11.17.2014 Meeting Minutes for November 15th, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

Date: November 15, 2014

Location: Scrapbooks ETC

President Michelle Hart called the meeting to order at 1:14pm. Approximately 32 people were in attendance. Thank you Guinevere for bringing snacks.

New member Crystal was welcomed. 

Secretary's Report from Rebecca Whaling

  • October meeting minutes approved.

President's Report from Michelle Hart

  • 2015 elections. No candidates ran opposed so a verbal vote was taken for all positions. All candidates were approved and are as follows:

  • President: Michelle Hart

  • Vice President: Holly James

  • Treasurer: Chelsa Knight

  • Secretary: Rebecca Whaling

  • Bee Keeper: Brooke Ringer

  • Block of the Month Chair: Ana Martinez

  • Challenge of the Quarter Chair: Sarah Connolly

  • Hospitality and Snack Chair: Kate Gunther

  • Show & Tell and Giveaway Chair: Holly Hughes

  • Swap Chair: Katie Corning

  • Committee chairs are open for Charity, Quiltalong, and Quilt Show.

  • MQG regional representatives were elected to the board. Andres Rosales (known as madtesla) is the representative for our region.  Region 1 includes all members in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

  • Member Rebecca had a mention in issue 14 of Love Patchwork and Quilting.

  • December will be our annual end of year potluck. Signups are on PerfectPotluck.com (coordinator: Bobman; password: PHXMQG). The meeting will be at ETC and start one hour earlier, at 12:00pm.

Treasurer's Report from Chelsa Knight

  • Current balance: $1,016.74

  • December swap will be fabric fat quarters. There will be three swaps, solid pastel, solid jewel tone, and text prints (in black, white, gray, or off-white). To participate sub-cut 2 yards of fabric into 8 fat quarters. To ensure a variety of colors for the solid swaps there is a signup on SignUpGenius.com (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eaeaf2baaf85-december). Passcode: PHXMQG.


  • MQG Webinar on November 18th (Tuesday) "FUn with Figures, How to Calculate Quilty Math". Signups on www.themodernquiltguild.com.

  • QuiltCon Quilt Show entry deadline is November 30th.

  • Member Nedra will be running a block of the month of Tula Pink's City Sampler book at Mad B's (7415 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85209)

  • Member Christy is teaching several classes at ETC

  • Member Bonnie has accepted a position with the Scottsdale Public Library to host a quilting education group. The group will meet at the Scottsdale Civic Center on the last Wednesday of the month starting in January. The "Not Your Mama's Quilting" program is free.

  • Bonnie was able to drop off six more dog beds filled with our fabric scraps to Bernina Connection to be donated to local animal shelters.

Door Prize

  • American Made Fabric Bundle: Dana

  • Love Patchwork and Quilting: Crystal

Breakout Sessions

  • Vitamin D Bee meeting

  • Swap: Mini Bunting

  • Show and Tell: Kirsten, Bonnie, Cristy, Crystal, Chelsa

QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge: Paper Pieced Block Sewing

Michelle started the workshop at approximately 2:15pm, giving an overview of the project, colors to be used, and a paper-piecing tutorial. Those not completing a block at the meeting but still wanting to submit one can mail them to Michelle (address being sent in a member only message) to arrive no later than Saturday, November 22nd. Drop offs can also be arranged to Chelsa at her office.

Prepared by: Rebecca Whaling, November 17, 2014

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