April Meeting Minutes

April 15, 2017 1-4pm

Chandler PD Community Room


  • Introduction of new members & guests
    • Anita Peters – friend of Brooke
    • Debbie of Elkhorn Quilts
    • SewBella in June
    • We will try to schedule Elkhorn Quilt Co at a later meeting this year!

Secretary Report

  • Approval of March 2017 meeting minutes
  • PSA – PHX Public Library card, access to their magazine collection on Zinio, download on your tablet current and back issues of:
    • American Patchwork & Quilting
    • Love Patchwork & Quilting (UK)
    • Modern Patchwork
  • Sip n Sew – join us for an evening of hand sewing!
    • May 31st @ The Village 44th St & Camelback drop in as you can after work, roughly 5:30-8p

President Report

  • May Meeting Info
  • Teresa is working on putting together the destash/restash event
    • Looking at September, October
    • Open to the public
    • Please contact secretary@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com if you have any ideas for spaces, and we will connect you with Teresa
  • September Shop Hop: we will be taking an interest list for a bus to take us & members of Tucson MQG around town for shop hop and lunch.  More info next month after we price out buses.
  • Block Lottery

Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $ 4,053.59
  • Money in: $77
  • Money out: $10
  • New balance: $ 3,433.26

 Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Presented this month’s block
    • April
      • Scandy Windmill – by No Hats Quilts
      • Curved piecing
      • Some paper piecing on the points, went together really well
      • Coloring page included for auditioning
      • Paper piece templates in the handout
      • Takes a little longer than the other blocks, but really good looking when finished
    • Swap [Ana]
      • Travel bag swap will be held after general meeting
      • Announce next swap
        • Casserole carrier or large trivets, any size
        • For trivets, can put in sound board (like Cristy’s ironing thing), or buy cork board from a craft store
        • Trivet link has been fixed
    • Challenge [Kirsten]
      • 2nd Quarter Challenge Reminder
      • Take your initials (first, middle, last) and go find paint chips that start with the same letters, primary focus
      • Can add in neutral background colors
      • Here is a link to a list of all the color names carried by Sherwin Williams, I found it easier to scan this list than to search by my initials (if you want to let your finders do the walking instead of going to the paint store!)
      • Due in June
    • Charity [Sharon]
      • No announcements
    • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
      • Room for one more -11 current members
    • Hospitality [Amber]
      • No announcements

Guest Speaker:  Carrie Bloomston