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

Adjournment