Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter    Dec 2017
REMINDER: The next Guild meeting is Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, our Members-Only Christmas Party.
In this issue: CHRISTMAS PARTY - Sally McKinley 

Carolyn Wren has the sign up list of foods if you need to be reminded. Thank you ahead of time for those who signed up to set up and clean up, and to everyone bringing food . If you are helping with set up, please be at the church at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. Carolyn will have all the paper goods and goodies. Pat Gray will have the tablecloths, and Paula will bring the napkins and napkin holders. 
We have planned to play "Right, Left , Center" with fat quarters , so those of you who have the appropriate dice, please bring them so there can be several games played simultaneously.  Maggie has offered to take any unwanted fat quarters to the Senior Center. Thanks again for your help. I hope everyone has a fun time; I will be with you in spirit!
 I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !! 


I am thankful for all of you finding the meeting last month. We had a great meeting in cramped quarters. It was really enjoyable to see everybody's Christmas crafts. We had lots of volunteers for the Christmas party. I think it will be fun. We would like to play "left, right, center" with fat quarters. If you have dice for this game, please bring them. And be sure to bring 5 fat quarters with which to play the game.

The workshop we had in November was small but mighty! The participants worked on a variety of projects and we had such fun encouraging one another. The leftovers from the workshop include some pre-bonded motifs with a Christmas theme.  They will be available to all Members at the December meeting.  Find the table and pick some out to use in your own decorations and for gift items you customize.  They are first-come, first-served and, best of all, free to members of the guild. See you at the Christmas Party!

PROGRAMS - Barb Pailloz

In January, Gini Cawood will be here to show you lots of ideas on English paper piecing.  Check out all the samples on the Programs table that you can sign up to do yourself.  We need to get your choices in as soon as possible so that the kits can be made up.
In February, Mark Sherman will be here with his remarkable stained glass class.  His workshop will be a day and a half.  This workshop will be open to Members only until the January meeting and then we will open it up to other Guilds.  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

Hi everyone, I know we are all busy running around preparing for the holidays, but if you still need some quilting ideas we will have the library tables set up during the luncheon.
Overdue books:
“Carolina Lily” - Linda Huggins
“Heritage Quilts” - Jane Hellwege
“American Beauties: Rose and Tulip Quilts” - Linda Huggins
“Successful Machine Quilting” - Margie Read
See you all in December! 

MEMBERSHIP - Libba Holmes, Julie Elder

We had 61 members at our November meeting at the Community Center, and it appeared that we filled every available chair!
Please remember to wear your name tags to our Christmas meeting on December 5.  Most importantly, after you take your food to the kitchen, please return to the Membership table and initial beside your name so that we know you are in attendance.  Doing so really helps our record-keeping.  
Looking forward to seeing you in December!

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!


Since we will have the Christmas Party on December 5, we won't have the Raffle Table.  Please keep Sally in your thoughts and prayers for successful knee surgery and a swift recovery!  


 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.  This will be our last opportunity in this calendar year to display our beautiful creations, so get that last binding stitched and bring your quilts to the church on Tuesday!  Please arrive in time to have your photo taken and to sign the Show and Tell list.

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