Thursday, May 18, 2017

May Meeting -- 5/18/17

Good Morning,

Sorry for the late arrival of this email. We are having our meeting tonight and it should be a good one. Kathy Brown of Teachers Pet is doing our program. She will talk about her career as a quilter, pattern designer and book author. She will also show us some of her wool embroidery that will be included in her new book not yet released. I can't wait.  

We will also discuss this years Kaleidoscope of Quilts to be held in August.

We had such a good time at our last Just Do IT to Gautier, MS, Slidel and Abita Spring that some of us want to do it again. Lunch at the Shed is not to be missed. If only we were all rich instead of beautiful!

Attached are the minutes from our last mtg.  Please review them if you get a chance.

Looking forward to tonight, Sharon

SSQG Minutes -- 4/20/17

Sassi Strippers Meeting Minutes – April 20, 2017
Minutes taken by Cheryl A.


1. President (Sharon H.) called the meeting to order at 6:41 p.m.

2. Sign in, Welcome to two guests, Andrea Goettert and Ann Gibbons.

3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept
a. Motion made by Elsie H.
b. Motion seconded by Merlene L.
c. Accepted by membership? Yes

4. Reports of officers
a. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.)
i. Beginning balance $1143.66
ii.Deposits $12.00
iii.Expenditures $91.49
iv Ending balance $1052.17
v Motion to accept
a Motion made by Mynan G.
b.Seconded by Pam T.
c.Accepted by membership? Yes

b. VP/Programming (Mynan) – Daisy Comeaux tonight. Kathy Brown will join us in May to talk about wool and punch needle.
Mynan shared what the Mystery Quilt should look like so far and passed out instructions for Step 2.

c. Secretary (Becky F.) – absent. Minutes were sent out.

d. Historian/Blog Master (Marilyn H.) – reported that she resolved the sizing issue with the photos on the blog site.
The Mystery Quilt instructions are on the blog site.


e. UFOs/Unfinished Business (Kathy S.) – absent. Projects must be started in 2016 or before and completely finished (quilting and binding) to qualify. Karen Williams shared two quilts. She will get to pick two items from the treat basket next month.
f. Tabs (Cheryl A.) – collected. Read thank you note from Ronald McDonald House.

g. Door prizes (Valerie K.) absent. Pam T. filled in. Door prizes were won by Sharon H., Merlene L. and Pam T.

h. Just Do It! (Sharon H.) – Discussed details regarding upcoming road trip. Members will leave at 8 a.m. Sat. April 29th en route to Block Therapy in Gautier, MS. On the return trip there will also be stops at All Stitched Up By Angela in Slidell and Sew This! In Abita Springs.

i. Quilt Show – Members discussed how to manage the show this year since fewer people were able to quilt this past year.

j. Charity quilts (Merlene L. and Cheryl A.) – Marilyn shared one of the quilts from Joann’s that she quilted.

5. Unfinished business – none

6. New business – Superior Thread handout. Members to let Sharon H. know if they would like a copy.
Shop Hop will be the 1st and 2nd weedend of August.

7. Tonight’s program – Daisy Comeaux shared how to make fat quarter roses.

8. Show and Tell – Karen W. showed an Easter Skinny wall hanging and a no-sew sock bunny.

9. Announcements / Next Meeting – Next meeting is May 18th.
Update on Bridge Over Troubled Waters event that was held on April 1st. Over 90 sewing machines and 10,000 yards of fabric were among the many things that were collected and distributed to quilter’s who had lost things in the flood of August 2016. Several members attended this event.

