February 2020 Meeting Minutes

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2020

Meeting Opened by President


● Introduction of new members guests

● Celebrations – announced the winners of jelly roll race – Rich, Kelli, Meya. This morning we completed 8 Jelly Roll/Layer Cake Twin size quilt tops to be donated to a local Refugee organization.

President Report

President reviewed the Member survey – results at a high level.

  • Would like to see more Modern Quilts and less Traditional

  • Would like more time for socializing

  • Would like more time for Swaps and Block Lotto

February – reminder of our sewing retreat February 15th. $10, Pam Rackley’s space in Gilbert. Speak with me if interested in signing up

Be sure to check Instagram for details, follow our IG page and make sure to read your emails from us for meeting details and important information.

Memberships are due. If your name was not on the sign-in sheet, we have not received your 2020 member dues.

Gave a brief overview of what the Block Lottery is for new members and guests.

Showed the March Block Lottery: scrappy improv block using pantone 2020 classic blue

Danna Sander’s Navajo quilting group request – will be taking donations again today. Please see her.

Vice President Report

Is there interest in building out the community section of the website with listings of our members services or stores (online or in person)

Treasurer Report

Pay Dues!

Incoming moneys: Dues

Paid recently: Tempe Pyle Rec Center fees, $200 deposit for Sherri Lynn Wood, $640 for indigo dye workshop.

New Balance: 2,518.06

Future outgoing to National MQG: $1530 (next week)

Secretary Report

Motion to approve January 2020 Minutes

  • Faunna Motioned

  • Terry Second

  • Minutes approved

We’ve been doing work on the Website, please let us know if you find links that don’t work, or if you have recommendations for improvements so it is as useful as possible for all of us.

Committee Announcements

● Block of the Month [Laura]

● Swap - March Swap is produce bag, link will be updated after this meeting.


Charity update: Annette Gelfi’s Australian bush fire request: the organization has asked for donations to stop, and she will give us an update next month.

● The guild completed another Log Cabin Quilt from donated blocks last year. Quilt to be donated to 1 and Done.

● Hospitality [Annette]

  • Snacks sign up to bring snacks

  • Please wear a name tag so we all get to know each other

  • Member profile: Meya Cox

Show and Share:

Guest Speaker/Trunk Show:

Introduction of our speaker: apriltwoeighty (pronounced “april two eighty”) quilts is brooke biette, based in the heart of the desert in southern arizona, though often she can also be found in the mojave of california. She relocated from Maine to the west coast in the fall of 2014 with whatever would fit in her car. Having started quilting as a child (april two eighty is her birthday), brooke has since grown her passion for color, fabric dyeing, triangles, and quilting into an inspired business. all designs originate first as a landscape or sunset she's seen, a place she's visited, or a special moment she's had with someone, before being transformed into a hand dyed fabric and/or quilted textile.


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