Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter    Feb 2018
REMINDER: The next Guild meeting is Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018.
In this issue: PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Carolyn Wren

This year is moving along quickly.  In February, we will have Mark Sherman to speak and teach a workshop.  He is a nationally-known Teacher and I think we could all learn a lot from him.  He is one of those Teachers for whom we earn money all year in order to afford.  Please take advantage of this opportunity!
Below, I have included a list of opportunities for you to serve our Guild in the coming Guild Year.  If you have any questions about what any job entails, please ask me. 

Don't forget about our Challenge Quilt.  Entire months are slipping away, so take the time to show us "Your Delight".


* President
Vice President
* Membership
* Treasurer
Programs Chairman
Ways and Means (Raffle Quilt, Auction)
Special Projects (Raffle Table, Show and Tell, Library)
Social Chairman

* Denotes Voting Position

PROGRAMS - Barb Pailloz

This month, Mark Sherman will be here with his ReMARKable Stained Glass Class.  Go look on his website at:  http:\\ After seeing his fascinating work, check with me by phone or e-mail to see if there is still a
space available in this class.  
Programs/Workshops for 2018:
February – Mark Sherman – Stained Glass Quilts
March – Mary Kay Mouton
April – Jan Cunningham – Confessions of an A D D Quilter
May – Bonnie Hunter


LIBRARY - Kathy Sands & Jenni Black

Be sure and check us out as we have a new set-up that makes it much easier to spot just the right book to borrow! We also have a list of titles, authors, and subjects, if that would help you find just the right book!

Books due the Feb. meeting:


"The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting"     - Kaye Hlavaty

"Bodaceous Applique"  -  Barbara Griffiths

"Baby Quilts and More"  - Rosemary Seeley

"Creating your Perfect Quilting Space"   -  Theresa Jackson

"Two-Hour Mini Quilt Projects"  -   Faye Brewer

"Quilt Fest 2014"  -  Karen Parsons


See you at the Feb. meeting!!!!


MEMBERSHIP - Libba Holmes, Julie Elder

2018 is off to a great start.  We welcome returning member, Bea Ekstrom, and our newest Member, Kay Crane.  Two guests attended our January meeting as well, bringing the total number signed in to 55.  We have 105 paid members.

Great job remembering name tags, everyone.  It helps us all.  If you have lost your name tag, please see the Membership Team at the sign in table to order a new one.

In June, our term as Co-chairmen of Membership comes to an end.  Because of this service, we now know many of you much better than we did before.  Greeting members and helping new members acclimate is a great way to become involved in the Guild.  We add new members to the Guild website and keep attendance, updating changes to the roster as needed.  We also update and print Membership cards.  Our biggest responsibility is collecting and recording dues, which are then handed over to the Treasurer.  The computer programs we use for all these responsibilities are already in place on the website.  An afternoon of training is all that is needed to learn how to access and use them.

Membership is a job that lends itself to a team approach.  If you and a friend are interested in becoming Co-chairpersons, or if you would like to be Chair and have a committee to support you, this is a great job to have.  Please indicate your interest to any Board Member and feel free to contact either of us for more details.
WAYS AND MEANS - Kathryn Roper

Raffle tickets are on sale for our Queen Size quilt (87.5 “ by 96.5”).  Drawing will be June 5th, 2018, the last meeting of this LOQG year.  This beautiful quilt is an original design by Mary Kay Mouton and was constructed by Mary Kay and 32 other Guild Members from fabrics largely donated by even more Members.  The quilt has 2310 pieces; 414 turned-edge applique, 1437 pieces on the front and 459 pieces on the back, and long-arm quilted by Carol McRae.
Tickets will sell for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Tickets are bundled in packets of 30 for $25.00.  The goal is for each Member to purchase a $25.00 packet; more would be great!  If you are unable to sell your packet, please inform me so that I can sell your tickets to other Members.
Selling 30 tickets for this spectacular quilt should be easy!

RAFFLE TABLE - Sally McKinley

Make sure you bring some extra dollars this month to buy raffle tickets.  We will have some notions you just can’t live without, and other things you haven't seen on the table in the past!   Remember, the more tickets sold, the more “stuff” I can buy for the table.  I look forward to seeing everyone at our meeting in February!


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