November 2018 Blog

November 2018 OCQG  Blog


As upcoming president, I would like to invite all the incoming and outgoing Executive and Committee Chairs and co-Chairs to the November board meeting.  In order to have a smooth transition of responsibilities, the outgoing board members will be sharing their knowledge plus transferring any paperwork associated with each position.  

Plan to meet November 15th, at the Carriage House Meeting Room at 10am.  There will not be a board meeting in December.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me any time at 541-223-1093 or

Sincerely, Diane Tillotson


  • President – Diane Tillotson
  • Vice President – Meralee Wilson
  • Secretary – Marian Brown
  • Treasurer – Janet Sylvester
  • Cashier – Elizabeth Wood

2019 Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs

  • Audit – Ellen Germaneri, Elizabeth Wood
  • Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson, Nan Scott, Jan McQueen
  • Budget– Janet Sylvester
  • Challenge – Ginger Dale, Phoebe Hein
  • Communications – Melissa Hollenbeck, Lee Palmer
  • Community Quilters – Sue Stephenson, Phoebe Hein, Elizabeth Wood
  • Documentation – Evelyn DePaolo, Twy Hoch, Laura Miller, Melissa Hollenbeck
  • Finishing School – Karen Oetjen, Paulette Stenberg
  • Hospitality – Rosanne Berton, Beverly Hergenrader, Anne-Marie Mann
  • Librarian – Pan Grindell, Roseanne Berton
  • Membership/Directory/Advertising – Ruth Johnson, Cheryl Kramer,  Gail Chipman, Phyllis Mitchell
  • Merchandising – Becky Mershan, Rose Shaw
  • Nominating – Meralee Wilson
  • Parliamentarian – Jean Amundson
  • Photographer – Linda Reeve, Melissa Hollenbeck
  • Program/Workshops – Janet DeSau
  • Publicity – Jean Amundson
  • Quilter’s Surprise – Sue Stephenson, Debbie Mosley
  • Retreat – Georgia Sabourin,Cyndie Wenz, Gail Chipman
  • SABLE – Janet DeSau, Teecia Cornelius
  • Veterans Quilt Project – Ginger Dale, Shirley Gilmore, Sonny Hamner, Phoebe Hein, Betty Wilson
  • Quilt Show – Jean Amundson, Jackie Stankey, Darcy de la Rosa
  • 2019 Raffle Quilt – Cindy McEntee, Jane Szabo
  • 2019 Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales – Cindy McEntee, Phyllis Mitchell
  • 2020: Raffle Quilt – To be determined.

Still Needed!

Programs/Workshop Chairpersons, Ideally this would be comprised of  a committee of four.  Cindy McEntee talked to the group regarding the committee and reported that it works basically a year in advance, so the programs/workshops for next year are already scheduled.  She also reminded the group that a separate set-up committee has been formed.

“Which Witches Boot” by Jean Maupin

2019 Board Approved Budget

On November 8th at the General Meeting, the membership will be asked to vote on the 2019 Board Approved Budget presented below.  Any Questions may be asked at the meeting before the vote.

Janet Sylvester

Here’s a link to the new budget. Budget Board Approved.pdf 


On the Willamette by Melissa

Membership Renewal:

If you’d like to have your photo updated for the 2018 Oregon Coastal Quilers Guild Membership Directory please send a selfie to Ruth Johnson.  Her email is:  You can also have a new photo taken at the November meeting and can request a new name tag.  Membership cards will be given upon receipt of 2019 membership dues.  

Ruby Rhododendron by Twy Hoch. Twy obtained the original version of this quilt which was tattered and thread bare. She created this lovely reproduction from it.

You’re Service is Appreciated!

At the last General Meeting, President Phoebe Hein read thank you notes from, Sage Kramer who won a Quilt Kit at the Quilt Show, Foster Parents organization for the Burp Bibs made by the guild, the Gabriel Project for moms and babies for the beautiful quilts, Lincoln County Advocacy Center for the positive influence from the guild with the donation of quilts and a special thank you from Loyd Palmer for the Quilt of Valor that he received at a family camping trip.

The Knotty Ladies tying a Community Quilt last Wednesday.

Community Quilters:

Join our hard working group of helpers on November 1st at Family Fabrics in Waldport.  You can come and go as you wish anytime between 10 and 2.  

Sue was contacted by Donate Life Northwest, Oregon Organ Donor for the State of Oregon regarding the making of a quilt from quilt squares made by the donor’s family and recipients.  There is a book of donor/recipient stories that travel with the quilt.  There will be a work party for this group at the Newport Elks the end of January to make the quilt blocks and the group has made a request for up to 5 guild members to help the participants.  Information and date will be posted on a future OCQG Blog.

Alsea, Oregon by Melissa

2020 Raffle Quilt Ideas:

Several Ideas were presented at our October guild meeting for consideration. If you have an idea please be ready to present it for voting by members in our November meeting.

2019 Raffle Quilt at Portland Expo Quilt Show.

2019 Raffle Quilt:

We’re looking forward to seeing the finished 2019 Raffle Quilt at the November meeting.  Plan on picking up your raffle ticket packets then as well.

