A quilted wall hanging, “Quilting Up a Storm,” has been designed and made by members of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG). Raffle tickets may be purchased from members and via a link on the guild’s website, www.oregoncoastalquiltersguild.org. Ticket prices are six tickets for $5 or $1 for one ticket.
The unique 51-1/2” by 66-1/2” quilt was inspired by the artwork of Dennis McGregor—a painting commissioned by the guild for its 25th anniversary show last year. A starry sky on a background of four- and nine-patch batiks arches above the lighthouse, while flying geese wing their way along the horizon. Waves swirl among the rocks below. Embellishments of beads, crystals, and organza light rays complete the work of art.
Guild member Gloria Zirges designed the quilt. Additional design contributions and creation came from members Julia Bailey, Toni Brodie, Susan Cronenwett, Karen Donobedian, Ruth Hutmacher, Betty Jones, Linda MacKown, Becky Mershon, Georgia Sabourin, Nan Scott, Sue Stephenson, and Heidi Ware. Many of the more than 215 members of OCQG pieced the sky blocks; quilting was done by Lisa Taylor.
The quilt may be viewed and tickets purchased at JanniLou Creations quilt shop in Philomath until the first part of August. The winning ticket will be drawn at the guild’s annual quilt show, “Quilts by the Sea,” at the Newport Recreation Center on August 6. (Winner need not be present to win.) Additional tickets will be sold at the show and are also available by e-mailing email@example.com.
Quilt show hours will be 9-5 on Friday, August 5 and 9-4 on Saturday, August 6. This year’s event will feature about 300 quilts, including the 2016 guild challenge of self-portrait caricatures, some Quilts of Valor, and other special displays.
Other quilt show features include a vendor mall, members’ boutique, displays of guild activities, and a children’s corner. A two-day silent auction of small quilts will be conducted; half the proceeds of the auction will be donated to a local charity.
Additional information about the show and OCQG is on their website, www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.