From Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild
Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild members have created and donated 98 quilts and 75 pillows to Samaritan Pacific Hospital and 94 cat and dog pillows to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter during 2012. The tally includes 24 quilts to the people affected by the apartment fire in Toledo, 58 quilts to Children’s Advocacy Center, seven to the Siletz tribal elders for their children’s care center and eight lap robes to the Dialysis Center.
In addition, the guild donated $500 to the Lincoln County Historical Society in recognition of the museum’s support of the guild’s quilt documentation efforts. The history center also provides meeting space for the executive board and quilt show committee meetings throughout the year. The North Lincoln County Museum in Lincoln City received $200 in recognition of their support for quilt documentation and historical quilt preservation.
OCQG members make items for the guild’s community quilt efforts year-around. In addition, the guild holds a “stitch-in” on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Quilters Cottage in Toledo, where owners Monica and Chris Lyons have made sewing and storage space available to the guild.
In past years quilts have also been donated to Habitat for Humanity, Samaritan House and other charitable organizations. Local non-profit charities may contact 2013 Chairperson Norma Horn via e-mail at email@example.com to request quilts for their clients.
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. The more than 180 members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Additional information about the guild is on their www.OregonCoastalQuilters.org