10. Adjournment at 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

SSQG Minutes --3/16/17

SSQG Meeting 3/16/17
Minutes taken by Becky F.
1. President (Sharon H.) called the meeting to order 6:34
2. Sign in, Welcome to 15 current members and 5 new members (Janell Crosslin, Tonya Nichols, Karen Williams, Wanda Hoffman, and Andrea Keith).
3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept
a. Motion made by : Elsie H.
b. Motion seconded by Karol G.
c. Accepted by membership? Yes
4. Reports of officers
a. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.)
i. Beginning Balance: $1031.66
ii. Deposits: 12
iii. Expenditures: none
iv. Ending Balance: $1143.66
v. Motion to accept:
1. Motion made by: Mynan G.
2. Motion seconded by: Sharon H.
3. Accepted by membership? Yes
b. VP/Programming (Mynan) – Paula Toups tonight. We will have Daisy Comeaux next month. Mynan will send materials list to make fabric roses.
c. Secretary (Becky F.)- minutes were sent out.
d. Historian/Blog site (Marilyn H.) will put up Mystery quilt directions on the blog (www.sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com).
e. Unfinished projects (UFOs) Kathy S.- Projects must be started in 2016 or before and completely finished (quilting and binding) to qualify. Marilyn H showed 2 bed quilts that she had completed.
f. Tabs (Cheryl A.) – collected
g. Door prizes (Valerie K.) –All door prize donations accepted.
Tonight’s winners: 1. Wanda Hoffman
2. Elsie Hamway
3. Merlene Lewis
h. Just Do It (Sharon H.)- Proposal to visit Block Therapy in Gautier, Mississippi with possible stops in Slidell and Abita Springs on the way home. Sign up with Sharon H. if you are interested in the trip.
i. Quilt Show- no report
j. Charity Quilts (Cheryl A. and Merlene L)- Merlene brought tops that were donated by Jan Kennedy who teaches at JoAnn’s. Members were asked to take tops and quilt them.
Pam T. made a motion to buy batting for the charity quilts, seconded by Kathy S., accepted by the membership.
Merlene and Cheryl also reported that 43 bears were brought to OLOL and 43 bears were brought to Cancer Services. We received a thank you note from OLOL.
5. Unfinished business – Step 1 for the Mystery Quilt was explained by Mynan and new members were given directions for materials. Directions will be attached to minutes and put on the blog, also.
6. New business- none
7. Tonight’s Program – Paula Toups
Paula has designed for Norcott and thread for Valdani and has a pattern company called Bayou Patch Designs. She teaches the chenille technique and thread painting through GSQA and local quilt shops.
Her trunk show consisted of quilts, runners, rugs, and garments of her own designs. A variety of techniques were shown including stain glass; raw edge applique with thread painting; chenille rugs, wall hangings, and vests; and Wool applique (Halloween quilt). She also showed a quilt from her book Gumbo Ya-Ya.
If members are interested in a chenille rug class, contact Sharon H. for details.
8. Show and Tell – Sharon H. showed a child’s zebra top for her granddaughter and an Honor quilt made in LSU colors for an auction.
9. Announcements-
a. Next meeting is April 20th
10. Adjournment at 8:17 pm

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March Meeting -- 3/16/17

Good evening ladies,

I am forwarding to you all the minutes from our Feb. meeting and the first set of instructions for the Mystery Quilt.  Please review the minutes and let us know if there are any changes.

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday, March 16. I am happy to say that Paula Toups will be our guest speaker. She will do a trunk show and tell us how she got into the design business and circuit teaching. It should be a really interesting program.

Mynan will give us our next instructions for the Mystery Quilt. I can't wait to start cutting and (?)sewing.

Some of our members would love to "just do it" and take a field trip to what I hear is a fabulous quilt shop in Gautier, MS.  We might be able to make additional stops in Slidell and Abita Springs. Think about it.
We will discuss it Thursday.

Look forward to seeing you guys. I missed you all last month!

Sharon

SSQG Minutes -- 2/16/17

SSQG Meeting 2/16/17
Minutes taken by Becky F.
1. Vice President (Mynan G.) called to order 6:40 pm
2. Sign in, Welcome to 9 members.
3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept
a. Motion made by : Elsie H.
b. Motion seconded by Betty B.
c. Accepted by membership? Yes
4. Reports of officers
a. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.)
i. Beginning Balance: $1011.66
ii. Deposits: $120.00 in dues
iii. Expenditures: none
iv. Ending Balance: $1131.66
v. Motion to accept:
1. Motion made by: Pam T.
2. Motion seconded by: Karol G.
3. Accepted by membership? Yes
b. VP/Programming (Mynan) – Bears tonight.
Mynan asked membership about their interests for future programs. We will have Paula Toups in March and Daisy Comeaux at a later time. Members were asked to share skills or other crafts that they enjoy for future programs. Please talk to Mynan if you have ideas about this. Pam T. suggested Kathy Brown or Gayle Soileau for a program on needle punch.
c. Secretary (Becky F.)- minutes were sent out.
d. Historian/Blog site (Marilyn H.) not in attendance.
e. Unfinished projects (UFOs) Kathy S.- Projects must be started in 2016 or before and completely finished (quilting and binding) to qualify. None presented tonight.
f. Tabs (Cheryl A.) – none
g. Door prizes (Valerie K.) – 1. Kathy S.; 2. Pam T., 3. Karol G.
h. Just Do It (Sharon H.)- Several of our members (Pam T., Cheryl A., Betty B., Karol G., Sharon H., Elsie H., and Valerie K.) attended the public day at Red Stick Rug Hooking Hook in at Nottoway plantation on Wednesday, Feb. 15th. Cheryl A. shared about the conference. Pam T. brought her wool purchases to show and showed a news clip about the conference and some photos that she and Cheryl A had taken. Members enjoyed lunch at the plantation, also, which was reported to be excellent.
i. Quilt Show- no report
j. Charity Quilts (Cheryl A. and Merlene L)- no report
5. Unfinished business – 75 bears were stuffed and finished at the Giving Quilt Show. Approximately 600 quilts were on display and our member Betty Braud received an Honorable Mention for her quilt “Crayons”.
GSQA opportunity basket that was mention at last month’s meeting was discussed. Membership declined to participate because it was felt that we did not need the funds that would be generated and that it would be difficult for such a small guild to collect items for it. Seminar is March 15-18th.
6. New business- Mynan handed out beginning instructions for a Mystery Quilt (attached to minutes) that will start next month. It’s a Debbie Caffrey pattern called “Sew What?” Mynan brought her fabric selections for this quilt to give us an idea of what we may need to look for when selecting material. Step 1 will be handed out in March, Step 2 in April, and Step 3 in May. Hopefully, some of our members can have this quilt completed in time for this year’s quilt show.
7. Tonight’s Program – Members tied hearts and bows on finished bears.
8. Show and Tell – Betty B. showed her cotton and wool table runner from a pattern in Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.
Mynan G. showed her “Gold Medal” top and an “Honor” top that was done in black and white. Both are Villa Rose patterns.
9. Announcements-
a. Next meeting is March 16th.

