For the week of February 5-11

Meeting Info, Block of the Month, and Workshop Signup

The general meeting of the Guild is Thursday, February 9th.  It is a hybrid meeting (in person at Atonement Lutheran Church Newport and via Zoom)  Table Walk is at 12:30 and the meeting begins at 1:00. Our program speaker is Sujata Shah who will join us via zoom and will talk about her journey as a quilter from India to America.  The Zoom link will be sent to members on Tuesday.

Starting in February, for five months we will be doing a “disappearing” series. February’s block is a disappearing pin wheel that turns into a churn dash with a pin wheel center.  All the blocks in the series will be either a disappearing pin wheel or a disappearing hour glass.  Check it out here.

Please sign up for the March 10, 9-4, workshop with Nancy Goldsworthy.
This is a chance to play with a wide variety of fun threads on your own machine.  Practice fancy stitches, bobbin work, learn how to couch ribbon, lace and other fibers.  All sewing levels will benefit.  No project to leave unfinished.  We need to fill 4 more spots to have the class, only $40.
Call or email Jane Szabo for questions or to sign up.


Website Volunteer Needed

Hi Everyone,

As was announced at our last guild meeting, I will be stepping down as the website/blog person for our guild.

If you have any experience using wordpress you would be able to help the guild in this position.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • creating blog posts from emails sent to you at the webmaster OCQG email address ( about 3 posts a week)
  • updating the home page (1-2 times a month)
  • updating the meeting minutes for the board and general meetings pages (1-2 times a month)
  • updating the archive meetings page (1-2 times a month)
  • updating our member email list (2-3 names a month)

If you want to know more or have any questions please give me a call at 510-221-8579.

Linda Patrick

Jan 2023 Board & General Meeting Minutes

Read online the Jan 2023 Board & General Meeting Minutes here

Download Meeting Minutes (PDFs)


Program/Workshop Volunteers Needed

Please consider helping the Program Committee this year. It will soon have no one to run the committee. The meeting programs and workshops are all planned for the year.

There is no setup of tables or chairs, that is all done by the church, only minimal moving of extension cords, irons, and speakers. There are carts available.

Jane could continue the zoom, but will train someone to use the TV which is easy.

Please step up.

The duties are as follows and should be shared to make it easy.
1. Arrive early to open church, get microphones and speaker ready, Jane will train.
2. Introduce speaker and/or help speaker hang quilts if in person.
3. Make sure committees have room at table walk.
4. Signup people for workshops at table walk and announce/promote workshops.
5. Make sure all is returned to church closet and lock up hall.
6. Attend Board meetings on zoom, no driving.

Every Workshop Leader is allowed a free workshop. You also get to chose next year’s programs and workshops, but there are lots of suggestions, resources and help with that, so don’t let that stop you.

Jane Szabo

Finishing School Jan 26th 10-4

Finishing School will be meeting on January 26 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 what ever 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.


Feb 2nd Community Quilters Open House moved to Thu Jan 26

The Feb 2nd Community Quilters Open House will be moved to Thursday, Jan 26 because of the Retreat being that week.

Come and get your fabric for the Paint Chip Challenge. We have two big bins of solids for you.

The workroom will be open from 10am to 2pm. Stop by if you need anything. Also call me by Thursday if you need me to pick out some colors for you and deliver them to you.

Jan 2023 General Meeting

Show & tell Jean Amundson
Show & tell Jan McQueen
Show & Tell Jan McQueen
Ruth Hutmaker nifty notion winner
Evelyn DePaolo Quilter’s Surprise winner

Jan 2023 1pm General Meeting Speaker – Patricia Belyea

Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts will be presenting a zoom talk about “The Alluring World of Japanese Yukata Quilts.”

Join Patricia as she takes us to Japan for a flashback of the Tokyo Quilt Festival, a tour of the 2022 Yokohama Quilt Show, and a visit to a traditional chusen-dyeing workshop.

Patricia will show some of her own quilts, made with vintage Japanese cottons, and talks about how these special fabrics inspired her.

Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts


Dec 2022 General Meeting


Meralee Wilson receives her presidents quilt for her two years of service…thank you Meralee!!

The ladies showing off there bags made at Jane Szabo’s bag class!!
Pam wins a gift!!
Jean is serious about winning the game!
Christmas meeting fun!

Rec Center needs Valentines Day Quilts

Happy New Years fellow quilters!

I will be returning the Christmas quilts at this coming Guild meeting. At that time I would like some Valentine’s Day quilts to hang until the March guild meeting. When I return these quilts, in March, I would like some of the Yaquina Bridge to hang for a couple of months. I have had a few people ask for the bridge quilts.

Please bring your Valentine’s Day quilts to the guild meeting on Jan 12 or you can bring them to the Rec Center.

This is such a great way to keep our guild in the public’s eye. Our members look forward to seeing your beautiful quilts! Thank you all so much for sharing your work with us.


2023 Challenge Quilt – Pick Up Your Chips

If you signed up for the 2023 challenge quilt don’t forget to pick up your “paint chips” at the January 12th guild meeting.

 If you can’t attend, please have a friend pick up you chips, or contact Viki West at, or 541-914-5542 and she will get your chips to you.

Viki West

Jan 2023 Block of the Month – Pieced Heart

Nov 2022 General Meeting Photos

Photos from our OCQG November 2022 General Meeting



Toni Brodie displayed her Block of the Month quilt which has a Thanksgiving theme
Toni Brodie shared another quilt that her sister didn’t finish so she did!
Ruth Hutmacher displayed a quilt called “Ocean Sun” which included a magnificent panel!
Linda MacKown displayed her quilt of nasturtiums in pink and oranges against green. Beautiful!
Sandra Hostetler displayed her quilt made up of blues and purples…very pretty!
Candy Smith displays her darling quilt made up with a house motif!
Ann Fletcher won an Alex Anderson essential tool
Jean Amundson won block-loc rulers and a Block of the Month book entitled “Cream & Sugar”


Latimer Jan-Feb 2023 newsletter

Don’t miss our open house for new exhibit January 8th at 12pm.


Download the newsletter:  Latimer-79-Jan-Feb 2023 (PDF)

In Gratitude from Rose Shaw

To my dear OCQG friends,

I wish to convey to each of you my deepest gratitude for all of the cards, texts, emails, hearts, phone calls and messages of hope and encouragement from you. At the sudden loss of my husband Jim, my mind was numb.  Each day I received kind messages of comfort, remembrances and love. It helped me to come back to reality.

One of the greatest gifts my husband left us was the obituary he had started and left on file.  All his early years thru to the day we were married (58 years ago). I’m sure he felt I’d know “the rest of the story” to be filled in at the time it was needed!  With that, I encourage each of you to write out your  obituary…bullet points if nothing else.  Add important dates and full names of family; high school, college, first employment,

military or other duties.  All important ”clues” to those researching Genealogy later on.  After a death, there are many sudden deadlines to be met. Jim’s act of kindness helped immensely in meeting that one deadline.

Once again, Thank you to all of you.  If my hands allow, I’ll be back to sewing with you very soon.

In gratitude,  Rose Shaw

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