Lake Oconee Quilt Guild - Newsletter June 2014
REMINDER: The June Guild Meeting is on Tuesday, June 3, 9:30 a.m. at the Lutheran Church, our usual place and time! Come early if you are bringing a Challenge Quilt that will need to be displayed!

In this issue:

• Library
• New Member Bio
• President's Message
• Programs
• Quilt-Fest 2014
• Raffle table
• Social
• Special Notices
• Special Projects
• Ways and Means

WAYS and MEANS - Libba Holmes

Raffle Quilt Drawing on June 3! Who will win?

Please make sure to bring your ticket stubs with you to our June luncheon if you have not already turned them in. If you wish to purchase more tickets to increase your chances of winning this stunning quilt, the Ways and Means Committee has a few tickets left, which we'll bring to the luncheon.

Thank you to everyone for making our raffle quilt ticket sale successful. From our profits this year we are donating $1000 to First Call Pregnancy Center and $1000 to Circle of Love. These two charities support women and families in Georgia's Lake Country area. You are an awesome group of quilters, and the Ways and Means Committee greatly appreciates all of your enthusiastic support. REMEMBER THOSE TICKET STUBS on June 3 and GOOD LUCK to everyone!


June is here, the end of another quilt Guild year. Who would have thought it would go by so quickly! Looking back, we've had a very good year and even managed a few laughs along the way.

The quilt show was a lot of work, but was a huge success. I'm sure everyone was very happy with the show; I know I was! I'd like to say a special thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make sure that the show was a success.

We've had some very interesting classes, and we've all had an opportunity to learn a lot. My favorites were with Staci Michelle; I had fun making pillows using her application method. I sent a set to Hawaii for my daughter; she loves them!. The Tuffet Class was also a very fun class and almost everyone ended up with a finished tuffet at the end of the class. I have coffee with my feet up on my tuffet every morning! If the quilts presented in Show and Tell are any measure, everyone has had a successful quilting year.

I would like to say thank you to the entire Guild for giving me the honor of being your president this past year. I know we've had some hiccups along the way, but overall everything has worked out well and I'm proud of my year as president. I'd like to thank my Board for all the hard work they've done to make sure that everything worked well during the year.

I look forward to next year and know that Mary Ellen and her Board will do a wonderful job for the Guild. I hope you all have a wonderful Summer and do a lot of quilting. See you all in September!

New Guild Member Biography -Paula Tanner

I am an Atlanta native and have lived in 13 different cities in Georgia. My BS in Education, with an Art Minor, was earned at Georgia Southern in Statesboro, GA. My Masters in Education is from Mercer University in Macon, GA. I worked as a freelance graphic artist for 20+ years and taught school for 2 years. Finally I was an Associate Broker in real estate sales for 26 years until retirement in 2009.

I have been creating textile arts all of my life and fell joyfully into quilting in 1966 when expecting my first child. I consider myself a 'closet quilter', but in 2012 I was featured as a Georgia Gem and showed my quilts at the Georgia Quilt Council Convention in Dawsonville, GA. I entered a quilt in a competition for the first time in 2013. My entry received a Staff Choice ribbon at the Sewing EXPO's Georgia Quilt Show in the Cobb Galleria.

I spend anywhere from 40 to 80 hours a week purchasing materials, designing and constructing quilts and other textile projects. When travelling, I visit quilt shops along the routes I take and have attended many major shows and lectures since 2001. Art is my passion and quilting makes me happy

SOCIAL - Susan Garrett

Members who signed up for the June Luncheon, remember this is a sign up event as lunch is being catered. Bring your appetites!

Also, bring your bonnets, any hat you want to wear, just for fun. They will be judged for prettiest, most creative, and most fun. Let's all participate and have a good time.

Thank you to all the ladies who contributed to snacks this year and helped to make our year a pleasant one.

RAFFLE TABLE - Gloria Chandler

The Raffle Table in June has been pre-empted by other festivities, i.e., the catered luncheon!

