Friday, February 18, 2011
Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
February 18, 2011 meeting minutes
Jones Creek Library
Glenda Parks opened the meeting at 6:30 pm acting in the place of our President & Vice President who were unable to attend.
Treasurer Paula St. Romain reported the guild has 19 members. The treasury now stands at $1666.80.
Secretary’s report was accepted as corrected.
Becky Frederick joined our guild tonite, welcome Becky! Two guests were present April Reeves and Pat Lafleur we hope to see them back with us soon.
The library reported to members that the SSQG must go online to register to continue to meet at the library. A form is to be filled in & dates of our meeting placed on the library’s calendar.
Strip Exchange – Everyone who wishes to participate is to bring their own paper bag with their name on it & place on the table designated for the exchange. Please bring strips for Jan, Feb. & March – white, red & green. Strips are to measure 2 ½ “ by however long your fabric is wide from selvage to selvage. If your fabric is 44” wide, your strip will be 2 ½” x 22’’; if your fabric is 42” wide, your strip will be one half of that measurement = 2 ½” x 21.
Please bring 20 or 15 sets of the white - red – green cut strips (one color for each month) to our next meeting. We will have a better count of how many members are participating in this guild event.
Chairman of the monthly Fat Quarter Lotto Drawing Carol Mendoza has chosen fabric designations for each month of the year;
March – plaids June – polka dots Sept. – back to school prints Dec. – (nothing as this is
April – pastel prints July – red/white/blue Oct. – any thing black/orange usually the party)
May – paisley “ August – beach prints Nov. – Christmas prints Jan. 2012 – red
Chemo caps were brought & given to Madelon Mitchum for breast cancer patient’s use. Aluminum flip tops were also brought in for Ronald McDonald House.
Possible uses for the fabric donated to the guild was discussed. Valerie Barth will see about setting a date with the library for the guild to see the fabric & determine possible use of a 3 step mystery quilt pattern. Pressing, kit cutting, & some sewing may be done. All quilts will be donated to charity(s).
Glenda Parks gave a great program on Scrap Quilting. She brought much knowledge & showed how to cut & containerize various strips and squares of fabric that is left over after you are finished cutting out quilt pieces rather that throwing away the leftover fabric. She mentioned the cost of fabric today & cited Bonnie Hunter’s recent classes here in our city. Glen showed her own blocks she made in 3 of Bonnie’s classes and explained all she saw & learned while there. She encouraged all of us to go to Bonnie’s website, Quiltville.com to see what information awaits you. Thank you Glen for a super program filled with facts we can put to use & small up our fabric & keep our $$$$!!!!! Betty Braud showed her blue & white Pineapple Blossom quilt top she completed from Bonnie’s class as an example of controlled scrap quilt.
Our next meeting will be March 17th . Mary Woltmann of River City will speak briefly on the Giving Quilt Organization & their show to be held in May 7th in St. Gabriel.
Sixteen members were present: Glen Parks, Paula St. Romain, Norma McDaniel, Nina Delaune, Valerie Valle, Valerie Barth, Elsie Hamway, Merlene Lewis, Betty Braud, Carol Mendoza, Jan Delgehausen, Jessie Comeaux, Madelon Mitchum, Heidi Brochard, Dee Jeffers & Karol Guidry.
Show & Tell was held.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Our Meeting will be Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 6:30 at the Jones Creek Library. We will have a program presented by our own, Glen Parks on Scrap Quilting and how to store and use scraps. Please feel free to bring a guest to the meeting.
****Bring to meeting****
Fat quarters for drawing - Anything Red up to 2
2 1/2" by 22" Strips for Sassi Striper Exchange (20 White strips for January and 20 Red Strips for February)
Member ship dues ($12.00 check preferred)
Completed Preemie Blankets for Woman's Hospital
Pillowcases for OLOL
Hobbs batting UPC's
Greeting Cards (used or new) (no Hallmark)
Tabs from Soda Cans
See you there!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
January 20, 2011 Meeting Minutes
Jones Creek Library
President Linda Baumann welcomed members to the meeting at 6:30 pm.
Minutes of the November 2010 meeting were approved. No minutes were taken in December as the Christmas Party was the only activity of our guild.
Treasurer Paula St.Romain reported a balance of $869.80 in the treasury. She stated that annual dues of $12.00 are due now.
Guild cook books (40) are available to buy & sell by members at $5.00 each. Glen Parks has them, please contact her to purchase or have some on hand to sell.
Donated fabric that has been washed was discussed. Ideas for using this fabric were mystery, children, home & quickly accomplished quilts. Valarie Barth suggested we plan to have a Saturday sew day & set up stations to press, cut & sew to make easily constructed quilts.
The August Quilt Show at the Jones Creek Library 2011 was discussed. Becky Fincher stated that the library would like to us to have the show up for two months this year as it was soo well received by the public last year with much praise of the show extended to the library staff members. The guild voted to agree to allow our quilts & quilted articles & clothing to be displayed in Aug. & Sept.
The guild now has 34 poles to hang quilts from the ceiling & other articles were displayed on walls, ledges & in display cases including the left entry wall show case. Two recommendations were made to have a guest book for the public to sign & an award offered, Viewer’s Choice Best of Show. A Ribbon will be ordered and placed on the winning entry.
The guild voted to conduct a Strip Exchange this year. Each month of the year was designated a color strip to bring –
Jan.- white March- green May- pink July- blue Sept.- black Nov- turquoise
Feb.- red April- purple June-yellow Aug.- brown Oct.- orange Dec.-
Dee offered to bring brown paper bags – one for each participant whose name will be put on bag.
Strips are to measure 2 ½” by 22”. If you wish to participate in this group activity please bring 20 white & 20 red strips to place one red & one white strip into each participants bag & your own to this weeks meeting. More information will be discussed at the meeting.
Merlene Lewis delivered 38 preemie quilts to Woman’s Hospital & reported how gratefully the lady appreciated our donation to the ICU. Merlene delivered the thank you note from the hospital to the guild.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Well, we are off to a great start this year with new ideas and projects! With that said, I would like to poll the guild as to what types of programs and speakers you would like to see in the coming year. Keep in mind that we have some very talented members in the group that might volunteer to do a demo or program. Please email me with your program and speaker requests and then we can start scheduling! I appreciate your input and look forward to a great year.