September Meeting Minutes

PHXMQG Meeting Agenda

September 16, 2017 1-4pm

Mulqueens Sewing Center (Mesa)

Welcome

  • Introduction of new members & guests
    • Welcome Julie & Kathleen!

Secretary Report

  • Approval of August 2017 meeting minutes
  • Next sip n sew will be scheduled and eVites sent to members; good turnout at last one

President Report

  • October Meeting Info – quilt photos at Veterans’ Oasis Park 3-6pm for good lighting
  • Project bags – $12 each (less than what was announced at meeting! Sale!)
  • Block Lottery
    • Draw raffle ticket for September winner
    • October Block:  Economy blocks in a Halloween fabrics!
  • Save the date for AMH workshop March 30th (pm) lecture on color theory; Sat March 31st all day workshop “Valuable Lessons”
  • Vote on board for 2018.  Slate is as follows
    • President:  Amber Eilers
    • VP:  Cristy Fincher
    • Secretary:  Erynn Truex
    • Treasurer: Sara Brown
    • Vote results: Fawna made a motion to approve the slate, Ana seconded, motion was approved – congrats new board!
  • New board will start setting up committees and appointing chairs to ensure 2018 is planned and set by end of the year!
  • New board:  anything you want to address with membership?
  • Q3 challenge – present and vote on winner, guest judge Carrie Bloomston!!
    • Congrats Erika!
  • Destash fees will be refunded
  • AQG will be notified that the Destash has been cancelled

Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $3769.66
  • Money in: $150.00; 3 new members, t-shirt sales, destash tables
  • Money out: $690.86; project bags, domain renewal, PayPal fees
  • New balance: $3208.80

 

Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Present this month’s block
    • Next year’s BOM will be from Lindsey for $5, her new pattern
      • PayPal link will be announced when it is online
  • Swap [Ana]
  • Challenge [Kirsten]
    • No Q4 challenge due to holidays!
  • Charity [Sharon]
    • Quiltcon blocks due today.
  • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
    • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop

Door Prize Drawing

  • Prizes/Sponsors this month – Thank you Warm & Natural for the queen-sized battings
    • Winners
      • Carol, Nedra, and Erika – congrats!

Other Announcements

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

SEASON 2:  THE GREAT PHX MODERN QUILTING BEE

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Great PHX Modern Quilting Bee – Season 2

The Great Phoenix Modern Quilting Bee, Season 2 – The Ohio Star

Join us next Saturday, September 16th, 1:00pm at the Mulqueens Clubhouse for the sew-off of the season!  After the business portion of the meeting, the gloves come off and the competition is on.  The challenge is to take this traditional quilt block and to transform it into something modern. Your finished mini-mini must preserve one element of the original block.

The Rules:

  • You have one week to think up your master plan, you can even practice and post intimidating photos to IG to scare the competition
  • You may CUT your pieces ahead of time, but nothing else. No sewing, no pressing, no making binding, no glue basting, etc.
  • You will have two and a half hours to complete a mini-mini – defined as a 12″x12″ or larger finished size, quilted and bound piece of amazing modern quilting
  • You must preserve one element of the original block (the picture’s colors don’t count, but they are pretty!)

The Pudding:

  • Mini-minis will be displayed, our favorites voted for (you cannot vote for your own) and the winner takes all, including but not limited to: bragging rights, queen sewing bee status, Instagram fame, oh, and some awesome prizes.

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August Meeting Minutes

PHXMQG Meeting Agenda

August 19, 2017 1-4pm

The Tech Shop, Chandler

Welcome

  • Introduction of new members & guests

Secretary Report

  • Approval of July 2017 meeting minutes
    • Motion by Teresa
    • Second by Cristy
    • Approved
  • Sip and Sew upcoming – evites will go out when we get date confirmation from The Village

