Friday, June 9, 2017

June Meeting Minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
GUILD MEETING 06/17
06 June 2017 / 6:30 PM / Stitched with Love  

CALL TO ORDER

  • Vice-President of Communications, Martha Cavazos Fipps, called our meeting to order at 6:32 with some icebreaker watermelon jokes!

COMMITTEE REPORTS


  • Membership: 40 people present, 4 guests!    
  • Treasurer: If you have questions or would like a copy of our 2 year summary report given last month, email treasurer at mckmqg@gmail dot com. This month our report is - Beginning Balance: $6048.27. Revenue: $300 from memberships, Expenses: $150.70, Ending balance: $6197.57.  
  • Secretary: May 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!     
    • 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.  

 

BUSINESS

  • We are in the process of purchasing insurance per our bylaws.  The MQG National has set up appropriate insurance policies for our guild and negotiated a great rate of $299.  This is significantly discounted.
  • July 4th meeting will be moved to July 11th and will be held at Fire Station No 7 in McKinney.  Same time, different place.  We will have a picnic & a party!   

 

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

  • Sunday Sew Day - on hold for the summer.  Stay tuned for a social replacement.
  • Bees are in full swing!  You can still join too!  Email mckinneymqg at gmail dot com and we’ll forward to our Bee mama. Low Key Bee did a “Big Bertha” block designed by Catherine for Charlene; Social Bee did a pieced block for Loide; Extreme Bee did paper pieced reverse pineapple blocks for BettePat; Sarah (Social Bee) Juliette (Low Key) & Lisa (Extreme) are up this month!
  • 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.  BYOFood.  13 people will be able to participate.  
  • Dresden Swap Challenge Continues!  This is a long term swap.  You will have until August to complete the first part!  Make 6-12 Dresden plates to swap - any size, any number of plates to create the whole circle, any color scheme within the theme.  The outside edges need to be finished (no raw outer edges!), use clean points or interfacing to prep a round or straight edge for applique.  The inside circle can be left unfinished.  Do not attach these dresdens to a background!  Bring back a finished top or quilt to the November meeting.  
    • Color 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
  • Color of the Year Challenge - Pantone Greenery (Bella Kelly) & Kona Flamingo are the colors of the year!  Use one of the colors and do something that stretches your boundaries!  Get outside your comfort zone - use one or both of the colors in a quilt or sewing project that stretches your boundaries.  

PROGRAM

Three of our wonderful members gave a presentation about modern applique techniques - Diann Loper, Joellen Brill & Martha Wolf. Back basting, needle turn, & raw edge were demonstrated for us.  
  • Upcoming July - Picnic & Party
  • Upcoming September - Initial K will be coming to McKinney

MEETING WRAP UP
  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • 4 birthday certificates were handed out.  
  • Door prizes were drawn - 6 were prizes won - gift cards to Not Your Mama’s & Happiness is Quilting, applique kit from Martha, & 10” squares in colors for the dresden challenge, a pack of 5 spools Mettler thread, & a FQ from Stitched with Love!
  • Stitched with Love revealed this month's discount (15% on everything!).

NEXT MEETING

Join us for our next meeting which is slightly different.  We’ll meet July 11th at Fire Station #7 @ 6:30, 6:00 social hour.  Enjoy the 4th of July with your families!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Meeting Minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
GUILD MEETING 05/17
05 APRIL 2017 / 6:30 PM / Stitched with Love  

CALL TO ORDER

  • President Stephanie Schroer called our meeting to order at 6:35

COMMITTEE REPORTS


  • Membership: 38 people present, 2 guests and 5 new members!    
  • Treasurer: If you have questions or would like a copy of our 2 year summary report given last month, email treasurer at mckmqg@gmail dot com. This month our report is - Beginning Balance: $5978.20. Revenue: $250 from memberships, Expenses: $179.93, Ending balance: $6048.27.  
  • Secretary: April 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!     
    • 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 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.  If you want to donate coloring books, feel free to as well!
    • 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.  

BUSINESS

  • Our new logo was debuted. See Facebook and social media!
  • We are in the process of purchasing insurance per our bylaws.  The MQG National has set up appropriate insurance policies for our guild and negotiated a great rate of $299.  This is significantly discounted
  • July 4th meeting will be moved to July 11th and will be held at Fire Station No 7 in McKinney.  Same time, different place.  We will have a picnic & a party!  

