March 2020 Newsletter Blog

Our Next General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, March 12th at Atonement Lutheran Church

Table Walk: 12:30

Meeting: 1:00

March Program

Please make sure you attend our next Oregon Coast Quilters Guild meeting on Thursday, March 12th, at 1:00 p.m. Our guest speaker is Cheryl Brunz from Eugene and the topic is:  Turn your Scraps into Head Turning Quilts!

Cynthia will be showing many examples from her vast quilt collection on how to sew scraps in unique and innovative ways.  Her love of color and bold designs can be seen in many of her quilts.  Cynthia loves to share how to use anywhere from the smallest of scraps to project leftovers — including orphan blocks.  She feels there is a home for every scrap!

Check out Cynthia’s website here:

March Reminders:

  • Community Quilters:  Thursday March 5th, 10-2 Family Fabrics in Waldport
  • General Membership Meeting: Thursday, March 12th: 12:30pm
  • Bag Class: Friday/Saturday March 13&14th: 9am-5:00  Please be set up & ready to sew at 9:00, Atonement Lutheran
  • Executive Board Meeting: Thursday, March 19th 10-12pm, Carriage House
  • Quilt Show Kick-Off Meeting: Thursday, March 19th, 1:15 pm, Carriage House
  • Veteran’s Quilt Presentation:  Friday, March 20th, 1:00 pm  Bayshore Club House, Waldport
  • Finishing School: Thursday March 26th, 10-4 Carriage House, Newport
  • Veteran’s Quilt Sew In: Friday March 27th 10-4 Bayshore Club House, Waldport
Karen Donobedian’s Beautiful Quilt won big at the Gems of the Ocean II Quilt Show in Yachats last month.

If you missed the show here are a few pics I took of the wonderful quilts from all over the world.


March is Dots or Stripe, and an early heads up – April will be “April Showers” (anything weather related)

Thanks so much!

Ruth Hutmacher


March 13-14, 9-5 at Atonement Lutheran is the Camden Tote Bag.  The class is full but reminders to the attendees to come with supply list, walking foot and great attitude for a fun day.  Thanks to Gail Chipman for teaching this class.

May  Peggy Gelbrich is teaching Glorious Clams Quilt on May 15, only $55 for the class including pattern.  Signup at the next Guild meeting or call or email Jane Szabo.

2020 Quilt Show

All Guild Members:  Hope you are working on your entries for our 30th Anniversary Quilts by the Sea show August 7 & 8.  We are looking forward to another wonderful show with LOTS of beautiful quilts!

 Committee “Leads”:  If you didn’t pick up your “envelope” (which includes your duties and timeline) at February’s Guild meeting, you have another chance in March.  Please stop by and get yours, They are going fast!

Quilt show kick-off meeting will be March 19 at 1:15 PM  at the Carriage House following the Executive Board Meeting in the morning and lunch.  Please be sure that at least one representative from you committee is in attendance.  Rumor has it that there will be chocolate available!

Darcy De La Rosa






A Challenge—But Not To a Duel!

Please read the rules and background info about the 2020 OCQG Challenge, then contact Jean Amundson or Velma Freudenthal to sign up. Just go to the guild’s website, click on “Projects,” then on “Challenge.” Everything you need, even suggestions for how to get inspired, is there! Your participation in “Votes for Women” will be fun and meaningful in this election year.

Small Quilt Auction Participation Is Underway

It’s not too soon to make an item for the quilt show’s small quilt auction. Half the proceeds will be donated to a local charity, and you get to nominate a charity when you submit your (small) quilt. Give us your item, and we’ll give you a form to fill out so you can nominate your favorite 501(3)(c). Melissa Hollenbeck and Jean Amundson

Veterans Quilts

Veteran quilts will be presented to Veterans at Bayshore Club House on March 20, at 1:00PM. No Veteran sewing that day.

Making Veteran quilts will be at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on March 27, at Bayshore Club House. Bring your sewing machine and sewing tools and join in on a fun day making Veterans quilts. Call Twy Hoch 541-563-3899 if you have any questions.

Finishing School

Finishing School will be meeting on March 26th 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 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.

Here are some photos of the lovely quilts made by Judy & Angelia Peterson, as seen at our February meeting.

2021 Retreat

Retreat News:  The Oregon Gardens Resort has confirmed that they have the dates available for the 2021 Quilting in the Garden Retreat so waiting for the contract.  The dates for the Retreat for 2021 are check-in Tuesday, February the 2nd & checking out on Friday, February 5th, 2021 coinciding with the Willamette Valley Quilt Festival.

 One other thing:  if you received an IOU at the Retreat could you please contact me (Georgia)

Plans in the works already from your Retreat Committee,

Georgia, Cyndie, Gail & Jan McQueen

February Winners:

Kathleen Holt won a bottle of spray starch/sizing in the Nifty Notion drawing. Pam Grindell won Quilter’s Surprise, a 3-piece Precision Piecing starter kit and a bookmark.

Merilee Wilson, Kathleen Holt, and Lana Pries won the SABLE drawings. There was no block of the month drawing.

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