Monday, October 16, 2017

October Meeting -- 10/19/17

Good evening ladies,

Just wanted to touch base with you about our meeting this Thursday night. We have a fun evening on tap.

We will be having a Game and Goodies Night.  We will play Left ,Right and Center with 5" squares and fat quarter BINGO. Please bring 15 5" squares of any fabric you choose and 2 fat quarters. One fat quarter should be Christmas fabric and one in any fabric. The more people who play the more fun we will have. Also please bring a snack to share - sweet or savory your choice. We will have water, coke, diet coke and sprite.

We also need to appoint a committee to rec. a slate of officers for next year. The names will be presented at the November meeting for a vote.

There will also be a discussion and tentative decision about the date and location for our Christmas Party. In past years, we have enjoyed City Cafe but would certainly consider a new place. I think everyone had a blast last year.

Please bring your new Sassi Strippers name badges to the meeting. For anyone who was not at the last meeting and who wants to know the design and get the base fabric that was handed out handed out, call me. I will get it to you before or at the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September Meeting -- 9/21/17

Good Afternoon Ladies,

Just a note about our meeting Thursday. 

 We are going to be brainstorming ideas for a Sassi Stripper name badge. Put on your thinking caps and lets come up with a dynamite design.  After we decide on what we want to do, we can all go home and make ours.  I will bring my sewing machine and some scraps to play with. If you have a permanent pen that writes well, please bring it. All ideas are on the table. 

We will also have a game to celebrate fall. If you want to play bring a fall themed fat quarter. Fall prints, fall solids or fall themes will be welcome. Its hard to think fall when the temperature is 90 but we are game. If we waited for cool, crisp weather it could be Christmas.

As always bring any new quilts.  Our door prizes look good to me and I still have our UFO basket.

We will talk about our Christmas Party (can you believe it?) and plans for next year.

Looking forward to seeing all of you

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SSQG Minutes -- 8/17/17

SSQG Meeting Agenda
August 17, 2017
Minutes taken by B. Frederick
http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com

  1. President/Call to order (Sharon H.) – 6:38
  2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests: 10 members, 1 guest
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept – sent out
    1. Motion made by: Elsie H.
    2. Motion seconded by: Merline L
    3. Accepted by membership? yes-
  4. Reports of officers and committees
    1. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.) –
      1. Beginning Balance: $1039.25
      2. Deposits:
      3. Expenditures: $25.00
      4. Ending Balance: $1014.25
      5. Motion to accept:
        1. Motion made by: Mynan G.
        2. Motion seconded by: Marilyn
        3. Accepted by membership? -yes
    2. VP/Programming (Mynan G.) – September meeting: name tags. October: Halloween party.
    3. Secretary (Becky F.) –nothing to report
    4. Historian/Blog site (Marilyn H.) –link to show photos up after demo day.
    5. Unfinished Projects (UFOs – Kathy S.) –absent. Sharon showed her MIL quilt from the Katrina era that she finished for her, Merline had a cross stitch quilt to show, a quilt out of fabric from her Poppy jacket, and charity quilts.
    6. Tabs (Cheryl A.) –Becky and Betty brought some in.
    7. Door Prizes (Valerie K.) 1. Betty B.; 2. Elsie.; 3. Becky
    8. Just Do It (Sharon H.) Cottage Creations road trip scheduled for Saturday, September 16th. Future Just Do it will be going to Madison, Mississippi to see Cotton Blossom Quilts.
    9. Quilt Show (SSQG membership): Lots of comments in the sign in book. Materials needed and jobs were discussed for demo day.
    10. Charity Quilts (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.) Representatives from Cancer Services and OLOL will be here to accept a quilt on demo day at 1:30.
  5. Unfinished Business: none
  6. New business: Louisiana Folklife Museum will sponsor an event that will involve quilters helping the public to create blocks to make a quilt that will go on tour. “What does La. mean to me” will be the theme and blocks will be juried into a quilt.
Sew Blue event August 26th. Sew days to make quilts for kids who have lost a parent in law enforcement. Highland Presbyterian from 9-3. RSVP to Renee H. if you want to attend.
  1. Program: Sharon gave a program on First Aid for quilters. (Unfortunately her friend who was going to help with her talk was sick and could not make it.) Sharon shared what to do in case of needle punctures, cuts, and burns. Handouts showed good quilting ergonomics.
  2. Show and Tell- Marilyn- Mystery Quilt; Sharon-LSU quilt; Mynan-Mystery Quilt; Betty- handwork; tray with wool piece from Buttermilk Basin.
  3. Announcements –
  1. Kathy Brown announced that she will no longer be attending markets and shows and will be downsizing her inventory and show demo furniture and accessories. She will set up a day for our guild to come to her storage unit to help her get rid of these items. She’d rather see them go to people who will use them rather than just bring them to Goodwill.
  2. All Stitched Up is opening a second location in New Orleans Sept. 1st.
  3. A modern quilt shop called Uptown Needle and Craftworks will open at 4610 Magazine Street in New Orleans.
  4. Next meeting- September 21st at 6:30.


