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

 

April Meeting Minutes

April 15, 2017 1-4pm

Chandler PD Community Room

Welcome

  • Introduction of new members & guests
    • Anita Peters – friend of Brooke
    • Debbie of Elkhorn Quilts
    • SewBella in June
    • We will try to schedule Elkhorn Quilt Co at a later meeting this year!

Secretary Report

  • Approval of March 2017 meeting minutes
  • PSA – PHX Public Library card, access to their magazine collection on Zinio, download on your tablet current and back issues of:
    • American Patchwork & Quilting
    • Love Patchwork & Quilting (UK)
    • Modern Patchwork
  • Sip n Sew – join us for an evening of hand sewing!
    • May 31st @ The Village 44th St & Camelback drop in as you can after work, roughly 5:30-8p

President Report

  • May Meeting Info
  • Teresa is working on putting together the destash/restash event
    • Looking at September, October
    • Open to the public
    • Please contact secretary@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com if you have any ideas for spaces, and we will connect you with Teresa
  • September Shop Hop: we will be taking an interest list for a bus to take us & members of Tucson MQG around town for shop hop and lunch.  More info next month after we price out buses.
  • Block Lottery

Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $ 4,053.59
  • Money in: $77
  • Money out: $10
  • New balance: $ 3,433.26

 Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Presented this month’s block
    • April
      • Scandy Windmill – by No Hats Quilts
      • Curved piecing
      • Some paper piecing on the points, went together really well
      • Coloring page included for auditioning
      • Paper piece templates in the handout
      • ADD A QUARTER INCH ON ALL SIDES
      • Takes a little longer than the other blocks, but really good looking when finished
    • Swap [Ana]
      • Travel bag swap will be held after general meeting
      • Announce next swap
        • Casserole carrier or large trivets, any size
        • For trivets, can put in sound board (like Cristy’s ironing thing), or buy cork board from a craft store
        • Trivet link has been fixed
    • Challenge [Kirsten]
      • 2nd Quarter Challenge Reminder
      • Take your initials (first, middle, last) and go find paint chips that start with the same letters, primary focus
      • Can add in neutral background colors
      • Here is a link to a list of all the color names carried by Sherwin Williams, I found it easier to scan this list than to search by my initials (if you want to let your finders do the walking instead of going to the paint store!)
      • Due in June
    • Charity [Sharon]
      • No announcements
    • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
      • Room for one more -11 current members
    • Hospitality [Amber]
      • No announcements

Guest Speaker:  Carrie Bloomston

Adjournment

 

March Meeting Minutes

March 18, 2017 1-4pm

The Farm at South Mountain

Welcome

  • Thank you to all members who braved the heat! Who knew March would be so unseasonably hot on the third Saturday?! We put in a request for more pleasant weather, but I guess it wasn’t processed in time 😉
  • Introduction of new members & guests

Secretary Report

  • Approval of February 2017 meeting minutes
    • Motion by Kate, Second by Becca
  • Last chance to sign up for Latifah class!
    • If you group ordered, I have your supplies upon payment
    • If you are attending, make sure to review the project page for final details and prep before class!
    • We will be meeting at Mulqueens Clubhouse, 10-5 with a break for lunch
    • There are a couple areas set for ironing and cutting, but we suggest bringing your own iron/cut station.
  • Just a reminder, for the most up-to-date information on our PHX Guild, refer to the blog. It’s updated the most frequently, and since not everyone does the social media thing, it’s the best place for me to devote efforts
    • The events calendar is up to date! Locations and times for upcoming events are listed on the Events page, as well as in the live calendar on the page.
    • IG is somewhat monitored – we try to post reminders, but with the new feed style, you might not see everything
    • FB – we are still having issues with Admin access, so it might not be the best place to get a hold of an officer
    • Emails are monitored pretty regularly if you have a question
  • Wee-treat class voting email was sent, missing a 4 responses as of Friday, voting will close April 1, and in the event of a tie, I’ll flip a coin. Once the class has been decided, there will be another email with supply information sent.
  • Amber will auto-check in ppl for wee treat, there will be a communication coming from her soon.

