Meeting Minutes for October 18, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: October 18, 2014

Location: Chandler Police Department, Community Room

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:19pm. Approximately 33 people were in attendance. Thank you Tiffany for bringing snacks.

Three guests and four new members were welcomed, Laurie, Nina, Debbie, and Fran. 

Secretary’s Report from Rebecca Whaling

  • August meeting minutes approved.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • PHXMQG has signed up for the MQG QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge. The challenge uses alternate gridwork and a selection of color from the challenge palette. After being displayed at QuiltCon 2015 the quilts will be donated to local charities. The guild will be using two sizes of a paper-pieced block and use part of the November meeting to sew blocks. Guild funds will be used to purchase solid fabrics in the selected colors from the challenge palette. Members can then choose to add coordinating prints from their stash.
  • 2015 Board and Committee Chairperson elections will be held at the November meeting. A description of the positions on the board and committees was given. A follow up email will be sent to all members. Those interested in being included on the election ballot are to contact Michelle Hart no later than November 1st.
  • The November swap will be mini-bunting with a seasonal or holiday theme. Details will be included in an upcoming newsletter. Links to examples and tutorials on the PHXMQG Pinterest page.
  • Guinevere completed quilting on the Economy Block Charity Quilt. Rebecca will be binding the quilt. There are enough blocks remaining to complete another quilt.

Door Prize

  • Aurifil Thread Assortment: Denise
  • Fabric Bundle: Melissa

Breakout Sessions

  • Vitamin D Bee meeting
  • Show and Tell: Johnie and Holly J

Herringbone QAYG Workshop

Danny started the workshop at approximately 3pm. The group used the Maureen Cracknell tutorial.

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, October 21, 2014

October 2014 Meeting Reminder

The October meeting is this Saturday, October 18th at 1pm! We will be meeting at the Chandler Police Department in the Community Room (250 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ 85225). Parking is available at Chicago and Washington. As you enter the Police Department main doors the Community Room is to the left. There is also a direct outside entrance to the left of the main Police Department doors.

The activity for this month will be a Quilt as You Go Herringbone Quilt workshop. Danny will be leading guild through the Maureen Cracknell Tutorial . The Bee will also meet and there will be a brief discussion about 2015 Board Elections scheduled for November.

The materials needed for the workshop are:

  • Approximately (210) 2.5” x 14.5” strips of starched fabric (or other sizes, if you want to go that route: read below)
  • (8) 8”x64” batting panels made with scrim (Warm and Natural will work)
  • Sewing machine with 1/4” foot (foot will need to glide on top of batting, so a foot with a seam guide on the side will not work)
  • Thread for piecing
  • Seam roller/small iron and pressing mat/pen or marker/something to press the seams (or you can finger press)
  • Ruler with 45 degree angle marking (does not have to be a big one. We will use it to mark the first line on the quilt as a guide for strip placement)
  • Pen to mark angle onto batting

From Danny about the QAYG Herringbone quilts she has made: “My quilts were made using strips that varied from 1” wide to 3” wide, and in the case of the Arizona quilt, sometimes wider. You can use any width strip for this quilt, just be sure it is wide enough to cover the batting panel. The wider the strip, the longer the strip will need to be. 2.5” x 14.5” is the perfect size if you don’t want to worry about whether your strip will fit across the batting or not. And in case you were wondering, you can get (3) perfect, Herringbone QAYG sized strips from (1) 2.5” WOF strip.”

September 2014 Meeting Reminder

Reminder that the September meeting is this Saturday, September 19th at 1pm! We will be meeting at the Chandler Police Department in the Community Room (250 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ 85225). Parking is available at Chicago and Washington. As you enter the Police Department main doors the Community Room is to the left. There is also a direct outside entrance to the left of the main Police Department doors.

This month there will be no formal business but will be having a workshop for Fabric Confetti Pillows with Vanessa. Members should have received a newsletter a couple of weeks ago with details on the supply list and the link for the survey to order kits.

August Meeting in Photos

A few weeks ago we had the largest turnout this year for the August guild meeting. Everyone gathered at ETC in Mesa for potluck lunch (yum!) and Demo Day! Eight members demonstrated various techniques.

