Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Party!

Greetings everyone!  
Our Sassi Strippers Christmas Party is next Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 6:30 at Magnolia Grill, 13214 Coursey Blvd., BR 70817.   A gift exchange is being held, if you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped Quilting related gift $15-20. 
If you have not done so already, please RSVP to Becky Fincher.
To preview the menu go to   
Looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoying some good food and good company.  

Monday, November 22, 2010

Recognizing Birthdays in 2011

  Simply click on the link and answer the one question that will help us decide how to offer birthday congratulations to our members next year.

Please only answer if you are a SS member. 

And only answer once.

Thank you, and lets find a great way to celebrate Birthdays in 2011


Friday, November 19, 2010

SSQG November 18, 2010 Meeting Minutes

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild Nov. 18, 2010 Meeting Minutes
Held at The Jones Creek Library, Baton Rouge, La.

The meeting was called to order at 6:35pm by Vice President Becky Fincher who welcomed all members in attendance.  President Linda Baumann arrived 10 minutes later.

Secretary’s report was summarized and motion was made to accept last month's minutes by Dee Jeffers and seconded by Glenda Parks. Accepted by the membership.

Committee reports:
·       Treasurer Paula St. Romain was not in attendance so a report was not given.
·       Mystery quilts. All nearly finished. New one to be started next year
·       Valerie Barth still accepting cards.
·       Becky Fincher still accepting pull tabs.
·       Merlene Lewis donated another 28 preemie quilts.  Our SSQG has now donated 136 preemie blankets as of this date to the hospital.
·       UFO challenge will continue next year. Jessie Comeaux will again oversee.
·       Glenda Parks will develop another round robin challenge quilt. 

Birthday ideas for next year were discussed.  Favored were blocks or strips.  Strips are leading the vote.

Complements on our Quilt show continue to be received.  It was noted that other libraries in the region are now displaying quilts.  Jones Creek Library will host SSQG’s show for two months in 2011.

The Guild Christmas Party was discussed.  It has been scheduled for a 6:30pm reservation on 16 December 2010 at Magnolia Grill 13214 Coursey Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70817 for our guild festivities. Quilting related gifts will be exchanged.  $15-20 gift..   If you would like to preview the menu, one may be found online at .  It is not necessary to pre-order your meal. Please RSVP to Becky Fincher

Donations are being accepted by Jessie Comeaux for future door prizes.

The SSQG is soliciting ideas for programs for next year, both formally scheduled ones and informal backup presentations.

Fat quarter winner drawing winner was Becky Fincher.

Show and tell was held

The guild played the L-R-C (left-right-center) game.  Members brought 5-inch squares and rolled the dice in a hotly contested battle to win all the squares.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.
Members present were:  Attendance was not taken
Respectfully Submitted,  
Valerie Valle for Karol Guidry, Secretary

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Reminder - Meeting Tonight!

Hi Everyone,
Well, it's time for our meeting, Thursday, November 18th at 6:30 at the Jones Creek Library.  This meeting will be a night of fun and games.  Here is the plan, will have a brief business meeting, a fun game called, Right, Left, Center and Show and Tell.  For the game, bring about 8 - 5"-6" squares.  If you don't have any, don't worry I am sure we will have some to share.  Also, we will be making our plans for the Christmas Party.  We may have a demo, could not firm up the plans, before the meeting.  If you have a favorite holiday gift item you like to make, please bring the directions or the website information and a sample if you have one so we can share.  Glenda sent a very nice one a couple of weeks ago, the Mug Rug.  Let's see what we can dig up.   See you there!  Sorry for getting this out so late, this meeting, crept up on me! 
*Fat Quarter Drawing - (2)  Christmas Theme or Red or Green
*Bring 8 or more 5" or 6" squares (for game)
*Birthday Fat Quarter - Linda (Black /White)
*Show and Tell
*Christmas Ideas to share

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SSQG October 21, 2010 Meeting Minutes

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild Oct. 21, 2010 Meeting Minutes
                                             Held at The Jones Creek Library, Baton RougeLa.