10. Adjournment at 8:10 pm

Monday, February 27, 2017

SSQG Minutes --1/19/17

SSQG Meeting 1/19/17
Minutes taken by Becky F.
1. President (Sharon H) called to order 6:36 pm
2. Sign in, Welcome to 11 members and 1 guest Nicole Hamway (Elsie’s daughter).
3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept
a. Motion made by : Elsie H.
b. Motion seconded by Karol G.
c. Accepted by membership? Yes
4. Reports of officers
a. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.) Report is the same as last month with no outgoing or incoming.
b. VP/Programming (Mynan) – Bears tonight. Mynan asked membership about their interests for future programs. We will possibly have Paula Toups in February. Members were asked to share skills or other crafts that they enjoy for future programs. Please talk to Mynan if you have ideas about this.
c. Secretary (Becky F.)
d. Historian/Blog site will be maintained by Marilyn H. again this year.
e. Unfinished projects (UFOs) goodies will be handled by Kathy S. again this year.
f. Tabs will be collected and delivered by Cheryl A. for Ronald McDonald House.
g. Door prizes will be collected and awarded by Valerie K. at future meetings. Tonight door prizes were awarded to: Merlene (Traditional but Hip bag); Cheryl A. (Warm Heart bag); and Nicole who gave hers to her mother.
h. Just Do It will be planned by Sharon H.
i. Quilt Show will have no chairman or committee and all members will be responsible for putting on the show.
j. Charity Quilts will be collected and distributed by Cheryl A. and Merlene L
5. Unfinished business – Giving Quilt Show will be Feb. 4th-5th from 10:00 to 4:00. Sharon is setting up at 8:30 on Feb. 4th. We are only responsible being there with bears on Saturday. We stuffed less than 300 last year. Stuffing will be provided by the Giving Quilt guild.
6. New business- GSQA quarterly meeting will be Jan. 28th in Baton Rouge at the Goodwood Library at 10:00 am. Presentation will be about putting your quilts in a show and how they are judged. Lunches provided for $6.00.
GSQA seminar will be held March 15-18 in New Orleans at the Kenner Hilton. You may go to the GSQA website to view and register for classes or lectures. If interested in attending, we will organize carpooling at a later date. This year GSQA is giving guilds the opportunity to put together baskets for auction with 50% of proceeds going back to the guild. Opportunity Baskets may consist of sewing notions, fabric, etc. or one big item. Baskets are due March 15th at the seminar hotel. Winners will be drawn on Saturday at lunch.
Members were asked who would be interested in a Mystery quilt, quilt in a box, Round Robin quilt, etc. Merlene suggested a Row by Row. Bring your ideas to the next meeting.
7. Program – Members cut out, sewed, turned, and drew faces on bears for the rest of the meeting time.
8. Show and Tell – none tonight.
9. Announcements-
a. Next meeting is February 16th.

10. Adjournment at 8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Giving Quilt and Just Do It

Wow! What a great time we had at the Giving Quilt Show. I cannot thank the members enough for all of their help. We finished making 75 bears and many more are ready to stuff and finish.  We had stuffers, dressers (hearts and ribbons), butt sewers and face drawers. Pam, Karol, and Elsie took home bears to complete. Most of all we had a great time and got lots done for cancer services and OLOL. We had help from multiple children as well as adults from the community.

The show was the largest yet. There were over 600 quilts on display.  Our own Betty Braud received an Honorable Mention for her quilt "Crayons". In addition to all the quilts destined for a variety of deserving charities, there were Quilts of Valor on display that will go to some of our veterans.   Several shops had booths  and there were a few vendors as well. I can personally attest that the pulled pork nachos were as Pam would say "off the hook".

Next Wednesday, the 15th, there is a Rug Hooking Show at Nottoway Plantation from 1 to 4.  We are inviting everyone to go as a group for lunch and the show.  As of now, Pam, Karol, Elsie and I are going. We are going to make reservations for lunch around 11. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. 

Thanks again for being such a terrific, talented group!

Sharon