Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter 
JUNE 2021
In this issue:


RAFFLE TABLE - Sally McKinley

There will be no raffle table in June. I’m in the process of gathering - and shopping- for raffle table items. If you have an item that you no longer use (gently used) I do take donations! Our first raffle table will be in September. So bring your money!!!



Working with you to keep our guild thriving has been a joy this year. We've had good input from our members, and those ideas and encouragements have kept us all going in the right direction...toward a more normal existence. Hopefully June is the beginning of a more sane and fun experience for us all. I cannot envision a better time for me than having our members back and busily celebrating the art of quilting together. I just need some of that "old time show and tell" to end the guild year with a bang! 

Don't forget to sign up for a committee and to pay your dues for next year if you haven't already. The plans for our next guild year are beginning to come together. It appears we will have a great selection of activities in which to participate. Please join us in beginning another successful guild year to come.

I want to personally thank our current officers, board members and volunteers that have carried us through this tough time. They have never let down on the insistence that we strive to continue our guild spirit through it all. Congratulations on a job well done.


LIBRARY - Barbara Richardson and Karen Sapp

YES, the Library will be open for our June meeting.  Please stop by and see Barbara and Karen who will be manning the Library tables next year.

Here is a list of books that are due back.

Member Name                             Book Title                                                                Original Due Date
Kay Crane                 “Rectangle Pizzazz”*; “100 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks”*;                    Feb
                                  “Flip Flop Paper Piecing”*; “Modern Quilt Magic”*; “Strips & Curves”*
Sandy Grohs              “Perfect Piecing”*                                                                                  Feb
Linda Huggins            “Super Simple Strips”  *                                                                        Jan
Karen Vemuri             “Modern Quilt Magic”   *                                                                        Feb
Helen Anderson         “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail”                                            Mar
Donna Blackwell        “25 Ways to Sew Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes & Charm Packs”;                Mar
                                      “Fresh Fabric Treats”
Jane Harding              “Embellish Your Life with Sulky”                                                           Mar
Martha Herb                “Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting”                                                   Mar
Kay Spors                    “Addicted to Scraps”                                                                            Mar
Sonya Winterrowd       “Quilt Lovers Favorites, Vol 4”                                                              Mar
 * Indicates Overdue



Please bring your "It's Not Easy Being Green" quilts to the June meeting so we all can see the creativity and workmanship that went into this challenge.  

The current challenge, "Blessings of 2020" has been extended to September, so you will have the summer to work on your entry.  Put your creative mind to work and think of all the things that happened during our quarantine time... "blessings" are always present -- we just have to look for them!



Welcome back to in person meetings!! We will meet at the church on June 1! It will be so great to see everyone in person again. Bring your Show & Tell projects, including the  2020 Challenge. Many of you have been very productive. Depending on how many items we get, there may need to be a limit on how many things we show up front, but bring it on anyway and we will spread everything out so we can still see it all. 

It has been quite the year! This is my last message to you all as President. I am forever grateful for all the support I have received from the Board and the membership. It has been a most humbling experience. You have all hung in there with Zoom meetings and workshops. Thank you Kaye Hlavaty for letting us use your Zoom account. Thank you Theresa for the great job on programs. Thank you Geri for keeping me on track and keeping the communication flowing. Thank you Virginia for managing our books. Thank you Paula for continuing to participate in spite of vision challenges. Thank you Sally for a great retreat and to all those who contributed to the goodie bags. Thank you Patti for continuing with the Quilts of Valor projects and presentations. Thank you Kathy for maintaining our membership in trying times and Thank you Helene for working on updating our web site. There are many others in the Guild that have helped us to keep going.  Many organizations have not fared as well. We have prevailed because of all of you!
Please welcome our new slate for 2021-2022. Paula and her team have already been planning for the next year and it promises to be wonderful. We still have committee positions to fill so please step up!

MEMBERSHIP - Kathy Henderson   

I look forward to seeing all of you at the June meeting!  If you haven't already paid your dues for the 2021-2022 guild year, you may bring it to the June meeting. 

Happy quilting!


WAYS AND MEANS – Pat Gray, Former Chair

Since we're finally able to meet in person (hooray!), we are going to have the drawing for the raffle quilt.  If you haven't turned in your ticket stubbs, you can bring them to guild the day of the meeting.  If you can't attend the meeting, you can mail them to 


QUILTS OF VALOR - Pattie Chapman & Kay Dejno

We are more than half-way to our goal of 125 quilts for the Veteran's Home in Milledgeville to be presented in November.  Please bring to the June meeting any pillowcases you have made for this project.  And, there will be kits available for you to take home.  Let's hope that by September we have reached our goal!

PROGRAMS - Theresa Jackson

Thanks to everyone who participated in our virtual workshops this past year.  Although we had many challenges along the way, I think everyone will agree that we had some amazing instructors and projects.

The program lineup starting in September will be presented at our June meeting, and includes an array of lectures and workshops you won't want to miss.  We are still looking for a Programs Chairperson... since most of the work has been done and there are only a few meetings in the Spring that need to be booked, it will be an easy job.  See Paula Tanner or Jeanne Sewell if you'd like to help.


SHOW & TELL - Kaye Hlavaty

Finally!  It’s time to see your completed quilts up close and personal during our June meeting. If you submitted a picture of your quilt for a zoom meeting feel free to bring it to show in person. This first/last Show and Tell of the year will be very casual.  Just bring the quilts that you would like to show, lay them over the pews as usual, sign the sheet and wait for your turn to wow our members!  Due to the number of quilts expected, pictures will not be taken for Facebook.  Our more prolific quilters may want to space out their handiwork over several meetings so that we will continue to be amazed by your creativity and talent. See you in June!


It's been an amazing year, in spite of the many challenges we've all faced.  But, here we are, finally meeting in person in June.  What a terrific way to end this year!

Over the summer we will be transitioning to our new website.  There may be periods when the current website is "down", so please be patient.  Later this summer watch your emails for an announcement about a new "look" for LOQG!  Enjoy the summer!

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