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 – October 17, 2013
President Becky Fincher called the meeting to order at 6:30pm
welcoming 10 members.
The meeting minutes were accepted by Valerie Valle and Betty
Treasurer Heidi Brochard provided the treasurer’s report.It was reported that there was a balance of
$855.93 as of September 30, 2013 in the SSQG account. There was a deposit of
$6.00 for a new membership and expenses of $224.54 during the month of September. This
included a purchase of 2-$25 gift cards from Walmart for a gift for the library
interns who assisted with hanging and taking down the quilts for the show.It was discussed that the library interns
would not accept the gift so the guild will use the gift cards to purchase fiber-fill
stuffing for the charity bear project.Treasurer’s
report was accepted as given by Jessie Comeaux and Valerie Valle, respectively.
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
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/
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 next meeting! A copy of
the blank list has been posted to the blog site. Elsie Hamway is leading
this challenge.Keep up the good work.
Send Jessie Comeaux an email with the name of the quilts that
you complete throughout the year.
– 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 New Orleans for 2013.Betty Braud’s son delivered a batch recently.
Prize Drawing – April Reeves
April Reeves volunteered to be 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.Heidi Brouchard and Betty Braud won the door prizes during the October
The guild will continue to use its donated fabric to construct
charity quilts in 2014.
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 guild has less than a bin of charity fabric
left.We may have a “Clean out your
stash” donation day in the future to build up our charity fabric stash.Becky Fincher proposed this idea during the
Becky Fincher is waiting on feedback from Raven’s Outreach for
the quilt donations made for 2013.
If the guild makes a special request to The Giving Quilt,
charity fabric from their stash can be donated to our guild for use during
2014. More discussion to come…
Bear’s for Kids
Merlene Lewis presented this charity project before the guild
(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.
see the blogsite for a posting of the pattern.
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.
can be made of materials you have in your stash, plaids, prints, solids or
Flannel, anything you want to use. Please let us know if anyone would
like some of the guild’s donated fabric to make the bears.
A total of
1,617 bears have been made to-date.
A challenge was issued to members of the guild to make 8.5”
blocks that represent the Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild. Please make a
block that represents our guild. Renee Hoeprich made a motion and the
guild voted to make the blocks due at the February 2014 meeting. The block will
be used on the blogsite as our “official” quilt block that represents the
Voting on Changes to
A vote was taken via email and in-person at the November meeting
to change the guild by-laws as follows:
(1)The President of the
guild will appoint a Nominating Committee at the September meeting each
year.The Committee shall present a list
of candidates to the membership during the October meeting of every year, at
which time the nominations may also be taken from the floor. During the
November meeting, those members present will vote for the new officers (was
(2)The one-year term of each
officer will begin with the January meeting of the New Year (was previously
(3)In case of vacancy
occurring during any office, the Executive Board shall appoint someone to fill
The vote passed and the changes to the by-laws will be made
Merlene Lewis and Betty Braud have been chosen to be the
nominating committee for the new officers for 2014.The nominations were presented at the October
meeting and a vote will be taken at the November meeting.
The slate has been presented as follows:
Karol Guidry – President
Renee Hoeprich – Vice President
Becky Fincher – Secretary
Elsie Hamway – Treasurer
There were no nominations from
the floor and the guild will accept the new slate of officers at the November
Elsie will reserve a room at
City Café. The party will take place on December 12th at 6pm. A vote
was taken to bring a quilt-related gift (value $15) to the party for a gift
Cottonport Quilt Show
This show just took place.There were over 100 quilts on display. The
museum allows you to sell your quilts and charges a 15% fee to the museum for
each quilt sold. Ribbons are awarded. Next year we propose to do a guild road
Fiber Artists Festival
Will be held on November 9th
at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park from 10-4pm.
Livonia Sit and Sew
Held the first Monday of each
month from 9am until. Guild members are invited to attend.