Monday, May 23, 2016

SSQG Meeting Minutes - 5/19/2016

SSQG Meeting Minutes
May 19, 2016
Minutes taken by Valerie Kazlauskas

1. President / call to order (Pam T) - 6:30 pm

2. Sign in, welcome to Members and Guests - 12 members attended along with 1 guest

3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept -
a) Motion made by: Becky F
b) Motion seconded by: Marilyn H
c) Accepted by membership - yes

4. Reports of officers and committeesa)
a)Treasurer’s report (Elsie H) -
i. Beginning Balance: $1,014.66
ii. Deposits: $72.00
iii. Expenditures $25.00
iv. Ending Balance: $1061.66
v. Motion to accept:
1. Motion made by: Sharon H
2. Motion seconded by: Karol G
3. Accepted by the membership – yes
b) VP/Programming (Sharon H) - Introduced Sandra Guilbeaux who did a program on Threadology.
c) Secretary (Linda B) - Minutes were taken by Valerie K.
d) Historian/Blog (Marilyn H) - Continues to take pictures as well as post on the blog.
e) Unfinished Projects (UFO’s - Kathy S) - No UFO’s were shown. UFO’s are quilts
that are started before December 31, 2016 & finished all the way to the binding in the year 2016.
f) Tabs (Betty B) - Tabs were collected to give to Betty B.
g) Door Prizes (Renee H) - Winners of the door prizes were Becky F (Folk Art
Applique), Cheryl A (Piecing is my thing), Sandra Guilbeaux (Modern), Elsie Hamway (Bunnies & Angels)
h) Just Do It (Pam T) - Scheduled the “Road Trip” to Mia’s Cafe & to eat at Duke’s onSaturday, June 18, 2016. If you are interested in going, please let Pam T know. We will meet at 10:00 am at the Target parking lot on Millerville.
i) Quilt Show (SSQG membership) -
We scheduled the dates for the Quilt Show atthe library, I just need to confirm all of them & get the times from Gayle. Quilt Show set up is Saturday, July 30, 2016. Take down is Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Demo date (TBD) may be on Saturday from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, August 20, 2016. These dates and times will be finalized at the June meeting, you can mark your calendars tentatively for now.
j) Charity Quilts (Merlene L & Cheryl A) - We have scheduled a “Bear Sew Day” that
will be at Pam T’s Salon house on June 6, 2016. It will be very casual, come if you can, we will start at 10:00 am until. We will have the bolt of fabric that Kathy S donated for anyone to use.

5. Unfinished Business - If you are doing a Storytime Quilt, please bring the name of the quiltand the name of the author so we don't have any duplicates. I will be emailing a list of the dates above and a list of the Storytime quilts that have already been made.

6. New Business - We will be adding a pic to the banner of the blog.
-Elsie H passed out an updated Quilt Guild Membership List for 2016.
-We will be doing the Storytime Quilt activity again at the 2016 Quilt Show.

7. Program - Sandra Guilbeaux gave an impressive presentation on “Threadology”. Sheshared all the different kinds of threads and what they are used for. Sandra did a slide presentation full of information as well as passed out 3 handouts toall the members. Thread charts and different types of thread were shown. We appreciated everything she taught us and had a wonderful time too! We evenlearned about tension and now we may try to fix any issues that arise. Superior Threads is her choice to use!

8. Show and Tell - Bonnie M shared all the English Paper Piecing blocks she has done.
-Cheryl A shared her quilt she made for her Dad.
-She shared an Olivia quilt.
-Merlene showed many charity quilts & Storytime quilts.
-Janell showed a butterfly quilt.

9.Announcements - The June meeting will be solely dedicated to working on bears and anydiscusion or decisions about the 2016 Quilt Show at the library.
-The next Montage meeting will be on June 12, 2016 at theFairword Library from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Everyone is welcomed.
-The next meeting will be on June 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm.

