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 – April 18, 2013
President Becky Fincher called the meeting to order at
6:30pm welcoming 9 members.
The meeting minutes were accepted by Renee Hoeprich and
Karol Guidry, respectively.
Treasurer Heidi Brochard provided the treasurer’s report
that was read at the meeting.Becky
Fincher read the treasurer’s report.It
was reported that there was a balance of $1,040.47 as of March 31, 2013 in the
SSQG account. There was a deposit of $36.00 from dues collected during the
month of March.TA copy of the
treasurer’s report was given to the secretary.Treasurer’s report was accepted as given by Jessie Comeaux and Merlene
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.
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 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 May meeting!A copy of the blank list has been posted to
the blog site.There are 5 participants
and 3 completed projects for 2013.Keep
up the good work.
Send Jessie Comeaux an email with the name of the quilts
that you complete throughout the year.
Tabs – Becky
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.There was no door prize given at the April meeting as April Reeves was
not in attendance.There will be two
door prizes given at the May meeting.
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.At this time,
we are not at a point to limit the number of quilt entries for the quilt show.For the kid’s table this year, the kids will
we be drawing on quilt blocks to make a quilt during the show.
There will be a quilt show committee meeting in May.Renee Hoeprich will send out a notice of the
date of the meeting.
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 – Michelle
Scott at Raven’s Outreach.There are 50
people that stay at Raven’s Outreach at a time.Only men stay at Raven’s Outreach.Michelle with Raven’s mentioned that someone donated quilts in
2008.The guild recommended that
individual quilts be donated and that they would be close to lap size (50” x
60”).Please consider making quilts that
are patriotic for this charity as well, although it is not necessary. The
quilts should be masculine.
Betty Braud will contact Cancer Services and we will vote
on whether we should send some of the quilts to this charity during the May
Contact Merlene Lewis if you are in need of batting for
the charity quilts.Elsie Hamway still
has some fabric if you would like to make a scrappy quilt.
There are 20 charity quilts completed thus far for
2013.Keep up the great work ladies.
To label the charity quilts, please use the following
Block Exchange –
There were a large number of participants in the block
exchange during April.We have decided to
have members continue in May by bringing another set of blocks to exchange. Same rules as last month – see below.
you wish to participate in the block exchange for 2013 for Sassi Strippers,
please bring the following to the April meeting:
5 (or 10) completed Split
9 Patch Blocks - you get the same number back that you bring in!
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.) You can choose either to bring scrappy blocks
or ones that look more like the pattern pictures.It’s the way you construct the quilt at the
end that will make the quilts interesting.
Teddy Bear’s for
Merlene Lewis presented this charity project before the
guild last year (as noted in August 2011 minutes and voted on in November
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, anything you want to
use.Please let us know if anyone would
like some of the guild’s donated fabric to make the bears.
It was noted that Pentel gel
pens work well with drawing faces on the bears.
We had a wonderful turnout at the Giving Quilt show
during the month of March.Members of
Sassi Strippers demonstrated the preparation of the bears and the public was
allowed to participate while working at our booth.We stuffed over 200 bears. The remaining bears were stuffed at the April
Thank you to all who came to help with the project.We had run out of stuffing and the Giving
Quilt show went out and purchased a huge box of stuffing for the Sassi
Strippers to use. A thank you note was
provided to Candy Bergeron and members of the Giving Quilt organization for the
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.Please bring your finished block
to the July meeting.We will take a vote
for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and all
blocks will be displayed in our library quilt show.The block will be used on the blogsite as our
“official” quilt block that represents the guild.
New charity project – It was suggested that the guild
make pillows and bags for female cancer patients. We would like to look into
this project further and take a vote on it at the May meeting.
The program involved members bringing a project which had
a problem with putting it together or to tell the process that you were
Becky showed how to use borders to bring all the colors
of a scrap quilt together. Merlene showed how to use just 3 colors to make a
quilt stand out. Betty showed up that you can use cotton and wool to make a
quilt.Desiree explained that she likes
to work on lap quilts at this time.Jessie
explained that she is learning a new technique for applique and its called
your quilts with flowers or embroidery to celebrate May Flowers.