Saturday, April 19, 2014

Meeting Minutes February 20 2014

President Karol Guidry called the meeting to order at about 6:40pm.

She introduced the officers. 


The meeting minutes for the previous month were posted to the blog Site. Kathy made a motion for the minutes to be accepted as posted after a small correction.  Betty seconds the motion.  The members voted in favor of the motion.


Treasurer, Elsie Hamway presented the treasurer report.  The balance for February was $1,054.90.  Kathy made a motion for the Treasurer’s Report to be accepted as given.  Valerie V. seconds the motion.  The treasurer’s report was accepted. 


The March Program will be a visit from Judy Holley.  She will be presenting her method of turning pictures into quilts.  Karol brought to the floor our plan for thank you gifts to presenters.  After some discussion, the guild voted to give each guest speaker a check for $25.  Elsie stated she would write the check for Judy and Karol would present it.


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

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. Please bring things to donate for prizes. A prize will be pulled during each meeting.


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.  The Quilt Show has been on the library calendar since the last show.  Please mark your calendar to plan for the quilt show and get your quilts ready to be displayed during the show.  Remember the quilt is not finished until you have sewn in a hanging sleeve and a label.


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.  It was suggested for the Guild to request 15 panels from Wasted Women. 


Challenge Block

The challenge block is due March 20.  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.


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”.
Submitted by Becky Fincher, Secretary


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SSQG Meeting Minutes - March 21, 2013

Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild
Meeting Minutes
March 21, 2014
The meeting was called to order by president, Karol Guidry, at 6:40 p.m. Karol announced that the business meeting would take place after the program by our guest speaker.
Karol introduced Judy Holley who presented a program on Turning Photos into Quilts. Judy had many wonderful samples which she discussed in detail and passed around so that members could get a better look at her work. She gave a very good presentation on the steps taken to make a quilt from a photo. Many of her samples were of family pets and the information presented was inspiring for all of us.
Show & Tell:
Valerie Valle showed her 2012 Mystery Quilt from River City, Crystal Pyramids
Sharon Holder showed her wallhanging from a retreat with Ricky Tims in Colrado.
Desire showed her LSU quilt which was very appropriate for a girl.
Jessie Comeaux showed her completed Scarecrow embroidery and Scrap quilts Mable’s Dishes and Broken Dishes.
Thanks, ladies, for showing your work.
Treasurers Report: Balance as of February 1, 2014 $ 986.90
                                   Deposits     68.00
Balance         $1,054.90
GSQA Show will be on March 21 & 22 in Slidell. Over 300 quilts will be displayed and several vendors will be present.
Daisy Comeaux is having a Spring into Savings Sale at 30% off at Cottage Creations.
Quilt Corner will be a vendor at the GSQA show
Valerie Valle continues to maintain the Sassi Strippers blog. Please send her any info that you would like to appear on the blog.
UFOs: Please turn in a list to Jessie Comeaux. A prize will be given for the member who finishes the most UFOs by the November meeting.
Challenge Blocks: Karol, Desire, Merlene and Pam turned in blocks for the challenge. The blocks were given to Jessie Comeaux, chairman of the challenge.
Aluminum Tabs: Please continue to save the tabs to be donated to Ronald McDonald House in New Orleans.
Charity Quilts: Merlene brought fabric donated by a friend. More will be available from Wasted Women. Quilts should be 50x60 or larger.
Just Do It: Pam talked about a possible group project “Quilt in a Box” to see how many members would be interested in participating. She will have more info at the April Meeting.
Bears: We will meet at Joanns on Wednesday, March 26 to make bears. All are invited to attend.
Door Prizes: Sharon asked that everyone check their quilting supplies for items to be donated for door prizes. Winners this month were Heide, Karol, and Merlene.
Karol reported that Sassi Strippers can have handouts with info about our guild at the GSQA Quilt Show. Info could be available to attendees at the show on Saturday.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Betty Braud
Sitting in for Becky Fincher