The meeting was called to order at 6:35pm by President Linda Baumann who welcomed members in attendance.
Secretary’s report was summarized and accepted as written.                                                                                   
Treasurer Paula StRomain reported the last report given was $851.80; she deposited $18.00 bringing the amount in the treasury to $869.80. The report was accepted as read.                                                                                           

Committee Reports;
Jessie stated that no more reports of completed unfinished projects were received but encouraged members to report     all completed UFO’s before the Christmas Party so that she may compile this year’s accomplishments tally.

Becky spoke of the guild perhaps using donated fabric that is stored for the guild at her home to make carry compartment tie-ons for walkers to donate various nursing facilities, etc.

Betty Braud made & gave chemo caps to Madelyn.  She also made 12 preemie blankets & gave them to the guild.                                                                                      
Ginny Hughes reported on the trip she, Bonnie Parnell, Tammy Hinds, President of the local chapter of the American Sewing Guild & Karol Guidry made on Oct. 3rd to NICU at Woman’s Hospital to deliver the 49 preemie blankets the American Sewing Guild made & 9 bereavement blankets Bonnie made for the unit. Information was also obtained for items that would also be needed for the infants. Ginny showed a package that contained a lovee doll, diaper shirt, hat, booties and a receiving blanket. Girl preemie blankets & items are requested. Our SSQG has now donated 108 preemie blankets as of this date to the hospital.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Guild Christmas Party was discussed. Paula StRomain volunteered to call City Café for a 6:30pm reservation on  Dec.16th for our guild festivities. Discussion will continue but members discussed bringing a gift to exchange among members, a personal monetary gift to StJudes Hospital in Memphis, &/or bringing an item or items of non-perishable food for the food bank to the party.   

Nina DeLaune presented her delightful program on appliqué. She spoke of her fondness for the art, prepared needles, thread & practice pieces for each of us to practice our stitches with her instruction and guidance. We all appreciated her caring presentation, knowledge and personal instruction encouraging us to be at ease & enjoy stitching. Thank you very, very much for your program, we learned a lot & thoroughly enjoyed your relaxing approach to appliqué.  Here are some things she recommended;

1.       Lite fray check by June Taylor at Hancock’s.
2.       Steam a seam lite.
3.       Teflon sheet to protect your ironing board from stickum.
4.       Blanket stitch around everything – needle turn appliquéd in order to reinforce your stitching work over passage of time.
5.       Match thread to appliqué piece not background.

            Fat quarter winner drawing winner was Becky Fincher.

      Door Prize winners were Janet Delgehausen & Becky Fincher.

     Show & Tell was held.

     Meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm.

           Members present were; Carol Mendoza, President Linda Baumann, Nina Delaune, program presenter, Merlene Lewis,    
           Janet Delgehausen, Dee Jeffers, Karol Guidry, Betty Braud, Madelon Mitchum, Paula StRomain, Madelyn Monroe, Valerie Barth, Valerie Valle, Ginny Hughes,Norma McDaniel, Jessie Comeaux & Becky Fincher. Seventeen. No guests were present.
Respectfully Submitted,  

Karol Guidry

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Animals in Art Show

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is holding the 24th International Exhibition of Animals in Art.  Here's the link to the .pdf form which has the rules and entry regulations/dates
  Animals in Art form

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meeting reminder

This is a reminder for our Sassi Stripper's Quilt Guild meeting for Thursday, October 21, at 6:30 at the Jones Creek Library. We are having a demonstration and program given by Nina DeLaune on applique.  This should be a very interesting demo, feel free to invite a quest.  We will also have show and tell and a brief business meeting.  The October Fat Quarters for the drawing can be anything you want, we can call this "scrappy" a max of 2 per person.  Also, we will be discussing the upcoming Christmas Party.   See you there!
*Bring October B/D FQ for Valerie Barth - Greens
*Show and Tell
*2 Anything you want F/Q's for Drawing
*Coke can tabs for Ronald McDonald House
*Cards used/new for St. Jude's Ranch
*List of completed UFO's

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stash Maincure

I was asked by Madame Samm of Stash Manicure to write a guest post and it appeared today.

Check it out!

glen:  now famous the world over!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I thought you might enjoy a   tutorial on making a hanging sleeve in light of the last show where hanging sleeves became an issue when we needed to hang the quilts.  I don't normally put a hanging sleeve on my quilts that go on the sofa or those that go off as gifts.  I assume they will never be hung.  But it was important that a hanging sleeve existed when we went to hang quilts at the library during the show in August. 

