January Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2017 1-4pm

Mulqueen’s Sewing Center (Mesa)


  • Introduction of new members & guests
    • Guests: Laurie Gailey, Christina Nuckols
    • New members: Kim Johnson, Valerie Bledso

Secretary Report

  • Approval of December 2016  meeting minutes
  • Other announcements
    • Mulqueen’s handed out 15% discount cards

President Report

  • Brief review of the agenda for 2017
    • January – jelly roll race for charity
    • February – sew together bag – Kirsten Nelson
    • March – Guest lecturer – Carrie Bloomston – talking about creativity and fabric design process
    • April – Slow sew at The Farm at South Mountain
    • May – Lindsey Neill – sharing how her business got started and Modern Make Club projects
    • June – Sew Day – Sew Bella will be there with her quilt cart
    • July – QuiltCon charity quilt
    • August – Demo day/potluck
    • September – Great Modern Quilting bee season two
    • October – Quilt photos at Desert Oasis park, may start later in the afternoon so we have better light
    • November – elections, Ana will provide a cross cut block tutorial
    • December – potluck
  • Calendar on the website is updated with ALL events and details
  • January/February/March meetings will be at Mulqueens.  
  • March 25 – Latifah Safirr will be here for her Glam Clam workshop. We will take reservations next month.
  • We are working on another workshop for the fall.
  • March 2018 we will have a workshop with Anna Maria Horner.
  • Joint Shop Hop coming with the Tucson MQG.
  • Working on a destash/restash boutique. Details  to follow.
  • Rusty Barn Quilt show starting January 26th at the fairgrounds.
  • Block Lottery
    • Great idea borrowed from the Vegas MQG
    • Participation is optional
    • Participants bring blocks each month
    • Participants will get one ticket for each block brought
    • Our first block will be the scrappy pineapple block from the Dear Stella website
    • Make the block scrappy with a white background
    • Every block you bring gets you a raffle ticket, winner takes home all the blocks!
  • Sip N Sew (Evites will go out)
    • January 26th (Thursday)  6-8pm @
    • February 22nd (Wednesday) 6-8pm @
    • March 22nd (Wednesday) 6-8pm @
  • Sew In (Evites will go out)
    • Chandler PD Community Room 10am-4pm
    • January 28th (Saturday)
    • February 26th (Sunday)
    • March 25th (Saturday)

Vice President Report

  • 2017 Guild Swag Info
    • Project Bags – banker type bags with the logo will be available for purchase.

Treasurer Report

  • Pay 2017 Dues by January 31st to stay on the roster.
  • Balance as of last meeting $
  • Money in: $1190.00
  • Money out: $1000.00
  • New balance: $


Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Smorgasblocks: No Y Seam Feathered Star by Eye Candy Quilts
  • Swap [Ana]
    • Pixie Basket Swap will be held after general meeting
    • February – Journal cover
  • Challenge [Kirsten]
    • 1st Quarter Challenge:  a project of your choice with Kona Color of the Year :Flamingo
    • Due at March meeting
  • Charity [Sharon]
    • Mito Quilts for Hope is looking for charity quilts with a goal of making a quilt for everyone with Mitochondrial Disease in the US and Canada.
    • Sunshine Acres – will provide details soon for the type of quilts they need
  • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
    • Sign ups and general announcements
    • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop
    • New bee will start in March
  • Hospitality [Amber]
    • Bring snacks on your birthday month

Door Prize Drawing

  • Winners
    • Nedra – Bonnie and Camille fabrics
    • Jen – Literary charm pack
    • Lindsey – Pure Bred charm pack
    • Mel – Michael Miller charm pack
    • Bonnie – Ruler stand (provided by Omnigrid)
    • Kim – Ruler (provided by Omnigrid)
    • Denise – 8×12 ruler (provided by Omnigrid)
    • Laurie – Rotary cutter and case (provided by Omnigrid)
    • Tracy – twin sized batting

Other Announcements

  • SHOW & TELL–What makes your piece modern?
  • Swap – Pixie basket swap
  • Vitamin D Bee

WORKSHOP – Jelly Roll Race