10. Adjournment -8:29 pm

SSQG Meeting Minutes -- 4/21/2016

April 21, 2016

Minutes taken by Linda Baumann

1. President/Call to order (Pam T) – 6:33pm
2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests – 9 members attended along with 4 guests who 3
joined at the meeting: Janell C, Angie H & Elva H, we are very excited to have them with us.
3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept –
a. Motion made by: Marilyn H
b. Motion seconded by: Mynan G
c. Accepted by membership: yes
4. Reports of officers and committees

a) Treasurer’s report (Elsie H) –

i. Beginning Balance: $1068.32
ii. Deposits: -0-
iii. Expenditures: $53.66 (2015 Quilt Show, ink & paper)
iv. Ending Balance: $1014.66
v. Motion to accept:
1. Motion made by: Mynan G
2. Motion seconded by : Becky F
3. Accepted by membership – yes

b) VP/Programming (Sharon H) - Speaker for May will be Sandra Guilbeaux, topic is Threadology.

 c) Secretary (Linda B) – Took the minutes for the meeting.

 d) Historian/Blog (Marilyn H) – Continues to post to the blog.

 e) Unfinished Projects / UFOs (Kathy S) – No UFO’s were shown. UFO’s are quilts that are

 started before December 31, 2015 & finished all the way to binding in the year 2016.

 f) Tabs (Betty B) – Tabs were collected

 g) Door Prizes (Rene H) – Winners of the door prizes were Katie K (Batiks), Angie H (Mystery)

 and Elsie H (Rainbows)

 h) Just Do It (Pam T) – We will be scheduling a road trip at the May meeting

 i) Quilt Show (SSQG membership) – Please continue to work on your quilts & bears.

 j) Charity Quilts (Merlene L & Cheryl A) – We will be scheduling a “Bear Sew Day”.

 5. Unfinished Business –

 6. New Business –

 7. Program – Debbi Kelly shared her love & talent of English Paper Piecing with the guild. She shared

 all of her projects she is currently working on. The members did some Hexagon

 English Paper Piecing after she did a demonstration. She gave a hand out full of tips &
 Knowledge on English Paper Piecing. A link for this is Faeries and Fibres , it’s simply  Fabulous! Everyone had a great time listening, participating, so much that we now  have some new EPP’s in the guild thanks to Debbi! There is a Hexiemail group, a New Hexagon-Millefiorie Quilt-Along group and a Glorious Hexagons group on
Facebook, just to name a few. There is an EPP group that meets @ Fairwood Library
once a month called Montage, everyone is welcome.

 8. Show and Tell – Marilyn H shared her Minion quilt she is going to put in the show, also her

 “Miniature quilt room” made by her sister & her storybook – Harry Potter Quilt.

 - Bonnie M shareed a Dream Catcher she made.

 - Valerie K – shared wool wall hanging.

 - Janell shared a spring, flowered quilt.

 9. Announcements –

 a) Next Montage meeting for English Paper Piecing is on May 15, 2016

 b) Next meeting – May 19, 2016

 10. Adjournment – 8:38pm 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Meeting 5/19/2016

Hello my talented beauties,

    I hope everyone is enjoying their love of quilting!  We have our next meeting on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m at the Jones Creek Library.  I would like to thank Debbi Kelly, for a fun filled night on the education of English Paper Piecing.  Everyone was listening, laughing & learning while their hands were just a piecing away!  Debbi's work was so inspiring that we have quite a few more English Paper Piecers in the guild now!  I know she blew it out of the park because we had new faces from SSQG at the Montage Group last Sunday! 

We are thrilled to have Sandra Guilbeau share her knowledge on "Threadology" for the May meeting.  Thread is such a crucial part of quilting with so many options.  I can't wait to suck up everything she has learned & willing to share with us on this topic! 

I am so happy to share that we have 3 more members who joined our guild at the April meeting!  I would like to once again, welcome Angie & Elva and welcome back, Janell to our guild!  Our guild has been growing but we still have such a close & personal group of extremely talented women! 

I want to announce that we have scheduled a "Bear Sew Day" for June 6, 2016  Mark your calendars if you can attend,   it will be at my Salon location.  We will start at 10 a.m. until, very casual so come & go as you please.  Kathy S has been kind enough to donate a bolt of fabric so we will have that there for you to use if needed.  Please let me know if you can make it & I will give you the address.  We will also schedule our next road trip at the May meeting!  We will talk about set up & take down dates as well for the Quilt Show at the library.   Please continue working on your quilts for the show.   Please bring your tabs, any door prize donations, finished UFO's & Show-n-Tell to share, so lets get this party started!!!  Come join me for another night of fun, creativity & fellowship!

Humbly yours,

Pam Tennyson