Quilter’s Surprise and Nifty Notions Raffles

Members, we are coming to you with a dilemma. We are not breaking even with raffle ticket sales for Quilters Surprise/Nifty Notions, even

though I am doing my best to stay within the $60 budget. The value of the gifts far exceeds the amount spent as I am buying most gifts at wholesale.

prices and super shopping for great deals.

These are just a sampling of the prizes to be given away to Quilter’s Surprise and Nifty Notions ticket winners in the coming months.

If you want to continue to have a chance to win some of these nice gifts….


We are trying not to increase ticket prices, but that is the next step.


Thank you,

Jan McQueen and Debbie Mosley

Raffle items 

Small Quilt Auction at Quilt Show

Are you making a small quilt for the auction? Or do you have one that you could donate? This sunflower was Karen Oetjen’s orphan block finished by Jean Amundson.

Sunflower quilt

So far, 14 small quilts have been donated for the Small Quilt Auction at the quilt show. We would like to have lots more to entice showgoers in August. Half of the proceeds will go to a charity designated by one of our members, the other half going to the guild. It is important to fill out the donation form to choose your charity for the drawing (must be an approved 501(c)(3)). The form is available here on the website under Records/Forms or at the guild meeting. Donations may be dropped off to Velma Freudenthal or she will pick up.

Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity Home and Garden, Saturday, May 27th
Volunteers needed to fill 2 hour shifts between 10am to 6pm.
We will be selling Quilt Raffle tickets in our booth.
Please call or text Lindanne Perdue if you can join us- 209-627-7575

Finishing School will be meeting on May 25 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. Fun time is had by all.

Monday Morning Funny

For those who stash fabric everywhere we can.




a mystical word or expression used when fabric magically appears in your stash that you forgot buying, hid under the stairs, or stashed under your bed months ago.

REMINDER: Board meeting is this Thursday at 10am on Zoom.

Our good friend Nancy Terhaar passed away

Our good friend Nancy Terhaar passed away on May 3, 2023 after her battle with ALS. Nancy was a fabulous fiber artist, enjoying quilting, knitting, embroidering, crocheting, spinning, weaving, bookmaking, and rug hooking.

Handwork was always very important and satisfying to her, resulting in so many beautiful things. Nancy was involved with our guild for many years, serving as secretary as well as helping with the annual show, making beautiful mermaid quilts for the small quilt auction, and teaching how to make beautiful quilts from ugly fabrics. She was an amazing, fun friend and will be missed by so many.

Patty Stevens

Nancy Terhaar with her Christmas Quilt


Having trouble registering your quilts for the 2023 Show?

Come to the May or June Guild meeting early, at 5 PM and Darcy will help register your quilt. Bring your quilt,

IF you need a digital picture taken. Darcy will be available on May 11, 5 pm AND June 8, 5 PM.

Don’t forget your quilt name, measurements, pattern, is it for sale? price? and quilter‘s name. Online registration is available on the website at:

If you can’t make those dates, email to Barbara Kinzel,, to arrange a time for help.

Registration deadline is JULY 4! Get those quilts registered for a great Quilt Show.

Jane Szabo and Barbara Kinzel

Latimer May/June 2023 Newsletter

Click the link below to read or download

Latimer 81 May June 2023 newsletter (PDF)

Silent Auction May 11th Guild Meeting Instructions

What is a Silent Auction?

The May Guild meeting is having a silent auction for the program. It’s been so long since we had one, maybe everyone needs a refresher.

1. Clean out your sewing closets and see what you don’t need, fabric, patterns, books, sewing machines, notions, half finished projects, finished projects, etc. This is good start for the Quilt Show Boutique also. Your trash is someone’s treasure!

2. Print out a form for each item., Records/Forms tab, Fillable Forms tab, Auction Bid Sheet Form (2 per page). Or get one from Viki West at meeting. Each item must have a form attached, tape works best, no straight pins.

3. Fill out the form, describe item, your name, buy it now price or minimum bid you would take for item. Buy it now should be higher than starting bid.
For example, needle threader, Jane Szabo owner, Buy it now, $10, Minimum bid, $5.4. Bring everything to Guild meeting and setup your things during table walk, 5:30, May 11. Viki will show you where to place items.

5. The bidding will start when Viki West says so! NO BUYING EARLY DURING TABLE WALK, just looking and figuring out what to buy during table walk. Everyone needs a chance to see everything.

6. You may give short advertisement of your things before bidding begins, sign up with Viki during table walk. For example, my sewing table is only 2 years old and works great with a feather weight and is a good deal at $25, I paid $50.

7. Bidding ends when Viki says so, 5 minute warning will be given.

8. Pay for your item directly with the owner and pick up your item and/or take your money from purchaser and have some change with you, Guild will not have any change available. You are responsible for all money exchanges and Guild will take no percentage of money. What a deal.

9. Take home your leftover items to sell at Boutique or donate to grab bags for Quilt Show, see Meralee.

Easy, right? Let’s start cleaning out your sewing closets! Thanks Viki!

Jane Szabo, still looking for Program Volunteers.

Time Change Reminder

Hello all stitchers!

Our next general meeting is on May 11 and this is a reminder that it begins at 5:30pm in the evening for the summer.

Quilt Show – What is “Other” category?

I think many of our Guild members are confused with our “Other” category.  Is it, I can’t decide which category my quilt goes into, so I’ll pick “Other”?  Is it combination of piecing and appliqué? Is it my quilt fits in both Wall and Bed so I’ll pick “Other”?
NO, NO, and NO!!

“Other”category is in the Bed area (which includes throw or lap quilt) and is appropriate for Whole Cloth, Machine Embroidery and Hand Embroidery.  There might also be some piecing and appliqué, but less than 50%. If there is more appliqué or piecing than choose either piecing or appliqué category.
Does this help?  Please email, call, or chat with Darcy, our registrar with any questions.

Machine for Sale by Member 4/25

Brother Dreamweaver XE Innovis VM6200D For Sale $2500.00 firm

Contact Marie-Lise Best  858-229-0074

Original owner, purchased in 2017 hardly used until 2021. Light sewing, some embroidery.  Selling as I have purchased a different embroidery machine, still a Brother.

Has 5 hoops, both tote carriers, all tools, feet, some still in plastic. This machine is in excellent condition. Stitch count is shown below. Amounts to approximately 78 hours of operation, ( Based on 30,000 stitches per design). Service is recommended at 500 hours.

April 20th, 2023 Board Meeting Notes

Click below to read the April 2023 Board Meeting Notes online:

April 2023 Board Meeting Minutes


download a PDF here

Finishing School – Thu. April 27 from 10 to 4

Finishing School will be meeting Thu. April 27 from 10 to 4 at:

Carriage House Lincoln County Historical Museum
545 SW 9th St, Newport, OR

It is a great time to work on a project without being interrupted.

Bring your machine or hand work we will have iron there for you to use. Come at any time and stay as long as you like.

Bring a sack lunch or go out whatever you would rather do. A great way to get to know other guild members and get help on a project that you need advice on.

Fun time is had by all.

Karen Oetgen

April 13, 2023 General Meeting Minutes

Read online the April 2023 General Meeting Minutes here

Download Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Rusty Barn Quilt Show and Craft Festival APRIL 20-22, 2023 Portland, Oregon 

Rusty Barn Quilt Show and Craft Festival APRIL 20-22, 2023 Portland, Oregon – Expo Center

Robin Reilly will be assisting Laura Heine in her booth.  Go to website for coupon.

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