Meeting Minutes for July 19, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: July 19, 2014

Location: Scrapbooks Etc.

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:10pm. Approximately 28 people were in attendance.

Four guests (Jen, Lori, Marion, Jo) were welcomed. Kim was thanked for bringing snacks. The black bottom cupcake recipe can be found here

Secretary’s Report from Rebecca Whaling

  • The June 2014 meeting minutes were approved.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • MQG Michael Miller Challenge entries are via a comment onto the forum thread by July 25th with photos of your project. If the “add media” button does not seem to work please try a different web browser application.
  • The August meeting will be Demo Day and a Potluck. Bonnie has created a sign up for the potluck on Perfect Potluck. The meeting will be help at ETC.
  • Mini Quilt swap participants should have all received their partner information. The swap will take place at the August meeting.
  • There are three spots remaining for the September retreat to Quilting on the Rim. Those interested should contact Chelsa.
  • The September activity will be a Fabric Confetti Pillow workshop by Vanessa. More information including kits will be available soon.
  • Iron Caddy patterns will be ordered. They should arrive by the August meeting and will be given to those who ordered.

Announcements

  • Danny announced that she had some sewing supplies given to her by a neighbor in her car. Members were invited to see if they were interested in the items after the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report from Chelsa Knight

  • Balance at last meeting: $2,524.16
  • New Memberships: $30
  • Money Out: deposit on retreat
  • New balance: $1,994.16

Door Prize

  • Moda Candy – Barbara
  • FQ Pack from Treasure Bay Fabrics – Mari

Breakout Sessions

  • Vitamin D Bee meeting
    • Rebecca receiving Halloween blocks
    • Sarah passing out kits for String-X blocks

Michael Miller Challenge Show and Tell

  • 12 members showed projects for the MQG Michael Miller Challenge
  • Members voted for their favorite project with the winner receiving an ETC gift card.
    • 1st Place: Guinevere for “Spring has Sprung. Away Polar Vortex”
    • 2nd Place: Denise for her 60 degree starts quilt
    • 3rd Place tie: Michelle for <> and Rebecca for “Pinwheel Spinwheel”
Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, July 23, 2014

July 2014 Meeting Reminder

Reminder that the July meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, July 19th 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).

After the business portion of the meeting we will be having a Show and Tell Extravaganza featuring project from the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge. If you participated in the challenge please bring your project! Time permitting we will Show and Tell other projects as well (perhaps something from one of our recent activities like Cross Stitch Quilting?). Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Speaking of fabric challenges…Bonnie found this bit of news. There is a juried quilt competition for American Made Brand fabrics. The Farm to Fabric Challenge  is a juried exhibition of quilts made exclusively from Clothworks’ American Made Brand cotton solids that speak to the theme Celebrating Farm to Fabric.

Next month in August we will be having Demo Day and a Potluck. Potluck signups are over on Perfect Potluck.

Meeting Minutes for June 21, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: June 21, 2014

Location: Scrapbooks Etc.

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:00pm. Approximately 32 people were in attendance.

One guest from LAMQG was welcomed along with new members Colleen, Brooke, Jill, April, and Ronni. Denise and Shanyn thanked for bringing snacks and beverages.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • The PHXMQG Retreat is booked for September 11-14. The retreat venue  has a 10 person limit. A newsletter will be emailed with details and signup information.
  • The August Demo Day will include a potluck. Newsletter will include potluck signup information from Bonnie. Michelle will be contacting some members regarding their “will demo” entries.
  • MQG Quilt Con signups are on June 24th. Feedback from the Quilt Con Planning meet up was to watch the provided registration videos.
  • There will be a Sew Day on Sunday, June 29th at the Chandler Police Station Community Room from 9am to 5pm. Members are encouraged to bring projects such as the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge and/or help with completing the Economy Block charity quilt tops.
  • The July meeting activity will be a show and tell of Michael Miller Fabric Challenge projects.
  • The guild has an opportunity to purchase an iron caddy pattern complete with heat resistant fabric at a discounted rate. Information sheet was passed to collect signups.

Treasurer’s Report from Chelsa Knight

  • Balance at last meeting: $2109
  • New balance: $2,524.16

Announcements

  • Nedra will have a quilt appearing on the cover of Modern Quilts Unlimited in August.

Door Prize

Three door prizes were drawn plus two prizes from Alyssa from Pile O Fabric.

  • Vintage Quilt Revival – Bonnie
  • Apron Pattern – Barb
  • Two mini charm packs – Tracey
  • Aria Lane Pattern – Louise
  • Aria Lane Patter – Becca

Breakout Sessions

  • Vitamin D Bee meeting
  • Mug Rug Swap (August swap will be a mini quilt)

Adjournment at 2:00pm

Workshop: Cross My Heart Mini Quilt – Alyssa Lichner

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, June 25, 2014

June 2014 Meeting Reminder

Reminder that the June meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, June 21th 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).

