07.18.2017 July Meeting Minutes

PHXMQG Meeting Agenda

July 15, 2017 1-4pm

Mulqueens Sewing Center (Mesa)


  • Introduction of new members & guests

Secretary Report

  • Approval of June 2017 meeting minutes

  • Kate G. made the  motion

  • Candace L.  seconded the motion

  • The membership voted to approve the minutes

  • Tuesday, July 25th to be sext Sip n Sew for hand sewing; evites forthcoming

  • Reduced dues to join now; $20

President Report

  • August Meeting Info

  • Demo day at Tech Shop

  • Need sign ups for Demo Day in August, check your email for a sign-up link

  • Click here to sign up to demo something!

  • September will be the great Phx Modern Sewing Bee Season 2

  • Here is last year's flyer if you need a refresher on the rules:

  • TGPMQB2016 Flyer

  • The meeting will be held at Mulqueens unless otherwise announced (yes, we know it was small today...)

  • Block will be announced Sat Sept 9th

  • Rules will be posted/handed out in August (same rules as last time, see above)

  • Yard Sale Oct 21 in lieu of meeting

  • Teresa organizing – a huge thank you!

  • Tech Shop will be hosting us in the largest room

  • Aug 1 early bird table special, $15, guild only; there will be an email coming out with the password

  • Sept 1, open to anyone to get a table for $25

  • Come shop, host a table sell any sort of craft supplies

  • Little bundles and kits have done well at other sales

  • Up to sellers for payment types

  • Need volunteers to take over the board for 2018

  • Send email to president@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com if you're interested

  • Each position is elected independently, members must be present at the November meeting to vote - no absentee ballots will be accepted, in accordance with our by-laws

  • Committee chairs, let Holly J. know if you want to stay in your position

  • Block Lottery

  • Draw raffle ticket for July winner of the house blocks

  • Congrats Christina!

  • August Block Spools - free pattern from Cloud 9 fabrics.

  • You only have to do one block - but I betcha can't make just one!!

  • Make your “thread” area one solid piece of fabric or strips to make it variegated if you're feeling fancy!

  • BACKGROUND Kona Snow or White

  • Retreat Nov 15-19 - sign up for wait list today.  We will email you if a spot opens up.

  • If you went last year let Holly know whichever way you need to rsvp

  • UPDATE – Odegards has given away our retreat spot – stay tuned for more information on other options.

Vice President Report

  • Shirts left, both styles $10

Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of last meeting $3475.26

  • Money in: $105, dues

  • Money out: $0

  • New balance: $3580.26

Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month [Melissa]

  • Present this month's block

  • Last month was putting together what you had so far

  • July Barn Bats Elizabeth Hartman on blog

  • Challenge [Kirsten]

  • 3rd Quarter Challenge Reminder - Carrie Bloomston Fabrics

  • Anything you want, clothing quilt etc

  • Due in Sept

  • Prizes, Carrie will try to come

  • Charity [Sharon]

  • Quiltcon Charity Quilt - sewing blocks today

  • Thanks to Michael Miller for donated bolts for our regular charity work

  • Mitochondrial charity quilts, use green fabrics

  • QuiltCon quilt - Background Kona WHITE


  • Ana will get batting

  • Bee [Nancy/Carol]

  • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop

  • Hospitality [Amber]

  • Thanks for snacks and happy birthday july birthdays!

  • Swap [Ana]

  • Swap will be held after general meeting

  • Next year every other month

  • Taking suggestions

  • No swap next month

Door Prize Drawing

  • Prizes/Sponsors this month

  • A huge thanks to Hawthorne Threads for providing a fat quarter bundle and samples of their panels that show each fabric in ach colorway of their lines. These are a great way to audition your ideas, and can make cute projects in themselves.

  • Thanks Pen and Paper patterns for the great donated patterns! We love your style and look forward to your next work!

Other Announcements

  • SHOW & TELL--What makes your piece modern?



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