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Minutes of the General Meeting, May 12, 2022
In Person and via Zoom, of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

The hybrid meeting was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 6:03 p.m.

Rose Shaw moved to approve the Minutes of the April 14, 2022 General Meeting. Viki West seconded the motion. After a vote, the motion passed, and the Minutes were approved.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Community Quilts – Lindanne Perdue announced the next delivery to My Sister’s Place will be of ten queen size quilts. Marie Hansen donated ten to twelve quilts. Lindanne further reported that kits for the Ukrainian quilt project and Community Quilters are available.

Veterans Project – Rose Shaw reported there is a Sew-In on May 18, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their sewing machines. There were sixteen members at the last Sew-In.

2023 Retreat – Sign-up begins at the May 12, 2022 meeting. The 2023 Retreat is from February 1 to February 5.

2022 Raffle – There are packets of twenty-four tickets for $20.00 for sale to the general public. Tickets and ticket sale proceeds must be returned by the July General Meeting. Judi Ruder is selling tickets at the Waldport Wednesday farmer’s market.

2023 Raffle – There are two, four, and six unit paper piecing packets. Darcy de la Rosa will take the packets to Florence.

Quilt Show – Barbara Kinzel, chairwoman of the Thursday Potluck, asked for volunteers. Pamela Potter has the sign-up sheet for general volunteer work. Grab Bags need “good stuff” (new items, very gently used items) for children and adults. For members wishing to sell items at the Quilt Show Boutique they should go online and follow the necessary forms, including the waiver regarding theft. Straight pins should not be used as they can prick the fingers of shoppers and the committee will provide tags. Fifteen percent of sales goes to the Guild. Members must turn in items on the Thursday before the Quilt Show. Regarding the Small Quilt Auction, one-half of the proceeds go to a 503© charity in Lincoln County of the donator’s choice.

Membership – Patti Stephens reported that the Guild has 148 members and forty-nine were -present at the meeting. The Guild has a new member, Candi, and Jeanette, from Canada, and Donna, from Corvallis, intend to join the Guild.

Tip of the Month – Jane Szabo reminded all of us not to cut off those points and use a scant ¼ inch seam.

Meralee Wilson reported that a woman in Seal Rock has a quilt rack for sale.

Meralee Wilson also reported that the funeral for Janet Childers will be held at St. Mary’s, Our Lady of the Dunes, located on 101 in Florence at 10:00 a.m.

There being no further business, Jane Szabo introduced Dawn White, quilt-maker, sewist, educator, and personal historian to present her program of “Give Me the Simple Life.” This is the name of a quilt designed by Shelley of Prairie Moon Quilt, a pattern of needle turn applique which Dawn wanted to learn. The quilt tells the story of Hazel Eileen, a 1950s rural farmgirl who died young at age thirty-two. On Christmas morning when Hazel was fourteen, she received a diary and proceeded to write in it almost every day to the night before her wedding. There are twelve blocks in the Hazel’s quilt and each block represents an event in Hazel’s life. Dawn first saw Shelley’s quilt at Paducah in 2017. Inspired by the fabric line, “This and that” designed by Jill Finlay, Dawn decided to create her version of Hazel’s quilt.

The design contains a central medallion with eight more blocks, all on point. Dawn’s approach was to bring out the blues, reds, yellows, and greens in the fabric line in part by fussy cutting. Although Dawn stated she did not make any changes except small ones, those small changes necessitated the use of quilt math at almost every turn.

Block one is called “Missouri Farm Girl” for Hazel’s geographical background.

Block two is called “The Summer of ’51.”

Block three is called “Canasta” as that is a card game Hazel and her family enjoyed playing.

Block four is called “Coal Miner’s Granddaughter” in a nod to Hazel’s grandfather who made his living in the coal mines.

Block five is called “Corn & Beans & Other Things.”

Block six is called “Best Christmas Ever” as that is the Christmas Hazel received her diary.

Block seven is called “Aunt Ruby’s Choice.”

Block eight is called “Domestic Bliss” in recognition of Hazel’s very happy domestic life with her husband and children.

Block nine is called “Fancy Farm Girl.”

Block ten is called “Fair Weather.”

Block eleven is called “Moonlight & Roses.”

Dawn used red material for the scalloped frames of each block. And she appliqued the medallion in the center block.

The quilt is 97.5 inches square.

The program having concluded,

The Block of the Month, Stars, was awarded to Pamela Potter.

The Quilter’s Surprise went to Pat Laub who received charm squares, a bag pattern, and a ruler.

Nifty Notion went to Patti Stephens who received a DayKeeper, and 2.5 square ruler.

SABLE award twenty fat quarters and announced the theme for the June general meeting is “Farmer’s Market.”

For Show and Share:

Paulette Stenberg displayed a red and white quilt with 718 half square triangles and applique.

Darcy de la Rosa displayed a small mosaic quilt of a pink flamingo called “Mingo” which will be donated to the Small Quilt Auction.

Penny Myers displayed a colorful quilt called “Rosalita” which took her six months to complete.

Toni Brodie displayed a small Blue and White quilt of spice jars which she will give to her sister-in-law.

Pat Laub displayed a wall-hanging made from blocks of the month awarded to her and a Block of the Month Quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop called “Garden Flowers.”

Reminders:
Board Meeting via Zoom – May 19, 2022

Quilt Show Meeting – May 19, 2022

Veterans Project Sew-In on May 18, 2022

General Guild Meeting – June 9, 2022

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Kinzel, Secretary.


Minutes of the General Meeting, In Person and via Zoom, of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild April 14, 2022

The hybrid meeting was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:02 p.m.

Rose Shaw moved to approve the minutes of the March 10, 2022, General meeting. Toni Brodie seconded the Motion.  A Guild member noted an error in that, as part of Block of the Month, SABLE announced the April concept would be April Showers.  The Motion passed with the foregoing correction, and the Minutes were approved as corrected.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Lincoln County Historical Society:  The Society sent a Thank You note for the Guild’s donation.

Sisters Quilt Show:  Dawn, the Director of the Sisters Quilt Show, and the March speaker, sent a Thank You note as well.

Treasurer’s Report:  Janet Sylvester reported that, according to WaFd’s policy, any signer can withdraw funds from Guild accounts without the necessity of authorization.  Janet suggested that two approvals of Board members be required to withdraw money by check or withdrawal slip.  A discussion ensued.    Jean Amundson moved to approve Janet’s suggestion and let the details be worked out.  Darcy de la Rosa seconded the motion.  After a vote, the motion passed.

Fund Raising:  The budget has been rebalanced by transferring $4,000.00 from reserves to the general operating account.  Viki West moved to approve the rebalancing of the budget as stated.  Debbie Mosley seconded the motion.  After a vote, the motion passed.

Community Quilters:  Lindanne Perdue reported the committee needs two more quilts for My Sister’s Place.  Jan McQueen still has kits for the Ukrainian Project and reports the quilts can be quilted on domestic machines.

Veterans Projects:  Rose Shaw reported the next sew-in in on April 20, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grange in Siletz.  At 2:00 p.m. there will be a presentation.

Retreat:  Georgia Sabourin reported that members who registered for the 2022 Retreat should see her regarding deposits and the sign-up for the 2023 Retreat will begin at the May General Guild meeting.

Membership:  Patti Stephens reported the Guild has 145 members with one new member and a guest attending the April General Guild meeting.

Quilt Show 2022:  Wilma Roles reported the treasure hunt will be replaced with a basket auction.  Members can donate baskets with novel items and or fabric having a value of $10.00 or higher.  Wilma further reported she will prepare a complete sign-up sheet for the Thursday Potluck volunteers.  There is a meeting of the Quilt Show committee members.  Because the library is undergoing repairs/renovations, the meeting can be held at the Church according to Jean Amundson.  Registration of quilts for entry into the Quilt Show is open and pictures can be taken at Community Quilters or Bayshore.  Members can enter as many quilts as they desire, but the quilts should be prioritized in the event the show has too many quilts to display.  Members should number the quilts they are entering in order of priority.  Members can look online at the Guild’s website at events/quilt show.

Jean Amundson reported that, regarding the Small Quilt auction, one-half of the proceeds go to 50C (3) not-for-profit agencies.  Jean is looking for as many quilts as possible and she emphasized they should be small.

Raffle Quilt:  Jan Hoffman reported that members can pick up twenty-four tickets for $20.00.  Sew-It-Seams has sold two hundred tickets and the Raffle Quilt is on display there.

Workshop:  On Friday, May 13, 2022 there will be a workshop led by Dawn White of her pattern for the Wonky Dresden Neighborhood.  The cost is $45.00, the workshop will last all day.

Programs:  Jane Szabo reported that Dawn White will host a program on needle-turn applique.  Then a discussion ensued about whether members pre-wash their fabric or not.  Most members do not.

There being no other announcements, Jane Szabo presented the program for the meeting.   The Documentation committee presented a detailed program on the process of documenting quilts.

Historically, quilts were not documented until 1982 when Kentucky instituted the Kentucky State Project to document quilts and published a booklet of quilts so documented.  By 1989, thirty-six states had the same or vastly similar projects.  In 1993, a county in Oregon documented more than six hundred quilts.  In 2009, the Oregon State Project was instituted in Medford, Eastern Oregon, and Shermer County.  It concluded in 2019 and a booklet was published with interesting stories about the quilts and quiltmakers, but not the most spectacular quilts.  Emphasis was placed on anecdotes rather than the most beautiful quilts.

Coming to the Documentation Committee to have a quilt documented is like going to the doctor.  The member must make an appointment, the committee sends paperwork to be completed, when the member appears, a receptionist checks her in, there is a co-pay of $5.00, the quilt gets researched, the member can bring any quilt, problems are documented, there is imaging, – the quilt is hung and photographed, and there is a prescription for the quilt care.

The committee has eight members divided into two teams of four.  The members of each team meet with the quilt owner, takes the quilt, and lays it on a table.  The Registrar completes the forms and records appropriate information on index cards. The information includes, the item documented, measurements of the quilt (average width and length, average block size, block pattern name, sashing and borders), the quilt layout plan, the shape of the edge, which refers to the corners, the predominant color, the overall color value, specific colors in the quilt, and type of damage, if any, to the quilt.  Damage to the quilt includes discoloration, mildew, stains, if the quilt is soiled, disintegration of fabric, fading, insect damage, tears, holes, etc., in the seams, and wear to the edge and binding.

After reviewing the overall condition of the quilt, repairs are noted as are dates associated with the quilt, any inscriptions on the quilt, the quilt top fabric and the quilt top construction (piecing, applique, novelty, etc.)  Then the type of quilting (tacked, tied, machine quilted, or hand quilted) is noted as are the width between the quilting stitches and whether that is dense, medium, or sparse.  The overall pattern is also noted and described.

After all that, the quilt is turned over and the committee reviews and notes the type of material, the measurements of the panels, the condition of the seams, any repairs done to the quilt, and stains.

Thereafter, the quilt is hung, and two photographs are taken.  One of the quilts and the second of the quilt and the owner.  A binder is given to the quilt owner and a second one sent on to the historical society.

The program having concluded,

The Quilter’s Surprise was awarded to Pamela Potter, and she received a car coaster and scissors.

Nifty Notions was awarded to Viki West, and she received a book entitled “Learn to Quilt with Panels” and a needle case.

SABLE awarded fat quarters to Joy Johnson, Jan Hoffman, and Teecia Cornelius and noted the concept for the May General Guild meeting is “May Flowers.”

