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


Art Gallery Challenge – Heartland


We’re so excited to share the details for the Art Gallery Challenge!

The challenge will feature Pat Bravo’s Heartland collection!

Please see the rules and information below.  We handed out the fabric bundles at our November meeting, but if you would like to participate you simply need to purchase your own fabric from the line and follow the rules. Entries due at our December meeting!
1. Your quilt MUST be inspired by Nordic design (they have a link to an inspiration board on Pinterest). Please bear in mind that this is still a modern aesthetic challenge and plan your quilt design accordingly.
2. You MUST make a finished quilt. If you take the fabric you are committing to full participation. Do not sign up if you cannot guarantee that you will finish.
3. The quilt MUST be baby size (or larger). You must use all Art Gallery prints and solids for the front and binding. If you need additional solid or print fabric (more than the bundle provided), you must purchase that at your own expense.
4. You MUST bring the finished quilt to the December meeting. If you will not be present you must make arrangements for another member to bring it for you. You may priority mail it to a board member to bring.
5. Quilts must be complete to be eligible for prizes.
6. Must use the following hashtags on social media: #artgalleryfabrics, #HeartlandFabrics, and #PatBravoDesign. Also tag @ArtGalleryFabrics and @PatBravoDesign
7. See attached PDF for further clarifications (Art Gallery Heartland Challenge Rules)
1st Place: 2 Fat Quarter Bundles of any of Pat’s Collections + Fat Quarter Bundles of Coordinating Solids/ Blenders
2nd Place: 1 Fat Quarter Bundle of any Pat’s Collections + Fat Quarter Bundles of Coordinating Solids/ Blenders
3rd Place: 1 Fat Quarter Bundle of any Pat’s Collections

UPDATE: Modern Trees Table Runner: November Workshop


(update includes adding “a free motion foot” – click here for update)

Hello All!

Here is the supply list for our November workshop being taught by Michelle Hart: Modern Trees Table Runner (click here) and will also be posted to our Resources page.

Full instructions will be printed and available at our meeting.  Please remember that our meeting in November will be on Saturday, the 19th at Mulqueens (on Main) in Mesa, AZ


2017 Board Elections: Nov. Meeting

Hello All!  Elections for your 2017 PHXMQG Board will be at our November meeting!


We want you!  Yes you!  To participate in the PHXMQG board for 2017.  The following is a  brief description of each of the positions.  If you are interested in volunteering for any of the positions, please contact Holly at

PRESIDENT: Oversee PHXMQG Board,  Liaison with MQG, Run monthly meetings, Find locations for guild to meet, Coordinate the retreat.

VICE PRESIDENT: Door prizes/Sponsors, committee chair coordination

TREASURER: Dues, Money management, Membership

SECRETARY: Meeting Minutes, IG Account, Facebook Account, IT


  • Quilt Along Chair (currently vacant): Organize a quilt along for members to participate in.
  • Hospitality / Snack Chair: Organize snacks for each meeting (assign/have people sign up) to provide refreshments and also welcome new members.  Also, this person manages the treasure box (box that has scraps, patterns or other quilt related items that members no longer need, but want to pass along to another quilter)
  • Workshop Chair: Organize 2-3 workshops for the year.  This could include bringing in an outside instructor, or asking a guild member to show/share a technique or tutorial.
  • Swap Chair: Organize a swap once per quarter.
  • Show & Tell Chair: Help run Show & Tell each month
  • Block of the Month Chair: Organize a block of the month for members to try a new block or technique
  • Quilting Bee Chair: Organize quilt bees and assist in managing bees
  • Charity Chair: Help provide opportunities for the guild to do charity.  For example: through a block raffle that includes each person making two blocks and then walking away with half for their own and then the other half to be made into a quilt to be donated.

November Meeting Location CHANGE

CHANGE for NOVEMBER Meeting Location:

We will be meeting at Mulqueens in their Main Classroom at their Mesa Location:

3716 E Main Street, Mesa

We will be meeting at 1PM on Saturday, November 19th!  See you there.  Reminder posts with supply lists, election reminders and Art Gallery Fabric Challenges will be posted this week!