February 2019 Blog

You may have noticed that our Home Page still has the January date and information on it.   We’re not able to make changes on the page, but Nan and the developer are working on the problem.

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Our next General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, February 14th at Atonement Lutheran Church.  

Paper Piecing Class for Block of the Month 12:00   

Table Walk 12:30 p.m. 


Meeting 1:00.  Our Guest Speaker will be Marie Bostwick

Fran Whited shared a Jelly Roll Rug.

February Reminders

January 24th – Finishing School from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Carriage House.

February 7th – Community Quilters from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Ruth Fabric’s in Waldport. 

February 9th – Documentation – full.

February 14th – General Membership Meeting at Atonement Lutheran Church

February 21st – Executive Board Meeting at 10 a.m at Carriage House.

February 28th- Finishing School from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Carriage House.

Fran Whited shared a Community Quilt called “Into the Wild”.

February News


The new notecards featuring the lighthouse and ship panels will be for sale at the guild meetings by Becky Mershon.   The first printing was done incorrectly so they are for sale for 10 cards & envelopes for $2.00, the corrected reprint cards are 10 cards & envelopes for $10.00.   

Lisa Taylor shared a family quilt tom from the 1940’s.

Block of the Month:

Come early to the February 14th meeting for a paper piecing/mug rug class at 12:00 noon.  This year there will be some demo classes to show different techniques being used in the monthly projects. February block of the month project will be a paper pieced mug rug.

Cheryl Kramer shared a placemat with a Judy Neimeyer pattern “Broken Daisies”.

Community Quilters

We meet every first Thursday of the month at Ruth’s Family Fabrics in Waldport from 10-2.  You don’t have to bring anything.  We hope to see you there!  For a complete list of what we accomplished in 2018 please take a look at the January Board Meeting Minutes.

Sue Shephenson shared Community Quilts.


The February 9th date is full.  The committee will document the 2019 Raffle Quilt.

Sue Shephenson shared Community Quilts.

Finishing School

Join us on February 28th from 10-4.  Bring a project to work on and spend the day with friends.

Sue Stephenson share some Community Quilts.


We currently have 165 paid members.  92 members were present at the January meeting.  The deadline for paying dues and being included in the Membership Directory is January 28th.  

Sonny Hamner shared a beautiful king size quilt in blue, purple and white called “Something Different”.

Programs & Workshops

Janet DeSau is looking for committee members to help her.  This is a huge job for one person to do alone.  Please talk to Janet if you’d like to join her.  

Carol Nelson shared a table runner in blue that she dedicated to her mom.

Quilt Show

We’ve updated the quilt show subcommittee list, using what we think is the most recent info. Progress is being made, but we need YOU to make it complete! Please check “Quilt Show” under “Events” on the guild website, and see if there’s a job that would fit your time and abilities. (Don’t know what each job entails? Ask one of the show co-chairs—Jackie Stankey, Darcy de la Rosa, or Jean Amundson. Also, there are excellent instructions in the packets for almost all of the tasks.) Help out and make your quilt show shine!

Thanks to all from the quilt show co-chairs.

2019 Raffle Quilt

Jane Szabo will have raffle tickets and brochures to pick up at the February guild meeting.  Tickets will also be on sale at the Willamette Valley Quilt Show in Albany on February 1st and 2nd.  Please sell, sell, sell!!  The quilt will be on display at Family Fabrics in Waldport during the Quilt Run 101 shop hop which is February 8-18.  It will be displayed at the retreat too.


February fabrics:  Red/White/Black

Veterans Quilt Project

There will be a sewing party at the American Legion in April.  


Georgia wants to make sure that everyone going to the retreat has received an email from her. She sent them out on Jan. 19th.  If you haven’t seen yours please check your spam/junk mail.  Drive safe and have a wonderful time!

Georgia, Cyndie Wenz, Sherry Lowrey & Linda Stroudle

2020 Raffle Quilt

Ann Flescher, Deb Smith &Georgia Sabourin will present their concept for the 2020 quilt at the February meeting.

Challenge Quilt

Ginger Dale reported fabric is available for the challenge quilts and encourages all guild members to participate. The blocks will be displayed at the quilt show and Ginger reminded everyone they do not have to be a part of the voting. Blocks can be as simple or complicated as the quilter wishes and should be 24 1/2” square or 24 x 36. Blocks can be turned in when finished and need to be in by June meeting to be included in the voting.

Veterans Block of the Month 

Ginger Dale reminded everyone to sign out a packet.

January Guild Meeting Winners

Billy Bag Workshop Show & Share

Becky, Karen, Judy, Phoebe, Liz, Phyllis, Gail and Jan shared their beautiful Billy Bags with the membership. The bags are very creative with lots of pockets with no two bags being the same. All the bags were beautiful, lots of colors and themes.

Special Drawings  

Thanks to donations by Marie Hunter and Jackie Stankey’s daughter. Jan Hoffman – thread keeper

Beth Nicholson – label set

Linda Reeve – applique pattern

Darcy de la Rosa – applique pattern Anne-Marie Mann – “Arctic” fat quarter Dee Hill – Jelly Roll

Nifty Notions

Jan McQueen – organizer

Quilters Surprise

Ann Flescher – pressing mat



Kathleen Holt and Diane Tillotson

Block of the Month

Merralee Wilson

January Show & Share

Cheryl Kramer shared a quilt made from “ugly fabric” and placemats with a Judy Niemeyer pattern “Broken Daisies”

Carol Nelson shared a table runner in blue that she dedicated to her mom and a Christmas quilt

Sonny Hamner shared a beautiful king size quilt in blue, purple and while called “Something Different” Fran Whited shared a bathroom jelly roll rug and a Community Quilt for boys named “Into The Wild” Lisa Taylor shared a family quilt top from the 1940’s in mint green

Sue Stephenson shared some Community Quilts.

Janet Webster made a quilt in shades of purple and a quilt in brown stripes. 

Knotty Ladies tied a quilt in black and pink

Quilters Anonymous

Quilters Anonymous, the largest guild in Western Washington, invites you and your members to Color Dance in Fabric & Thread, our 38th annual quilt show, featuring more than 500 quilts, 25 vendors plus demonstrations, food and quilted items for purchase.

The show is Friday through Sunday, March 15-17, 2019, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds Events Center in Monroe, WA. Our members’ quilts feature hand and machine quilting, applique, traditional patchwork piecing, modern quilts, art quilts and embellishments with beads and buttons. Diane Coombs, a long-time QA member, is the featured artist.

Show hours:  Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

Admission: $9, good for all three days; $5 admission per person for bus groups

This year’s show includes:

Quilts to Go – quilts and related items for purchase

Demonstrations by guild members

Challenge quilts made by members

A merchant mall of 25 vendors: fabric, patterns, quilting tools, beads and embellishments, and other items for needle arts

Viewers’ Choice Awards – selected by attendees

Sale of pre-owned quilt books

Community service display

Discount available for bus arrivals, Contact: Sheila Hooper, 206-300-3724 or email chocoholic@ps-n-qs.com

Mention the show to get rooms at the Best Western in Monroe for $99 a night.

Free parking!

A quilt show flyer is attached. We appreciate you providing information to your members, and we hope to see you at the show!

For more specific information: www.quiltersanonymous.org or email quiltshowinfo@quiltersanonymous.org

Info provided by Nan Scott

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