Nan Scott introduced Show & Share:

  1. Paulette Stenberg displayed the last quilt Twy Hock had on the frame at Bayshore. The blocks were red, pink, and green in the form of trees, with a flowered border.  The quilt is for Twy’s grandson.
  2. Patti Stephens displayed two Veterans quilt. The first was made from a quilt with red, blue, and gold, and an eagle in the middle.  The second was made from nineteen blocks Twy had made and Patti made the remaining block needed.
  3. Janet Sylvester displayed a quilt in shades of blue she called her Buffalo quilt which was quilted by Kathy Lambert.
  4. Diane Tillotson displayed a tied quilt with cherry blocks.
  5. Lisa Taylor displayed an orange and blue quilt, on point, called Golden friendship.
  6. Toni Brodie displayed a blue, white, and yellow jellyroll quilt called Chain letter.
  7. Jan McQueen displayed a quilt in lavender and green.
  8. Joy Johnson displayed a wall hanging of a lighthouse.
  9. Pamela Potter displayed a quilt with blocks of birds and animals which Terry Mann quilted.
  10. Maureen Gallant displayed two quilts, a red and white star/Irish Chain quilt design which was quilted by Lisa Taylor and a quilt made up from Harley-Davidson t-shirts called “States and Dates.”
  11. Jackie Stankey displayed an orange and grey wall hanging, a small quilt she made for the Quilt Show Small Quilt auction.
  12. Judy Ruder displayed two quilts. The first was called “Early Snow” with blocks creating a mountain scene.  Lisa Taylor quilted the quilt.  And the second is a quilt to be donated to KUCB in Alaska of the back of various hoodies advertising KUCB in distinctive designs.
  13. Penni Myers displayed a wall quilt of a seahorse and flowers, a quilted laptop bag, designed by Annie.com, and two tote bags.

Reminders:

 The next meeting of the Executive Board is, via Zoom, at 10:00 a.m. on May 19, 2022,

 The next General Meeting of the Guild is May 12, 2022, with Table Walk beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m.,

The meeting adjourned at 2:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Kinzel, Secretary

Reminder – the vaccine mandate imposed by the Guild has been lifted and members and guests do not need to participate in Guild activities.  This is subject to change due to a change in circumstances.


OREGON COASTAL QUILTERS GUILD EXECUTIVE MEETING
April 21, 2022

The Executive Board meeting of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild was held via Zoom on April 21, 2022, and was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 10:04 a.m. A quorum was present.

Approval of Minutes – Janet Sylvester advised there was an error in the March 17, 2022 Minutes in that a reference to additional Administrative Expense of $255.00 out of the Reserve Funds account to Velda Freudenthal as reimbursement for expenses incurred for the Raffle Quilt should have referred to the current raffle quilt expense account as the source of the payment.  Diane Tillotson moved to accept the Minutes as corrected.  Debbie Mosley seconded the motion.  The motion passed and the Minutes, as corrected, were approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Janet Sylvester reported that there were no changes to the Treasurer’s Report, that $700.00 was donated to the North Lincoln County Museum, the balance of the Guild’s checking account is $11,120.00, and the General Operating Account is still in the red for April, 2022.  Jean Amundson moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Jane Szabo seconded the motion.   After a vote, the motion passed, and the Treasurer’s Report was accepted.

New Business – Meralee Wilson put forth the question of whether, now that masks are no longer required, whether the Guild should rescind its policy of requiring members and guests to be vaccinated to attend Guild activities.   A discussion ensued.   Georgia Sabourin made a motion to lift the vaccine mandate for the 2023 Retreat, Guild meetings, and workshops but if circumstances change, the policy will be revisited.  A discussion ensued.   Thereafter, Jean Amundson made a motion that the Guild policy of requiring vaccines for Guild activities be rescinded but can be changed due to a change of circumstances.   Rose Shaw seconded the motion.   After a vote, the motion passed, and the vaccine mandate was rescinded.   Nan Scott noted that masks are optional.

Georgia Sabourin questioned whether the Hospitality committee needs permission of the Executive Board to find a volunteer.   A discussion ensued including the subject of drinks and food at the Guild General meetings.   Georgia does not require permission of the Executive Board to find another volunteer and the Hospitality committee will serve beverages for one more month and, thereafter, beverages and cookies in individual wrappers.

Diane Tillotson noted the passing of Guild member Janet Childers and suggested that something should be done at the May General Guild meeting in honor of Janet, perhaps a photograph of Janet and a candle on a table.   The funeral is scheduled for May 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at a Catholic Church although Diane does not know the name of the church

Gail Chipman advised that Guild member, Nancy Terhaar, is very ill with ALS.  There is a one-mile walk sponsored by the local ALS office on May 14, 2022.   For those interested in participating or donating, they can go online to ALS.org for information or they can mail a check to Gail or JoAnne Sedlacek.

Block of the Month – No report.

Challenge Quilt 2022 – Nan Scott is sending out information to interested members.

Communications – No report.

Community Quilters – Lindanne Perdue reported that six queen sized quilts have been donated but that twin quilts are needed.

Documentation – No report.

Finishing School – The committee reported it is still waiting for a response from The Carriage House.  There is a meeting on May 14, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the Lutheran Atonement Church.

Hospitality – No report.

Library – No report.

Membership – No report.

Merchandising – No report.

Programs – Jane Szabo reported the next meeting is an evening meeting and table walk begins at 5:30 p.m. and that Dawn White is giving a workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Friday following the May General Guild meeting.   Nan Scott reported the tripod is in from Amazon and she has donated an I-6 phone for the Zoom portion of the meeting.

Publications – Jean Amundson reported she sent an article regarding the Veterans’ Project to the Newport News-Times.

Quilt Show – Wilma Roles reminded the Quilt Show Committee chairpersons that there would be a meeting at 1:15 p.m. that afternoon in the Education room of the Lutheran Atonement Church.

Retreat 2023 – No report.

SABLE – The committee reported that in May, it is “May Flowers.”

Veteran’s Projects – Rose Shaw reported there were ten sewists at the last event, and they had the second largest presentation with sixteen quilts being awarded to veterans and approximately forty people, in total, attending. Rose further noted a donation received from an elderly couple.

Raffle Quilt. – Jean Amundson reported there is another meeting at Meralee Wilson’s house to make packets.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:52 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Kinzel, Secretary.

As a reminder, the vaccine mandate has been rescinded.


OREGON COASTAL QUILT GUILD EXECUTIVE MEETING
March 17, 2022

The Executive Board meeting of the Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild was held via Zoom on March 17, 2022, and was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 10:73 a.m. A quorum was present.

Approval of Minutes – Barbara Kinzel advised there was an error in the February 17, 2022 Executive Board Minutes in which she identified Janet Sylvester as Janet Childers. Jean Amundson moved to approve the Minutes as corrected. Debbie Mosley seconded the motion. After a vote, the motion carried and the Minutes, as amended were approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Janet Sylvester reported that she paid an additional Administrative Expense of $255.00 out of the Reserve Funds account to Velda Freudenthal as reimbursement for expenses incurred for the Raffle Quilt. With a prior payment of $94.00, the total paid to Velda is $350.00. Janet further reported that she is changing the Fund Raising income from $4,000.00 to $500.00 because there will not be a raffle. Jean Amundson noted that approval for such change is needed from the Guild. Jane Szabo moved to accept the change in income and Becky Mershon seconded the motion. After a vote, the motion carried.

Janet then noted that Guild signers on the Guild bank account have the legal right to withdraw cash from the account. Nan Scott made a motion that all signers on the Guild’s bank accounts must have prior approval of two Executive Board members before withdrawing cash by check or withdrawal slip. Debbie Mosley seconded the motion. After a vote, the motion carried. Because this constitutes a standing rule, it must go to the membership for a vote of approval.

Janet then further noted that the Guild Directory does not say a committee or person seeking reimbursement shall file the necessary form for approval and submit a copy of the receipt. Jean Amundson moved that all requests for reimbursement shall include a reimbursement form and copy of the receipt submitted to the Treasurer. Nan Scott seconded the motion and after a vote, the motion carried.

  • Auditor’s Report – Gail Chipman presented the Auditor’s report for the dates January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. A copy of the Auditor’s Report is attached to these Minutes. The audit was accepted by the Executive Board.
  • Block of the Month – Viki West reported ten members picked up packets.
  • Challenge Quilt 2022 – No report.
  • Communications – Linda Patrick reported that Quilter’s Cove still owes the February bill for advertising on the blog.
  • Community Quilters – Lindanne Perdue reported Community Quilters will meet at Lee Palmer’s office in Waldport on April 7, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Documentation – Meralee Wilson reported the committee has the following days set aside. April 9, 2022 for retraining; May 1, 2022, September 9, 2022, and October 15, 2022 for documentation at the Newport Library; and June 11, 2022 at the North Lincoln County Museum.
  • Finance – The committee chair reported that she needs to recruit a member to be in charge of the “Square” charge apparatus for the sale of items.
  • Finishing School – No report.
  • Hospitality – No report.
  • Library – No report.
  • Membership – No report.
  • Merchandising – Becky Mershon reported the committee hopes to join Community Quilters in April.
  • Programs – Jane Szabo reported that at the April General Guild meeting, the Documentation committee will be featured. Jane noted the committee needs more members. Viki West reported there is a workshop in May, 2022 at the Church the Friday after the May meeting. Ten members have signed up and there are ten spaces open.
  • Publications – Jean Amundson reported she is still not writing articles until the mask policy is loosened but she will write an article about the Raffle Quilt to be published in May 2022.
  • Quilt Show – No report.
  • Quilter’s Surprise – No report.
  • Retreat 2023 – Georgia Sabourin reported thirty or thirty-one members from the 2022 Retreat have signed up to attend the 2023 Retreat.
  • Veteran’s Projects – Diane Tillotson reported the committee met on March 16, 2022 and many projects have been completed.
  • Raffle Quilt 2022 – Thirty-one members have picked up ticket packets, and the Raffle Quilt is on display at Sew-It-Seams.
  • Raffle Quilt 2023 – Jean Amundson reported the committee will meet on March 28,2 023 at Jean’s house.
  • Fund Raising – No report.
  • Membership – No report.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:16 a.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Kinzel, Secretary

2021 OCQG Audit Report (PDF)


Minutes of the General Meeting, In Person and via Zoom,
of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild
March 10, 2022

The hybrid meeting was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:05 p.m.

Diane Tillotson moved to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2022, General meeting. Jan Childers seconded the Motion. The Motion passed, and the Minutes were approved without objection.

Mask Update: As of midnight on March 11, 2022, the state indoor mask mandate will terminate. When the Church determines masks are no longer required, masks will not be necessary for the Guild’s general meetings.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Membership: The Guild has 144 members. Thirty-eight attended the meeting in person and eighteen attended via Zoom. There were two visitors, Alana Mikleck and Lynn Moody. The directories are in and can be picked up at the Membership table during the general meetings.

Community Quilters: Jan McQueen announced she is making quilts for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion. The quilts are yellow and blue, the Ukrainian national colors. The kits are available during the meeting although members are encouraged to contact Jan to obtain kits between meetings. Jan needs 2.5” strips in blue, yellow, and white, one yard cuts of fabric in the same colors and help finishing the blocks as well as cash contributions. Help is also needed with finishing the quilts including, but not limited to, quilting, binding, and labelling.

Veterans Projects: The committee’s next meeting is Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Siletz Grange from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.

Treasurer’s Report: Janet Sylvester explained the recommendations of the Board for funds to be donated from the Guild’s General Accounting Fund. The proposed donations are:

$2,000.00 to the Capital Fund;
$1,000.00 to the Speaker’s Fund;
$ 500.00 to the Carriage House;
$ 500.00 to North Lincoln; and
$ 500.00 to Lattimer

Toni Brodie moved to accept the Board’s recommendations for contributions. Debbie Mosely seconded the motion. After a vote, the motion was approved.
Quilt Show 2022: Wilma Roles announced there will be an in-person meeting of the Quilt Show committee chairs on March 17, 2022 at 1:45 p.m. at the Newport Library meeting room on the lower level. Thereafter, committee chairs will meet on the third Thursday of every month.

Workshop: On Friday, May 13, 2022 there will be a workshop led by Dawn White of her pattern for the Wonky Dresden Neighborhood. There is lots of space available. The cost is $45.00, the workshop will last all day, and those interested can find and buy the pattern online.

Quilting Frame: Paulette Stenberg announced that Twy Hoch’s hand quilting frame is free to anyone who is interested.

Raffle Quilt 2022: Jan Hoffman announced tickets for the raffle quilt are now available for members to sell.

President’s Quilt: Meralee Wilson presented the President’s Quilt to past president Diane Tillotson.

