Meeting Minutes for August 15th, 2015

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: August 15th, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:17pm. Approximately 40 people were in attendance. 

Thank you everyone for snacks.

Guests Diana, Caren, Sara, ERika, Liz, and Mary were welcomed. New members Carol and Terry were welcomed.

Secretary’s Report

  •  Previous Balance: $2,591.51
  • Incoming: $1,255.00
  • Upcoming Expenses: Libs Elliot Workshop

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • Libs Elliott – November 14th there will be a full day workshop of her Weight of Love quilt
    • Currently full
    • Payment will be due on September 1st.
  • Guild Retreat
    • This year we are staying in Flagstaff at Odegaards Stay and Sew September 24-27
    • Currently Full
  • September Meeting
    • Officer information for November guild elections
    • Charity Quilt construction sewing
    • WIP (work in progress) sharing
  • October Meeting
    • Slow Stitch Saturday
    • English Paper Piecing (EPP) and Needle Turn Applique Demos
  • Lizzy House Meadow Quilt
    • Class booked for March 12

TREASURER’S REPORT

  •  July meeting minutes approved.

Announcements

  • October: Mini Quilt Swap. We will be using Google Forms again this year to collect information.
  • Anchor House: Sarah was able to tour the home and meet the first resident. We have donated 3-4 twin and 3-4 baby quilts so far.
  • QuiltCon Triangle Challenge: MQG deadline is 11/30, PHXMQG deadline will be the November meeting (the specific templates are not required for our PHXMQG challenge)

Door Prize

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month: Ana presented Arkansas Crossroads. Bring a 12″ (12.5″ unfinished) block with a light neutral as the cross pieces to use for a donation quilt for Anchor House.
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Favorite Color Swap
  • Show and Tell: Ana, Shiloh, Tracey, Michelle, Cristy, Jen, Susan, Colleen, Holly, Bonnie

Activity: Demos and potluck

  • Chelsa: Triangle Quilts
  • Holly: Calling All Geese Ruler
  • Kirsten: Adding Zippers to Pillows
  • Shiloh: Using the Wacom Tablet to create script applique
  • Becca: Paper Piecing
  • Bonnie: Improv Quilting
  • Cristy: Spinning Seams

 

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, July 1, 2015

Triangle Quilting Challenge!

It’s time to get busy with our final challenge of 2015!  This one is also a QuiltCon Challenge, so you get two in one!

For this challenge, the theme is triangles!   It’s pretty easy to master squares, strips, rectangles, and the like, but using triangles in your design motif can provide some very interesting and different geometric interest!

For our guild challenge, feel free to be as creative as you want – play with flying geese, isosceles triangles, funky shaped and improv pieced triangles – the sky’s the limit!  No limit, either, on the size or shape of the project – so feel free to do anything from a mugrug to a full sized quilt.

If you’d like for this to double as an entry for the QuiltCon challenge, the rules are only a bit more restrictive.  Full details are here:  http://quiltconwest.com/quilt-show/ez-quilting-challenge/  but a quick rundown of the rules are:

  • Participants should use the Mini 60ª or 45º Simplicity Ruler in some part of their quilt.
  • Additional shapes can be used in the quilt
  • Quilts can be of any size
  • Deadline to enter for QuiltCon consideration (officially via MQG) is November 30th.

Bring your challenge quilt to our November meeting on November 21st, so that we can show them off before the QuiltCon registration deadline.  Prizes will be awarded as well, so get your triangles on, folks!

August 2015 Meeting Reminder

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Reminder that the August meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 15th 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,  and our second annual Demo Day! Several guild members will be sharing short demos on a variety of quilt subjects. We will also be having our summer potluck. Potluck signups are over on Perfect Potluck.

 

Meeting Minutes for July 18th, 2015

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: July 18th, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:12pm. Approximately 35 people were in attendance. 

Thank you Jill, Ronnie, and Theresa for snacks.

Guests Annie, Beth, and Kim were welcomed. New members Susanna, Nancy, and Susan were welcomed.

