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


Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Giving Quilt Show

Good Morning,

I am beginning to believe I missed winter and we are in Spring. The days are supposed to be a little cooler starting tomorrow so for the Giving Quilt Show Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Center it should be very nice.  Mynan and I will get there about 8:30 to set up. The show goes from 10am to 4 pm

We should have a great time stuffing bears with the communities help. We will have the bears, hearts and ribbons along with thread, needles and scissors when you arrive. We will also have some fabric to trace bears if you like. We will not be sewing bears.

I can't tell you guys how much I appreciate your coming to help and all you do for our charities. This is a great group!

See you Saturday!

Sharon 


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Meeting -- 1/19/2017

Happy New Year all you Sassi Strippers!

I am so excited about 2017. It will be an opportunity to put all the trials and tribulations of 2016 behind us. I plan on a year of fun and quilting. I'm really looking forward to be your new president. I have very big shoes to fill.

Our Christmas party was terrific. A million thanks to our president and her helpers for a great time. The food was delicious and the activities a trip. I may have to nominate our Pam as the poet laureate of Louisiana. There were certainly times that I didn't know my left from my right. Thank you so much Pam for a wonderful party, not to mention 2 great years.

Our meeting is this Thursday January 19 at 6:30 at the library. We will be sewing and preparing bears for stuffing for the Giving Quilt Show Feb. 4th and 5th at the Lamar Dixon Center in Gonzales. Please bring your sewing machine to the meeting if you can sew bears. Having an extension cord is probably a good idea. If you are not sewing bears, please bring scissors to cut out or trim and clip sewn bears. Call if you have any questions. More info about the show and other activities at the meeting.

Dates to remember are below:

January 28  GSQA General Meeting, EBR Main Library 10am

January 31  Deadline to register for classes and/or events at the GSQA Seminar

Feb. 4 & 5  Giving Quilt Show, Lamar Dixon Center 

March 15-18  GSQA Seminar, Hilton New Orleans airport.

As you can see there is a lot going on in the next few weeks. We will discuss the events in more detail Thursday night.

Mynan has asked that everyone bring ideas for programs for this year.

Can't wait to see you guys,

Sharon


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SSQG - Minutes 11/17/16

 SSQG Minutes – 11/17/16
SSQG Meeting Minutes
Date: November 11, 2016
Minutes taken by Sharon H
http:// sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com

1. President / Call to order (Pam T.)- 6:40pm
2. Sign in, Welcome to Members and Guests- 14 Members attended and 2 Guests Carli Whiteside and Paula Toups.
3. Reading of the minutes and motions to accept-

a. Motion made by: Mynan G.
b. Motion seconded by: Elsie H.
c. Accepted by membership? Yes

4. Reports of officers and committees

a. Treasurer’s report (Elsie H.)-

I. Beginning Balance: 1,011.66
II. Deposits: 0
III. Expenditures: 0
IV. Ending Balance: 1,011.66
V. Motion to accept:

1. Motion made by: Karol G.
2. Motion seconded by: Valerie V.
3. Accepted by membership? Yes

b. VP/ Programming (Sharon H.)- Noted that the Christmas Party would take place at the December Meeting


c. Secretary (Katie J.)-Katie J. absent. Sharon H took minutes.


d. Historian/Blog Site (Marilyn H.)- Continues to post to the blog site and post pictures.


e. Unfinished Projects (UFOs-Kathy S.)- Marilyn showed a quilt that had been quilted by Missouri Star Quilting. They provided the backing, did an all-over design, and charged $.02/sq. in.


f. Tabs (Betty B.)- 1 small bag turned in.


g. Door Prizes (Renee H.)-
  1. Merlene L (Applique)
  2. Elsie H (Traditional)
  3. Sharon H (Quirky)
  4. Valerie V (Jackets and Bags)

h. Just Do It (Pam T.)- No discussion


i. Quilt Show (SSQG membership)-


j. Charity Quilts (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.)- 5 quilts went OLOL Children's Hospital and 5 went to Cancer Services. 27 Bears to OLOL and 28 to Cancer Services. SSQG did receive a thank you note from OLOL.


5.Unfinished business- The Nominating Committee formerly nominated Sharon H as president, Mynan G as vice-president, Becky F as secretary, and Cheryl A as treasurer. A motion to accept was made by Kathy S, seconded by Merlene L, and accepted by the membership.

