Meeting Minutes for November 15th, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: November 15, 2014

Location: Scrapbooks ETC

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:14pm. Approximately 32 people were in attendance. Thank you Guinevere for bringing snacks.

New member Crystal was welcomed. 

Secretary’s Report from Rebecca Whaling

  • October meeting minutes approved.

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • 2015 elections. No candidates ran opposed so a verbal vote was taken for all positions. All candidates were approved and are as follows:
    • President: Michelle Hart
    • Vice President: Holly James
    • Treasurer: Chelsa Knight
    • Secretary: Rebecca Whaling
    • Bee Keeper: Brooke Ringer
    • Block of the Month Chair: Ana Martinez
    • Challenge of the Quarter Chair: Sarah Connolly
    • Hospitality and Snack Chair: Kate Gunther
    • Show & Tell and Giveaway Chair: Holly Hughes
    • Swap Chair: Katie Corning
    • Committee chairs are open for Charity, Quiltalong, and Quilt Show.
  • MQG regional representatives were elected to the board. Andres Rosales (known as madtesla) is the representative for our region.  Region 1 includes all members in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
  • Member Rebecca had a mention in issue 14 of Love Patchwork and Quilting.
  • December will be our annual end of year potluck. Signups are on (coordinator: Bobman; password: PHXMQG). The meeting will be at ETC and start one hour earlier, at 12:00pm.

Treasurer’s Report from Chelsa Knight

  • Current balance: $1,016.74
  • December swap will be fabric fat quarters. There will be three swaps, solid pastel, solid jewel tone, and text prints (in black, white, gray, or off-white). To participate sub-cut 2 yards of fabric into 8 fat quarters. To ensure a variety of colors for the solid swaps there is a signup on ( Passcode: PHXMQG.


  • MQG Webinar on November 18th (Tuesday) “FUn with Figures, How to Calculate Quilty Math”. Signups on
  • QuiltCon Quilt Show entry deadline is November 30th.
  • Member Nedra will be running a block of the month of Tula Pink’s City Sampler book at Mad B’s (7415 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85209)
  • Member Christy is teaching several classes at ETC
  • Member Bonnie has accepted a position with the Scottsdale Public Library to host a quilting education group. The group will meet at the Scottsdale Civic Center on the last Wednesday of the month starting in January. The “Not Your Mama’s Quilting” program is free.
  • Bonnie was able to drop off six more dog beds filled with our fabric scraps to Bernina Connection to be donated to local animal shelters.

Door Prize

  • American Made Fabric Bundle: Dana
  • Love Patchwork and Quilting: Crystal

Breakout Sessions

  • Vitamin D Bee meeting
  • Swap: Mini Bunting
  • Show and Tell: Kirsten, Bonnie, Cristy, Crystal, Chelsa

QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge: Paper Pieced Block Sewing

Michelle started the workshop at approximately 2:15pm, giving an overview of the project, colors to be used, and a paper-piecing tutorial. Those not completing a block at the meeting but still wanting to submit one can mail them to Michelle (address being sent in a member only message) to arrive no later than Saturday, November 22nd. Drop offs can also be arranged to Chelsa at her office.

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, November 17, 2014