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
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!
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
“GREAT PHX MODERN QUILTING BEE - Season 1”
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!
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
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