  1. New Business- Paula Toups contacted fabric manufaturer North Cot to make pillow cases for flood victims. She made 30 pillow cases and with the help of other quilters, a total of 150 were made. 8 members flooded and 7 got pillows at the meeting.
1. It was announced that Daisy Comeaux's Quilt Cottage would re-open soon.
2. A notice about the giving quilt exhibition would be held in february and bears would be needed. Members were encouraged to take flannel fabric to make bears. Challenge fabric for the show is Toscana Green and it is available at Quilt Corner.


7. Program- “Pincushions and Bags featured in the book Sew Organized by Heidi Staples” by Angie H. Pincushions were stuffed with walnut shells. Walnut shells in a large amount for a good price at petsmart. Angie mentioned that an informative blog called Fabric Mutt and the website Sewmamasew.com is a good website for free patterns for gift ideas. Paula Toups won one of Angie's pincushions.

8. Show and tell- Marilyn H(2 christmas tree patterned quilts: 1 cherry guidry kit in red and the other was Prarie Point Christmas Tree) Merlene L (Bouquet Quilt-daughter's bridal quilt? And a wall-hanging that was hand quilted) Mynan G (3 quilts for adopted family in Virginia CJ received a Marvel Comic Quilt, Chase got a Pixelated Batman quilt, Baby Caroline (as yet unborn) got a grey, pink, and teal dandelion quilt) Elsie (multiple English Paper-pieced blocks)


9. Announcements-
a) Reminder that the Christmas Party will be at the December meeting on the 15th at the City Cafe at 6:30pm. Members who would like to participate may bring a Christmas fat-quarter and a quilt related gift costing $15 or less. Participation is voluntary and the dress is festive.


10. Adjournment- 8:07pm

Monday, December 12, 2016

December Meeting -- 12/15/16

Hello my talented beauties,

  I hope you are staying warm & enjoying the holidays!  We will be having our Christmas Party on our regular scheduled meeting night, at the City Cafe Restaurant located on O'Neal Lane, December 15, 2016 6:30pm.  Please let me know if you are definitely attending the party or if you can't make it.  I need to confirm how many people to set up for at the restaraunt.  You can simply reply to this email to let me know.  If you are coming, it is optional to bring a gift (valued at $15 that is quilting related) & a Christmas fat quarter.  Come hungry, happy & festive, I am so excited to see everyone & spend time together!!!

  Let me tell you, oh what a ride this has been for the past 2 years, I have been so honored to be your President!!!  Sassi Stripper Quilt Guild has become a sisterhood of quilters.  It has been jam packed with sharing knowledge, education, road trips, life's highs as well as lows, but mostly a ton of laughter & fellowship!!!  You ladies are always making a difference in someone's life by sharing your talent & selflessly giving your time wherever needed.  I am in awe of each & everyone of you, SSQG has made this world a better place!  Your talent & generosity leaves me speechless!  I hope you have enjoyed this ride as much as I have!  Each one of you have all left an imprint on my heart forever, thank you, & I love you!!!  Now let's get this party started & join me for the last time for fun, food & some Christmas cheer!!!?￰

Humbly yours,

Pam Tennyson

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November Meeting 11-17-16

Hello my talented beauties,

   I want to start by wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy your family & friends during the holidays!  We are having our next meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm at the Jones Creek Library.  We were so thrilled to have the President of the Modern Quilt Guild, Pat Van Burkleo, with us for the October meeting!  Pat shared all of his modern quilts, as well as  his journey in quilting.  Pat welcomed anyone to join the modern quilt guild & shared a little bit about the guild.  We were thrilled to have him with, please remember that their Quilt Show is still on display!  Angie Hebert will be doing our November program.  She is going to share how she made the cutest pincushion, you will love it!  She also has a surprise for one lucky member, yay!  We would like to give a huge welcome to our latest Sassi Stripper member, Wanda Hoffman!!!  We are so happy to have her join our guild!  The nomination committee was selected at the October meeting, the committee will present their nominees for SSQG Officers of 2017 at the November meeting.  We will vote on the new officers at the meeting, come & let your voice be heard.  Remember our SSQG Christmas Party is booked for December 15, 2016 at the City Cafe, room 1 @ 6:30 pm.  If you have any completed UFO's, please bring them.  Bring your tabs, door prize donations to the meeting as well.  Come join me for another night of fun, creativity & fellowship!!!

