Thursday, May 17, 2018

SSQG Minutes -- April 19, 2018


SSQG Meeting Agenda
April 19, 2018
Minutes taken by B. Frederick
http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com

  1. President/Call to order (Sharon H.) – 6:41
  2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests: 18 members
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept – Sharon sent out
    1. Motion made by: Elsie H.
    2. Motion seconded by: Glenda
    3. Accepted by membership? yes
  4. Reports of officers and committees
    1. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.) –
      1. Beginning Balance: $1102.37
      2. Deposits:
      3. Expenditures: $36.45
      4. Ending Balance: $1065.92
      5. Motion to accept:
        1. Motion made by: Becky F
        2. Motion seconded by: Glenda
        3. Accepted by membership? -yes
    2. VP/Programming (Mynan G.) – absent
    3. Secretary (Becky F.) –nothing to report
    4. Historian/Blog site (Marilyn H.) – Marilyn will print some pictures of quilts made from Lily Kraft’s fabric to send to her husband with the thank you note.
    5. Unfinished Projects (UFOs – Kathy S.) – Cindy- appliquick quilt; Elsie – veteran’s quilt; Kathy S. – Minnie mouse, Minions quilt, and bag.
    6. Tabs (Cheryl A.) – still collecting
    7. Door Prizes (Valerie K.) taking donations. 1. Jan D.; 2. Elsie H.; 3.
    8. Just Do It (Sharon H.) Bad weather cancelled out trip to GSQA show.
    9. Quilt Show (SSQG membership): library construction has been postponed so we will start in June planning for the show.
    10. Charity Quilts (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.)- need bears sewn for August show. 15 veteran’s quilts so far have been completed. The Veteran’s home is having a May picnic and would like quilts to be given then. Sharon will email date and info.
  5. Unfinished Business: Round Robin quilt – Karen, Merline, Monette, Glenda, Valerie, Betty, Karol, Fran, Elsie, Pam, Mynan, and Sharon showed their progress.
  6. New business: need more batting for charity quilts – Fran will check at JoAnn’s.
  1. Program: Valerie K showed us how she paper pieces a block.
  2. Show and Tell- Valerie – charity quilt; Glenda – flannel quilt, clothesline basket, daily bird quilt; Cindy – Grandmother’s flower pot; Monette – twin quilts; Merline – paper piecing; Fran – violet quilt; Marilyn – Bonnie Hunter pattern 4th of July
  3. Announcements – next meeting May 17 at 6:30
Broadmoor Methodist will be having a garage sale with some quilting supplies and fabric, 1030 Molly Lea , Saturday, April 21st, from 7 am to 1 pm.
  1. Adjournment –8:17

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Meeting -- 5/17/18


Good evening ladies.  Our meeting is Thursday this week and should be a good one.  We will do all our regular stuff and learn more about appliqué as well. Betty B. has been terrific to step up to the plate to teach us needle turn appliqué.  I will bring a leaf sample to practice on. If those of you who have appliqué needles would bring some I will bring thread. Can't wait to see what new rounds are on our round robin quilts. (They will be featured in our August Quilt Show ). I will update everyone on our Veterans Quilt Project as well.

Please remember that we have muslin for backs and we also have batting. There' a story behind that batting. I'll tell you when I see you.

Really looking forward to seeing y'all.

Sharon

Monday, April 23, 2018

Round Robin Quilt Challenge -- centers plus 2 borders


Center Block -- Can be any size (a panel would work).  15", 16" or 20" blocks are also 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 -- border featuring pinwheels.
     March -- border featuring sewn-in curved seams
      April -- border featuring paper piecing
      May -- border featuring applique
















April 2018 Show and Tell






























Friday, April 13, 2018

Just Do It Cancelled and Next Meeting Info


We are cancelling our trip to Slidell tomorrow.  The weather prediction is for lots of rain and possible tornadoes and/or hail.  It is predicted to be worse in Slidell.  I think the safest thing is to stay home. I'm really sorry we can't go. 

Look forward to seeing you Thursday for our meeting.  We will learn more about our challenge quilt. Our program will be about one of the techniques we are planning to use.

