Coastal-Twilight

A coast-themed quilt, “Coastal Twilight,” is being raffled off by the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild. The winning name will be drawn on Aug. 6, during the guild’s annual quilt show, “Quilts by the Sea,” at the Newport Recreation Center.

The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild is featuring a coast-themed quilt, “Coastal Twilight,” as its 2022 raffle quilt. The construction features foundation-pieced blocks with a mariners compass design.

Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5 and are available from guild members — via email at forestsea40@yahoo.com with “Raffle Tickets” in the subject line. Or enter the raffle at the guild’s annual show, “Quilts by the Sea,” which will be Aug. 5 and 6 at the Newport Recreation Center. The winning ticket will be drawn the afternoon of Aug. 6, but ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

The mariners compass pattern, “Prairie Star,” for the bed-size quilt (84 square inches) was designed by Judy Niemeyer of Quiltworx. Guild member Velma Freudenthal of Newport was inspired by the lingering colors of an Oregon coast sunset as she chose the colors for her quilt. Lisa Taylor, of Waldport, added dimension and life in the quilting. Both Freudenthal and Taylor are former OCQG featured quilters and have won various awards for their work.

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 to participate in other enjoyable activities. A Quilters’ Café will be operated by a local 4-H group.

The quilters guild 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 more than 150 members of the guild live throughout Lincoln County and beyond.

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