Welcome to the Lick Skillet Quilt Guild Website
We're so happy you have stopped by and are interested in our Lick Skillet Quilt Guild website! Browse around and see who we are and what we are all about! You'll find information about our meetings, quilt show, community service projects and other guild activities. If you are interested in joining us, we would love to have you! You're always welcome!
The Lick Skillet Quilt Guild's focus is to promote an appreciation of the art of quilting; to share knowledge about quilts and quilting; and, to perform community service projects. We are a non-profit organization open to anyone interested in quilts or quilting.
We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at Friendship Community Center, 2930 Friendship Road, Oxford, Alabama. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments and fellowship from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Membership is open to anyone willing to pay the annual dues. Dues are $25.00 for regular members, $20.00 for senior citizens and $15.00 for youth members. Members are encouraged to attend meetings, work on guild committees and participate in guild activities and quilt shows.
Being a member has numerous advantages. When we have local or national teachers come to teach us new techniques or when we plan trips such as the Annual Greater Atlanta Shop Hop, members have space priority and often discounted rates to attend. We also have projects, challenges and demonstrations as well as other guild events where members can share and learn techniques, patterns and make wonderful friends!
In the summer of 2008, a group of women, led by Carolyn Davis and Shannon Howard, met to discuss their interest in forming a quilt guild in Oxford, Alabama. They decided there were enough quilters interested to set up a meeting which was held in November 2008. The attendance at that meeting and the number of quilters in the area gave a good indication that a guild could be formed and potentially be successful. The group thought that it would be in their best interest to promote the idea in the area and have another meeting in December. The women worked to advertise the meeting by placing flyers in some of the local businesses and the city library inviting local quilters to attend. The decision was made to form the Lick Skillet Quilt Guild and the first official meeting was held at the Friendship Community Center in Oxford in January of 2009 with 26 potential members attending. The guild was formed and by-laws and a constitution were written and adopted and the members who joined became charter members.
The guild was formed as a non-profit organization. Our objectives, as set forth in the bylaws, is to promote an appreciation of the art of quilting, share knowledge about quilts and quilting, and, to perform community service projects in the local communities. Our additional goals of sharing in quilting skills, past history of quilting, and learning new techniques, are reached through workshop opportunities as well as outside speakers.
Today our membership continues to grow as well as our focus on quilting which has been obvious to the communities through our Meals-On-Wheels placemats, lap quilts for nursing home residents, chemo caps and wraps for cancer patients, purchased a refrigerator for the Oxford Senior Center, Christmas Stocking Program and other projects. The guild also participated in a Quilts of Valor quilt project where all beds were covered at the new Veteran’s Administration home in Pell City, Alabama.
LSQG has created an opportunity quilt in the years of 2010, 2011 and 2012 with chances sold and the proceeds used to purchase material for community service projects for each upcoming year. The ideas and dedication of the members, as well as guild membership has continued to grow since 2009.