08.29.2016 August Meeting Minutes

August Meeting Minutes

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:35:38, phxmqgsecretary, [category: etc]

August 21, 2016 - PHXMQG Meeting Agenda

General Meeting; Chandler PD Community Room @ 1PM

  • Quick Note re Upcoming meetings (all held 3rd Saturday of each month at 1PM):

  • September - Chandler PD Community Room 1PM - PHXMQG Great Sewing Bee. Swap: bring a collection of at least 25, 2.5" mini charm squares to blind swap. Please use modern

  • fabrics. Cut some from your stash ;)

  • October - Outside Sit n Sew Gathering. Location TBD. If you would like to volunteer your backyard or other location, please contact Holly at

  • president@phoenixmodernquiltguild.com

  • November - Location TBD, most likely Chandler PD Community Room at 1PM. General meeting including elections for the 2017 PHXMQG Board! We want YOU and your ideas!

  • December - Meeting to be held at Amber's home. We will play Left Right Center with fat quarters and enjoy a potluck!

  • [:02] Welcome

  • Thank you to everyone who brought a pot luck item

  • Introduction of new members & guests

  • [:02] Secretary Report

  • Thank you for everyone with their patience regarding the posting of the minutes for June and July. The board had a few family emergencies and so the minutes took a brief summer hiatus. We

  • apologize for the inconvenience.

  • [:10] President\Vice President Report


  • September meeting will be at Chandler PD, 1-4pm


  • Block will be posted September 10th - look for separate post in the near future.

  • SWAP: Bring 25 mini charm squares (2.5" squares) to swap. Please choose modern fabrics.

  • October - Sit and Sew (Outdoors) - Looking for suggestions or volunteer with a large yard

  • November - Elections - Chandler PD, 1-4pm

  • December - Holiday potluck and FQ Swap/Game - held at Amber’s home in Paradise Valley

  • Sip N Sew (new evites will go out)

  • @ Sip Coffee & Beer House - Wednesday September 21st 6-8pm

  • @ Sip Coffee & Beer House - Wednesday October 12th 6-8pm

  • Retreat 2016 Secret Sisters to be drawn at September meeting

  • November 9-13 (or 10th Thurs) are the dates

  • Looking for those interested in taking on board positions next year. Elections will be held in November.


  • Modern Minute - See demos for August. Thank you to all who are sharing their skills with us today!

  • 2016 Guild T-Shirts - See Holly (VP) to pick up your shirt or to buy one. They look fabulous!

  • Committee Announcements

  • Block of the Month

  • Johnny presented the following blocks:

  • July: The Greek Key (see HERE for the PDF instructions) using partial seams.

  • August: Diagonal Disappearing 4 Patch block (see HERE for the PDF instructions)

  • These instructions will also be posted on the Resources page.

  • Mug Rug Swap today

  • Next swap - 2.5" charm packs with at least 25 squares. We'll be handing out english paper piecing templates for our Sit N Sew meeting in October. Please have the fabrics be

  • modern. They can be from your stash :)

  • Next challenge - The Great Sewing Bee!

  • [:02] Treasurer Report (to be updated)

  • Balance as of last meeting $

  • Money in: $

  • Money out: $

  • New balance: $

  • [:05] Door Prize Drawing

  • Prize(s): Aurifil Thread, Layer Cake, Jelly Rolls, Quilt Patterns, Fat quarter bundle

  • Thank you to our sponsors: Westwood Acres Fabric, Aurifil Thread, and Island Batiks

  • [:10] Announcements

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

  • SHOW & TELL August and/or October--bring in WIPs you are stuck on for feedback/suggestions from the guild

  • No show and tell in September

  • [:20] Committee Breakouts & Socialization

  • Vitamin D Bee

  • Swap - Mug Rug

  • [2:00] DEMO DAY

  • Adjournment

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