March 2019 Blog

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

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Table Walk: 12:30 pm

Meeting:      1:00 pm  Our Guest Speaker will be Sue Stephenson, Board Chair for Community Quilters

March Reminders

Community Quilters: March 7 From 10-2

General Membership Meeting: March 14

Executive Board Meeting: March 21 at 10 am

Quilt Show Committee Meeting at 1:15 pm

Community Quilters Workshop: March 23 From 9-3

Finishing School: March 28 From 10-4

March Program

Community Quilters will be in charge of of the guild program on March 14.  Sue Stephenson will be speaking for a  few minutes about how the Community Quilters Committee functions, and speak to our most urgent current needs.  Community Quilters will have speakers from the following organizations:  Foster Parents Association; Children’s Advocacy Center; Head Start; and The Gabriel Project.  The representatives will be talking about what their agencies do, how they do it, how our donations have helped them in the past, and how we can best serve them going forward.  We will have speakers and lots of displays and examples of what we donate to various agencies.

Also, Twy Hoch will be previewing our all new Pet Beds, which she will teach you how to make at the Workshop on March 23 from 9 am to 3 pmThis will be held at Atonement in the Fellowship Hall, just like other workshops.  We will also be teaching how to tie a quilt, and we encourage anyone to bring their sewing machine to put together tops and pillows. If you are a new quilter, this is a great opportunity to learn how to put a quilt together!  We are providing pizza for lunch and you just need to bring whatever you want to drink.  It will be a really fun day and a great time to get to know other members a little better.  More info will follow as the date approaches!


Stop by at the General Meeting and see the cute items for sale.

Community Quilters

Community Quilters – Thanks to all the members who made the little bags for Oncology and Cardiology.  Both departments are well stocked now, and we have received many comments on how lovely they are and such a variety!  I’m accepting any that you have made, but let’s now  focus our sewing skills on some other items for awhile, like burp cloths!  We also are accumulating a lot of quilt “bundles” that need quilting.  They can be tied or machine quilted, both are great, we just need to get them completed.  I will have them available at 1st Thursday at Ruth’s, and of course at the guild meeting as well.

Don’t forget to come to Community Quilters on March 7 from 10 to 2 at Ruth’s Family Fabrics in Waldport.  Hope to see you there!



The next documentation will be on April 13th.   If you are interested in learning about the documentation process come by and observe.  The June 8th Documentation has been changed to May 18th at the Carriage House in Newport.  If you are interested in having a quilt documented contact Twy.

Finishing School

Finishing School will be meeting on March 28 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 and 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!




Six guests and eighty-seven members signed-in for the February meeting. ‘Thank you’ to the Membership Team. Gail Chipman assisted members in getting their 2019 membership directories. Judy Line, Cheryl Kramer and Phyllis Mitchell greeted us at the entry table.

During the Guild Retreat Sally Vraspir, Federal Way, WA joined the Guild. Then the mail included two new members: Bari McLean, Seal Rock and Elaine M. Garley, Salem. One new member joined at the February meeting: Ann Marie Kent, Waldport. We are pleased to welcome all of you! The membership total is now 193 members!

A sheet of updates/corrections since the directory was printed will be available at the March meeting.


A Barn Board Painting Workshop is scheduled for April 12-13 at the Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach with a maximum of 20 people.  The Cost is $105.00 a person.  If you’re interested please contact Janet DeSau at

Quilt Show

Getting Ready for the Show!

Do you have some quilts ready to enter in the 2019 Quilts by the Sea show? Good for you (mine are still in process). The quilt show committee has decided to keep the same categories as the 2018 show, so feel free to look them over and decide where your quilts fit in. Simply go to the guild website, look under “Events,” then “Quilt Show,” and then “Registration Policies and Categories.”

If you click on “Categories,” you’ll get the Category Decision Tree that walks you through the decision process for where your quilts should go. Click on “Policies,” and you’ll find the rules for entering and the descriptions of each category. In fact, you can check out all this information even if your quilts aren’t finished!

We hope to open registration mid-March or early April. Meanwhile, if you have questions, contact any of the quilt show co-chairs (Jackie Stankey, Darcy de la Rosa, and Jean Amundson), registrar Melissa Hollenbeck, or registration computer person (this is not an official title) Nan Scott. 


