‘Heading Home’ quilt to be raffled

“Heading Home” is the 2019 raffle quilt created by members of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild. (Courtesy photo)

The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) is featuring an ocean-themed quilt, “Heading Home,” as its 2019 raffle quilt. The 20-some members who participated in its construction used shades of blues with bits of yellow and orange. The construction features foundation-pieced blocks, needle-turn applique and crystals with a mariner’s compass design.

Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5 and are available from OCQG members, via email at [email protected] or at the guild’s annual show, “Quilts by the Sea,” which will be Aug. 2 and 3 at the Newport Recreation Center. The winning ticket will be drawn the afternoon of Aug. 3, but ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

The mariners compass pattern for the wall quilt (64-inches wide by 63-inches high) is by Judy Niemeyer, of Quiltworx. The ship and lighthouse images are from paintings by Dennis McGregor that OCQG commissioned. Cindy McEntee, of Newport, and Jane Szabo, of Waldport, designed the concept and color layouts. Julia Bailey did the intricate needle-turn applique. It was then professionally quilted by Jennifer Reinhart, of Newport, and embellished with crystals by member Dolores Thomas.

Admission to Quilts by the Sea is $6. About 300 quilts will be on display. Viewers will have the opportunity to pick their own favorite quilt, as well as bid on a silent auction of small quilts and participate in other activities. A Quilters’ Café will be operated by a local 4-H group.

OCQG is a nonprofit 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. Guild members make and donate hundreds of quilts and other handmade articles to various Lincoln County organizations every year. The almost 200 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.

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