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 .  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. 

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”.

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

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