Sunday, April 2, 2017

SSQG Minutes --3/16/17

SSQG Meeting 3/16/17
Minutes taken by Becky F.
1. President (Sharon H.) called the meeting to order 6:34
2. Sign in, Welcome to 15 current members and 5 new members (Janell Crosslin, Tonya Nichols, Karen Williams, Wanda Hoffman, and Andrea Keith).
3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept
a. Motion made by : Elsie H.
b. Motion seconded by Karol G.
c. Accepted by membership? Yes
4. Reports of officers
a. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.)
i. Beginning Balance: $1031.66
ii. Deposits: 12
iii. Expenditures: none
iv. Ending Balance: $1143.66
v. Motion to accept:
1. Motion made by: Mynan G.
2. Motion seconded by: Sharon H.
3. Accepted by membership? Yes
b. VP/Programming (Mynan) – Paula Toups tonight. We will have Daisy Comeaux next month. Mynan will send materials list to make fabric roses.
c. Secretary (Becky F.)- minutes were sent out.
d. Historian/Blog site (Marilyn H.) will put up Mystery quilt directions on the blog (www.sassistrippersquiltguild.blogspot.com).
e. Unfinished projects (UFOs) Kathy S.- Projects must be started in 2016 or before and completely finished (quilting and binding) to qualify. Marilyn H showed 2 bed quilts that she had completed.
f. Tabs (Cheryl A.) – collected
g. Door prizes (Valerie K.) –All door prize donations accepted.
Tonight’s winners: 1. Wanda Hoffman
2. Elsie Hamway
3. Merlene Lewis
h. Just Do It (Sharon H.)- Proposal to visit Block Therapy in Gautier, Mississippi with possible stops in Slidell and Abita Springs on the way home. Sign up with Sharon H. if you are interested in the trip.
i. Quilt Show- no report
j. Charity Quilts (Cheryl A. and Merlene L)- Merlene brought tops that were donated by Jan Kennedy who teaches at JoAnn’s. Members were asked to take tops and quilt them.
Pam T. made a motion to buy batting for the charity quilts, seconded by Kathy S., accepted by the membership.
Merlene and Cheryl also reported that 43 bears were brought to OLOL and 43 bears were brought to Cancer Services. We received a thank you note from OLOL.
5. Unfinished business – Step 1 for the Mystery Quilt was explained by Mynan and new members were given directions for materials. Directions will be attached to minutes and put on the blog, also.
6. New business- none
7. Tonight’s Program – Paula Toups
Paula has designed for Norcott and thread for Valdani and has a pattern company called Bayou Patch Designs. She teaches the chenille technique and thread painting through GSQA and local quilt shops.
Her trunk show consisted of quilts, runners, rugs, and garments of her own designs. A variety of techniques were shown including stain glass; raw edge applique with thread painting; chenille rugs, wall hangings, and vests; and Wool applique (Halloween quilt). She also showed a quilt from her book Gumbo Ya-Ya.
If members are interested in a chenille rug class, contact Sharon H. for details.
8. Show and Tell – Sharon H. showed a child’s zebra top for her granddaughter and an Honor quilt made in LSU colors for an auction.
9. Announcements-
a. Next meeting is April 20th
10. Adjournment at 8:17 pm

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March Meeting -- 3/16/17

Good evening ladies,

I am forwarding to you all the minutes from our Feb. meeting and the first set of instructions for the Mystery Quilt.  Please review the minutes and let us know if there are any changes.

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday, March 16. I am happy to say that Paula Toups will be our guest speaker. She will do a trunk show and tell us how she got into the design business and circuit teaching. It should be a really interesting program.

Mynan will give us our next instructions for the Mystery Quilt. I can't wait to start cutting and (?)sewing.

Some of our members would love to "just do it" and take a field trip to what I hear is a fabulous quilt shop in Gautier, MS.  We might be able to make additional stops in Slidell and Abita Springs. Think about it.
We will discuss it Thursday.

Look forward to seeing you guys. I missed you all last month!

