Meeting Minutes

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The meeting was called to order by Vice-President, Meralee Wilson at 1 p.m.


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

Rogue Valley Show, May 8 – 9 in Grants Pass.

Azalea Quilt Guild Show, Brookings, May 23 – 24. Entry open until April 27th.


Correction was made to the February General Meeting Minutes, Twy started Documentation in 2000 with quilts made before 1960.  Jackie Stankey moved to accept the minutes as corrected.  Motion was seconded by Renee Dickerson and passed by a voice vote of the membership.

Committee Reports


Twy Hoch announced the next Quilt Documentation will be in Newport on June 13th.

Veterans’ Quilts Project

Twy Hoch reported that there will be a presentation of quilts to Veterans on March 20th in Waldport at Bayshore at 1 p.m.  There will be a Sew-In at Bayshore on March 27th.

Finishing School

Karen Oetjen reported that Finishing School will be March 4th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Carriage House, Newport.

2020 Raffle Quilt

Roseanne Burton reported that Quilt ticket envelopes are ready for pick up.  101 tickets were sold at Family Fabrics in Waldport.  Quilt is currently on display at Quilters Cove, Newport.  Let the committee know if you are able to take quilt to other shows.

2020 Challenge

Jean Amundson reported that members can sign up with her or Velma Freudenthal.  The challenge will honor the 1920 Election which permitted women to vote in every state.  The quilts are to be turned in at the June meeting in a brown paper bag.

Small Quilt Auction

Jean Amundson reminded the membership that there will be a Small Quilt Auction at the Quilt Show with half of the donation to go to a local 501c3.  Talk with Jean for further information.


Maria Hunter reported 64 members present, 3 guests and a current membership of 190.


Jane Szabo and Janet DeSau announced that there will be a Paperless Paper Piecing Workshop on May 15th, sign-up at the table.  Next month program will be presented by Marilyn Forestell.

2021 Guild Retreat

Georgia Sabourin reported sign-up will start at the May membership meeting.  Dates for the Retreat are February 2nd – 5th and the Willamette Valley Quilt Festival in Albany is February 5th.  Information will be available in April.

2020 Quilt Show

Darcy de la Rosa reminded the group that space is still available on the committee sign-up sheet.

Leaders still needed are Demonstrations, Outdoor Signs, Parking, Set-Up Assistant, Treasure Hunt,

Clear Out Coordinator, Set-Up Assistant, Table Coordinator.  See Darcy to sign-up.

Quilt Show Kick-Off Meeting will be next Thursday, Marcy 19th at 1:15 p.m. following the Executive

Board Meeting.

Community Quilters

Sue Stephenson reported that she received a Thank You from Sea Shore Literacy.  The closet is low on inventory, 50 quilts were delivered last week.  Special need for burrito style pillowcases, pattern information on the website.

April General Membership Meeeting

Merralee Wilson announced the April meeting will be a day time meeting, table walk at 12:30 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m.  Night meetings start in May.


Janet DeSau introduced Cynthia Brunz from Eugene who presented a very informative  program on “scrap quilting”.  She learned how to quilt from her grandmother who kept a basket of scraps under her sewing machine.  Cynthia shared her method of baskets of scraps by color and said colors influence her quilts.  She reminded us that “Quilting is More Fun Than Hosuework”.


Teecia Cornelius reported next month fabric, April Showers.

S.A.B.L.E. drawing winners were Janet Sylvester, Pam Grindell, Jan McQueen, Lana Preiz and Meralee Wilson.

Drawings and Prizes

  • Extra Drawings – Darcy de la Rosa won a candle.
  • Cynthia Block won by Rosanne Burton and Nan Scott
  • Nifty Notions was  Jumbo Clips won by Elda-Lee Carnes.
  • Quilters Surprise was a Thread Spool Clock won by Linda Patrick.

Rec Center Quilts

Debbie Mosley has requested Animal Quilts for hanging in May.

Block of the Month

Cyndie Wenz reported Hop Scotch Block next month.

Drawing of Hearts Squares – winners Pam Grindell and Marylynn Kleemann.

Show & Share

  • Cyndie Wenz showed a Quilters tote bag in shades of orange.
  • Jane Szabo shared a Sewing Machine Cover, a Black and White Music Quilt that was made for the PAC auction and a Weather baby quilt top.
  • MaryLynn Kleemen showed a President’s Day Silhouette wall hanging.
  • Judy McCoy shared a Baby Quilt in purples and green.

The meeting was called to order at 10a.m. by President Diane Tillotson.

Approval of Minutes – Jean Amundson moved that the minutes of the November 2018 Executive Board Meeting be approved as published.  Motion was seconded by Darcy de la Rosa and approved by a voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Janet Sylvester and accepted as presented.  Nan Scott gave an explanation of the report for new members and emphasized the importance of Committee Chairs to review their sections of the report.  Paulette Stenberg moved that $2000 from the Outreach Balance be moved to the Special Speaker account and the remainder of the balance be moved to Outside Grants. Motion was seconded by Maria Hunter.  The motion was passed by a voice vote.

