PROGRAMS – 
Shari Ball Contact info: 
sball@plantationcable.net

We’ve been working to bring you all the latest and greatest quilting teachers and techniques. Additionally, this year we plan to reinstitute having a Member of the Month. 
 
Theresa Jackson Contact info: thjacks@gmail.com
Fees for Workshops: 

Unless otherwise stated, Member fee for all half-day workshops will be $25 and full day workshops are $50.  Kit fees will be charged in addition, as noted.   Your check for full payment will hold your spot. Signup sheets will usually be available 90 days in advance. 

Non-LOQG Members will pay an increased fee of $10 more than Members for a total of $35 for a half-day workshop, and $20 more than Members for a total of $70 for a full day workshop. Kit fees will be charged in addition, as noted.

See Class Enrollment Policy below.

Class Supply lists are included in or linked by each class listing.

Programs and Workshops for the current yeare are listed below.
Workshop Times:  

Routinely, Wednesday classes will start at 9:30 a.m..  We will plan on a 30 minute break for lunch, and then finish up around 4:00 p.m..  Tuesday afternoon classes will be from 1:30 p.m., and finish at 4:30 . If these times have to be changed, the starting and ending times will be posted with each class! 
Class enrollment:  Class enrollment is opened to Guild Members at the Guild Meeting held three months (90 days) before the class date.
If  seats are still available one month before the class, enrollment is then opened to Non-Members. Non-Members may request to be put on a waiting list for a specific class by sending an email to programs@loqg.org.  Be sure to include the class name and date, your name and email. You will be notified if  seats are available.

Refund Policy:  In order to receive a refund you must notify the Programs Chair two weeks prior to the class date. 



 
October's Program During the October Guild Meeting, Guest Speaker Joyce Daniel showed us a portion of her collection of beautiful Christening gowns and other garments made with delicate laces,tiny tucks and ruffles.  Joyce shared with the Guild a bit of her sewing history, beginning as a child and continuing into her college major at UGA and her Graduate degree in Education.  Joyce has taught many people to sew and quilt during her lifetime and remains active using her talents to serve others.  Joyce has participated in missions to teach sewing to women and girls in Peru.   Joyce told Guild Members and Visitors about the organization, "Threads of Love", whose Members make garments that are presented to bereaved parents of deceased Newborns. This Organization provides tiny hand-made garments available to 15+ different hospitals. They meet the 1st Wed. of the month at the Catholic Church across from Publix.  Joyce actively supports a group, "The Lydia Project", "a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit charity whose mission is to provide Cancer patients support for their financial and emotional needs ---." Please go to theLydiaproject.org to learn more about this organization and how you can become involved or help a friend going thru cancer treatment.  Joyce Daniel's contact info is as follows: mdaniel@plantationcable.net or phone 706 467-3652. She checks email often. 
All the Members who stayed for Joyce's class to learn heirloom sewing and  to make a pouch, completed theirs beautifully. Pattie Chapman plans to give hers to her daughter who is getting married soon, as her "something blue”. 


The handout Joyce provided, "Precious Petticoats, An Introduction to Heirloom Sewing", is available here.

Many Guild Members asked for a copy of the tender poem that Joyce read during her presentation. It is available below and can be downloaded here.

   "God grant that I may see the stitch
       until my dying day,
  And when my last short thread is clipped
      and scissors tucked away,
the work that I have done, live on,
      that other folk may see
the pleasure I have known Lord,
      from the skill you gave to me.
                      Author Unknown



 
November's Program On November 5,  there will be a Quilts of Valor presentation to 8 Veterans.  Members are asked to bring extra refreshments in anticipation of more Visitors for the QOV presentations.

PAINTED POINSETTIA PILLOW WORKSHOP - 
At 1 p.m., following the QOV Presentations, Jane Harding will teach a workshop for Painted Poinsettias.  Class Fee is $40, which includes the $15 kit cost.  Jane will provide all necessary supplies for the class.  If you failed to sign up for this class, please let Shari Ball know before 30 Oct in order to have sufficient kits available. 
December Christmas Luncheon for Members Only

 
January's Program -  On January 7, Jennifer McClanahan's presentation will include a trunk show of how fabric selection can make a traditional quilt look modern.  Following the meeting she will give a class on Needle-turn Appliqué.

 
February's Program -  On February 4, our own Kris Rulison and Carolyn White will give a presentation on Free Motion Quilting. 

 
March Program - On March 3, Sandy Gilreath will do a Trunk Show Presentation.  Possible topic, Living the Blue Life (Indigo).   Workshop following the Guild Meeting;  topic  to be announced.


 
April's Program - On April 7, Candace Hassen, Quilt Pattern Designer, will show us how to stay organized, get things finished and have fun doing it.  She will inspire us with her Trunk Show and tell us how she is Inspired.  Workshop to follow Guild Meeting; project TBA.


 
May's Program - On May 5, Challenge Chair, Cookie Noel, will preside over the big end-of-year Challenge Reveal.  Member Participants in the Green Challenge will present their Challenge creations.  Participants may choose to have their quilts  displayed in June at the Marlor Arts Center in Milledgeville. Details, including size specifications and potential ideas, are posted on the LOQG website here.



 
JUNE LUNCHEON - End of Guild Year Luncheon - Members Only

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