Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April Meeting 4/21/16

Hello my talented beauties,

    I hope everyone is enjoying all of the quilting activities that are going on this year.  I can just hear the wheels of inspiration turning & the sewing machines humming!  Come, share your stories & experiences with each other!   We have our next meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 pm @ the Jones Creek Library.  I would like to thank Kathy Brown, for sharing her story with us that had everyone listening to every word.  She also shared her technique & quilts from her "Strip Smart with the Strip Smart Mini".  We love Kathy & are so happy for her continued success & blessings!!!  Looking forward to our April program, Debbi Kelly will be sharing her knowledge & techniques on "English Paper Piecing ".  Can't wait, it is going to be so much fun, she is such a sweetheart!  I need each member to bring 2 or 3 cotton squares, measuring 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" each.  The color doesn't matter, it is strictly to practice the techniques.  Also bring a needle (sharp or appliqué-it is just to baste the fabric), thread & scissor for you to use as well.  Big shout out to all the members for turning in their 2016 membership dues so quickly, well done ladies!  Remember to start thinking about what you would like to hang in the Quilt Show at the library.  Last year y'all did an amazing job & I am on pins & needles to see what the Sassi Strippers do this year!  Please continue to collect the tabs & bring them to turn into Betty & contributions as well to for the door prizes to Renee.  Please bring your completed UFO's to share & pull from "Kathy's Basket"!  Last but not least, everyone's favorite, please bring something for show-n-tell!  So come  join me for another night of fun, creativity & fellowship!

Humbly yours,

Pam Tennyson

Monday, April 18, 2016

SSQG Meeting Minutes --3/17/16

SSQG Meeting Minutes
March 17, 2016
Minutes taken by Linda Baumann

  1. President/Call to order (Pam T) – 6:32pm
  2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests – 14 members attended along with 1 guest.
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept –
    1. Motion made by: Elsie H
    2. Motion seconded by: Mynan G
    3. Accepted by membership- yes
  4. Reports of officers and committees
    1. Treasurer’s report (Elsie H) –
      1. Beginning Balance: $876.32
      2. Deposits: $192.00
      3. Expenditures: -0-
      4. Ending Balance: $1,068.32
      5. Motion to accept:
        1. Motion made by: Sharon H
        2. Motion seconded by: Betty B
        3. Accepted by membership - yes
    2. President (Pam T) – Pam asked for all 2016 dues be turned in and handed out membership cards.
    3. VP/Programming (Sharon H) – Sharon introduced Kathy Brown who presented the program for March-Strip Smart with the Strip Smart Mini.
Also, Sharon requested that if you have any suggestions for future programs to let Sharon know by calling her at (225)953-0433 or texting.
    1. Secretary (Linda B & Valerie K) – Linda B is Secretary & Valerie K is her back up, they were both thanked again for volunteering.
    2. Blog (Marilyn H) (sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com) - Marilyn H continues to update the blog and serve as Administrator. She was thanked again for volunteering.
    3. Historian (Marilyn H) – Marilyn H will continue to add picture links and organize notebooks that include pictures, articles highlighting SSQG activities.
    4. Unfinished Projects (UFOs – Kathy S) – Mynan G showed “ X marks the Dot” and she chose chocolate from the basket.
UFO’s are quilts started before December 31, 2015 & finished during the year of 2016.
    1. Tabs (Betty B) – Tabs continue to be collected for the Ronald McDonald House.
    2. Door Prizes (Renee H) –Winners of the door prizes were Valerie K (Neutrals), April R (Dr. Seus)
    3. Just Do It (Pam T) – The group will plan a road trip to Mia’s Fabric Café’ and Dukes for lunch.
    4. Quilt Show (SSQG membership) – The theme for 2016 is “Anything Goes”. Date to be announced soon for the quilt show and continue to work on the charity quilts as well as Storytime quilts.
    5. Charity Quilts (Merlene L & Cheryl A) –
      1. Teddy Bear Sew Day – Pam will send out an email with date and time.
      2. Kathy S donated a bolt of flannel fabric for making bears.
  1. Unfinished Business –
    1. No unfinished business.
  2. New Business – For the Quilt Show in Slidell, at the Harbor Center, the group will meet at the Target on Millerville Road and carpool to the show and go to eat lunch after the show. The group will also plan a road trip to Mia’s fabric café’ and Dukes in Watson for lunch at a future date
  1. Program- Kathy Brown gave a history of her sewing and quilting background and how she started her career as a pattern designer after leaving her career at a plant. She is a designer for Red Rooster and her most recent line is called “Puddle Jumpers”. She shared her new pattern book “Strip-Smart Friends” and the Creative Grids Template that goes along with the book. She presented samples of her many quilts. Kathy is also participating in “The Splendid Sampler” this program is to promote and stretch your quilting skills. There will be 100 blocks and use 35 fat quarters with a 6” finished block and can be found on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio. Many thanks to Kathy Brown for sharing her time and talent.
  1. Show and Tell – Pam T showed Fused Hibiscus wall hanging that she is in the process of making. Sharon H – Showed a nice Bicycle Quilt that she made for a friend. Merlene L - Showed storybook wall hangings for Pinkalicious, Pigdgen found a Hot Dog, Captain underpants, and a Garden Angels Appliqué quilt and a Baskets and Flowers Appliqué’ quilt. Mynan G - showed 6 totes that she made using soft and stable batting and a “Road to Balli” quilt.
  2. Announcements –
    1. GSQA Quilt Show April 8 & 9, 2016 at Harbor Centre in Slidell. Will meet at Target parking lot off Millerville @ 8:30am to carpool to the GSQA quilt show and have lunch.
    2. SSQG next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
    3. Debbie Kelly will present next program on “English Paper Piecing” in April.

  1. Adjournment – 8:36 pm