Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Party - City Cafe - 12/15/14, 6pm

Hello Ladies, 

   Just a reminder that our Christmas Party is Monday, December 15, 2014.  The party is at 6:00pm at "City Cafe" located at the corner of O'Neal Lane & George O'Neal. We will be doing a gift exchange if you would like to participate please bring your gift.  Also if you have any blocks to turn in for the "Quilt in a Box" please bring those as well. Looking forward to a wonderful evening of friendship & fun!  See you there! 

Karol

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SSQG Meeting - November 20, 2014

Hello Ladies,

We will wind down 2014 with our last meeting at the library this Thursday, Nov. 20th at 6:30pm.  Please bring & share the projects you are working on at home. Tips, notions, & tools you have found to ease preparation onto completion of your work will be welcomed by each of us too!

Please also bring your finished blocks & boxes you may have for “Quilt in a Box".

Looking forward to the our Christmas Party on Monday night, Dec.15th  at 6:00pm at City Cafe, located at the corner of O’Neal Lane & George O’Neal.  Will be ringing in the season & looking forward to the New 2015 ahead!


Karol

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SSQG Minutes - Oct 16, 2014

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
October 16, 2014

President Karol Guidry called the meeting to order at about 6:47 p.m.
She introduced the officers and welcomed everyone.  We had no visitors.

Elsie Hamway is visiting her daughter in Tennessee. She right after our last meeting and did make it to the bank.  Therefore, our balance remains the same at $1,046.30.  She and her husband also celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.  Jessie made a motion for the Treasurer’s Report to be accepted as given.  Renee’ second the motion.  The treasurer’s report was accepted. 

The meeting minutes for September were presented by Becky.  After some name changes, Betty made a motion for the minutes to be accepted with changes.  Sharon second the motion and the minutes were accepted.

BLOG SITE - Valerie Valle

Meeting minutes and pictures and etc. are posted on the blog site. The address for the blog site is http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspoit.com/

Unfinished Projects (UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux
A copy of the blank form is posted on to the blog site.  Enter the game and have fun racing for the lead and have the bonus of moving a lot of unfinished projects.  To qualify as finished, the quilt has to be quilted, bound and preferably brought to show and tell during a meeting. 

Tabs - Betty Braud
Betty Braud is the quilt guild contact for this charity project.  Just remember when you pop a top pull the tab and collect them to bring to a meeting. We are giving them to the reopened New Orleans McDonald’s house. 

Door Prizes – Sharon Holder
Sharon needs more items for the door prize basket.  Three door prizes were given out.

Quilt Show – Renee’ Hoeprich
Renee’ was the chair for our Annual Quilt Show this year. 

Charity Quilts – Merlene & Elsie
We need more teddy bears ready to stuff for the Giving Quilt Show.  Chemo caps challenge made to us by the Krotz Springs Guild.

Just Do It – Pam Tennyson
“Quilt in a Box” involves each member picking a block to make for everyone.  We will end up with 12 blocks that are 12 inches in size.  Pam has emailed the instructions.  We are also invited to enter The Giving Quilt challenge, which involves making a quilt using the red dimple fabric as one of the fabrics in the quilt.  There have been 88 blocks turned into Pam so far.

New Business
A nominating committee made up of three members, April, Sharon and Marilyn, nominated Pam T. for President, Valerie V. for Secretary/Treasurer and Sharon H. for Vice-President.

Program
Renee completed her program of “Improvisational Quilt Program.”

Show & Tell
Beautiful work as always.

The meeting ended at 8:25 p.m.

Quilting opportunities
Livonia, LA Guild has a Sit & Sew every 4th Monday of the month in 2014 from 9 a.m.‘til at the First Baptist Church in Livonia. 

Red Stick Wool Hookers meet at library every Thursday.

Embroidery Guild of America has both day and night meeting at our library.

Island Batiks web site has free patterns for Veterans “Quilted in Honor”.  www.islandbatiks.com

Red Stick Quilt Shop new address is 5664 Stumberg Lane.  (225)456-2873


Fabric Crazy is still having their brick-and-mortar closing sale.

SSQG Minutes - Sept 19, 2014

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
September 19, 2014

President Karol Guidry called the meeting to order at about 6:40 p.m.
She introduced the officers and welcomed our visitors. 

