Saturday, September 17, 2011
The Wonky House Quilt that is to be donated to Habitat for Humanity's Art Auction has been completed. Thanks to everyone who contributed blocks and time for making the quilt and especially to Valerie Barth for taking charge of the project and to Jessie Comeaux for quilting it. Here's a pic for those of you who did not view it at Thursday's meeting.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes
August 18, 2011
Vice President Becky Fincher opened the meeting at 6:30 pm in the place of President Linda Baumann .
Secretary’s minutes of July meeting were approved as written by Betty Braud as acting secretary.
Charity quilts were discussed. The quilts still on display will be presented to Braveheart & Habitat for Humanity at a later date after our quilt show items are taken . down on Aug. 27 from 9 until 12. Members may pick up their quilts & other items that were displayed between 1 & 3 that afternoon. A room will be assigned to receive
all personal property entered in the show once it is matched to each member’s entry form listing.
A wonderful job was done by those who worked to make the show a success! President Linda Baumann for her encouragement, Show Chair Becky Fincher, Co-
Chair Glenda Parks, Publicity Chair Valerie Barth,
& each & all members for their pride of entering their work in the show! Organizational Chair Valerie Valley
It took all of us to do the task well. Thanks to everyone, the show was a complete success! Becky spoke with library employees who loved having all the art
with its color around them & their glowing reports form the general public who visited. A guest book was put out for those attending the show to sign and many
compliments were given. The show was a success.
Becky Fincher & Valerie Barth appeared on the noon Channel 9 news with Diane Deaton interviewing them about the SSQG Quilt Show for the month of Aug. 2011.
While discussing the show they showed the audience antique & our charity quilts. A job well done!
Visitors were invited to cast one vote for their favorite quilt in the show on our Open House Demo Day Saturday Aug. 6. Results were #1 Merlene Lewis, #2 Karol
Guidry & #3 Jessie Comeaux.
Valarie Barth Wonky House quilt blocks that members brought to the meeting & stated that more of the blocks were needed now to sew together our charity raffle
Quilt for Habitat for Humanity due in mid October. She set two Saturday sew dates to sew the blocks into the quilt:
Sat. Sept. 10 & 17 are sew dates, Please come – room 3 “Wonky Town Quilt” 9am til 1pm
Betty Braud presented a program to illustrate the preparation of a quilt sleeve to sew by hand to the top back of our quilts for hanging purposes. She showed many
examples of quilt sleeve construction & explained the preferred preparation. She brought copies of internet instructions to share. More may be obtained from Libby
Lehman, or http://patchworkpie.blogspot.com/2008/06/quilt-sleeve-almost-show-style.html, or go to www.quilt.org for information & information on sleeve & binding.
Merlene showed little bears in three sizes that her former guild in
made & donated to hospitals for children & neonatal units to see if members would like Virginia
to make them to donate locally. Discussion was held & Merlene will present again at November meeting in order to have members vote on the project.
Show & Tell was Held.
Pat Patton of Zachary’s Honey Bees Guild is sponsoring a bus to
’s International Quilt Show leaving Wednesday Nov. 2 & returning Thurs.nite . Nov. 3. The price is $194 from Houston based on double occupancy & includes deluxe motor coach with rest room, 1 nite hotel, entrance fees, breakfast Baton Rouge
daily, 1 year membership to Quilting Association, all taxes & tips, including driver. Itinerary-WED. Motor coach from Zachary,
, on I-10 with pick- Baton Rouge
ups along the way. Arrive in
around 2pm. Spend the afternoon at the preview of the 2011 Quilting Festival. THURSDAY: We will check out of hotel Houston
at 10:00 a. m. & spend the day at the quilting Festival. Departing
at 6:00 p. m. to travel home. Houston Contact Zachary Travel Center 5145 Main St. Ste E
Welcome members Madeline Monroe & Stacey Cooper. Our membership is now at 25.
Kathy Brown will be with us to present our September program. She has designed fabric lines for
& is now designing popular lines for Red Troy
Rooster. Martingale is the publisher of her books & her many patterns she publishes personally under her “The Teacher’s Pet”. Please bring the Kathy
Brown Quilts you have made to show at he meeting along with the others you wish to show. Kathy will enjoy seeing the quilts we have made with her
patterns. She’ll be bringing many things to show & share with us.
Our Jan Delgehausen will be presenting our October program sharing how she makes her beautiful Christmas ornaments. We will come ready to
learn & try to make own.
April graciously volunteered to be our SSQG Historian. Thanks, April.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm.
The next meeting of SSQG will be Thursday evening September 15 at the Jones Creek Library at 6:30pm
Strip color for September will be black.
Guests present were Kara Hopson& Stacey Cooper. Members attending were: Merlene Lewis, Betty Braud, Madeline Monroe, Linda Baumann, Norma McDaniel, Karol Guidry, April Reeves, Paula St. Romain, Jessie Comeaux, Valerie Valle, Jan Delgehausen, Heidi Brochard, Dee Jeffers Elsie Hamway, Andrea Keith & Becky Fincher(18 with Stacey Cooper joining). Catherine Plantago brought fabric she was kind enough to donate & departed before the meeting was well underway.