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

  • Sunday Sew Day - May 28 at 12-5 at Not Your Mama’s Quilt Shop, signups were passed out at the meeting.  An email reminder will go out to those that sign up as well.
  • Bees are in full swing!  You can still join too!  Email mckinneymqg at gmail dot com and we’ll forward to our Bee mama. Social Bee did a paper pieced block for Michelle; Low Key Bee did a pieced block for Ann; Extreme Bee did paper pieced cow blocks for Susan; Loide (Social Bee) Charlene (Low Key) BettePat (Extreme) are up this month!
  • Riley Blake Challenge was due this month and we saw the creations made by our guild members - 2 participated!  Ellyn & Joellen showed their mini-quilts.
  • 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.  BYOFood.  13 people will be able to participate.  
  • Dresden Swap Challenge Continues!  This is a long term swap.  You will have until August to complete the first part!  Make 6-12 Dresden plates to swap - any size, any number of plates to create the whole circle, any color scheme within the theme.  The outside edges need to be finished (no raw outer edges!), use clean points or interfacing to prep a round or straight edge for applique.  The inside circle can be left unfinished.  Do not attach these dresdens to a background!  Bring back a finished top or quilt to the November meeting.  
    • Color 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
  • Color of the Year Challenge - Pantone Greenery (Bella Kelly) & Kona Flamingo are the colors of the year!  Use one of the colors and do something that stretches your boundaries!  Get outside your comfort zone - use one or both of the colors in a quilt or sewing project that stretches your boundaries.  

PROGRAM

Our own Kelleigh Sedate, a graphic designer in her real job, gave us an extensive discussion on color theory.  She shared some tips on making your own color scheme.  Start with 1-2 dominate colors.  Next decide accent colors to interact with the dominate color - they don’t all have to be the same proportion in your use.  Also pick a neutral color that doesn’t clash with the dominate or accent colors.
  • Upcoming June - Modern Applique
  • Upcoming July - Picnic & Party
  • Upcoming September - Initial K will be coming to McKinney

MEETING WRAP UP
  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • 1 birthday certificate was handed out.  
  • Door prizes were drawn -  prizes won -
  • Stitched with Love revealed this month's discount (15% off anything flower fabric).

NEXT MEETING

Join us for our next meeting!  June 6 @ 6:30, 6:00 social hour


Monday, April 10, 2017

April Meeting Minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
GUILD MEETING 04/17
04 APRIL 2017 / 6:30 PM / Stitched with Love  

COMMITTEE REPORTS



  • Membership: 51 individuals present, 6 of those were guests.  
  • Treasurer: Kelleigh gave an extended report for the last 2 years of the guild financials as well as this month's report. If you have questions or would like a copy of the report, email treasurer at mckmqg@gmail dot com. Beginning balance: $5689.19; Expenses $110.99; Revenue $400; Ending Balance $5978.20.
  • Secretary: March minutes are published to the blog
  • Charity: The charity quilt is back from QuiltCon!  Bonnie (who has brought a lot of energy to the Charity position) will have postcards printed up with our charity quilt photo on it - we will have a photoshoot at a well-known McKinney landmark -- and create raffle tickets.  We will sell tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5.  We’re asking every member to sell 10 tickets, which we plan to distribute 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!     


