Meeting Minutes for August 15th, 2015

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: August 15th, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:17pm. Approximately 40 people were in attendance. 

Thank you everyone for snacks.

Guests Diana, Caren, Sara, ERika, Liz, and Mary were welcomed. New members Carol and Terry were welcomed.

Secretary’s Report

  •  Previous Balance: $2,591.51
  • Incoming: $1,255.00
  • Upcoming Expenses: Libs Elliot Workshop

President’s Report from Michelle Hart

  • Libs Elliott – November 14th there will be a full day workshop of her Weight of Love quilt
    • Currently full
    • Payment will be due on September 1st.
  • Guild Retreat
    • This year we are staying in Flagstaff at Odegaards Stay and Sew September 24-27
    • Currently Full
  • September Meeting
    • Officer information for November guild elections
    • Charity Quilt construction sewing
    • WIP (work in progress) sharing
  • October Meeting
    • Slow Stitch Saturday
    • English Paper Piecing (EPP) and Needle Turn Applique Demos
  • Lizzy House Meadow Quilt
    • Class booked for March 12


  •  July meeting minutes approved.


  • October: Mini Quilt Swap. We will be using Google Forms again this year to collect information.
  • Anchor House: Sarah was able to tour the home and meet the first resident. We have donated 3-4 twin and 3-4 baby quilts so far.
  • QuiltCon Triangle Challenge: MQG deadline is 11/30, PHXMQG deadline will be the November meeting (the specific templates are not required for our PHXMQG challenge)

Door Prize

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month: Ana presented Arkansas Crossroads. Bring a 12″ (12.5″ unfinished) block with a light neutral as the cross pieces to use for a donation quilt for Anchor House.
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Favorite Color Swap
  • Show and Tell: Ana, Shiloh, Tracey, Michelle, Cristy, Jen, Susan, Colleen, Holly, Bonnie

Activity: Demos and potluck

  • Chelsa: Triangle Quilts
  • Holly: Calling All Geese Ruler
  • Kirsten: Adding Zippers to Pillows
  • Shiloh: Using the Wacom Tablet to create script applique
  • Becca: Paper Piecing
  • Bonnie: Improv Quilting
  • Cristy: Spinning Seams

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, July 1, 2015