Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SSQG April 21, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild                                                                               
April 21, 2011 meeting minutes                                                                   
Jones Creek Library
   President Linda Baumann welcomed members and opened the meeting at 6:50pm. There were no guests present.                                                               
   Treasurer Paula St. Romain was unable to be present but sent word the amount present in the treasury had remained unchanged and stands at $1151.80.
   Secretary’s report was accepted.                                                                                                                                                                         
   Glenda Parks presented an opportunity to host a guild retreat at Pam’s Place Retreat Center in June or July of this year. She asked how many would like to attend & 10 members raised their hands. The date was then set - July15,16 &17. The retreat center has 3 cutting stations, 2 long board ironing stations, 10 work tables w/10 rolling
chairs which sit at work tables & roll into den dining table. The dining table may also be used to pin a quilt or lay one out for block placements. There are 7 design walls in the work room to use for design work, block placement, row layout &/or seeing your quilt from a distance back to switch blocks around or know you have them the way you want them to be. This is a 3 bedroom brick home with full kitchen & beds for 10 people right here in Baton Rouge .                                               
   Glenda sent a list for members to sign that they would like to attend.                                                                                                                         
   Becky Fincher said that she had two boxes of donated fabric that Paula St. Romain had washed & ironed with her tonite. Valarie Barth had chosen the “Block Aid”
Pattern mystery quilt to have the guild use to make our charity quilts. The sew day will be announced at a later date.                                
   Next month a representative of Habitat for Humanity will visit & address our guild to let us know what their needs will be for quilts 2011.Members voted - vote passed to donate charity quilts to Habitat for Humanity.                                                                                                                                                            
   Show & Tell was held.                                                                                                                                                
   Jan Delgehausen won the pastel print fat quarter lotto.                                                                                                                                                   
   Door prizes were won by Becky Fincher and Elsie Hamway.                                                                                                                      
   Guild members then spent the next hour pressing the donated fabrics & cutting the 1st phase of the mystery quilt pattern. We have begun! Two boxes of fabric were sorted divided into lengths then members cut ½ yard pieces & fat quarters into 5” squares. Large yardage was put in one box to be used as backings along with juvenile fabric, ziplock bags of cut 5” squares & remnants. Becky Frederick agreed to store the box at her home. There now is only one box with donated allocated charity fabric.
   Our next meeting will be Thursday May19th at Jones Creek Library at 6:30 pm.                                                                                                                    
   Fat Quarter lotto will be paisley prints. Strip exchange color will be pink.                                                                                                                                  
   Please try to attend the Giving Quilt Show Saturday May 7th at the St. Gabriel Community Center . They are expecting 200 charity quilts to be hanging. Much activity will be taking place for those who attend to take part in if they wish to do so. Jambalaya lunch will be on sale + cold drinks. Please go to to learn more. If you miss this event you will try to go next year when those who can go this year talk about all that took place.                                           
   Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.                                                                                                                                                                 ;                      
    Fourteen members were present; Karol Guidry, Caroline Derbes, Becky Frederick, Merlene Lewis, Betty Braud, Elsie Hamway Jan Delgehausen, Heidi Brochard, April Reeves, Valerie Valley, Norma McDaniel, Glen Parks, Linda Baumann, and Becky Fincher.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                 ;                                           Respectfully Submitted                                                   
 Karol Guidry                                                   

Summer Quilt Down Retreat

I have secured the dates of July 15, 16, 17 for the Sassi Stripper Summer Quilt Down Retreat.  (Like WrestleMania’s Summer Smack Down but with quilts!)

I can schedule a class for something like that FQ Bag or a purse or we can do a hour to hour mystery quilt.  Or you can be on your own, whatever the majority wishes.  It will be fun.

I have a list of 11 people who have signed up for the weekend.  We need 9 minimum which would  be a cost of $70 per person for the weekend.  It is the same if you stay for the night or not or leave early or come late.  9 sleeps comfortably, 10 is very doable, and 11 or 12 is tight.  But we can always schedule another weekend if we have more willing to go again.

Pam French’s Retreat House is available to us from 9:30 AM on Friday until about 4:00 PM on Sunday so we have a lot of time to finish a lot of quilts.

If you wish to add your name to the list please email me privately at

I will need ½ of the money ($35)  to pre-pay Pam and secure our spot.  Mail it to me at

Glen Parks
3613 Sessions Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

If you wish to pay all of the money that

The participants are:
Valerie Barth
glen Parks
Paula St Romain
Heidi Brouchard
Caroline Derbes
Jessie Comeaux
Becky Frederick
Becky Fincher
Karol Guidry
Linda Baumann
(I can’t really read this one) Monica?  Norma? Maybe


SSQG Charity Project update

Hi Everyone,
Sending an update from the meeting this past week on the Sassi Strippers Charity Project.  Valerie Barth found a great  pattern by Judy Hopkins called Block Aid for use by guilds for non-profit community service projects.  This is a mystery charity project. On Thursday, April 21st, we ironed and cut up a good portion of the fat quarters that were donated into 5" squares.  This is the first instruction in the pattern.  If you could not make the meeting, but want to participate at home
you can bring your 5" squares to the next meeting. 
Also, the pattern called for a solid or "read as a solid" fabric for the next part of the pattern.  This requires about 2 5/8 yards for a double size.  If you would like to donate a solid for the next step bring it to the next meeting.  We may also check with wasted women to see if they have any solids they can donate to our cause. 
Thank you to all that participated and brought irons, ironing boards, mats and fabric.  This is a great group project and I am proud of the way the group all worked together.
Thank you again Becky Frederick for taking the box of donated fabric to store for the guild.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SSQG April 21, 2011 Meeting

