September Meeting Reminder

Hello All!

A quick reminder that we have our Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild meeting on September 17th, THIS Saturday at the Chandler Police Department Community Room, 1-4PM.  We will have a shortened agenda (no show and tell) and will meet quickly for Hive 1 & 2 (PHXMQG Bees).

Two quick reminders



SECOND: 2016 Great Phoenix Modern Quilt Bee!  See this post for details and the inspiration block posted here.  Please remember that you can pre-cut fabric, but all sewing and quilting must be done during “the Bee” hours.

Excited to see everyone and gather together🙂

Inspiration Block Reveal – The Great Phoenix Modern Quilting Bee

September 17th is quickly approaching and now it is time to reveal the inspiration block for The Great Phoenix Modern Quilting Bee 2016!

Goose Tracks!


There are many versions of this block.  For your convenience here is a link to a free tutorial/pattern for a traditional 12″ version of this block. Please remember to use this as your inspiration for a modern mini quilt.  See this post for rules and more information.  Good luck everyone!

2016 Great Phoenix Modern Quilting Bee

Get ready for Season 1 of The Great Phoenix Modern Quilting Bee!

*September 17, 2016 @ PHXMQG Meeting*


Quilters will be challenged to take a *boring* traditional quilt block and alter it to make it MODERN! Using modern fabrics, or by re-envisioning the block altogether – come challenge yourself to make it modern!

  • Basic block pattern will be announced on the PHXMQG website on Sept 10th
  • Quilters have 1 week to plan their fabrics and/or refashion their pattern
  • Pattern must have at least 1 of the original block’s elements
    **Tag your prep with #TGPMQB2016 to psych out your competition!**
  • Quilters will have 21⁄2 hours to complete construction of their block into a “mini-mini” • Cutting preparations are the only element that may be completed in advance
  • Mini-Mini’s will be displayed and voted on by the guild via ballot after the competition (you may not vote for yourself) and winner will be crowned the Top Modern Quilting Queen and will be lavished with praise, social media recognition, and fabulous PRIZES!

    See flyer here!

August Meeting Minutes

August 21, 2016 – PHXMQG Meeting Agenda

General Meeting; Chandler PD Community Room @ 1PM

Quick Note re Upcoming meetings (all held 3rd Saturday of each month at 1PM):

September – Chandler PD Community Room 1PM – PHXMQG Great Sewing Bee.  Swap: bring a collection of at least 25, 2.5″ mini charm squares to blind swap.  Please use modern fabrics.  Cut some from your stash😉

October – Outside Sit n Sew Gathering.  Location TBD.  If you would like to volunteer your backyard or other location, please contact Holly at

November – Location TBD, most likely Chandler PD Community Room at 1PM.  General meeting including elections for the 2017 PHXMQG Board!  We want YOU and your ideas!

December – Meeting to be held at Amber’s home.  We will play Left Right Center with fat quarters and enjoy a potluck!

[:02] Welcome

  • Thank you to everyone who brought a pot luck item
  • Introduction of new members & guests

[:02] Secretary Report

Thank you for everyone with their patience regarding the posting of the minutes for June and July.  The board had a few family emergencies and so the minutes took a brief summer hiatus.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

[:10] President\Vice President Report


  • September meeting will be at Chandler PD, 1-4pm
    • Block will be posted September 10th – look for separate post in the near future.
    • SWAP: Bring 25 mini charm squares (2.5″ squares) to swap.  Please choose modern fabrics.
  • October – Sit and Sew (Outdoors) – Looking for suggestions or volunteer with a large yard
  • November – Elections – Chandler PD, 1-4pm
  • December – Holiday potluck and FQ Swap/Game – held at Amber’s home in Paradise Valley
  • Sip N Sew (new evites will go out)
    • @ Sip Coffee & Beer House – Wednesday September 21st 6-8pm
    • @ Sip Coffee & Beer House – Wednesday October 12th 6-8pm
  • Retreat 2016 Secret Sisters to be drawn at September meeting
    • November 9-13 (or 10th Thurs) are the dates
  • Looking for those interested in taking on board positions next year.  Elections will be held in November.



  • Modern Minute – See demos for August.  Thank you to all who are sharing their skills with us today!
  • 2016 Guild T-Shirts – See Holly (VP) to pick up your shirt or to buy one.  They look fabulous!
  • Committee Announcements
    • Block of the Month
    • Mug Rug Swap today
      • Next swap – 2.5″ charm packs with at least 25 squares.  We’ll be handing out english paper piecing templates for our Sit N Sew meeting in October.  Please have the fabrics be modern.  They can be from your stash🙂
    • Next challenge – The Great Sewing Bee!

[:02] Treasurer Report (to be updated)

  • Balance as of last meeting $
  • Money in: $
  • Money out: $
  • New balance: $

[:05] Door Prize Drawing

  • Prize(s): Aurifil Thread, Layer Cake, Jelly Rolls, Quilt Patterns, Fat quarter bundle

  • Thank you to our sponsors: Westwood Acres Fabric, Aurifil Thread, and Island Batiks

[:10] Announcements

  • SHOW & TELL–What makes your piece modern?
  • SHOW & TELL August and/or October–bring in WIPs you are stuck on for feedback/suggestions from the guild
    • No show and tell in September

[:20] Committee Breakouts & Socialization

  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Swap – Mug Rug

[2:00] DEMO DAY


May 2016 Meeting Minutes


General Meeting; May 21, 2016 1 pm @ ETC.

[:02] Welcome

  • Thank you to May birthdays for snacks
  • Introduction of new members

[:02] Secretary Report

  • Approval of April 2016 meeting minutes
  • Please check email for Roster Questionnaire re member contact information you are willing to share.  Roster will be sent out to PHXMQG members only.

[:10] President\Vice President Report


  • June meeting details:  Meeting will be at ETC.  Paper piecing class with Holly Hughes. See supply list HERE.
  • Sew In @ Chandler Police – Saturday May 28th 10am-4pm @ Chandler PD Community Room
  • Sip N Sew @ Sip Coffee & Beer House (Scottdale Rd & Thomas; 3617 N Goldwater 480-625-3878)  Thursday June 23rd 6-8pm
  • Retreat 2016 at Odegaard’s Stay & Sew in Flagstaff.  Waiting list is being formed.  Payment due by July 31st to reserve your spot – can pay today!!!
    • November 9-13 (or 10th Thurs)  $110/pp
  • 2016 Guild T-Shirts – vote on designs and start taking shirt orders.
    • Guild T-shirts selected.  Holly Hughes will be coordinating T-shirt orders.  If you were unable to sign up in the meeting, we will be still taking orders at the June Meeting.  If you cannot make it to the June meeting, please contact Holly at vicepresident @ by the end of June.


  • Modern Minute
  • Committee Announcements
    • Block of the Month
    • Next Swap: JUNE – One hour basket by @Kelbysews  see this post about the swap for the link.  Bring a completed one hour basket to swap with another PHXMQG member.  We will not be making partner assignments and so bring one and we’ll play a game to swap them!

[:02] Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $
  • Money in: $
  • Money out: $
  • New balance: $

[:05] Door Prize Drawing

  • Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors!

[:10] Announcements


[:20] Committee Breakouts & Socialization

  • Vitamin D Bees
  • Swap – Please see notes above about the One Hour Basket swap for our June meeting.
  • Quarterly Challenge: JUNE – Use the Kona color of the year in a project.  The Kona color of the year is called “highlight” and is a fluorescent yellow color.

[2:00] UFO PARTY