Thursday, February 15, 2018

February Meeting - 2/15/18 and Round Robin Challenge (Center Block/February Border)

I have attached a copy of the instructions for the Round Robin Challenge we are starting tonight. I also have a printed copy to give to everyone.  I think its really going to be a fun and learning experience.  


Round Robin Quilt Challenge

We will start with a center block- pieced, appliqued or panel. Every month we will add a border to use a specific technique. The center and first border will be due at the March meeting. There will be additional borders each month through June. We will have July to quilt and bind our quilt. If construction permits we will hang them all at our August show.

Center Block Can be any size ( a panel would work ). 15”, 16’ or 20” blocks are also a good sizes.

Borders Any width border is ok. It just has to have the design technique of the month as the border or in the border. Let your creativity go wild!

February - Center block and a border featuring pinwheels. Learning how to make half square triangles will get you started.

Friday, January 26, 2018

January Meeting Rescheduled -- 1/29/18

Boy aren't we glad its not 18 degrees!  Hope all of you are doing well.

As you know our regular meeting was canceled because of the weather. The library was closed. They have allowed us to reschedule our meeting until Monday the 29th (this coming Monday) at 6:30.

Don't forget to come early to choose fabric, notions, or kits from a former quilter.  We will be bringing car loads of stuff as I mentioned in the last email. We will be there by 6. Please bring something to use to take your goodies home.

We will also talk about next year and discuss GSQA membership.

Can't wait to see everyone

PS:  the GSQA meeting is this Saturday (the 27th) at St John's United Meth.
Church at 230 Renee Dr. That's just south of the Gardere/Highland road intersection. The meeting is from 10am-3pm.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Meeting Canceled

Friends, I just saw the forecast for tomorrow. The low tomorrow night is supposed to be in the teens or low 20ies. I don't want anyone driving at night on roads that may still have ice on them. I will ck with the library and see if we can schedule a make up meeting in the next 2 weeks. The library is closed today so I will not know anything until tomorrow. I will let everyone know as soon as I can. Please ck with your friends in our group to make sure they got the email.

Thanks. Stay warm and safe,


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January Meeting -- 1/18/18

 Good Morning,
Hope all of you are warm with this cold weather. I am hunkered down and sewing intermittently.

I am really looking forward to our meeting Thurs. We will be making plans for 2018 and have some ideas for learning new techniques and doing new challenges.

One of my former patients was a quilter who passed away about 2 years ago.  Her husband called me around Thanksgiving to see if I would take her quilting/sewing stash.  I agreed  and Mynan and I picked 2 SUV loads of fabric and all sorts of sewing stuff.  We will bring a lot of it to our meeting to share with the group.  We have fabric for backs, fabric to piece blocks, scraps and even some kits.  Some things have been started, others are just put together. Please try to come a little early and bring something to carry your goodies home. The husband was wanting her things to be used. I did tell him that we would make some charity quilts from some of the fabric. 

Please come and help us kick off a great 2018.

Looking forward to seeing everyone,


Thursday, November 16, 2017

SSQG Minutes -- 10/19/17

SSQG Meeting Minutes
Date: October 20, 2016
Minutes taken by Marilyn H

1. President / Call to order (Sharon H)- 6:34pm
2. Sign in, Welcome to Members and Guests- 12 Members attended and 0 Guests, Wanda Hoffman, new member, was welcomed

3. Reports of officers and committees

a. Treasurer’s report (Elsie H.)-

I. Beginning Balance: $1,014.25
II. Deposits: $6.00
III. Expenditures: $28.60
IV. Ending Balance: $991.65
V. Motion to accept:

1. Motion made by: Elsie H
2. Motion seconded by: Betty B
3. Accepted by membership? Yes

b. VP/ Programming (Mynan G)- Next month hoping for Sherry Herringshaw to do a trunk show. Also submit ideas for future programs.

c. Secretary (Becky F)-Becky F. absent. Marilyn H took minutes.

d. Historian/Blog Site (Marilyn H.)- Brought all the scrapbooks for members to look through.

