaccines, we had a very productive meeting! 

Our chosen design is the Newport Bridge. It will be a nice size wall quilt picture featuring several “quilting” skills. (but could become a quilted throw).

Considering the past year of quarantine and missing our Guild meeting get together, it excites us that all members will have the opportunity to participate, adding your special skill level to this raffle quilt. Our design will begin with making 9 patch and snail trail blocks. We will cut out fabric for each block, include instructions & picture, helping you sew it together. Hoping to make it easy so even newbies can have a hand in making our quilt.

 Viki West is our contact person for getting these “kits” into your hands. She will be at “Community quilters” in Waldport on May 6, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The finished blocks will be due June 3, at the “community quilters” meeting. If you can’t make this delivery point, please contact Viki to make arrangements. We want everyone to be part of our Raffle quilt project! 

Viki West, email addy:

cell phone #:  541-914-5542

A Work in Progress

2022 Quilting in the Gardens Retreat

Well, the time is here to sign up for the 2022 Quilting in the Gardens Retreat at the Oregon Gardens.  Sign up will start on May 1st and names will be added per time stamp on the email I receive.  Your Retreat Committee will be trying to cover all bases so we will not have to cancel again.  Sooo, are you ready??  Here are the particulars:
Retreat dates:  Check-in is Tuesday Feb 1st
no earlier than 9 a.m. and checkout Friday by 10 a.m.
1.  You will be able to have up to 4 people in your room
2.  Prices will be as follows and are per person:
        1 person per room:   $400
        2 people per room:   $300
        3 people per room:   $270
        4 people per room:   $250
    Price includes:  Dinner Tues, Wed and Thurs evening.  Buffet Breakfast every morning, noon snack (note:  this is not a lunch but a snack.  Lunch can be bought in the Resort restaurant and Silverton has some fine places to try out) and cookies in the afternoon.  We also have a snack table that we set up.  Beverages are available throughout the day.  This normally includes coffee, water, some days iced tea, some lemonade.  And of course the camaraderie and getting to know each other is priceless.
    So signup and join us with any of your sewing projects.
    A $50 nonrefundable deposit will be due on or before the September General meeting on Sept. 8th and the final payment due on or before the December meeting, Dec. 8th.  Feel free to send partial payments at any time.
    There will be one class and that information will be sent out later.
    If the list fills up please don’t hesitate to signup on the Wait List as life changes our plans and slots open up.
    If you have roommates add it to your signup email.  If you need a roommate add it to your signup email.
    Within a week after May 1st everyone that has signed up will receive an email notification letting you know that you are on the list.
    If you have questions please note them in your signup email.  You will receive periodical emails with updates and/or information.  But also feel free to email at any time with questions or concerns.
    Send your signup email to Georgia at
Your Retreat Committee,
Georgia, Cyndie, Gail and Jan McQueen
P.S.  We have right at 50 signed up already.  Email Georgia if you want to join us.  Come have some fun!

2021 Rhododendron Guild Quilt Show

Come to Rhododendron Guild Quilt Show, May 14-15, 2021      10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Old School Furniture, 6th & Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439

Admission: donation


Blog Editor

If you are interested in knowing all the news before anyone else does, have average computer skills and a good internet service I’d love to train you to take over the blog in January 2022.  We can work together for the rest of this year until you feel comfortable taking the job.

Thanks for considering this position,


PS:  I had to share this amazing quilt.  I saw it on Facebook and the person who posted it said she did not know who made it.