The meeting started with the guild business and the very serious business of congratulating President Michelle Hart on being one of three winners of the MQG Michael Miller Challenge. Bonnie also talked to the group about American Made Brand fabric.

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Before the demos began the Vitamin D Bee met and Mini Quilt Swap participants had the big reveal and opened their mini quilt from their secret partner.

For Vitamin D Bee Sarah received her Ansonia blocks.

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Many happy swappers pose with their new mini quilts.

miniquiltswapCheck out what Kim used as hang loops on the feather quilt she made for Bonnie. Small washers give a spot to help hang the mini. Brilliant!

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Then it was off to enjoy potluck and take in the demonstrations.

Alyssa teaching a group about free motion quilting

Alyssa teaching a group about free motion quilting

Ana demonstrating double flip half square triangles

Ana demonstrating double flip half square triangles

Becca showing how Bloc Loc rulers work

Becca showing how Bloc Loc rulers work

Jen showing a group the art of Hawaiian applique

Jen showing a group the art of Hawaiian applique

Johnie demonstrating fabric painting

Johnie demonstrating fabric painting

Johnie and Barb talk fabric painting

Johnie and Barb talk fabric painting

Lisa demonstrating paper piecing

Lisa demonstrating paper piecing

Lora showing English paper piecing

Lora showing English paper piecing

Terry showing faux piped binding

Terry showing faux piped binding

 

Meeting Minutes for August 16, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: August 16, 2014

Location: Scrapbooks Etc.

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:00pm. Approximately 39 people were in attendance. Thank you all for bringing items for the pot luck.

Five guests and new members were welcomed, Tabitha, Lisa, April, Steph,  and Theresa. 

President’s Report

  • July meeting minutes approved.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • The PHXMQG Retreat is booked for September 11-14. The retreat venue  has a 10 person limit.
  • September meeting activity will be Fabric Confetti pillow class by Vanessa. A survey will be sent for class kit options as well as a full supply list.
  • October meeting activity will be Herringbone Quilt as You Go with Danny.
  • Several QuiltCon 2015 Challenges have been announced.
    • Bias Tape Applique
    • Michael Miller Cotton Couture Pastels
    • Charity Quilt

Treasurer’s Report from Chelsa Knight

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

Announcements

  • Alyssa has asked for help with sewing projects for Pile O Fabric. Fabric is supplied for the projects and photos will be required.
  • PHXMQG member and president Michelle Hart was one of three winner of the MQG Michael Miller Fabric Challenge. There were over 700 entries.

Door Prize

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

  • Pixel Play Book – Bonnie
  • American Made Brand Fabric – Olivia
  • Aurifil Variegated Thread pack – Pam

Breakout Sessions

  • Vitamin D Bee meeting
  • Mini Quilt Swap

Breakout Sessions

Demonstrations by several guild members.

  • Johnie – fabric embellishment
  • Lisa – paper piecing
  • Alyssa – FMQ
  • Terry – faux piped binding
  • Ana – double flip hst method
  • Lora – EPP
  • Jen – Hawaiian appliqué
  • Becca – Bloc-locs
Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, August 25, 2014

August 2014 Meeting Reminder

Reminder that the August meeting will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 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).

We will be having Demo Day and a Potluck. Potluck signups are over on Perfect Potluck in case you have not signed up yet.

There will be seven generous members who will be doing demos. Thank you so much sharing with the community!

Johnie – fabric embellishment
Lisa – paper piecing
Alyssa – FMQ
Terry – faux piped binding
Ana – quick hst method
Lora – EPP
Jen – Hawaiian appliqué
Becca – Bloc-locs

July Show and Tell: Part One

The first part of July’s Epic Show and Tell focused on projects from the MQG Michael Miller Challenge. Everyone then voted for the crowd favorite with Guinevere coming in first, Denise second, and Michelle & Becca tying for 3rd place. We are proud to announce that Michelle made it to the top 9 in the MQG Challenge! The top 3 winners should be announced soon.

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