The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) is featuring a coast-themed quilt, “Coastal Twilight,” as its 2022 raffle quilt. The construction features foundation-pieced blocks 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, with “Raffle Tickets” in the subject line, or at the guild’s annual show, “Quilts by the Sea,” which will be August 5 and 6 at the Newport Recreation Center. The winning ticket will be drawn the afternoon of August 6, but ticket holders do not need to be present to win.
The Mariners Compass pattern, “Prairie Star,” for the bed-size quilt (84” square) was designed by Judy Niemeyer of Quiltworx. OCQG member Velma Freudenthal of Newport was inspired by the lingering colors of an Oregon coast sunset as she chose the colors for her quilt. Lisa Taylor of Waldport added dimension and life in the quilting. Both Freudenthal and Taylor are former OCQG Featured Quilters and have won various awards for their work.
Admission to Quilts by the Sea is $6. About 250 quilts will be on display along with the raffle quilt.. A Quilters’ Café will be operated by a local 4-H group.
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 150 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.