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

June 2015 Meeting Reminder

Reminder that the May meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, June 20th 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,  Challenge of the Quarter: Traditional Block Made Modern (bring your challenge project to share with the group)and member Bonnie will be talking about improv. Michelle will also be giving a quick tutorial on the QuiltCon 2016 catalog and registration prep. Some will also be meeting early at 12:30pm to talk about QuiltCon 2016!

Meeting Minutes for May 16th, 2015

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: May 16th, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:13pm. Approximately 32 people were in attendance. 

Guests Wendy, Carol, Susanna, Charlene, Elaine, and Lana were welcomed. 

Secretary’s Report from Rebecca Whaling

  •  April meeting minutes approved.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • QuiltCon West 2016 will be in Pasadena, CA. The catalog is due out on June 1st. Registration is June 25th. Quilt show registration opens July 1st. New MQG members need to join by July 19th to be eligible for discounts.
  • Reminder that there is a bus tour by Gal Pals traveling to and from the February event. See their flyer for detailed information.
  • We have a new sponsor, The Cloth Pocket. A code for for 20% off will be sent in a member newsletter.
  • On November 14th there will be a 6-hour quilt workshop taught by Toronto-based quilt designer Libs Elliot. Class size is limited to 20 and an interest sign-up sheet was posted at the meeting. To be added to that list contact President Michelle. Course cost for members will be $80. If spaces remain they will be opened to the general public at a rate of $100.

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT FROM HOLLY JAMES

  • Examples of the guild t-shirt were presented. Several sizes were available to try on. Shirts are on a base of Ash Grey American Apparel Tri-Blend V-Neck T-shirts. Shirts are $25 and will be ordered in batches and delivered to guild meetings. Contact Vice-President Holly for details. A PayPal payment option will be put onto the PHXMQG blog. Cash and Check also accepted at meetings.

Announcements

  • Reminder: The Challenge of the Quarter is Traditional Block Turned Modern. To participate create something fitting the challenge theme and bring it to the June Meeting.
  • The June swap is a sewing room sign. Partners will be assigned for this swap so that the sign can be customized to the recipient. Sign ups were posted at the meeting. If you are interested in the swap please contact Treasurer Chelsa.

Door Prize

  • Prizes provided by Bernina Connection
    • Zippy Pouch: Denise
    • Issue of Cloth Paper Scissors: Elaine
    • Issue of Generation Q: Michelle
    • FQ Pack of Tula Pink Elizabeth: Holly J

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month: Johnie presented Tootsie which she designed.
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Show and Tell

The meeting concluded at 2pm with the workshop starting at 2:30.

Activity: BIAS CURVES Workshop with CRISTY

Member Cristy taught members bias curves techniques.

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, April 25, 2014

May 2015 Meeting Reminder

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Reminder that the May meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, May 16th 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 member Cristy of Purple Daisies will be presenting a workshop on Bias Curves using Paperless Paper Piecing and Piecelique techniques.

Bias Curves Supply List

  • Fabric – 2-6 fat quarters
  • Scissors
  • Rotary Cutter, Ruler, and Mat
  • Iron and Pressing Board
  • Spray Starch
  • 1/2 Stencil Brush or dense paint brush
  • Elmer’s Washable School with a MicroFine Glue Tip
  • Freezer Paper (on a roll or precut)
  • Sewing Machine and Basic Sewing Supplies
  • Marking Pen or Pencil
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Three Arizona dates have been announced for Alex Veronelli’s (from Aurifil Thread) lecture tour. Call the host shop to reserve a spot. 

Saturday, July 11th at 3 Dudes Quilting in Phoenix (480-598-8601)

  • 1st Lecture: 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • 2nd Lecture: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Monday, July 13th at Sun Valley Quilts in Sun City (623-972-2091)

  • 1st Lecture: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • 2nd Lecture: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Tuesday, July 14th at 35th Ave Sew and Vac in Phoenix (602-841-5427)

  • 1st Lecture: 11:00am – 2:30pm
  • 2nd Lecture: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

QuiltCon 2016 Michael Miller Glitz Fabric Challenge Announced

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From MQG:

This year’s fabrics include 12 black, white, silver and gold prints from Michael Miller, and each fabric challenge participant will receive six fat eighths at random. Like previous fabric challenges, we have many more members than available fabric bundles… We wish everyone could get one, but the bundles are first come, first serve. We ask that everyone who signs up for a bundle please plan to submit the final quilt to the Fabric Challenge category at QuiltCon. Just like other categories, this category is eligible for judging and awards!

The fabric challenge registration link will be sent to members via email onSaturday, May 9th at 10 a.m. Eastern time, 7 a.m. Pacific. (To make things easy, here’s a handy time zone converter.) Members will again sign up individually for the challenge, so make sure your members are ready! Registration is open until all fabric bundles are gone or until May 23. All fabric will be shipped by mid-July, and the deadline for entries is November 30, 2015 (the same as other QuiltCon quilt show entries). For more info, visit the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge page at quiltcon.com.