Founded in 2005 by quilters who wanted to share their love of quilting with others, our guild's purpose is to promote appreciation and interest in quilting and to provide educational opportunities.
Membership is open to anyone interested in quilting.
The Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild meets every
third Thursday at the Jones Creek Library.
Sassi Strippers Quilt
Guild Meeting Minutes – November 15, 2012
Vice president Jessie Comeaux called the meeting to order at
6:30pm welcoming 11 members.
The meeting minutes were accepted by Sharon Holder and Betty
Treasurer Heidi Brochard reported a balance of $819.89 as of
October 31, 2012 in the SSQG account. There was a deposit of $33.00 made to the
account ($15.00 for batting fund and 3 additional paid memberships ($18.00)).A copy of the treasurer’s report was given to
the secretary.Treasurer’s report was accepted
as given by Elsie Hamway and Valerie Valle, respectively.
Blog Site –
Meeting minutes and pictures
are posted on the blogsite.If anyone
has info to be posted on the blogsite, please give it to Valerie Valle.
see new pictures of past meetings and the quilt show posted to the blog site in
September and October 2012.
Guild members are encouraged to
look at the blog site to access meeting minutes, pictures of guild events, etc.
and also to make comments on the posts.The address for the blog site is http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com/
(UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux
Jessie Comeaux is the chair for
2012.The quilt needs to be quilted and
finished to be counted as completing the UFO.You can add a quilt at any stage to the list (blocks, fabric, kit, etc.).
The guild finished 15 quilts out
of the only four people that joined. The guild will play again next year.Magazines were given to all who participated
as a prize. Thanks to Jessie Comeaux for providing the prizes.
Tabs – Becky
Fincher is the guild contact for this charity project.Please detach the flip tops from all aluminum
soda, soup, juice, vegetable, etc. cans.Bring them to the meeting.Tabs
will be sent to Ronald McDonald House in Monroe for 2012.Becky’s sister took another batch of tabs to
Monroe.Noreen M. from River City Quilt Guild donated
tabs during the month of November.
The guild will continue to use
its donated fabric to construct charity quilts.Please bring back any charity fabric that you have left over from this
year’s charity quilts.The fabric will
be collected at future meetings.Merlene
Lewis and Elsie Hamway are the co-chairs for 2013.Members can choose whatever pattern they
would like as long as it makes a lap size quilt (50”x60”).The due date for charity quilts is the July
Lewis volunteered to purchase batting from JoAnn’s at a discounted price.It will come out to approximately $68 per
roll for 100% cotton batting.A vote was
taken to purchase 2 rolls.Thank you
Sharon Holder graciously offered
to pay for one roll as her contribution to the guild.Thank you Sharon. The guild will pay for the
second roll. $15 donations will be collected at the Christmas party. Please see
Christmas party details below.Donations
the November meeting, the following items were discussed pertaining to the
donation of the charity quilts:Sharon
Holder mentioned a newspaper article re: service members.She will bring the article to the January
meeting for discussion.Becky Frederick
will find a contact for homeless veterans, and Sharon Holder will contact
Jefferson Manor nursing home.Confirmation of final locations for donation of charity quilts will take
place in January.
please bring your easy patterns to share with the guild to the January meeting.
Block of the Month
We are doing a block of the month project
for 2012.Becky Fincher is the guild
contact for this activity.
Please note that each block will be 12” finished.
See 2/23/12 email to guild from Becky Fincher (copy
I don't know where the
last week went. I apologize for taking a week to get this out. I will have
printouts at the next meeting to be copied if you have problems downloading.
Call me if you have a problem and maybe I can walk you thru. I went back to www.quilterscache.com for free blocks we can use. Each person will be making their own
January – Fancy Stripes
February – Mr.
March – Four Corners
April – Soaring Past
May – Snowball
June - Anvil
July – Lady of Lake II
August – Easy Pieced Butterfly
September – Bear Tracks
October – Shooting Star 2
November – Sting Stars 2
December – Friendship Circle
Finished quilts and quilt tops should be brought to the
January 2013 meeting for show and tell.
Dee Jeffers reserved the
room at City Café for this year’s party.It is located at the corner of O’Neal Lane and George O’Neal.The party will take place at 6:30pm on
December 13th. Please note this is not our normal meeting date, due
to its close proximity to Christmas.Individual tabs will be paid by each member.
The guild voted that a
collection of $15 dollars will be taken at the party for the purchase of
batting for 2013 charity quilt projects.Participation in this collection is optional.
Door Prize Drawing
– Andrea Keith
Keith is the guild contact in charge of door prizes.These were items donated by other guild
members or members of the quilting community.If there is something that you don’t use or have a duplicate of
something in your quilt room, please consider donating it to the group to use
as a door prize.Stay tuned for more
chances to win a door prize at a future quilt meeting.Winners were drawn during the October
meeting.Pam Tennyson and Sharon Holder
won door prizes.
Quilt Show – August
The quilt show is set for the
month of August for the year 2013.Ms.
Gayle from the library has requested the date for the demo day.Date to be decided at January 2013 meeting
Teddy Bear’s for
Lewis presented this charity project before the guild last year (as noted in
August 2011 minutes and voted on in November 2011).Our Lady Of The
Lake Regional Medical Center Emergency Room called & notified Merlene that
they very much wanted the bears Sassi Strippers was offering to make for child
patients.The hospital mentioned that
they look forward to getting more bears.
Karol Guidry sent an email to
the guild members on April 2, 2012 which included the instructions for the
Please feel free to make as
many as you would like to & bring them to a future meeting.If you do not have the instructions, please
let us know and we can provide extra copies at the next meeting.
They can be made of materials
you have in your stash, plaids, prints, solids or Flannel, what ever you want
to use.Please let us know if anyone
would like some of the guild’s donated fabric to make the bears.Let’s keep this project going for the
remainder of the year.
The guild sent a total of 96 bears to Cancer Services and
another 96 bears to OLOL Emergency Room during September/October 2012.There were a total of 409 bears made by the
Sassi Strippers since the project was started.
Pam Tennyson volunteered to
be the guild’s Just-Do-It chair.She
will send out emails every so often planning activities for the guild.Contact Pam via email for more details.
Sharon Holder asked if the guild
was registered as a charitable organization.The guild does have a tax ID, but is not registered as a federal
charitable organization.Sharon offered
to look into this registration for the guild.An update was given during the October 2012 meeting.Sharon obtained the application and Becky
agreed to review the form.An annual
report would need to be filed if the guild was to obtain this
registration.This item was tabled
during the meeting for future discussion.
Life Museum wants folks to hand quilt at the museum on Mondays and
Tuesdays.Renee has volunteered to
help.The group meets from 11am-2pm on
Monday and Tuesday in an “old time” quilt bee fashion.For more information, contact Renee.
**A&E Pharmacy in FL and JoAnn’s gives discounts to
quilt guild members, just show your membership card.
**The guild still has cookbooks for sale.
**We have a Bingo game and we will be playing in the
**Becky talked to Ms. Yvonne about making a reservation
for the room next year for our third Thursday meetings.
Show and Tell
Program – Stitched
– movie night – Thank you Pam Tennyson and Becky Frederick for the movie and
popcorn and other treats!
Executive Board Meeting –date to be announced
December – Guild Christmas Party (12/13 at City Café – note date)