October 2018 Blog


Do you enjoy shopping at the wonderful vendor stalls at our quilt show? Over the past number of years, our great vendor committee (Janet Baldwin, Rose Shaw, and Evelyn DePaolo) has lined up those vendors and supported them during the show. Now the committee is taking a well-earned rest, so we need 3-4 members to take on this rewarding task.

Janet and her committee have written very clear and helpful directions and suggestions, and they are standing by to answer questions. Initial invitations to vendors past and future should be sent out soon, so the time to sign up is now!

Round up a few friends and let Jackie Stankey, Darcy de la Rosa, and Jean Amundson know that you’re ready to roll! Many thanks from your 2019 “Quilts by the Sea” co-chairs. 

Jean Amundson

Quilt from Portland Modern Quilter’s Guild. Sept. General Meeting.

2019 Committee Chairs

There are still needs for Advertising and Hospitality chairpersons.

Quilt from Portland Modern Quilter’s Guild. Sept. General Meeting.


Jean Amundson somehow ended up with a key to a Honda automobile, owner unknown/lost in the mists of her mind. She doesn’t have a Honda and would love to reunite the key and the car.

                                                                                                            Jean Amundson

Quilt from Portland Modern Quilter’s Guild. Sept. General Meeting.


Finishing School will be meeting on October 25 from 10 to 4  at the Carriage House at the Lincoln County Historical Museum at 545 SW 9th St, Newport. It is a great time to work on a project without being interrupted. You may bring your machine or hand work we will have an iron there for you to use. You may come at any time and stay as long as you like. Bring a sack lunch or go out what ever you would rather do. It is also a great way to get to know other guild members and get help on a project that you need advice on. Fun time is had by all. This will be the last one for this year. We will start up again in January.

                                                                        Karen Oetjen

Quilt from Portland Modern Quilter’s Guild. Sept. General Meeting.


The Program for October, our first day meeting of the winter, is ‘Recurring Motifs as Springboards to Inspiration’ by Dawn White.  This is followed by 2 workshops by Dawn White.  The Jr. Billie Bag, taught by Dawn White.  It is taught in 2 classes, first class is Friday Oct 12, followed by the second class on Saturday Oct 20th. ( homework is given to be done between the 2 classes).  Take a look at Dawn’s webpage and see some examples of the Jr. Billie Bag.


Cindy McEntee

Quilt from Portland Modern Quilter’s Guild. Sept. General Meeting.


The Bayshore Quilters hosted a demonstration booth at the fair.  Various quilting techniques were shown to the fair attendees and lively conversation between the quilters and the public made for an interesting day. 

Melissa Hollenbeck

Bayshore Ladies interacting with Fair Attendees

Congratulations to Deloris Thomas who took Best of Best at the Oregon State Fair this year with her quilt Ocean Treasures!

Best of Best at Oregon State Fair for Deloris Thomas!

2019 Raffle Quilt

The quilting is done (minus the crystals) and will be shown at the Portland Expo as a Quilt in Motion.

Out on the High Seas by Lisa Taylor as shown in our 2018 quilt show.

Veterans Quilts & Quilts of Honor

Veterans Quilts and quilts of Honor will be presented at the American Legion on October 8th at 7PM.  Currently there will be 6 quilts given and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Veterans who received Quilts of Honor at June 2018 General Meeting

Everybody Loves a Winner!

The Winners at our September General Meeting were as follows:

Nifty Notion:  Marylynn Kleeman (Cutting Mat)

Quilter’s Surprise: Marge Hoyt (Ruler Stand plus more)

SABLE: Lana Pries, Sheila Stephens, Betty Wilson-OUR NEXT THEME WILL BE HALLOWEEN!

Block of the Month:   Tecia Cornelius

SABLE Winners, Sheila Stephens, Lana Pries and Betty Wilson (Left to Right)
Nifty Notions Winners, Marylynn Kleeman – Cutting Matt
Quilters Suprise Winner, Marge Hoyt – Ruler Satnd and more
Karen Donobedian’s lovely small quilt

September Show & Share

Visit our Show & Share Page to catch a glimpse at all the eye candy shown at our September meeting.


The participants were:

Elizabeth Wood – Colorful Diamonds (The diamonds and stars on this modern design appear to float and sparkle).

Anne-Marie Mann – Green and Red Twister (She made this appealing 4 Patch  for Community Quilts)

Twy Hoch – Teal Diamond Blocks (Twy quilted this batik wonder herself just in time for upcoming Saturday Wedding Bells  Lucky couple!).

Fran Whited – Beaver Quilt (Fran made this college themed quilt for her son and daughter-in-law to enjoy on Football Saturday).

Janet DeSau – Ode to Tie-Dye (An amazing, batik beauty with an unusual pattern).

Karen Donobedian – Camping Out (Karen made three unique small art quilts for gifts for her sisters.  She hand colored them to depict nostalgic outdoor scenes).

So much talent in our guild!  We’d love to see your work displayed at our next meeting.

Fran Whited’s Beaver Quilt


Photo by Melissa Hollenbeck


Our days are getting shorter and autumn is closing in, which means our General Meeting times change to the winter schedule.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday October 11th.  Join us for Table Walk at 12:30 pm, with Meeting Business beginning at 1:00.