The business portion of the meeting will be brief and include our Mug Rug Swap and Vitamin D Bee meeting.

At 2pm Alyssa Lichner of Pile O Fabric will be teaching an exclusive session of her Cross My Heart Mini Quilt class for MQG members. PHXMQG members should have received an email on May 29th with details and a supply list. New member? Please contact secretary@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com for more information. See the Scrapbooks Etc class calendar to see other classes from Alyssa.

Thinking of attending Quilt Con 2015 next February? Bonnie, our fantastic Hospitality Chair, is leading a group discussion at 11:30am to talk about the convention and the recently event schedule.

June 21st, 2014

  • 11:30am – 1:oopm: Quilt Con 2015 Discussion with Bonnie
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: PHXMQG June meeting including Mug Rug Swap and Vitamin D Bee meeting
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm: MQG exclusive session of Cross My Heart Mini Quilt class with Alyssa Lichner

June Mug Rug Swap

At our next meeting in June we will be swapping Mug Rugs. If you would like to participate you will need to create one mug rug sized between 4″x6″ and 6.5″x10.5″ that is made with a top, batting, backing, and binding. We have created a Mug Rug Inspiration board on the PHXMQG Pinterest page to help you get the creativity flowing…go check it out!

So if you plan to participate be sure to bring one mug rug to the June meeting to swap. Also note that the business portion of the June meeting will be short in order to make sure there is plenty of time for guild members to participate in the cross stitch quilting class.

 

Meeting Minutes for May 17, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: May 17, 2014

Location: Scrapbooks Etc.

Secretary Rebecca Whaling called the meeting to order at 1:25pm. Approximately 31 people were in attendance.

Four guests were welcomed.

Secretary’s Report from Rebecca Whaling

April meeting minutes were approved and seconded. Sarah and Ana thanked for bringing snacks.

Treasurer’s Report from Chelsa Knight 

  • Balance at last meeting: $2,440
  • Money in: $24 (1 new member)
  • Money out: $355
  • New balance: $2109

Announcements

  • Demo Day planned for August. Cards passed out for members to indicate on one card demos they would like to see and on the other demos they could do.
  • MQG Michael Miller Challenge deadline extended to July 25th
  • Alyssa Lichner of Pile O Fabric will be teaching cross stitch blocks at the June meeting.
  • PHXMQG Retreat in the planning stages for September (either 1st or 2nd weekend). Minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 participants.
  • Members voted on the June swap and selected mug rugs.
  • Bonnie reminded members that fabric scraps are collected for shelter dog beds.

Door Prize

Three door prizes were drawn plus one prize drawing for those participating in the name tag challenge.

  • Book: Quilt Lab
  • Pincushion Kit from Bunny Designs
  • Fabric: Pink Chalk Fabrics fat quarter bundle and tape measure
  • Fabric: Treasure Bay Fabrics fat quarter bundle

Economy Blocks Charity Quilt

Members donated a total of 88 economy blocks. Layout will be decided at the next meeting.

Breakout Sessions

  • Vitamin D Bee meeting

Show and Tell with 9 participants then Adjournment at 2:30pm

Mini Workshop: Bloomin’ Quilt-As-You-Go-Panels- Rebecca Whaling

Bloomin’ Quilt-As-You-Go Panels were taught using the method described by Cori of “Let’s Eat Grandpa”. Eight members participated.

 

 

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, May 20, 2014

May 2014 Meeting Reminder

Reminder that the May meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, May 17th 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 include:
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Show and Tell
  • MQG Announcements
  • PHXMQG Announcements
  • Turn in for Economy Blocks for the Charity Quilt Project and layout planning
  • Mini Workshop on Bloomin’ Quilt-As-You-Go Panels (see blog post for supply list)

May Mini-Workshop – Bloomin’ Quilt As You Go Panels

After the May meeting there will be a May Mini Workshop where we will be learning to make Bloomin’ Quilt as You Go panels! These panels are great to use for pillows, wall-hangings,  and bags. Using strips of fabric (this can be a good scrap buster as well!) we will stitch and quilt our way out from the center of the panel.

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Supplies needed:

  • Sewing machine in good working order that can straight stitch
  • Backing fabric (These panels are ideal for pillows and bags so it is a good opportunity to use a a fabric you aren’t in love with or an inexpensive muslin) [9"-15" square suggested]
  • Batting (a little smaller than your backing)
  • Assorted strips of fabric 1″-2.5″ wide (amount depends on size panel; ~20-25 strips of assorted prints/colors)
  • Thread (This can be thread intensive so bring plenty. Can also be a good option to use up those random spools with not much left on them.)
  • Scissors
  • Iron & pressing surface (optional)
  • Rotary mat and cutter (optional)
  • Glue basting glue (optional)

​Need inspiration for fabric selections? Check out our guild Pinterest board for ideas. These can look really spectacular with a color gradation. Remember that Scrapbooks ETC offers a discount on purchases made the day of the meeting for attendees!

