May Meeting Minutes


Ice breaker - Kelli

How did you come to sewing?

  • Self-taught?

  • Family-member taught?

  • Home-Ec?

  • Sewing machine history and trivia and prizes!

  • First patent filed in Great Britian

  • Singer improvement in the 1850s

  • One hour of industrial machine seeing reduced down from 14.5 hours of hand sewing


Upcoming events

June at Mulqueens

  • We will have the clubhouse room all day!

  • Sign up for spots, 20 spots available

Christmas in July, sew-in day, location pending

August demo day

  • Email president if interested in doing a demo

  • Gretchen, Cristy, Erika, Kate, Nedra are interested in demoing a skill!

  • Any ideas for something you'd like to demo? Send an email to the President!

September elections and great sewing bee

October sewing outside at the McCormick train park

November business meeting and 2019 planning

December potluck

Block lottery

Polaroid block drawing

Door prize raffle

  • Winner of a Swag Bag - Kathleen!!

  • Winner of a Swag Bag - Mari!

  • Winner, Winner, Chicken Pinner - Catherine!

  • A special thanks to Purple Daisies for donating one of her lovely enamel pins!


  • 50-75 people

  • We are looking for a PV resident?

Vice President


  • Going to do a version of the cactus in enamel, every 2018 member will get one

  • Additional pins will be available for purchase as well, $9


Official Report

  • Old balance $8,027.09

  • Money in $82.00

  • Money out $1749.81, AMH expenses, BOM printing costs

  • New balance $6,359.28

  • National membership dues are coming up, that money has been earmarked already

  • Reduced dues begin in July

  • Selling swag bags, two for $10 after the meeting


Approve April minutes

  • Motion by Kate G.

  • Second by Kim J.

  • Approved!

Blog posts

  • Trying to do two a month from the various chairs, just need two paragraphs and one or two pictures


New member, Erika and Kirsten,

  • reach out to Erika or Kirsten if you're interested

  • June 1 Cholla presentation 9:30a downtown Mesa, AQG chapter

  • Kirsten went up to Anthem to the Diasy Mountain chapters, did a modern trunk show,

Block of the month

  • Pick up from Erynn today


  • Kate is doing kits for One n Ten, log cabin blocks and instructions, blog post and on the Charity page, we have kits today!

  • If anyone has a charity they're passionate about we are always looking for more!


  • Fall workshop and retreat in the works, stay tuned


  • 20-21 members! Still have room for a few more if you're interested, reach out to Faunna and Tracy


  • Looking for an art gallery, if you have any connections

  • Mini meeting after if you're interested


  • Peek a boo bags this time!

  • Next swap requires NO SEWING

  • August swap date

  • Yard and a half, cut into fat quarters (6), bundle them, put in a pile and do like a cookie exchange

  • Low-volume backgrounds, quilt shop quality fabrics

  • You can bring in more, take one for each one you bring in!


Member spotlight , Cristy Fincher

  • Cristy and Nedra are related!

  • Born in Provo Utah, raised in Phoenix, 59th Ave and Thomas

  • Purple Daisies is her company, also teaches and fends through the company, gives her the flexibility to be there for family

  • And our VP

  • Her mom is Sharon Schamber, and has two brothers

  • Cristy graduated from Barry Goldwater HS

  • First degree at U of A, BS in family in studies, post-bach in elementary Ed

  • Lives in Tempe with her husband and three kids, 8,11,13

  • Began quilting at 25, but pretty much sewing since birth!

  • Both of her great grandmothers were quilters but grew up apart from them

  • Interested in learning and passing on skills and old traditions

  • First quilt was all hand pieced! All done by hand

  • Her style, everything! Clean lines, graphic look, appliqué, traditional is where her heart is!

  • “I'm still learning what I'm good at!”

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