Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 Dues Reminder

New Year for the McKinney Modern Guild!

Our January meeting will start a new membership year for the guild, and time to pay dues for the new year.  I wanted to give a heads up about how we are going to handle the dues, and what you need to expect at the meeting.

First and foremost – MEMBERSHIP WILL BE SETUP AT THE BACK OF THE ROOM – get in line around the back side of the shop.  This will do two things, first it will give room for a line to form as people pay their dues and check in.  Second, once the meeting has started, we can transact business without interrupting the meeting.

Second, dues for the coming year are $50.00.  Checks can be made out to the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild, or you can pay in cash. Please bring EXACT CHANGE, we will not be in a position to make change for everyone.  We do not accept credit cards.  If you were a member in 2015, I will have a printout with your information for you to review.  If nothing has changed, then you do not have to fill out another form, just initial and pay your dues.

Third, we have had a number of requests for some kind of electronic directory.  When you renew, you are agreeing to have your name, email address and Instagram handle published to the membership only as a directory.  There will be a place for you to opt out of the directory, that is up to each person.

Please let me know if you have any questions about your membership,

Martha Wolf
Membership Chair
McKinney Modern Quilt Guild

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

January Meeting Prep: Paint Chip Challenge Details



Our paint chip challenge is due this next Tuesday, January 5. Just a few reminders:

  • 3 colors were drawn out of the bag (if you need colors the bag is at Stitched with Love)
  • You may make anything- the product should feature the colors provided but you can add an additional color or neutral if needed. All 3 colors don't have to be featured equally. 
  • Bring your item and the paint chips (pinned to the item works well) with you next week for Show & Tell



We can't wait to see what you make! 

Monday, December 21, 2015

December Meeting Minutes 2015

Meeting Minutes of the meeting of 1st of December 2015

The meeting was called to order by President Sarah Huechteman on time.
38 members and 2 guest was in attendance.

Committee Reports
Welcomed and performed introductions of guests.  Advised that all the minutes have been posted to the blog.

Treasury report was given by Chris.

Charity blocks and charity quilts were collected. 26 quilts were presented to Lynn Farestad to be donated to Alberta's Hope.  We well surpassed our goal of 15!
 
New Business
Spring Retreat will be held February 11-14 at Sunset Retreat Center.  You must turn in your money by January 1.  You can pay Alice tonight or make arrangements to send payment to Sunset.

Christmas fat quarters were collected. Two drawings occurred.   Next month’s theme will be announced soon.

Election of Officers - 
  Sarah Huechteman presented the following slate of officers:
      President - Stephanie Schroer
      VP Programs - Ellyn Zinsmeister
      VP Membership - Martha Wolf
       VP Events - Alice Dutton
       Treasurer - Chris Simon
       Secretary - Rachel Reid
       Communications - Catherine Dutton
Nominations were opened to the floor.  None were received.  A vote was taken and all were voted in office.

Handmade Ornament exchange happened.  

Paint Chip Challenge was announced for January.  Each person drew 3 paint chips from the bag being passed around.  You need to make "something quilted" - mini quilt, bag, quilt, pillow, etc.  using some of each of your colors.  

Show and tell occurred

Door Prize drawings occurred

Birthday certificates were handed out.

Next meeting will be January 5, 2016.

Meeting was adjourned timely.

Members were invited to eat and visit with other members.

Things to bring to January Meeting:
·      Any fabric to be donated to community service
·      Bee Blocks

·      WIP Challenge Oath

November 2015 Minutes

Meeting Minutes of the meeting of 3rd of November 2015

The meeting was called to order by President Sarah Huechteman on time.
34 members and 2 guest was in attendance.

Committee Reports
Welcomed and performed introductions of guests.  Advised that all the minutes have been posted to the blog.

Treasury report was given by Chris.

Elections for new board will occur in December.  We need a nominating committee.  1 person to head up and 2 people to help.  President’s position will be open.  See Sarah if interested.

Charity blocks and charity quilts were collected. 9 Improve blocks were collected.  We will reveal all of the quilts at the December meeting.  Chris Simon won the drawing.

Our next retreat will be February 11-14, 2016 at Sunset Retreat Center.  Spots are still available.  Contact Alice Dutton to get signed up.
 
