July 2019 Newsletter Blog

Quilt Show Crunch Time!

Quilt Show Entry Deadline: Friday, July 5th

As the registrar I’ve enjoyed getting to know many of you.  I’ve especially enjoyed seeing the photos of your lovely quilts.  If you’ve registered quilts and haven’t sent photos please get them to me NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JULY 5th!   If you’ve been meaning to register your quilts PLEASE DO SO NOW!  

As I’m sitting here now on Sunday morning, I only have 177 quilts registered.  That will make for a pretty pitiful show you-guys.  If you have quilts that you’ve never shown please do it.  This show is a big event for the public.  Many people travel far to come to it each year so let’s not disappoint them.  If you’d rather not have your quilt be judged, that’s ok.  You worked hard on them and they deserve to be seen.  If you’ve gifted quilts, ask for them back for a little while so we can show them off.  So many amazing quilts are given away, never to be seen by the public.  If you have any Vintage/Antique quilts or Raffle quilts we’d like to show them too.  One of the things I most enjoy about quilt shows are the antique quilts.  We can show off the beautiful work of people long gone and honor their memory.

Don’t be intimidated by the registration process.  If you need assistance give me a call (925-963-7097).  I’ll do the registration for you over the phone.


Gail Chipman shows her quilt “quilt as you go” shades of purple quilt.

Our Next General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, July 11th at Atonement Lutheran Church

Table Walk:  5:30, Meeting 6:00


  • Executive Board Meeting – 7/18 – 10a.m. at Newport Carriage House
  • Quilt Show Meeting – 7/18 – 1:15p.m. at Newport Carriage House
  • Documentation – NONE
  • Quilt Intake: Monday, July 29, from 2-4 p.m. at Fellowship Hall at Atonement Lutheran Church
  • Quilt Show – August 2 & 3
  • Quilt Pick-Up – Saturday, August 3, around five p.m., Rec. Center Hallway
  • Oregon State Fair Demonstration – 8/30 – 10a.m.-3p.m. at Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem

The July Program Will Be Finally Finished Objects & Challenge Voting Results

If you have a project you’ve had for a long time and finally finished, please bring to share for our program.  Sign-up when you arrive and be prepared to give us the story behind this quilt.

If you missed all the beautiful entries for the 2019 Veterans’ Challenge Medallions, they will still be on display at the July meeting and results of our voting in the June meeting will be announced.

Linda Reeves shares a machine appliqued Book Wall Hanging.


Potluck or Buffet?

You’ve joined OCQG. Our membership fee entitles us to enter quilts in the show, enjoy the programs, make a challenge quilt, check out books from our library, sell items in the annual silent auction, etc. We can pick and choose what we want from the guild, sort of like going to a buffet.

But maybe you see your membership more like a potluck, where you not only can eat your fill from the many tasty dishes, but you also bring a dish to share. For OCQG, that can mean making a community or veteran’s quilt (or two), working on a committee or – YES! WORKING AT THE QUILT SHOW! (You probably knew I was heading in that direction.)

Please call Twy Hoch or Ev DePaolo and ask what slot(s) you can fill during August 2-3. Please help make 2019 Quilts by the Sea another successful event.

Many thanks from the quilt show co-chairs,

Jackie Stankey, Darcy de la Rosa, and Jean Amundson 

Quilt Hangers Wanted!

No, not for clothes . . . On Thursday, August 1, the quilt show goes up. The guild members in charge of quilt hanging need help from additional guild members that morning. (No ladder climbing needed—teens from the local LDS church will do that part.) A signup sheet will be available at the July general meeting. Please find that table and sign up to help!
Many thanks from Nancy Blank, Ginger Dale, Deborah Cagle, and Melissa Hollenbeck.
Darcy de la Rosa shows her Veterans Quilt from a work party.


Interested in selling your handmade or quilting related treasures?  If so, just a reminder,  you are required to volunteer 2 hrs. towards putting the quilt show together.  If you are unable to stand/walk, will be gone during the quilt show or for any other reason you are not available during the quilt show, there are jobs prior to and following the quilt show dates.  Contact Gail Chipman to volunteer for boutique operation, assist and answer questions regarding the boutique rules, or acquire item tags and inventory sheets.  541-602-7760

Thank you,                                                                                                                                            Gail Chipman

2019 Raffle Tickets

Please turn in all tickets and/or money and stubs at the July meeting. They can also be mailed to me or arrange a special time to meet. Thanks for helping to sell tickets for our yearly fundraiser. The quilt has been making the rounds of local quilt shops and will end up at Quilters Cove the last 2 weeks of July.                                                                                                                                                       Jane Szabo

Michele Tegner shows her “Chef’s Crab Dinner” wall hanging.

