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2023-2024 Guild Officers & Executive Board

President - Heidi Kestner Kuchta 

Vice President - Judy Parson

Secretary - Coleen Weil

Treasurer - MaryAnn Genech 

Parliamentarian - Mary Deeter

Past President - Rita McConnell

  • Officers are selected by a nominating committee and then voted into office by the membership at the guild meeting.

  • Additional nominations are accepted from the floor.

  • Voting takes place at the July meeting.

  • Officers are installed at the September meeting.

2023-2024 Committee Chairs  

(as of June 2024)

Communication Chair - Louise Finn

E-blast Coordinator - Dottie Vuono

Facebook - Suzanne Olkowski (Guild)

                                 Diane Delduco (Show)

Newsletter Editor - Emma Miller

Publicity Coordinator - vacant 

Website Manager - Louise Finn/Mary Shepherd

    Community Service Chair - Marilyn White

Angel Gowns - Melissa Sopko

Comfort Quilts - Darlene Jack

Duffle Bags & more - Mary Shepherd

Glade Quilters - Terry Cassanelli

Heart Pillows - Carol Fisher

Patriotic Quilts - Rita McConnell/Kathy Varga

Pillowcases of Love - Sue Brittingham

Quilts of Love - Pat DeVoll

Teddy Bears - Marcia Boniface

Tiny Tots - Mary Martinez


Education Chair - Janet Denson

Block of the Month - Pat Petrecca, Linda Grigsby

Bus Trips - Wendy Feranti, Karen Guyer

Challenges - Linda Grigsby

Classes - Helene Bergeron-Smith

              Joanne Hammen

IT Support - Janet Denson

Quilt in a Box - Irene Chandler

Retreat - Sue Brittingham, Linda Grigsby

Speakers - Kathy Andonian


Fundraising Chair - Barb Ignatius

Second Time Around - Barbara Ignatius

                                    Scott Samples

                                    Katie Teague

Fundraising Coordinator - vacant

Quilt Show Coordinators - vacant x 3

Services for Membership Chair - Linda Bruce

Bee Coordinator - Gail Seligson/Cheryl McCann

Historian - Rachael Straus

Hospitality - Linda Bruce, Elaine Stine

Membership Coordinators - Anne Caple

                                             Mindy Patton

Quilt Buddy Coordinator - Pat DeVoll

Sunshine - Joan Sciorra

Yearbook - Janet Denson, Valerie Yingling

Ocean Waves Quilt Guild
P.O. Box 63
Lewes, DE 19958

For general information about the Guild ~

President ~ Heidi Kestner Kuchta

For class or program information ~

Helene Bergeron-Smith, Kathy Andonian

For membership information ~ Linda Bruce

To contact the newsletter ~ Emma Miller

To donate fabric, quilts, notions, etc. ~

More info available here

For community service project information ~

Marilyn White


The Sunshine Chair; for cards to be sent ~

Joan Sciorra


Webmaster to submit information ~ 

Louise Finn

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Our History

Ocean Waves Quilt Guild is celebrated it's 25th birthday in April, 2022


On April 7, 1997, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild came to be.  Ocean Waves quilt Guild began as a conversation among three members of a guild that met in the evening, which was at a distance from their homes. It was a long drive and difficult to always attend with family responsibilities. They felt there was interest in starting a daytime quilt guild. A group of 18 friends, looking to have fun and expand their quilting knowledge and learn new skills - closer to home and meeting in the morning.

The logo of the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild is a blue and white Monkey Wrench or Snail's Trail quilt block.  It was chosen by the charter members because it resembled a rolling wave.

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