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OCQG General Meeting 

Oregon Coast Quilters General Meeting December 13, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 12:30 p.m. by President, Phoebe Hein.


Jean Amundson moved for acceptance  of the November general meeting minutes.  Motion was seconded by Debbie Mosley and approved by members present.

Phoebe Hein welcomed everyone to the meeting and announced that we would start our meeting with the presentation of Honor Quilts to four Veterans followed by the holiday potluck.

Veterans Quilts 

Sonny Hamner gave a presentation reminding all present of the special meaning of our Veterans Quilts Program, a very special way to give thanks and honor to those who have served our Country.  A very special ceremony for everyone in attendance.  Beautiful red, white and blue quilts were given to:

Don Taylor, U.S.Navy, 1983-1990, 3rd Class Hull Tech

Bob “Trucker”Howe, U.S.Marines 1961-1964 , Military Intell

Merlin “Skip” Lovell, U.S. Navy, 1953-1957 Korean War, QM3

Don Morrison, U.S. Navy Seaman, 1965-1970  Vietnam, Admiral Staff

We were  honored to have the veterans join us for our festive holiday potluck.

Following a very tasty holiday potluck with lots of good conversation, laughter and time spent with friends, Phoebe called the business meeting to order.

Featured Quilter 2019 was announced by Jean Amundson, Jackie Stankey and Darcy Trego by presenting the following facts:

1. learned to sew on a treadle machine while visiting her grandmother

2. “graduated” to a 1935 Singer featherweight

3. her incentive as a young person to sew was diminished because she lived on Taiwan for a number of years and could take a catalog picture to a local dressmaker who would copy it for $3

4. she was “bitten” by the quilting bug in the mid-80’s

5. after retirement from Oregon State University she was invited to a guild meeting by Gladys Schooonover

6. she built the guild’s first website, has been president, workshop chair, block of the month co-chair, newsletter editor, quilt show co-chair and membership committee chair

7. she helped to organize the guild’s first retreat which has now become an annual event

8. many of her quilts have an Asian theme

Our 2019 Featured Quilter believes that quilters are compassionate, giving people – folks who will be there for you in both joyful times and in heartache.  She says, that is the true heart of quilting!  The 2019 Featured Quilter is NAN SCOTT!

Committee Reports

Quilt Show – Jackie Stankey informed the group that sign-ups and folders that explain the duties of the committees are on the table, ready for people to sign-up.

Community Quilters – Sue Stephenson reminded the group that “there is no holiday” for the quilt needs in the community.  There are “quilt bundles” available today for members to take, quilts that need binding, more needs for burp rags and pillow cases for foster children.

To Date in 2018 – 240 Quilts Distributed

                              45 Quilts in Inventory

                              19 Sit Upon Pillows (Childrens’ Afterschool)

                              55 Totes

                  59 Burp Rags

                              36 Hospital Pillows

                              22 Oncology Chemo Bags

                              6 Hospital Teddy Bears

                              15 Stocking Baby Buntings


Phoebe Hein read thank you notes from My Sisters Place staff and board and Latimer Textiles.

Guild Retreat – Georgia Sabourin reported that there are 3 openings, if you are interested please let her know.  Final payments for the retreat are due today.

2019 Raffle Quilt – Jane Szabo has the beautiful, “fully blinged” quilt on display for all to see.  The quilt is beautiful and sparkly thanks to the blinging by Dolores Thomas.  Tickets are available from Jane Szabo and everyone is encouraged to use them as a Christmas gift or stocking stuffer.

President, Phoebe Hein thanked her officers for a year well done and recalled being asked by Cindy McEntee four years ago to be the vice president, which meant 2  years as VP and 2 years as president.  Phoebe said it has been a wonderful experience and a great way to get to know members, all areas of the guild and a fascinating “study in behavior”.  Fun, fun, fun.  Phoebe is now looking forward to signing up to be a part of additional guild activites and  is going to co-chair the Challenge Quilt for 2019.  Phoebe thanked her officers for a job well done and then installed the 2019 Officers:

Vice President – Merralee Wilson

Treasurer – Janet Sylvester 

Secretary – Marian Brown

President – Diane Tillotson is visiting her daughter in Australia and will be installed at the January meeting.

Quilters Surprise – Jan McQueen won an iron.

Nifty Notions – Joan Johnson won Fabric Marking Pens

Holiday Donations

Toni Brodie won a Bundle of Fabric from Lisa Hall

Toni Brodie won a Fat Quarter from Lisa Taylor

Sheila Stevens won a Fabric Package from Maria Hunter

Roseanne Berton won a Frog from Ann Flescher

Velma Freudenthal won  Charm Squares from Maria Hunter

Linda Reeves won  Charm Squares from Maria Hunter

Dolores Thomas won a Fabric Package from Maria Hunter

SABLE – Teecia Cornelius announced winners, Lisa Hall, Lana Pries, Twy Hoch and Ruth Hutmacher.

