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Quilt Guild Hosting Trunk Show, “Glorious Clams” Workshop

The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) is hosting Peggy Gelbrich of Yamhill, Oregon, for a trunk show and workshop, September 8 and 9. The “Glorious Clams” workshop will be Friday, September 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Atonement Lutheran Church, Newport. Cost of the class is $65, which includes the pattern. Pre-registration is required.

Gelbrich’s trunk show will be at the guild’s general meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, also at Atonement’s Fellowship Hall. Members of the public are always welcome at the general meetings.

Contact person to register for the workshop is Jane Szabo. She can be reached at 541-270-6130 or by email at janeszabo@yahoo.com. The supply list and pre-class preparation information will be given when registration is complete. For intermediate-level quilters, the intricate-looking quilt pattern is easier to make than it appears. Attendees will learn foundation piecing using freezer paper (no paper to tear away!) and curved piecing.

Gelbrich has been an interesting and entertaining presenter and instructor for a number of OCQG events in the past. She has been quilting and helping others learn the joy of quilt making for more than 40 years. She has taught across the U.S. and Canada, earning a nomination for Quilt Teacher of the Year from Professional Quilter organization. Gelbrich states that she loves making traditional quilt patterns look new again by using modern fabrics and techniques, always seeking for easier ways to conquer intricate patterns.

Originally from Oregon, Gelbrich spent 22 years in Ketchikan, Alaska, with her husband Ron and three children before returning to Oregon. More information about her workshops and programs may be found on her website, www.yellowhousequilter.com.

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. During 2021, guild members made and donated hundreds of quilts as well as other handmade articles to various Lincoln County organizations; the guild also provides support to the museums of Lincoln County. The more than 150 members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Additional information about the guild is on their website, www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.

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