Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter    November 2018
The next Guild Meeting will be Nov 6, 2018 at Harmony Community Center.
In this issue:
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Shari Ball


October has flown by.  At our October Guild meeting we had a wonderful Show and Tell, tasty treat served by the Social committee, and outstanding program by the Pizza Girls and fun items from the Raffle Table.  Remember our Guild Meeting, November 6, will be held at the Harmony Community Center.  The Program Chairs have another great workshop scheduled for November 7 at the Lutheran Church.
 
Another thought:  You know the feeling you get when you complete all your UFOs  and your sewing room is tidy?  Me neither!  
 
Keep stitching!
 

SOCIAL - Kathy Sands & Gloria Pingry

Ah, Autumn is here!  As everyone knows, our November meeting will be at the Harmony Community Center so we won't be setting up our coffeepot.  We will have tea and finger foods.  A shout out to our November Volunteers- Rita Baker,Sue Garrett and Sally McKinley.
 
Next month will be our December luncheon.  So far we have 3 delicious soups.  Hoping at least 5 more chefs will volunteer their skills.  We will have the signup sheet for soups, light salads, breads and desserts at the meeting.  Thanks in advance for all of your support.


 
PROGRAMS - Kay Spors & Kay Dejno

 
What great fun we had with the “Pizza Girls”!  Pattie and Cindy charmed us with their Southern humor as they shared practical, helpful tips, beginning with fabric preparation, using tools and rulers and sewing perfect seams.  We are no longer intimated by curves, thanks to our new favorite tool, the stiletto.  I expect we will see lots of curves and 60 degree triangles in our Show and Tell quilts!

In November, Jenny Black and the Queen Bees will be teaching us how to sew the Waving Flag.  The class will be on Wednesday morning, November 7th from 9 am to noon.  The church will be open at 8:30 to set up your work stations.  Try to get there early so the workshop can begin soon after 9:00 am. 

20 people have signed up for the Barn Quilt Workshop on February 4, 2019.  We need your full payment this month so we can let Suzi Parron know how many boards she needs to prepare.  She will leave our boards with a friend in Atlanta as she travels through Georgia later this month.  This will save us shipping costs in February.  So please remember to bring your $70 check or cash to the November meeting. 

January workshop is Nancy Mahoney’s “Wild Waves.”  This will be a full day class on Wednesday, January 9, 2019; class fee is $50.  The foundation pattern papers will be available in class for $2.  This workshop is limited to 20 people.  Your payment will secure your spot.  We will open the workshop up to nonmembers on December 5th, the day after our Christmas party.
Be sure to watch the LOQG website Program section for all class supplies, and pertinent information.  We encourage everyone to pick a workshop or two and sign up.  It is important to have full participation in the workshops that are offered in order for us to continue to bring quality speakers for our meetings.   Professional Speakers are expensive and the workshop fees cover a large portion of the expense.  We have 4 professional Speakers scheduled this year but if we don’t get good participation in the workshops we will need to cut back next year.  We are open to suggestions and will strive to accommodate your ideas.  We are thankful to our Members who have agreed to bring us workshops this year.  If you are willing to teach a technique or pattern next year, please know that we would be happy to hear from you. 

The Quilting Retreat will be held on March 12 thru 15, 2019 at Little Ocmulgee State Park, McRae GA.  There is a $25 per person fee for supplies used during the Retreat.  The retreat is limited to 30 quilters.  There are spots still available.  12 rooms have been reserved at a cost of $89 per room/per night.  Rooms will be double occupancy (24 people).  More rooms may be reserved, as necessary.  Senior discounts are available.  Call the Lodge soon to reserve your room.  Be sure to tell them that you are with the LOQG Quilt Retreat group.  Website for Little Ocmulgee State Park is https://gastateparks.org/LittleOcmulgee.

 

LIBRARY - Carol McRae & Donna Blackwell 

The following books are due to be returned in November:
 
Donna Blackwell - “Attic Window Quilts with a View”
Kay Crane - “Bending Basics”  *
Kay Crane - “Fast Fun & Easy Scrapbook Quilts”
Kay Crane - “Inspiration Odyssey”
Susan Guss - “The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting”
Kaye Hlarty - “Two Hour Mini Quilt Projects
Linda Huggins - “Simply Successful Applique”  *
Carol McRae - “Easy Paper Pieced Keepsake Quilts”
Kay Spors - “Barn Quilts Am Quilt Trail Movement”
 
* Indicates Overdue


 

MEMBERSHIP - Margie Read & Kathy Henderson

Please welcome Martha Herb as a new Member to our Guild!  Janice Hahn visited us with Anne Hightower and we hope to have her come back and join us!  Currently, there are 87 active (paid) Members in the Guild.  If you have not paid your dues, please remember to bring a check for $25 to the November meeting.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the 6th!

 
WAYS AND MEANS - Kathryn Roper

Reminding Members about Auction in May:  When going through your donation items, please measure and mark size of fabric and put in clear bags.  We will accept only sewing and craft items this year.

 
 RAFFLE TABLE - Theresa Jackson & Anneleas Green

Don’t forget to bring some cash for raffle tickets. There is sure to be something you will want to win!

 

CHALLENGE PROJECT – Nancy Stafford
 
Keep in mind, the Challenge quilt theme is "Respect".  Quilted item can be any size or shape but must be a top, batting, backing and quilted. The due date will be announced later.


 

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