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 ūüėČ
  • 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‚Äôs updated the most frequently, and since not everyone does the social media thing, it‚Äôs 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‚Äôll 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‚Äôs handed out 15% discount cards

President Report

  • Brief review of the agenda for 2017
    • January ‚Äď jelly roll race for charity
    • February ‚Äď sew together bag ‚Äď Kirsten Nelson
    • March ‚Äď Guest lecturer ‚Äď Carrie Bloomston ‚Äď talking about creativity and fabric design process
    • April ‚Äď Slow sew at The Farm at South Mountain
    • May ‚Äď Lindsey Neill ‚Äď sharing how her business got started and Modern Make Club projects
    • June ‚Äď Sew Day ‚Äď Sew Bella will be there with her quilt cart
    • July ‚Äď QuiltCon charity quilt
    • August ‚Äď Demo day/potluck
    • September ‚Äď Great Modern Quilting bee season two
    • October ‚Äď Quilt photos at Desert Oasis park, may start later in the afternoon so we have better light
    • November ‚Äď elections, Ana will provide a cross cut block tutorial
    • December ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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

Meeting Minutes for November 21st, 2015

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: November 21st, 2015

Location: Scrapbooks ETC, Mesa, Arizona

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:15pm. Approximately 35 people were in attendance including 5 guests. 

Thank you Barbara and Nancy for snacks.

Secretary’s¬†Report

  • October¬†meeting minutes approved.

President\Vice President Report

  • December Meeting
    • Annual Potluck (Signups: http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=UKHU0722)
    • Left Right Center game with Fat Quarters
      • Bring 3 fat quarters to play, number of participants will determine how many games are set up
      • Solids can be used but label them with brand and color name
      • How to Play Fat Quarter LCR¬†
        • LCR requires three specially marked dice (dice will be provided) and three fat quarters (each player brings 3 fat quarters). Each player begins with three fat quarters. The six-sided dice are marked with the following letters, each on one side of the dice L, C, and R. The other 3 sides of each dice are marked with dots.¬†The first player rolls three dice.¬†They pass a fat quarter¬†either to the left, to the right, or to the center pot, depending on the roll of the dice. If any dots are rolled, the player retains their¬†FQ for that die. Play then proceeds to the left around the table. Each player rolls one die for each FQ they possess, up to three¬†dice (ie if you have 4¬†FQ¬†you still roll only 4 dice, if you have 2 FQ¬†you roll 2 dice). The¬†player then passes¬†FQs¬†as directed by the roll. If a player has no FQ¬†left they are not out of the same (the player on either side of them may be passing them a fat quarter on their turn!) they just do not roll that turn. The last player left with FQs wins the game and all FQs in the center.
  • January Meeting
    • Cathedral Windows Workshop featuring Missouri Quilt Company Method
  • Charity Quilt
    • Thank you Bonnie for completing the quilt top
    • QuiltCon Quilt Entries
      • QuiltCon West Website includes a demo on how to enter
      • Entries due on November 30th
      • Notifications to be sent out by December 30th
    • Mary Fons scheduled to appear at 35th Ave Sew and Vac on December 5th
    • Lizzy House Meadow Quilt Class scheduled for March 11th and 12th. Cost TDB

PHXMQG 2016 Board Elections

The following members have volunteered for Committee Chair positions

  • Block of the Month: Johnie Scofield
  • Charity: Holly Stockinger
  • Hospitality: Amber Eilers
  • Swaps: Katie Corning
  • Vitamin D Bee: Brooke Ringer

Announcements

  • Jenny Doan from Missouri Quilt Company scheduled to appear at 3 Dudes on February 10th.
  • Guild Library from Lucky Spool opened. Books can be checked out for one month. For those donated by Lucky Spool they do ask for an honest review via Amazon.

Door PrizeS

  • Fat Quarters from Cloth Pocket: Linda, Bonnie, Lora
  • RJR Rainbow Fat Quarter Pack: Rebecca
  • Michael Miller Pastel Pop: Mari
  • Wool Pack: guest

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month:¬†Rasberry Kiss selected by Holly J
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Show and Tell

Activity: MQG Webinar on Modern Quilting

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, December 3, 2015

Meeting Minutes for October 17th, 2015

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: October 17th, 2015

Location: Gardenview Cottage Gilbert

President Michelle Hart at 1:15pm. Approximately 22 people were in attendance. 

Thank you Kate & Chelsa for snacks. Thank you Cara for the location.

Secretary’s¬†Report

  • September¬†meeting minutes approved.

President\Vice President Report

  • November¬†Meeting
    • Triangle Challenge of the Quarter Due
    • 2016 Board Elections
    • Webinar on Modern Quilting
  • QuiltCon 2016 Charity Quilt – Meet up for sewing set for November 7th (call for RSVP will be sent so location can be secured)
  • Libs Elliott Workshop in November
    • Supply List ¬†sent to participants
    • Hex and More ruler used
    • Class will be held at Sew From The Heart in Scottsdale from 9am-3pm.
      • Sew From The Heart will be open at 7am that day for a sale

PHXMQG 2016 Board Elections

  • To be added to the ballot please email Michelle.
  • Board member term limits are two years
  • Committee Chairs do not have term limits. If you are interested in continuing or starting to head a committee please also email Michelle.

Board Positions

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Committee Chairs

  • Quilt Along
  • Hospitality
  • Workshop
  • Event & Swap
  • Vitamin D Quilting Bee
  • Challenge of the Month
  • Show & Tell
  • Block of Month
  • Philanthropy/Charity

Announcements

  • A new quilt shop has opened. Modern Quilting is located on Tatum & Cactus and carries a nice selection of modern fabrics including Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids.
  • The PayPal button on the Membership page has been updated to accept dues for 2016.
  • Bonnie has her Friendship Knot Necklace project featured in the latest Quilt Scene Magazine.

Door PrizeS

Breakout Sessions

  • Block of the Month: Kate¬†presented the Arkansas Traveler Block¬†by¬†Freshly Pieced
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Show and Tell

Activity: Open SLOW STITCH

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, October 24, 2015