So my suggestion now is to go ahead and put a hanging sleeve on your quilts.  It s easy to do.  And you don't have to do what I did and put 7 hanging sleeves on in one night because at the last minute I realized I had no hanging sleeves!  Aughhhhh!

Click on this link to take you to Penny's advice on how to put on a hanging sleeve.  I tried to copy her article here but the pictures did not transfer so this is easier to do.

how to make a hanging sleeve
Enjoy!  glen
glen parks

Obedience 101 Dog Training

Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

CH Timberline Double Dutch, CGC, NWPD

Rippling Waters Bonnie Doon, CGC, HIT, NWPD (dec 09)

Pepsi-Cola, CGC (dec 99)

Chloe the Smelly Basset

Baton Rouge, LA

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild September 16, 2010 Meeting Minutes

             Vice President Becky Fincher called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm until President Linda Baumann could arrive from her college class. Becky announced that Connie Ewbank graciously agreed to present our program as Daisy Comeaux of Cottage Creations canceled due to family care conditions & Paula Toups is ill at this time.

           Secretary Report and corrections were accepted as written. Treasurer Paula St. Romain delivered her report which was accepted; $26 deposit Balance $968.36. Expense $25.00 in appreciation to helper setting quilt show creation. New balance $943.36, Expense $91.56 for hardware expenses to hang quilts& thus attach show pieces to areas as needed for; current treasury balance $851.80.                                                                                    
            Four guests were present; Lois Guidry, Naomi Holmes, Madeline Monroe and Connie Ewbank our program presenter.
            Becky said the library staff called our Quilt Show and Demos “A Quilting Success”. They had many wonderful compliments on the shows beautiful quilts and colorful items displayed so artfully. Becky reported that the library had already penciled us in to do the show in August 2011. The Guild voted to agree to do another show in Aug. 2011. We now have all the mechanics and should plan now for our next show announcing; quilt size measurement to be accepted for hanging, picking quilts for show as they are seen thus allowing time for labels to be made and sleeves constructed & sewn to the top back of each quilt to be hung. Written descriptions of what each Committee Chairwoman did are to be given to Becky to be of aid to those who volunteer for 2011 Quilt Show. CONGRADULATIONS TO ALL WHO WORKED ON THE SHOW AND CONDUCTED DEMOS!!!THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!     
            Our Sassi Stripper Quilt Guild Blogspot was discussed and ideas of what members wanted to add were discussed. Suggestion was made to put show & tell pictures on each month & Glenda Parks volunteered to be the photographer.
            Ginny Hughes & Bonnie Parnell’s American Sewing Guild met Saturday Sept. 11th to power sew 49 Preemie blankets. Bonnie also made 9 bereavement blankets. Becky brought 3 preemie blankets to our meeting. A total of 52 blankets were made. This brings SSQG donation total to 108.
             President Linda showed Sept. – Oct. 2010 issue of “Health Care Journal of Baton Rouge” which included a picture of our guild preemie blankets covering NICU babies at Woman’s Hospital. Nina Delaune joined a guild in Hattiesburg who made preemie blankets for a hospital & they reported “ When Mama & Daddy come it softens their baby’s isolette & they can tell      
which one is their baby.”                                                                                                           
            President Linda requested that Ginny Hughes, Bonnie Parnell & Karol Guidry deliver our blankets as soon as possible to Janey Matt of Woman’s Hospital.                                                                                                              

            Madelon Mitchum was presented with 12 chemo caps made by Theresa Doran, Heidi Brochard and Betty Braud.

            Connie Ewbank designer, teacher & owner of Butterfly Stitches Located in Denham Springs presented her trunk show of quilts and a list of each one shown. She has two published books & many patterns available. The guild enjoyed seeing her fine quilts & her talk which was filled with light humor & enthusiasm. A Thank you from members was given by Linda to express our appreciation for her thoughtful presentation.                                                                                                                                                 

             Halloween fat quarters were won by Carol Mendoza.                                                                
             Gift certificate from Daisy Comeaux of Cottage Creations Quilt Shop was won by Elsie Hamway.