  1. Adjournment –8:12

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Viewer's Choice Awards

Here are the winners of the Viewer's Choice Awards from Demonstration Day of the 2017 Kaleidoscope of Quilts.  Congratulations to all!






1st Place, Autumn in New York by Karen W. 




       2nd Place, Starlit Garden by Betty B.






3rd Place, Starry Night by Karol G.




     3rd Place, Up in the Mountains by Valerie K.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August Meeting -- 8/17/17

Good Morning Ladies,


As you know we have our meeting this Thursday August 16.  I have attacked the minutes of our last meeting. Please review them if you get a chance. Our program will be on Safety and Movement for Quilters presented by Peggy Bourgeois RN and yours truly. There will be lots of tips on first aid and keeping flexible. We will also make final plans for our Demo Day that is Saturday from 10 to 2.

Please come to the meeting with ideas for a Sassi Strippers name tag.  Many of us have said they are interested in designing and making one.

On August 26 at the Highland Road Presbyterian Church there will be a sew day (Sewing Blue)  to make quilts for children of fallen police officers. I will forward a flier to you, in a separate email, in case you want to sign up.

Looking forward to tomorrow night.

Sharon

PS Mynan and Becky ask you to bring anything you have sewn for them to the meeting.

SSQG Minutes -- 7/20/17

SSQG Meeting Agenda
7/20/17
Minutes taken by B. Frederick
http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com

  1. President/Call to order (Sharon H.) – 6:37
  2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests: 12 members, guest:
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept – sent out
    1. Motion made by: Elsie H.
    2. Motion seconded by: Merline L
    3. Accepted by membership? yes-
  4. Reports of officers and committees
    1. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.) –
      1. Beginning Balance: $1028.25
      2. Deposits: $36.00
      3. Expenditures: $25.00
      4. Ending Balance: $1039.25
      5. Motion to accept:
        1. Motion made by: Mynan G.
        2. Motion seconded by: Betty B.
        3. Accepted by membership? -yes
    2. VP/Programming (Mynan G.) –9 patches sew date changed from this Saturday to July 29th while we set up the quilt show. August’s program will be Sharon and a friend talking about quilting safety. Sept. possibly making name badges and Oct – quick Christmas gifts.
    3. Secretary (Becky F.) –notice about quilt show up on Community calendars, Country Roads, and a flier at Quilt Corner.
    4. Historian/Blog site (Marilyn H.) –put notice on Facebook page for Baton Rouge Quilters and Cheryl put it on the GSQA website. Marilyn put up hers and Elsie’s mystery quilt top on the blog.
    5. Unfinished Projects (UFOs – Kathy S.) –absent. Marilyn finished her hexagon snowflake quilt. Merline finished a quilt also but it had already been turned in for the quilt show.
    6. Tabs (Cheryl A.) –Sharon brought some in.
    7. Door Prizes (Valerie K.) 1. Betty B.; 2. Mynan G.; 3. Sharon H.
    8. Just Do It (Sharon H.) Sharon proposed going to see Cotton Blossom in Madison, Mississippi and Becky suggested Daisey’s Cottage Creations for a Sept road trip.
    9. Quilt Show (SSQG membership): We will hang quilts July 29th and take down day will be August 31st. Demo day is August 19th. Registration forms and quilts due Friday July 29th. One case will have military hats as a salute to our service members. We have enough bears to stuff for demo day. We will have a Bear station (Merline), Kids Draw for Kids (Cheryl and Marilyn); Sharon has fabric and appliqué material for kids to design a block to go home; Betty and Valerie will do handwork, and Becky will have a game with the kids’ quilts. Let Sharon know if you will be demonstrating another craft.
    10. Charity Quilts (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.) Representatives from Cancer Services and OLOL will be here to accept a quilt on demo day at 1:30.
  5. Unfinished Business: none
  6. New business: Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler Shop hop is the first and second weekend in August. August 3-5 and 11-12. Fabric Krazy has a Houston Bus trip Nov. 3-4. One night $216 per person double occupancy. Shuttle bus from hotel. Sign up as soon as possible at Pamela@fabrickrazy.com. The Old Man River Quilt Show will be August 22-26th in Vicksburg. There is a great shop in Vicksburg called Stitch n Frame.
  7. Show and Tell- Valerie sewed her Mystery Quilt top, a graduation quilt going in the show, and a wool appliqué owl pillow. Cheryl showed a quilted charity quilt, tube quilting quilt for charity, hour glass charity quilt, and another charity quilt top. Marilyn showed a charity quilt. Betty showed a charity quilt top called Plus 2.
  8. Announcements –..
    1. Next meeting: August 17th, 6:30
  9. Adjournment –8:04