QUILT-FEST 2014 - Kay Spors

Rick Spors has created a video DVD from our Quilt-Fest 2014. The DVD is 18 minutes long and will play in any DVD player or computer just like any DVD movie.

The DVD includes:

1. A time-lapse sequence of pictures (each one taken every 30 seconds) covering the set-up of Festival Hall on Thursday
2. A time-lapse sequence of pictures (each one taken every 30 seconds) covering the first few hours after the doors were opened on Friday
3. A picture of every quilt submitted by members for display (including the member name and any ribbons awarded)
4. Pictures of all the vendors
5. Pictures from around the hall, including Registraton, Bake Sale and Boutique areas
6. A list of all Committee Chairwomen and their responsibilities
If you would like a copy of the DVD, please send a $10 check, which includes sales tax and shipping, to PC & Tech Help, 1111 Parrotts Cove Road, Greensboro, GA 30642

Or if you have or want a PayPal account, just click on the link below which will take you to PayPal where you can send the payment electronically.

Click here to Send Payment via PayPal (This link goes directly to PayPal)

If this link doesn’t work, go to your PayPal and send the payment to If you have any questions about the DVD please call Rick Spors at 706-347-2478.

LIBRARY - Virginia Daley

The following Members have books to be returned:

  •Sandra Grohs "Quick Quilts From the Heart"
•Rita Baker "Attic Windows Quilts With a View"
• Susan Guss "Lots of Scraps - It's Time to Quit""
• Annette Lenahan "Magic Stack-n-Whack Quilts"
• Annette Lenahan "Stack-n-Whackier Quilts"
• Alice Smith "The Quilted Garden"
• Fay Story "Super Simple Strips"
• Fay Story "Focus on Florals"
• Fay Story "Quilting With Precuts & Shortcuts""
• Carol McRae "Machine Quilting Made Easy"
Books can be checked out over the Summer, to be returned on September 2, 2014.. The fee is only $2.00. Don't forget, bring in those blades that need sharpening.


For a list of the Guild Library's books click here.


PLEASE NOTE: Wanda Wilson would appreciate donation of red, green, white and light colored buttons of the two or four-hole variety. These will be used to make Christmas ornaments for charity.

REMINDERS If you have anything that needs to be on the Agenda for the June Guild Meeting, please e-mail as soon as possible.

For the convenience of our Guild Members, the LOQG will now be able to take credit card payments for class fees and membership dues.


The Challenge is on and about 30 entries will be displayed on Tuesday, June 3rd at the Guild Meeting. You will take one ballot and write your favorite number and place into the ballot box. There will one grand winner and two other winners.

Quilts are to be delivered to the church on Monday, June 2nd, between 9 and 11:30am. We would greatly appreciate your help in putting up the stands and hanging the quilts.

Two other Block Challenges will be collected on Tuesday, June 3rd. The 9 1/2" square for the Houston Show - any colors, star motif; and the second is the Hearth and Home block for Quilts of Valor, red, white, blue and gold colors allowed.

Gina and I wish to thank each of you for your support during our year with Special Projects; the Art Show, Challenge Quilt and Challenge Blocks and Quilts of Valor.

We will see you next year as "Strippers go Wild!

Thank you.

Quilts of Valor - Mary Ellen Shannon and Pam Parrish

QOV - Ladies, you did it. Thank you for all your hard work,
donations of fabric, completion of kits, and faith that
we can make a difference. We were able to construct 8 Quilts of Valor
this year. Quite an accomplishment! It feels good to give back to
those who risked all for our freedom.

PROGRAMS - Terri Taylor and Jane Hellwege

We’ve added more great things to our sewing basket. We can’t wait to see what kind of items will be found in your baskets!

Next year’s programs are coming together. We’ll have Nancy Mahoney and Gail Garber and many more exciting guests.

Happy quilting!

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