Secretary’s Report

  •  June meeting minutes approved.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • QuiltCon West 2016 Charity Quilt
    • Brief demo video of improv blocks by Bonnie
    • Scraps of solids in the challenge colors available
    • Use solids from your stash
    • Open sewing after meeting to work on improv blocks
    • Additional sew days to assemble top
  • Libs Elliott – November 14th there will be a full day workshop of her Weight of Love quilt
    • Currently two spots left. Member workshop fee is $80
    • Payment will be due on September 1st.
  • Guild T-Shirts – Shirts are $25 and a few extras in size Medium and Large may be available (contact Holly at vicepresident@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com)
  • Guild Retreat
    • This year we are staying in Flagstaff at Odegaards Stay and Sew
    • Retreat cost is $110 and does not include meals. Includes sewing studio space and sleeping accommodation Thursday through Sunday.
  • August Swap – favorite color swap
    • Names were drawn, 3 fat quarters in favorite color of swap partner
  • August Demo Day

Announcements

  • AQS show will be in Phoenix the week before QuiltCon West
  • Scottsdale Quilts is now open and has open sewing time
  • New Member Susan runs Around the Block Quilting and has offered to quilt charity quilts

Door Prize

  • $10 ETC Gift Card: Tracy
  • Michael Miller Gemstones Charm Pack: Barbara
  • Clothworks Solids Bundle: Michelle
  • Sew Organized Book: Susanna

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month:Barbara presented Double Pinwheel
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Show and Tell: Cristy, Crystal, Kirsten, Stephanie, Candace, Rebecca

Activity: Improv Block sewing time

 

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, July 1, 2015

July 2015 Meeting Reminder

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Reminder that the July meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, July 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,  and sewing improv blocks for our guild MQG QuiltCon 2016 Charity Quilt. We will also be collecting blocks for the Emanuel AME Church Project. If you ordered a guild t-shirt they should be in!

For improv blocks accent color fabric will be provided so be sure to bring white, off-white, and/or gray. Nervous about ditching the ruler? Bonnie has made a short video to inspire and demonstrate her approach to improv that will be available.

ColorPalette

Meeting Minutes for June 20th, 2015

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: June 20th, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC

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

Thank you Sue and Kelli for snacks

Guests Nora, Linda,were welcomed. New members Sharon and Carol were welcomed.

Secretary’s Report

  •  May meeting minutes approved.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • QuiltCon West 2016
    • How to get to the site was reviewed
    • Registration at quiltconwest.com opens on June 5th
      • Email being pushed from MQG at 7am
      • Access through Community Site
    • Quilt Show registration opens on July 1st
  • July Meeting – Sew In
  • Libs Elliott – November 14th there will be a full day workshop of her Weight of Love quilti.
    • Currently two spots left. Member workshop fee is $80
    • Payment will be due on September 1st.
  • Guild T-Shirts – Shirts at $25 and orders are due by July 1st.
  • Guild Retreat
    • One spot open
    • This year we are staying in Flagstaff at Odegaards Stay and Sew
    • Retreat cost is $110 and does not include meals. Includes sewing studio space and sleeping accommodation Thursday through Sunday.
  • August Swap – favorite color swap
    • Draw names and bring 3 fat quarters
  • Cards put out for demo day in August/September

Treasurer’S REPORT

  • Balance at last meeting: $1419.29
  • Money in: $1172.21
  • Money out: $0
  • New balance: $2591.50

Announcements

  • AQS show will be in Phoenix the week before QuiltCon West.
  • Scottsdale Quilts is now open and has open sewing time
  • Anchor House: Someone has a baby quilt already pieced and basted. Looking for someone to quilt it.

Door Prize

  • Robert Kaufman Jellyroll: Michelle
  • Charm Pack from Scottsdale Quilts: Nancy
  • Michael Miller GQ Bundle: Lindsey

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month: Michelle presented Puss in the Corner featuring 8 at a time HST method
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Challenge of the Quarter – Tradtional Block Made Modern
  • Show and Tell: Ana, Michelle, Cristy, Julie, Linda, Crystal, Nedra, Bonnie

Activity: Improv Demo with Bonnie Bobman

 

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, July 1, 2015