Minutes of the General Meeting, via Zoom Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild December 10, 2020

The meeting, via Zoom was called to order by Vice-President, Meralee Wilson at 1:06 P.M.


No one stepped forward to request help following the wildfire disaster, so Nancy Cross will receive all the funds that were donated by Guild members. The check will be cut in the next week or two.

Treasurer Janet Sylvester was involved in a terrible auto accident and is recovering in Eugene for the next couple of months. Until she is ready to resume the Treasurer’s duties, Nan Scott has volunteered to step in as co-Treasurer and will need to be added to the bank account signature card.

The minutes of last month’s meeting were approved as published on the Guild’s Blog. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Rose Shaw reported that the Veterans Quilts Project has delivered another 23 Veteran quilts and there are still 58 more on the waiting list. The committee would appreciate help making blocks, center medallions, entire tops, finished quilts and quilting services. There is a medallion pattern for these quilts being designed and will be available at the next open house event in Waldport on January 7 from 2:00-4:00.

Sue Stephenson reported for Community Quilts. Although she did not have the numbers of items distributed, she did know that Gabriel’s Project (one recipient of our donated quilts) is no longer active nor receiving donations. She also said the Committee’s inventory of items is good except for face masks. Requests for them are coming in again.

Becky Mershon said the Merchandise Committee is looking for a different company to print the Bridge Logo panels. It takes special fabric which the company we’ve been using is unable to obtain. She will provide an update when she gets more information. The Merchandise Committee will be at the next open house in Waldport on January 7.

Maria Hunter reported that only 88 or 89 membership renewals have been received to date. She advised all members to speak to their friends about getting their renewals in ASAP, as the handbook update is already in the works for 2021. Debbie Mosley volunteered to make

reminder calls if she can get a list of those who have not yet renewed. Nan Scott said she had just checked the post office box and had another handful of renewals in her posession.


Meralee Wilson presented the final slate of nominees for next year’s officers. They were unanimously elected by hand vote and are:

President, Meralee Wilson Vice President, Sue Stephenson

Secretary, Barbara Kinzel Co-Treasurers, Janet Sylvester/Nan Scott

Having no further business, Jane Szabo introduced our program and speaker, “Quilting Journey of a Renaissance Woman” by Sue Sherman from Ontario, Canada. Sue, a former engineer, has embraced quilting in her retirement. In just 8 years, she has entered and won awards in international quilt shows including the Canadian National Show; Paducah, Kentucky shows; Charleston and Grand Rapids shows and the Birmingham, England show. Her slide presentation included quilts from as small as 9”x 11” to 85” x 50” and included many different techniques. She both hand and machine quilts and often uses her own hand-dyed fabrics. Her quilts have been featured in magazines including the cover of the “Canadian Quilter Magazine” and in the “Art Studio Quilt Magazine.” She has a new line of penguin themed fabrics just released by Northcott Fabrics. Her quilts are very detailed, artistic and innovative. They often reflect animals and places from her world travels. Sue’s quilts can be found on her website: www.sueshermanquilts.com. In addition, Sue offers classes, patterns and kits featuring her hand-dyed fabrics on these venues:

U-Tube site, Sue Sherman Quilts;
Facebook Instagram: sue sherman quilts and Etsy, Sue Sherman Quilts.

Show and Share followed Sue’s presentation and included:

  • JaneSzabo,2quilts:Onepiecedinbluesandonepiecedfromred,whiteandblack plaids. Both were made for family members.
  • Jane Towsley, 2 quilts: A flannel “Arctic Penguins” and a machine embroidered “The Rose.”
  • JanetChilders,2quilts.One,“Butterflies”andone“Wave”ofmachinepiecedcurves.
  • JeanAmundson,2Quilts:madefromfabricspurchasedinHawaiiforeachofhertwo
  • daughters.
  • JoAnn Ballantyne, 1 quilt: “Owl,” collage and thread painting.


  • LisaTaylor,2quilts:“BirdsandFlowers”madefromhandpaintedpanelsbyalocalartist and “Sailing Ships” also made from panels.
  • NanScott,2quilts:“MidnightGarden,”rawedgemachineappliquewithtrapunto accents made for a friend’s housewarming and “Wind, Rocks and Sea,” made for a new neighbor.

There will be no executive meeting in December.

Community Quilters, Merchandise Committee, Raffle Ticket sales and Veterans Quilts Committee will all be at the open house in Waldport on January 7 from 10:00 – 2:00.

Membership renewals and postage for handbooks can be mailed to OCQG, P. O. Box 382, South Beach 97367.

Meeting adjourned 2:40 p.m.

Toni Brodie, co-Secretary