A celebration of community quilting work

This is one of the latest additions to the quilts made for Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild outreach efforts. (Courtesy photo)

The community outreach work of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) will be in the limelight at a meeting on Thursday, March 14. The meeting will be in Atonement Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 2315 N Coast Highway, Newport.

“Table walk,” which offers the opportunity to see and participate in various guild activities, begins at 12:30 p.m.; the general meeting starts at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the meeting at no charge.

Speakers from Foster Parents Association, Children’s Advocacy Center, Head Start, and The Gabriel Project will be featured. They will discuss what their agencies do, how they do it, how the guild’s contributions have helped with their work and how the guild can best serve them in the future. Community quilters chairperson Sue Stephenson will describe the committee functions and the urgent needs at this time.

The church’s fellowship hall will be decorated with a variety of quilts and other member-made items, such as pillowcases, oncology bags, “sit-upon” pillows for after–school programs, etc. In addition, guild member Twy Hoch will display her new design for pet beds.

During 2018, guild members made and donated 244 quilts, 72 totes, 63 burp cloths, 36 hospital pillows and 45 pillowcases, as well as numerous other handmade articles to Lincoln County organizations.

Agencies served in 2018 (besides the speakers at this meeting) also include My Sister’s Place, Samaritan House Homeless Family Shelter, Seashore Literacy in Waldport, Family Promise of Lincoln City, Kids’ Zone of Depoe Bay, Habitat for Humanity, Lincoln City Hospice, Samaritan Pacific Hospital Auxiliary, and many others.

The guild also provides monetary support to the museums of Lincoln County. Members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Additional information about the guild is available on their website, www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.

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