Sharon

SSQG Minutes -- 2/16/17

SSQG Meeting 2/16/17
Minutes taken by Becky F.
1. Vice President (Mynan G.) called to order 6:40 pm
2. Sign in, Welcome to 9 members.
3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept
a. Motion made by : Elsie H.
b. Motion seconded by Betty B.
c. Accepted by membership? Yes
4. Reports of officers
a. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.)
i. Beginning Balance: $1011.66
ii. Deposits: $120.00 in dues
iii. Expenditures: none
iv. Ending Balance: $1131.66
v. Motion to accept:
1. Motion made by: Pam T.
2. Motion seconded by: Karol G.
3. Accepted by membership? Yes
b. VP/Programming (Mynan) – Bears tonight.
Mynan asked membership about their interests for future programs. We will have Paula Toups in March and Daisy Comeaux at a later time. Members were asked to share skills or other crafts that they enjoy for future programs. Please talk to Mynan if you have ideas about this. Pam T. suggested Kathy Brown or Gayle Soileau for a program on needle punch.
c. Secretary (Becky F.)- minutes were sent out.
d. Historian/Blog site (Marilyn H.) not in attendance.
e. Unfinished projects (UFOs) Kathy S.- Projects must be started in 2016 or before and completely finished (quilting and binding) to qualify. None presented tonight.
f. Tabs (Cheryl A.) – none
g. Door prizes (Valerie K.) – 1. Kathy S.; 2. Pam T., 3. Karol G.
h. Just Do It (Sharon H.)- Several of our members (Pam T., Cheryl A., Betty B., Karol G., Sharon H., Elsie H., and Valerie K.) attended the public day at Red Stick Rug Hooking Hook in at Nottoway plantation on Wednesday, Feb. 15th. Cheryl A. shared about the conference. Pam T. brought her wool purchases to show and showed a news clip about the conference and some photos that she and Cheryl A had taken. Members enjoyed lunch at the plantation, also, which was reported to be excellent.
i. Quilt Show- no report
j. Charity Quilts (Cheryl A. and Merlene L)- no report
5. Unfinished business – 75 bears were stuffed and finished at the Giving Quilt Show. Approximately 600 quilts were on display and our member Betty Braud received an Honorable Mention for her quilt “Crayons”.
GSQA opportunity basket that was mention at last month’s meeting was discussed. Membership declined to participate because it was felt that we did not need the funds that would be generated and that it would be difficult for such a small guild to collect items for it. Seminar is March 15-18th.
6. New business- Mynan handed out beginning instructions for a Mystery Quilt (attached to minutes) that will start next month. It’s a Debbie Caffrey pattern called “Sew What?” Mynan brought her fabric selections for this quilt to give us an idea of what we may need to look for when selecting material. Step 1 will be handed out in March, Step 2 in April, and Step 3 in May. Hopefully, some of our members can have this quilt completed in time for this year’s quilt show.
7. Tonight’s Program – Members tied hearts and bows on finished bears.
8. Show and Tell – Betty B. showed her cotton and wool table runner from a pattern in Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.
Mynan G. showed her “Gold Medal” top and an “Honor” top that was done in black and white. Both are Villa Rose patterns.
9. Announcements-
a. Next meeting is March 16th.

10. Adjournment at 8:10 pm

Monday, February 27, 2017

SSQG Minutes --1/19/17

SSQG Meeting 1/19/17
Minutes taken by Becky F.
1. President (Sharon H) called to order 6:36 pm
2. Sign in, Welcome to 11 members and 1 guest Nicole Hamway (Elsie’s daughter).
3. Reading of the minutes and motion to accept
a. Motion made by : Elsie H.
b. Motion seconded by Karol G.
c. Accepted by membership? Yes
4. Reports of officers
a. Treasurer’s report (Cheryl A.) Report is the same as last month with no outgoing or incoming.
b. VP/Programming (Mynan) – Bears tonight. Mynan asked membership about their interests for future programs. We will possibly have Paula Toups in February. Members were asked to share skills or other crafts that they enjoy for future programs. Please talk to Mynan if you have ideas about this.
c. Secretary (Becky F.)
d. Historian/Blog site will be maintained by Marilyn H. again this year.
e. Unfinished projects (UFOs) goodies will be handled by Kathy S. again this year.
f. Tabs will be collected and delivered by Cheryl A. for Ronald McDonald House.
g. Door prizes will be collected and awarded by Valerie K. at future meetings. Tonight door prizes were awarded to: Merlene (Traditional but Hip bag); Cheryl A. (Warm Heart bag); and Nicole who gave hers to her mother.
h. Just Do It will be planned by Sharon H.
i. Quilt Show will have no chairman or committee and all members will be responsible for putting on the show.
j. Charity Quilts will be collected and distributed by Cheryl A. and Merlene L
5. Unfinished business – Giving Quilt Show will be Feb. 4th-5th from 10:00 to 4:00. Sharon is setting up at 8:30 on Feb. 4th. We are only responsible being there with bears on Saturday. We stuffed less than 300 last year. Stuffing will be provided by the Giving Quilt guild.
6. New business- GSQA quarterly meeting will be Jan. 28th in Baton Rouge at the Goodwood Library at 10:00 am. Presentation will be about putting your quilts in a show and how they are judged. Lunches provided for $6.00.
GSQA seminar will be held March 15-18 in New Orleans at the Kenner Hilton. You may go to the GSQA website to view and register for classes or lectures. If interested in attending, we will organize carpooling at a later date. This year GSQA is giving guilds the opportunity to put together baskets for auction with 50% of proceeds going back to the guild. Opportunity Baskets may consist of sewing notions, fabric, etc. or one big item. Baskets are due March 15th at the seminar hotel. Winners will be drawn on Saturday at lunch.
Members were asked who would be interested in a Mystery quilt, quilt in a box, Round Robin quilt, etc. Merlene suggested a Row by Row. Bring your ideas to the next meeting.
7. Program – Members cut out, sewed, turned, and drew faces on bears for the rest of the meeting time.
8. Show and Tell – none tonight.
9. Announcements-
a. Next meeting is February 16th.