President Report

  • September Meeting Info
    • GPMSB block posting on Sept 9th
    • Details as to how the challenge works
    • Prizes
    • We will be meeting at Mulqueens Clubhouse, 1pm, Saturday, September 16th
  • MQG Info
    • Michael Miller challenges are in and here, if you weren’t present Holly will mail to you
  • Block Lottery – thread spools
    • Draw raffle ticket for August winner
      • Mary Wilkes!
    • September Block I Spy Jars by Missouri Star
      • Video here
      • Please use KONA WHITE for the background
  • Vote to amend bylaws for this year only to hold vote for 2018 board in September to enable the new board to plan before the holidays and be ready for 2018 in January
    • Motion by Cristy, second by Mari, zero Nays, majority I’s
    • This is the final call for any interest in board positions, we do have volunteers for a full 2018 board at present
    • Potential chair positions (BOM, Swaps, Charity, etc) should also let Holly J know of their interest so she can pass them along to the new board and the new board will appoint chair persons.

Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $3,580.26
  • Money in: $290 – membership, t-shirt sales, tables sold for yard sale
  • Money out: $120.60 (this includes all PayPal fees which have been taken out all year – we will now be including these each month)
  • New balance: $ 3,749.66

Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • FPP Whiskers block, see BOM page for details
  • Swap [Ana]
    • No swap for August meeting
    • September Swap – pillow cases
  • Challenge [Kirsten]
    • 3rd Quarter Challenge Reminder – Carrie Bloomston fabrics, make whatever you like! It can be quilty, it can be a home good, an accessory, clothing!
  • Charity [Sharon]
    • Quiltcon Charity Quilt – all QuiltCon Charity Quilt blocks are due NEXT MONTH
  • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
    • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop, no new announcements
  • Hospitality [Amber]
    • Wee Treat sign ups
    • There are a few spots left! Message Amber to sign up
      • Nov 3-5, Fri-Sun for more quilty fun
      • $230 for a single occupancy room, $115/person for double occupancy
      • We are limited to 14 people overall because of the sewing space
      • A light breakfast will be provided Saturday morning at the Copper Needle
      • Dinner will be provided Friday evening at Amber’s
      • Lavender Farm class option on Sunday, Llama farm visit also a Sunday option
    • If you’re Instagramming quilty projects, be sure to use the hashtag #PHXMQG to be easily found and reposted as we increase traffic on our guild Instagram account
  • Garage Sale [Teresa]
    • Unfortunately, the TechShop has had to deny our request for the space due to another event. We are trying to keep the date and find a new venue. Once that has been secured we will notify all table holders of the new details. If we don’t have a solution by the September meeting, we will refund table sellers and try again next year! We apologize for the inconvenience, we are super bummed, but these things happen!

DEMO DAY!  Start at 2:00

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July Meeting Minutes

PHXMQG Meeting Agenda

July 15, 2017 1-4pm

Mulqueens Sewing Center (Mesa)

Welcome

  • 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
    • BLOCKS ARE DUE AT SEPT MEETING
    • 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?

QUILTCON CHARITY SEWING – Sharon to lead

Adjournment

 

 

June Meeting Minutes

PHXMQG Meeting Agenda

June 17, 2017 1-4pm

The Tech Shop with Sew Bella’s Quilt Cart

Welcome

  • Introduction of new members & guests

Secretary Report

  • Approval of May 2017 meeting minutes
  • A huge “thank you” for hosting us in this lovely classroom! Make sure to ask for a tour and check out the long arm – this is a great option if you’re interested in getting into longarming or finishing some of your quilts but don’t want to invest in buying your own machine! Reach out to Erynn via the secretary email if you have any questions.
  • We will make sure to announce when we have worked through the details for getting a corporate rate for the guild – if you’d like to join the TechShop please email Erynn at secretary@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com so we have an accurate count for negotiations.

