“Fall Splendor” Quilt to be Raffled
The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) is featuring an autumn-themed quilt as its 2017 raffle quilt. The sixty-plus members who participated in its construction carried out the autumn motifs of rusts, browns, greens, and golds with pieced blocks, applique, and embroidery.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5 and are available from OCQG members, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the guild’s annual show, “Quilts by the Sea,” which will be August 4 and 5 at the Newport Recreation Center. The winning ticket will be drawn the afternoon of August 5, but ticket holders do not need to be present.
The queen-size quilt was designed by Jean Amundson and quilted by Lisa Taylor, who also will be the 2017 Featured Quilter at the show. The center of the quilt is Jacob’s Ladder/Road to California blocks, oak leaves and berries in the first border, and maple leaf blocks scattered around three sides of the final border.
Admission to Quilts by the Sea is $6. More than 300 quilts will be on display. Viewers will have the opportunity to pick their own favorite quilt as well as to bid on a silent auction of small quilts and to participate in other enjoyable activities.
OCQG is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. Guild members make and donate hundreds of quilts and other handmade articles to various Lincoln County organizations every year. The more than 200 members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Additional information about the guild and the annual quilt show is on their website, www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.