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

  • Sunday Charity Sew Work Day - Sunday, April 9 will be a Charity Sew Day.  We plan to sort through fabric & cut kits to create needs for CASA kids.  Lori Greer is the head of CASA locally & has asked us for items like crayon roll-ups, string backbacks, etc.  We will also be making blue awareness ribbons to be worn
  • Sunday Sew Day - April 23 at 12-5 at Not Your Mama’s Quilt Shop, signups passed out at the meeting.  An email reminder will go out to those that sign up as well.
  • Dallas Quilt Show was March 10-12.  We had a meetup for our guild at 1100 AM in the cafeteria on Saturday, March 11. See Instagram for photos!
  • Bees are in full swing!  You can still join too!  Email mckinneymqg at gmail dot com and we’ll forward to Christina. Social Bee did a paper pieced block for Catherine in shades of peach & coral; Low Key Bee did a pieced block for Gail; Extreme Bee did No Y Seam Star for Sarah; Michelle (Social Bee) Ann (Low Key) Susan (Extreme) are up this month!
  • Riley Blake Challenge is due at the end of May for those who are participating.
  • Retreat in September at Create-A-Way cottage owned by Nelda. More details to be announced in May.  
  • Bunny Bag Swap - We swapped spring bunny bags/baskets with little treats inside.
  • New Dresden Swap Challenge!  This is a long term swap.  You will have until August to complete the first part!  Make 6-12 Dresden plates to swap - any size, any number of plates to create the whole circle, any color scheme within the theme.  The outside edges need to be finished (no raw outer edges!), use clean points or interfacing to prep a round or straight edge for applique.  The inside circle can be left unfinished.  Do not attach these dresdens to a background!  Bring back a finished top or quilt to the November meeting.  
    • Color theme - Color cards were passed out for reference.  Bella solids as inspiration: Petunia, Geranium, Mustard, Marigold, Amelia Blue, Betty’s Red Horizon Blue, Turquoise, Iris, Amelia Green, Kelly

PROGRAM

This month we had a tool/technique program on Dresden’s.  The earliest Dresden pattern is from 1785 and a Dresden refers to multiple wedges that come together to make a circle.  Victorian Fans, or Quarter Dresdens, were popular in the 1800’s.  In the 1900’s traditional Dresden Quilts became popular, getting their name from popular collectible plates from Dresden, Germany.  A good technique is to always align and get the small end of the Dresden square against the fabric grain.  Check out May Chappell’s blog for more technique ideas.
  • Upcoming September - Initial K will be coming to McKinney

MEETING WRAP UP

  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • 2 birthday certificates were handed out.  
  • Door prizes were drawn - 6  prizes won - including some QuiltCON Swag!  
  • Stitched with Love revealed this month's discount (Discount on full yard cuts).

NEXT MEETING

Join us for our next meeting!  May 2 @ 6:30, 6:00 social hour

March Meeting Minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
GUILD MEETING 03/17
07 MARCH 2017 / 6:30 PM / Stitched with Love  

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Membership: 42 members present with 6 guests
  • Treasurer: We started with $9439.59; Expenses were $4491 (Sunset Retreat $3635, National Dues $850, Stitched with Love Birthday FQ $6); Deposits $930 (Dues & Retreat payments); Ended with $5878.59.
  • Secretary: February minutes are published to the blog.   

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

  • Sunday Sew Day - March 26 at noon-5 at Not Your Mama’s Quilt Shop, signups passed out at the meeting.  An email reminder will go out to those that sign up as well.
  • Dallas Quilt Show is this year.  It’s the biggest show in our area and it is Friday-Sunday, March 10-12.  We will have a meetup for our guild at 1100 AM in the cafeteria on Saturday, March 11.
  • Upcoming Challenge/Swap - Bunny Basket Swap - you will make a bunny basket.  See Catherine’s pinterest board for ideas (drawstring bags, 1 hour basket, and an open wide pouch are some examples).  $5-10 maximum for basket fillings.  NO EXCEPTIONS - DON’T go crazy filling your baskets!
  • MCKMQG 2017 Bee Season has begun.  Bees are starting this month!  Remember to keep up!
  • Modern Mystery Block of the Month - We are at the end of our Modern Mystery Block of the Month challenge, created by Alice & Catherine Dutton. 7 finishes were shown off this month.  Did you miss out?  You can look at the history on Instagram by searching the hashtags #modernmysterybom and #mckmqg.
  • Modern Fat Quarter Challenge: Last month we swapped modern FQ’s drew an element of modern quilting to showcase in a handmade item.  Modern elements we saw demonstrated were High Contrast & Graphic Areas of Solid Color, Improvisational Piecing, Minimalism, Negative Space, Alternate Gridwork.  

QUILTCON REPORT

Several of our members attended QuiltCON in Savannah, GA. Modern Traditionalism was highly demonstrated this year as well as quilts made from solids.  An improvisational trend was also highlighted - this technique continues to evolve.  Overall improv vs planned improv is a new discussion in the quilt world.  