             Show & Tell was held.                                                                               

             Three new members joined; Madelyn Monroe, Naomi Holmes and Madelon Mitchum.
             20 Members in attendance were; Ginny Hughes, Betty Braud, Jessie Comeaux, Merlene Lewis, Bonnie Parnell, Carol Mendoza, Becky Fincher, Madelon Mitchum, Paula St. Romain, Dee Jeffers, Heidi Brochard, Jan Delgehausen, Linda Baumann, Glen Parks, Valerie Valle, Charlotte Hymel, Nina Delaune, Elsie Hamway, Kathy Campo & Karol Guidry.

            The paid membership in SSQG is now 32.                                    

            Our next meeting will be October 21st at 6:30 p.m.                                

            Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Butterfly stitches

Butterfly Stitches
9082 Jason Drive
Denham Springs LA 70726

Covering the babies

The Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge chronicled the donation of preemie quilts to Woman's hospital. The blurb is listed on page 61 of the September/October 2010 magazine. Here's the link to the journal:  Heathcare Journal of Baton Rouge - Sept/Oct 2010 issue

Friday, August 27, 2010

And the Quilts Came Down

A group of Sassi Strippers gathered at the library today to close down the Kaleidoscope of Quilts show.  Norma McDaniel, Becky Fincher, Glenda Parks, Charlotte Hymel, Betty Braud, Merlene Lewis and Valerie Valle, along with Kevin from the library, worked to unpin items from the walls, take them from the cases, and bring down the quilts hanging from the ceiling.  All the quilts, dolls, hangings, jackets, etc were carefully folded and sorted into the proper owner piles, and will be available for pickup at the library between 12-1pm on Saturday, 28 August.  Norma and Glenda will be there to sign over the items to their owners.

The show was very well received, with complimentary comments being heard from patrons of the library.  SSQG has already been invited to schedule another show.

Thanks to all the guild for making SSQG first show a very successful one!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Minutes for the August 2010 Meeting at Jones Creek Library

(thanks to Karol Guidry for preparing the minutes for the members)

Sassi StrippersQuilting Guild August 19, 2919 Meeting Minutes

Meeting was called at to order at 6:3OPM

by Vice President Becky Fincher for President Linda Baumann who has a college class that lets out at 6:15pm
Secretary & Treasurer reports were approved as delivered. The treasury stands at $940.36 after expenses incurred from the guild quilt show. More expenses will be submitted.

Paula St. Romain Distributed copies of our guild roster to all in attendance. Thank you Paula for an awesome job. We thank and appreciate you. Now we ladies will be able to get in touch with each other easily! Kudos!

A total of 8 guests were in attendance. Carol Mendoza, Joanie Devilbiss, Beverly Amedee, Kathy Campo, Mary Bavier, Joyce Jensen,and Glenda Bionche. Al said they learned about our guild & meeting thru seeing our quilt show, newspaper write up & picture, announcement in the fun section and the wonderful Interview Becky & Valarie Barth conducted with Diane Deaton on the channel 9 morning show 8-19-2010 to publicize our guild quilt show & welcome visitors to our meetings. Beautifully accomplished!

Our program was postponed as our local designer Paula Toups injured her back at the last moment. Hopefully, She's feeling more comfortable now. She plans to present her program to us next month. We look forward to having her with us then.

Becky Fincher, Quilt Show chairwoman, announced quilts will come down Aug. 27th.

SSQG voted to award Kevin who helped hang quilts for the show from the ceilings on a 10ft. ladder with a token of our appreciation for his hard work, patience and perseverance. He was very easy to work with & did an outstanding job, enabling the show to be set in it's best possible settings.
Ginny Hughes & SSQG will get together for a sew day on an up coming Saturday. Ginny will e-mail the date when it is decided.

Valerie Valle sent the SSQG Blog address it is Explaining how the blog works, Valarie said to contact Linda Baumann, Glenda Parks or herself to ask questions, post happenings, pictures, info, news & Etc. Valerie loaded our quilt show pictures, our channel 9 morning show program in it's entirety, charity project info. & other items we are interested in. Check it out....... Thank you, Valerie. She showed the meeting members the morning show segment w/ Diane Deaton, Becky & Valarie Barth on her laptop.

Fat Quarters brought to the meeting by members winner was Linda Baumann. Let's try to remember to bring 1 or 2 fat Quarters to our next meeting September 16th. The limit per member is 2 fat quarters as for each fat quarter you bring your name goes into the hat & the drawn name wins all of them. So please bring HALLOWEEN fat qtrs. to the meeting on 9 - 16!!!

