Monday, January 19, 2015

SSQG minutes from the meeting held on 1/15/15

SSQG Meeting Minutes - January 15, 2015

  1. Call to order –  6:37pm
  2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests –
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept –
a)    Motion made by: Renee Hoeprich
b)    Motion seconded by:  April Reeves
c)    Accepted by membership? - yes
  1. Reports of officers and committees
a)    Treasurer’s report –
                             i.     Beginning Balance:  $987.00
                            ii.     Deposits:  $20.00
                           iii.     Expenditures:  none
                          iv.     Ending Balance:  $1,007.00
                           v.     Motion to accept:
1.     Motion made by:  Sharon Holder
2.     Motion seconded by:  Karol Guidry
3.     Accepted by membership? - yes
b)    Blog site (VValle) – New officers have been added and outgoing removed.  All previous posts have been added so blog is current.
c)    Unfinished Projects (UFOs - JComeaux) - TBD
d)    Tabs (BBraud) – will continue to collect tabs
e)    Door Prizes (RHoeprich) – Renee Hoeprich is taking over from Sharon Holder.  Winners of this weeks door prizes were Carolyn Blanchard, Kathy Sandahl and Elsie Hamway.
f)     Just Do It (PTennyson) –
                             i.       Pam Tennyson will continue to head the Just Do It committee and is asking for project ideas from the membership. 
                            ii.       112 blocks (out of 121) have been finished for the Quilt in a Box project.
g)    Quilt Show (??) – asking for a member to volunteer as chairperson; Renee Hoeprich will continue to be on the committee.
h)    Charity Quilts (MLewis & CArmstrong) – Elsie Hamway has stepped down from this committee; Cheryl Armstrong has volunteered to assist Merlene Lewis.  Details for this year’s charity quilts will be detailed at the next meeting.  There is some fabric left for members to use.
  1. Unfinished Business –
a)    Guild banner status.  Jessie Comeaux was not available to give report
  1. New business
a)  Need a new Quilt Historian/keeper of publicity – Marilyn Halvorsen volunteered;  Thank you to April Reeves for past service.
b)  Reinstate the Greeter position – Karol Guidry volunteered
  1. Program Report –
a)  Elsie Hamway gave a sewing demonstration on how make tube quilt blocks.  A video may be viewed at  Elsie also a quick demo showing how to make a wonky tumbler block that involved sewing an odd shaped fabric piece on top of a conventional square block.  Thank you Elsie for an excellent presentation.
b)  Pam Tennyson requested that the membership think of ideas for programs for the upcoming year and present these ideas at the next meeting.  What do we wish to see?  Thread types and usages?  More sewing demos?  Hands on projects?  Put your thinking caps on and let’s hear the ideas!
  1. Show and Tell – members showed off their current projects.
  2. Announcements –..
a)    Quilting Opportunities
                           i.       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
                          ii.       Red Stick Wool Hookers meet at library every Thursday from 10am to 2pm at the Jones Creek Library.
                         iii.       Embroidery Guild of America has both day and night meeting at our library.
b)    The Quilt the Swamp exhibit, “Metamorphosis”, is being held at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center 1/18-2/15
c)    Superior Threads is having a sale at
d)    The Giving Quilt show will be at the Lamar Dixon Center 2/7 – 2/8.  Charity bears will be available for stuffing on Saturday, 2/7 from 10am-5pm
e)    Quilts of Valor Foundation now has a local representative – Roxanne Brown (  More information on this foundation, along with information on how to donate a QOV quilt may be found at
f)     Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 19th.

  1. Adjournment – 8:15pm

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SSQG meeting - Thurs 1/15/15

Hello to my talented beauties,

We will be kicking off our first "Sassi Strippers" meeting of 2015 on January 15th!🎉  It will be at the Jones Creek Library @ 6:30pm.  I will ask everyone to make an extra effort to be there for this meeting. Please bring your $12.00 to pay your membership dues, Elsie will hand out the membership paperwork for you to fill out & give back to her at the meeting.  Please think about what you would like to do or see in the year of 2015 & to share this with our members.  We have such a talented group of ladies & I am honored to serve you this year.  I am open to all ideas & suggestions you bring. My wish for Sassi Strippers this year is to further our craft, our creativity & our friendships!  We will be wrapping up the "Quilt in the Box" in the beginning of 2015 & moving it into the second phase. Please bring your finished blocks & if you have any boxes as well to this meeting. I can't tell you how it still warms my heart that you all have enjoyed it so much!  Please bring something for show-n-tell to share your talent. Looking forward to our program Thursday night where Elsie will be sharing a technique to making a quilt that you will all enjoy!  You know you have a rookie when you asked me to be your President, so strap on your seat belts, it's going to be a crazy ride!!!😃

Pam Tennyson

Meeting minutes November and December 2014

President Karol opened meeting at 6:35 PM.

Treasurer Elsie reported the prior balance $1033.80. Quilt show expenses were $46.80. Present Balance is $987.00.
                         Motion to accept - Renee & Valerie

Secretary's report was accepted with additions & corrections by Valerie & Elsie.


    Blog Site- Valerie- All is going may comment & access forms.

    Unfinished Projects- Jessie- Only Jessie reported completed projects & won for 2014.! Members turned in lists of itemised entries but timed out.

    Just Do It- Pam- 101 completed blocks were turned in.

    Charity Quilts- Merlene & Elsie- Request was made to members to please, with right sides together cut out teddy bears via the pattern with pinking shears or regular sissors, leaving enough fabric edge to not allow the seam to pull free (pull out).  Clip where marked via pattern. turn right side out, press. Now they are ready to stuff by us & the public at the Giving Quilt Show Saturday Feb. 7, at the Lamar Dixon Center in Gonzales. We will do this Saturday only.  Please come help our Guild service those who want to stuff the bears. There will be many quilts on display, door prizes, raffle quilt, quilt vendors etc. This show is held every two years & is a destination close to home for quilters.

   Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald House in New Orleans- Betty- Made delivery & the staff was appreciative. Please continue to collect the aluminum pull tabs.

  Door Prizes- Pam for Sharon - winners were Pam(who provided on
- Pam for Sharon-(who was unable to be present). winners ones were Pam-(who provided 1 prize) & Elsie.

  Nomination Committee- Marilyn & April- There were no nominations from the floor (2nd month). Slate presented at October Mgt. was then voted in unanimously. Sass Stripper Quilt Guild Officers for 2015 are;
 President -  Pam Tennyson
 Vice President - Sharon Holder
 Treasurer - Elsie Hamway
 Secretary - Valerie Valle

 Activitys Following Program- Members brought in & showed projects we are woking on at home.  Notions, Tips, & Tools we have found to help us in our quilting &  Preparations.
 Show & Tell was held.
 Meeting was adjourned at 8:17 PM

 December 2014 Christmas Party was enjoyed at 6PM Monday nite Dec. 11 at City Cafe with Dee as our waitress. A warm wonderful evening was enjoyed. Thanks again to Elsie for making our reservation.

Respectfully Submitted,
 Karol Guidry
For Becky Fincher