‘Quilts by the Sea’ this weekend

More than 300 quilts will be on display during “Quilts by the Sea,” the annual show presented by the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild. The show is set for this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, at the Newport Recreation Center. (News-Times file photo)

Event to be held at Newport Recreation Center

“Quilts by the Sea,” the annual quilt show presented by the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG), will feature more than 300 quilts and special displays. The show will be this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, at the Newport Recreation Center, 225 SE Avery St. Admission is $6 per day, and the hours of the show are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Many of the quilts in the show will have been judged by an accredited judge, Elizabeth Spannring, of LaCenter, Wash. Quilts by the Sea will also feature a vendor mall with many interesting and unique items for sale, as well as a member boutique, children’s activity center, displays of guild activities, a treasure hunt for all ages, demonstrations of quilting products and techniques and a lunchroom operated by a local 4-H group. Some of the quilts in the show will be for sale.

“Heading Home,” a queen-size quilt made by members of OCQG, will be on view. Tickets for the raffle quilt will be available at the show; prices are six tickets for $5 or $1 for one ticket (people don’t need to be present to win).

OCQG member Nan Scott, of Yachats, will be the featured quilter at the show. She has previously served as president, quilt show co-chair and many other positions in the guild. A selection of her quilts will be in a special display.

There will also be presentations of quilts to five local military veterans during the show, along with a display of additional Quilts of Valor. Veterans to be honored are John Skelton, U.S. Air Force; Paul Reed, U.S. Army; Bob and Jane Heida, U.S. Coast Guard; and Jim Stewart, U.S. Navy. The 2019 guild challenge, “Patriotic Medallions,” will line the hallway leading to the show entrance.

A two-day silent auction of small quilts will be conducted; half the proceeds of the auction will be donated to Food Share of Lincoln County. “Threads of Life,” the 2019 quilt from Donate Life Northwest, will be a special display this year. Local connections include blocks made by Carroll and Grump E. Stratton, Patti Page and Bee Smith. Guild members Twy Hoch, Rose Shaw, Heidi Ware and Elizabeth Wood also assisted in its creation.

The more than 200 members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. More information about the guild, their community service activities, and Quilts by the Sea may be found on the guild website, www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.

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