Mystery Quilts were shown by Jessie Comeaux and Valarie Barth! Valerie brought full copies of her mystery quilt for those who had not received the entire listing of clues. It's a two color quilt, possibly a good one to learn to quilt. It is also the Louisiana block! Thank you Valerie for providing the guild with a great mystery to solve & something pretty to remember our guild pleasantly by. You are the best, Valarie! We hope to see more mystery quilts soon as they are finished!

Unfinished projects (UFO'S) -- Please list yours & send the list to Jessie at As you finish a project notify her as she is keeping guild participant records & at the end of the year there will be a prize. Ask her all about it.

New & used greeting cards-- please bring in to Valerie Barth who in turn sends them in to St. Jude's Ranch where the children w/cancer put the fronts to good use. Ask Valerie about this, it's very worthwhile!

Karol asked who in the guild would like to be part of a retreat at Pam's Place in the not to distant future.The retreat three bedroom brick home is located on Aubin Lane Just off Sherwood Forest Blvd & I 12. You turn in between McDonald's & Burger King (S. First. Blvd), then turn between Billy Heroman Florist & Reeves Shopping Center, it's the 4th house on the left. All you need to bring are the clothes you wish to have for the 3 comfortable days & 2 nights, what you wish to work on while you are there, your sewing machine & basic sewing supplies, Twin sheet set or double sheet if you'd rather have a double bed (2 Available), towel, wash cloth, toiletries, soap, shampoo, what you would like to drink while you're there, a meal, possibly a one dish cooked already so you only have to to heat & serve & a treat yummy surprise to share w/the group. Meals will be chosen close to arrival date. the meals will be Fri. lunch & dinner;,Sat. Breakfast, lunch & dinner; Sun, breakfast & sometimes lunch is clean out the ice box of left overs. The cost is $70 whether you sleep there or not. Everything is there that you might need and the lighting is superior. You don't have to quilt to enjoy the freedom of life as we know it to be at home.Knitters, cross stitchers, doll makers, rug hookers & most crafters are welcome.

It is a non-smoking retreat center tho those who wish to smoke have a comfortable area provided out side in two covered areas. Come, relax & ENJOY with friends & make some new ones.

Prize basket winner was Madelon Mitchum.

Show & Tell was held

Nina Delaune announced that she will be teaching her beginning quilting class at Webb Park with the starting date Thursday, Sept. 2nd from 9am til 12 noon; running 6 weeks.The cost is $50.00 payable in advance to BREC, please call Janet at their office 926-4659 & she will answer any questions you may have. There will be a $20.00 fee for an already cut kit to make a log cabin quilt. You may also contact Nina at 261-7079.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm

Respectfully Submitted,

Karol Guidry


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Head Huggers Crocheted Chemo Cap

Another version of the chemo cap.  Click on the title of this post or on this link:

Head Huggers Crocheted Chemo Cap

Basic Chemo Cap Directions

For instructions on constructing the basic chemo cap, please click on the title of this post or go to this link:

Basic Chemo Cap Directions

The Ouch Pouch Instructions

For instructions on sewing ouch pouches, please click on the title of this post or go to this link:

Ouch Pouch Instructions

Diane Deaton Segment on WAFB

Here's the link to the Diane Deaton segment on WAFB this morning.  I'll try and embed the video direct.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Quilt Show Begins

The guild turned out in force today to kick off the Kaleidoscope of Quilts Show. Several members brought supplies and machines to demo quilting techniques. Flying geese, yo-yos, paper piecing were just a few skills that were shown.

Jesse is demonstrating hand applique to a group of onlookers.

Kid's coloring area where they made Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam blocks for a "color"ful quilt!

Guild President Linda Baumann gives 56 Preemie quilts to a representative of Woman's Hospital for their babies in NICU.  You can see the kid's coloring quilt behind the Preemies!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quilts from the ceiling

Yesterday we hung the quilts from the ceiling.  We had 26 pieces to hang in the foyer area, 5 down to the kid's area and another 8 in the kid's room.  That number does not include the small and medium sized hangings on the wall and the board by the meeting rooms.

The look of the quilts hanging from the ceiling was incredible.  The pictures don't give the impact you feel when you walk in and look at it in person.  But if you are in the UK or Wisconsin it is the next best thing!

