February Meeting Minutes

February 18, 2017 1-4pm at Mulqueen’s Sewing Center (Mesa)

  • Introduction of new members & guests
  • Secretary Report
    • Approval of January 2017 meeting minutes
    • Details on Latifah Workshop in March
      • If you are a member as of 12 noon on February 28th, you will get an email soon with instructions to sign up and a password for the class. Please be respectful of the advantage we are trying to give timely paid members and do not share the password with others.
      • March 25th, a Saturday, all day
      • Held in Mulqueens Clubhouse
      • Open to members first for $100, later to non-members for $125
      • Limited to 20 spots
    • Let us know in March if you did not get your PHXMQG membership card and you would like one
  • President Report
    • March Meeting Info: Slow Sewing at the Farm @ South Mountain
    • April will now by Carrie Bloomston lecture, TBD; likely at Scottsdale civic center library.
      • Free to members, $5 for guests
      • May is Lindsay Neil of Pen & Paper Patterns, location: Mulqueens
      • Wee-Treat in Strawberry AZ: sign up if you haven’t already, details were emailed out.
        • See Amber for more info
    • MQG Info
      • Quilton East is next weekend
  • Block Lottery
    • Draw raffle ticket for February winner of the Pineapple Blocks!!!
  • Sip N Sew (Evites will go out)
    • March 22nd (Wednesday) 6-8pm @ TBD
  • Sew In (Evites will go out)
    • Chandler PD Community Room 10am-4pm
    • Dates TBD
  • Treasurer Report
    • Reminder to Pay 2017 Dues
    • Balance as of last meeting $2576.47
      • Money in: $490.00
      • Money out: $0
    • New balance: $3066.47
  • Committee Announcements
  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Raspberry Kiss block, 4.25” finished, make 7
    • See tutorial and picture for instructions
  • Swap [Ana]
    • Journal Cover Swap will be held after general meeting
    • Next swap will be a lanyard AND keyfob. See instructions linked in previous Swap post
  • Challenge [Kirsten]
    • 1st Quarter Challenge: Kona Color of the Year
    • Due at March Meeting
  • Charity [Sharon]
    • Still coordinating with hospital, stay tuned
    • Longarm services available for charity quilts (like your jelly rolls). See Resources Page for contact info of member Charlene
  • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
    • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop
    • Still spots left for 2017 bee!
  • Other Announcements
  • SHOW & TELL–What makes your piece modern?
  • Swap
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • SEW TOGETHER BAG WORKSHOP by Kirstin Nelson
  • Adjournment

February Block Lottery

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Feelin’ lucky Phoenix? Come to the February meeting and take your chances on our first ever Block Lottery!

Here’s how it works…

  1. A free-pattern block is chosen for every one to make in advance of the Lottery meeting
  2. You can make as many blocks as you wish to contribute to the lottery with your stash of modern, quilt-shop quality fabric
  3. For every block you bring to the designated meeting, you will get one raffle ticket for the Block Lottery, and we will draw for one lucky winner!

Sound like fun? Here’s a link to the lovely pineapple block we’re going to feature at the February meeting. Keep in mind that you only have to make the block, and not the sashing for the entire mini-quilt, through Step C. Any colors for your pineapple are fine, we just ask that you use a white background, Kona Snow or similar.

2017 Membership Dues

Have you officially signed up for the guild in 2017?

Click here to fill out our membership form and make sure to continue to the payment page to complete your registration.

Local membership benefits include discounts at several local quilt shops, special rates and early sign up for any workshops our guild brings into town (we have some great ones in the works, you won’t want to miss out!), monthly meetings with educational and fun programming, and great opportunities to meet like-minded quilters in the valley.

Your membership to the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild automatically enrolls you as a member of the national MQG, which provides a great Block of the Month program, monthly free patterns, a webinar series, many, many resources on their website Community and Resource pages, and of course QuiltCon! You must be a 2017 member to sign up early for classes in Pasadena next year or to receive your free show pass for the quilt displays and vendor hall.

Please take a few minutes today to renew!

December Meeting Reminder! THIS Saturday!

Our meeting is this Saturday at Amber’s home from 1-4PM!  Check your email for the link to Perfect Potluck and for Amber’s address.

On the agenda:

  1. Art Gallery Pat Bravo Heartland Fabric challenge!  Challengers bring your finished project (keep using those social media tags!) and members come vote on your favorite projects!
  2. We’ll be playing rounds of LRC.  Please bring 3 fat quarters for each round you’d like to play.  Please have these be modern prints or solids of quilt shop quality fabric.
  3. Happy Holidays to all!  Come join our potluck and enjoy some quilty company.
  4. december_mtgAmber’s address: 7442 E Century Drive Scottsdale 85250

Dec. Mtg: Quilters Planner Group Buy

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Hello All!

The Quilter’s Planner has graciously offered a copy of The Quilter’s Planner as a prize for our guild’s Bee.  As a new sponsor for the guild, Stephanie Palmer wanted to also pass along the group buy special that she has going on through the Holidays.  At our December meeting, we will be doing a sign up sheet to coordinate a group buy for those who are interested.   Thanks so much, Stephanie!

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