New Business
Striped fat quarters were collected. Two drawings occurred.  Each month we will have a theme for fat quarters.  Anyone who wants to participate in the fat quarter lotto brings a fat quarter for the lot and receives a ticket.  Drawings are held to win the lot of fat quarters.  Next month’s theme is Christmas fabric.

Bettepat Graves and Lori Hartman each showed their MQG fabric challenge pieces.  Each won a gift certificate for participating.

WIP Challenge sheets are due this evening.  If you need to remember your items, contact Ellyn Zinsmeister.

The program for the evening was demo stations.  Items could be used for easy gifts.  Tote bag, ornament, English Paper Piecing were the stations.

Show and tell occurred

Door Prize drawings occurred

Birthday certificates were handed out.

Our December meeting will be an ornament exchange and a fun night to bring a treat to share with the group.

Meeting was adjourned timely.

Things to bring to December's Meeting:
·      Any fabric to be donated to community service
·      Community Service blocks. 
·      Quilted community service quilt
·      Bee Blocks
·      Christmas fat quarter(s) for the lottery

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October 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes of the meeting of 6th of October 2015

The meeting was called to order by President Sarah Huechteman on time.

43 members and 4 guest was in attendance.

Committee Reports
Welcomed and performed introductions of guests.  Advised that all the minutes have been posted to the blog.

Treasury report was given by Chris.

Elections for new board will occur in December.  We need a nominating committee.  1 person to head up and 2 people to help.  President’s position will be open.  See Sarah if interested.

Community sew day will be Sunday October 18, 1 pm to 4 pm, here at Stitched with Love.

Charity blocks and charity quilts were collected. Goal of 15 charity quilts for the year has been made. We accept blocks, fabrics, quilt tops, finished quilts, etc.  Charity quilt kits were made and offered up for people to take home to complete.   Deborah won the charity drawing. Quilt tops were made at the sew day and looking for volunteers to machine quilt them.  If you bring back a quilted quilt, you get a prize.  You do not have to bind.  Quilt kits are also available if you want to piece tops.  If you have completed quilts you want to donate, we will accept those as well.  

Little bundles of fabric have been made to make charity blocks using an improve technique.  We will combine all the blocks and then make a charity quilt.  You may add solids to the fabric if you would like.  12 in finished blocks please.

19 people arrived for retreat.  Jelly roll race occurred.  Everyone had a great time, another retreat in February on Valentines weekend.  Will invite Dallas, Fort Worth, OKC guilds.  Will still occur @ sunset retreat.  If interested, contact Alice Dutton.
 
New Business
Catherine is running the bi-monthly member spot light.  If you want to be spotlighted, go to http://bit.ly/mckmqg People will be randomly selected.

Modern Halloween fat quarters were collected. Three drawings occurred.  Each month we will have a theme for fat quarters.  Anyone who wants to participate in the fat quarter lotto brings a fat quarter for the lot and receives a ticket.  Drawings are held to win the lot of fat quarters.  Next month’s theme is Stripes.

Swapping of Halloween Totes occurred.

Martha Wolf did a presentation.  “Done is Better Than Perfect”

There is an “oath” to sign and commit to completing WIPs.  Challenge is to complete some WIPs, and for every project you complete, bring in Feb and for every completed project, you will be entered into a drawing.

Bring your Modern Quilt Guild Challenge projects to the November meeting so we can vote on our favorite.  Prizes available.

Fort Worth guild has contacted us about Sherry Lynn Wood.  Author of Improve Handbook for Modern Quilters.  We can possibly book her for our group depending on cost in February.

Show and tell occurred

Door Prize drawings occurred

Birthday certificates were handed out.

Stitched with Love is looking for new instructors.

Jessie is looking for volunteers to do demo night.

Stitch school at Stitched With Love.  One Saturday a month.  A discussion around certain quilting aspects.

Next Meeting at 6:30 on November 3rd

Meeting was adjourned timely.

Things to bring to November Meeting:
·      Any fabric to be donated to community service
·      Community Service blocks. 
·      Quilted community service quilt
·      Bee Blocks
·      Striped fat quarter(s) for the lottery

·      WIP Challenge Oath