“Quilts by the Sea,” the annual quilt show presented by Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) will feature almost 300 quilts and special displays. The show will be Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, at the Newport Recreation Center, 225 SE Avery Street, Newport, Oregon. Entrance fee is $6; hours of the show are 9-5 on Friday and 9-4 on Saturday.
Special presentations of Quilts of Valor to four local military veterans will occur at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the two days of the show, along with a display of additional Quilts of Valor.
Many of the quilts in the show will have been judged by an accredited judge, Kathie Kerler of Portland, Oregon. In addition to the quilts displayed in the two gymnasiums, “Quilts by the Sea” will feature a vendor mall with many interesting and unique items for sale, as well as a member boutique, children’s activity center, displays of guild activities, a treasure hunt for all ages, demonstrations of quilting products and techniques, and a lunchroom. Some of the quilt in the show will also be for sale.
Visitors to the quilt show are invited to meet nationally recognized artist Dennis McGregor of Sisters, Oregon. McGregor will sign his posters and prints. Of special interest are the 12”x18” panels of the two quilted lighthouse paintings commissioned by OCQG and by a Cape Cod quilt shop owner. The posters, fabric panels, and other OCQG merchandise will be for sale in the Guild/McGregor booth on the main floor of the show.
Quilts by Lisa Taylor of Waldport, Oregon, will be showcased, and the 2017 guild challenge quilts, “Welcome Sampler,” will be featured. A queen-size raffle quilt, “Fall Splendor,” made by 60-plus members of OCQG will be on view also. Tickets for the quilt will be available at the show; prices are six tickets for $5 or $1 for one ticket. (Winner need not be present.)
A two-day silent auction of small quilts will be conducted; half the proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Samaritan House Homeless Family Shelter program.
The 211 members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. More information about the guild, their activities, and “Quilts by the Sea” may be found on their website, www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.