Community Quilters: Lindanne Perdue announced the committee gave away 238 finished quilts in 2021 and 24 quilts in 2022 to date. The committee has numerous baby quilts, but needs Head Start quilts in the 50”x60” size. My Sister’s Place, a domestic violence shelter needs ten queen-sized quilts.

Block of the Month: Ruth Hutmacher announced the theme for next month is “April Showers”.

There being no other announcements, Jane Szabo presented the program for the meeting. There are two parts to the program. The first is a Tip for new quilters: Quilters should strive for a scant ¼” seam allowance unless otherwise instructed. There are ¼” feet for almost every machine, with or without a guide. To be sure it is a scant ¼”, on machines where the quilter can move the needle, it should be adjusted one or two stitches in from the ¼” line. An alternative method is to use removeable tape and remember to measure the whole distance between the two fabrics being seamed.

The second part of the program was the presentation of Dawn Boyd of the Sisters’ Quilt Show. A lively and entertaining speaker, Dawn graduated in 2018 from George Fox University with a degree in Management. After getting her five girls through their graduations, Dawn decided it was time to find a new challenge. Since she has always enjoyed coordinating events, she applied for the Director’s position of the Sisters’ Quilt Show (despite being a “minimal quilter”). The job was Dawn’s, and she began in January 2019. In 2020, the Quilt Show went virtual. In 2021, there were 600 quilts entered in the Show.

Founded in 1975, the first show had twelve to fifteen quilts the first year. Within three years, approximately 60 quilts were on display. Managing the Show became a more complicated and rewarding task. In 2003, the Show became a not-for-profit. There are now approximately 1,200 quilts in the annual show and approximately 10,000 visitors including tourists from England, Japan, Egypt, and Australia. Although it is a non-jury show, quilts that are tied can not be entered. All entries must be quilted.

The Show is always the second Saturday in July; this year it will be on July 9, 2022, but planning begins the August before the show. The Director approaches the corporate sponsors in the late Autumn and local sponsors in the Spring. There are between 300 and 350 volunteers for the shows, donors, and Friends of the Show. The Show has a positive economic impact in Central Oregon and, in 2009, brought in 2.7 million dollars the week of the show.

The Show is looking to the future with an art scholarship for a Sisters High School senior, a children’s activity tent during the show, updating technology including a new website which was launched in March 2020, and the database, having a virtual show and growing social media connections.

There are several ways for quilters and non-quilters alike to get involved. (1) Enter a quilt or quilts, (2) Participate in the “Wish Upon a Card Program” in which fabric postcards are sold to offset the costs of the show (3) Become a Friend of the Show, (4) Be a business sponsor, (5) Bring family and friends to the show, and (6) Become a volunteer. For more information about the show, go to SOQS.org.

At the conclusion of the program, the gifts were given away. Viki West received an apple themed table topper. Darcy de la Rosa received the Nifty Notion of an iron cleaner; and Joanne Sedlacek received the Quilte3r’s Surprise gift of a wall clock in the shape and design of a sewing machine.
The program having concluded, Nan Scott introduced Show & Share.
Lindanne Perdue displayed a vibrant Bargello quilt in shades of blues and green;

Jan McQueen displayed three quilts. The first of birds in Spring, the second a geometric pattern in blues, golds, and white, and the third a quilt of blue pinwheels. Kathy Lambert quilted all three quilts.

Patti Stephens displayed a quilt of blocks in a Dresden plate design with pastel fabrics.

Diane Tillotson displayed a quilt created around the panel of the Newport bridge with fabrics in blues and oranges.

Paulette Stenberg displayed two quilts. The first a Dresden plate design in batiks against a black background and the second a baby quilt in pink, white, and gray consisting of blocks of pink hearts for Amanda, Twy’s granddaughter.

Carol Nelson displayed three quilted bags each of a smaller size than the one before and one small tulip quilt.

Pamela Potter displayed her quilt of disappearing nine patches in shades of blue.

Ruth Hutmacher displayed her quilt which she entitled “Looking up in 2022.”

Jane Towsley displayed her log cabin quilt with the logs in red, white, and blue with yellow stars in the center.

Tonie Brodie displayed her “rescue project” in which she repaired a lovely basket quilt.

Elizabeth Wo0od displayed three quilts each one in red, white, and blue.

Reminders:

The Veterans Projects Sew-In will be on March 16, 2022 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The next meeting of the Executive Board is, via Zoom, at 10:00 a.m. on March 17, 2022,

Community Quilters will meet on April 7, 2022

The next General Meeting of the Guild is April 14, 2022, with Table Walk beginning at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m.,

Thereafter, the Executive Board will meet, via Zoom, at 10:00 a.m. on April 21, 2022.

The meeting adjourned at 2:47 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Kinzel, Secretary

 


OREGON COASTAL QUILT GUILD EXECUTIVE MEETING

February 17, 2022

The Executive Board meeting of the Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild was held via Zoom on February 17, 2022, and was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 10:03 a.m. A quorum was present.

Approval of Minutes – Rose Shaw moved to approve the Minutes of the January 10, 2022, Executive Board Meeting as published. Becky Mershon seconded the motion. After a vote, the motion carried and the Minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report – Janet Childers reported corrections to the calculations of disbursable funds from the General Accounting Fund balance.  As of December 31, 2021, the General Fund Accounting Fund balance was $8,120.72 from which the Guild can disburse $5,822.04.  Diane Tillotson moved to reduce the donations approved during the January 10, 2022 Executive Board Meeting by half.  Becky Mershon moved to decrease the donation to North Lincoln to $500.00 which would result in total disbursements of $5,500.00.  A discussion ensued, after which Rose Shaw moved to reduce the disbursements to the following and maintain the rest in reserve.

Capital Fund –     $2,000.00

Speaker’s Fund – $1,000.00

Carriage House – $500.00

North Lincoln –   $500.00

Lattimer –            $500.00.

Debbie Mosely seconded the motion and after a vote, the motion passed.

Thereafter, Nan Scott moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Debbie Mosely seconded the motion and after a vote, the motion passed.

March General Guild Meeting – Jane Szabo reported the Church voted to open at the end of February, 2022.  Nan Scott suggested that the Guild continue with hybrid meetings for the general Guild meetings.  Linda Patrick reported the state mask mandate ends on March 31, 2022.  (Update – the Mask mandate ends at midnight on March 12, 2022).  Diane Tillotson moves to approve hybrid meetings and to revisit the issue each month.  Barbara Kinzel seconded the motion.  After a vote, the motion carried.

Block of the Month – No report.

Challenge Quilt 2022 – Nan Scott reported that fifteen people have registered to participate in the Challenge quilt.

Communications – Linda Patrick requested that when sending her information by e-mail, members send it to her at the Webmaster address which has been previously published.  Linda reported that Quilter’s Cove runs an advertisement each month in the Guild website, but that payment is erratic and is two months in arrears.  Linda will send an invoice for January and February 2022 with an appropriate note.

Community Quilters – Lindanne Perdue reported there will be an open house on March 3, 2022.  Barbara Martin can give lesson on the quilting machine.  She further reported there are kits to distribute, and the committee is low on yellow fabric and needs donations.

Documentation – Meralee Wilson reported the committee would like to begin in April, 2022 but requires a photographer.  The commitment is for four times a year for the entire day.

Finance – No report.

Finishing School – Paulette Stenberg reported she has not had a response from the Carriage House.

Hospitality – No report.

Library – No report.

Merchandising – Becky Mershon reported the committee has lots of panels but needs clothing and will need help at the fair.

Programs – Jane Szabo reported that Dawn Boyd will appear regarding the Sister’s Quilt Show.

Quilt Show – Wilma Roles reported she is looking for committee packets.

Quilter’s Surprise – No report.

Retreat 2023 – Georgia Sabourin reported thirty or thirty-one members have signed up to attend and sign-up for the retreat formally begins at the Guild May general meeting.

Veteran’s Projects – Rose Shaw reported there are numerous kits available at Quilter’s Cove and the next sew-in will be the third Wednesday in March.

Raffle Quilt 2022 – The posters are here, the postcard came in on February 18, 2022.  Jan Hoffman will coordinate ticket sales and members can pick up the ticket packets at the general meeting.

Raffle Quilt 2023 – No report.

Fund Raising – Chris Benedetti reported that the online auction should be held every other year instead of every year.  Nan Scott reported the treasurer needs to review the budget to delete auction income and expenses.

Membership – Nan Scott reported membership is down to 140 members.  Jane Szabo reported the Guild’s membership fees are some of the lowest.

It was reported in the Newport News Times that Jean Bishop, one of the first members of the Guild, passed away.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:08 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara Kinzel, Secretary.


OREGON COASTAL QUILT GUILD
SPECIAL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
February 2, 2022

A special meeting of the Executive Board of the Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild was held via Zoom on February 2, 2022, and was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 10:02 a.m. A quorum was present.

The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss the situation with the 2022 Raffle Quilt.  The Quilt will not be ready in time to put on display for the purpose of ticket sales.  Velma Freudenthal generously offered to donate a quilt she made from a Judy Niemeyer pattern called “Twilight”.  After viewing, the members agreed that the pattern and colors are reminiscent of a coastal sunset.

Jean Amundson moved to substitute Velma Freudenthal’s quilt, “Twilight”, as the Raffle Quilt.  Rose Shaw seconded the motion.  After discussion, the Executive Board voted and the motion passed.

Nan Scott moved to reimburse Velma Freudenthal a total of $300.0 from reserves and remainder of the Raffle Quilt budget for her quilt expenses.  Karen Donobedian seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:31 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara L. Kinzel, Secretary


Minutes of the General Meeting, via Zoom
Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

February 10, 2022

The meeting, via Zoom, was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:03 p.m.

Chris Benedetti moved to approve the minutes of the January 13, 2022, General meeting. Diane Tillotson seconded the Motion. The Motion passed, and the Minutes were approved without objection.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Veteran’s Projects:  Rose Shaw announced that the February sew-in on February 16, 2022 is cancelled, but the committee hopes to meet in March.  There are packets at Quilter’s Cove.

Quilt Show 2022:  Wilma Rose announced there is a meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. viz Zoom.  Wilma announced there are still some jobs to fill and Melissa Hollenbeck announced she would volunteer for the Hostess position.  Pamela Potter will co-chair the position.

Raffle Quilt 2022:  The quilt will not be completed on time, so Velma Freudenthal donated her quilt, “Twilight”.  Nan Scott has ordered raffle tickets and postcards, but she needs a volunteer to chair the ticket sales.  That position entails bringing the quilt to various venues to display, distributing tickets, and counting tickets sold.  Ticket packets are twenty-four for $20.00.  Becky Mershon announced the quilt will be on display at the Lincoln County Fair.

Rec Center:  Debbie Mosely announced she needs three quilts for the Rec Center display.  Becky Mershon volunteered to donate one quilt.

There being no other announcements, Jane Szabo presented the program for the meeting.  The creative program was presented by Mary Betts Sinclair, a licensed massage-therapist who is also a dedicated quilter and sewer.   Aware, because of both her career and practical experience, Mary Betts has developed an expertise in physical problems arising from repetitive motions, eye strain, and improper posture.  As an example, Mary used to wear thick glasses, but after consistently performing a series of eye exercises, her vision has substantially improved and she no longer requires eyewear.  Some of the problems resulting from starring at a computer screen or repetitive sewing are that blinking decreases which causes eye strain, a permanent squint, and the jaw tightens.  Because the body follows the eyes, poor body position results from eye strain.

Mary explained the cause of physical tension in the body.

  1. Not taking regular eye breaks;
  2. Glare;
  3. Wearing bifocals while doing close work; and
  4. Emotional distress;.

Further working against the quilter are

  1. Awkward postures;
  2. Cutting tables which are too high or too low;
  3. Sewing tables which are too high or too low;
  4. Maintaining the same position for too long; and
  5. Using too much pressure for the task required, such as rotary cutting.

With respect to ergonomics, Mary explained that sub-occipital muscles nod, rotate, and tilt.  Even though they are small, they are working all the time in such muscle movements as tilting the head down, tipping the chin down and back, holding handwork close, straining to make out small print, and keeping the head turned.  The trapezius muscles are strained when the body is involved in challenging near work.  The “Desktop neck” occurs when tired/straining vision blurs and, as a result, posture decreases.

