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 – September 19, 2013
President Becky Fincher called the meeting to order at 6:30pm
welcoming 10 members and 2 guests.
The meeting minutes were accepted by Valerie Valle and Elsie
Treasurer Heidi Brochard provided the treasurer’s report.It was reported that there was a balance of
$1,074.47 as of August 31, 2013 in the SSQG account. There were no deposits or
withdrawals during the month of July or August. Treasurer’s report was accepted
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/
Pictures from the library quilt show were posted to the blog
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 has the tabs that we’ve
collected and will make a delivery soon.
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.
Renee Hoeprich provided the report on the quilt show.There were 67 quilts/garments on display and
an additional 25 charity quilts.Cancer
Services received 13 quilts.Betty Braud
and Merlene Lewis donated the quilts to Cancer Services.Ravens Outreach received 12 quilts.Renee Hoeprich and Becky Fincher donated the
quilts to Ravens Outreach.Several quilt
tops (1.5) were completed for the Kids Draw for Kids art project as part of the
quilt show demo day. It took two days to set up the show instead of 3 this
year.Expenses were less than $150,
since we already had adequate hanging and display supplies.Bins were purchased this year to organize and
store the quilt show materials.Teddy
Bears (see below) were donated to Cancer Services, Generations Hospice, and Our
Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.The
quantity of bears donated was as follows: Cancer Services 54, OLOL 75, and
Generations Hospice 25.Generations
Hospice may be interested in receiving quilt donations in the future.Demo
Day was a success once again.
A vote was taken to provide $25 gift cards to the library interns
that helped us set up and take down the display.Betty Braud made the first motion to accept
the vote as taken and Karol Guidry made the second motion to accept the
vote.Two gift cards will be purchased
from Walmart accordingly.
The guild will continue to use its donated fabric to construct
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
Exchange – Jessie Comeaux
We have decided to have members continue by bringing another set
of blocks to exchange. Same rules as last month – see below.
wish to participate in the block exchange for 2013 for Sassi Strippers, please
bring the following to the next meeting:
10) completed Split 9 Patch Blocks - you get the same number back that you
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.)
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.
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
1,588 bears have been donated to-date.Merlene received thank you cards from OLOL and Generations Hospice and
read them at the September meeting.
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 a
2014 meeting. We will decide which meeting is the due date for the blocks
at a later date.The block will be used
on the blogsite as our “official” quilt block that represents the guild.
Merlene Lewis and Betty Braud have been chosen to be the
nominating committee for the new officers for 2014.The nominations will be presented at the
October meeting and a vote will be taken at the November meeting.
Merlene presented a motion at the October meeting to change the
term of the guild officers (executive board members) from 2 years to 1 year. An
additional change was presented as well.Each year a nominating committee which is independent of the executive
board members will be selected to present the slate of candidates.An email vote will be taken prior to the
October meeting to change the guild by-laws to include these two items.
Betty Braud and Jessie Comeaux – Fabric Pumpkins
Sit and sew (machine or
Please bring a snack to share.
November program – English
paper piecing – Becky Fincher