President Report

  • April Meeting Info:  Carrie Bloomston will be giving a lecture.  We will be meetng at teh Chandler Police Station Community Room
  • Block Lottery for April
  • Sip N Sew March 22nd (Wednesday) 6-8pm @ The Village 

Vice President Report

  • Nothing today

Treasurer Report

  • Beginning balance $3066.47
  • Money in $1205.00
  • Money out $217.88
  • End balance $4053.59

 

Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Robert Hoffman, available on website, choose and complete any 4 blocks, foundation paper piecing, add quarter inch on outside edge, questions to Mel on IG @mamamel781 , choose your colors and ignore the “requirements” from RH
  • Challenge [Kirsten]
    • 1st Quarter Challenge Complete – who has them to show 
    • Announce 2nd quarter challenge – Crayon Box challenge
      • Holly H will execute the Q2 challenge
  • Charity [Sharon]
    • No announcements
  • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
    • Meet after general meeting
  • Hospitality [Amber]
    • No announcements
  • Swap [Ana]

Door Prize Drawing

  • Congrats to our guest for winning the fabulous Quilt-Non prize!
  • Congrats to Ana and Nancy for winning the block lottery!

Slow Sewing & Social Time at The Farm

Adjournment

 

January Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2017 1-4pm

Mulqueen’s Sewing Center (Mesa)

Welcome

  • Introduction of new members & guests
    • Guests: Laurie Gailey, Christina Nuckols
    • New members: Kim Johnson, Valerie Bledso

Secretary Report

  • Approval of December 2016  meeting minutes
  • Other announcements
    • Mulqueen’s handed out 15% discount cards

President Report

  • Brief review of the agenda for 2017
    • January – jelly roll race for charity
    • February – sew together bag – Kirsten Nelson
    • March – Guest lecturer – Carrie Bloomston – talking about creativity and fabric design process
    • April – Slow sew at The Farm at South Mountain
    • May – Lindsey Neill – sharing how her business got started and Modern Make Club projects
    • June – Sew Day – Sew Bella will be there with her quilt cart
    • July – QuiltCon charity quilt
    • August – Demo day/potluck
    • September – Great Modern Quilting bee season two
    • October – Quilt photos at Desert Oasis park, may start later in the afternoon so we have better light
    • November – elections, Ana will provide a cross cut block tutorial
    • December – potluck
  • Calendar on the website is updated with ALL events and details
  • January/February/March meetings will be at Mulqueens.  
  • March 25 – Latifah Safirr will be here for her Glam Clam workshop. We will take reservations next month.
  • We are working on another workshop for the fall.
  • March 2018 we will have a workshop with Anna Maria Horner.
  • Joint Shop Hop coming with the Tucson MQG.
  • Working on a destash/restash boutique. Details  to follow.
  • Rusty Barn Quilt show starting January 26th at the fairgrounds.
  • Block Lottery
    • Great idea borrowed from the Vegas MQG
    • Participation is optional
    • Participants bring blocks each month
    • Participants will get one ticket for each block brought
    • Our first block will be the scrappy pineapple block from the Dear Stella website
    • Make the block scrappy with a white background
    • Every block you bring gets you a raffle ticket, winner takes home all the blocks!
  • Sip N Sew (Evites will go out)
    • January 26th (Thursday)  6-8pm @
    • February 22nd (Wednesday) 6-8pm @
    • March 22nd (Wednesday) 6-8pm @
  • Sew In (Evites will go out)
    • Chandler PD Community Room 10am-4pm
    • January 28th (Saturday)
    • February 26th (Sunday)
    • March 25th (Saturday)

Vice President Report

  • 2017 Guild Swag Info
    • Project Bags – banker type bags with the logo will be available for purchase.

Treasurer Report

  • Pay 2017 Dues by January 31st to stay on the roster.
  • Balance as of last meeting $
  • Money in: $1190.00
  • Money out: $1000.00
  • New balance: $

 

Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]
    • Smorgasblocks: No Y Seam Feathered Star by Eye Candy Quilts
  • Swap [Ana]
    • Pixie Basket Swap will be held after general meeting
    • February – Journal cover
  • Challenge [Kirsten]
    • 1st Quarter Challenge:  a project of your choice with Kona Color of the Year :Flamingo
    • Due at March meeting
  • Charity [Sharon]
    • Mito Quilts for Hope is looking for charity quilts with a goal of making a quilt for everyone with Mitochondrial Disease in the US and Canada.
    • Sunshine Acres – will provide details soon for the type of quilts they need
  • Bee [Nancy/Mary]
    • Sign ups and general announcements
    • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop
    • New bee will start in March
  • Hospitality [Amber]
    • Bring snacks on your birthday month

