April 2019 Newsletter Blog

Our next General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, April 11th at Atonement Lutheran Church.


  • Table Walk: 5:30
  • Meeting:  6:00     
  • Our Guest Speakers will be The Bayshore Quilters

As you browse through the blog we’ve included some lovely Dresden Plate quilts and quilt blocks supplied by the Bayshore Quilters.


  • Community Quilters: April 4th From 10-2
  • Documentation:  April 13th in Lincoln City
  • Executive Board Meeting: April 18th at 10am
  • Quilt Show Committee Meeting: April 18th at 1:15 pm
  • Finishing School: April 25th From 10-4

March Program

“The Way(s) to Dresden”

How do we Dresden? Let us count the ways! The April 11th General Meeting will feature Dresden Plate quilts from the Bayshore Quilters.

From the fan patterns of the late Victorian era to the feedsack quilts of the 1920s and 30s to the “modern” quilt movement today—Dresden Plate quilts remain a favorite. Come see and hear about this relatively recent (or is it?) block and its many variations and possibilities.

The April meeting will be the start of our 2019 evening meetings, so come at 5:30 p.m. for Table Walk and then enjoy the Dresden Plate parade!



Guild Merchandise will be for sale at the general meeting on April 11th at 12:30.  The newest colors for the quilt carrier bags will be available $20 each.  These carriers feature embroidery of our sailing ship with quilted sails.  There will also be the lighthouse and sailing ship fabric panels in multiple sizes, note cards, bumper stickers, and the ever popular $5 black tote bags.  As a special  attraction — the last 4 coffee mugs will be looking for a new home.  Yes, we accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Community Quilters

Next Thursday, 4/4, we will be getting together at Ruth’s Family Fabrics in Waldport from 10 to 2.  This month, we will be working on something new, and it’s not a quilt!  Come and join the fun and learn about a new project for this committee. You can come and go as you please.  Bring something to eat or go out to one of the local places for lunch.

Photo Gallery  of Community Quilter Speakers at our March Meeting.

We had  informative speakers from some of the local agencies which are helped by our community quilter projects.

We had a wonderful response to our Community Quilters workshop held on 3/23.  There were 21 members, some spent the entire day, and we got so much done.  Twy showed everyone how to make a pet bed and there were a lot of scraps being punched into various sizes of dog/cat beds throughout the day.  We also had some instruction on how to tie a quilt, and many members jumped right in.  We got 3 quilts tied and ready to be bound.  Members also played with our fabulous fabric stash and made 3 quilt tops.  We also expanded 4 small quilt tops that had been turned in previously, and made about a dozen burp cloths.  What a day!  Thanks to all who attended, and a particular note of thanks to those who stayed and helped load up my car!


Photo Gallery of Community Quilt Items made at Workshop


The next documentation will be April 13th in Lincoln City at the North Lincoln County Museum.  To date there have been over 1800 quilts documented!

Finishing School

Finishing School will be meeting on April 25 from 10-4 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. A fun time is had by all.

Ingenious, lovely quilt hanger that Gail Chipman & her husband designed and made.


Please be sure to pick-up updated membership sheets at the membership meetings. There are 196 members, two new members Lauren Strach and Marilyn Workman, both from Yachats. The next update page will be in a couple of months.  All the directories have been mailed to those members who requested it. 



There are 4 places in the workshop remaining!  This is your chance to paint your own 2′ by 2′ barn quilt square made from marine grade wood and paints.  For the small price of $55 for supplies and $35 for instruction plus $10 room rent, you can make your own square for  total of $100.  Sheila Snyder from Salem will be your instructor and she will have an abundant supply of squares from which you can choose.  In 6 hours you will paint and take home a barn quilt for your fence, garage, house….    You will need to bring a 6″x24″ ruler, paint clothes and possibly a hair dryer to speed things along.

Please contact me soon if you’d like to register for the workshop.  I will need immediate payment to keep your reservation.  Janet DeSau, broccoli@hotmail.com   Please type Barn Quilts in the subject line.  Thank you!


Quilt Show

Many thanks to all the members who have signed up to lead quilt show committees! You are all very much appreciated . . . There are just two positions left to fill, but they’re both critical to the success of the show (as are all the committees), Small Gym Hanging Coordinator and Table Setup/Takedown Coordinator. Please consider whether one of those jobs might be right for you. Questions? Contact one of the quilt show co-chairs! We’ll steer you in the right direction.

