August Meeting Minutes

August 21, 2016 – PHXMQG Meeting Agenda

General Meeting; Chandler PD Community Room @ 1PM

Quick Note re Upcoming meetings (all held 3rd Saturday of each month at 1PM):

September – Chandler PD Community Room 1PM – PHXMQG Great Sewing Bee.  Swap: bring a collection of at least 25, 2.5″ mini charm squares to blind swap.  Please use modern fabrics.  Cut some from your stash 😉

October – Outside Sit n Sew Gathering.  Location TBD.  If you would like to volunteer your backyard or other location, please contact Holly at

November – Location TBD, most likely Chandler PD Community Room at 1PM.  General meeting including elections for the 2017 PHXMQG Board!  We want YOU and your ideas!

December – Meeting to be held at Amber’s home.  We will play Left Right Center with fat quarters and enjoy a potluck!

[:02] Welcome

  • Thank you to everyone who brought a pot luck item
  • Introduction of new members & guests

[:02] Secretary Report

Thank you for everyone with their patience regarding the posting of the minutes for June and July.  The board had a few family emergencies and so the minutes took a brief summer hiatus.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

[:10] President\Vice President Report


  • September meeting will be at Chandler PD, 1-4pm
    • Block will be posted September 10th – look for separate post in the near future.
    • SWAP: Bring 25 mini charm squares (2.5″ squares) to swap.  Please choose modern fabrics.
  • October – Sit and Sew (Outdoors) – Looking for suggestions or volunteer with a large yard
  • November – Elections – Chandler PD, 1-4pm
  • December – Holiday potluck and FQ Swap/Game – held at Amber’s home in Paradise Valley
  • Sip N Sew (new evites will go out)
    • @ Sip Coffee & Beer House – Wednesday September 21st 6-8pm
    • @ Sip Coffee & Beer House – Wednesday October 12th 6-8pm
  • Retreat 2016 Secret Sisters to be drawn at September meeting
    • November 9-13 (or 10th Thurs) are the dates
  • Looking for those interested in taking on board positions next year.  Elections will be held in November.



  • Modern Minute – See demos for August.  Thank you to all who are sharing their skills with us today!
  • 2016 Guild T-Shirts – See Holly (VP) to pick up your shirt or to buy one.  They look fabulous!
  • Committee Announcements
    • Block of the Month
    • Mug Rug Swap today
      • Next swap – 2.5″ charm packs with at least 25 squares.  We’ll be handing out english paper piecing templates for our Sit N Sew meeting in October.  Please have the fabrics be modern.  They can be from your stash 🙂
    • Next challenge – The Great Sewing Bee!

[:02] Treasurer Report (to be updated)

  • Balance as of last meeting $
  • Money in: $
  • Money out: $
  • New balance: $

[:05] Door Prize Drawing

  • Prize(s): Aurifil Thread, Layer Cake, Jelly Rolls, Quilt Patterns, Fat quarter bundle

  • Thank you to our sponsors: Westwood Acres Fabric, Aurifil Thread, and Island Batiks

[:10] Announcements

  • SHOW & TELL–What makes your piece modern?
  • SHOW & TELL August and/or October–bring in WIPs you are stuck on for feedback/suggestions from the guild
    • No show and tell in September

[:20] Committee Breakouts & Socialization

  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Swap – Mug Rug

[2:00] DEMO DAY




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