01.26.2017 January Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2017 1-4pm

Mulqueen’s Sewing Center (Mesa)


  • 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 - 8x12 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


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