2017 Membership Dues

Have you officially signed up for the guild in 2017?

Click here to fill out our membership form and make sure to continue to the payment page to complete your registration.

Local membership benefits include discounts at several local quilt shops, special rates and early sign up for any workshops our guild brings into town (we have some great ones in the works, you won’t want to miss out!), monthly meetings with educational and fun programming, and great opportunities to meet like-minded quilters in the valley.

Your membership to the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild automatically enrolls you as a member of the national MQG, which provides a great Block of the Month program, monthly free patterns, a webinar series, many, many resources on their website Community and Resource pages, and of course QuiltCon! You must be a 2017 member to sign up early for classes in Pasadena next year or to receive your free show pass for the quilt displays and vendor hall.

Please take a few minutes today to renew!

December Meeting Minutes

  1. November Meeting Minutes – motion to approve, motion was seconded
  2. 2017 membership signups will be online only and include a new form to be filled out with contact information, please look for this information in an email soon!
    1. Please speak to the Treasurer if paying online is absolutely not an option
  3. Action Item: board members to evaluate distribution of birthdays for bringing food, December birthdays to bring something special (ie drinks) to future end-of-year potlucks
  4. January, February and March meetings will be held at Mulqueen’s in Mesa.
    1. Action Item: Secretary to send a detailed email on location and parking
    2. Action Item: Vice President to check space availability for all chair positions to meet one hour earlier than regular meeting (12 noon)
  5. Block of the Month
    1. Thank you to Johnnie for a great 2016 of BOMs!
    2. Final 2016 BOM is a present/giftbox, demonstrating the skill of half-rectangle unit, utilizing the MQG tutorial; as a special note, make sure to make two opposite units for the mirror image of the present’s bow
  6. 2017
    1. Think about what you would like the guild to do in 2017, if you want us to bring anyone in for a class/workshop/lecture
      1. Carrie Bloomston – Bonnie has a connection and Carrie has offered to do something with the guild
      2. Action Item: Board to follow up with Bonnie
    2. Block of the Month will be chaired by member Melissa Wong
      1. Smorgasbord pattern will be executed throughout the year
      2. Different blocks feature traditional piecing, foundation paper piecing, and applique
      3. By the end of 2017, you should have a whole quilt top!
    3. Swaps! Member Ana Martinez will be chairing swaps for the guild in 2017
      1. In January, we will be swapping Pixie Baskets, see website for more details
      2. Over the course of the year, we will plan to swap lanyards and keyfobs (Ana has hardware connection), Box Bags, Shoe Bags (with a drawstring)
      3. Any additional ideas are welcome, the January email has already come out
  7. Heartland Challenge
    1. Finished quilts and quilt tops were shared and photographed (see IG for images)
    2. Voting took place via tickets/cups
    3. Results:
      1. First place to Holly H. for her (Nordic-Inspired) Village Dwelling quilt
      2. Second place to Kirsten for her Sweater-Inspired design
      3. Third place to Erynn for her QCR interpretation of Winding Ways
  8. Potluck deliciousness, several rounds of LRC with Fat Quarters, and challenge quilt photographs were taken to conclude the meeting

December Meeting Reminder! THIS Saturday!

Our meeting is this Saturday at Amber’s home from 1-4PM!  Check your email for the link to Perfect Potluck and for Amber’s address.

On the agenda:

  1. Art Gallery Pat Bravo Heartland Fabric challenge!  Challengers bring your finished project (keep using those social media tags!) and members come vote on your favorite projects!
  2. We’ll be playing rounds of LRC.  Please bring 3 fat quarters for each round you’d like to play.  Please have these be modern prints or solids of quilt shop quality fabric.
  3. Happy Holidays to all!  Come join our potluck and enjoy some quilty company.
  4. december_mtgAmber’s address: 7442 E Century Drive Scottsdale 85250

Dec. Mtg: Quilters Planner Group Buy


Hello All!

The Quilter’s Planner has graciously offered a copy of The Quilter’s Planner as a prize for our guild’s Bee.  As a new sponsor for the guild, Stephanie Palmer wanted to also pass along the group buy special that she has going on through the Holidays.  At our December meeting, we will be doing a sign up sheet to coordinate a group buy for those who are interested.   Thanks so much, Stephanie!



November 2016 Meeting Minutes


General Meeting; November 19, 2016 1 pm @ Mulqueens

[:02] Welcome

  • Introduction of new members & guests

[:02] Secretary Report

  • Approval of October 2016 meeting minutes

[:10] President\Vice President Report


  • Membership for next year
    • Sign up/pay dues online [Becca to set up Paypal w/requirement for Google Form]
    • Membership form required for 2017
    • A link to the Membership Directory (basic contact info) will be emailed out to all dues paying members so they have access to contact/find their friends and members in their area
  • Elections
    • Board
      • President:  Holly James
      • Vice President:  Holly Hughes
      • Treasurer:  Michelle Hart
      • Secretary:  Erynn Truex
    • Committee Chairs
      • Block of the Month:  Melissa Wong
      • Challenge of the Quarter: Kirsten
      • Swap: Ana Martinez (??)
      • Charity:  Sharon Compton
      • Bee:  Mary
      • Hospitality: Amber
      • Quiltalong:  tbd if needed
  • December – Holiday potluck and FQ Swap/Game (December 17th 1-4PM)
    • Location:  Amber’s home: 
      • 7442 E Century Dr; Scottsdale, 85250
    • Sign up for Potlucks – Becca set up sign up form


  • Modern Minute
  • Committee Announcements
    • Block of the Month
    • Swap
    • Next challenge

[:02] Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $
  • Money in: $
  • Money out: $
  • New balance: $
  • (To be updated)

[:05] Door Prize Drawing

  • Prize(s): Thank you to Modern Quilting, Westwood Acres and Aurifil!

[:10] Announcements

  • See separate post regarding the Art Gallery Fabric Challenge!
  • Amber to research locations for our 2017 PHXMQG meetings
    • At this time, we are scheduled to return to Mulqueens in Mesa for January, February and March.  Parking is available in the store lot, the lot next store and at the clubhouse.  We are moving forward with this location while Amber researches other locations.  Mulqueens has offered discount cards/coupons that will be available at the January meeting..

[:20] Committee Breakouts & Socialization

  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Swap

[2:00] Holiday Table Runner Workshop by Michelle Hart (@babygotbobbin)

Instructions here for Modern Trees Table Runner