Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter   
January 2019
The Guild Meeting will be Tues, Jan. 8th, at the Lutheran Church.
In this issue: PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Shari Ball

I hope everyone has/had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Once again, the calendar is playing games with our Guild.  The Guild will meet January 8, 2019 at the Lutheran Church.
I will not be there, but we have at least 3 past Presidents who will be there and they have assured me all will go smoothly.  I have not started my Challenge Quilt; the theme is “RESPECT”, but I am planning and hope to begin cutting fabric soon.   I hope we have a large group of participants.  Please read the newsletter and all the web links included.  I will see you all on February 5th.


SOCIAL - Kathy Sands & Gloria Pingry

Many thanks to all our talented Members for a delicious Christmas luncheon!  The soups soothed us, the salads, breads, and desserts tickled our palates, and seeing everyone just warmed our hearts.
We will be serving coffee at our January meeting and, if anyone has any leftover treats, please bring them to share.  Our January resolutions start after the meeting.
Happy New Year to all; see you onJan. 8.

PROGRAMS - Kay Spors & Kay Dejno

There are still outstanding workshop fees for people who have signed up for Nancy Mahoney’s January workshop and February’s Barn Quilt workshop.  Please remember to stop by the Programs Table to see if you are signed up for either of these workshops and still owe us money! 
We will also begin signups for Donna Jacoby’s workshop in March.  The project will be the One Leaf Judy Niemeyer table runner or placemats.  Please visit the Programs table for details on all upcoming workshops.
We hope you enjoyed last year's Programs and Workshops and plan to participate in the coming Guild Year.  Thank you to the two Members who have volunteered to teach a free-motion quilting workshop.  We will try to schedule this for October 2019.  Please let us know if you have any other suggestions for next year!


LIBRARY - Carol McRae & Donna Blackwell 

The following books are due to be returned in January.  This list is the same as in the November and December Newsletters since books were not available at the Community Center 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 Hlavaty- “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

Forty-four Members attended the December Christmas Luncheon.
Absolutely delicious food and drink were served and we enjoyed plenty of laughs!
We wish everyone a Happy New Year!


RETREAT 2019  -  Kay Dejno
I would like to direct your attention to the Retreat 2019 information provided on the website.  
A thorough list of supplies Participants will need is provided at the highlighted link on that page. The link will remain there until after the Retreat in March.  For your convenience, the Retreat Supply List link is also provided here.
 QUILTS OF VALOR - Pattie Chapman

December was an active month.  We had four requests for quilts and are awaiting a scheduled presentation date for those.

Even more exciting news is that our Guild was selected for a funds distribution of $200.  I applied for this new program in October. One hundred eighty (180) applications were accepted from 41 states.  In the end, 81 groups were selected.  These funds can be used for the purchase of fabric, batting, tools, shipping expenses, and other supplies to create Quilts of Valor.  The funds will help our group greatly since most materials in these quilts are donated.  We would like to continue to receive donations and we would like to thank our Long Arm Quilters for all the time and materials they have donated.
We especially thank Linda Huggins who donated over 127 yards of patriotic material.  What a wonderful donation!



The Challenge Project, "Respect", due at the last meeting of the year, will be judged in two categories: Bed or Wall Hanging sized and Miscellaneous items.  Remember that any size and interpretation is welcome.  We hope to see what "respect" means to the Members who enter. 


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