September meeting minutes

SEP 15, 2018 1pm

Harvest Bible Church


  • Introduction of new members & guests by New Member Chairs.

Secretary Report

  • Approval of August 2018 meeting minutes-Kate motioned and this was seconded and approved.

President Report

  • Harvest Bible Church is hosting us, thanks!

  • GPHXMQGB, reminder to vote for winner, announced at end of meeting.

  • Door Prizes- patterns, zipper pouch

  • Linda donated a Tula Kit; Kelli won.

  • Quilt boards from Cristy were donated and there were 4 winners.

  • Pre-cut hexes 2 from Cristi : Clare & Pam won

  • September Sew-Day at Copper Needle in Payson, AZ 9/22, 9-5pm. It's $20 to save your spot which turns into a $20 shopping credit upon arrival. There are spots available, Email Erynn for spot and she’ll invoice you.

The PHXMQG October Meeting will be held on 10/20/18 @ 1PM at the Scottsdale McCormick Train Park.
  • Bring a chair (or quilt to sit on) and sew slowing project.

  • Location Map will be on IG (that feed also goes on website) prior to the meeting

  • You get a ticket to ride either the train or carousel! Fun!

  • No snacks, there’s concessions available.

Future Meetings&Upcoming Events:

November 11/17/18 1PM, back here at Harvest, more details will be on website. Service project TBA-stay tuned.

December 12/15/18 1PM, Holiday Partywill be held at a member’s home. Details to be announced.

MQG Info

  • There is a new website & member portal.

  • Michael Miller Hash Dot Fabric challenge bundles- last chance to pick up

2019 Board Elections

  • Election: President- Mari, VP- Cristy, Treasurer- Kate, Secretary-Danna

  • The Board was Approved unanimously-a motion was made by Kristi and seconded by Kelli.

  • Let Mari know if you’re interested in a chair position for 2019

  • Transition takes place over the next few months; the new board will start at the January 2019 meeting.

  • Voting to waive board member dues, again, this motion was passed; future Board Members will not pay dues as a thank you for their service to the Guild.

Block Lotto Fish

  • Faunna won! Congrats to Faunna.

Lightweight Hoodie SweatshirtsThe cost is $35 each, we need 35 orders pre-paid to order. The order ink is live on the shop tab. Email your size to the guild Secretary at

  • There are two color- two choices: Navy Triblend or Teal Triblend

Guild Discount Today!

  • Discounts available at Modern Quilting today, 10% off-Cactus & Tatum; the shop is open until 5pm.

VP Report

  • New Enamel Pins: Included with your membership! Current members can sign out their pin today. $9 if you'd like an extra one-this is available on the website under the shop tab.

Treasurer Report

  • 2019 DUES will be paid after JAN 1 this year for accounting purposes

Money in – $260

Dues -$ 240, BOM $20

Money out - $465.88

BOM - $65 (printing)

Enamel pins -$275

Meeting place rent - $125

PayPal fees - $0.88

Committee Announcements

Hospitality [Nedra/Kelli] No updates this month.

New Member / Outreach [Erika & Kirsten]introduced new members at start of meeting.

Charity Committee [Bonnie and Kate]

Kate shared several quilts that are completed and a few WIP's that she needs help from the Guild with.

Several members stepped up to help:

  • Rachel will bind a quilt; Cassie will bind a second quilt.

  • Passed out kits, block and full kits available

  • Nancy donated two quilts to the Charity Committee.

Programs [Michelle]

  • Cristy teaching: Applique Two Ways

  • Date: November 3rd, Time: 9-4 with an hour lunch

  • Location: Mulqueen (new location at Warner and Kyrene)

  • Cost: $60 + materials fee ($15 for pattern templates, tutorial, foundation paper, glue stick) OPTIONAL KIT

  • 20 members max. Members can sign up through the Members Only Area section of the Guild Website.

Cristy will be teaching two ways to applique: raw edge and needle turn with three hours for each section. The class is an all day class so people can't just go to one half. This ensures that there will be consistency throughout the day and help keep the pace of the class up.

Block of the Month [Melissa] Mari has the BOTM for this month; Claire showed her scissor block to the Guild.

Bee [Faunna/Tracy]-no blocks for September Bee.

OCTOBER Swap [Ana]: Rope Baskets

For this swap you'll need to create a Rope Bowl measuring least 8" in diameter and at least 2" tall. This size is perfect for holding odds and ends near your sewing machine. 

Tutorials and Instructions

There are a number of excellent rope bowl tutorials.

Here are a few to get you started:

Modern Handcraft:



Mr. Domestic:

Tip from Becca: Be sure to use a large needle and go slow. Using a smaller needle will end up in lots of broken needles and frustration (trust me!). 

November SWAP

The Guild Swap for Novembre will be a fabric bucket (you can make up to 3 buckets from one FQ). The pattern will be posted to the website. Stay Tuned for more details including a link to a free pattern on Craftsy.

Sew & Share: members and guests who brought items to share showed their work and included a small descriptive summary their quilt. Visit the Guild IG account to see photos.

ANNOUNCE WINNER OF CONTEST: 1 Winner gets free dues for 2019! Congrats to Kimie @onwilliamsstreet who won the contest today!


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