“Garden Party” by Phyllis Planka

2019 Retreat

Please remember to sign up for the Retreat Classes if you’re going to the retreat.  Some of you requested pictures of the class projects and an email will be going out to all of you in the next couple of days. Cyndie, Linda Stroup, Sherry Lowrey and I are working behind the scenes to hopefully give you another really fun retreat.  Before you know it January will be here.  I can’t wait to see all of the projects you’ll be working on!


“My Old Glory” by Lee Palmer. Presented to her husband Loyd as a Quilt of Valor

2019 Challenge Quilt and Veteran’s Quilts:

If you missed the October meeting here’s what was discussed:

Ginger Dale announced that Center Medallions for a Veterans Quilt will be the challenge quilt.  Size is 24 x 24 or 24 x 36, committee will provide 3 fat quarters, sign-up and fabric will be available at the January meeting.  

Evelyn & Velma inspecting a quilt at Documentation.


Documentation workers please remember that the next date is November 10th at the Carriage House.  We look forward to seeing you there if you signed up to bring a quilt on that date.  Please download the documentation forms and fill them out ahead of time and bring along with your quilt when you come.

Here’s the link for downloading the forms.

Please contact Twy Hoch as soon as possible if you can’t make your appointed time.  If you have quilts that you’ve been putting off documenting stay tuned to the next blog where we’ll be announcing the rest of the documentation dates for this year.  This is an important way to preserve the quilt history of our community and provides historical information for future generations on the quilts we make or the ones we’ve inherited.  

Lobster Valley by Melissa

Finishing School:

If you have any holiday projects you need to finish up or just want to sew with friends, join Paulette today (October 25th) from 10-4 at the Carriage House.  This will be the last Finishing School until January.

“Crazy Eight Table Topper” by Dee Hill

Recreation Center Hangings:

Debbie Mosley will be returning your Halloween quilts at the November meeting.  Please bring in Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas quilts to hang for the holidays.  Smaller quilts are preferred and please make sure they have a hanging sleeve and provide the name of the quilt and quilter.  If you’d like to sell your quilt, please price it and notify Debbie.  

October on the Alsea by Melissa

November Program:

Our speaker at the November meeting will be Dawn White who is teaching the the Jr. Billie Bag class.  The topic will be Recurring Motifs as Springboards to Inspiration.  Dawn was scheduled to speak at the October meeting but had to reschedule due to a last minute emergency.  

October Winners!

Winners Ruth Johnson – a pair of scissors, Linda Reeves – a seat cushion and templates, Shelia Stevens – A pumpkin pattern, Lindanne Pedue – a steam iron, Janet DeSue – a Storage Caddie

NIFTY NOTIONS– Sheila Stevenson won a Pumpkin Pattern donated by Paulette Stenberg.

Ruth Johnson won a pair of large scissors donated by Betty Jones.

Lindanne Perdue won a steam iron donated by Rose Shaw.

Janet DeSau won a storage caddy.

Sable winners of Halloween fat quarters Shella Stevens, Kathleen Holt and Lana Pries

Quilters Surprise – Linda Reeves won a seat cushion and templates.

SABLE – Halloween Fat Quarters were won by Sheila Stevens, Kathleen Holt and Lana Pries.

Jan McQueen the winner of Block of the Month

Block of the Month – winner Jan McQueen.

Show & Share

Dianne Tollotson made this red, white and blue Flying Flag wall hanging from a kit purchased at the Quilt Show Boutique.

Diane Tillotson – Red, white and blue Flying Flag wall hanging made from a kit purchased at the Quilt Show Boutique.

Linda Reeves made this Alphabet Book for her Grandchild
Fish Ruler wall hanging by Linda Reeves
Animal ABC Quilt from a panel by Linda Reeves
Linda Reeves made this “Big Girl Blanket” for her Granddaughter.
Fall panel wall hanging by Linda Reeves

Linda Reeves – Grandchild ABC soft book.  Wall hanging Fish Ruler made for husband. Grandson’s ABC Quilt from a darling ABC animal panel.  Purple and pink princess quilt with  flannel backing “big girl blanket” for granddaughter with matching pillow case.  Fall panel wall hanging in gorgeous fall colors.

Karen Donobedian made this pattern by Annie “Running with Scissors” bag.
Karen Donobedian made this bag “Take a Stand” by Annie

Karen Donobedian – By Annie, “Take a Stand” and “Running with Scissors” bags in a green/blue print. 

Liz Ritchie made this large bag out of Hawaiian fabric

Liz Ritchie – Large quilted bag made out of colorful Hawaiian fabric.

A baby blanket and burp cloth, plus a matching dolly set, by Rose Shaw

Rose Shaw – Baby Bath Blanket and burp cloths with matching dolly blanket and burp cloths.  Baby quilt from a “Billy Goat” panel in pastels. Finished challenge quilt in blues and brown.

You can also view our October Photos here:

And Remember:  Have a Wonderful, Witchy Halloween Everyone!

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