Oregon quilter and pattern designer Dawn White will be featured at a meeting of the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) on Thursday, Nov. 8.
The meeting will be in Atonement Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 2315 N Coast Highway, in Newport. White’s program, “Recurring Motifs as Springboards for Design,” was previously scheduled for Oct. 11 but was postponed due to a family emergency.
“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.
White learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine and made clothing for 40 years. In the early 1980s, a friend taught her how to hand-piece an Ohio Star block; that project became her first “Unfinished Object.”
In 2005, White had a “transformative experience” in a quilt shop class. After retiring from a 30-year career in international education, she began to indulge her passion for quilt making. Pattern designing, a pattern company called “First Light,” and teaching soon followed.
Circles and kaleidoscopes figure prominently in many of White’s original quilts and wall hangings. These motifs (and a few others) have influenced her choices for both quilt designs and fabric choices. More information about White and her quilting designs are on her website, www.firstlightdesigns.com.
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. During 2018, 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 almost 200 members of OCQG live throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Additional information about the guild is available online at www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.