May Meeting Minutes
Ice breaker - Kelli
How did you come to sewing?
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
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
Free FPP pattern from Cotton and Steel, beach chair
Please do a solid background
Need some help with FPP? Try this tutorial!
Just in case you catch a bug for these patterns, check out the companion lawn chair...
Polaroid block drawing
Door prize raffle
Winner of a Swag Bag - Kathleen!!
Winner of a Swag Bag - Mari!
Winner, Winner, Chicken Pinner - Catherine!
We are looking for a PV resident?
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
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.
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!”