In order to relieve the problems inherent in computer and repetitive work, Mary urges that we:

  1. Begin to take regular breaks;
  2. Break up sewing tasks so there is a different view for the eyes;
  3. Checking cutting and sewing tables for proper height;
  4. Check lighting;
  5. Use a book stand for reading;
  6. Keep back upright when reading and using the computer;
  7. Bring the cellphone up rather than looking down; and,
  8. Stretch at regular intervals.

The program having concluded, Nan Scott introduced Show & Share.

  1. Melissa Hollenbeck displayed two quilts; the first of red, white, and blue in a star design which she quilted herself and an adorable chicken quilt in pastels;
  2. Marge Hoyt also displayed two quilts; The first called “A Trip Around the Sun” which prettily represents the four seasons in batiks. The second quilt is of a dogwood which she paper-pieced.
  3. Paulette Stenberg displayed two quilts. The first a blue Ohio Star pattern which he made with blocks created twenty years ago and a creative improvised Dresden plate block pattern.
  4. Jane Szabo displayed her first quilt, created with the Kris D. Mozer bumble bee quilt in ombre colors and her second quilt, a dramatic snowball table runner of 13” x 40” in red, black, and white.

Reminders:

The next meeting of the Executive Board is, via Zoom, at 10:00 a.m. on February 17, 2022,

There is a “De-stash” meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on February 26, 2022 at the Sr. Citizen’s Center in Florence,

Community Quilters is meeting on March 3, 2022,

The next General Meeting is March 10, 2022, and

The Veteran’s sew-in is March 16, 2022.

The meeting adjourned at 2:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Kinzel, Secretary


OREGON COASTAL QUILT GUILD EXECUTIVE MEETING

January 20, 2022

The Executive Board meeting of the Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild was held via Zoom on January 20, 2022, and was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 10:00 a.m. A quorum was present.

Approval of Minutes – Becky Mershon moved to approve the Minutes of the November 19, 2022, Executive Board Meeting and the Minutes of the January 6, 2022 Executive Board Special Meeting as published. Wilma Roles seconded the motion. After a vote, the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report – Nan Scott moved to remove Sue Stephenson as an authorized signer on the Guild’s WaFd account and designate Meralee Wilson, Joy Johnson, Janet Sylvester, and Nan Scott has authorized signers on said account. Rose Shaw seconded the motion. A discussion ensued and, after a vote, the motion carried. Janet Sylvester reported the new budget began effective January 1, 2022, the budget is healthy because of the proceeds from the online auction, a lot of expenses were not incurred in 2021 because of the impact of Covid-19, and the general operating account has $8,120.72. Wilma Roles moved to accept the Treasurer’s report. Rose Shaw seconded the motion. After a vote, the motion carried.

Janet Sylvester then reported every year there is a disbursement of the general operating balance to outreach (Veteran’s Projects, Community Quilters, and Speaker’s Fund, as well as grants to outside quilting related non-profits) and capital outlay and a balance reserve of no more than 15% of the current year’ budget. Therefore, the Guild needs to disburse $10,738.35. Janet then questioned whether there should be a contingency fund for any Guild committee who requires funds. Diane Tillotson moved to create a contingency fund and Viki Wet seconded the motion. A brief discussion ensued, and, after a vote, the motion carried. A discussion ensued regarding requested disbursements for various Guild committees. Jane Szabo reported the Speaker’s Fund needs an addition $2,000.00, and thereafter followed a discussion about donations to various non-profits which interacts with quilters. After a discussion, Jane Szabo moved to make the following disbursements:

$2,000.00 to the Speaker’s Fund

$2,000.00 to the capital fund

$1,000.00 to the North Lincoln County Museum

$   500.00 to the Lattimer Quilt Museum

$   500.00 to the Carriage House.

Rose Shaw seconded the motion. After a brief discussion, the motion carried.

 

April General Guild Meeting – Jane Szabo reported that the April General Guild meeting was moved to the evening of the first Thursday of the month because the Church has a service on the second Thursday in the daytime. The Church is also not available the following day, Friday, for a workshop by Thursday’s speaker. After a discussion, the Executive Board unanimously agreed to keep April’s General Guild meeting on the second Thursday during the day.

Retreat – There was a suggestion for scholarships for the annual Retreat for those Guild members who wish to attend but cannot afford all the expenses. Nan Scott pointed out that would be part of the reasoning for the contingency fund. Jane Szabo suggested that money from the contingency fund could be used to offset increases in Retreat expenses.

Raffle Quilt – Viki West reported the quilt has been delivered to Lisa Taylor who will do the quilting.

Block of the Month – No report.

Challenge Quilt – Nan Scott reported that thirteen Guild members have signed up.

Community Quilters – No report.

Documentation – No report.

Membership – No report.

Merchandising – No report.

Programs – No report.

Quilt Show 2023 – No report.

Retreat 2023 – Georgia Sabourin reported that the dates for the 2023 Retreat are January 31, 2023 to February 4, 2023.

Veteran’s Projects – Rose Shaw reported the next sew-in is February 16, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fund Raising – No report.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Kinzel, Secretary.


Minutes of the General Meeting, via Zoom

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

January 13, 2022

The meeting, via Zoom, was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:01 p.m.

Nan Scott moved to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2021, General meeting. Rose Shaw seconded the Motion. The Motion passed, and the Minutes were approved without objection.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Membership:  Patti Stephens announced the committee is working on the new directory. There are 123 members who have renewed their membership and twelve or more members who intend to renew.

Retreat 2023:  Georgia Sabourin announced that check-in for the 2023 Retreat will be January 31, 2023 and check-out will be February 3, 2023.  The timing of the 2023 Retreat coincides with the Willamette Valley Quilt Festival. The room rate will be $109.00, there will be a 10.5% tax on the room rate, and there will be an increase in the catering costs.

Challenge Quilt 2022:  Nan Scott announced thirteen people have indicated their interest in the Challenge which, as Nan described it, is “Any quilted thing that says trees.”  The quilts must be finished by the June 2022 meeting.

Raffle Quilt 2023:  Meralee Wilson presented Jean Amundson’s concept which is a Keepsake Quilting pattern of 78” square. Jean needs a co-chair and Darcy de la Rosa volunteered to help. The concept was approved after a vote.

Raffle Quilt 2022:  The quilt is still being worked on but is nearing completion. Viki West will order tickets for the raffle.

There being no other announcements, Jane Szabo presented the program for the meeting. The program, an innovative idea, was the presentation and explanation of certain Guild committees. 

Block of the Month:  Viki West explained that the committee makes up 30-35 kits of cut pieces for participating members to take home and complete into a finished block. All kits are the same. One of the participants receives all the blocks after a drawing. This calendar year, all blocks will be 9” x 9”. The Star of Hope is the next chosen block.

Community Quilters:  Lindanne Perdue explained the Community Quilters committee oversees all charitable activities, makes quilts for charities, fire victims, and the Guatemala group, and took in donations of pajamas for CASA, foster parents, and other organizations. In addition, Lee Palmer allows the use of her quilting machine for free for those members who wish to practice their quilting skills on quilts to be donated to Community Quilters. There is a small charge for those members who wish to use the quilting machine on their private quilts which will not be donated. Members who are interested should make an appointment with Lee Palmer and need to watch U-tube videos and internet videos on how to use the machine. The next meeting of Community Quilters is Thursday, January 27, 2022. The meetings are at Lee Palmer’s office in Newport next to WaFd. Lindanne further announced Community Quilters needs donations of adult masks. 

Finishing School:  Finishing school began several year ago. The meetings are at The Carriage House on the 4th Thursday of the month from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. There are not any meetings in November or December. Members can bring their sewing machines, lamps, and other supplies as the only tools supplied by the committee are irons and ironing boards. The benefits of the meetings are the exchange of friendship, knowledge, and expertise. Because of Covid, the meetings are indefinitely suspended. When the meetings resume, they will continue to be free.

Fund Raising:  Chris Benedetti explained Fund Raising is a new committee which concentrated all its efforts on an online auction of quilts and quilted projects donated by members. Roseanne Berton was experienced with the website and worked on the committee as did other participating members. The online auction netted $5,000.00 in profits and will be repeated in 2022.

Stash Committee: “Stash” stands for “Stash Above and Beyond Life Expectancy.”  Members bring in 1-3 fat quarters for donation and every member who donates gets a ticket to win the total number of fat quarters donated. Although the committee did not meet in 2021, It will meet beginning in March, 2022 when the theme of the donated fat quarters will be dots and stripes. The committee needs a co-chair.

Veterans’ Projects:  Rose Shaw explained that the committee started in 2016 and, even though it began as a series of small projects, it has evolved into a massive project. As of this date, 375 quilts have been donated to veterans. Monthly sew-ins are at the Siletz Grange. The quilt shop, Sew-Hound, is two blocks away and it has supplies needed for the projects. The committee needs volunteers to sew blocks, make quilt tops, quilt, bind, and make labels. Interested members can pick up blocks at quilt shops or the first Thursday of the month. The January meeting is cancelled, and the next meeting is February 16, 2022.

Workshops/Programs:  Jane Szabo announced she needs volunteers to plan the year’s programs. There are resources for Zoom teachers and programs on the internet and Jane is always looking for input.

Quilt Show:  Wilma Roles announced the Church is secured, as is the Rec Center, for the 2022 Quilt Show in August. There will be a 1:00 p.m. meeting, via Zoom, of all committee chairwomen on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Related to Wilma’s announcement, Debbie Mosely announced it is time to change quilts at the Rec Center. She needs four quilts with a Valentine Day’s theme and then four quilts with an Hawaiian theme in April. 

The program having concluded, Nan Scott introduced Show & Share.

  1. Jean Amundson exhibited one quilt entitled “Flutterbys” a quilt of twelve squares, with a butterfly pattern in batiks of oranges and blues.
  2. Jane Childers exhibited two quilts: a Veteran’s quilt, dedicated to the Marines and Army for her nephew, David, and a brilliant quilt in blues and greens with a peacock center panel.
  3. Melissa Hollenbeck exhibited her vibrant bumblebee quilt from the Krista Moser workshop.
  4. Kathleen Holt exhibited her green and white Irish Chain quilt in which every green block is made of different material. Nancy Stovall, of Portland, quilted the quilt with light green thread in a design of Celtic knots.
  5. Marge Hoyt exhibited a quilt in blue and white made up of equal numbers of blocks embroidered by Marge’s mother which depict girls at various stages of quilting and Marge’s disappearing nine blocks. Marge also announced she is selling a Singer, featherweight sewing machine for $500.00.
  6. Nan Scott exhibited three quilts:  The first was a red, white, and blue log cabin Veteran’s quilt with a vibrant red star in the middle. The quilt measured 72” x 72”. The second quilt project was a cloth book of The Little Engine That Could which is a grandson’s favorite book and that was accompanied by a quilt with a center panel of the Little Engine that could.

The meeting adjourned at 2:37 p.m.

Reminders:

The next meeting of the Executive Board is, via Zoom, at 10:00 a.m. on January 20, 2022.

The Quilt Show committee will meet, via Zoom, at 1:00 p.m. on January 20, 2022.

The next General Meeting, via Zoom, is on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Kinzel, Secretary


2021 Meeting Minutes


Minutes of the Hybrid General Meeting, via Zoom

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

December 9, 2021

The meeting, a hybrid of in-person and via Zoom, was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:12 p.m.

Rose Shaw moved to approve the minutes of the November 11, 2021, General meeting. Diane Tillotson seconded the Motion.  The Motion passed, and the Minutes were approved without objection.

Darcy de la Rosa moved to approve the annual budget for calendar year 2022.  Debbie Mosley seconded the Motion.  The Motion passed and the annual budget was approved without objection.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Merchandising:  Becky Mershon announced brand new panels are available in sizes small, medium, and large.  In addition, there is embroidery on sweatshirts and other items of clothing.

Community Quilters:  Lindanne Perdue thanked everyone who contributed pajamas for children involved in CASA and for county foster parents.  Lindanne further announced there will be an open house on Thursday, January 6, 202 in Waldport from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Lindanne also announced there is a blank book for Twy Hoch’s granddaughter, Amanda, and members at the meeting were encouraged to write down their favorite memories of Twy.

