The Hall County Guild was officially organized as a non-profit organization in 1978 by a group of
Gainesville, Hall County ladies who were declared Friends of the Needle.
The aim of the guild was to revive and restore skills of the waning and lost art of quilting.
Membership activities included monthly meetings, visits with other guilds in the area,
quilt shows and demonstrations, organized quilt classes, viewing channel 8’s quilt lessons,
viewing rented films and participation in the annual Chastatee Regional Library Show.
Monthly meetings were held at the College Branch of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association.
A “Share-Show and Tell” fest began at 10:00 AM and continued after a bag lunch
until everyone decided to go home.
LIST OF HALL COUNTY QUILT GUILD PRESIDENTS
1978-1980 Kay Kesler 2003 Julie Monroe & Martha Griffin
1981-1982 Susie Lee 2004 Joyce Jones & Myra Taylor
1983 Thelma Nicholson 2005 Linda O’Donnell & Roxan Brown
1984-1985 Mary Lewis 2006 Marion Moore & Ginny Hendrix
1986-1987 Sandy Myers 2007 Ginny Hendrix & Nancy Folsom
1988 Ann Taylor 2008 Nancy Folsom
1989-1990 Sally Babcock 2009 Shirley Erickson & Fay Rawls
1991 Fran Dadisman 2010 Fay Rawls & Diana Carrillo
1992 Alice Crawford 2011 Diana Carrillo
1993-1994 Donna Dopheide 2012 Mary Colley & Mary Ann Cox
1995-1996 Joan Nickels 2013 Joan Garland & Diana Carrillo
1997-1998 Nancy Patchell 2014 Terry Powers & Denise Ulrich
1999 Florine Johnson & Alice Crawford 2015 – 2016 Jean Edwards & Peggy Johnson
2000-2001 Anne Smith
2002 Jean Leslie
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