Bring in 1-3 fat quarters of 30’s – 40’s fabric

Veteran’s Quilt Project

There will be a sewing party in Newport.  The date is yet to be set.


The 2019 Retreat Committee would like to thank everyone for making it a fun Retreat.  I would like to make a request of everyone:

The following quilt shops contributed Gift Certificates for our Retreat.  The next time you stop by please thank them for contributing to our Guild.

Bolts to Blocks; Jannilou Creations; Sew Hound

The 2020 Retreat Committee is getting ideas together so be ready to sign up when the time comes.  This retreat we are already adding a twist 🙂  We need 60 buttons.  Not just any buttons but buttons with pizzaz, buttons with bling, buttons with sass!!   They are for a Retreat “thing”.  They need to be at least an inch, no smaller but can be bigger.  So if you have a button that fits our needs we’ll have a button jar or basket at the General Meeting.

2020 Retreat Committee:  Georgia Sabourin, Gail Chipman, Jan McQueen & Cyndie Wenz

2020 Raffle Quilt

Ann Flescher reported at the Board Meeting that the blocks for the 2020 Raffle Quilt have been printed and the material will soon be purchased.  The Commitee would like to have the quilt ready for the Portland Expo in September.  There will be a sign-up at the General Meeting for the quilt blocks. 

Quilts for Recreation Department 

I’ll be returning the small quilts at the next (March) general meeting and would like floral quilts to hang until May.  They MUST have hanging sleeves!  Thanks!


February Winners!

Quilters Surprise & Nifty Notions – A big thank you to Marie Hunter for providing several donations for the drawing.
Twy Hoch won an organizer
Marylynn Kleemann won charm packs

Lana Pries won finished quilting blocks, fabric and thread
Chris Benedetti won a jelly roll
Janet DeSau won a Scissor Keeper
Bev Hergenrader won a tape measure, scissors, small pattern and small charm pack Ruth Johnson won aquarium tickets

Judy McCoy won patterns
SABLE – Tisha Cornelius – no fat quarters were received today, March is 30’s & 40’s Fabric


Block of the Month – Meralee Wilson and Jan McQueen announced winners, Judy Ruder, Janet DeSau, Teri Taraba, Shirley Kemnitz, Beverly Hergenrader, Phyllis Mitchell and Fran Whited.

Workshop – Janet DeSau announced a Barn Board Painting Class Workshop on April 12th, cost for materials and instruction $55, class size limited to 35.

Show & Share – Lots of Retreat Projects

Diane Tillotson – Seascape Runner for Quilt Show Silent Auction
Melissa Hollenbeck – collage quilt of her Kitty in red & black
Jan McQueen – Jelly roll mat ; magic wallet; squares for a quilt top; yellow and gray wedding quilt; quilt for nephew in grays and greens; community quilt made by Kathy Lambert in pinks and purple Becky Mershon & Judy McCoy – small quilts made from left over flowers
Judy McCoy – block of the month quilt in Broken Heart blocks in pinks and reds
Doris Rhoades – hand quilted wall hanging an original pattern
Cheryl Kramer – friendship sampler and quilt top of stars
Toni Brodie – Crows wall hanging, Witches Candy quilt and her third Crown Royal Bag quilt
Twy Hoch – appliqued table topper and quilt top for her son
Cindy McEntee – Sailboat Quilt top
Betty Wilson – Montana Cartwheel class
Dolores Wagner – small quilt for auction, Umbrella & Boot
Joy Johnson – fish top, jelly roll rug
Maria Hunter – Community Quilt with tablecloth backing, front bright stripes and flowers
Anne-Marie Mann – Little Log Cabin blue and white pattern with shells for a small quilt, jelly roll rug, Christmas wall hanging, modern quilt “tic-tac-toe”
Lisa Taylor – small quilt in blues for auction, panel blocks of birds
Janet Sylvester – jelly roll rug


Paulette Stenberg – Rusty Red quilt worked on at Finishing School, red, white and blue connecting thread kit, The Oregon Garden Girls quilt
Fran Whited – fabric “friendship quilt” from June 1996, blue and yellow community quilt, 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” square strips multi colored quilt

Pam Grindell – microwave bowl, kulti colored squares quilting Rose Shaw – 9th retreat attended, chenille pot holders
Lindanne Perdue – Lighthouses and Quilters Ark paper pieced Dolores Wagner – Christmas Wall Hanging