April 2016 Meeting Minutes


General Meeting; April 16, 2016 1 pm Desert Oasis Park.

[:02] Welcome

  • Introduction of new members

[:02] Secretary Report

  • Approval of January 2016 meeting minutes
  • Reminder re Treasure Box
  • Fabric can be donated to the Girl Scouts through Brooke

[:10] President\Vice President Report


  • May meeting details:  Meeting will be at ETC.  We will be having a UFO party!  Bring your unfinished projects to work on and get advice on how to finish, etc.
  • An evite went out last month for sew ins and sip n sew.  So far we have a good turnout!
    • Sew Ins @ Chandler Police
      • Sunday April 24th 10am-4pm @ Chandler PD Community Room.
      • 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):
      • Wednesday April 20th 6-8pm
      • Thursday May 19th 6-8pm
      • Thursday June 23th 6-8pm
  • Retreat 2016 at Odegaard’s Stay & Sew in Flagstaff.  A few spots are still open.  Payment due by July 31st to reserve your spot.
    • November 9-13 (or 10th Thurs)  
    • Max 10 people, $110/pp
    • If enough interest we can book another retreat for the following week (nov 17-20)
  • 2016 Guild T-Shirts
    • Contest for design EXTENDED!  Submit your design  to president@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com by May 15th.  we will vote on designs at the May meeting and start taking shirt orders.  5 colors maximum.



  • Modern Minute – Holly’s presentation for better photo taking
  • Committee Announcements
    • Block of the Month: Johnny demonstrated the BOM for the month.
    • Next Swap – June: One Hour Baskets by Kelby Sews
    • New challenge due in June: Kona Highlight

[:02] Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $4911.13
  • Money in: $785
  • Money out: $3490.09
  • New balance: $2206.04

[:05] Door Prize Drawing

[:10] Announcements

  • SHOW & TELL – done through the photo session time

[:20] Committee Breakouts & Socialization

  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Swap

[2:00] Taking better photos w/Holly Hughes & Photo Session time (PDF of handout)


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ALSO: we will be collecting blocks for the #quiltsforFortMac.  They are asking for 12.5″ maple leaf blocks (improv, traditional, modern or whatever you like).  COLORS: blue, yellow, green, red and white/low volume. See @slostudio’s post on Instagram for more details.  Bring your blocks to the May meeting

MAY MEETING: May 21st, 2016 1PM @ ETC in Mesa