Ocean Waves Quilt Guild presents:

"Fabric of Life" Quilt Show
Edyta Sitar


Laundry Basket Quilts


April 13,14,15, 2023


Sussex Academy
 21150 Airport Rd.

      Georgetown, DE 19947

Over 300 Quilts on Display

Vendors and Classes



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Important Dates for the Registration of Quilts
  • OWQG Members: Begins September 12, 2022 at Guild meetings and via USPS and email.  Registration forms for Guild members;
  • Non-Members: Begins December 5, 2022, if space allows.
  • Registration Closes: February 6, 2023 for all quilters.
                     General Quilt Registration Information


About the Quilt Show

  • Start planning your QOV to donate personally or for your bee to donate.  

One quilt will be presented to a QOV recipient each day at the show by the Delaware Quilt of Valor committee.


  • Edyta Sitar is the featured speaker Friday evening, April 14, 2023 at 5pm.  Admission on Friday provides access to her lecture.  She will have a booth at the show as well as teach two classes (TBD).  Check out her website for kits and featured products; Laundry Basket Quilts

Past shows have welcomed over 1,400 visitors who have previewed our talents and purchased from our vendors.  We are thrilled to welcome “Edyta Sitar” our keynote speaker from Laundry Basket Quilts. 


We wish to graciously thank all of our sponsors for their support, without it this would not be possible.

This Beautiful 2023 Homeward Bound Opportunity Quilt Could Be Yours!

 Bear Paw Designs, Brenda Henning

Pieced by OWQG members Irene Chandler, Susan Dammeyer, Jane Mahoney, and Sandy Smith and beautifully custom quilted by Irene Chandler.


Raffle tickets are available at Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, DE.

The quilt will hang in the shop in June for a while, so you can see it in person.

Tickets will be sold throughout the year and at our 2023 Quilt Show.


$1.00 for one ticket

$5.00 for six tickets

Drawing held

Saturday April 15, 2023, noon

OWQS at Sussex Academy

Winner need not be present to win

About the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild

Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, Inc. was established exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under section 501c3 of the IRS code.  For over 24 years, we have provided comfort goods and items of need to over 31 local non-profits, shelters and hospitals in Sussex County and throughout the state of Delaware.  Fundraising events such as our bi-annual Quilt Show, help us to support our mission which also enables us to showcase our work.


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Thank you to our Sponsors

Platinum Level

Sussex County Council, DE


Gold Level

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Mountaire Farms

Silver Level

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Jim Lattanzi - Northrop Realty

Copper level

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Wawa Gas and Convenience Store

BRASS level

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The Parker Group

your local real estate company 


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Irene Chandler

Goodnight Irene Quilts



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T & G Builders

Building Coastal Dreams




Pledge Committment L Powell in Memory of

A Special Thank You to:

  First Shore Federal Savings & Loan 

Dr. Andrea R. Richter

Church Street Fabrics

Independence Quilting Bee

Our Amazon Smile Supporters

Giant Food

Show Vendors


Quilt Show Projects - we need you!

Patriotic Quilts


Is your Bee making a quilt for the Patriotic - Quilt Show Project?

Free Quilts patterns at quiltjubilee.com/tutorials.php (for a limited time) plus

Sizing Charts and On Point Layout directions for making Patriotic Quilts.

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Raffle Baskets


I hope you all have been busy and keeping contented quilting while we are in this period of social distancing.  Think about making a quilt to be raffled off at the show.  Or if you are currently making one and have no one to give it to and want to donate it Donna and I would love to have it for the show.  I  myself am thinking of donating one as well.  Now, which one will that be??   Jean T.

It’s time to start thinking about quilt show raffle baskets and raffle quilts already!   We are planning on having 10 raffle quilts and 10 to 12 raffle baskets.  We would like to encourage bees as well as individual members or groups of friends to sign up for a raffle quilt.  The raffle quilts were a big draw for the guild’s raffle last quilt show  and we would love to have those creative quilts all our members make.  There is no size limit.   We will have a sign hanging from the quilt indicating what group or individual made the quilt.   You can sign up at the next guild meeting or email Jean Temme.


Following is a list of the raffle baskets that are available to sign up for.   We would also like to have each basket contain a small handmade item and display it in the basket.  


  • Women only basket

  • Applique/paper piecing/English paper piecing basket

  • Patchwork basket

  • Tula Pink basket

  • Baby basket

  • Baking basket

  • Boy basket

  • Girl basket


We would like to have one small handmade item in each basket.   

Please contact Jean Temme to sign up for the baskets.

Raffle Quilts

We need raffle quilts...as we have had a lot of time off to quilt we’re hoping that some of you will have a quilt you have made during the quarantine that you would like to volunteer for the raffle.   Please contact Jean Temme to sign up.

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