Monday, July 20, 2015

SSQG Meeting minutes - July 16, 2015

SSQG Meeting Minutes
July 16, 2015
Minutes taken by Valerie V.
  1. President/Call to order (Pam T.) –       6:33pm
  2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests – 14 members attended along with 2 guests and our speaker.
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept –
a)    Motion made by: Sharon H
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:  $25.00
                          iv.     Ending Balance:  $1,093.07
                           v.     Motion to accept:
1.     Motion made by:  Valerie V
2.     Motion seconded by:  Sharon H
3.     Accepted by membership? - yes
b)    President (Pam T)
                           i.         .
c)    VP/Programming (Sharon H) –
                           i.       Reviewed upcoming year programs (Cherry Guidry 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.) – Will add pics from last month and this month.
f)     Unfinished Projects (UFOs – Kathy S) – no UFOs presented this month.
g)    Tabs (Betty B.) – Sharon H, Betty B and Merlene L all had tabs to donate.  Merlene L had a milkjug full.
h)    Door Prizes (Renee H.) –Winners of this weeks door prizes were Gayle Soileau (Fat Quarter Adventure), Bonnie M (A Little Something), Elsie H. (Fun in the Kitchen), and Toni W (New Twist, Old Favorites).
i)      Just Do It (Pam T.) –
                             i.       No new information
j)      Quilt Show (SSQG membership) –
                           i.       .Personal quilt entries and completed charity quilts were turned in for review prior to the hanging date.
                          ii.       Hanging and show set up is scheduled for July 30th & 31st (9am - ?)
                         iii.       Demo Day is schedule for August 15th (10am-2pm).  Volunteers to demonstrate craft skills are welcome.
                        iv.       Expenditures for demo day items/supplies were approved (lunch sandwich platter, paper and ink for signs, etc).
k)     Charity Quilts/Projects (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.) –
                         i.         Merlene L received a thank you card for the completed117 bears turned over to Our Lady of the Lake.  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 – Gayle Soileau presented a program on Rug Hooking:
a)    Gayle is a Rug Hooker Extraordinaire, who teaches, takes classes and travels to feed her love of rug hooking.  Gayle started hand quilting in the early 80s, moved on to machine piecing, then found the art of hooking rugs.  She is the proprietor of Red Stick Rug Hooker, her local business where others can learn how to hook their own rugs and also purchase fabric and supplies.
b)    Rug hooking was originally done by sailors who used bent nails, burlap and recycled fabric to make rugs.  More modern tools and supplies include specialty hooks, linen and rug warp, frames, cutting machines to make the wool strips, and wool fabric that is felted.  Rugs made by hooking are very durable and can last 100 years.  The binding wears out but can be replaced. Gayle will be taking a class on finishing rugs in a more advanced manner.
c)    Gayle recommended the Nimble Thimble, a quilt shope/rug hook shop) in Tyler TX as one of the best to purchase supplies.  Wool fat quarters (cut from 60”wide bolts), strips of wool and yardage are priced at $38-93 per yard.  The magazine, Celebrations, features the best 100 hooked rugs.
d)    Gayle outlined her class structure, which consists of a week long retreat.  Price of $325 includes the teacher and lunch, but not lodging.
e)    Along with may examples of her hooked rugs, Gayle also presented samples of Russian Needle Punch items, and items made from rug hooking such as handbags and footstools.
f)     Gayle outlined some of the costs of starting in rug hooking, such as cutting machines, frames, hooks, etc.
g)    Gayle completed her program by allowing SSQG members and guest to try rug hooking, from cutting of wool strips, to quickly hooking the strips onto some linen.
  1. Show and Tell – members showed off projects, both old and new.
  2. Announcements –..
a)    Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 20th. 

  1. Adjournment – 8:19pm

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SSQG Meeting - Thurs July 16, 2015

Hello my talented beauties,

   I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!  We have our Sassi Strippers meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 6:30pm at the Jones Creek Library.  I would like to thank Mary Felder for sharing her abundance of fiber art knowledge with us at our June meeting. It was so inspiring & educational for our guild members!  We are very excited that Gayle Soileau will be sharing her incredible gift of Rug Hooking with us at the July meeting.  She is a multi-talented artists & an amazing educator.  Gayle also hosts Hook-In's that are fun filled, educational & not to be missed!   Of course, the rest of this meeting will be focused on the Quilt Show for August, all entries are due at this time.  I will arrive early before the meeting to start collecting your entries for the quilt show.  I should be there by 6:00pm to take your entries early, this will allow us more time to play, so come see me then if you are available.  Please have your paperwork completely filled out & pinned to the appropriate entry.  This will allow us to do this step in a timely manner.  Please make sure your entry is clean, lint rolled & has a sleeve on your quilt when you turn it in to me.  If for some reason you can't attend the meeting & have entries to be turned in, please contact me on Thursday, July 16th to make arrangements.  Calling on my Quilt Angels for help for to hang the Quilt Show at the library on July 30 & 31.  It would be greatly appreciated, please let me know if you are coming so I know who to expect & get a game plan in my head for those days.  Please bring any rug hooking you have done to share with the guild, as well as your latest creations for show-n-tell.  Come enjoy another night of fun, creativity & fellowship!

Humbly yours,

Pam Tennyson