President Report

  • July Meeting will be at Mulqueens and we will be doing quilt on charity quilt block sewing
  • August will be Demo Day – fill out this form if you are willing to do a demo. Likely will be back at tech shop for demo day.
    • Go to PerfectPotluck.com to sign up to bring something – the organizer’s last name is Truex and our password is phxmqg
    • YOU MUST BRING SOMETHING PRE-PACKAGED. Sorry folks, according to TechShop rules, we cannot bring in anything homemade.
  • MQG Info
    • Quilt on registration opens next week
    • If nothing else, sign up to get your free sow pass – just in case you decide to go last minute, you will not be able to get a complimentary pass after November 30th!
  • Block Lottery
    • Draw raffle ticket for June winner (carried over envelope block lottery)
      • Congrats to Nedra for winning the block lottery!
    • July Block is the house block, free pattern here on Craftsy

Vice President Report

  • Modern Minute 
  • 2017 Guild Swag Info
  • Other Announcements:
    • Holly H. will bring information about banker/project bags to the next meeting
    • Holly H. will bring extra t-shirts to the next meeting. If enough people are interested we can do a reorder.

Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $3370.26
  • Money in: $105.00
  • Money out: $0
  • New balance: $3475.26

Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Present this month’s block
  • Swap [Ana]. – Ana is out this month
    • 4th of July Swap will be held after general meeting
    • Announce next swap- Sewing room mini quilt
  • Challenge [Kirsten]
    • 2nd Quarter Challenge Complete
      • Nancy, Claire, and Erika all brought completed challenges
    • Announce 3rd Qtr Challenge – Make something with Carrie Bloomston fabrics
  • Charity
    • Carol shared sample blocks for the QuiltCon charity quilt in four sizes. We will be sewing blocks at the July meeting
    • Mari talked about a local charity Tempe Yarn and Fiber has  to provide items for homeless teens
  • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
    • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop
  • Hospitality [Amber]

Door Prize Drawing

  • Prizes/Sponsors this month

  • Winners
    • Candace Lannon – Noodlehead Roadtrip Case kit
    • Kate Kealy (guest) – Art Gallery Fat Quarter Bundle

Other Announcements

  • Yard Sale – Teresa 
    • Tech Shop (double room)
    • October 21 from 10:00-2:00
    • $25 per table
    • The tech shop will advertise for us.
    • Tables will be open for non-guild members as well
  • SHOW & TELL–What makes your piece modern?
  • Swap
  • Vitamin D Bee

OPEN SEW & SHOP THE CART

  • Sew Bella’s Quilt Cart
  • Instagram @sewbellasquiltcart
  • Facebook Sew Bella’s Quilt Cart
  • Etsy Sewbellasquiltcart

Adjournment

May Meeting Minutes

May 20, 2017 1-4pm

Mulqueens Sewing Center (Mesa)

Welcome

  • Introduction of new members & guests

Secretary Report

  • Approval of April 2017 meeting minutes
  • Reminder of Sip-n-Sew in 2 weeks, May 31st
    • Drop in/leave as it fits your schedule, 5:30-8
    • Bring your slow sewing (no machines)
    • Order food/drinks from the cafe
    • Camelback Village Racquet Club, 4444 E Camelback
    • Tell the front desk you’re with PHXMQG and are meeting in the conference room

President Report

  • June Meeting Info
  • Need Demo Day Volunteers for August
  • Thank you to Amber
  • MQG Info
    • Charity quilt colors and info is out
    • Quiltcon website has lots of info.  Check it out and book your hotel now!
  • Block Lottery
    • Draw raffle ticket for May winner
    • June Block – house block (free on craftsy) scrappy with the opportunity to fussy cut door and windows!
  • Sip N Sew (Evites will go out)

Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $3433.26
  • Money in: $0
  • Money out: $63.00
  • New balance: $3370.26

Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Present this month’s block
  • Swap [Ana]
    • Casserole Swap will be held after general meeting
    • Announce next swap
  • Challenge [Kirsten]
    • 2nd Quarter Challenge Reminder
    • 3rd qtr will be challenge using Carries fabric
  • Charity [Sharon]
    • Quiltcon
    • Other
  • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
    • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop
  • Hospitality [Amber]

Door Prize Drawing

  • Prizes/Sponsors this month
  • Winners

Other Announcements

  • SHOW & TELL–What makes your piece modern?
  • Swap
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Block Lottery

WORKSHOP:  Lindsay Neill of Pen & Paper Patterns. Nelson

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