Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter 
OCT 2020 
In-Person Meetings are postponed until further notice, pending Lutheran Church availability.
In this issue:

SOCIAL - Kathy Sands


Websters Dictionary lists "social" as coming together in pleasant companionship.  Well, here I am drinking a cup of coffee, sitting at my sewing machine table, feeling unsociable.  I miss you all, fellow quilters.  I need to smell that coffee, taste those yummy treats everyone brings in, and smile back at every smile.  I'm waiting, as you all are, for that day, hopefully not too far away.  But for now, stay healthy, stay happy and stay quilting!



Your Vice President is so looking forward to the smiles, fun activities and friendship we have all been blessed to share over the years together.  Hopefully we'll soon be able to experience that again.  Your Board is working toward a full slate of committee chairs, so help if you can.  We still need to fill Ways and Means and Library. It is a rewarding and enjoyable activity to serve on our Board which gives benefits to your fellow members.  There are plans in the works for a full schedule of events, and there have to be more than a few items to share with us all.  I've reviewed the By Laws and will be checking as we proceed to be sure we adhere to them as closely as allowed by outside restrictions.  I can't wait to hear "come on down" from our President.  As always, Paula Tanner.

LIBRARY - Carol McRae & Donna Blackwell (Former Chairs) 

Note: We are leaving the list of books Members have at home just as a reminder.
Books Due  when next we meet:

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


It’s Not Easy Being Green 

There is still time to email your vote to Cookie Noel  (  The deadline has been extended to October 1, so if you haven't already voted, this is a great time to take a few minutes and click on Challenge Quilt.  Scroll down and see all the entries.  Email cookie with the quilt number you choose.   Winners will be announced on Oct 6.  Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.



Thank you to everyone who made our last meeting a success by attending!  Thanks again to Kaye Hlavaty for making her Zoom account available for our meeting.  While Zoom is not as good as meeting in person, it is a way for all of us to stay safe.  On the plus side, several members who were out of state were able to join us.  Theresa will fill us in on the October meeting which is featuring Karen Montgomery of Creative Grids fame.

Pattie Chapman will continue our tradition of a Quilts of Valor program in November.  It is always a special event where we can appreciate and honor our veterans.  She does a wonderful job putting it all together.

The challenge projects are wonderful!  Voting has been extended to October 1, so please get your votes in so we can announce winners at our October meeting.  I will be ordering pins for all who submitted an entry, so we are all winners!  When we are able to meet in person again, we will have a special Show and Tell so you can see all entries up close and personal.  Our Guild is made up of some of the most creative and generous people I know.  You all make me feel so humble and inspired.

Please keep Jean Godwin in your thoughts and prayers.  She is battling lung cancer.  She is a special lady and was my first quilting friend I met when I moved to Georgia years ago.

MEMBERSHIP - Kathy Henderson   

It was great to see everyone at our September Zoom meeting!  So many beautiful quilts during Show and Tell!  Thirty of our 99 members have paid annual dues for the 2020-2021 year.  Please continue to send your check payable to Lake Oconee Quilt Guild or LOQG for $25 to me.

Kathy Henderson
109 Okoni Lane
Eatonton, GA. 31024

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in October.  Enjoy our beautiful weather!

WAYS AND MEANS – Pat Gray, Former Chair

Since we will not be able to have our regular guild meetings yet, we have decided for now to postpone the Raffle Quilt drawing. Please let all ticket-holders know that we plan to hold the drawing at our first in-person meeting.  Ticket stubs may be turned in on that day. 


 QUILTS OF VALOR - Pattie Chapman & Kay Dejno

We have been on hiatus since March.  However, we were able to present three quilts since then.  I will be calling all the recipients who were scheduled before Covid for possibly a group presentation in a local park.

For Veteran's Day I will be putting together a slide show of all the presentations our Guild chapter has made in past years.  It will be a great walk down memory lane!

We are set on quilts for a while, but we do need pillow cases.  Since we don't know when our next in-person meeting will be, I can arrange for the cases to be picked up.

There was a very nice article on QOV in the September/October issue of Lakelife Magazine.  Thank you Kay Dejno for organizing our group in my absence.  The article outlined the presentation of the quilt we presented to Henry Ames and gave a brief summary of the history of QOV.  If you have not seen the article, you can view it by clicking here.

PROGRAMS - Theresa Jackson & Sally McKinley

Our presenter for our October Zoom meeting will be Karen Montgomery.  She will teach her Scrappy Quilt Lecture with trunk show slide presentation.  Unfortunately, there will not be a workshop.

Karen has graciously offered to provide her lecture free of charge to Guild members.  You can support Karen by making a purchase at her Etsy shop.  Simply search for Karen Montgomery on the Etsy site.

SHOW & TELL VIA ZOOM - Kaye Hlavaty & Beth De Maille 

Show and Tell was a "virtual" success at our last meeting!  If you have pictures of your creations for this month's Show and Tell, please send them to no later than October 2.  You will be able to describe your items as the pictures are shown.  Come on now!  We know you've been busy and we want to see!

The October meeting will again be held via Zoom.  Mark your calendar for October 6 at 10:00 am.
  The Zoom link is and the Passcode is 123456. No mask required!  Again, thank you to Kaye Hlavaty for sharing her Zoom link.

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