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


SOCIAL - Kathy Sands

I'm on my way to PJ's to pick up a peppermint latte with chocolate drizzle and whipped cream, trying to get into the Christmas spirit.  And yes, my sewing machine is calling my name!   I miss all the faces of my fellow quilters.  So, at this time of year when you're sitting around your Thanksgiving table, I join you in praying for those with you now and those we've lost.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Kathy Sands


 CO-VICE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Paula Tanner & Linda Hammock


Sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting are things we all look forward to as the weather cools and as the days grow shorter.  I'm finding that those memories of past holiday family gatherings are tugging at my heart.  Getting on in age and realizing that getting to this place in life,where I can look forward to the smiles and fun we have as a Guild, was worth the trip.  Thank you fo being a part of our gatherings. Join me in dreaming of our getting together once again and share our love of our craft.

As Always,
Paula Tanner

This Thanksgiving, and every day of the year, I am thankful for friends, family and neighbors.  I look forward to a day when we, our Guild members, will meet in person.

Stay earthy,
Linda Hammock


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



Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement on the 2021 Challenge Quilt.  We hope to have news to share at the January meeting.  Also, as soon as we are able to meet in person again, we will be presenting pins and ribbons for the "It's Not Easy Being Green" challenge.




Happy Holidays to you all. . . Thanksgiving is next week, Chanuka starts on the evening of December 10, then Christmas, and New Year’s. Hopefully, you are all staying safe during this season.  We are continuing to meet virtually at least through the year’s end. Here’s hoping that 2021 will be better and bring us back together in-person!

I want to thank Pattie Chapman for an excellent program in November! It was very humbling to me to become aware of all the good things coming from Quilts of Valor. She also did a presentation to the Milledgeville Kiwanis Club,  and the feedback was wonderful. We are so fortunate to have Pattie and her committee coordinating this wonderful project.

Josie Elsberg, Paula Tanner, Virginia Daly, Sally McKinley, and I met to review the budget and do a 2019/2020 self- audit. Thank you ladies for all your good work!

On a disppointing note, Ricky Timms has cancelled all programs for 2021 due to the COVID 19 situation. The program committee is on top of things and will continue to bring us great programs.

We still need a volunteer for the Ways and Means Committee.  Please consider leading this committee for our guild.

Please send prayers to Bobbie Rainey and Janet Blair over the loss of Bobbie’s husband/Janet’s husband. We need to be mindful of losses of members’ family members during this particularly difficult time. 

Don’t forget to send  in your dues to Kathy Henderson! We need each and every one of you!! Kathy’s address is 109 Okoni Lane, Eatonton,GA 31024


MEMBERSHIP - Kathy Henderson   

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!  We all have so much to be thankful for in our lives.  I am thankful for all the Guild members and the talents they share.  You inspire all of us to stretch ourselves with piecing, new patterns, free motion quilting, and different techniques.  I look forward to seeing everyone in person as soon as Covid-19 allows.  Until then, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and a very Merry Christmas.

Kathy Henderson


WAYS AND MEANS – Pat Gray, Former Chair

We are still waiting to draw the winning name for last year's raffle quilt. This will be done as soon as we are able to meet in person (hopefully soon).

We are still looking for someone to serve as Ways & Means Chairperson. This Committee handles fund raising projects for the Guild. 2021 is the year we typically have the Auction. If you are interested in serving on this Committee, please contact Cookie Noel.

 QUILTS OF VALOR - Pattie Chapman & Kay Dejno

Thank you for the wonderful response to our presentation at the November meeting. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to everyone!

PROGRAMS - Theresa Jackson & Sally McKinley

Our January presenter will be Bonnie Langenfeld, owner and designer at Landscapes in Fabric.  She will provide a presentation about her work and show the designs and techniques she has developed using raw edge appliqué and thread painting.  Her website is, and if you subscribe to her newsletter you will be able to download a free ebook about choosing the correct kinds of fabrics for realistic landscapes. 

January's workshop ("Old World Window") will be presented in two 3-hour sessions, on January 5th from 1-4, and on January 12th from 1-4. Both sessions will be via Zoom, the same link as all our Guild meetings. Kits for the workshop are $25.  Deadline to reserve your spot for this workshop is December 5th.  Please text (478) 288-0639 or email Theresa at, and send your $25 check to Virginia Daly.

Check out her website for some nice special offers, just for us!  Bonnie is offering a 25% discount (use code LOQG) to her online class, "Landscapes Starter", regularly $37.  And, her class "Two-Stitch Magic Flash Drive", which teaches all her stitching techniques with just 2 stitches, comes in it's own cute little album.  Use the code LOQG to get 25% off, regularly $30.


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

Beth DeMaille and Kaye Hlavaty will again present a virtual Show & Tell at the December meeting.  What have you been working on... Christmas quilts, ornaments, gifts?  Please send pictures of anything you'd like to share to no later than Monday, November 30th.



Our December meeting will again be held via Zoom.   Please plan to join us on Tuesday, December 1st at 10:00 am.  It's the same Zoom link as past meetings, but you will be receiving an email on Monday, December 1st with a meeting reminder and the link info.  

On behalf of your entire Board, we wish each and every one of you a joyous holiday season.  We've had a very challenging year, but remember all the blessings that we've experienced as well.


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