Elsie Hamway presented the treasurer’s report.  The balance for September is $1,046.30.  Renee made a motion for the Treasurer’s Report to be accepted as given.  Sharon second the motion.  The treasurer’s report was accepted.  The meeting minutes for August were presented and approved.
 
BLOG SITE - Valerie Valle
Program
Judy Momengadeh gave us a wonderful trunk show.  Her quilts are stunning and everyone enjoyed her and the quilts.  She also discussed her technique and products that work for her.  She designs and sales patterns and teaches classes at the local quilt shop.

Meeting minutes and pictures and etc. are posted on the blog site. The address for the blog site is http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspoit.com/

Unfinished Projects (UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux
She was not available for the meeting this month.  A copy of the blank form is posted on the blog site.  Enter the game and have fun racing for the lead and have the bonus of moving a lot of unfinished projects.  To qualify as finished, the quilt has to be quilted, bound and preferably brought to show and tell during a meeting. 

Tabs - Betty Braud
Betty Braud is the quilt guild contact for this charity project.  Just remember to pop a top, pull the tab and collect them to bring to a meeting. We are giving them to the reopened New Orleans McDonald’s house. 

Door Prizes – Sharon Holder
Sharon needs more items for the door prize basket.  As you clean out your quilting treasures remember items for door prizes.  One person’s junk is someone else treasure.



Just Do It – Pam Tennyson
“Quilt in a Box” involves each member picking a block to make for everyone.  We will end up with 12 blocks that are 12 inches in size.  Pam has emailed the instructions.  We are also invited to enter The Giving Quilt challenge, which involves making a quilt using the red dimple fabric as one of the fabrics in the quilt.  Everyone is excited about this project and have blown through it.  Looking forward to seeing the new quilts.

Quilt Show – Renee Hoeprich
The Quilt Show was another successful project.  Wonderful comments were left in our visitors log and of course the library folks always love them.  MS Yvonne reported the library will be including a virtual tour on their website for each library.  The filming was done while our quilts were up.  Something else for us to look forward and enjoy. Karol reported the winners for Viewer’s Choice. First Prize went to Jessie, second went to Elsie and third prize went to Valerie.  Everyone needs to be thinking about next year’s show as you are quilting.

Charity Quilts – Merlene and Elsie
Merlene shared the good news of how many quilts and bears the guild had made this year.  We have given Generations 11 quilts, Cancer Services received 12 quilts and OLOL received 14 for a grand total of 37.  We also have sewn a total of 257 bears.  We have given 29 to Generations, 29 to Cancer Services and 25 to OLOL.  We have 164 bears left for the show at Lamar-Dixon.

Christmas Party in December
The Guild decided to check out Portobello’s and City CafĂ©.  The Party will be in lieu of the monthly meeting December 15, 2014 at 6pm. Please remember to bring a quilting related gift for $15 to participate in the gift exchange. More information next month.

Show & Tell
We all enjoyed the wonderful quilts everyone is finishing.  It is fun to hear the stories.
Marilyn brought the prize she won in the Quiltmakers drawing.  She received quite a haul. 



Quilting opportunities
Livonia, LA Guild has a Sit & Sew every 4th Monday of the month in 2014 from 9 a.m.‘til at the First Baptist Church in Livonia. 

Red Stick Wool Hookers meet at library every Thursday.

Embroidery Guild of America has both day and night meeting at our library.

Island Batiks web site has free patterns for Veterans “Quilted in Honor”.  www.islandbatiks.com

Red Stick Quilt Shop new address is 5664 Stumberg Lane.  (225)456-2873


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Meeting Thursday, 10/16

Hello everyone. We are looking forward to being together at 6:30 this Thursday at the Jones Creek Library. Hope you can be there to hear the slate of new officers announced.           
Nominations from the floor will be accepted from the floor Oct. & Nov. meetings. We will vote at the November meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Elsie Hamway secured arrangements for our Christmas Party 2014 at City Cafe on O'Neal Lane Monday nite Dec. 15th at 6pm. Dee will be our waitress. If you wish to bring a
$15 wrapped gift to exchange you may but participation is not manditory.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Pam Tennyson, Just Do It,asks that all Quilt in a Box ladies to bring all participating members boxes to the meeting. We quilters are not always on the Q T & require a second chance
to cut. Please also bring back the fabric you mis cut to go back into the members box to add to her stash.                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks, see you Thursday nite.     Karol

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

June Minutes


Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
June 19, 2014

President Karol Guidry called the meeting to order at about 6:30 p.m.  The topic for this meeting was the upcoming Annual Quilt Show.