Door Prize Drawing

  • Winners
    • Nedra – Bonnie and Camille fabrics
    • Jen – Literary charm pack
    • Lindsey – Pure Bred charm pack
    • Mel – Michael Miller charm pack
    • Bonnie – Ruler stand (provided by Omnigrid)
    • Kim – Ruler (provided by Omnigrid)
    • Denise – 8×12 ruler (provided by Omnigrid)
    • Laurie – Rotary cutter and case (provided by Omnigrid)
    • Tracy – twin sized batting

Other Announcements

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

WORKSHOP – Jelly Roll Race

Adjournment

December Meeting Minutes

  1. November Meeting Minutes – motion to approve, motion was seconded
  2. 2017 membership signups will be online only and include a new form to be filled out with contact information, please look for this information in an email soon!
    1. Please speak to the Treasurer if paying online is absolutely not an option
  3. Action Item: board members to evaluate distribution of birthdays for bringing food, December birthdays to bring something special (ie drinks) to future end-of-year potlucks
  4. January, February and March meetings will be held at Mulqueen’s in Mesa.
    1. Action Item: Secretary to send a detailed email on location and parking
    2. Action Item: Vice President to check space availability for all chair positions to meet one hour earlier than regular meeting (12 noon)
  5. Block of the Month
    1. Thank you to Johnnie for a great 2016 of BOMs!
    2. Final 2016 BOM is a present/giftbox, demonstrating the skill of half-rectangle unit, utilizing the MQG tutorial; as a special note, make sure to make two opposite units for the mirror image of the present’s bow
  6. 2017
    1. Think about what you would like the guild to do in 2017, if you want us to bring anyone in for a class/workshop/lecture
      1. Carrie Bloomston – Bonnie has a connection and Carrie has offered to do something with the guild
      2. Action Item: Board to follow up with Bonnie
    2. Block of the Month will be chaired by member Melissa Wong
      1. Smorgasbord pattern will be executed throughout the year
      2. Different blocks feature traditional piecing, foundation paper piecing, and applique
      3. By the end of 2017, you should have a whole quilt top!
    3. Swaps! Member Ana Martinez will be chairing swaps for the guild in 2017
      1. In January, we will be swapping Pixie Baskets, see website for more details
      2. Over the course of the year, we will plan to swap lanyards and keyfobs (Ana has hardware connection), Box Bags, Shoe Bags (with a drawstring)
      3. Any additional ideas are welcome, the January email has already come out
  7. Heartland Challenge
    1. Finished quilts and quilt tops were shared and photographed (see IG for images)
    2. Voting took place via tickets/cups
    3. Results:
      1. First place to Holly H. for her (Nordic-Inspired) Village Dwelling quilt
      2. Second place to Kirsten for her Sweater-Inspired design
      3. Third place to Erynn for her QCR interpretation of Winding Ways
  8. Potluck deliciousness, several rounds of LRC with Fat Quarters, and challenge quilt photographs were taken to conclude the meeting

Meeting Minutes for December 19th, 2015

Happy New Year! The very, very late December meeting minutes are below. Sorry for the delay! ~ Becca

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: December 19, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC, Mesa, AZ

President Michelle Hart at 1:15pm. Approximately 30 people were in attendance. 

Thank you all for potluck.

Secretary’s Report

  • November meeting minutes approved.

President\Vice President Report

  • January meeting – Cathedral windows class
  • Riley Blake Challenge –
    • Emails went out 12/19
    • Fabric will be sent through the guild
    • Entries due April 30
  • QuiltCon entries – Notifications sent out by December 30
  • Events:
    • AQS Quilt Week – February 11-14 at Phoenix Convention Center
    • Lizzy House Meadows workshop at Etc. – March 11 and 12th – cost TBD

Announcements

  • The PayPal button on the Membership page has been updated to accept dues for 2016. Membership renewal is due by January 30th, 2016.

Door PrizeS

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month: Kate presented the Radiant Ring by Don’t Call Me Betsy
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Show and Tell

Activity: Left Center RIght game with Fat Quarters

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, January 12, 2016