July Meeting Minutes

PHXMQG Meeting Agenda

July 15, 2017 1-4pm

Mulqueens Sewing Center (Mesa)


  • Introduction of new members & guests

Secretary Report

  • Approval of June 2017 meeting minutes
    • Kate G. made the  motion
    • Candace L.  seconded the motion
    • The membership voted to approve the minutes
  • Tuesday, July 25th to be sext Sip n Sew for hand sewing; evites forthcoming
  • Reduced dues to join now; $20

President Report

  • August Meeting Info
  • September will be the great Phx Modern Sewing Bee Season 2
    • Here is last year’s flyer if you need a refresher on the rules:
    • The meeting will be held at Mulqueens unless otherwise announced (yes, we know it was small today…)
    • Block will be announced Sat Sept 9th
    • Rules will be posted/handed out in August (same rules as last time, see above)
  • Yard Sale Oct 21 in lieu of meeting
    • Teresa organizing – a huge thank you!
    • Tech Shop will be hosting us in the largest room
    • Aug 1 early bird table special, $15, guild only; there will be an email coming out with the password
    • Sept 1, open to anyone to get a table for $25
    • Come shop, host a table sell any sort of craft supplies
    • Little bundles and kits have done well at other sales
    • Up to sellers for payment types
  • Need volunteers to take over the board for 2018
    • Send email to president@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com if you’re interested
    • Each position is elected independently, members must be present at the November meeting to vote – no absentee ballots will be accepted, in accordance with our by-laws
    • Committee chairs, let Holly J. know if you want to stay in your position
  • Block Lottery
    • Draw raffle ticket for July winner of the house blocks
      • Congrats Christina!
    • August Block Spools – free pattern from Cloud 9 fabrics.
      • You only have to do one block – but I betcha can’t make just one!!
      • Make your “thread” area one solid piece of fabric or strips to make it variegated if you’re feeling fancy!
      • BACKGROUND Kona Snow or White
  • Retreat Nov 15-19 – sign up for wait list today.  We will email you if a spot opens up.
    • If you went last year let Holly know whichever way you need to rsvp
    • UPDATE – Odegards has given away our retreat spot – stay tuned for more information on other options.

Vice President Report

  • Shirts left, both styles $10

Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $3475.26
  • Money in: $105, dues
  • Money out: $0
  • New balance: $3580.26

Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Present this month’s block
    • Last month was putting together what you had so far
    • July Barn Bats Elizabeth Hartman on blog
  • Challenge [Kirsten]
    • 3rd Quarter Challenge Reminder – Carrie Bloomston Fabrics
    • Anything you want, clothing quilt etc
    • Due in Sept
    • Prizes, Carrie will try to come
  • Charity [Sharon]
    • Quiltcon Charity Quilt – sewing blocks today
    • Thanks to Michael Miller for donated bolts for our regular charity work
    • Mitochondrial charity quilts, use green fabrics
    • QuiltCon quilt – Background Kona WHITE
    • Ana will get batting
  • Bee [Nancy/Carol]
    • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop
  • Hospitality [Amber]
    • Thanks for snacks and happy birthday july birthdays!
  • Swap [Ana]
    • Swap will be held after general meeting
    • Next year every other month
    • Taking suggestions
    • No swap next month

Door Prize Drawing

  • Prizes/Sponsors this month
    • A huge thanks to Hawthorne Threads for providing a fat quarter bundle and samples of their panels that show each fabric in ach colorway of their lines. These are a great way to audition your ideas, and can make cute projects in themselves.
    • Thanks Pen and Paper patterns for the great donated patterns! We love your style and look forward to your next work!

Other Announcements

  • SHOW & TELL–What makes your piece modern?