Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February Meeting Program

Our February meeting is in less than one week! We are so excited to be at our new meeting location Adriatica Women's Health (a.k.a. "the castle") AND to kick off our first real meeting of 2018 with a program by Carrie Straka from Red Velvet Quilts. Watch this video to see some of her beautiful work.  Be on the look out for the packing list tomorrow! See you soon! #mckmqg2018 #mckmqgmeetsinacastle

Our New Meeting Location

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild has a new home!  Starting February 6, 2018 our meetings will be held at Adriatica Women's Health in the second floor open space.   Adriatica Women's Health (AWH) is located at 6609 Virginia Pkwy inside Adriatica Village in the southwest corner of Stonebridge Drive & Virginia Parkway.  AWH is diagonally east of The Guitar Sanctuary front door entrance. 

As usual, social time before our meetings starts at 6:00 pm and our business meeting at 6:30 pm. Guests are always welcome.  We look forward to seeing you at "the castle".

2018 Board of Officers

We've had some technical issues with this blog and are back up and running.  Thank you for your patience.  We are excited to announce our 2018 Board of Officers who were elected at our December 2017 meeting.

2018 Board

Martha Cavazos Fipps- President
Tracy Painter- VP Communications
Sterrett Coleman- VP Programs
Susan Brehm- VP Events
Michelle Burt- VP Membership
Dusty Allendorf- Secretary
Bonnie Landon- Treasurer
Stephanie Schroer- Immediate Past President

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
01/02/2018 / 6:30 PM / Location


  • President Martha Fipps called our meeting to order at 6:30 pm.


  • Membership: 30 people present, with 4 guests (2 joined)!    
  • Treasurer: This month our report is - December MckMQG Treasurer’s Report
    Beginning Balance — $5,587.69
    Total Deposits — $1,530 ($1,400 dues + $130 raffle tickets)
    Total Expenses —  $156.51 ($25.07 check order, $82.54 SWL December meeting and Quiltcon quilt fabric, $48.90 Alice Dutton retreat expenses
    Ending Balance — $6,691.18  
  • Secretary: minutes were not published to the blog - will check status with prior Secretary, RM
  • Charity:
    • QuiltCON Charity Quilt -    2018 quilt reveal


  • New location/cost
  • Added closed FB group


EVENTS - Community Service, Challenges, Swaps, Retreats, and Bees

  • Bees - not addressed
  • Retreat - not addressed
  • Swap - Feb pouch swap
  • Challenge - UFO challenge 2018
  • SWL started a 3rd Sat Lang Arm Guild


  • February - Swap reminder, pouch  
  • Board introductions

  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • Birthday acknowledgements - postponed to Feb
  • Door prizes were drawn


Join us for our next meeting at Adriatica Women's Health, 6609 Virginia Pkwy on 2/6/2018 at 6:30 P.M. (6:00 social hour!)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October Meeting Minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
03 October 17 / 6:30 PM / Stitched with Love  


  • President Stephanie Schroer called our meeting to order at 6:31 pm.


  • Membership: 34 people present, with 2 guests!    
  • Treasurer: This month our report is - Beginning Balance: $6275.40. Revenue: $378.00, Expenses: $29.50 (Retreat deposit & monthly recurring expenses), Ending balance: $6623.90 Please e-mail questions to treasurer.mckmqg at  
  • Secretary: September minutes are published to the blog
  • Charity:
    • QuiltCON Charity Quilt - Bonnie has postcards printed up with our charity quilt photo on it and created raffle tickets.  We will sell tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5.  We’re asking every member to sell 10 tickets, which we distributed at this meeting in May.  We’ll also display our quilt at local shops and to other quilt guild meetings to sell tickets.  Our plan for proceeds will be half to the guild and half to Samaritan Inn.  The raffle winner will be drawn at the December meeting.  Whoever sells the most charity tickets will receive a prize!     The quilt is currently at Best of Bernina in Plano.  On October 28, we will be selling tickets outside of Happiness is Quilting.  Please see
    • Quiltcon 2018 charity quilt is in the works!  There will be a sew day, please stay tuned!
    • CASA of Collin County - CASA kids spend a lot of time in court and the local leader of CASA of Collin County, Lori Greer, requested we make activity items for the kids.  We will make crayon/toy car rollups (8 jumbo crayons per box or 8 toy cars), pencil cases (12 colored pencils per box), and notepad cases to help keep kids entertained.  Please take a kit and the instructions will be on the website.  
    • Stitched with Love Quilt Challenge - we are going to donate charity quilts to Lynn to donate to cancer patients.  There are a few tops/backing/binding kits available to take.  


  • The Nominating Committee is needed for the Board of 2018.  Chris, Charlene, Gayle, Nelda & Bethany have volunteered! Please email your interest to Nelda or the main guild email.
  • MCKMQG is growing up!  We will be looking for a new home starting January 2018.   Stitched With Love has been a wonderful home for us, but they are expanding their business & with great sadness will no longer have the space to host us.  We are excited for their continued expansion and will


EVENTS - Community Service, Challenges, Swaps, Retreats, and Bees

  • Bees are in full swing!  You can still join too!  Email mckinneymqg at gmail dot com and we’ll forward to our Bee mama.
  • Retreat in September at Create-A-Way cottage owned by Nelda in Collinsville, TX. Signups will start in June.  Dates are 29Sep-1Oct.  We will collect a $50 deposit, $130 total.  BYOFood.  13 people will be able to participate.  There are 4 spots still available!
  • Sew Inspired Swap - our new swap, due in November!  From fabric & thread, make a decorative item to inspire your swap partner in their sewing space.  We've swapped partners tonight & you have until November to create - this can be a secret swap if you want.
  • Michael Miller Our Yard Challenge - Due November 30, 2017, see here for details.  
  • We will have a mini-day retreat on October 21-22 at the Best Little Quilt Shop in Texas, located at Coit & Beltline.  Please sign up on the website:
  • Dresden Swap Challenge Final Reveal THIS MONTH!!  The final projects were shown off and we drew 3 prizes for completions.  This was a long term swap project, we made 6-12 Dresden plates to swap - any size, any number of plates to create the whole circle, any color scheme within the theme. Color cards were passed out for reference.  Bella solids colors as inspiration: Petunia, Geranium, Mustard, Marigold, Amelia Blue, Betty’s Red Horizon Blue, Turquoise, Iris, Amelia Green, Kelly


  • October - Member profiles - we continue to get to know some of our fellow members better.  We heard stories behind several guildies creative journeys.  Michelle, Jess, & Bonnie all presented.  
  • November - Annual Pinterest Party
  • December - Holiday Party
  • March 2018 - Initial K; May 2018 - A Quilter's Table

  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • Birthday certificates were handed out.  
  • Door prizes were drawn
  • Stitched with Love revealed this month's discount.


Join us for our next meeting at Stitched with Love on 10/3/2017 at 6:30 - 6:00 social hour!