Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter    Jan 2018
REMINDER: The next Guild meeting is Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018.
In this issue: PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Carolyn Wren

By the time you read this, Christmas will be over.  I hope everybody had an enjoyable time.  We have a great new year coming up.  We will be kept busy with 2 nationally known speakers.  Please take advantage of these and the other classes we will be having this year.

It is not too early to think of officers for next year.  I will be bringing a chart for people to sign up for any office you think you would like to try.  Every Member should think about how you can help out.  We all have skills that we may not even realize.  It is extremely important to have a full slate of officers to keep this guild going.

PROGRAMS - Barb Pailloz

January is our Hexie workshop with Gini Cawood.  She’ll have lots of things to show you to get you inspired.  Remember to bring your hand quilting supplies.
In February, Mark Sherman will be here with his reMARKable stained glass class.    We will open this up to non-members after the January meeting so be sure you’re signed up.  Go look on his website at:  http:\\
Programs/Workshops for 2018:
January – Gini Cawood – Hexie’s and Beyond
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

Happy New Year, Quilters!!   Hope your holiday was great. This year, I hope you will all use the library;  it is a valuable resource for all Members.
If you received any new quilt books over the holidays and you think the titles might interest us, please give us the name and we will order a copy for the Library.
Books due back:
AQS Publishing,"Carolina Lily" -  Linda Huggins*
Marston ,Gwen, "American Beauties: Rose and Tulip Quilts" - Linda Huggins*
Martin,Nancy, "Two Color Quilts" - Shelia Patten
Michell,Marti ,"Successful Machine Quilting" - Margie Read*

MEMBERSHIP - Libba Holmes, Julie Elder

Happy 2018, Everyone!  We welcome our new member Karen Parsons, and a returning member, Alice Smith.  
Thank you to everyone for remembering to wear your name tags each meeting.  Seeing them allows us to call each other by name so that we feel welcome, and it also helps visiting teachers to be able to call you by name in the classes.  If you forget to wear it, we ask that you donate 50 cents to our “Oops, I forgot my name tag” jar.  The jar is to encourage us to remember our name tags, and the money goes to the guild for expenses.  If you lose your name tag, the replacement cost is $5.00.  Just let the membership team know you need one.  
We had 56 members at our December meeting.  Since we have some wonderful speakers and teachers lined up and the holiday season is ending, we hope to see many of you at our upcoming meetings.  Be sure to mark the first Tuesday of every month on your calendar, starting with January 2, and remember, you have to be present to win a door prize.  Looking forward to seeing you!  

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
A new year is beginning! I can’t believe last year went by so quickly. To celebrate the new year, we’ll have several new items on the raffle table.  So bring your money for a chance at some really neat goodies! Looking forward to seeing everyone January 2!!


 LOQG  Ladies, this is your Quilt Exhibit, please submit your quilts!

A quilt exhibit has been arranged for the LOQG members to be held at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art,  Buckhead (Morgan Co.) GA, from April 5 through June 2nd, 2018. We will try to display as many quilts as possible.  Exact number depends on various sizes registered and how they can best be displayed.  We estimate approximately 50 will be hung to show.
   The steering committee is Linda Huggins, Coordinator;  Mary Ellen Shannon,  Registration;
Kay Spors and Kay Dejno,  Display.
Steffen Thomas Museum of Art will provide:
       *   pay for transportation of display frames to museum and back
       *   will display the Raffle Quilt in the museum for the duration of the show, and collect ticket sales
       *   will print flyers using photo of Raffle Quilt, mail to museum membership and give LOQG copies
            to distribute
       *   opening wine and cheese reception
Quilts can be sold during the show, but if sold must stay in show until the end.   The museum gets
30% of the sale price.
Schedule:    Show is from April 5 - June 2nd   2018
                      Registration Forms with Photos are due:  February 6th, 2018
                      Selection of Quilts:         the middle of March 2018
                      Frames Delivered:         last week in March
                      Quilts Delivered to LOQG:     Tuesday  April 3rd  (in pillow case with identification)
                      Quilts Hung:                            Wednesday April 4th
                       Show Opening Reception:     Thursday  April 5th
                       Show Closes                          Saturday June 2nd
                       Quilts Taken Down                 Monday June 4th
                       Quilts Delivered to LOQG      Tuesday June 5th
                      Frames Returned to  Joan Lucas
The Art Director and museum staff will make the final selections of quilts to be displayed.  The Exhibit is NOT juried.  Registration Forms will be available at Guild Meetings through Mary Ellen Shannon and/or Kay Spors and are available for download on the LOQG website.  Please get your registration forms in soon.

SHOW AND TELL - Connie Lord

We will have Show and Tell this month.   Please arrive in time to have your photo taken and to sign the Show and Tell list.

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