The center one is a gorgeous hand applique.  These hit you when you walk in the front door. 

Looking down on one side of the row.  The work on the quilts is impressive.  Some are machined quilted, some hand quilted. 

These are the  largest quilts that needed to be folded over the hanging posts because they were too long to hang.    We were concerned about the effect, but it looks just fine!
Here is another group of the ceiling hangers.  This is in the opposite side of the magazine stacks.  The interesting thing is every time I have been in the library people have stopped me asking if any of them were for sale.  I laughed, and said, make me an offer!  One lady said, maybe A hundred dollars??          
                                   I really laughed then! 
glen:  I wanted to say, Go to Walmart, but I didn't!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Quilts hung at the Jones Creek Library

Quilt Comittee members gathered at the library today armed with ladders and t-pins and hung a portion of the quilts for viewing at the Jones Creek Library. 

Children's Room Quilts

Friday, July 30, 2010

SSQG July 15, 2010 Meeting Minutes

President Linda Baumann called the meeting to order at 6:39 pm, welcoming members & guests.

Treasurer Paula St.Romain reported a balance of $1035.17 in the club treasury. Expense was $8.49 for a roll of tickets for the MYF & the deposit of $24.00 dues for our 4 new members who joined in June. Secretary mistakenly reported that Jan Delgehausen joined the guild in June. Treasurer reported the error stating Jan joined in March.

Membership is now 24 paid members.

Thanks were given to Valerie Valley for her work setting up the blog for the guild. She sent out the blog set-up news via e-mail to each member.

Paula will hand out copies of the guild roster at our next meeting.

Madelon Mitchum was our guest & told everyone their contributions to breast cancer patients were very much appreciated & gave needed comfort. She received 3 chemo caps & said the patients will enjoy wearing them in the fall.

Chairman Becky Fincher & Committee chose the name “Kaleidoscope of Quilts” for our 2010 SSQG show to be held at the Jones Creek Library. Opening day will be August 7th with demos starting at 10 am. A Reception will be held will be held at 2pm when a staff member will be present to accept all the premie quilts/ blankets our guild has made to donate to Woman’s Hospital

Co-Chairwoman Linda Baumann – glass cabinets, Norma McDaniel – Inventory, Valerie Barth - Publicity

MORE QUILTS ARE NEEDED NOW FOR DISPLAY IN OUR SHOW ! ! ! Please CONTACT Norma, 667-4692, or Becky 753-6408 with your entry quilt(s) measurements so that proper plastic piping for hanging will be cut in advance of hanging day if you are unable to deliver your entry quilt(s). OUR SHOW NEEDS YOUR QUILTS ! ! !

PLEASE PRINT OUT THE “Kaleidoscope of Quilts”FLYER VALERIE DESIGNED AND HANG IT IN CHURCH, OFFICE, or ANYPLACE PEOPLE WILL SEE IT IN ORDER TO HAVE THE BEST ATTENDANCE POSSIBLE BY ALL WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED! Thanks!!!! She sent it to you attached in a July 15th e-mail. Invite your friends & family members to see & enjoy!

DEMO RUNNERS are also needed to allow members giving the demonstrators minutes away for necessary breathers, also HELPFUL RUNNERS are needed for fetching item(s) that might be needed, messages, etc. call Becky 753-6408.
All demos will be held in the center of the library as to be best seen by people entering the library doors.

Judy Holley presented her Program with a Trunk Show of both large & small quilts. She began quilting in 1970 after the birth of her 1st child and told us of her first quilt a Dresden Plate she designed & made as she launched her love of quilting. She inspired us with her love & description of color, “We are surrounded with color everyday”. She taught us how to approach color & prints of fabric with ease to obtain the best results in light vs. dark in our quilting design to gain the best qualities to catch the eye in the total finished quilt. She is currently teaching at the Quilt Shop “Cottage Creations & Quilts” in St. Gabriel, La. You may go to Judy’s web site to see the classes she is teaching & the dates for each. You may e-mail owned by Daisy Comeaux located 2.5 miles off La. 30, phone 225-642-8166, you will enjoy the
quilt shop & it’s brand new classroom as well as the fine collection of fabric, notions, etc. Judy will also teach guild classes and may be reached at 275-5965

Guild received a thank you note from the nurse at Woman’s Hospital for our guild’s dedication to making premie quilts for the neonatal unit.