Elsie Hamway presented the treasurer report as unchanged.  The balance for  the month of April was 1,065.90.  Valerie V. made a motion for the Treasurer’s Report to be accepted as given.  Jessie second the motion.  The treasurer’s report was accepted as given.  Elsie also gave us a members list with contact information and asked everyone to check for errors.

The meeting minutes for April were not available.   Secretary Becky read the May minutes.  Sharon made a motion for accepting the minutes and Karol second the motion.  The minutes were accepted with some changes.

BLOG SITE - Valerie Valle

Meeting minutes and pictures and etc. are posted on the blog site. The address for the blog site is http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspoit.com/ .  Everyone is encouraged to read the blogspot.  Valerie added Renee’ and Pam as administrators because of her time limitations.

Unfinished Projects (UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux
A copy of the blank form is posted on the blog site.  Enter the game and have fun racing for the lead and have the bonus of moving a lot of unfinished projects.  To qualify as finished, the quilt has to be quilted, bound and preferably brought to show and tell during a meeting. 

Tabs - Betty Braud
Betty Braud is the quilt guild contact for this charity project.  Just remember when you pop a top pull the tab and collect them to bring to a meeting. We are giving them to the reopened New Orleans McDonald’s house. 

Door Prizes – Sharon Holder
Sharon needs more items for the door prize basket.  Three door prizes were drawn for.

Quilt Show – Renee’ Hoeprich
Renee’ is the chair for our Annual Quilt Show this year.  Bring your quilts labeled and with sleeve attached to be in the quilt show to our July meeting.  Plan to be part of the hanging of the quilts and changing the library into a colorful museum.  Plus, we get to spend time with our quilting friends while doing it.The quilts will go up August 1st.  Demo day is scheduled for the 23rd.  It is a wonderful day to share our love of quilts and the art of quilting with the public young and old. 

Charity Quilts – Merlene & Elsie
The guild will making charity quilts will go to Generations Hospice, OLOL Children’s Hospital and The Cancer Services.  We will also continue to make the stuffed teddy bears to donate for the Children’s Hospital.  The quilts you make need be no smaller than 50 x 60.  You may use any pattern you wish.  Need more bears sewn to be stuffed at the Giving Quilt Show.  Also discussed wheelchair quilts that would be 36 x 26 inches. 

Just Do It – Pam Tennyson
“Quilt in a Box” involves each member picking a block to make for everyone.  We will end up with 12 blocks that are 12 inches in size.  Pam has emailed the instructions.  We are also invited to enter The Giving Quilt challenge, which involves making a quilt using the red dimple fabric as one of the fabrics in the quilt. 

Program
Renee issued a challenge that we join GSQA as a guild.  Also she continued with her program.  The information for the program is on the blog.

Show & Tell
Beautiful quilts were shared with the group

Quilting opportunities
Livonia, LA Guild has a Sit & Sew every 4th Monday of the month in 2014 from 9 a.m.‘til at the First Baptist Church in Livonia. 

Red Stick Wool Hookers meet at library every Thursday.

Embroidery Guild of America has both day and night meeting at our library.

Island Batiks web site has free patterns for Veterans “Quilted in Honor”.  www.islandbatiks.com

Red Stick Quilt Shop new address is 5664 Stumberg Lane.  (225)456-2873

Fabric Crazy is still having their brick-and-mortar closing sale.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

May Minutes


Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
May 15, 2014

President Karol Guidry called the meeting to order at about 6:40 p.m.
She introduced the officers and checked for visitors. 

Karol introduced our guest for the night.  Laura Marcus Green, is a Folklife Field Worker with Louisiana Division of the Arts & Folklife Program.  She will address us.  Later LPB Art & Travel Auction 2014 will put a call out for artists to donate a quilt or something quilted.  Entry deadline is Friday August 1st.  Information at www.LPB.org/Auction.  The show will air live in October.  75 percent of the bids will come thru online.  Enter today!  Have a chance to win cash.  Artwork will be hung in Governor’s Mansion.  Auction will be statewide.  The funds raised will support LPB programming.

