Meeting Minutes for April 18th, 2015

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Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: April 18, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:15pm. Approximately 33 people were in attendance. Thank you Brooke, Cheryl, Terri for bringing snacks.

Guests Nancy, Susanna, Bell, Jana, and Cindy were welcomed. 

Secretary’s Report from Rebecca Whaling

  • March meeting minutes approved.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • The May 16th meeting will feature a Bias Curves workshop by member Cristy. There will be a separate post with the materials list.
  • QuiltCon West 2016 will be in Pasadena, CA. The catalog is due out on June 1st. Member Jill passed along information about a bus tour by Gal Pals traveling to and from the February event. See their flyer for detailed information.  Also, member Holly H mentioned that QuiltCon 2015 did not have many entries into the handwork category for the show.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT FROM HOLLY JAMES

  • The Scottsdale Civic Center Library Silver Room is booked on Saturday, April 25th from 10am-5pm for open sewing.
  • A guild tshirt design was presented. Next meeting example shirts will be available in various sizes to try on. Cost will depend on the quantity ordered. Base shirt will probably be American Apparel.
  • The venue used last year for the guild retreat has closed. This year the retreat will be at Odegaard’s Stay and Sew in Flagstaff the weekend of September 24th to 27th. Maximum occupancy is 10 and a sign up sheet was available. (after the meeting an email was also sent to all members with the details and contact information to sign up). Expected cost is $110 per person and does not include meals.

Announcements

  • Our guild charity this year is Anchor House, which is currently partnering with Habitat for Humanity to create a home for mothers and children. Sarah will coordinate quilt donations. The house is looking to open in June and for 2 to 4 twin size quilts for the mothers and 2 to 4 baby size quilts for the children. The first donation is our MQG QuiltCon 2015 Charity Quilt.

Door Prize

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month: Ana and Bell presented the PHXMQG April Block for Nedra, Jelly Roll Sampler via Moose on the Front Porch Quilts.
  • Mug Rug Swap: Eight members participated
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Show and Tell

The meeting concluded at 2pm with the workshop starting at 2:06.

Activity: Quilted Script Pillow Workshop with Shiloh

Member Shiloh taught members how she makes Quilted Script Pillows. Techniques for hand drawing the applique as well as using a Wacom Tablet and Cameo cutter were shown. See the Resources page for a supply list and full instructions.

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, April 25, 2014

April 2015 Meeting Reminder

Reminder that the April meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, April 18th at Scrapbooks Etc (the Etc is fabric!). The location is on the Northeast corner of Lindsay Road and University Drive (2820 E University Dr #111, Mesa, AZ 85213).

Activities for this month include Block of the Month, Vitamin D Bee,  a Mug Rug Swap (bring a quilted mug rug to participate), and member Shiloh will be presenting a member workshop on her Quilted Script Pillow (see the Resources page for a supply list).

Meeting Minutes for March 21st, 2015

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: March 21, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:07pm. Approximately 38 people were in attendance. Thank you Holly, Julie, and Crystal for bringing snacks.

Guests Hydee, Theresa, Dana, Jan, Kelli, Kari, and Katie were welcomed. 

Secretary’s Report from Rebecca Whaling

  • February meeting minutes approved.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • Happy National Quilting Day
  • The MQG Riley Blake Challenge featuring their “Cottage Garden” line is currently running with entries due July 31st.
  • The Arizona Quilter’s Guild 2015 Show begins on Thursday, March 26th. The show theme this year is Arizona Dreaming and runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Member Crystal has a piece in the show.
  • The April 18th meeting will feature a workshop by member Shiloh on making the Scripted Pillow shown at Show and Tell Earlier in the Month. There will be a separate post with the materials list.
  • The April swap will be quilted mug rugs. Sizing for mug rugs are slightly larger than a coaster but much smaller than a place mat. Generally they are used for a mug  and a small snack. See the PHXMQG Pinterest Board for inspiration.
  • The May 16th meeting will feature a Bias Curves workshop by member Cristy. There will be a separate post with the materials list.

Announcements

  • Hospitality Chair Kate announced that we will begin having a ‘Take a Scrap, Leave a Scrap’ table at meetings.
  • Challenge Chair Sarah announced that the June challenge will be to take a tradition quilt block and interpret it in a modern style. Challenge projects can be any quilted/sewn project.
  • Wendy has suggested getting recipes from those who bring homemade snacks to meetings. If you would like to share your recipe for a snack you have brought please contact Secretary Becca.
  • Challenge Chair Sarah has proposed a guild charity for the year, Anchor House, which is currently partnering with Habitat for Humanity to create a home for mothers and children. Quilts ranging from infant to adult would be welcome to be used for the 2-4 families that will be hosted at the house. Members in attendance approved. The Charity Chair position is not filled this year but Sarah will coordinate donations.

Door Prize

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month: Mari presented the PHXMQG March Block, Tic Tac Toe via Blossom Heart Quilts.
  • Marsala Challenge: Three members participated, Sarah, Lora, and Jill. The challenge was to use the Pantone Color of the Year in a quilting project. Participants were entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop and Jill was the winner.
  • Show and Tell: Cynthia, Marla, Kirsten, Cheryl, Dana, Cristy, Candace, Julie, Melissa, Kate, Keira, Shiloh, Kari

Activity: Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler Demo and Trunk Show

Guest Helen from local company Sew Kind of Wonderful started a demo of the Quick Curve Ruler at 2:09pm. After the demo there was a trunk show of quilts and other projects made with the Quick Curve Ruler and featuring patterns from Sew Kind of Wonderful.

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, March 23, 2014