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