January 2016 Meeting Minutes

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: January 16, 2016

Location: Scrapbooks ETC, Mesa, AZ

President Holly James at 1:15pm. Approximately 36 people were in attendance.

Thank you to all who provided snacks this month!

Introduction of New Members: Welcome Erynn!

Secretary’s Report

  • December meeting minutes approved.
  • Website updated to have tab with Local Quilt Shops that carry modern fabrics.  Please contact secretary Kate Gunther with additional shops to add.

President\Vice President Report


  • 2015 Dues must be paid by Jan 31st or you’ll be removed from the roster (local & MQG)
  • Overview of the year’s events (see separate sheet
  • Challenges of the Quarter:
    • March: Nametags
  • February meeting details:  no official meeting due to quiltcon.  Open sew at ETC 1-4pm.
  • 2016 Guild T-Shirts (will do a shirt each year)
    • Contest for design for this year’s shirt!  Submit your design  to president@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com by March 15th.  We will vote on designs at the March meeting and start taking shirt orders.  5 colors maximum. Can be hand-drawn as we have access to a graphic designer.
  • Lizzy House Meadows workshop
    • 2 sessions (choose one) Fri March 11 or Sat March 12th at ETC.
    • Cost is $100 for members; $125 for non members
    • Registration open today to members through Jan 31st then will open to public.  Payment due by Jan 31st or your spot will be given to someone else.
  • Elaine Putnam, president of AQG has invited anyone from our guild to enter their quilts in their Quilt Show which will be held this year March 24-26th at the Mesa Convention Center.
    • Not a juried show so ALL submissions will be accepted and shown!
    • Entry forms will be posted on the site in the resource center.
    • Cost to enter is $25 which includes membership in AQG.  As a member you can attend the show for $5 or free if you work a shift!

March Meeting: Color Theory Class

  • QuiltCon entries – Notifications sent out by December 30
  • Events:
    • AQS Quilt Week – February 11-14 at Phoenix Convention Center
    • Lizzy House Meadows workshop at Etc. – March 11 and 12th – cost $100/members, $125/non members.  Members sign up by 1/31 to secure your spot, 2/1 the spots open to non members. See separate blog post for sign up and instructions.


  • We would like to have a roster with contact information to share with members of the guild so that people can more easily reach out to each other to do sew days, quilt shop trips or connect for lunch/dinner, etc.
  • We will be sending out a google document to those on the roster and will have people enter in the information that they are comfortable sharing with guild members.  Be on the look out!

Vice President:

  • Modern Minute Introduction.  Every meeting we will be having a modern minute where a member will present a modern concept or idea.  See Holly Reid for more information.
  • Show and Tell
    • New format:  Please answer the question: “What makes your item modern?” when presenting your item.  We love to learn from everyone’s perspective and how they interpret “modern”
  • Review Committee items
    • challenge due dates:  Mar (name tags – see Pinterest board here) /June/Sept/Nov
    • swaps (March: favorite notion for under $10.00)
    • block of the month – format and sign ups. Starts in March!
    • Vitamin D Bee – format and sign ups.

Treasurer Report

  • Balance at last meeting: $1865.00
  • Money in: $525.00
  • Money out: $1000.00 (yearly dues to MQG)
  • New balance: $1562.65


  • The PayPal button on the Membership page has been updated to accept dues for 2016. Membership renewal is due by January 30th, 2016.
  • We have a few donated quilt tops for our Charity, Anchor House that need to be quilted.  Please contact Holly at vicepresident@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com if you can help!  Please continue to donate baby, twin and larger quilts for our charity!  Thank you so much for your generosity.
  • Treasure Box is out and there are some lovely pieces available.  Items will be regularly reviewed and remaining items will be donated.
  • Girl Scouts are accepting fabric donations.  If you have fabric that you no longer want, but want to donate please see Brooke Ringer.

Door Prizes

  • Clothworks bundle: Amber
  • Charm Pack: Nedra
  • Aurifil: Anna
  • Aurifil: Carol

Breakout Sessions

  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Show and Tell

Activity: Cathedral Windows Class taught by Michelle Hart, Treasurer

Easy Cathedral Windows

Next Meeting: March 19th at ETC in Mesa, AZ

Open Sew at ETC in Mesa on February 20th!  Come sew if you’re not going to QuiltCon!

Close of Meeting

Minutes prepared by Kate Gunther, Secretary of Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild


Nedra’s Quick Ruler Mini Quilt – Show & Tell



Tina shares her latest – Show & Tell


Christy’s Dutch Darlings Quilt – Show & Tell



Terry’s Native American inspired quilt – Show & Tell



Mary shares her first quilt! – Show & Tell



Christy – Show & Tell



Holly S shares her quilt she made for her dad – Show & Tell



Michelle shares her Hazel Warhol mini quilt – Show & Tell



Our QuiltCon Charity Quilt – Improv with Intent. Great work all!



Vitamin D Bee Blocks!



Michelle demonstrating/teaching Easy Cathedral Windows

Lizzy House Class

Hello All!  We’re excited to announce that we have the paypal link set up for the Lizzy House Meadow classes in March.  The class will be offered on March 11 (Friday) and 12th (Saturday) at ETC in Mesa.  It will be an all day class with times TBD.  Cost for members is $100.00.  To reserve your spot please visit the page:

PAGE: http://phoenixmodernquiltguild.com/lizzy2016members/

PASSWORD: phxmqgLIZZYmember

There is also a contact form that send an email to Michelle as treasurer. Name, email, checkbox that you are a PHXMQG member (yes, we’ll verify!), drop down to pick Friday or Saturday, and drop down for if you are going to use the PayPal button or you use the comments to arrange to pay Michelle directly.

Please note that you need to pay by January 31st to reserve your spot!  On February 1st we’ll be opening up the class to non-members.

Arizona Quilter’s Guild – Quilt Show Entries

The Arizona Quilter’s Guild has invited the PHXMQG to enter quilts for their March Quilt Show.


Arizona Quilter's Guild quilt show

They have created a category for “Modern Quilts” and will provide judging.  There is a cost to enter, but the cost can be offset if you become, or already are a member of the Arizona Quilter’s Guild.  Fees: $25/each quilt (non members), and no fees if you join the Arizona Quilter’s Guild ($30 for new members) with limited entry on quilts.

Entry form and more information can be found at: http://azquiltersguild.org/events.php?ID=106

Meeting Minutes for December 19th, 2015

Happy New Year! The very, very late December meeting minutes are below. Sorry for the delay! ~ Becca

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: December 19, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC, Mesa, AZ

President Michelle Hart at 1:15pm. Approximately 30 people were in attendance. 

Thank you all for potluck.

Secretary’s Report

  • November meeting minutes approved.

President\Vice President Report

  • January meeting – Cathedral windows class
  • Riley Blake Challenge –
    • Emails went out 12/19
    • Fabric will be sent through the guild
    • Entries due April 30
  • QuiltCon entries – Notifications sent out by December 30
  • Events:
    • AQS Quilt Week – February 11-14 at Phoenix Convention Center
    • Lizzy House Meadows workshop at Etc. – March 11 and 12th – cost TBD


  • The PayPal button on the Membership page has been updated to accept dues for 2016. Membership renewal is due by January 30th, 2016.

Door PrizeS

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month: Kate presented the Radiant Ring by Don’t Call Me Betsy
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Show and Tell

Activity: Left Center RIght game with Fat Quarters

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, January 12, 2016