The meeting minutes for April were not available for this meeting to be voted on.

Treasurer, Elsie Hamway presented the treasurer report as no change from the month before.  The balance for March was $1,065.90.  Sharon made a motion for the Treasurer’s Report to be accepted as given.  Becky second the motion.  The treasurer’s report was accepted. 

BLOG SITE - Valerie Valle

Meeting minutes and pictures and etc. are posted on the blog site.  Everyone is encouraged to read the blogsite and make comments.  The address for the blog site is http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspoit.com/

Unfinished Projects (UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux
A copy of the blank form is posted on to the blog site.  Enter the game and have fun racing for the lead and have the bonus of moving a lot of unfinished projects.  To qualify as finished, the quilt has to be quilted, bound and preferably brought to show and tell during a meeting.  Just sign up your ufo’s with Jessie.  A quilt can be added anytime during the year.

Tabs - Betty Braud
Betty Braud is the quilt guild contact of this charity project.  Just remember when you pop a top pull the tab and collect them to bring to a meeting. We are giving them to the reopened New Orleans McDonald’s house. 

Door Prizes – Sharon Holder
Sharon will collect the door prizes. She needs more items for the basket. 

Quilt Show – Renee’ Hoeprich
Renee’ is the chair for our Annual Quilt Show this year.  She will need some committee members to help her.  Our annual quilt show is always greatly received by the community.  Setup is planned for August 1 & 2.  Demo Day is planned for August 23rd.  We plan to take down the show August 28th.  Need to decide on demos for demo day.  Get your quilts ready for the show.

Charity Quilts – Merlene & Elsie
The guild will making charity quilts will go to Generations Hospice, OLOL Children’s Hospital and The Cancer Services.  We will also continue to make the stuffed teddy bears to donate for the Children’s Hospital.  The quilts you make need be no smaller than 50 x 60.  You may use any pattern you wish.  Need more bears sewn to be stuffed at the Giving Quilt Show.

Just Do It – Pam Tennyson
Sew Day was a success.  “Quilt in a Box” involves each member picking a box to make for everyone.  We would end up with 12 blocks that are 12 inches in size.  Pam will email the instructions.  The Giving Quilt challenge involves making a quilt using the red dimple fabric in it. 

Program
Renee issued a challenge that we join GSQA as a guild.  Need more members to join.  Make more blocks using color wheel to select the fabric color.  More lessons to come.
 

Show & Tell

Quilting opportunities
Livonia, LA Guild has a Sit & Sew every 4th Monday of the month in 2014 from 9 a.m.‘til at the First Baptist Church in Livonia. 

Red Stick Wool Hookers meet at library every Thursday.

Embroidery Guild of America has both day and night meeting at our library.

Island Batiks web site has free patterns for Veterans “Quilted in Honor”.  www.islandbatiks.com

Red Stick Quilt Shop new address is 5664 Stumberg Lane.  (225)456-2873

April Minutes


Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
April 17, 2014

President Karol Guidry called the meeting to order.  She introduced the officers and asked about visitors.

The meeting minutes for the previous month were posted to the blog Site.  Sharon made a motion for the minutes to be accepted as posted after a small correction.   Pam seconds the motion.  The members voted in favor of the motion.  Thank you Betty for taking the March meetings.

Treasurer, Elsie Hamway presented the treasurer report.  The balance for February was $1,065.90.  Betty made a motion for the Treasurer’s Report to be accepted as given.  Sharon seconds the motion.  The treasurer’s report was accepted. 

BLOG SITE - Valerie Valle

Meeting minutes and pictures and etc. are posted on the blog site. Everyone is encouraged to read the blogsite and make comments.  The address for the blog site is http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspoit.com/

Unfinished Projects (UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux
A copy of the blank form is posted on to the blog site.  Enter the game and have fun racing for the lead and have the bonus of moving a lot of unfinished projects.  To qualify as finished, the quilt has to be quilted, bound and preferably brought to show and tell during a meeting.  Just sign up your ufo’s with Jessie.  A quilt can be added anytime during the year.

Tabs for Ronald McDonald House - Betty Braud
Betty Braud is the quilt guild contact of this charity project.  Just remember when you pop a top pull the tab and collect them to bring to a meeting. We are giving them to the reopened New Orleans McDonald’s house. 