Ginny Hughes needs cut out (2 piece) premie quilt count to be sewn by her American Sewing Guild August 21st so that she can make her agenda notifying her members how many premie quilts they’ll sew together for us that day. Thank you very much Ginny for your kindness to the guild and the neonatal unit. We appreciate you & the ASG very much!

Winner of the Christmas fat Quarter drawing was Jan Delgehausen.

ASG Sew Day August 21st at J. C. Library, our members may also attend, sew & join if you wish.

Michael Young Fest August 21st at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church at 12663 Perkins Road near Siegen Lane from 11-3 Events include: silent & live auctions, jambalaya, baked goods, hand-made items, an exhibit of Michael’s art pieces & family quilts. A raffle quilt (1)- purple & gold tiger quilt----&1 per chance.
Michael’s 2010GSQA entry quilt& many surprise quilts will be in the live auction. Come on out to see & enjoy.

Bonnie Parnell donated a huge box filled with items she had embroidered to the MYFest. Thank you, thank you Bonnie for all you have given to help Michael! There are caps (LSU & SU), tote bags, bath towels for children to mention a few of the many items!

Round Robin participants Becky, Glenda & Jessie opened their box one at a time & showed their completed quilt, they were all BEAUTIFUL! Super Job, ladies!

All Quilters are invited to come to a sit & sew at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church every 2nd Tuesday from 9am til 2pm. Please bring your lunch & something to work on. No charge involved at all.

Show & Tell was held.

Guest Charlotte Hymel rejoined our guild bring our paid membership to 25 .

Members present (23) Karol Guidry, Paula StRomain, Valerie Valle, Glen Parks, Norma McDaniel, Ginny Hughes, Jessie Comeaux, Betty Braud, Bonnie Parnell, Nina Delaune, Mynan Guidry, Valarie Barth, Angie Boudreaux, Jan Delgehauser, Heidi Brochard, Andrea Keith, Destry Graves, Laura Boyette, Caroline Derbes, Elsie Hamway, Dee Jeffers, Linda Baumann and Becky Fincher. Guests present (4) Charlotte Hymel ( joined ),Dixie Kirkland, Madelon Mitchum, who contacted us to help provide comfort items for breast cancer patients & Judy Holley our program presentor. Total attendance was 27.

Adjourned 8:23 pm.

Friday, July 16, 2010

"A Kaleidoscope of Quilts"

Quilt Display at the Jones Creek Library - August 7-28, 2010

Please join us during the month of August at the Jones Creek Regional Branch Library located at 6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge LA 70816 for a quilt display sponsored by the Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild.

Opening day commences on August 7, 2010 at 10am with quilting technique demonstrations. The demos are free, are open to the public, and will take place throughout the day. Please plan to bring your family and friends to lean about an art that has its roots in history, and to see the quilts on display.

Quilting technique demonstrations include:
- Hand quilting
- Yo-yo's
- Hand applique
- Flying geese
- Paper piecing
- Children's demo for ages 3-8 (must be accompanied by an adult)

The Guild will also host a reception to commemorate the beginning of the quilt display at the library. The reception will take place at 2pm on Saturday, 7 August 2010. The Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild is currently completing a service project to benefit local infants born prematurely and those having significant health concerns. As part of the opening day festivities, quilts/blankets made by the members of the guild will be donated to a staff member from a local area hospital.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!

For more information about the quilt display opening day activities, please contact the Jones Creek Library at 225-756-1140.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's a start!

Still a work in progress. Glad you were able to get on it. Now I need to add the officers so they can post and put the permanent info on the home page.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

SSQG June 17, 2010 meeting minutes

President Linda Baumann called the meeting to order at 6:20 p.m.

1. May 29th, 2010 Meeting Minutes were approved as recorded. Motion to accept was made by Dee Jeffers and seconded by Glenda Parks.

2. Treasurer Paula St.Romain reported same balance in guild treasury of $1014.00.

3. Donations for prize basket continue to be collected. If you have two of something, an item you’ll not ever use but had to have, etc., fat quarters, anything you think someone else would enjoy; please feel free to donate for club fun & speaker’s gift.