Veterans’ Projects:  Ginger Dale announced fourteen quilts were awarded on November 21, 2021, 133 quilts have been awarded in 2021 to-date, and 391 total quilts have been awarded since the beginning of the program.  Ginger further announced that on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Veteran’s Projects shall meet at the Siletz Grange from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  In addition, the Guild received a $2,000.00 grant from the Siletz tribe.

Membership:  Joanne Sedlacek announced thirty-eight members attended the meeting in person and thirteen viz Zoom.  There are currently 171 total members and 71 have currently renewed their membership.  For the remaining members, annual membership fees are due by January 7, 2022.

Challenge Quilt:  Nan Scott announced there are twelve participants to date.  To sign-up, members should send an e-mail to Nan, and she reminded the membership that quilts made prior to the challenge may be submitted.

2022 Retreat:  Georgia Sabourin announced there are still a couple of openings.

Block of the Month:  Nan Scott was announced as the winner.

Quilter’s Surprise:  Jackie Stankey won “Best Press” and Patti Stephens won a sewing bag, quilting book, and Fat ¼ bundle.

President’s Quilt:  The President’s Quilt was awarded to past-president Diane Tillotson in recognition of her contributions to and superlative leadership of the Guild during her term.

Show & Share:  

  1.  Ginger Dale presented three quilts: The first a one-half starburst in red, blue, and yellow, a star quilt made from a Judy Niemeyer pattern, and a quilt of red and green stars against a field.
  2. Linda Reeve shared three blocks:  The first of hearts, which were signed, an MSQC pattern, and a “Seeing Double” block in coral and green.
  3. Nan Scott shared her colorful “Bumblebee” quilt which she created in the Krista Moser workshop.  Terry Mast quilted the quilt.
  4. Joanne Sedlacek shared two quilts:  The first a veteran’s quilt in red, white, and blue and noted this was the first time she used a panel in a quilt, that the blocks were created by Guild members, and she quilted the quilt herself.  The second quilt is a Christmas Sampler of snowmen panels with wreath pattern blocks.
  5. Jane Szabo shared her Christmas Tree quilt which, as she said, is a “tall, tall, tree.”
  6. Paulette Sternberg shared two quilts:  The first a blue and white Irish chain and the second a quilt of hand embroidery.
  7. As a group, certain guild members showed off their “disappearing blocks’ which they created in the workshop given by Britta Nelson.

There being no further business, and after her own remembrance of Twy, Jane Szabo announced the meeting’s program; “Sometimes a Great Notion”. A giveaway of various notions.  The winners were as follows:

  1. Karen Donobedian won a Reliable steam Iron.
  2. Pamela Potter won a Cutterpillar Glow Basic & Mat.
  3. Ginger Dale won a wool pressing mat.
  4. Linda MacKown won a travel iron.
  5. Evelyn DePaulo, Linda Reeve, Melissa Hollenbeck, Pam Grindell, and Diane Tillotson each won a spool of removeable tape.
  6. Rose Shaw won a “Buzz Lightyear.”
  7. Vicky West and Lois Drell each won a pair of Karen Buckley scissors.
  8. Janet Sylvester won a package of iron cleaning cloths.
  9. Elizabeth Morrill won a project box.
  10. Darcy de la Rosa won a box of binder clips.
  11. Barbara Kinzel won a titanium rotary blade.
  12. Terry Mast won a glue marker.
  13. Elda-Lee Carnes, Wilma Roles, and Kathleen Richmond each won a heat eraseable pen.
  14. Jean Amundson won a disappearing white pen.
  15. Marge Hoyt won a Clover Thread Pic.
  16. Dorothea Schneider won a packet of Schmetz needles.
  17. Phyliss Walden won a pair of quilting gloves.
  18. And Janet Childers won a thread bag.

The winners of the ugly mask contest were Diane Tillotson and Nan Scott.  The secretary’s apologies to the second-place winner for not writing her name down fast enough.

REMINDERS:

There will not be a meeting of the Executive Board in December.

The next hybrid guild meeting is Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

The January Quilt Show meeting will be at 1:00 p.m. immediately after the January 20, 2022, Executive Board meeting.

The Veteran’s Projects committee will meet on January 19, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The general meeting was adjourned at 2:52 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara L. Kinzel, Secretary.


Minutes of the Hybrid General Meeting, via Zoom

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

November 11, 2021

The meeting, a hybrid of in-person and via Zoom, was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:07 p.m.

Becky Mershon moved to approve the minutes of the October 14, 2021, General meeting. Roseanne Berton seconded the Motion.  The Motion passed, and the Minutes were approved without objection.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Meralee Wilson announced the membership would vote on the slate of officers at the December General Meeting.  Diane Tillotson moved to accept the slate of officers.  Becky Mershon seconded the Motion.  The Motion passed without objection.

Membership:  Patti Stephens advised that the Guild has 168 members, and 37 members attended today’s meeting in person.  The Membership Committee is currently working on the 2022 Directory. Patti announced that if any member knows of a business interested in advertising in the Directory, that member should inform the Membership Committee.

Community Quilters:  Melissa Hollenbeck announced that Quilt Kits are all cut out and ready to be picked up.  Melissa also told the membership the yacht Club needs flags sewn.

Veterans’ Projects:  Rose Shaw announced some kits need to be sewn.  There are four bags of leftover binding and elastic.  In addition, the next sew-in is Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the Siletz Grange, with a presentation at 2:30 p.m.

Quilter’s Surprise:  Debbie Mosley announced she would like four Christmas Quilts to hang at the Rec Center.  Each Christmas Quilt must have a label and hanging sleeve.

Challenge Quilt:  Nan Scott announced she would send out an announcement to all members.  Nan Scott’s proposal includes a provision that anything quilted will be auctioned at the end of the Challenge Quilt process and the proceeds donated to plant trees in Oregon.

Programs:  Jane Szabo announced that the workshop on Disappearing Blocks starts on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 9:15 .a.m. The program for the December General Meeting is “Sometimes a Great Notion.”

Having no further business, Jane Szabo introduced Mary Ann McCannon and her presentation entitled “Quilts for Empowerment.”

Ms. McCannon began her presentation with the note that this was a story about bringing quilts to goats and girls.  Ms. McCannon focuses o assisting marginalized women.  She is retired and, beginning upon her retirement, taught quilting at Coffee Cree and then I Quadros, Mexico.  She then learned about women in Kenya who suffer from Fistula, which occurs after a strenuous birthing process.  Although the condition can be repaired surgically, it is very difficult for these women to find the money or means for such medical treatment. 

In 2015, Ms. McCannon was in Kenya working with teenage girls but says this was a wasted effort. So in 2017, she formed a not-for-profit in Oregon designed to empower women through quilting.  In 2018, she welcomed her first three quilters to the not-for-profit.  Her charity does not pay for Fistula repairs, which cost approximately $400.00. Instead, the Fistula Foundation pays the surgery and medical expenses, a separate legal entity from her not-for-profit.  Ms. McCannon teaches women who have never quilted basic stitches, but she runs into two problems. First, most Kenyans don’t like criticism, and second, they do not like being told what to do.  

By April 2018, the not-for-profit had eleven quilters who had learned to quilt and do applique.  But there is no electricity and, therefore, the women have to sew outside in the daylight.  The Kenyan quilters produce bags on treadle sewing machines, and they are paid each month for their products.  The money is deposited into an account for a support group, and funds are withdrawn for health insurance.  She struggles to teach the quilters to save the money they each earn because Kenyans are so generous they give their money to needy friends and relatives.

In April 2019, the not-for-profit sponsored a two-day training course on saving and investing $100.00. As a result, many women purchased goats and, now, cows (each cow costs $100.00). In addition, the goats require shelters which each costs $120.00.  By the end of 2019, the program became self-supporting.

In February 2019, the speaker created a program for girls living in abusive homes or victims of sexual violence.  The first two girls in the program were Anne, who was eight, and Sharon, who was ten.  The girls were both sick and malnourished and had to learn coping strategies.  The two keys to the success of this program have been trauma therapy and group therapy.  Each girl has a U.S. Sponsor who pays $100.00 per month to help just one girl.

In 2020, the not-for-profit built an entire compound. In addition, there are preliminary plans to build a three-story structure that would be part of the compound.  Ideally, the building will have a kitchen, dining room, laundry room with machines, therapy rooms on the first floor, a dormitory on the second floor, and residential assistants living on the third floor.  

The initiatives for 2022 are to keep the girls in school and ensure the girls’ continued safety by teaching safety and self-esteem behaviors. Unfortunately, the Kenyan government has not cooperated in any of the speaker’s initiatives, and, more often than not, bribes are necessary to accomplish anything.

The speaker completed her presentation at 2:00 p.m., the meeting broke for ten minutes and resumed at 2:10 p.m.

Drawing for Nifty Notions:

Roseanne Berton won a “Stash and Store.”

Jane Szabo won an Aliso Iron.

Show and Share:

Teecia Cornelius shared a Christmas Quilt in reds, greens, and browns, a black and white house quilt with colorful windows, and a quilt showcasing a thistle, the national flower of Scotland.  Lisa Taylor quilted the thistle quilt.

Diane Tillotson shared an autumn quilt in an Irish chain variation.

Jean Amundsonshared her quilt of sweet peonies from the Emily Taylor collage workshop.

Jane Szabo shared her collage quilt of colorful flowers with green leaves from the Emily Taylor workshop and her colorful miniature quilt of 100 blocks.

Jackie Stankey shared one quilt in red, white, and black.

Pamela Potter shared her grouping of seven quilted placemats.

Toni Brody shar3ed a lavishly embellished crazy quilt.

Darcy de la Rosa shared a quilt in a Churn Dash design which started from a Block of the Month in 2010 and a tote bag made out of mesh and fabric.

Paulette Stenberg shared a “leftovers” quilt of stars in a single Irish chain design.

REMINDERS:

A reminder to the executive board – the next meeting is Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

There will not be a meeting of the Executive Board in December.

The next guild meeting, via Zoom, is Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

Community Quilters will meet on December 2, 2021

The meeting adjourned at 2:37 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara L. Kinzel, Secretary.


Minutes of the General Meeting, via Zoom

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

October 14, 2021

The meeting, via Zoom, was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:02 p.m.

Ginger Dale moved to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2021, General meeting. Becky Mershon seconded the motion.  The motion passed, and the Minutes were approved without objection.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Meeting Venue:  The November General Guild meeting will be held in the Fellowship Halle of The Lutheran Atonement Church at 1:00 p.m.  In accordance with decisions made by the Church Board (1) only vaccinated individuals may attend, (2) each attendee must wear a mask, (3) only bottled water can be served, although members may bring their own, (4) attendees must use the downstairs door, and (5) a maximum of 75 people will be permitted entrance.

2022 Retreat:  Georgia Sabourin announced there a still a few slots open, and, as of October 15, 2021, the 2022 Retreat will be available to non-guild members. 

Veterans” Project:  Rose Shaw reported block kits will be available in January 2022; there is a sew-in on October 20, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and members are advised to bring their sewing machines.  There will also be a meeting of the Bayshore Quilters on October 22, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Masks will be required for both events.

Community Quilters:  Lindanne Perdue announced she dropped off some things at CASA and reported on an eleven year old girl who refused to choose a quilt until after she chose one for her brother.  There will be an Open House on November 4, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Waldport.

Voting:  Diane Tillotson announced 99% of the office3s and committee chair positions had been filled.  Wilma Roles and Janet Baldwin will be the co-chairs of the 2022 Quilt Show.  Voting for the four officers will take place at the November 2021 General Guild meeting.

Programs:  Jane Szabo announced the November program will be via Zoom even though the General Guild meeting will be in person.  The speaker will be Mary Ann McCammon, and her website is Quiltsforempowerment.com.  Ms. McCammon works with abused and disadvantaged women in Kenya and uses her love of quilting and skills to help such women overcome their circumstances.  Further, Britta Nelson will put on a workshop on November 12, 2021, the day after the next General Guild meeting, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The topic of the workshop is disappearing blocks.