Rec Center Hangings – Debbie Mosley announced that Mini Quilts will be hung in January.

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson announced winners Dolores Thomas and Phyllis Mitchell.

Holiday Potluck – Anne-Marie Mann announced that $244 and Food Donations were received for Food Share. Table Centerpieces were won by – Shirley Kemnitz, Tina McCann, Lisa Taylor, Marylynn Kleeman, Jean Amundson, Velma Freudenthal, Rosanne Berton, Dolores Thomas, Lucy Milliken and Pam Grinwell.

New Members were welcomed by Joan Johnson.

President, Phoebe Hein was presented with her “Presidents Quilt” a beautiful,  king size quilt made with bright Kaye Fawcett fabric. A work of art and it brought a giant smile to Phoebe’s face.

Show and Share

Darcy Trego – Billy Bag for her sister, place mats and coasters in pink and green and a T-Shirt Quilt for her daughters wedding.

Anne-Marie Mann –  Orange peel quilt in shades of pink, a table topper from 5” quilt squares and a multi colored “Birds” quilt.

Teecia Cornelius – Chili Pepper Christmas Stockings.

Lisa Taylor – “Stars Quit” made by Lisa’s friend in Portland, quilted by Lisa.

Lisa Hall – A portrait quilt of her 30 year old horse.

Sue Stephenson showed Community Quilts made by our new member Kathy Arehart, one was a beautiful Head Start Nap Quilt with a truck and tractor pattern.

Vice-President Meralee reminded the membership that the January General Meeting will be the “Silent Auction”.  

Meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Marian Brown, OCQG Secretary


15 NOVEMBER 2018

The meeting of the Executive Board was called to order by Vice President, Diane Tillotson at 10:07 a.m.   A quorum was present.

Minutes – Jackie Stankey moved that the minutes of the October Executive Board Meeting be approved.  Motion was seconded by Twy Hoch and approved by vote.

Treasurers Report – Gail Chipman reminded the group that the guild will change to a FUND accounting system on December lst and requested that all outstanding checks be cashed before that date.  If you have questions, please contact Gail.  Treasurers report was accepted as presented.

Quilt Show:  Jean Amundson informed the board that we already have some vendors signed up for the 2019 Quilt Show.

Old Business

Accounting Purchases – Nan Scott reported that the purchase of the laptop computer, software, carrying case and mouse cost $558.  Nan also reported that the computer entries for 2017-18 are done.

Nan reported that the treasurer’s report will be emailed to the board members on the Monday before the stated board meeting.  If changes are needed after review, please contact the treasurer.  Committees are asked to print off their own copy of the treasurer’s report.  (part of attached policies changes)

New Business

Following a discussion regarding the budgeted $700 in Outreach Funds, Jean Amundson moved that the 2018 budgeted amount of $700 be paid to the Lincoln County Historical Society for use of the Carriage House.  Motion was seconded by Jane Szabo and passed by vote.

Suggested changes to Policies


   1. The Guild has adopted a fund accounting system with the fiscal year of January 1 – December 31.  Money collected for guild approved funds as outlined in the chart of accounts must be spent for the expressed purpose of the fund.  Transfers between funds must be authorized by the Executive Board.                                                                                                                                                       2. No change                                                                                                                                         3. No change                                                                                                                                         4. Eliminate current #4                                                                                                                        4. Was 5, becomes 4 As stated…; therefore any income realized above  expenses will be allocated at the close of the fiscal year as follows:                        a. Any amount remaining in the General Operating Fund and the Quilt Show Fund will be distributed to the Reserve Fund, the Capital Fund and/or the Outreach Fund as decided by the Executive Board at the January meeting.          b. Any monies in the Outreach Fund may be awarded to non-profit organizations that expressly relate to the purpose of the Guild as stated in Article II of the By-Laws.  The distribution will be recommended by the Executive Board and approved by the membership at the May general meeting.  No amount of the Outreach Fund may be used to reduce member dues as per IRS regulation of 501(c)7 organizations.                                                       c. The Reserve Fund may be used to offset unrealized income or un-budgeted or emergency expenses as regulated by the Standing Rules (Financial: A and B).  The Reserve Fund at the end of the fiscal year should not exceed 15% of the consolidated budget for the next fiscal year.                                                               d. All other funds carry over into the next fiscal year.                                                      5. Was 6 Becomes 5. No change.                                                                                               6. Was 7 Becomes 6. No change.                                                                                               7. A cashier shall be recruited as part of the Finance Committee whose job it is to maintain the guild’s Point of Sale “Square” devices and process any credit card charges at the meetings.


