Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Meeting Minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
GUILD MEETING 08/17
08 August 2017 / 6:30 PM / Stitched with Love  

CALL TO ORDER

  • Vice-President of Communications, Martha Cavazos Fipps, called our meeting to order at 6:33pm with some cheesy “hot” jokes.

COMMITTEE REPORTS


  • Membership: 37 people present, 2 guests, & 1 new member!    
  • Treasurer: This month our report is - Beginning Balance: $5794.72. Revenue: $862.00 (½ from June that didn’t get deposited until after the 1st of July), Expenses: $48.95, Ending balance: $6607.37.  
  • Secretary: July 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.  

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 blocks for Juliette; Social Bee did a blocks for Gail; Extreme Bee did paper pieced blocks for Chris; Sarah (Social Bee) Chris (Low Key) 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, $130 total.  BYOFood.  13 people will be able to participate.  There are 4 spots still available!
  • Dresden Swap Challenge FINISHED!  This was a long term swap.  If you are new to the challenge, 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.  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

PROGRAM

  • Denee Nelson gave us a great presentation on sewing machine maintenance.  
  • Upcoming September - Initial K will be coming to McKinney

MEETING WRAP UP
  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • Birthday certificates were handed out (July & August combined).  
  • Door prizes were drawn
  • Stitched with Love revealed this month's discount.

NEXT MEETING

Join us for our next meeting at Stitched with Love on 9/5/2017 at 6:30 - 6:00 social hour!

July Meeting Minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
GUILD MEETING 07/17
11 July 2017 / 6:30 PM / McKinney Fire Station #7  

CALL TO ORDER

  • President Stephanie called us to order at 6:32

COMMITTEE REPORTS



  • Membership: 27 people present    
  • Treasurer:  Beginning Balance: $6197.57, Expenses $403.23, Income: $380.00 *deposited after 1July so this will officially appear on July's report; Ending: $5794.32.
  • Secretary: June 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.  


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

  • 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 REVEAL!!! - Pantone Greenery (Bella Kelly) & Kona Flamingo are the colors of the year!  Our challenge was to use one of the colors and do something that stretches your boundaries!  4 finishes were shown.

PROGRAM

  • We had no program this month, we instead had a party with quilty games!
  • Upcoming August - Denee Nelson will discuss machine maintenance.
  • Upcoming September - Initial K will be coming to McKinney!


MEETING WRAP UP
  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • Door prizes were drawn

NEXT MEETING

Join us for our next meeting, back at Stitched with Love, August 1 @ 6:30, 6:00 social hour.  

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