‘Barn Quilts’ painting workshop set for April 12

Sheila Snyder will teach a “Barn Quilt” painting workshop on Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center. (Courtesy photo)

Salem quilter Sheila Snyder will present a “Barn Quilt” painting workshop on Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach.

The cost for the class, including all materials, is $100; it is sponsored by the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG). The 2- by 2-foot signs are painted on marine-grade wood with paints that can withstand the coastal weather. People interested in enrolling in the workshop should contact Janet DeSau at 541-961-1963, or [email protected].

Snyder grew up in Minnesota and learned to quilt from her grandmother. She has made a number of award-winning quilts and teaches various workshops. She says that the class is low-stress and that the sign can be finished within the workshop’s six-hour time frame. There are numerous patterns from which to choose. More information about Snyder and the barn quilt signs can be found online at www.licensetoquilt.com.

The OCQG general meeting will be the previous evening, Thursday, April 11, at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2315 North Coast Highway, Newport. “Table walk,” which offers the opportunity to see and participate in various guild activities, begins at 5:30 p.m.; the general meeting starts at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the meeting at no charge.

The April meeting will feature a parade of Dresden Plate block quilts organized by the OCQG Bayshore Quilters friendship group. This quilt block, popularized in the 1920-30 timeframe, continues to “wow” quilters and viewers in the modern era also. OCQG member Paulette Stenberg will narrate the program, which will include a number of antique samples of this design as well as contemporary versions.

Additional information about OCQG can be found online at www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.


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