Friday, February 21, 2014

Teddy Bear Pattern

I've added the Teddy Bear Pattern as a separate tab on our blog.  You can see the link next to the Home button above.  Or here is the direct link:

Teddy Bear Pattern

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SSQG meeting February 20th

Our meeting is this Thursday (2-20) at 6:30 pm. Please think of ways we might use to thank program
presenters we may invite in the future. A vote will be taken.
Jessie can’t attend this month & asks that you bring a list of your UFO’s (unfinished quilts or projects  
you plan to finish) to take part in UFO contest to see who can finish the most this year. Show your
finished projects at Show & Tell. There may be a prize at the end of the quarter!                              
She also issued a challenge to members to make an 8” block(s) - 8.5” unfinished - that represents                 
SSQG. Please make a block(s) & bring to this or March meeting. A vote by private member ballot will be
taken for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. All blocks will be on display at our quilt show in August.                                                                                   
Renee will begin her program which will interest everyone. We will look forward to what she has to share.
Sharon was very kind to take home the door prizes that April had collected & we thank her very much. 
 Betty has volunteered to be in charge of door prizes. Please feel free to follow her lead & pitch in when
 ever you wish to help with something…                                                                                                 
There may be items in your quilt treasures you will never use or no longer wish to keep. You might wish
to donate them to our door prize collection. Door Prizes are given at every meeting.                           
See each of you this Thursday nite.! Looking forward to seeing & hearing what you are working on &
 What you might like the rest of us to know about or do.                                                                                                

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SSQG meeting minutes - January 16, 2013 (from Becky Fincher)

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
January 16, 2014

President Karol Guidry called the meeting to order.  She welcomed 10 members to the first meeting of a new year.

The meeting minutes of November were accepted as written.

Treasurer, Elsie Hamway presented the December balance of  $858.90.  There were no expenses or deposits for the month of December.  The treasurer’s report was accepted.  Members were renewing their membership during this meeting.

BLOG SITE - Valerie Valle

Meeting minutes and pictures and etc. are posted on the blog site.  Valerie welcomes items from members to post on the blog site. 

Everyone is encouraged to read the blogsite and make comments.  The address for the blog site is

Unfinished Projects(UFO’s) – Jessie Comeaux
Jessie Comeaux is the chair for 2014.  A copy of the blank form has been 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. I have family members saving them for me. We are giving them to the reopened New Orleans McDonald’s house.  Note:  You all know my sister in Monroe had been delivering our tabs to the McDonald’s House in Monroe, LA.  A member of her church saw her saving tabs and asked why.  My sister now has her church saving tabs for the house.

Door Prizes – Sharon
Sharon will collect the door prizes.  A prize will be pulled during each meeting.

Quilt Show – Renee’ Hoeprich
Renee’ has graciously offered to be the Quilt Show chair for this year.  The members accepted her offer.   Just let her know you will be on the committee.  Our annual quilt show is always greatly received by the community.  Setup is planned for August 1 & 2.  Demo Day is planned for August 23.  We plan to take down the show August 28th.  The Quilt Show has been on the library calendar since the last show. 

Charity Quilts – Merlene & Elsie
The guild will ask (by letter) the Wasted Women to provide some fabric to make our charity quilts.  The members voted for our charities this year.  The 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.

Challenge Block
The challenge block is due this month.  It is to represent the Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild.  The block is to be 8.5 inches (8.0 inches finished).  The block will be used on the blog site as our “official” quilt block to represent our guild.

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

GSQA membership forms

Red Stick Wool Hookers meet at library every Thursday.

Embroidery Guild of America have a day and night at meeting at our library.

Contemporary Fabric Artist of Louisiana has a  show at the State Archives Building February 7th, 14th and 21st from 10 – 1 pm.

River City Guild has classes taught by Judy Neimeyer available in April.

Renee’ Hoeprich presented a program which will last a year.  Each monthly meeting a new technique will be taught.  We will need to bring a piece of background fabric to display our blocks on.  The tone on tone fabric will frame our unfinished blocks.  This ongoing program will give us all learning opportunities.
Show and Tell
Beautiful as always.

Next Month

Bring a friend to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

SSQG quilting present & upcoming events (from Karol)

          Now thru end of the month;                                                                                                                   
             CFAL (Contemporary Fiber Artist of Louisiana) FIBER ART EXHIBIT at the Louisiana Archives Building on Essen Lane in B R.                                                                        
             OUR QUILTED PAST EXHIBIT at Old State Capital, 100 North Blvd. Downtown B R…                                                           
                       Quilts & other items made during years1925-1955 made with flour &/or grain                                                                                
                        sacks as well as the history.

               8th    SEW LONG DAY -  9am til 2 or 3 pm at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12633 Perkins Road, B R (near the intersection of Seigen Lane  Perkins Rd.) across from Calandro’s shopping Center. The Giving Quilt organization is inviting all who who wish to sew or assist sewers making pillow cases for Dreams Come True to come out & enjoy the event. Pillowcase kits have been prepared by Wasted Women & are provided along with lunch & door prizes.   Call Candy at 225-342-2238 For More Info… You may bring your sewing machine & supplies or to assist (Candy will  will tell you.                                                                                                                                                           
                 15th     GSQA  Meeting – 10am til 3pm at Church at corner of Tara Blvd & Old Hammond Hwy, B R. Bring your lunch, drinks will be  Provided. Mary Woltman will be installed as new GSQA President. The program will be given by Carol Hilton. Door prizes will be given & Show & Tell will be held. Members are from Floridapanhandle, Alabama, Mississippi, as well as La.   Remember Me Quilt Guild is hosting the meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                    

                 15th      GSQA ROSEBUD LUNCHEON & AUCTION - will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 6401 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie, La    This is a fun event that benefits GSQA in supporting all quilting activities they put on for our enrichment. Please call Laura  Broders at 504-895-4435 for more information & ticket prices.                                                                                                 
                  21st  & 22nd     GSQA QUILT SHOW – to be held at North Shore Harbor Center inSlidell,La.                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                  11th           PENSACOLAFlorida Quilt Show                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                   12th       GSQA GENERAL MEETING – Morgan CityLa.                                                                                                                         
                  26th        GSQA GENERAL MEETING _ Daphne,  Alabama                                                                                                                            

              2015  GSQA  EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR,  information contact  Dan LeBlanc  -