Online Auction:  Chris Benedetti announced the Online Auction reached its goal of bringing in $5,000.00 in revenue.  Expenses were approximately $500.00.  Every item up for auction sold.

Having no further business, Jane Szabo introduced Krista Moser, a quilter and fiber arts artist.  Krista started sewing at the age of eight, went professional at fourteen years old, and has designed twenty patterns with more to come.  Krista was born and raised near Seattle, Washington, and started as a garment sewer. Unfortunately, because of her dyslexia, Krista could not read with any proficiency. Nevertheless, Krista’s parents took the time and trouble to involve their daughter in “something creative” and enrolled Krista in a children’s sewing class.  Krista had an understanding teacher who taught her how to understand the patterns without reading them.  She was in the class for four years and learned how to design patterns and clothes out of necessity.  By the age of twelve, Krista was designing and sewing wedding dresses. 

Then Krista’s fabric shop transitioned into a quilt shop, and Krista began to make quilt samples for the store.  Krista often changed the patterns, and the quilt shop customers were interested in making the quilt patterns Krista modified, so she began to teach tutorials at age twelve and taught for th3e next twenty years.  Krista was then approached to write patterns.  In 2016-2017, Krista and some of her friends began working together to make patterns, and that business venture took off like crazy.  Other pattern designers wanted to learn how to write patterns using Krista’s visual approach of using pictures to explain the process as well as written instructions.  In 2018, Krista discovered the “diamond ruler” and then was approached to design a diamond ruler.  Krista’s product is capable of making rectangles, triangles, and trapezoids, as well as diamonds.  In 2019, she invented the min-diamond ruler.  Krista has created approximately thirty-two patterns with her diamond and mini-diamond rulers.  At the meeting, Krista displayed approximately thirty quilts from her patterns.

The first quilt is called Ombre Blossoms and is a quilt of nine colors in a diamond cut and done in rows.  The rows look like flowers bursting open, and the darkest colors are on the bottom, mimicking nature.

The second quilt is titled Semafore Strips.  Krista loves striped fabrics and uses them whenever possible.  This quilt is done in strip sets with the intention of creating it from her collection of striped fabrics.  She limited the colors to four and chose to use shades in each of the four colors.

The next quilt is Champagne & Pearls and is a beginner’s quilt in strip sets cutting diamonds for the star points.  The pattern appears to be of hexagons but is not, instead using the diamond ruler and triangles.  Again the fabrics move from light to dark as in nature.  The following quilt is from the same pattern but uses different colors, cream on cream in the latter quilt.

The next project is a red, white, and blue table runner.

The following quilt is titled City Girl Chevron and is also a beginner’s quilt of cream, white, black, gray, and gold satin accents in an Art Deco design.  Following that is the same quilt, but in coral, navy, pink, and gold satin.  Both quilts were striking in appearance.

After that, Krista displayed Summer Swag, a red, white, and blue pattern very similar to City Girl Chevron made out of various scraps.  It looks more complicated than it is, giving the impression of “Y” seams where none exist.

Krista then displayed two quilts, both made from the same pattern which is the first she designed.  

Krista then showed Sky Bloom, a large wall-hanging of a daisy against a backgrou8nd of triangles in various blue fabrics.

Woven Jewel Box is a similar project where, during cutting fabric, Krista just “flipped” the ruler to expedite cutting the material.

Finley & Friends is a triangle quilt pattern of fish against seagreen colored fabrics.  The following is also a triangle quilt, and both are great patterns to learn about color value.  In the second quilt, a lattice design, one block goes clockwise, and the next block goes counter-clockwise.

Hollow Stars, a lap quilt, is in red, white, and blue, and each starpoint is three pieces.  This is a one-day quilt and is a great way to use up a quilter’s stash and scraps.  Krista also used the Hollow Stars design to make a table runner.

Mi Amore I virtually the same block with a background of diamonds alternating light and dark fabrics in pinks.  This comes as a table runner pattern as well.  

Rock & Roller Coaster is a quilt with a strip down the middle and diamonds with colors on either side.  The quilt is done in bright colors of blue, green, pink, orange, and purple.

FanFair is a sampler quilt that teaches the student how to use Krista’s diamond ruler in each block.

Bumble Bee Blossom, a quilt of ombre fabrics, uses Krista’s mini-diamond ruler to create flower blocks and bee blocks that end up as hexagons without any “Y” seams.

Busy As A Bee baby quilt is a black and white quilt with a yellow bee.  Krista made a second version of the same pattern except in crayon colors.

Two Scoops is a wall hanging of ice cream cones and candies.

Bridget’s Windmill is a beginner’s quilt of diamond shapes and triangles sewn in sets of threes.

Buffalo Lodge is a holiday-themed pattern in black and white plaid, from which the quilter can make a Christmas Tree skirt, a table runner, and or placemats.

The second sample is a Christmas Wreath pattern which teaches the quilter how to use the mini-diamond ruler.

SHOW AND SHARE:

Phillis Walden shared “Sparkling Bubbles” in dark reds and greens.

Marylynn Kleeman shared “Birds on a Wire,” a quilt she made for friends in batik browns to cover an electrical panel.  Marylynn also shar33ed a baby quilt she made for her great-great-nephew, who will be born in December 2021.

Carol Nelson shared a Fish and Fishing quilt she designed, sewed, and quilted for her 80-year-old brother.  Carol found the silhouettes online, and the three fish in the middle of the quilt ar3e from a McKenna Ryan pattern.

Diane Tillotson shared “Rocky Mountain High,” a long twin-size quilt of mountains and sky made with fabrics purchased at an estate sale.

Jane Szabo shared “Mexican Square,” a 34” square quilt in blues and greys in which she quilted the piece without rulers.  Jane also showed “Felicity,” a 30” square of flowers in batiks from a pattern by Emily Taylor.  Jane also shared “Lady Skillington” by Free Spirit.  A very colorful 34’  by 42” wall-hanging in which the skull pattern emerges slowly. 

REMINDERS:

A reminder to the executive board – the next meeting is Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

The next guild meeting, via Zoom, is Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 2:56 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara L. Kinzel, Secretary.


Minutes of the General Meeting, via Zoom

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

September 9, 2021

The meeting, via Zoom, was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:02 p.m.

Chris Benedetti moved to approve the minutes of the August 12, 2021, General meeting. Jan Goebel seconded the motion.  The motion passed, and the Minutes were approved without objection.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Online Auction.  Meralee Wilson pronounced the online auction site very professional and announced that some items had already been sold.  Chris Benedetti reported that the best support of the online auction site comes from our Guild, but there have been quite a few bidders who are not in the Guild.  The online auction site will be up for three consecutive weeks.  To date, the site has brought in $3,000.00.

Challenge Quilt 2022.  Ideas are needed for the 2022 Challenge Quilt.  Concepts should be sent, by e-mail, to Meralee Wilson or Nan Scott to receive an invitation to the board meeting for presentation

Administrative Board.  Diane Tillotson announced she is working on a spreadsheet for all executive board and committee members.  The Guild needs a member to chair the Membership Committee and two members to co-chair the Quilt Show Committee.

Community Quilts.  Lindanne Perdue announced she needs a volunteer to work on giving away quilts.  She further needs polyester fiberfill cut into 1” and 1.5” squares.  In addition, if any member wants to practice quilting on a domestic machine, she has some quilts which need quilting.  

Veteran’s Project.  Ginger Dale announced in August, thirteen quilts were awarded to veterans, and the Guild received $500.00 in donations.  The committee is also applying for a $2,000.00 grant.  

Retreat 2022.   There are some spots still open, and checks must be sent to Georgia Sabourin at her home address which is in the Directory.  As a reminder, all Retreat participants must be fully vaccinated.

Programs.  Jane Szabo announced the October workshop with Kris D. Mozer only has five participants to date, and more registrants are needed, or the workshop will have to be canceled.  With ten participants, the Guild will lose $600.00.  The October workshop will be opened to non-guild members.  The November 12, 2021, workshop will go ahead as scheduled as ten participants have registered.  

Rec Center.  Debbie Mosley announced new quilts would be on display at the Rec Center, and there is room for six additional quilts.  The quilts presently on display are the porch-drop quilts.

Having no further business, the Guild presented a video presentation by Rhonda Dort, a third-generation quilter who loves to quilt with and go antiquing for ladies’ handkerchiefs, doilies, trim, ribbons, buttons, pearls, and other adornments which can be incorporated into a quilt.  Rhonda has been featured in various quilting and needlework magazines and journals.  During her presentation, Rhonda displayed sixteen examples of her work including a Thanksgiving themed 9” x 12” doily, with beading, ribbons, and graphics downloaded for free from the internet, printed on muslin, then cut, and hand-sewn to the doily; a 9” x 12” small Easter themed quilt bearing a white background and heavily beaded, a ladies’ handkerchief entitled Remembrance and dedicated to caregivers of Alzheimer patients; an Irish themed heavily beaded ladies’ handkerchief with approximately half vintage beads and half new beads; a tribute to Rhonda’s mother-in-law in a ladies’ handkerchief with tiny purple flowers on the left side, worked in two pieces, green ribbon, yellow crochet stitches, and mother-of-pearl buttons; a 9” x 12” vintage ladies’ handkerchief with miniature blue roses, an ecru heart, and jonquils; a 9” x 12” example of how much Rhonda loves to use buttons, which are sewn on in numerous different pastel shades; a 9” x 12” Christmas themed ladies handkerchief with three vintage graphics from the internet, predominantly of Santa Clause.  Rhonda’s favorite holiday is the Fourth of July, exemplified in a 9” x 12” red, white, and blue ladies’ handkerchief with lace, crochet embellishments, ribbon, and holiday graphics.  Rhonda also displayed a 36” x 40” quilt made of antique linen, which Rhonda cleaned, pressed, trimmed, and adorned with crochet stitches, needlework, and pearls to allow the original creator’s work to shine through.  She titled the quilt Second Chances.  

Working on her Crazy Quilt Journal Project, Rhonda finished a 4” embellished hexagon with royal blue cross-stitch, added intensely orange-colored flowers, French knots, and beads galore.  Rhonda finished a second 4” embellished hexagon with green/lavender and green/yellow roses, French knots in wheat yellow, one of Rhonda’s favorite colors, and a metallic dragonfly.  Rhonda also displayed several full-size quilts, including Southern Siesta, a colorful Latin-themed quilt, a Christmas tablecloth of wreaths and poinsettias, a pink and white quilt that won a blue ribbon, and a 24” x 24” quilt of crocheted flowers.  

Rhonda uses beads, pearls, and other adornments to bring the stitched flowers to life and give them dimension.  Rhonda’s thought process in creating one of her quilts is to 1) download free graphics, 2) print the graphics on muslin, 3) play with the placement until she is satisfied, 4) layer the adornments, 5) build on the pieces, and 6) add her beads, buttons, and stitching.  

Rhonda uses a solution on Pinterest and her website to clean vintage linens of ½ C. Biz, ½ C. Cascade (both the Biz and Cascade must be in powder form), ½ to 1 Gallon warm water.  Soak item(s) up to two days.  Rinse three or four times.  In the final rinse, add ½ C White Vinegar and rinse repeatedly.  For non-colorfast fabric, embroidery floss, and trim, use Blue or Clear original Dawn.  After washing, rinse with ½ C. White Vinegar.  

Tutorials are on Rhonda’s website at www.RhondaDort.com, and you can follow her on Instagram: RJCD.

REMINDERS

A reminder to the executive board – the next meeting is Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

The next guild meeting, via Zoom, is Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara L. Kinzel, Secretary.

 

 



Minutes of the General Meeting, via Zoom

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

August 12, 2021

The meeting, via Zoom, was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:01 p.m.

Chris Benedetti moved to approve the minutes of the July 8, 2021, General meeting.  Carol Nelson seconded the motion.  The motion passed, and the Minutes were approved without objection although Rose Shaw noted that the Siletz Sew-in would be the third Wednesday of each month.

Announcements:  Jane Szabo announced that the South Beach Post Office Box is closing, and the new Post Office Box address is P.O. Box 644 in Glen Eden Beach, Oregon 97388 effective August 20, 2021.   Nan Scott noted that the State of Oregon and the IRS need to be notified of the address change.

