September 2016 Meeting Minutes

First reminder of our meeting on October 15th at 1pm at The Farm at South Mountain.  Bring a blanket to sit on.  We will be sitting in the shade.  October birthdays, please DO NOT bring snacks.  The Farm has a great selection on their menu.


General Meeting; September 18, 2016 1 pm @ Chandler Police Department.  Shortened agenda due to the Great Phoenix Modern Quilting Bee

[:02] Welcome

  • Thank you to September Birthdays for snacks
  • Introduction of new members

[:02] Secretary Report

  • Approval of August 2016 meeting minutes

[:10] President\Vice President Report


  • October Meeting: Sit N Sew / Hand Sewing at The Farm at South Mountain.  October birthdays do not bring snacks.
  • November Meeting: Elections.  Please contact Holly if you are interested in volunteering to be on the board.  All positions are available including:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Various committee chairs
  • Retreat 2016 at Odegaard’s Stay & Sew in Flagstaff.
    • November 9-13 (or 10th Thurs)  $110/pp
  • December: Meeting at Amber’s home.  Will have potluck & will play LRC with fat quarters.
  • 2016 Guild T-Shirts – get yours from Holly H.


  • Committee Announcements
    • Block of the Month
      • Johnnie presented the skill builder BOM: File to be uploaded

[:02] Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $2,656.26
  • Money in: $1,210
  • Money out: $15
  • New balance: $3,896.26

[:05] Door Prize Drawing

  • Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors!

[:20] Committee Breakouts & Socialization

  • Vitamin D Bees
  • Swap – 25 mini charm squares swap

[2:00] The Great Phoenix Modern Quilt Bee


October Meeting Reminder -Oct 15th

All a quick reminder that our October meeting is THIS SATURDAY at 1PM.  We will be meeting at The Farm at South Mountain.  We will be having our regular meeting as well as enjoying the open air to hand sew.  Please bring a blanket/quilt of chair to sit in as well as a hand sewing project, or just come to sit and chat! October birthdays please bring snacks to share.  The Farm also features a delicious menu if you are interested.

6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042


The Farm at South Mountain website

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!