Take care and be safe Saturday

Sharon

Monday, April 9, 2018

SSQG Minutes -- March 15, 2018


SSQG Meeting Agenda
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Minutes taken by Kathy Sandahl


  1. President/Call to order (Sharon H.) – 6:40 pm
  2. Sign in, Welcome to Members and Guests (Sharon H.) – Previous member rejoined – Jan
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept –
    1. Motion made by: Kathy
    2. Motion seconded by: Betty
    3. Accepted by membership? Yes
  4. Reports of officers and committees
    1. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.)
      1. Beginning Balance: $952.25
      2. Deposits: $228 for dues
      3. Expenditures: $77.88 for backing
      4. Ending Balance: $1,102.37
      5. Motion to accept:
              1. Motion made by: Mynan
              2. Motion seconded by: Elsie
              3. Accepted by membership? Yes
    2. VP/Programming (Mynan G.)- Mynan asked for ideas from us. Suggestions: organizing sewing rooms; sewing tips from members; favorite sewing notions of members
    3. Secretary (Becky F.) - Becky not present as not feeling well
    4. Historian/Blog site (Marilyn H.) – Site is up-to-date.
    5. Unfinished Projects (UFO’s – Kathy S.) – Merlene had three; Karen had two; Pam had one
    6. Tabs (Cheryl A.) – A group took a lot of tabs to the Ronald McDonald house in New Orleans. Cheryl read a thank you letter from them. Note: Cheryl posted on FaceBook the fact that we collected the tabs for the Ronald McDonald House and received a lot of tabs from friends. Other members could do the same and possibly get another large amount.
    7. Door Prizes (Valerie K.) – Linda selected “Rainbow Garden”; Robin selected “Square Magic”; Sharon selected “The Bag Lady”
    8. Just Do It (Sharon H.) – The group that went to the Ronald McDonald House also made a trip to Mes Amies quilt shop and Mama’s Quilt Shop. They also ate at Middendorf’s! The next outing will be Saturday, April 14 to the GSQA show in Slidell. Details to follow in an email.
    9. Charity Quilts (Merlene L. and Cheryl A.) – They brought fabric from Wasted Women to the meeting for members to take to use in making bears.
  5. Unfinished Business – Round Robin Project: Those participating showed their center block with the first border that included pinwheels. The next boarder is to include a curved piece of some sort. Twelve members showed wonderful projects!!!
  6. New Business –
    1. This Friday and Saturday fabric from Debbie Ingram (who passed recently) will be sold at the River Retreat House.
    2. There will be a juried show at the GSQA Quilt Show in Slidell.
    3. Next February there will be the annual Quilt Show at Lamar Dixon. The membership enthusiastically agreed to stuff and sew bears for this event.
  7. Program –
    1. Mynan gave a demonstration of curved seams from Quilters’ Cache. It was a Drunkards Path block.
    2. Karen and Merlene brought the necessary material to make absolutely precious bunnies!! We all had a good time doing this.
  8. Show and Tell – All of the quilts shown were an inspiration to us all. Merlene had two red, white and blue quilts. Fran showed a neat T-shirt quilt. Marilyn has been busy with two purple and gold quilts along with a red, white and blue one. Sharon showed us the quilt she made for the veterans. Jan showed us really cute baskets she had made. Kathy showed a quilt that Merlene had given her for keeping her quilts dry after she flooded.
  9. Announcements –
    1. Our next meeting is April 19.
    2. The construction of the library has been postponed from this summer to a later date. Therefore we will do our quilt show in August.
  10. Adjournment
  11. Note: Sharon has fabric and batting at her home if anyone needs some. Just check with her for a good time to go pick it up. Also, please check our website as Marilyn has posted great pictures of all of the above mentioned items.



Friday, March 23, 2018

Round Robin Quilt Challenge

Center Block -- Can be any size (a panel would work).  15", 16" or 20" blocks are also 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 -- border featuring pinwheels.
     March -- border featuring sewn-in curved seams













Red, White and Blue Quilts

These Red, White and Blue Quilts will be going to the 
Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, Louisiana.










March 2018 Show and Tell

Thank you to Karen and Merlene for the "No Sew Sock Bunny" program.  Here are a few finished bunnies plus March Show and Tell.