Teecia Cornelius announced an intimate quilt show of smaller quilts based on the book series Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes would be held on August 19, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in her backyard.  

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Online Auction.  Chris Benedetti announced the committee is receiving quilts and has received substantial support from the Guild and its members.  Pictures of the quilts for the online auction will be taken the next week.

2021 Raffle Quilt.  It was announced that Phillis Walden won the 2021 Raffle Quilt and that $6,362.00 in tickets were sold for the raffle.  Phillis Walden, who attended the meeting noted that she joined the Guild after viewing and falling in love with the Raffle Quilt.  Regarding sales of tickets, Ruth Hutmacher was in third place for most tickets sold and received a canvas tote bag with a whale pin magnet.  Lindanne Perdue was in second place for ticket sales and also received a canvas tote bag with a whale pin magnet.  Judy Line was in first place having sold the most tickets and received a canvas tote bag with an image of the Newport Bridge and various hand dyed materials in oranges and reds.  It was further noted Melissa Hollenbeck sold $402.00 worth of tickets from Quilter’s Cove.

Veteran’s Projects.  Rose Shaw announced the Siletz Sew-In will be on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 9:30a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The next Sew-In is with Betty Wilson at the Siletz Grange and multiple quilts will be awarded that day.

2022 Raffle Quilt.  Nan Scott, on behalf of Viki West, announced the committee and Guild members are up to date in ticket sales, and the 2022 Raffle Quilt will be completed soon.

Programs.  Jane Szabo announced the November 12, 2021, Workshop will be on “Disappearing Blocks”, will go from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will costs $35.00.  The workshop in October will be on October 15-16, 2021, will be with Chris Moyers and will cost $75.00 for both days.  

Having no further business, Nan Scott introduced the Guild’s Virtual Quilt Show in which twenty-five members sent in e-mail photographs of their submissions.  Jean Amundson submitted four separate quilts, Crystal Beard also submitted four quilts, Karen Donobedian also submitted four quilts, Velma Freudenthal submitted one quilt.  Ellen Germaneri submitted three quilts, Janice Hamner submitted one quilt and Sonny Hamner submitted one quilt also, Twylla Hoch submitted three quilts, Ruth Hutmacher submitted three quilts, Joy Johnson submitted two quilts, Marilynn Kleemann submitted four quilts, Linda MacKowan submitted five quilts, Carol Nelson submitted three quilts, Nancy Payne submitted four quilts,  Nan Scott, who created and engineered the show, submitted three quilts, Rose Shaw submitted three quilt projects, Paulette Stenberg submitted one quilt, Jane Szabo submitted a Sampler quilt and a second utilizing the theme of believing in oneself.  Lisa Taylor submitted one quilt, Susan Tresner submitted one quilt, Phillis Walden submitted six quilt, and Fran Whited submitted one quilt.

REMINDERS

A reminder to the executive Board – the next meeting is Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

The next guild meeting, via Zoom, is Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

The next Veteran’s Project Sew-In is on August 15, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Siletz Grange.  

The meeting adjourned at 1:43 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara L. Kinzel, Secretary.


Minutes of the General Meeting, via Zoom

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

July 08, 2021

The meeting via Zoom, was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1 p.m.

Debbie Mosley moved to approve the minutes of the June 10, 2021 General meeting with the following corrections:

– Online Auction – “preferred small quilts” corrected to read “any size quilt may be donated”

– 2021 Raffle Quilt – Ruth Hutmacher announced should be corrected to “Becky Mershon announced the Merchandise and Raffle” …

–  Lindanne made correction that should read “hospital pillow” not “pillow cases”

Chris Benedetti seconded the motion.  The motion passed and the Minutes were approved as corrected.

 

Announcements

 

Meralee Wilson reported that Sue Stephenson’s husband passed away last moth and that there is a memorial service  planned at the Senior Center in Waldport on July31st.

 

Meralee Wilson announced that Linda Patrick will be taking over the BLOG and Website for the Guild.

She has designed websites for a living and looks forward to working with the Quilt Guild.

Linda has set up a gmail account for any communication from the Guild – webmasterocqg@gmail.com.  Many thanks for taking on these responsibilities and a very special THANK YOU to Nan and Melissa for their years of service with the BLOG and Website.

 

Raffle Tickets – Nan Scott  reported that there are still Raffle Tickets available.  Be sure to return your ticket stubs, money collected and unsold tickets to Nan before July 31st.  Mail to Nan’s PO Box and be sure to return unsold tickets so we can have an accurate account of tickets sold.

 

Raffle Drawing – Nan reported they are looking at having the Raffle Drawing at the foyer of the Rec Center, Debbie Mosley is checking with Rec Center and Jane Szabo is checking with Atonement Lutheran Church.  It is best if we can have an “inside” location for drawing.  Jean Amundson has written an article for publication and will send it out as soon as a location is secured.

 

Veteran Projects – Rose Shaw – Next sew-in is not in July as originally posted, it is Wednesday, August 18th from 9:30-3:30 at the Siletz Grange.   Call Betty Wilson to reserve your space.  Good showing at the fair Guild booth, lots of positive comments from the community regarding the Veterans Quilts.

 

Lincoln County Fair – Nan reported that 882 tickets were sold for the raffle quilt at the fair!!!

Received 13 new Veterans applications and a couple of new members for the Guild.

 

Virtual Quilt Auction – Chris Beneditti reported that the Quilt Auction will be held on September 6th.

Information is posted on the Guild website, she is looking for a place to take pictures.  Very nice donations for the auction, if you have a special quilt that you don’t have a special person for…consider it to be a “Special Quilt for a Special Guild”.

 

Table @ SeaTowne – Debbie Mosley asked if someone would be willing to sell raffle tickets at Sea Town on the 4th Friday of July from 10am-3pm.  Vickie West volunteered to take the table.

 

Virtual Quilt Show – Quilts are due July 31st for the Virtual Quilt Show at the August Guild meeting.

 

Quilt Challenge Winners –  Nan Scott announced the winners.

1st Place – Jean Amundson – “Along the Path to 30 Years”

2nd Place – Nan Scott – “12-30’s The Clock”

3rd Place – Ruth Hutmacher – “I Said CORVID not COVID”

 

Workshops – Jane Szabo announced –

Disappearing 9 Patch Sampler, Friday, November 12th on Zoom. Cost $35.

Bumble Bee Blossom workshop with Krista Moser on October 15th & 16th.

Complete information on workshops available on Guild BLOG.

 

Program – Taking a trip around the world with today’s Trends in Comtemporary Quilt Making Techniques with Luana Reub, a quilt designer since 1980.  See information and quilts on her website: equilter.com.  Her program and photos of the quilts are on her website.  Melissa Hollenbeck was winner of her gift certificate drawing.

 

Finally Finished Objects:

Karen Oetjen, LA Guild gave top to Karen in 1996, totally basted and binding done, until last year only one row of quilting done.  Today it is totally quilted now in 2021.

 

Carol Nelson – For ll years  called unfinished quilt, received blocks in 2009, basted together so ready to hand quilt and stored it in a lovely wicker basket.  Would occasionally take it out for a “stitch or two” and then back into the basket.  When COVID hit it was time to complete and now my wicker basket sits empty.

 

Jean Amundson – Fleur de Piggy a project from 2009-2021.  Piggy Banks, pattern bought at early quilt show and decided to do in blues with added fans.  Take along embroidery project for several years.

Designs and borders changed over the years and had “fabric shortage” along the way.  Finally quilted this year. It’s a long time, lots of work and not a plan on how to use quilt, so question is how to use.

 

Chris Benedetti –  Over a couple of years ago decided to make a Christmas Quilt, Split Rail with lace, green and red with black.  Decided too stark with black, decided to applique snowflakes (too much work and time) so decided to use lace.  Difficulties getting everything to fit but now finally finished – nothing to do with time, rather process she went thu.  Called the quilt her  “twice baked quilt from half cooked quilter”.

 

Diane Tillotson – Natures Garden “from an old roommate” Block of The Month from Joanne’s Fabric.

Needed to do some machine embroidery for friend who decided to “gift the blocks” to Diane. Enjoys having the project completed and on her bed.

 

Jane Szabo – Always wanted to do a red and white quilt, collected fabrics for years, named quilt “Ruby”.  Started in 2012 after a workshop, did one block at workshop and then put it in the closet, brought out and continued to add different types of squares and binding between time in the closet.  When COVID hit started working on unfinished projects and finished.  Still have a box of red and white material left.

 

Merralee Wilson – lst Quilt Top  ever made from 70’s Fabric called Grandma’s Garden. Last year daughter requested a jacket from an old Quilt Top. Top made in 1981 – Jacket from top in 2021 for daughters birthday.  Really cute jacked!

 

Melissa Hollenbeck – From a guild members Garage Sale, top was already pieced and another top was not yet pieced.  Enjoyed working on this project “Folk Artsy Feel” while in California this year.  Quilt is now hanging in her living room.

 

Marylynn Kleemann – Old Baby quilt made by Great Aunt  Doty for youngest son, all hand appliqued and hand quilted.  Always thought it would be “rejuvenated” for  a grandchild. Replicated old quilt with new baby quilt “Remembering Doty”.  Son who original quilt was made for will decide who will receive this quilt.

 

Quilt Category Winners

Oldest Quilt – Merralee Wilson

Best Story – Chris Benedetti

Best Excuses – Jean Amundson

Favorite – Karen Oetjen

 

Next month Virtual Quilt Show – no Show & Share

 

Meeting was adjourned at 3:15pm.

 

Announcements

July 15th – Executive Meeting on Zoom

August 5th – Community Quilts

Quilt Pictures to Nan by July31st

Raffle Tickets and money to Nan by July 31st

August 18th – Veterans Sewing at Siletz Grange, 9:30am-3pm, call Betty Wilson for reservation

 

Respectfuly submitted,

Marian Brown, substitue secretary


Minutes of the General Meeting, via Zoom

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild

June 10, 2021

The meeting, via Zoom, was called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 1:01 p.m.

Chris Benedetti moved to approve the minutes of the May 13, 2021, General meeting.Nan Scott seconded the motion.The motion passed, and the Minutes were approved without objection.

GENERAL AND COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Virtual Quilt Show.Meralee Wilson announced Paulette Steinberg suggested a virtual quilt show considering the cancellation of the 2021 Quilt Show.Each entrant could enter one-to-five digital photos of their quilts with each quilt bearing a label with the creator’s name and size of the quilt.For those entering more than one quilt, they would be required to designate in which order the quilts should be displayed in the event of numerous entries.Digital photos of the quilts must be sent to Nan Scott no later than July 31, 2021.There will not be any judging of the quilts and entries may be re-submitted at the 2022 Quilt Show for judging.

Online Auction.Chris Benedetti announced a virtual auction via 32auction.com.Chris specifically requested that members donate small quilts but also stated that any size quilt may be donated.Each quilt will require a hanging sleeve and label.Quilts can be donated through Viki West, who lives in Yachats, Jane Szabo who lives in Waldport, Jean Amundson who lives in Newport, and Roseann Berton who lives in Lincoln City.Quilts must be submitted by August 15, 2021.

2021 Raffle Quilt.Nan Scott announced ticket sales are going fairly well.All ticket stubs and sales income should be mailed to Nan Scott at her home and not to the Guild’s post office box.There are thirty packets still to be sold.Ruth Hutmacher announced the Merchandise and Raffle committees will have a 10X10 booth at the Newport Fair on July 2-3, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.Nan requested volunteers to man the booth.Debbie Mosley announced she sold $100.00 worth of tickets at SeaTownes “Fourth Friday” event.

Merchandising.Becky Mershon announced the panels and bags with the new design are in and the committee will take e-mail orders for both.