Door Prizes – Sharon Holder
Sharon will collect the door prizes. She needs items to add to the selections.  She has plenty of magazines.

Quilt Show – Renee’ Hoeprich
Renee’ is the chair for our Annual Quilt Show this year.  She will need some committee members to help her.  Our annual quilt show is always greatly received by the community.  Setup is planned for August 1 & 2.  Demo Day is planned for August 23rd.  We plan to take down the show August 28th.  We need someone to handle Public Relations.

Charity Quilts – Merlene & Elsie
The guild will making charity quilts will go to Generations Hospice, OLOL Children’s Hospital and The Cancer Services.  We will also continue to make the stuffed teddy bears to donate for the Children’s Hospital.  The quilts you make need be no smaller than 50 x 60.  You may use any pattern you wish. 

Just Do It – Pam Tennyson
The bear bash was a success.  Plan a sew day for charity quilts.

Program – Renee’
Paper pieced blocks of your choice to do different studies each month.  Complimentary colors were used to make the colors.

Show and Tell

Announcements:

Red Stick Quilt Shop will be closing this Saturday and open in a new location on Stumberg.

Livonia, LA Guild has a Sit & Sew every 4th Monday of the month in 2014 from 9 a.m.‘til at the First Baptist Church in Livonia. 

Red Stick Wool Hookers meet at library every Thursday.

Embroidery Guild of America has both day and night meeting at our library.

Island Batiks web site has free patterns for Veterans “Quilted in Honor”.  www.islandbatiks.com


Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
April 17, 2014

President Karol Guidry called the meeting to order.  She introduced the officers and asked about visitors.

The meeting minutes for the previous month were posted to the blog Site.  Sharon made a motion for the minutes to be accepted as posted after a small correction.   Pam seconds the motion.  The members voted in favor of the motion.  Thank you Betty for taking the March meetings.

Treasurer, Elsie Hamway presented the treasurer report.  The balance for February was $1,065.90.  Betty made a motion for the Treasurer’s Report to be accepted as given.  Sharon seconds the motion.  The treasurer’s report was accepted. 

BLOG SITE - Valerie Valle

Meeting minutes and pictures and etc. are posted on the blog site. Everyone is encouraged to read the blogsite and make comments.  The address for the blog site is http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspoit.com/

Unfinished Projects (UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux
A copy of the blank form is posted on to the blog site.  Enter the game and have fun racing for the lead and have the bonus of moving a lot of unfinished projects.  To qualify as finished, the quilt has to be quilted, bound and preferably brought to show and tell during a meeting.  Just sign up your ufo’s with Jessie.  A quilt can be added anytime during the year.

Tabs for Ronald McDonald House - Betty Braud
Betty Braud is the quilt guild contact of this charity project.  Just remember when you pop a top pull the tab and collect them to bring to a meeting. We are giving them to the reopened New Orleans McDonald’s house. 

Door Prizes – Sharon Holder
Sharon will collect the door prizes. She needs items to add to the selections.  She has plenty of magazines.

Quilt Show – Renee’ Hoeprich
Renee’ is the chair for our Annual Quilt Show this year.  She will need some committee members to help her.  Our annual quilt show is always greatly received by the community.  Setup is planned for August 1 & 2.  Demo Day is planned for August 23rd.  We plan to take down the show August 28th.  We need someone to handle Public Relations.

Charity Quilts – Merlene & Elsie
The guild will making charity quilts will go to Generations Hospice, OLOL Children’s Hospital and The Cancer Services.  We will also continue to make the stuffed teddy bears to donate for the Children’s Hospital.  The quilts you make need be no smaller than 50 x 60.  You may use any pattern you wish. 

Just Do It – Pam Tennyson
The bear bash was a success.  Plan a sew day for charity quilts.

Program – Renee’
Paper pieced blocks of your choice to do different studies each month.  Complimentary colors were used to make the colors.

Show and Tell

Announcements:

Red Stick Quilt Shop will be closing this Saturday and open in a new location on Stumberg.

Livonia, LA Guild has a Sit & Sew every 4th Monday of the month in 2014 from 9 a.m.‘til at the First Baptist Church in Livonia. 

Red Stick Wool Hookers meet at library every Thursday.

Embroidery Guild of America has both day and night meeting at our library.