Potluck for Quilt Show Workers

Please consider bringing a salad, hot dish, desert, etc to the quilt show potluck on Thursday, August 1st. .  The food should be at the rec center by 11 AM or sooner.  We have a lot of people to feed.  All of the workers, vendors , etc.  Beverly Hergenrader

Michele Tegner shows her red, white and blue table topper.

Turn Out for Quilt Turn-In!

Members, bring the quilts you’ve entered into the show to the Fellowship Hall at Atonement Lutheran Church on Monday, June 29, from 2-4 p.m. (If you can’t come during that time, designate a friend to turn them in for you or—last resort—call Pat Laub.)

You may pick up your quilts on Saturday, August 3, around five p.m., give or take, in the Rec Center hallway. No one will be allowed into the pickup area until all the quilts have been accounted for.  If someone else is going to pick up your quilt(s), you must designate that person in writing.

Last Call for Small Quilts for Quilt Show

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

Other News


 Blue Fabric

Michele Tegner show her quilt in blue and white titled “Dry Brush”

Skirting the Issue Fabric Drive

Rich’s Sew & Vac is having a  fabric drive to provide skirts for girls in foster care.  They need one yard fabric cuts suitable for skirts.  Also needed is elastic, 1/2 inch or wider for the waist bands.

The board thought this would be a worthwhile cause.  Diane  has volunteered to collect the fabric at the next meeting.

Thank you for your support.

Paulette Stenberg

Phyllis Mitchell shows her beautiful cross in pastels and gold, a wall hanging.

Oregon Gardens Retreat:  

At this time we have a full 60 member registration for Jan. 28-31st 2020.  We have a few people on the wait list.  If you have questions or are interested in being placed on the wait list (there are generally cancellations) please contact Georgia Sabourin.  Don’t miss the fun!!

Phyllis Mitchell shares a Shamrock wall hanging.

Upcoming Special Event

 Mister Domestic will be providing our program on October 10th and a workshop on October 11th.  Details are being worked out as to what the workshop will be because he has so many workshops he can share.  He will let me know in the next day or two his plans for the workshop and I’ll be registering members at the July meeting.  Check out his website and look for his videos on YouTube.


Thank you.

Janet DeSau

Darcy de la Rosa shares her small humming bird quilt.

Finishing School

Finishing School will be meeting on July 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 many 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.

Gail Chipman shares a small food bag.
Gail Chipman shares a small food bag.

June Winners!

Quilters Surprise:  Crystal Beard won a large mat carrier.

Bonus Drawing:  Gail Chipman won a ruler.

Nifty Notions:  Karen Donobedian won a mister bottle and tweezers.

SABLE – Teecia Cornelius – July will be BLUE fabric

Batik winners – Janet DeSau, Ruth Johnson and Jackie Stankey

Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson

  • Paperless Paper Piecing Blocks were won by Pat Laub and Lucy Milliken
  • July will be flag blocks for the Veterans Quilts
  • August will be half square triangles for Community Quilters

Show and Share

  • Bayshore Challenge – Lime green, dots, striped, circles.  Participants shared very beautiful and creative bags, wall hangings and pillows
  • Paulette Stenberg  shared a Christmas Saying wall hanging she had purchased as a “boutique kit” and a multi colored “Slumber Party Quilt”
  • Janet Childers showed a Baby Quilt made for her great niece and a Block of the Month Graduation  Quilt.
  • Gail Chipman showed a multi-colored Jelly Roll Bag, several small food bags and a sew-as-you-go shades of purple quilt.
  • Linda Reeves shared a machine appliqued Book Wall Hanging.
  • Darcy de la Rosa showed a Hummingbird Small Quilt and a Veterans Quilt from the work party.
  • Ginger Dale  showed Veterans Tops from the Newport Workshop.
  • Lisa Taylor showed a turtles small quilt named “Splnters”.
  • Judy Luce showed a beautiful quilt.
  • Phyllis Mitchell shared a Shamrock wall hanging and a beautiful cross wall quilt done in pastels and  gold fabric.
  • Michele Tegner showed “Chef’s Crab Dinner” wall hanging, a red, white and blue table topper and a quilt in blues and white titled “Dry Brush”

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