• Secretary PHXMQG

04.20.2017 April Meeting Minutes

April 15, 2017 1-4pm

Chandler PD Community Room


  • 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

  • Our own Lindsey Neill of Pen + Paper Patterns will be talking to us about pattern design

  • We will be meeting at Mulqueens

  • 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

  • Draw raffle ticket for April winner

  • Congrats Kate!

  • May Block: Envelope Block, fussy cut your envelope insides

  • Bear Creek Quilt Company Tutorial (non paper pieced) https://www.bearcreekquiltingcompany.com/blog/2015/04/19/airmail-envelope-quilt-part-2/

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


  • 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



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