Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Quilts of Valor Sew Day - July 18

Hello my talented beauties, 

    Here is an opportunity to make a difference & touch Veteran's hearts with what you love to do.  Come enjoy a day fun, fellowship & quilting. Let's say thank you to the Veterans for their service to our country through our quilting. All the information you need is below.


Pam Tennyson

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Krotz Springs 10th Annual Quilt Show and Sale

SSQG meeting minutes - 6/18/15

SSQG Meeting Minutes
June 18, 2015
Minutes taken by Kathy S.
  1. President/Call to order (Pam T.) –       6:37pm
  2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests – 13 members attended plus our guest speaker.
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept –
a)    Motion made by: Karol G
b)    Motion seconded by:  Elsie H
c)    Accepted by membership? - yes
  1. Reports of officers and committees
a)    Treasurer’s report (Elsie H) –
                             i.     Beginning Balance:  $1,118.07
                            ii.     Deposits:  no deposits
                           iii.     Expenditures:  no expenditures
                          iv.     Ending Balance:  $1,118.07
                           v.     Motion to accept:
1.     Motion made by:  Betty B
2.     Motion seconded by:  Sharon H
3.     Accepted by membership? - yes
b)    President (Pam T)
                           i.    Membership cards were passed out
                          ii.    Labels for charity quilts, made by Elsie H, were given out to those making the quilts
                         iii.    Thanks were given to Betty B for the her wonderful program last month; her handouts were given to those members who were not able to attend.
c)    VP/Programming (Sharon H) –
                           i.       Reviewed upcoming year programs (Cherry Guidry confirmed, Gayle Soileaux on rug hooking confirmed, Sharon H. Christmas ornaments.). Programs for the remainder of the year is almost filled.
d)    Secretary/Blog site (Valerie V.) – minutes are added to site within a week of meeting, along with any additional information that is sent.  Marilyn H continues to add links for photos.
e)    Historian (Marilyn H.) – no report.
f)     Unfinished Projects (UFOs – Kathy S) – Betty B presented a completed quilt in a box piece and chose from the Treasure Box.
g)    Tabs (Betty B.) – Betty reminded everyone that if the tab sticks to a magnet, then it cannot be donated.  Beer can tabs are acceptable as long as they pass the magnet test.
h)    Door Prizes (Renee H.) –Winners of this weeks door prizes were Becky Fr who chose the “Hook & Seek” bag, Bonnie M (Memories to Make), Sharon H. (New Traditions), and Valerie F (Skill Builders).
i)      Just Do It (Pam T.) –
                             i.       New Just Do It challenge – KRAZY QUILTS!  Any size from a block to a quilt, or any project you have in mind. Instructional links have been posted on the blog site.  Karol G showed a krazy quilt she had won in a raffle.
                            ii.       Roadtrip to All Stitched Up in Slidell LA – Pam T, Karol G, Cheryl A, Merlene L, Kathy S and Bonnie M visited All Stitched Up and also Sew This in Abita Springs on June 6th.  ASU now sells Janome machines.  Cheryl A purchased a new Bernina at ST
                           iii.       The 2015 Row by Row Nationwide Challenge has started.  For information, please visit the link at
j)      Quilt Show (SSQG membership) – No volunteers to become chairperson so the show this year will be a group activity and organized by the entire membership.
                           i.       There are so many really pretty charity quilts this year that the decision was made that many of them will be hung rather than just placed over the bookcases.  Dilemma now is how to hang since most do not have sleeves.
                          ii.       Members that wish to display their personal quilts will turn them in at the SSQG July meeting.  Pam T, Becky Fr and Sharon H will meet to determine entry forms and other details.
                         iii.       Hanging and show set up is scheduled for July 30th & 31st.
k)     Charity Quilts/Projects (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.) –
                         i.         The already completed117 bears were turned over to Our Lady of the Lake now as they have an ongoing need for them; at least 110 more bears are available to be stuffed at the Quilt Show in August.  Merlene L. asks the membership to continue to make more bears.
  1. Unfinished Business –
a)    No reports.
  1. New business
a)  No new business at this time.
  1. Program Report – Mary Felder presented a program on Art Quilts:
a)    Mary taught for 33 years and joined Patchwork Pelicans Quilt Guild where she did a lot of traditional quilting before she found a love of interesting and unusual art quilts.  She is part of the book “500 Traditional Quilts”.  Some of her work has hung in the Houston show and one of her pieces is traveling for 2 years.  She joined a contemporary fiber arts group and added fabric dying and embellishments to her quilts.  Some of her favorite tools are her design wall, Photoshop and Thermofax machine.
b)    Mary rarely buys commercial fabrics, but instead makes her own by dying, painting, discharging, etc, fabrics such as linen, cotton, silk and some wools.  She also uses crayons, colored pencils and rusted objects with vinegar to create fabrics.:
c)    Mary makes stamps, sponge foam and her Thermofax to make silk screens.  Photoshop is a great tool to design patterns..
d)    Projects can be embellished with embroidery, beads, buttons, etc.  Paper can be used to make beads.  Shells or old jewelry can also be used for embellishment.
e)    Mary hand dyes scarves, cheesecloth or prints photos on fabric to be used in her projects.
f)     Mary displayed several of her art pieces and described some of the challenges her fiber arts group has presented.
g)    Mary also is a member of the Professional Art Teachers in Elementary Schools and spends some of her time writing grant applications and presenting grants to aspiring young artists.
  1. Show and Tell – members showed off projects, both old and new.
a)    Betty B showed off her “Words to Live By” quilt that was quilted by Jessie C.
b)    Jessie C showed off one of her project tote bags.
c)    Bonnie M showed off her Barney and Clowns quilts that were quilted by Pam T.
  1. Announcements –..
a)    Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 16th.  The program will be Gayle Soileaux on rug hooking.
b)    Details for the QuiltFest in Birmingham have been posted to the blog site
c)    The 10th Annual Krotz Springs Quilt Show and Sale will be held on July 11th, from 10am to 2pm at the Krotz Springs Commnity Center located at 215 Park St, Krotz Springs LA 70750.  Admission is free

  1. Adjournment – 8:28pm

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SSQG meeting - 6/18/15

Hello my talented beauties,

   I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, enjoying fabulous vacations or maybe, avoiding the heat by quilting your little heart out!  We have our Sassi Strippers meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 6:30pm at the Jones Creek Library.  I would like to thank, Betty Braud for her wonderful presentation last month.  I know all the members enjoyed it.  Your work is just beautiful & we thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.  I am very excited to make some dryer balls, I have already purchased my yarn!  Mary Felder is going to do our program for the June meeting.  She is such a talented artist in so many ways & we are lucky to have her share her love of fiber arts with us.  We will be making some more decisions & talking about the quilt show in August, since it is right around the corner.  Please start organizing what you would like to hang in the quilt show & start getting them ready to turn in.  I have some ideas I would like to share with you & get your input on at the meeting.  If you have any fiber art quilts please bring them to share with the guild.  Also bring any wonderful creations you have for show-n-tell!  So, as you can see, another jam packed night planned.  Come enjoy another night of fun, creativity & fellowship!

Humbly yours,

Pam Tennyson