HCQG History

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 Chestatee 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.

To see Show-N-Tell photos click here.

Gainesville Times Dec 2014


1978-1980 Kay Kesler

1981-1982 Susie Lee

1983   Thelma Nicholson

1984-1985  Mary Lewis

1986-1987  Sandy Myers

1988  Ann Taylor

1989-1990  Sally Babcock

1991  Fran Dadisman

1992  Alice Crawford

1993-1994  Donna Dopheide

1995-1996  Joan Nickels

1997-1998  Nancy Patchell

1999  Florine Johnson & Alice Crawford

2000-2001  Anne Smith

2002  Jean Leslie

2003  Julie Monroe & Martha Griffin

2004  Joyce Jones & Myra Taylor

2005  Linda O’Donnell & Roxan Brown

2006  Marion Moore & Ginny Hendrix

2007  Ginny Hendrix & Nancy Folsom

2008  Nancy Folsom

2009  Shirley Erickson & Fay Rawls

2010  Fay Rawls & Diana Carrillo

2011   Diana Carrillo

2012   Mary Colley & Mary Ann Cox

2013   Joan Garland & Diana Carrillo

2014  Terry Powers & Denise Ulrich

2015- 2016   Jean Edwards & Peggy Johnson

2017  Roxan Brown & Becky Bicknell

2018  Roxan Brown & Jenny Thomas

2019 Jenny Thomas & Margaret Johnson

2020 Margaret Johnson & Joyce Pinson