4. The Michael Young Fest will be held Saturday August 21st at Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Valarie Barth is our Guild Liaison to transfer news of plans for the event directly to all of us. Please mark your calendar to attend and invite those friends & family who enjoy quilts & crafts. Michael is a very talented man who gladly shares his skills with the community. He is & has been undergoing treatment for cancer, since he’s unable to work during these times bills are mounting. Valarie will tell us all that is planned. Please do not miss this event. Raffle Quilt, Live & Silent auction, many tables with great quilt goodies for sale, $5 Jambalaya Dinner by Thom Holley available from 11 a.m. til1 p.m. to eat there or to go. Organizers are asking for advance meal ticket sales to have a good idea how much to make. This is an event that will gather people together to help and honor an outstanding gentleman of our community.

5. A motion was made by Glenda Parks & 2nd by Dee Jeffers then approved by the guild to donate three rolls of raffle tickets to the M.Y. Fest committee for their raffle use & Paula StRomain was to purchase them with club funds.

6. Committee Reports:

a. Chemo caps/anti-ouch pouches/arm pillows- Karol Guidry

b. Web Site/Blog- Valarie Valley

c. UfO Challenge- Jessie Comeaux

d. Quilt Show- Becky Fincher Quilt Chairwoman will put out e-mail detailing specifics regarding dates, quilt sizes accepted, date/time/place to deliver the quilts you wish to exhibit in show. Norma McDaniel will collect entry quilts. Linda Baumann is Co- Chair woman and Valarie Barth is Publicity Chairman of The Sassi Stripper Quilt Show planned for the month of August 2010 at the Jones Creek Library. Date/place/alternate location for picking up your show quilts will be announced by Becky. If you have questions, Becky may be reached at 753-6408 or

e. Mystery Quilt- Valarie Barth

f. Charity Project- Preemie Quilts- Glenda Parks/ Andrea Keith- pre washed squares (one cotton other soft flannel). Sizes required- 18”x18” up to 36”x36”. Ginny Hughes has offered to open her American Sewing Guild sew day August 21st from 10 a. m. till 2 p.m. to power sew the blankets together with their members plus ours. She also extended an invitation to guild member to join ASG if you’d like to. Please bring or deliver cut to size squares (two per blanket) to Ginny or the AQS sew day. Ginny may be reached at

g. Hobbs Charity batting- Karol Guidry- Please save UPC proof of purchase decals.

h. Charity project- pillow cases OLOL –Conkeer Kanser a case for smiles - Angie Boudreaux

i. Flip tops for Ronald McDonald House- Becky Fincher

j. Birthday Fat Quarters-Dee Jeffers

k. Greeting cards (new or used) – Valerie Barth

l. Quilting retreat at Pam’s Place was postponed until a new date is presented.

7. Program Presentation by Sarah LeBlanc entitled “Needles & Threads” She shared her knowledge of which needles went the best with which machines, what needle best to use for which job, meaning for use of each brand size # number & designation whether it be sharps, embroidery, straw, etc.. The knowledge of thread sizes, weight, use and desired thread for each job requirement. The entire program was outstandingly received. The Guild presented a gift to Sarah in appreciation for a wonderful program.

8. Show & Tell was held.

9. Five guests were present; Laura Brandt Boyette, Destry Graves, Jan Delgehausn, Ellen Ruskin and Phyllis Martina. Speaker Sarah LeBlanc was present as were seventeen SSQG members; Jessie Comeaux, Heidi Brochard, Merlene Lewis, Karol Guidry, Becky Fincher, Dee Jeffers, Valerie Valley, Glenda Parks, Elsie Hamway, Paula StRomain, Valarie Barth, Norma McDaniel, Andrea Keith, Ginny Hughes, Angie Boudreaux, Linda Baumann and Bonnie Parnell.

10. Guests joining the guild at the meeting were Laura Boyette, Destry Graves, Jan Delgehausn, Ellen Ruskin and Nina Delaune.

11. June Birthday Fat Quarters were given to Dee Jeffers, our only June participant Birthday girl!

12. Door prize winners were Valerie Barth and Andrea Keith.

13. Fat quarter drawing winner was Ginny Hughes.

14. Our next meeting will be July 15th at 6:30 p.m.

15. Meeting adjourned at 8:37p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Karol Guidry