Island Batiks web site has free patterns for Veterans “Quilted in Honor”.  www.islandbatiks.com


Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
April 17, 2014

President Karol Guidry called the meeting to order.  She introduced the officers and asked about visitors.

The meeting minutes for the previous month were posted to the blog Site.  Sharon made a motion for the minutes to be accepted as posted after a small correction.   Pam seconds the motion.  The members voted in favor of the motion.  Thank you Betty for taking the March meetings.

Treasurer, Elsie Hamway presented the treasurer report.  The balance for February was $1,065.90.  Betty made a motion for the Treasurer’s Report to be accepted as given.  Sharon seconds the motion.  The treasurer’s report was accepted. 

BLOG SITE - Valerie Valle

Meeting minutes and pictures and etc. are posted on the blog site. Everyone is encouraged to read the blogsite and make comments.  The address for the blog site is http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspoit.com/

Unfinished Projects (UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux
A copy of the blank form is posted on to the blog site.  Enter the game and have fun racing for the lead and have the bonus of moving a lot of unfinished projects.  To qualify as finished, the quilt has to be quilted, bound and preferably brought to show and tell during a meeting.  Just sign up your ufo’s with Jessie.  A quilt can be added anytime during the year.

Tabs for Ronald McDonald House - Betty Braud
Betty Braud is the quilt guild contact of this charity project.  Just remember when you pop a top pull the tab and collect them to bring to a meeting. We are giving them to the reopened New Orleans McDonald’s house. 

Door Prizes – Sharon Holder
Sharon will collect the door prizes. She needs items to add to the selections.  She has plenty of magazines.

Quilt Show – Renee’ Hoeprich
Renee’ is the chair for our Annual Quilt Show this year.  She will need some committee members to help her.  Our annual quilt show is always greatly received by the community.  Setup is planned for August 1 & 2.  Demo Day is planned for August 23rd.  We plan to take down the show August 28th.  We need someone to handle Public Relations.

Charity Quilts – Merlene & Elsie
The guild will making charity quilts will go to Generations Hospice, OLOL Children’s Hospital and The Cancer Services.  We will also continue to make the stuffed teddy bears to donate for the Children’s Hospital.  The quilts you make need be no smaller than 50 x 60.  You may use any pattern you wish. 

Just Do It – Pam Tennyson
The bear bash was a success.  Plan a sew day for charity quilts.

Program – Renee’
Paper pieced blocks of your choice to do different studies each month.  Complimentary colors were used to make the colors.

Show and Tell

Announcements:

Red Stick Quilt Shop will be closing this Saturday and open in a new location on Stumberg.

Livonia, LA Guild has a Sit & Sew every 4th Monday of the month in 2014 from 9 a.m.‘til at the First Baptist Church in Livonia. 

Red Stick Wool Hookers meet at library every Thursday.

Embroidery Guild of America has both day and night meeting at our library.

Island Batiks web site has free patterns for Veterans “Quilted in Honor”.  www.islandbatiks.com

Friday, May 30, 2014

Program Details


We’ve completed three steps in the series of directed exercises designed to help you work in an improvisational style.

Month One:  Piece four blocks of your choice, using whatever color scheme you want. 

At the next meeting, we shared the blocks we pieced, and I presented the exercise for Month Two:  Using Month One’s blocks as a guide, choose a complementary color scheme and vary the scale of the prints you use. 

The discussion included illustrations of the complementary and split-complementary color schemes:


The next month, after looking at everyone’s blocks using a complementary color scheme and making suggestions (the subtitle of this program is “learning from one another”), the discussion focused on the design.  The design line is influenced by value.  Examples were provided on site, as well as the following illustrations: 


The Storm at Sea pattern here shows how the use of color can blur the block edges.  Changing the value also affects where the eye sees the block boundaries. 

The directed exercise for Months Three and Four have been merged to cover two months simultaneously, depending upon which aspect you wish to cover first. 

The next diagram shows how the proportional aspects of the blocks can be changed by splitting a block, removing elements, and repeating elements of the block.  The block can also be changed from a square to a rectangle.  All these ideas are covered in Lynn Kough’s book, Stretching Tradition. 


For June, come to the meeting with 12 to 16 blocks.  We’ll put them on the design wall, and see what needs to be filled in to accomplish the next stage….. Note:  the June timeline for this part of the program has been postponed until after the July meeting (which means more time working on blending the blocks!).