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SSQG Minutes -- 6/15/17

SSQG Meeting Agenda
6/15/17
Minutes taken by B. Frederick
http://sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com

  1. Vice-President/Call to order (Mynan G.) – 6:37
  2. Sign In, Welcome to Members and Guests: 15 members, guest: Linda Wiggins
  3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept –
    1. Motion made by: Pam T
    2. Motion seconded by: Karen W
    3. Accepted by membership? yes-
  4. Reports of officers and committees
    1. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.) –
      1. Beginning Balance: $1214.66
      2. Deposits:
      3. Expenditures: $186.41
      4. Ending Balance: $1028.25
      5. Motion to accept:
        1. Motion made by: Valerie K.
        2. Motion seconded by: Elsie H.
        3. Accepted by membership? -yes
    2. VP/Programming (Mynan G.) –Linda Wiggins gave a talk on Perceptual Illusion. She gave hand outs and showed quilts and vests to illustrate dimensional techniques for quilts and quilted items.
    3. Secretary (Becky F.) –minutes sent out.
    4. Historian/Blog site (Marilyn H.) –having trouble getting all steps of mystery quilt on blog.
    5. Unfinished Projects (UFOs – Kathy S.) –absent. Still owe Karen W. two prizes, Mynan had two UFOs, and Betty B. had one.
    6. Tabs (Cheryl A.) –Pam T. brought some in.
    7. Door Prizes (Valerie K.) 1. Andrea G.; 2. Elsie H..; 3. Pam T.
    8. Just Do It (Sharon H.) Sharon absent
    9. Quilt Show (SSQG membership): We will hang quilts July 29th and take down day will be August 31st. Demo day is August 19th. Registration forms and quilts due Thursday July 20th. Marilyn will put notice up on facebook page for Baton Rouge quilters. Becky will put flyer up at Quilt Corner and put notice in Country Roads.
    10. Charity Quilts (Merlene L. & Cheryl A.) no report
  5. Unfinished Business: none
  6. New business: Sharon’s quilt – Kits for embroidery blocks given out. Due by August 17th. Nine patch blocks will be sewn Sat July 22nd (correction: Sat 29th while we set up for the show). Rows will be sewn together Saturday Sept 23rd at the library from 10:00 until we are finished.
  7. Show and Tell- Betty B. showed a striped wall hanging. Pam T. showed a charity quilt of Olivia the Pig (needs label). Karen showed the quilts that she is putting in the quilt show. Elsie showed her completed mystery quilt top.
  8. Announcements –..
    1. Next meeting: July 20th- bring your quilts for the show with completed registration forms attached.
  9. Adjournment –8:30

July Meeting -- 7/20/17

Good morning everyone. 

Our meeting Thursday is the last one before our show. Please bring all of your quilts and other entries for the show. Once again we will be doing some of the displays in cases so bring any items that will show off our craft. Old spools, examples of hand work, signs and mementos.  We will do as many cases as we have items to fill. On Saturday the 29th we will hang our show. At our meeting we will discuss meeting on this Sat or Sun to layout the placement plans.

Looking forward to a good show.

I am also forwarding the last minutes and show forms from Becky.

Sharon