“Heading Home” Quilt to be Raffled
The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) is featuring an ocean-themed quilt, “Heading Home,” as its 2019 raffle quilt. The twenty-some members who participated in its construction used shades of blues with bits of yellow and orange. The construction features foundation-pieced blocks, needle-turn applique, and crystals with a Mariner’s Compass design.
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 2 and 3 at the Newport Recreation Center. The winning ticket will be drawn the afternoon of August 3, but ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
The Mariners Compass pattern for the wall quilt (64” wide by 63” high) is by Judy Niemeyer of Quiltworx. The ship and lighthouse images are from paintings by Dennis McGregor that OCQG commissioned. Cindy McEntee of Newport and Jane Szabo of Waldport designed the concept and color layouts. Julia Bailey did the intricate needle-turn applique. It was then professionally quilted by Jennifer Reinhart of Newport and embellished with crystals by member Dolores Thomas.
Admission to Quilts by the Sea is $6. About 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. A Quilters’ Café will be operated by a local 4-H group.
OCQG is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. Goals of the group are to promote fellowship among quilters; to promote knowledge and appreciation of quilts and quilt making; and to sponsor and support quilting activities. Guild members make and donate hundreds of quilts and other handmade articles to various Lincoln County organizations every year. The 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.