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.