The next quilt show planning meeting will be Thursday, April 18, at the History Center’s Carriage House, Newport, 1:15 p.m. Get in on the action and keep up with the plans!

You can enter your quilts into the show anytime, the sooner, the better. Just go the to the guild website, choose Quilt Show under Events, and proceed from there. Policies and Categories are there, too, so you can get help choosing where to put your entries. Need help? Contact Melissa Hollenbeck, Nan Scott, or one of the show co-chairs, Jackie Stankey, Darcy de la Rosa, or Jean Amundson


Small Quilts for Silent Auction

Just a reminder that we need lots of small quilts for the Silent Auction at our show.  These little quilts can be any size from 12” to a maximum of 18” and can be any technique or pattern that you find appealing.  Half of the funds raised will go to a selected charity, and the other half to our guild.  Please have them ready by the June meeting so that we can display them at the Newport Library in July.  The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt, and the maker of the winning quilt gets to choose a charity that will receive $50.  Please remember to include a label on the back of your quilt, and a “Buy it Now” price, as well as your suggested opening bid.

Many thanks to all of you,  Lisa Taylor


Please bring in 1-3 fat quarters of Modern Fabrics to be eligible in the drawing to win the pool.

Veteran’s Quilt Project

There were 12 quilts given to Veterans on March 31st.  There will be a sewing workshop scheduled for May 11th.  

Challenge Quilt Medallions

Please remember to return your medallion in the plastic bag and use a portion of each fabric that was provided.  We’d like to have any unused fabric returned as well.


Thank you to all that donated buttons – you are all awesome & we should have enough.   Tentative dates for the 2020 Quilting in the Garden is January 28th – January 31st.  Checking in Tuesday & checking out Friday so you can attend the Willamette Valley Quilt Festival.  Signups will start at the May General Meeting.  More info later.

2020 Raffle Quilt

All of the block packets have been handed out. Please complete and return them no later than the June guild meeting. 

Block of the Month

We’ve had some beautiful new projects.  Pick up a packet for paperless piecing flower blocks at the April meeting.

March Winners!

Block of the Month – Heart Squares winners were Norma Horn and Jean Amundson.

Nifty Notions

  • Crystal Beard – scissors
  • Kathy Fran – wedge 

Quilters Surprise

Melissa Hollenbeck – strip cutter and mini organizer

Sable – 30’s/40’s Reproduction winners were Ruth Johnson and Beverly Hergenrader

Show & Share

  • Cindy McEntee – showed a Sailboat Quilt in red, white and blue for  grandson
  • Doris Roades – shared an old multi colored “Tepee Quilt” made in Anchorage, Alaska, hand pieced and hand quilted
  • Jean Larson – showed “Soft and Silky” a quilt in shades of pink, made by her mother and mother in law from Elko Nevada, quilt is approximately 80 years old
  • Phyllis Mitchell – showed a Disappearing Wallet, Jelly Roll Rug and a French Braid quilt in bright and dark colors
  • Jane Szabo – shared a “Montana Cartwheel” quilt made from a kit  swap 10-12 years ago
  • Diane Tillotson – showed “Let Freedom Ring” a mini quilt with embroidery
  • Fran Whited – shared a small quilt in the quilting technique done on the Isle of Man and showed an Ann Davis quilt that she finished titled “Red Work Cottages”
  • Judy Line – showed a quilt made from a kit bought at the 2017 Quilt Show, multi colored large quilt “Sweet 16”
  • Joan Johnson – shared a red and brown quilt titled “Scrap Crap Quilt” made from failed blocks
  • and a Quilt of Valor made by five women for a Vietnam Veteran
  • Linda Reeves – showed a Piano Keyboard small quilt, a hand quilted Flower Vase small quilt, a small quilt Winter Scene in blues and black and a cloth book for her grandson
  • Gail Chipman – shared a challenge quilt, a “LOVE” table runner in bright colors and a table runner made from log cabin blocks with Daisies, a wall hanging in shades of green with shells and stars
  • Lindanne Perdue – shared a Kitty doll
  • Anne Marie Mann –   showed a “Tea Cup” table topper made in 1958 with the back fabric from Brussels 

This is no ordinary Log Cabin quilt, made by Fran Whited.  It’s an Isle of Man Quilt which is an old technique using no other measurements than the palm of your hand.  Here’s a link to a website that describes the history and how to’s.


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