Lake Oconee Quilt Guild Newsletter 
MAY 2020 
The Next Meeting is scheduled for Tues, Sep 1, 2020, at the Lutheran Church.
In this issue:

SOCIAL - Kathy Sands & Gloria Pingry


Here I am, sitting at my kitchen table having a cup of coffee. Of course, that's why I'm part of Social, I missed that cup of coffee. But more than that, I miss seeing all my fellow Quilters at our monthly meetings. So, I hope by September we will all be together again. We will start with a bang and have our “Welcome-back Brunch” at the September meeting.  The Board will pitch in to bring some mouthwatering delights, but we will need everyone's help; quiches, casseroles, deviled eggs, muffins and croissants, the more the better.
A follow-up email will be sent to all Members, sometime in August, just as a reminder. So, my cup of coffee is almost done. Thanks for a great year being your 'Social'. 




I pray that this Newsletter finds each of you healthy and happy!  This has certainly been a period of adjustment as we found ourselves cooking more and shopping less; at least I have.  I have also been able to start the practice of Yoga, walk or hike every day, play games via Zoom with my children and, of course, spend more time in my sewing room.
The Board was able to meet via Zoom to make plans for when we are able to gather again.  It was decided to wait until September to finish up the current year AND to begin next year.  We are calling it “Clean Up and Start Up!”  The plans for the meeting on September 1 are:

  • 9:30 - Arrive with food items for brunch and challenge quilts for display.  Also, turn in all raffle quilt tickets that you have.
  • 9:45 -  Enjoy brunch; view and vote on challenge quilts.
  • 10:30 - Begin the meeting.  The meeting agenda will include the drawing for the raffle quilt winner; awarding of the challenge ribbons; regular business, including committee reports; and a super Show and Tell!  We will also vote on the 2020-2021 Board so that they can start the “new” Guild year in October.  See the list of Nominee names included in this Newsletter and consider this as the report of the Nominating Committee.

Several other decisions were made at our Board meeting.  One is that there will be albums created on our Guild Facebook account for our Members to post pictures of their quilt finishes for the months of April, May, June and July.  Please go into Facebook, find the album for the corresponding month, and post pictures.  If you don’t have a FB account, ask a friend to post it on their FB page for you, or send a photo by e-mail to Linda Hammock to post for you on the LOQG page.   This way, we get to see what is being worked on, even if it is given away before the September meeting.  If you still have the quilt in September, by all means, bring it to the meeting for Show and Tell even if you posted it on Facebook.

The Speakers and workshops for next year look awesome!  Start planning now to attend every meeting because you definitely don’t want to miss out on anything.

Until September………..


LIBRARY - Carol McRae & Donna Blackwell 

Books Due in September:

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 

Hopefully, you all have finished your projects.  If not, you have a reprieve until September at the earliest!  We will vote on them at the next meeting and award pins later to all who have submitted their projects.  Allied Arts is closed until at least Fall, so we can reschedule the exhibit once we are reopened.



I am profoundly grateful for all who have volunteered for Officers for the 2020-2021 Guild year.
Here is what we have so far:

President: Cookie Noel
Vice-President: Paula Tanner
Secretary: Geri Wires
Technical Support:  Becky Kercado
Treasurer: Virginia Daley
Programs: Theresa Jackson and Sally McKinley
Membership: Cathy Henderson and Nancy Stafford
Ways and Means: Vacant
Special Projects: Cate Wells
Social: Vacant
Show and Tell: Kaye Hlavaty and Beth DeMaille
Raffle Table: Gloria Chandler and Sonya Winterrowd     
Library: Vacant

Please consider filling the empty positions.  The current Board is willing to help you get oriented to the positions so you are not flying blind.  I would like to schedule a virtual meeting later in the Summer.  Stay tuned!

A special thank you goes to Linda Hammock for helping us to stay in touch as we “self-distance”.  Thanks to her, we are not so isolated.

I want to thank Kaye and the other Board Members for being so warm, welcoming, and helpful to me. I love all of you ladies!!


MEMBERSHIP - Kathy Henderson & Becky Kercado

We miss all our Members and look forward to seeing you in September!  Since we will not be meeting until then, please forward your annual dues of $25 for the 2020-2021 Guild year to:
 Kathy Henderson, 109 Okoni Ln, Eatonton, GA 31024. 
Thank you!

WAYS AND MEANS – Pat Gray & Martha Herb

The drawing for the Raffle quilt will be held at our September meeting.  Please remember to fill out your ticket stubs and turn them in then, if you haven't already done so. If you have sold tickets to friends, please let them know that the drawing will be in September, rather than June as printed on the tickets. 
Please remind anyone who purchased $10 worth of Raffle tickets that they are invited to attend the Brunch and to notify the Social Committee that they will attend.
Have a good Summer; see you in September!


 QUILTS OF VALOR - Pattie Chapman

As with all other events not going on, we are not presenting any more quilts until Fall.  We have 8 receptions which I have contacted.  I thought perhaps we could do presentations outside from the front porch.  However, this idea did not go over with some of the 8 people who wanted to have family at the presentations, so they will wait.  One man is a WWII Veteran but he is ill at this time and his wife doesn’t want to do the presentation at this time.
We will, however, have a Veteran’s Day group presentation as we did last year and the year before at our November meeting. The November meeting date is also Election day, therefore, we will have to find another venue for our meeting since the Lutheran Church is a polling place.  We have time to do this and we will notify everyone.
Thank you all for a great year.  We presented 12 quilts from October to the beginning of March.  If we would have continued to the present time we would have presented 20 quilts.  We are a busy group!
Thank all of you who have contributed by donating fabric, quilting time, making tops and pillow cases, donating money for fabric, attending the quilt sewing groups, and for your enthusiasm!  I am hoping that we can have another great year to honor these men and women who have served our country to preserve our freedom.  
Be safe, and if you are well and without health issues, be socially responsible and GET OUT THERE AND LIVE!

PROGRAMS - Shari Ball and Theresa Jackson

We will not have a Guest Speaker for September.  We will have installation of Officers for the new Guild Year and we will enjoy a delicious Brunch. We will have the much-anticipated drawing for the Raffle Quilt!  Members will have many finished projects that will be shown during our Show and Tell and also the completed works for the Challenge (Green).
We have exciting plans for the 2020-2021 Guild Year, so do not miss a Guild meeting. We have a full line up of programs:
October- Karen Montgomery; November-QOV presentations; December - Luncheon; January - Bonnie Langenfeld;
February -Candace Hassen; March - Donna Jacoby; April - Timna Tarr; May - Beth DeMille; June Luncheon.

See you all in September!
RAFFLE TABLE - Anneleas Greene & Sonya Winterrowd

You have probably missed out on a lot of shopping in the past extended period of isolation and social distancing!  We can help you with that problem!  Bring your quarters and dollars and invest them in your quilting stash!  We have more interesting items that you probably need!  See you at the Raffle Table!

This is a reminder to Members that websites and patterns for Masks have been posted to our Members Only page on the website.  Also, Kaye Hlavaty has requested that those of you who are making masks, please keep a count of the number of masks that you sew to be donated to various organizations in need. Our special thanks to Nancy Mahoney for her donation of many yards of beautiful fabrics to be used for masks.  Albums for posting Member Show and Tell quilts have been created on the LOQG FB page.  Look for them there and add your own creations!


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