   1. A full Treasurer’s Report for the previous month will be e-mailed to members of the Executive Board no later than Monday before the next board meeting.  The full report is available to any member upon request.                         2. No change


1. The computer purchased by the guild is for guild accounting and official guild busines only.  No software is to be installed unless previously approved by the board except for updates to software already installed                                   2. A computer administrator shall be appointed by the board annually.  The duties of the administrator are to ensure that the computer is updated and working properly and to secure repair services when necessary.                              3. The treasurer will email a backup of the accounting database to the computer administrator twice monthly for off-site safe keeping – once after transactions have been entered from the general meeting and once after bank reconciliations from the end of the month.


Challenge:…add The budget for the challenge should be adjusted as necessary before the October meeting.

Committee Descriptions

Remove Budget and replace with …Finance committee members include the budget officer who prepares the annual budget with the input from committee chairs, the cashier (see duties under Policies – Finance – item 7), the computer administrator (see duties under Policies – Laptop computer – Items 2 and 3), and the Treasurer who is the chair.

Jean Amundson moved to adopt the  Policy changes under Finance as presented. The motion was seconded by Twy Hoch and passed by a voice vote.

Recommend change for Challenge be posted on the BLOG for membership.  If there are questions or concerns regarding the change please contact Nan Scott.

A motion to accept the Reports and Timeline Policies as presented was moved by Sue Stephenson and seconded by Gail Chipman.  The motion was approved by a voice vote.

A  motion to accept the Laptop Computer policy as presented was moved by Jean Amundson and seconded by Velma Freudenthal.  The motion passed by a voice vote.

Jean Amundson moved that the Committee Descriptions be accepted as outlined.  The motion was seconded by Becky Mershon and passed by a vote voice.

Nan Scott was appointed Computer Administrator under Finance Committee.

Diane Tillotson reminded the members that there will be no December Executive Board Meeting.  With the fiscal year change next year will be December 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019 (13 month year).

Committee Reports

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson reported that they are ready to start the new year.

Community Quilters – Sue Stephenson reported that they are a very busy committee,  This year 154 quilts have been distributed, 52 quilts are in inventory, 5 Teddy Bears, 12 Sit Upon Pillows, 47 Totes, 35 Burp Rags, 10 Xmas Stockings and 33 Hospital Pillows have been made.  The “Threads of Life” quilt for organ donors needs volunteers for January 19, 2019 from 1-3 pm, at the Newport American Legion Hall.  Contact Sue for more information.  The next Community Quilters meeting will be Thursday, December 6th at Family Fabrics in Waldport, the committee will be putting together quilt top kits and quilt bundles.

Finishing School – Paulette Stenberg reported the committee is “on vacation” until January.

Hospitality – Anne-Marie Mann had no report.

Membership – Ruth Johnson reported that there are 190 paid members for the 2018 year.  She has  received 62 membership payments for 2019.  Four new members joined at the November meeting: Janet Childers of  Mapleton OR; Sandy Davidson of Florence, OR; Lois Drell of Seal Rock, OR and Susan Prukop of  Lincoln City, OR.  The Membership Committee is in the process of contacting advertisers for the Directory.  If you know a business that might like to advertise with the guild, please let Ruth know. Full page ad is $100, business card size is $25.  If you want a new photo in the directory, contact Ruth at the Guild meeting or take a selfie and email to  Information regarding how to use the OCQG website and monthly blog and email updates will be given to the new members by the membership committee.

Merchandising– Becky Mershon reported that there was a $2000 profit for 2018!  The committee has made a 3-ring binder to pass along to the next committee chairs.

Workshops – No report.  Still need committee members.

Programs – No report.  Community Quilters will be the March 14, 2019 program.

Publicity – Jean Amundson asked for information on the veterans names and towns so she can notify the Newport News Times and hopefully they will do an article.

Veterans Quilts – Twy Hoch – Presentation of quilts will be done before the potluck and recipients will be invited to stay for the potluck,

Quilters Surprise/Nifty Notions– Sue Stephenson reported the income was $807, expenses were $358.

Quilt Show 2019 – Jackie Stankey/Jean Amundson – Pick up folders for Quilt Show Committees. Chairmen will meet at the end of November and will hopefully announce the “Featured Quilter” at the December General Meeting.

Raffle Quilt 2019– Jane Szabo asked members to contact her with ideas for businesses to show the quilt.

SABLE – Janet DeSau reported Christmas Prints for December.

2019 Retreat – Georgia Sabourin reported that there is room on the waiting list.  She will post information on the blog that people need to be signed up by December meeting.

Gail Chipman asked if there has been any word regarding the conflict with the 2020 Quilt Show and a Swim Meet at the Rec. Center. Jean reported that a meeting is planned to discuss the parking problems.  Information will follow.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.


December 6th – Community Quilters at Family Fabrics in Waldport, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

December 13th – General Membership Meeting at Atonement Lutheran Church

(table walk at 12:30 a.m. – potluck at 1 p.m. – remember to bring your placemat & table setting)

No December Executive Board Meeting

Respectfully submitted by Marian Brown, OCQG Secretary