Saturday, November 21, 2015

SSQG Meeting Minutes - 11/19/15

SSQG Meeting Minutes
November 19, 2015
Minutes taken by Valerie V.

  1. President/Call to order (Pam T.) –       6:36pm
  2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests – 14 members attended in person with 3 attending via text.
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept –
a)    Motion made by: Valerie V
b)    Motion seconded by:  Karol G
c)    Accepted by membership? - yes
  1. Reports of officers and committees
a)    Treasurer’s report (Elsie H) –
                             i.     Beginning Balance:  $923.86
                            ii.     Deposits:  no deposits
                           iii.     Expenditures:  no expenditures
                          iv.     Ending Balance:  $923.86
                           v.     Motion to accept:
1.     Motion made by:  Mynan G
2.     Motion seconded by:  Renee H
3.     Accepted by membership? - yes
b)    President (Pam T) – gathered a list of pot luck items that will be brought to the Christmas party.
c)    VP/Programming (Sharon H) – Christmas party is scheduled for Wednesday, December 9th and will be a pot luck at the library.
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.) – Marilyn H will continue to serve as historian in 2016 and has compiled two notebooks consisting of pictures, letters and thank you notes from previous years of SSQG.
f)     Unfinished Projects (UFOs – Kathy S) – Kathy S will continue to serve as the UFO chair for 2016. Jessie C showed off her wool krazy quilt handbag, Merlene L showed off 3 quilts that she finished from previous years.
g)    Tabs (Betty B.) – will continue to collect tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2016.
h)    Door Prizes (Renee H.) – Renee will continue to be door prize chair with Cheryl A being the backup when Renee cannot attend a meeting.  This months door prizes were Mynan G (Red Work), Bonnie M (I Love to Draw), Pam T (Let’s Make a Beautiful Bag).
i)      Just Do It (SSQG membership) –
                             i.       Valerie V. showed off the Blinged Out Scrap Krazy quilt which had been displayed in the August show.
                            ii.       Jessie C showed off her wool Krazy Quilt handbag.
                           iii.       Valerie V suggested “Hack and Slash” for Just Do It 2016.  Take an orphan block, a leftover strip set or even a quilt top that you just are not in love with, then deconstruct, hack or slash it to remake it into something more beautiful.  Add fabric, take out fabric, but don’t waste that fabric.  Valerie has a quilt top that she will cut into quarters.  Valerie, Renee H, Mynan G and Cheryl A will each take a quarter and do their hack and slash best to transform the pieces.
                          iv.       If a member decides to do a Hack and Slash, please take before and after pictures of your project for the guild to see the transformation.
                           v.       If anyone else has a Just Do It suggestion for 2016, please present it at future meetings.
j)      Quilt Show (SSQG membership) – For anyone interested in making a storytime quilt for 2016, Miss Gail presented SSQG with a list of books that the children are currently interested in reading. This list was sent out via email to the membership and is also posted to the blog site. 
k)     Charity Quilts/Projects (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.) – Merlene L and Cheryl A will continue to chair this committee in 2016.
  1. Unfinished Business –
a)    The Christmas Party is scheduled as a pot luck in the library on Wednesday, December 9th.
b)    The nominating committee presented the current board (Pam T, Sharon H, Elsie H and Valerie V) as the slate to serve a second term for 2016.  Mynan G made a motion to accept this slate, Merlene L seconded the motion and Jessie C thirded.  The membership voted unanimously in favor.
  1. New business
a)  Pam T filled out the application to reserve library space for 2016 which she emailed to the library.  Elsie H compiled a list of reservation dates for 2016 and Pam T turned it in to the library.
  1. Program Report – Sharon H continued her demo on making folded fabric Christmas ornaments, this time showing how to finish and embellish the ornaments.
  2. Show and Tell – members showed off projects, both old and new.
  3. Announcements –.
a)    Christmas Party is scheduled for Wednesday, December 9, 2015. 
                             i.     Pot luck with the membership bringing food items to share
                            ii.     Everyone will bring their own drinks.
                           iii.     The guild will supply plates, napkins, etc.
                          iv.     Please bring a Christmas themed fat quarter to participate in the game
                           v.     Please bring a quilting related gift of approximate $15 value if you wish to participate in the gift exchange.
b)    Betty Braud announced there is a 5 day bus trip to the Paducah Quilt Show.  You can contact Pam Tennyson if you would like her to forward you the email with all the information.

  1. Adjournment – 8:00pm

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Story time Quilt Book List for 2016

The library has provided us with a list of books that the children are currently reading. This will help anyone that is interested in doing a story time quilt for the 2016 Kaleidoscope Quilt Show. These are just suggestions, you may do any story time quilt you would like. I googled the books on the internet and they are precious, I just loved them! You can have so much fun making a story time quilt and letting your creativity run wild!!!

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Max and Ruby
Pete the Cat
Llama, Llama, Red Pajamas
Amelia Bedelia
The Wind in the Willows
The Skimpy Kid
Geronimo Stilton
Junie B. Jones
Skippyjohn Jones
Harry Potter
Hank the Cowdog
Captain Underpants
Ralph S. Mouse (the Mouse and the Motorcycle)
Fly Guy
Fancy Nancy
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears
The Pinkalicious (Emeraldalicious, Goldilicious Books) Miss Nelson is Missing
Magic Tree House Books
The Magic School bus Books
Charlotte’s Web (Stuart Little) ThomastheTankEngine
Angelina Ballerina 

Sassi Stripper Quilt Guild Meeting & Story time list of books

Hello my talented beauties,
    I hope everyone kept dry while we had rain, rain, rain & was able to slip in a little bit of quilting!  We have our Sassi Stripper meeting on November 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm at the Jones Creek Library.  I am sending this email out early so everyone has plenty of time to mark their calendars.  I want to thank you so much for the quick response to my email concerning our Christmas Party for 2015.  The majority said that they would like to have our party at the library this year, so mark your calendar for our “SSQG Christmas Party” on December 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm at the Jones Creek Library!  Sharon & I are so excited to create this party for all of you, needless to say our creative minds are already spinning with lots of fabulous ideas!!!  We will discuss the potluck/menu at the November meeting, so be thinking of your favorite party dish.  For the new members, the Christmas Party replaces the meeting that month, so there will not be a meeting on December 17, 2015.  Thank you all for helping with the sewing of the butts on the teddy bears & for taking some home to finish up as well.  You guys are awesome, Sassi Strippers are truly, Angels on earth!  I want to thank Sharon Holder for sharing with us the technique of folded Fabric Christmas Balls.  I also want to thank her on behalf of all the guild members  for suppling all of us with everything we needed to make our own personal Christmas Ball!!!  Thank you so much for your time & generosity!  It was such a hit & the members had so much fun that we decided that Sharon for the November meeting, will show us how to add embellishments & finish our Christmas Balls.  We will be voting on the Sassi Stripper Quilting Guild Board of 2016, so please come & let your voice be heard.  I have typed up the list that the library provided us with, it has the names of the books the children are currently reading,  So if you need an idea for a story time quilt, here are plenty of options.  Please see the pdf attachment & I will also be giving everyone a copy of the list at the November meeting.  Please bring any tabs or donations for door prizes to turn in.  If you have finished a UFO, please bring that as well.  Also, please bring anything you want to share with the guild for show-n-tell!  So come on, join me for the last official meeting of 2015 for another night of fun, creativity & fellowship!
Humbly yours,
Pam Tennyson😊
SSQG Story time list of books.pdf