March 2021 Newsletter Blog

March 11, 1pm, Zoom Guild Presentation 

Debbie Wendt of Wendt Quilting will give a presentation on Egyptian Tentmakers Appliqué, A look into the artisans of Cairo, Egypt.  Her collection of the Tentmakers’ work and steps of their applique technique and may also include other crafts from Egypt.  She will have a trunk show and PowerPoint presentation showing the men at work.

While living in Cairo, Egypt Debbie was introduced to and befriended the men known as Tentmakers.  They make the applique decorated panels used as tents for ceremonies.  Tentmaker references have been recorded as far back as Biblical and Pharaonic times.  It is a dying art.  She will share the pieces she purchases while living in Egypt and others purchased since she left. 
Upcoming Zoom Workshop
Want to take a zoom workshop?
The Guild will present its first zoom workshop on May 14, 9-12 am. Emily Taylor will be presenting a “Collage Quilt” workshop where everyone has a front row seat!  You don’t have to pack up and move.  You will need any beginning pattern from her website, (special code will be provided for a discount).  The class fee is only $35, members and $45 for non members.
Sign up early as we have limited spaces.  Email Jane,, to sign up or for questions.

Emily Taylor Is a self-taught artist, fabric designer and quilter.  She has been a creative entrepreneur in the quilt industry for 12 years.  Emily has been featured on QVC for her wallpaper murals and has created over a dozen fabric collections.

Her quilts have been featured in the quilt & craft magazines, Art Quilting Studio, Be Creative, and Where Women Create.  Emily is the author of Collage Quilter: Essentials for Success with Collage Quilts, published in 2019 and Take Flight~Fun with Textile Collage, published in 2020.  Her foolproof collage quilt patterns combined with enthusiasm for teaching her students the secrets of success have generated a loyal following around the world.

Jane Szabo

Thursday at Lee Palmer’s Office, across from the Waldport Post Office.

Join us for lots of guild business going on at the one stop open house happening March 4,   10 AM  – 2PM at Lee’s in Waldport.   .The   Membership committee will have our 2021 directories ready for distribution.    Quilt raffle tickets can be turned in or picked up.  Merchandise will b available…sorry, panels have not yet arrived.   You can drop off & pick up blocks , quilt tops, & finished quilts for our Veterans project & of course, continue your support for our community thru our.  community quilts committee.   Best of all, meet & greet our masked quilting sisters!

Rose Shaw & Lindanne Perdue

Merchandise Committee

The OCQG Merchandise Gang will be available with our new clothing line Tees, hoodies, sweatshirts and denim button front shirts.  Plus some of the ever popular cards and totes.  Come on by and let us see your smiling (and masked) face.

Becky Mershon

Raffle Tickets

Do you need raffle tickets for yourself or to sell?  Do you have stubs and money to return?  Do you want to see some familiar faces and chat a while?  Then come to the Community Quilters’ Open House this Thursday March 4th from 10:00 – 2:00 in Waldport – 260 West Willow Street – in the blue building just east of Washington Federal Bank and the Waldport Post Office.  Nan will be there with raffle tickets and payment records along with the “Square” so you can use your credit card for purchases.


2022 Retreat News

The 2022 Retreat Committee is bound and determined to have this Retreat.  We are in contract negotiations and should have all of the “t’s” crossed and the “i’s” dotted within the next week or so.  Sooo, keep a lookout for an update with signup and cost information.  I think we are all looking forward to the Retreat.
Sincerely, your Retreat Committee,
Georgia, Gail Chipman, Jan McQueen and Cyndie Wenz, 

Blog Editor

If you’d be interested in taking over the blog next January please contact me.  I’ll train and work with you for the remainder of this year so that you feel completely comfortable with the job.  It’s not hard and you get to know almost everyone in the guild.  You just need basic computer skills and reliable internet.

Melissa  (925)963-7097,