Veteran’s Projects.Rose Shaw announced 74 quilts have been given out since January 2021 and there will be a Sew-In at the Grange in Siletz on July 16, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Attendance is limited to twenty people.Rose Shaw further announced there will be an exhibit in the Main Exhibition Hall at the Lincoln County Fair.This exhibit is not limited to quilts for veteran’s but is open to all types of quilts and textiles such as such as knitted and crocheted items.To enter, members can go to thelincolncountyfair.com, then to “Open Class” where the member can download the 2021 Open Class Handbook.Scroll down to “Textiles,” then to “Quilts,” to view the entry categories.The date to bring entries, which is under “Textiles,” is incorrect.The correct date to bring entries is June 27, 2021, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.All entries should be brought to the Main Exhibit Hall.There will be security at the Fair, so members can feel confident about leaving the entries there.

2022 Retreat.Georgia Sabourin announced there is one slot left which will probably go to the Guild’s newest member.If not, that the slot will be open to the public.

2022 Raffle Quilt.Viki West announced that the 2022 Raffle Quilt is moving forward and should be finished by August or September 2021.

Programs.Jane Szabo announced the theme of July’s “Show and Share” will be “Finally Finished”.Digital photos must be submitted to Nan Scott by July 5, 2021.There will be prizes in four categories: oldest project, best story behind the project, favorite quilt, and best excuse.

2021 Challenge Quilts.Nan Scott announced eleven quilts have been entered into the Challenge and displayed them virtually.Nan Scott has sent an e-mail to all members with information as to viewing and voting on their three favorite entries.

Membership.The committee announced there were 56 members in attendance at this General Meeting.

Having no further business, Jane Szabo introduced our program and speaker: Brita Nelson, The Questioning Quilter.Brita is a quilter and blogger, with her own website and her first You-Tube video.Brita’s rule is that a quilter “doesn’t have to sew things together in the same way they were taken apart.”Brita predominantly works with disappearing blocks including 4-patch, 9-patch, and pinwheel blocks.She began her quilting journey when she was making charity quilts for boys and girls.While there were many feminine and cute designs for girls and young women, there were very few for young and teenage boys.One day, the lightbulb went on and she decided to work with a disappearing 4-patch block.A disappearing 4-patch is made by making four cuts in a 4-patch block, two vertical and two horizontal cuts.That results in nine pieces.Turn each piece 180 degrees and sew the blocks back together.This is popular because the exact dimensions of the cut do not matter, the quilter still ends up with a block that works.

Brita then worked with disappearing 4-patch blocks in three colors, turning each block around which resulted in a diagonal stripe.Brita displayed a quilt in dark purple, light purple, and yellow which exemplified her work.Her next step was to use the same disappearing 4-patch but with six colors and turning each block 270 degrees.Displaying a quilt in the same purple and yellow colors, but also with dark green, light green, and pink shades, the quilt gives a pot-holder effect.This was known as the Civil War pot-holder style as approximately 250,000 such quilts were made by quilters during the civil war, predominantly by Northern women.Sashing was not included in the quilts; each block had its own binding which were then whip-stitched together.As an historical note, the quilts became the shrouds for those soldiers who did not survive the battles in which they were engaged.

Continuing to experiment, Brita worked with disappearing 4-patch and 9-patch with many complimentary colors including, browns, yellows, reds, purples, light green. blue, and light orange.Then Brita asked herself, what if she turned the blocks 90 degrees instead of 180?There are more than 381,000 different layouts a quilter can make with disappearing 9-patch blocks including a quilt Brita made for her son in patterned blue and white fabrics in which the blocks resemble socket wrenches, the courthouse steps pattern, and snail trails as well.One of Brita’s students originated a block which resembles a spanner wrench.Another block represents angle brackets and depending on the colors used, a diagonal line jumps out at the viewer.In using positive and negative values, the quilter highlights the negative by turning it to the center.A “Chain Block” in three colors, red, orange plaid, and yellow plaid, resembles rickrack.

For a small wall hanging, one yard of each color would be sufficient.Some patterns are pre-cut friendly and particularly for Charm Packs.For example. the Angle Bracket pattern is Charm Pack friendly, but not the rick-rack pattern. Brita’s website has a free table for disappearing block size yardage and Charm Pack requirements on her website.

Because the quilter is encouraged to experiment with the placement of the cuts, she or he can create many designs.For example, using the same chain pieces, but arranged differently, with the orange plaid, yellow plaid, and a blue pattern batik instead of red, the chain pattern instead looks like a crown.The possibilities are almost endless.

Brita works with other disappearing blocks including the hourglass, which creates a Hunter’s Star pattern.This is a Charm Pack friendly pattern in which the quilter makes two vertical cuts and two horizontal cuts, then turns each piece 180 degrees.Other results mimic Moroccan Tile.

Brita is working on her first book, the progress of which was slowed somewhat by her six-week work on her first You-Tube video.

Members are encouraged to visit Brita’s website for information and inspiration.There is a 10% off coupon, the code for which is “coastal” (all lower-case letters) through June 17, 2021.Phillis Walden volunteered she attended Brita’s workshop and that it was fun.The cost is $475.00 with a maximum of twenty attendees.After September 1, 2021, there will be a price increase but if the workshop is reserved before September 1, 2021, the $475.00 price will be honored.There is also a pattern fee of $9.00.

Show and Share followed Brita’s presentation and the following quilts were displayed.

Melissa Hollenbeck displayed two quilts.The first quilt is entitled “Twice Painted Butterfly” and is an art quilt which Melissa created from a photograph which she first painted and then thread painted.Vibrant with blues and complimentary colors, the quilt is a testament to Melissa’s expertise.The second quilt is entitled “Running with Cell Phone” and, again, is a quilt created from a photograph of a runner, in silhouette on the beach clutching her cell phone.Silhouetted against the orange of a setting sun and the burnished sand of the beach, the quilt has humor as well as detail.

Nan Scott displayed a quilter’s tote which she made from two nautical panels entitled “Whale of a Day.”The tote, in colorful blues and complimentary colors, is a detail of design meant for the quilter with sufficient pockets and to carry almost any project.

Jane Szabo showed the membership three quilts.The first was made from a Community Quilter’s kit and sewn from strips made at the last retreat.The second quilt was for the Veteran’s Project and made, in traditional red, white, and blue for Jane’s brother-in-law who soon turn seventy.This quilt was quilted by Phillis Mitchell.The third was an adorable baby quilt in pastels made from nine panels and layer cakes from Tula Pink.

Diane Tillotson showed us three quilts.The first quilt has nine Sunbonnet Sue panels which Diane machine embroidered.The second quilt is a colorful sampler quilt which was begun by one of Diane’s close friends who tired of the project and suggested Diane finish it.Thinking her friend made more progress than was accomplished, Diane undertook the king-size project and recently finished it.The third quilt is a vibrant king-size quilt titled “Braided Beauty.”Beginning with a table runner pattern, Diane decided to keep on going until the quilt covered her king-sized bed.

Phillis Walden displayed her musician’s quilt which she created drawing Betty Boop pictures from calendar designs, hand-embroidering them, and setting the squares in a fabric pattern of Betty Boop dancing on a piano keyboard.The quilt was hand-quilted by a local church group

REMINDERS

A reminder to the executive Board – the next meeting is Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

The next guild meeting, via Zoom, is Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

The next Veteran’s Project Sew-In is on July 16, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Siletz Grange.Attendance is limited to twenty people.

The meeting adjourned at 3:16 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara L. Kinzel, Secretary.

OREGON COASTAL QUILT GUILD EXECUTIVE MEETING JUNE 17, 2021

The Executive Committee meeting of the Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild was held via Zoom on June 17, 2021, and called to order by President Meralee Wilson at 10:03 a.m. A quorum was present.

Before the business of the Executive Board began, Jean Admundson announced Sue Stephenson’s husband, David, died peacefully in his sleep on June 16, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Approval of Minutes – Debbie Mosley moved the May Executive Board Meeting minutes be approved as published. Diane Tillotson seconded the motion. The Board approved the May Minutes by unanimous vote.

Treasurer’s Report – Janet Sylvester reported the Merchandise Committee has purchased the new panels. The Bonanza Quilt Show in Bonanza, Montana is offering $200.00 for each quilt awarded best in category. The Guild received a bill from the Country Register for $65.00. The original bill was $130.00 but was discounted by 50% because of the Guild’s paid fee to the Newport Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the Quilter’s Hall of Fame sent a card to the Guild announcing their celebration of the quilter, Marty Mitchell. 

Old Business 

Nan Scott reported one evening slot at the Newport Fair is still open and must be filled. The slot is from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, and Saturday, July 3, 2021. Debbie Mosley volunteered to take one evening slot. Nan Scott further reported that one-half of the slots were filled by members attending Community Quilters. 

Committees – Nan Scott reported that a Fund-Raising Committee will be created. Nan further reported that Linda Patrick has joined the Communications committee.

2021 Quilt Show – Meralee Wilson suggested that, since the Guild was not having a Quilt Show in 2021, the Guild create a boutique instead. A discussion ensued. A final decision on the suggested boutique was not made.

Online Auction – Nan Scott reported she is receiving digital pictures of quilts without the sender identifying the purpose. Nan needs to know if the digital photographs are for the auction, “Show and Share,” or “Finally Finished.”  Chris Benedetti reported that the online auction does not have a budget and requested that the Fund-Raising Committee borrow the 2021 Quilt Show’s budget for the small quilts auction. A discussion ensued. Maria Hunter moved to authorize the Fund-Raising Committee to use up to $300.00 from the 2021 Quilt Show’s small quilts auction budget for the online auction. Diane Tillotson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. 

New Business – 

Meetings – Jane Szabo reported that the July, August, and October meetings will be via Zoom. September may or may not be by Zoom. Jean Amundson reported she will know better by the July Board Meeting whether the Lutheran Atonement Church will open Fellowship Hall so the meeting can be in-person. Jean further reported that the Church’s janitorial costs have increased, and the Guild will have to contribute to the payment of those increased costs. Jane Szabo reported the September Zoom presentation is on making quilts out of vintage linens. 

Committee Reports

Challenge Quilts– Chris Benedetti reported she will have a tally of the votes for the next board meeting and the award ribbons are completed.

Communications – No report.

Community Quilters – Lindanne Perdue reported that there will be a meeting on July 1, 2021, in Waldport and that Pillowcase kits will be available there. Members may pick up the kits and will only have to sew the fabric together. Community Quilters will stuff the pillowcases and then sew the final seam.

Documentation – No report.

Finishing School – No report.

Membership – There was no report; however, Chris Benedetti requested a membership count. A discussion ensued and the general agreement was that the membership count is approximately 160.

Merchandising – Beverly Mershon reported the Guild earned $600.00 in sales at Community Quilters and Merchandising has sold out of the two orders of the tote bags and are now on its third order. Members are encouraged to order by e-mail early.

Programs – Jane Szabo reported the Guild earned a profit on the Emily Taylor class. The July program will be by Louanne Rubin and is entitled “Quilting Trends.”  The program is free. The October class will be two days and quite expensive. Ten members signed up for the disappearing block class and Jane will send out an e-mail to the membership with dates and pertinent information. A discussion ensued about recording programs, but Jane noted that most teachers will not allow such recordings and the Church does not have an audio-visual expert. 

Publicity – No report.

Quilter Surprise – No report.

Retreat 2022 – Georgia Sabourin reported there are two openings and one non-member on a waiting list. A discussion ensued whether non-members should pay the same or slightly increased fee for the Retreat. A decision was not reached. Georgia further reported the $50.00 deposit is due on or before September 1, 2021, and the balance is due on or before December 1, 2021.

Sable – No report.

Veteran’s Projects – Rose Shaw reported there will be a sew-in on July 16, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grange in Siletz.

2021 Raffle – No report.

2022 Raffle Quilt – Georgia Sabourin reported most of the blocks have been returned to Community Quilters and will be laid out on the 24th.

Fund Raising – Chris Benedetti reported Jean Admundson and Jane Szabo have each contributed “quite a bit” to the online auction and three other members are interested. Lindanne Perdue asked if a pillow may be entered, and Chris assured her that it can if it is handmade or embroidered.

The meeting was then adjourned at 10:57 a.m. 

Announcements:

Community Quilters is meeting on July 1, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Waldport.

The General Membership meeting will be held on July 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

The Executive Board Meeting will be held on July 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., via Zoom.

Veteran’s Projects will have a Sew-In on July 16, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grange in Siletz.

Respectfully submitted by Barbara Kinzel, Secretary.