May Blog

• Tina McCann Wins Again
• Quilt Show Registration
• Calling All Guild Members
• Finishing School
• Membership
• And the Winners Are …
• Help Wanted
• Condolences

Tina McCann Wins Again
Tina’s quilt, OR-7, won a major prize, best Wall Stationary Machine Workmanship, sponsored by Brother International Corporation, at the Paducah spring show.

OR-7 Winner in Paducah

This honor is added to the Best Wall Quilt award at the American Quilting Society show in Lancaster PA for her art quilt entitled Roots and Branches.

Roots and Branches wins at AQS show in Lancaster PA

What talent! Thank you, Tina, for sharing it.

Quilt Show Registration
Registration opened on March 1st. To date 17 quilts have been registered from 10 members. The registration count in each category is updated regularly on the web ( and each month during show and share, we will try to show you how to make the best category decision for your quilts. Only members in good standing by the June general meeting are eligible to enter quilts in the show so if you know of those who are thinking of joining or those who did not renew their membership, please encourage them to join no later than the June meeting.

It may seem like a long time before the quilt show in August, but registration closes on July 5th and that is only 75 days from now! Register early if at all possible to even out the load on the registrars and to give the quilt show chairs a good night’s sleep. Registration is simple and fast. Visit the guild’s web site and you will be guided through the process (

Want to try something new – perhaps a quilt with a modern flair or a wall hanging or bed quilt using paper piecing as the construction technique? Then we have two new categories that fit the bill – Modern and Paper-Pieced. The Quilt Show Chairs have further clarified the Paper-Pieced category by saying that any Large wall or bed quilt that uses paper piecing as the primary construction technique must be entered in this category. Judy Niemeyer designs are the most common, but there are other designers using this technique as well. Some applique may be included. Table runners, placemats, and small wall quilts that are paper pieced would NOT be in this category.

Our annual quilt show has earned the reputation as being one of the BEST. It is your quilts that make it so. We have a reputation to uphold so let’s get busy. It would be fantastic if we could have an entry from every single member!

Calling all guild members!

Signups to work at the quilt show (Aug 3-4), and signups for helping our quilt judge (July 31-Aug 1) will begin at the May 10 general meeting. Bring your pens, calendars, and willing spirits to the meeting and see Sue Stephenson/Cheryl Kramer for quilt show helpers and Pat Laub/Lana Pries for judging support.

Want to sponsor a special ribbon at the show? Teecia Cornelius will be happy to take your $10 along with a name for your ribbon at the May 10 meeting!

And Georgia Sabourin would like 5-1/2” squares of children’s fabric for the Children’s Corner.

Expect to see some wonderful quilts displayed at the Newport Library, July 1-31. These small quilts (donated by members) will be in a silent auction at the show, with half the proceeds benefitting a charity. See Linda Reeve for more details.

So—you can see that preparations for our 2018 show are well underway. Expect the excitement to mount from now through July! And thank you to everyone who helps!

Signed, 2018 Quilt Show co-Chairs, Jackie Stankey, Janet Scanlon, Debbie Mosely, and Jean Amundson

Finishing School
Finishing School will be meeting May 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 may 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 whatever 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.

Meet Laura Miller

Welcome Laura Miller  who lives in Waldport and joined the guild in April. The membership count is 185.

Phyllis Mitchell was in the hospital in Corvallis for major surgery on April 19th.  Cards would be welcome during her recovery.

And the Winners Are …
Meetings aren’t just business, programs, and show and share. During Table Walk you can participate in drawings and swaps and perhaps pull a winner out of the hat.  Here are some winners from the April meeting:

Joan Johnson, Patty Stephens, and Lana Pries were SABLE winners
Jackie Stankey won Quilter’s Surprise
The Nifty Notion now belongs to Judy McCoy


Lucy Milliken won the Block of the Month

Help Wanted
If you have a phone or digital camera and are willing to take pictures at the general meeting, we could really use your help. Linda Reeve has volunteered to be one of the photographers, but it is a big job for just one person. By sharing the load, you don’t have to be on duty at every meeting. Please contact Nan Scott if you are interested and willing.

Members enjoy seeing pictures of the quilts presented at show and share at each meeting (, but that can only happen if someone is willing to take the pictures!

Marge Hoyt sent the following brief email: “It is with great sadness that we have lost Darleen Markee due to acute leukemia. She passed away Thursday, April 19th. Her family was with her during this time.” Darleen, who lived in Florence with her husband Richard, joined the guild in January of 2014

Bev Ohngren emailed, “I just received news that Deb Smith’s husband, Ron, passed away sometime the beginning of April. She has been a guild member since November of 2004”.

Nan Scott for Paula Hnyda