10. Adjournment at 8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Giving Quilt and Just Do It

Wow! What a great time we had at the Giving Quilt Show. I cannot thank the members enough for all of their help. We finished making 75 bears and many more are ready to stuff and finish.  We had stuffers, dressers (hearts and ribbons), butt sewers and face drawers. Pam, Karol, and Elsie took home bears to complete. Most of all we had a great time and got lots done for cancer services and OLOL. We had help from multiple children as well as adults from the community.

The show was the largest yet. There were over 600 quilts on display.  Our own Betty Braud received an Honorable Mention for her quilt "Crayons". In addition to all the quilts destined for a variety of deserving charities, there were Quilts of Valor on display that will go to some of our veterans.   Several shops had booths  and there were a few vendors as well. I can personally attest that the pulled pork nachos were as Pam would say "off the hook".

Next Wednesday, the 15th, there is a Rug Hooking Show at Nottoway Plantation from 1 to 4.  We are inviting everyone to go as a group for lunch and the show.  As of now, Pam, Karol, Elsie and I are going. We are going to make reservations for lunch around 11. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. 

Thanks again for being such a terrific, talented group!

Sharon


Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Giving Quilt Show

Good Morning,

I am beginning to believe I missed winter and we are in Spring. The days are supposed to be a little cooler starting tomorrow so for the Giving Quilt Show Saturday at the Lamar Dixon Center it should be very nice.  Mynan and I will get there about 8:30 to set up. The show goes from 10am to 4 pm

We should have a great time stuffing bears with the communities help. We will have the bears, hearts and ribbons along with thread, needles and scissors when you arrive. We will also have some fabric to trace bears if you like. We will not be sewing bears.

I can't tell you guys how much I appreciate your coming to help and all you do for our charities. This is a great group!

See you Saturday!

Sharon 


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Meeting -- 1/19/2017

Happy New Year all you Sassi Strippers!

I am so excited about 2017. It will be an opportunity to put all the trials and tribulations of 2016 behind us. I plan on a year of fun and quilting. I'm really looking forward to be your new president. I have very big shoes to fill.

Our Christmas party was terrific. A million thanks to our president and her helpers for a great time. The food was delicious and the activities a trip. I may have to nominate our Pam as the poet laureate of Louisiana. There were certainly times that I didn't know my left from my right. Thank you so much Pam for a wonderful party, not to mention 2 great years.

Our meeting is this Thursday January 19 at 6:30 at the library. We will be sewing and preparing bears for stuffing for the Giving Quilt Show Feb. 4th and 5th at the Lamar Dixon Center in Gonzales. Please bring your sewing machine to the meeting if you can sew bears. Having an extension cord is probably a good idea. If you are not sewing bears, please bring scissors to cut out or trim and clip sewn bears. Call if you have any questions. More info about the show and other activities at the meeting.

Dates to remember are below:

January 28  GSQA General Meeting, EBR Main Library 10am

January 31  Deadline to register for classes and/or events at the GSQA Seminar

Feb. 4 & 5  Giving Quilt Show, Lamar Dixon Center 

March 15-18  GSQA Seminar, Hilton New Orleans airport.

As you can see there is a lot going on in the next few weeks. We will discuss the events in more detail Thursday night.

Mynan has asked that everyone bring ideas for programs for this year.

Can't wait to see you guys,

Sharon