Humbly yours,

Pam Tennyson

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

SSQG Minutes -- 10/20/16

 SSQG Minutes -- 10/20/16
SSQG Meeting Minutes
Date: October 20, 2016
Minutes taken by Sharon H
http:// sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com

1. President / Call to order (Pam T.)- 6:34pm
2. Sign in, Welcome to Members and Guests- 13 Members attended and 1 Guests Pat Van Burkleo (Speaker), Wanda Hoffman, new member, was welcomed
3. Reading of the minutes and motions to accept-

a. Motion made by: Sharon H.
b. Motion seconded by: Merlene L.
c. Accepted by membership? Yes

4. Reports of officers and committees

a. Treasurer’s report (Elsie H.)-

I. Beginning Balance: 1,011.66
II. Deposits: 0
III. Expenditures: 0
IV. Ending Balance: 1,011.66
V. Motion to accept:

1. Motion made by: Valerie V.
2. Motion seconded by: Cheryl A.
3. Accepted by membership? Yes

b. VP/ Programming (Sharon H.)- Pat Van Burkleo, President of the Modern Quilt Guild, gave a presentation which included a trunk show and information about the guild.


c. Secretary (Katie J.)-Katie J. absent. Sharon H took minutes.


d. Historian/Blog Site (Marilyn H.)- Continues to post to the blog site and post pictures. She will change the blog to reflect that Katie J is now the secretary.


e. Unfinished Projects (UFOs-Kathy S.)- No UFO’s


f. Tabs (Betty B.)- large amount of tabs turned in.






g. Door Prizes (Renee H.)-
  1. Becky F (Applique)
  2. Carol G (Scrappy)
  3. Pat B (Modern)

h. Just Do It (Pam T.)- No discussion


i. Quilt Show (SSQG membership)- Bill and Peggy Davis were of enormous help taking down the quilt show. They were given the Hashtag Quilt made by Elsie H in appreciation. They were delighted.


j. Charity Quilts (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.)- 10 new, kid oriented quilts will be given to the charity of our choice. Also have many bears. Many quilts were given to flood victims. 19 quilts were given out to flood victims. Valerie V got colorful squares. Jazz received large brown quilt. Pam T showed pictures of some of the flood victims receiving the quilts. Some of the flood victims cried.


5.Unfinished business- Christmas Party confirmed for December 15th @ 6:30pm in room 1 of the City Cafe. Pattern for the bears was given to Wanda H. Sharon H donated flannel that was previously purchased from Hancock Fabrics to the guild to make bears.

6. New Business- Selection of officers for the coming year. A slate of new officers will be presented at the November meeting for a vote by the membership. Nominating committee is Valerie V, Elsie H, and Janelle C.

7. Program- “Modern Quilting and the Modern Quilt Guild” by Pat Van Burkleo

8. Show and tell- Janell C (Red, Blue & Brown), Betty (Crayon Quilt), Sharon H (LSU & Batik Block of the Month)

9. Announcements-
a) Next Meeting- November 17, 2016


10. Adjournment- 8:07pm

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October Photos

More flood victims with their replacement quilts

Modern Quilt Program




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Show and Tell






Thursday, October 20, 2016

October Meeting 10/20/16

Hello my talented Beauties,

    I hope everyone is enjoying this fabulous weather lately and for those who are affected by the flood, I wish you speedy progress on your road to rebuilding.  It was so fantastic to see so many guild members show up at our last meeting regardless of what they were going through at that time in their lives.  Let's do it again & enjoy everyone's company, share some more laughs!  We are having our meeting onThursday, October 20, 2016 6:30 pm at the Jones Creek library.  At the September meeting everyone loved learning what Carol Hilton had to share with the guild, she is amazing!  Fantastic tips & ideas galore!  We are blessed to have the President of the Modern Quilt Guild, Pat R. Van Burkleo for our October program.  He will be sharing his fabulous modern quilts with the guild & telling us his story of how he got into quilting.  We are so excited to have him!   It is time to be thinking who you want for your SSQG Board of 2017, so please bring your nominations.  Our SSQG Christmas Party is booked for December 15, 2016 at City Cafe on O'neal Lane at 6:30 pm (Room 1), so mark your calendars!  Bring your tabs, door prize donations & completed UFO's to the meeting.  Please bring show-n-tell to share with the guild.  So take another break, come join me for another night of fun, creativity & much needed fellowship!!!

Humbly yours,

Pam Tennyson