Hi Everyone,
This Thursday, April 21st at 6:30 we will meet at the Jones Creek Library for our monthly meeting.  This month we are going to have an activity for everyone in the guild to participate in.   Remember the fabric that was donated to the guild a while back? Well, we are finally ready to start the process of cutting the fabric up that will eventually be made into charity quilts!   Valerie Barth has located a great pattern that is specifically for guilds that are making quilts for charity.  The fabric is pre-washed but may need to be pressed. I would appreciate if several members could bring cutting mats, rulers and rotary cutters.  Also, a couple of irons and  a table top ironing board would come in handy.  Becky Fincher will be bringing the donated fabric.  We will have a brief meeting to go over committee reports , the Fat Quarter drawings, Show and Tell and door prizes.
Things to Bring to the Meeting:
  • Fat Quarter(s) for drawing -  Pastels
  • Fabric Strips for Exchange - Purple
  • Cutting Mats, Rulers and Rotary Cutters (please put your name on them)
  • Pull tabs, Greeting Cards and other charity items.
  • List of UFOs for Jessie
  • Items for the door prize basket
  • Show and Tell
Hope to see you all there!   Thank you Karol for a great job of keeping the guild up to date with the minutes.

SSQG March 17, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
March 17, 2011 meeting minutes
Jones Creek Library
President Linda Baumann opened the meeting at 6:40pm, welcoming everyone.
New member April Reeves was welcomed into our guild.
Treasurer Paula St. Romain reported $1151.80 was the balance in the guild’s treasury.
Secretary’s was accepted as corrected.
Old Business:
Sew Days – Valarie Barth will arrange possible dates to press donated fabric, cut out, arrange fabric according to pattern & color; then members will sew all
prepared fabric into charity quilts. It is possible that several dates may need to be arranged in order to complete the project.
New Business:
A questionnaire will be forthcoming to our membership to let members say what they are interested in learning, program ideas, games to play, monthly
fabric lotto/swap/drawing etc. Any ideas you have & suggestions that may improve the guild. What would you be interested in doing, seeing & learning?
What interests do you have etc?
Andrea introduced members to Moda designer’s pattern Flag of Valor – 1800 Star blocs are needed by May 2011. You may make blocks if you wish.
Becky Fincher reported that Diane Deaton asked if SSQG would make a quilt to be raffled with the money it raised going to Habitat for Humanity. Glenda
Parks volunteered to put the quilt together & Jessie Comeaux volunteered to quilt it. Guild members may take part in designing the quilt, choosing the colors
& making & placing the blocks as well as sewing the rows together.
Jessie Comeaux represented our guild as liaison to Lost Heroes Quilt Project.
GSQA members in our guild are: Jessie, Paula, Betty & Nina. Is anyone else a member? It is time to join or renew your membership, all are welcome.
President Linda Baumann invited members & their families to attend The St. Joseph’s Altar at Scared Heart Catholic Church at 11:30am on this Sunday.
She showed & shared a book showing the history of Saint Joseph’s Altar and color photos of actual altars as various churches designed them to praise andgive thanks to St. Joseph for his kindness.
Poccarello’s is selling rosarys made of fava beans.
Dee Jeffers presented a delightful program on making yo yos and showed some of the clowns, animals, dolls and many other delights you can create with any color yo yos.
Members enjoyed making their own yo yo or watching others make them. Secrets in preparation were shared by Dee . Thank you for a fun & informative pro
-gram.   Indygo Junction is a good source of ideas & products, Dee said they were the best she’d found.
Becky Fincher presented a program on the quilting cruise she & her husband had just gotten back home from. He didn’t join in the quilting activities but
found much to enjoy while Becky attended quilting activities, classes & loved newly learned techniques. She bought the most beautiful hand screened batiks
from the islanders who created them in the most beautiful colors. She encouraged members to take a quilting cruise, she enjoyed it very much.
Show & Tell was held: Our newest member April Reeves showed the 2nd quilt she made & we all instantly fell in love with it! Members also showed their beautiful quilts.
Fat quarter Drawing was won by Karol Guidry.
Our next meeting is this Thursday, April 2ist at 6:30 pm at Jones Creek Library.
Fat Quarter Lotto – the color to bring this month is pastel prints
Strip Exchange – this month’s color is purple!  Please bring 20 2 ½” strips cut from width of the fabric (WOF). You would cut 10 – 2 ½”
high strips then fold the (WOF) strip in half lengthwise cut once on the fold line = 20  2 ½” strips approximately 2 ½” by ½ the meas
-urement of your Width of fabric is. Fabric is not all 36” wide from selvage to selvage. If it was 36” the strip cut in half would = 18”.
You’d have 2 Strips 2 ½” x 18”. You will just fold your strip in half & cut on the fold line. The length they are will be fine.
This year the colors done are – Jan. – white,  Feb. – red,  March - green,  - this month as shown above – is purple! If you would like to do this, please do join in.

Fifteen members were present. Linda Baumann, Becky Fincher, Karol Guidry, Andrea Keith, Dee Jeffers, Heidi Brochard, April Reeves, JanDelgehausen, Glen Parks, Valerie Valle, Jessie Comeaux, Paula St. Romain, Merlene Lewis, Betty Braud and Becky Frederick.

Respectfully Submitted,
Karol Guidry

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sassi Strippers are invited!

  The Program- - Judy LaQuidara will present a free lecture, an open invitation to all quilters.
check her website Friday and Saturday classes
Thursday at River City --  6:30 pm  4-7-11

Sassi Strippers are invited!

  The Program- - Judy LaQuidara will present a free lecture, an open invitation to all quilters.
check her website Friday and Saturday classes
Thursday at River City --  6:30 pm  4-7-11