Thursday, January 31, 2013

Heart Flag Quilt Block

2013 UFO Sign Up Sheet

Charity Bear Project - Patterns

SSQG - January 2013 Meeting Minutes

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes – January 17, 2013

President Becky Fincher called the meeting to order at 6:30pm welcoming 11 members and 1 guest.                                                                         

The meeting minutes were accepted by Elsie Hamway and Dee Jeffers, respectively.

Treasurer Heidi Brochard reported a balance of $819.89 as of December 31, 2012 in the SSQG account. A copy of the treasurer’s report was given to the secretary.  Treasurer’s report was accepted as given by Becky Fincher and Betty Braud, respectively. 

In addition and not counted in the total above, a total of $170 was collected at the Christmas party and will be used to purchase two rolls of batting for this year’s charity quilt projects.   Merlene Lewis purchased two rolls of Pellon batting on sale at JoAnn’s and provided receipts for her purchase. 

Blog Site – Valerie Valle

                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.    


New post to blog – “Heart Flag” quilt block pattern provided by Merlene Lewis.


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


Unfinished Projects (UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux 

Jessie Comeaux is the chair for 2013.  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.). 

Please bring your UFO lists to the February meeting!  A copy of the blank list has been posted to the blog site.

Send Jessie Comeaux an email with the name of the quilts that you complete throughout the year.


Tabs – Becky Fincher

                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 2013. 


Door Prize Drawing – April Reeves

                April Reeves volunteered to be the guild contact in charge of door prizes.  Thank you April!

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 January meeting. 


Quilt Show

                The quilt show has been scheduled for August 2013.  Demo day is going to be on August 10th, which is the 2nd Saturday of August.  Demo day will be held from 11-2pm.  The hanging of the quilts will take place on August 1st or earlier depending on the library’s schedule.  All quilts/quilt items will be collected at the July meeting, which will take place on July 18th.


Charity Quilts

                The guild will continue to use its donated fabric to construct charity quilts. 

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 at the July 2013 meeting, which will be held on July 18th.  

Becky Fincher found a contact for homeless veterans – Raven’s Outreach and Sharon Holder will contact Jefferson Manor nursing home.  Voting for final locations for donation of charity quilts will take place in February.

                Also, please bring your easy patterns to share with the guild to the February meeting.  Merlene Lewis provided the “Heart Flag” block pattern during the January meeting.  Please see the blogsite for the pattern.


Block of the Month (BOM) – Becky Fincher

                 Please bring completed 2012 BOM quilts to the February meeting for show and tell.  We decided not to do a BOM for 2013.


Block Exchange – Jessie Comeaux

                A vote was taken to do a block exchange for 2013.  April Reeves made the first motion to pass the vote and Dee Jeffers made the second motion.            

If you wish to participate in the block exchange for 2013 for Sassi Strippers, please bring the following to the February meeting:

5 (or 10) completed Split 9 Patch Blocks - you get the same number back that you bring in!


Please bring multiples of 5.


See the following link for the pattern -


The block is 9" finished (9.5" unfinished).


Cream-based fabrics should be used for the lights and you can use any color you wish for the darks. (In the pattern, several different red fabrics were chosen.)


This way we will be able to make a scrappy quilt when the blocks are exchanged!


Mystery Quilt

                The guild voted not to do a mystery quilt for 2013.


Teddy Bear’s for Kids

                Merlene 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 Children’s Hospital 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 bears.  Please see the blogsite for a posting of the pattern.


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.     


The guild sent a total of 71 to OLOL Emergency Room at the end of 2012.  Merelene provided a thank-you note from the hospital to the guild during the January 2013 meeting.


Renee H. is the activities chair for the Giving Quilt.  She invited the Sassi Strippers to make teddy bears during the Giving Quilt quilt show to be held at Lamar Dixon on April 6th. The show  is from 10-3pm.  The teddy bears will be demo’d as part of the “Community Projects” exhibit.  Please bring your bears to the 3/21 meeting (March meeting).


Collection of Dues/Membership Application Updates


Show and Tell


Game – Left, Right, Center


Next Month’s Program 

Valentine’s party – Bring a treat to share with the group and your heart-themed/Valentine’s quilts for show and tell.

Heart block program - Valerie Barth