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

Adjournment

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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

Adjournment