Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Recent events recap

Hi! Everyone,
Linda's personal email is down so I am writing you.  We had our monthly meeting last Thursday.  Attendance was low but alot of people were out of town.  Some quilts were turned in for the quilt show.  The quilts for this show can be a quilt you made another year than last as long as it is something new from last years show.  Three people showed up for the sit and sew Saturday.   The quilts to be hung from the ceiling of the library will be done this Thursday, July 28 from 1pm until we are finished.  There is another work day scheduled Friday, July 29 from 1 until.  Friday work project is to display quilts and other items in the glass cases and the walls.  Please contact Valerie Valle, Glenda Parks or myself to make arrangements for your items to be in the quilt show.  Also contact one of us if you are available to help Thursday or Friday.  Valerie Barth and myself will be on Channel 9, WAFB Monday, August 1 at noon to promote the quilt show.  Please plan to attend our Open House Saturday, Aug. 6 which begins at 10am and will probably be over by 3pm.  There are still plenty of opportunities for everyone to support our Quilt Show efforts.
Quilters are good people,
Becky Fincher

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SSQG June 16, 2011 Meeting Minutes

  Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild                                                                          
                                                                               June 16, 2011 Meeting Minutes                                                                                             
                                                                                       Jones Creek Library                                                                                                
      President Linda Baumann opened the meeting at 6:40 pm welcoming all members present and our Guest Daisy Comeaux our evening program presenter.
      Treasurer Paula St.Romain reported a $1143.00 balance in the club treasury. SSQG has 23 members currently. She also brought & donated a large variety of solid colored fabric yardage to the guild to be used in the making of charity quilts.                                                                                                                                   

     Secretary’s report was accepted with two corrections; wrong website was reported for wonky houses (see correct below).                                                               
     Quilt Show Committee Members reported progress in planning for a successful show again this year. Becky Fincher is Chairwoman; Glenda Parks is Co-Chairwoman, Valarie Barth - Publicity, Norma Mc Daniel – Documentation, Linda Baumann - Children’s Programs. Valerie Valle will receive all quilts & keep them at her home. Charity quilts will be given to Habitat for Humanity & Braveheart at 2pm at open house demo day on August 6. All members are requested to invite all family, friends and interested people to attend open house – demo day as all are encouraged to come out as we will all be there to welcome the public. The show will be up for the month of August. The Show committee will be e-mailing all needed information to you. July 28 is the hanging date. Quilts are requested to be brought to the July 21 meeting. Valerie Valle  will send a form via e – mail requesting measurements of each quilt or object you may put in the show to plan location of entries,  Please bring this to the meeting. The last day entries will be accepted is July 28 at the library at set up time. A Guest Book, Viewer’s Choice vwere suggested to be additions to this year’s show.
    Unfinished Project Chairwoman Jessie Comeaux reported 142 UFO’s entered by members with 14 finished so far this year.
    The website for Tonya Ricucci – Wonky Town houses may be her web site or                                          
    Daisy Comeaux, owner of Cottage Creations Quilt Shop located on Bayou Paul Road in St. GabrielLa., presented a delightful program on making fabric roses with the majority of the guild participating . The meeting room was filled with beautiful roses. Daisy told the guild that she has the fusible for sale at her shop to make the double wedding ring quilt she showed us completed for $35.00 & also another quilt she showed us completed as well. A wonderful time was had by all.        
   Door prizes were won by Dee, Jan & Karol. A rose donated by Daisy was won by Karol & went home with Linda with Love.

    Strip color for exchange July 21 meeting is BLUE !!!!

    Respectfully Submitted,                                                                                                                                            
          Karol Guidry

Monday, July 18, 2011

Charity Quilt Project Update

Thank you to everyone who has helped thus far with the Sassi Stripper's charity quilt project.  We could not have made the 15 quilts without you!

We have a few final things to finish up on several of these quilts... 
The next sew day is on Saturday, July, 23rd from 10-3pm at the Jones Creek library.  All are invited to attend.
 This will be the last sew day before the quilt show.  

Please bring all completed charity quilts to the July meeting or to this sew day.  We will need to put labels on the quilts and finish up any portions that are not complete.

Quilts will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and Braveheart as part of the show. 

Valerie Barth 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

SSQG July 22, 2011 Meeting and Quilt Show Details

Hi Ladies
We are now just weeks away from the quilt show and open house (August 6th).  Lots of exciting things are happening!
First of all, please make sure you send your list of show entries to Valerie Valle if you have not already done so.  The quilt show committee will be collecting your entries on Thursday, July 21st at the meeting at 6:30pm. New this year we are going to award ribbons for viewer's choice.   Please make sure you fill out the Entry/Inventory Form and that your quilt is clearly labeled.  If your quilt it is to be hung, it must have either a 4" sleeve or tabs that are securely sewn to the top of the quilt.  Please note that the charity quilts do not need sleeves or tabs.  All quilts must be in a pillowcase or cloth bag with the owners name and phone number on it. 
If you can't make the meeting, there will also be a final collection of quilts on Thursday, July 28th the time is to be announced later.
We have made great progress on the charity quilt project.  So far we have 15 charity quilts that will be displayed and later donated to our charities.  Great job everyone. 
Since we are collecting quilts, we will not have a demo or guest speaker.  Please bring your strips for the exchange and any other donated goods.  We will go over the details for the Open House and Quilt Show.  This is a great opportunity for our guild to give back to the local community and also introduce people to quilting. See you on Thursday!

The following is the announcement that Valerie Barth send it out to local quilt guilds and media, if you would like to forward this information to your friends and family, please feel free to do so. We want a big turnout on August 6th.
The Sassi Stripper’s Quilt Guild will display a selection of their quilts titled “Kaleidoscope of Quilts II” at the Jones Creek Regional Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish library system during the month of August.  

The quilt guild will host an open house on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 10am until 3pm at the library.  The open house will have activities for participants of all ages.  Activities include children’s quilting activities, various demonstrations of quilting techniques, and an opportunity for viewers to sew a strip into a “Strips of Love” quilt that will be donated to charity.   A presentation of quilts to several charitable organizations will take place at 2pm on Saturday, August 6, 2011.  Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.