Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter    April 2018
REMINDER: The next Guild meeting is Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018.
In this issue: PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Carolyn Wren

 After a very good program from Mary Kay Mouton, her workshop was a great opportunity to learn all about paper piecing.  I hope all who were interested were able to take advantage of excellent instructions.
Our Guild year is coming to a close and I am happy to say we have almost a full roster of Officers for next fiscal year.
President - Shari Ball
Vice-president - Mary Ellen Shannon
Secretary - Pattie Chapman
Treasurers - Josie Elsburg & Rita Baker
Membership - Margie Read & Kathy Henderson
Ways and Means - Kathryn Roper
Special Projects Chairman - _________
Social - Kathy Sands & Gloria Pingry
Show & Tell - Barbara Callahan & Sue Garrett
Raffle Table - Theresa Jackson & ________
Library - _________
We will vote at the May meeting and install Officers during the June meeting.


 “HANGING BEAUTIES” STEPHEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART - Everyone should have received a postcard regarding the STMA/LOQG Quilt Show. Remember the opening is Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 6to 8pm. The reception is complimentary to each of you, plus one guest. The show runs from April 5th - June 2nd, with the Museum open from 11- 4 Tues-Sat. Price of admission after the reception is $5.00; $3.00 for Seniors. All Guild Members who wear name tags will have free admission. The museum was assured that our membership would assist in providing savory and sweet finger foods for the reception on the 5th. The museum is providing the beverages. PLEASE let me know what you plan to bring to the reception (on your own plate) - at the Guild Meeting on the 3rd or by email to A sign-up sheet for the Raffle Quilt table and the show docents will again be available at the April 3rd Guild Meeting. The night of the reception has been filled. We now need more people for the May4th and May 5th Madison Tour of Homes weekend. The shifts are just 2 hours. Mary Ellen Shannon will have the sign-up board. Each participant in the show will have received an email from Mary Ellen Shannon, reminding you of the April 3rd drop off of quilts at the Guild Meeting and instructions We want to thank all of you who have volunteered your quilts, your refreshments and your time to the "Hanging Beauties Quilt Show for 2018. We encourage ALL Members to support the ONE fund raiser for the Guild this year - the gorgeous Raffle Quilt and the virtually free-to- the-Guild Quilt Show.
Linda Huggins, Chairman, Mary Ellen Shannon, Kay Spors and Kay Dejno
PROGRAMS - Barb Pailloz

Jan Cunningham will be here this month with 50 of her quilts.  Jan has won many awards in local and national shows and her work has been published in magazines and the AQS Calendar.  Her favorite technique is Sharon Shamber’s machine applique.  Jan’s lectures are always entertaining.
Next month, we will host Bonnie Hunter.  I have her patterns available for the workshops.  You can pick yours up at the Program table so that you can have your pieces cut before the workshop.
I look forward to seeing all of you at these two programs.


LIBRARY - Kathy Sands & Jenni Black

Welcome to Spring!  We have some new additions to our library thanks to donations and one purchase.
"Smash your Precut Stash!"
"25 Ways to sew Jelly Rolls,Layer Cakes and Charm Packs";
"Fresh Fabric Treats";
"Layer Cake Recipe Book";
"Modern Quilt Magic"
Books due back:
"Still Stripping"- Anneleas Greene
"Dancing With Thread"- Theresa Jackson
"Adventures With Leaders and Enders"- Kay Crane
"Doodle Quilting"- Kay Spors
"Machine Freehand Patterns"- Kay Spors
"Flip-flop Paper Piecing "- Chandler Pike
"Easy Quilts"- Millicent Zamirowski
"Simply Successful Applique"- Chloe Harper *
"The Ultimate Guide To Machine Quilting"- Susan Guss *
Overdue *
Thank you!


MEMBERSHIP - Libba Holmes, Julie Elder

We were delighted to welcome a new Member, Jane DelVitto, to our Guild in March.   Jane brings our Membership total to 112.  We had 63 people, including two Visitors, signed in at our meeting. 
When you sign in at the membership table, please double check your information, especially if you have noted changes previously.  We are trying to make sure we have updated everyone before the Summer break so that you will receive any information that is sent out by either e-mail or snail mail.  Also be sure to go to the website occasionally or look on our Facebook page for updates and information.  If you do not remember the user name or password, come by the membership table and we will give it to you.  Newer Members will see these posted in your notebook, but those who have been Members for a long time may need a reminder.  
Thank you again for remembering your name tags!   It really helps all of the new members who have joined since Christmas become familiar with who’s who in the guild.  
Hope to see everyone at our next meeting on April 3.
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! W
e still have 43 packets that haven't been picked up.  We have collected $1,828.00 so far.  I would like to remind Members that, after March, I will be using these tickets for the quilt show at the Steffens Thomas Museum of Art.  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

Connie Lord plans to donate some very nice fabric for this month’s Raffle Table.  You can't miss this opportunity to win quality fabric and other quilting notions!  Bring your extra dollars! See you all at the April Meeting!


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