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

f. Tabs (Cheryl A.)- tabs are piling up and will be delivered soon. Tentatively scheduled for Nov 18th

g. Door Prizes (Valerie K.)-
      1. Pam T
      2. Mynan G
      3. Merlene L.

h. Just Do It (Sharon H)- Nov 18th to deliver tabs and visit NOLA quilt stores.

i. Quilt Show (SSQG membership)

j. Charity Quilts (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.)- Delivered last month to OLOL and Cancer services

5.Unfinished business-

6. New Business- Christmas Party is tentatively Thursday Dec.14 @ 6:30pm @ City Cafe. Nominating Committee: Valerie K, Elsie H, and Karol G.

7. Program- Bingo winners: Elsie H and Betty B

8. Show and tell- Valerie K, Pam T, Merlene L

9. Announcements-
a) Next Meeting-

10. Adjournment- 8:30pm

SSQG Minutes -- 9/21/17

SSQG Meeting Minutes
Date: September 21, 2017
Minutes taken by Tonya N

1. President / Call to order (Sharon H.)- 6:35pm
2. Sign in, Welcome to Members and Guests- Guest Fran F. Sharon talked her into quilting and she loves it.
3. Reading of the minutes and motions to accept-

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

4. Reports of officers and committees

a. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.)- Cheryl A . absent. Report by Sharon H

I. Beginning Balance: 1,014.25
II. Deposits: 0
III. Expenditures: 0
IV. Ending Balance: 1,014.25
V. Motion to accept:

1. Motion made by: Karen W.
2. Motion seconded by: Marilyn H.
3. Accepted by membership? Yes

b. VP/ Programming (Sharon H.)- Working on future presentations. Please let us know if there are any suggestions.

c. Secretary (Becky F.)-Becky F. absent. Tonya N took minutes.

d. Historian/Blog Site (Marilyn H.)- The link is up to view the Quilt Show photos.

e. Unfinished Projects (UFOs-Kathy S.)- Karen (we owe her 3 UFOs) quilt called “Kind, Smart, and Beautiful”.

f. Tabs (Cheryl A.)- Cheryl Absent. Becky brought tabs in.

g. Door Prizes (Valerie K.)-
      1. #6 Robin Cambell (Love My Handwork)
      2. #1 Marilyn (Picking the Flowers)
      3. #4 Sharon Holder(Stargazer)

h. Just Do It (Sharon H.)- Trip to Cottage Quilts. All had a good time.

i. Quilt Show (SSQG membership)- Public voted on Quilt Show winners. #1 Karen W., #2 Betty B, #3 Carol G, and Valerie K

j. Charity Quilts (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.)- OLOL and delivered bears and quilts to cancer department. OLOL sent a thankyou card and they gave tickets for the chef showcase. Since 2011, we have made 3,183 bears

5.Unfinished business- There will be construction next year and may not be able to have the show. A lady may borrow the wavy patriotic quilt in Nov. in the library.

  1. New Business-
  2. a. Sale – Debbie Ingram estate – Sept 30th from 10-3. Fabric Rulers notions and machines.
  3. b. Sew Blue – Sew for fallen police officers' kids. Sat. Oct 7th 9-3. Bring machines and notions to come sew.
  4. c. Motion for buying 1-2 90” bolts of backing at JoAnn's for charity quilts
      1. Motion Made – Carolyn B
      2. Motion Seconded – Mynan G
      3. Accepted by membership - Yes

7. Program- Sassi Strippers Badges

  1. Show and tell-
    1. Merlene showed a quilt .
    2. Merlene and Karen went to Paducah and met Danny Amonzona (Snip It)
  2. 3. Janell sent 4 Jelly roll quilt tops for charity
    1. 4. Karen showed an illusion quilt
    2. 5. Mynan showed 3 charity quilt tops that were donated

9. Announcements-
a) Next Meeting- October 19th, 2017

10. Adjournment- 8:40pm