Old Business

President Diane Tillotson reminded the members of the importance to have each committee represented at the Executive Board Meetings.  It takes 14 to have a quorum.  There will be a sign-up sheet passed around at each meeting.

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson brought up the question “Does there need to be a minimun number of participants to continue since it is a budgeted item.”  Discussion followed regarding the question.  Everyone seemed to agree that it is important to continue since it helps to teach new techniques.  It was recommended that Block of the Month be moved up in the agenda.

Communications – Great job.

Community Quilters – Lindanne Perdue gave the yearly report:

Distribution 2019 – 394 – SitUpon Pillows (after-school programs) 42; Totes 25; Burp Cloths 180; Hospital Pillows 35; Childrens Corner Pillows 48; Pillowcases 100; CAC Tote Bags 5; Dog Beds 4; Oncology bags 84; Cariology bags 46.  Quilt inventory beginning 2020 is 20.  There are also 6 quilts set aside for Habitat for Humanity House build in Newport which hopefully will be distributed next week.  Recipients – Seashore Literacy Center, Waldport WIC, Philomath School District School Nurse, Blodget School Nurse, Kings Valley School Nurse, Waldport Schools Nurse, Toledo Schools Nurse, Lincoln County Foster Parents Association, Lincoln  County Head Start, My Sisters Place, Samaritan House, Childrens Advocacy Center, Samaritan Hospital Oncology, Ssamaritan Hospital Cardiology, Habitat For Humanity, Samaritan Hospice, Newport, Samaritan Hospice, No. Lincoln County, Lakeview Senior Living, Lincoln City, Neighbors For Kids, Kids’ Zone, CASA, Safe Families, Lincoln County Youth Shelter.  Current Needs – Burp Cloths, Pillow Cases, Lap sized quilts.

The Community Quilters are looking for purple fabric in at least l yard pieces.

Documentation – Evelyn DePaolo reported there have been 1900 Quilts Documented.  Quilts are needed for the documentation date in Lincoln City on February 15, 2020.  Documentation is open for

any quilts.

Finishing School – Paulette Stenberg reported Finishing School is next week from 10am-4pm at the Carriage House.  Come one, come all with your projects.  It’s a great time to turn your UFO to an FFO.

Hospitality – Georgia Sabourin reported that the committee is working well.

Library – no report

Membership – Maria Hunter is working on transition needs.

Merchandising – Rose Shaw reported they are waiting for Dennis’ new creation.  A request was made for the committee to consider some clothing with the new design.

Programs/Workshops – Janet DeSau reported that the year schedule is complete.  Information for the year is posted on the BLOG for all to read.  If a Guild Committee or a small group such as Bayshore Quilters or Knotty Ladies does the program, special purchases can be reimbursed.

Publicity – Jean Amundson should be given information for articles.

2020 Guild Retreat – Georgia Sabourin reported it is fully booked and will be a good time for all.

Sable – Ruth Hutmacher will put additional reminders on the Guild Website BLOG for members.  Yearly SABLE listing is in the Membership Booklet.

Veterans Project – Twy Hoch reported there will be a Sewing Party at Bayshore on March 20th from 10am-4pm with a presentation to people from South County after lunch at 1pm.  Everyone is invited to join the fun!

2020 Quilt Show – Darcy de la Rosa reported the monthly meetings will start in February and will be held on the 3rd Thursday at 1:15pm (same day as Guild Executive Meeting).  There are still some openings for committee chairs.  New Rack Cards have arrived.  Raffle Tickets will be available at the next General Meeting along with a schedule for where the quilt will be displayed (shops and shows).

2020 Raffle Quilt – Phyllis Mitchell reported tickets are ready for sale.  Quilt will be displayed at the  Guild Retreat and at the show in Albany .  Postcard will go in ticket envelopes and tickets will be available for pick-up at the next General Guild Meeting in February.  Phyllis would like to be on the agenda to make regular “announcements” at the Guild meetings.

2021 Raffle Quilt – Almost complete and ready for quilting.

Guild Website – Everyone was reminded that it is the responsibility of “each committee chair” to update their page on the website.  If you need help, contact Nan.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:45am.

Respectfully submitted by Marian Brown, Co-OCQG Secretary


  • Finishing School – 1/23; 10am-4pm at Carriage House, 545 SW 9th St., Newport
  • Community Quilters – 2/6; 10am-2pm Family Fabrics, Waldport
  • General Meeting – 2/13; Atonement Lutheran Church, Newport
  •        Table Walk 12:30pm  / General Meeting 1pm
  • Documentation – 2/15; 9:30am-3:30pm Lincoln City
  • Executive Board Meeting 2/20; 10am Carriage House, Newport