Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter   
Sep 2017
REMINDER: The next Guild meeting is Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017.
In this issue: CHALLENGE QUILTS 

The Challenge Quilt theme for this year will be, "My Delight”.  The creation has to be a quilt of unspecified size, and cannot be a garment, or purse.  Expect more discussion of the Challenge Quilt at the September meeting.

First, I want to thank the Guild for the gift certificate for Craftsy!  I love to order from them.
It was my privilege to work with all of you last year.   I couldn't have done it without the Board, which was full of exceptional people.
We have a new fiscal year starting and we have a very exciting year planned.  
Thanks to Connie Lord for getting the programs ready for this year.  Barb Pailloz and Emmy Odegaard have the year’s schedule planned out.   We have a very busy and exciting future!
We are particularly fortunate to have Bonnie Hunter in this year’s lineup of Teachers.   She has said that 2019 will be her last year teaching small groups.
Beginning this month, we will have a new way to win door prizes.   I will pull names from the list of Members who have paid dues prior to the meeting.   We already have 50 Members paid, so get those dues in by September 2nd!
I'm looking forward to seeing you all and all the "Show and Tell" 

PROGRAMS - Barb Pailloz

In October, Regina Carter will present a Trunk Show on Tuesday, followed by a workshop on Wednesday.  For the workshop, Regina will have a 20” quilted block for each participant to paint with paint sticks.  Check out her website, “Regina Carter” to see samples.  Participants should make their checks for $80 payable to Regina Carter to cover all materials.  At present, there are only 4 spots open.  Participants should wear clothing appropriate for painting (unless you are a very neat Painter!)
In November, Paula Tanner will demonstrate how to make a Christmas Tree skirt with embellishments.  Samples will be on display at the Program table and more info will be available this month.
As always, let me know if there are other programs of interested and we’ll try to get them!


LIBRARY - Kathy Sands

Welcome back Quilters!
I hope everyone had a good Summer and is ready for a new quilt year.
Thanks to purchases and donations, we have the following 7 new books to tickle your fancy and get you ready to quilt:
“Add-a-line Extreme Quilting Patterns”  by Janie Donaldson
“Elegant Cotton•Wool•Silk Quilts”  by Rami Kim
“Embellish Your Life with Sulky”  by Joyce Drexler
“Machine Freehand Patterns”  by Nan Moore
“Punch Needle and Wool Embroidery for All Seasons”  by Cheryl Haynes
“Simply Silk-12 Creative Designs for Quilting and Sewing”  by Mary Jo Hiney”
“The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting”  by Angela Waters
For those who borrowed books over the summer, sorry but it's time to return them.
Barnes,Cheryl -"Quilting Dot to Dot"-   Pam Parish
Engel,Margie-"Bodacious Applique"-   Chloe Harper
Fahl,Ann-"Dancing with Thread"-   Pam Parish
Kime,Janet-"The Border Workbook"-   Mary Ellen Shannon
Perkes,Gina-"Mastering the Art of Longarm Quilting"-   Pam Parish
Peters,Paulette-"Borders by Design"-   Mary Ellen Shannon
Check out our new books, bring back your old ones, and see you at our library table in September!


MEMBERSHIP - Libba Holmes, Julie Elder

Our exciting new Guild year begins Tuesday, September 5! 
Time to dig out those name tags so we can greet each other by name and help new Members learn who we are.  If you can’t locate your name tag, please let Libba or Julie know so we can make a new one for you.  The replacement cost is $5.00.  For new Members, the first name tag is provided by the guild at no cost to you.  

September is “Free Guest Month.”  The usual $5.00 guest fee will be waived, so bring lots of friends, but please let them know they need to sign in and get a temporary name tag.  Of course, if they want to join, it will cost them $25.00.  
Please send in those dues checks ASAP so you can be included in the new door prize drawing.  Remember there is no mail delivery on Sunday or Labor Day, and Guild begins before mail delivery on Tuesday, so you don’t want to delay getting your dues into the mail in order for it to be received by the Friday before the meeting.  Members who have prepaid will receive their new membership cards at the September meeting.  These cards will be good for one calendar year.  Many quilt and sewing shops give you a discount when you show a current membership card. 
You may send your $25.00 dues check, made payable to LOQG, to:
Julie Elder
1030 Delconee Place
Greensboro, GA 30642
We can’t wait to see everyone on September 5!

WAYS AND MEANS - Kathryn Roper

Raffle quilt tickets have been printed and are being assembled into packets of 30 tickets.  Tickets will be available to distribute to all Members at the October Guild Meeting.  The packet of 30 tickets will cost $25; tickets will be $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.  Start developing your list of prospective purchasers now!  


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