Northwest quilter, teacher and fabric designer Matthew Boudreaux — also known as “Mister Domestic” — will be featured at a meeting of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) on Thursday, Oct. 10. The meeting will be in Atonement Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 2315 North Coast Highway in Newport. Boudreaux’s program, “Let Go to Find Joy,” will be a trunk show highlighting his creative journey.
“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.
Additionally, Mister Domestic will lead a workshop at Atonement’s Fellowship Hall the next day, Friday Oct. 11), where attendees will create an abstract flower block that can be made into a wall hanging, pillow, or—the start of something bigger! The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $40 for the general public, $30 for guild members. Six fat quarters — 20-inches-by-18-inches — of fabric in two colors for the flower center, two for the petals and two for the leaves are needed. A sewing machine, thread and rotary cutter equipment are also required.
People who would like to register for the class or who would like more information should call Janet DeSau at 541-961-1963 or via email at [email protected]. Space is limited and reservations are required.
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. So far, this year, guild members have 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 200 members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Additional information about the guild is on their website, www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.