January Meeting Minutes
PHXMQG Meeting Agenda
January 20, 2018 1-4pm Pyle Center, Tempe
Introduction of new members (8!) & guests
The Unlikely Quilter
Melissa LaRay (oh how sweet)
Note from the Prez- Thanks so much for being flexible (and even early) to help us settle into our new space at the Pyle Center. As we are renting the space, we will start promptly with the business meeting at 1pm- but we have the room starting at 12:30 so come early to grab a snack, check out sign-ups, and grab your spot. We are working to reserve the room again for next month’s sewing name tag workshop! It’s an exciting year ahead for the PHXMQG!
We’ll be starting promptly at 1, so come early at 12:30 to park, get a snack and get settled in!
Brief review of the agenda for 2018
January – Instagram Workshop & Panel
Includes professional blogger and some guild members
February – Organizational Meeting, Nametag Workshop
To help with making quilty name tags - hospitality chairs will lead
March – Anna Maria Horner Workshop end of month
Holly & Michelle will take lead on this as Program Chairs- Sign ups are next month!
May – Speaker, or Jelly Roll Race
June – Staycation Retreat
Pine-Strawberry Show (2nd weekend in June)
July – Sew Day, Christmas in July Workshop
August – Demo day/potluck, Elections
September – Great Modern Quilting Bee Season 3
Take an old block and make it modern
October – Outdoor Meeting
November – Organizational Meeting (bylaws, committee chairs, budget)
December – Holiday Party Potluck
Website Refresh and Launch
Calendar on the website will be updated with ALL events and details
Includes meetings, sip & sews, shows & submission deadlines
Erynn, Erika, Candace have done lots of work on bringing over to new site, thank you!
Instagram has link to new website. Still working on transferring the domain. Members received link in email.
Check Instagram for details, follow our IG page and make sure to interact. Our account has grown from 600 to over 900 in a short time, and we’ll have cake when we get to 1000 followers!
February Meeting space PENDING!
We’ve also been invited to Scottsdale Quilts by the airpark for a SEW DAY before they move locations
For a saturday we will email members to set date
Shop moving in March to Frank Lloyd Wright
Red or pink hearts with Kona Snow in the background (quilt shop quality fabrics)
Block lottery is …
Swag Bags still available for sale on website, I have some today!
Vice President Report
Bigger room is available for a sewing day in future
Holds 50-100 people
This (Globe) is one step down up to 50’ish which was cozy for our large group!
Pay 2018 Dues by January 31st to stay on the roster
Balance as of last meeting $1633.11
Money in: $1725 (membership and BOM)
Money out: $65.27 (PayPal fees)
New balance: $3292.84
Approval of December 2017 meeting minutes (didn’t happen)
Other announcements, website launch info will go out
Pouches for sale
Block of the Month [Melissa]
SEWOLOGY IS HERE!
Thank you Lindsay!!
First block is Spools of Thread, which Melissa presented
Pattern is pretty easy!
If you purchased, see Melissa at end of meeting and she will pass out the pattern
Normally sells for $25
Ordering Sewology shirts in lieu of PHX MQG shirt (order yourself)
Everyone who signed up received the Introduction (gives monthly basics)
Patterns are distributed monthly
Ana shared her work so far
Can we mail patterns? Yes, give us addressed / stamped envelope and we will mail monthly (Mel to handle)
Mel shared her 2017 completed sewology quilt!
Amber explained SWAPs in general
Bring to the February meeting - pincushions (no tutorial necessary) .. go to Instagram for hashtag pin cushion. Make any pincushion you want!
March & April - Ana to give demo on how to sew a zipper on vinyl, and how to put on a snap (for May swap)
Zippers on vinyl - teaching us how to put zipper on top - use wonder tape (no iron!)
May - peek a boo vinyl pouch
August - low volume FABRIC swap (no project)
September & October - Ana to give demo for the November bucket swalp
November - scrap fabric bucket swap made from a FQ
Everything is free and will be on the website!
Everyone wants the cactus pincushion pattern!
Bee [Tracy & Faunna]
Finishing up last year- where are we?
The chair from last year said that she has February (due back in March) and that is the end. Instead they are just ending with this month and doubling up starting now.
Tracy says we need to end at end of year to match memberships in future.
Tracy gives overall description of the Bee
Must use free pattern or clear with pattern owner
How many are interested in the Bee?
Tracy has organized a sign in/ out system to keep track of blocks
Angels - somebody who “stands in” and makes your block for you
16” in the max size
Intended to 1-2 hours to make
Sign Ups & Announcements - will occur during breakout
Show [Kate & Brooke]
Amber - may be a full blown show or simply a showcase exhibition for our members… may be year or year and half before we put this on, more details to come
Amber introduced chairs
Program Chairs [Holly & Michelle]
Amber announced, Holly and Michelle not there
We are working on another workshop for the fall, retreats (full getaway & mini), Joint Shop Hop with the Tucson MQG.
Feedback welcome regarding who we want to see
Still polishing website and making sure everything is secure
We will begin approving new members once the website is finished and migated
New Member [Erika & Kirsten]
New role for the guild to help us as we grow
They will serve as a point person for new members and outreach
QuiltCon Quilt - rotates East Cost to West Coast each year
Sharon shared the 2017 charity quilt
Thanks to Carol, who’s block was used to make the squares
Mulqueen’s donated the fabric for the back
Darlene did the quilting
We will donate to the LV Quilt Guild
2019 Quilt Con in Nashville!
Bonnie will be new charity chair
She read all the surveys and made a page for each charity in a binder. Wants person who suggested a charity to be the sponsor for that charity
Ventura Fire blocks - there is interest. We will send a link. BRING Ventura blocks to next meeting.
Hospitality [Nedra & Mandi]
Name tags workshop in February after business portion
Details to come
Will share examples
Not an official name tag
Snacks for Birthday month
December babies can pick any month
Sew & Share new format w form for info
Treasure Chest may be brought back
Door Prize Drawing
Lunden Designs patterns: Sea Feed Quilt & Pointed Arrow Quilt DONATED BY FABRIC WORM
20 drawings - lots of winners - yay! Challenge for someone to make their quilt this year
SEW & SHARE will be posted to IG
Quilt Bee Sign-ups, we’ll have 2 bees and there are still a couple spots if interested