Have you used this technique before? Bring in your examples to share with the group. Have other ideas for mini or full workshops? Start a post in our Phoenix MQG group in the MQG Community and let’s get talking!

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: None. If there is a desire for kits of the backing and batting leave a comment or email secretary@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com and those can be provided for a small fee.

 

April Meeting in Pictures

April was a busy meeting with lots of activity.

We had presentations on the MQG Site, the Michael Miller Challenge, and the Dear Stella Modern Traditional Challenge.

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Going over the rules for the Michael Miller Challenge

 

We got to see the results of the Vitamin D Bee.

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Vitamin D Bee

We swapped quilted potholders.

Happy potholder swappers!

Happy potholder swappers!

We learned how to make Economy Blocks and what size to bring in May for our charity quilt(s).

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And of course we racked up inspiration during show and tell including a peek at a few things that we can’t show yet from members Lisa and Cristy.

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Sarah’s 3-D Pinwheels

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Nancy’s bag

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Kim’s Vintage Polyester Garage Sale Find binding restoration project

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Johnie’s Chevron on a Roll

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Guinevere’s Whispered Lace

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Denise’s Dancing Umbrellas

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Cristy’s Piec-lique Double Wedding Ring

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Cheryl’s Jungle Path

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Ana’s Fractions

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Ana’s Hope Takes Flight

Can’t wait to see you at the May meeting on Saturday, May 17th at Scrapbooks ETC!

Meeting Minutes for April 19, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: April 19, 2014

Location: Scrapbooks Etc.

Vice President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:20pm. Approximately 29 people were in attendance.

Three guests were welcomed (Zoe, Linda, Cheryl).

Secretary’s Report from Rebecca Whaling

February meeting minutes were approved and seconded

Vice President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • Formal vote for Michelle Hart for President (replacing Samantha) passes.
  • MQG membership cards and pins should arrive soon.
  • We will need to make adjustments to our bylaws to fit within MQG guidelines. These changes will be posted.

Treasurer’s Report from Chelsa Knight (Michelle Hart presenting)

  • Balance at last meeting: $1,999.29
  • Money in: $125 (5 new members)
  • Money out: pending (Paypal fees, design board, supplies)
  • New balance: $2,440.00

Announcements

  • Demo Day planned for August. Cards passed out for members to indicate on one card demos they would like to see and on the other demos they could do.
  • Several committee chairs remain open. Charity, Challenge, Programs (events, speaker, etc) remain open. Any one wanting to head up these committees can contact Michelle Hart.
  • Mad B’s Quilt and Sew has opened in Mesa. Both Michelle and Nedra have visited. Nedra passed out coupons from the shop owner.

Door Prize

Three door prizes were drawn

  • Book: Quilting with a Modern Slant
  • Book: Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters signed by the author (thank you to Danny for getting the book and signature during recent classes with Angela)
  • Fabric: Rainbow Fat Eighth Pack

Presentation: Modern Quilting Challenges – Michelle Hart

Michelle presented details and inspiration for two modern quilting challenges.

  • Dear Stella Modern Traditional: Mini quilt using Dear Stella and Timeless Treasures. Entries are due by April 30th. Several prizes awarded of Mini Confetti and Sketch fabrics.
  • MQG Michael Miller: Any quilted project using some or all of the fat eighth fabric bundle from Michael Miller. Entries due July 25th (deadline extended by MQG ).
    • Fabric bundles for the MQG Michael Miller challenges were passed out.
    • Donation from Fat Quarter Shop used to create 4 fat quarter Cotton Couture solid bundles giveaways for challenge participants.

Presentation: MQG Community Site Overview and Economy Blocks – Rebecca Whaling

Rebecca presented information on how to navigate the MQG Community site including the Phoenix MQG group and the available forums. Members are encouraged to post in the group.

An overview of Economy Blocks and their usage was presented. Members are asked to bring one or more 8″ finished Economy Blocks to the May meeting to be used to create one or more charity quilts. The quilts will be donated via AZ Blankets for Kids.

Breakout Sessions

  • Vitamin D Bee meeting
  • Potholder Swap

Demo: Economy Blocks – Rebecca Whaling

Construction of Economy Blocks was demonstrated giving sizing for 5″ and 8″ finished blocks. Donations for the charity quilt are to be 8″ finished Economy Blocks of any color. The center square should contain an identifiable object. Preference for boy or neutral themes.

 

Show and Tell with 9 participants then Adjournment at 4pm

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, April 26, 2014