PROGRAM

We heard from 3 of our members this month that told their stories of quilting and life.  We love getting to know our members in depth and listening to their stories of the journey into quilting and into modern quilting. Beth Worley, Mari Hafstein, and Allyson Talbot all spoke and gave us trunk shows of their work and creations.
  • Upcoming April - tool/technique program
  • Upcoming September - Initial K will be coming to McKinney

MEETING WRAP UP

  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • 2 birthday certificates were handed out.  
  • Door prizes were drawn - 6  prizes won - including some QuiltCON Swag!  
  • Stitched with Love revealed this month's discount (17% off precuts!).

NEXT MEETING


Join us for our next meeting!  April 4 @ 6:30, 6:00 social hour

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February Meeting Minutes

Call to Order   

Our February meeting was called to order at 6:34 by our President, Stephanie Schroer.   

Committee Reports    

Membership: 45 members present with 7 guests and 4 new members

Treasurer: We started with $9439.59; Expenses were $4491 (Sunset Retreat $3635, National Dues $850, Stitched with Love Birthday FQ $6); Deposits $930 (Dues & Retreat payments); Ended with $5878.59.

Secretary: January minutes are published to the blog.   

VP of Communications: Photographs will be taken throughout the meeting - let us know if you can’t have your show & tell posted online. Please wear your name tags so we can tag you!

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

- Sunday Sit & Sew - New for this spring, we will have sew-days at Not Your Mama's Quilt Store!  Alice will create a Google Form that will be sent via e-mail to sign up online.  This will be a living document so you can both sign up and last minute cancel/squeeze in!  

- Riley Blake Challenge 2017 - If you didn’t get the free fabric you can still participate.  JoEllen, Lisa, Kelleigh & Ellyn all signed up and their fabric was distributed.  

- Modern Mystery BOM Challenge: We are at the end of our Modern Mystery Block of the Month challenge, created by Alice & Catherine Dutton.  Our goal as a modern guild is to create together and continue to learn more about modern quilting techniques -- this should have helped expand your arsenal of quilting skills and modern theory!  Continue to work on your settings and finishes! Tag your creations on social media with #modernmysterybom and #mckmqg.

- Community Service: Our QuiltCon charity quilt challenge team includes Dusty, Kelleigh, Alice, Martha, Paula, & Stephanie.  The quilt is DONE!!! A crepe myrtle, the tree of McKinney, is the inspiration.  The theme for this year was scale and the colors were pre-chosen - you can see challenge details here.  BettePat Miller Graves long arm quilted this and Christina Lee bound it.  The label was sewn on at our meeting!  Our quilt will be shipped to Austin tomorrow morning.

Program
- Jessica Darling is a pattern designer with Villa Rosa and owns a quilt shop, Darling Rose Quilt Shop, in Corpus Christi.  She blogs at JessicaKDarling.com.  She told us the story of her journey into quilting (learning how to longarm before she learned how to drive) then discussed the start of Villa Rosa Design company.  The company launched during the recession to offer simple patterns at great value printed on postcards & they took off.  She displayed a trunk show and talked about the inspiration and evolution of design of her patterns.  
- At the end she challenged us to create 18” quilt blocks and while creating them, think about doing something with great love.  If you want to send Jessica the 18” heart block, then e-mail jessica at villarosadesigns dot com.  Track the journey of your heart blocks with #leaveapennytakeapenny
Events (continued)
- Pillows were swapped!!  Last month 8 of us swapped scraps and partners made a pillow!  
- Modern Fat Quarter Challenge: Swap modern FQ’s tonight and draw for an element of modern quilting to showcase in a handmade item.  Modern elements we’ll see are  High Contrast & Graphic Areas of Solid Color, Improvisational Piecing, Minimalism, Negative Space, Alternate Gridwork.  This item will be yours to keep!  Add whatever other fabrics you want to this handmade object.  Bring back your completions at the next guild meeting (March).
- Bee keeping: MCKMQG 2017 Bee Season has begun.  Christina Lee is our new QHBIC (Queen Head Bee in Charge) and Alice gave us an update tonight.  If you signed up for the social bee, assignments will go out tonight (2/7/17).  For the other bees (low key bee/extreme bee) contact Christina (you can email mckinneymqg at gmail dot com).  

End of Meeting Fun  

Show & Tell was held.  

5 birthday certificates were handed out.  

Door prizes were drawn -  2 prizes won!  

Stitched with Love revealed this month's discount (14% off precuts!).     

Next Meeting

Join us for our next meeting!  March 7 @ 6:30, 6:00 social hour.