Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October Meeting Minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
GUILD MEETING 10/17
03 October 17 / 6:30 PM / Stitched with Love  

CALL TO ORDER

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • 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 gmail.com.  
  • 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.  

BUSINESS

  • 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: http://bestlittleretreatcenterintexas.com/
  • 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

PROGRAM

  • 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

MEETING WRAP UP
  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • Birthday certificates were handed out.  
  • 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 10/3/2017 at 6:30 - 6:00 social hour!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September Meeting Minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
GUILD MEETING 09/17
09 September 17 / 6:30 PM / Stitched with Love  

CALL TO ORDER

  • President Stephanie Schroer called our meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Membership: 42 people present, with 6 guests!    
  • Treasurer: This month our report is - Beginning Balance: $6607.37. Revenue: $40.00, Expenses: $371.97 (Retreat deposit & monthly recurring expenses), Ending balance: $6275.40.  
  • Secretary: August 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

  • The Nominating Committee is needed for the Board of 2018. Chris, Charlene, Gayle, Nelda & Bethany have volunteered!


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 house blocks for Chris; Social Bee will do blocks for Gail on Sunday at Not Your Mama's Quilt Shop.
  • 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 - Fabric has arrived!!! Nelda, Becky, Meagan, & Allyson all received.
  • Dresden Swap Challenge Final Reveal in October!  The final projects are due next meeting! This was a long term swap project.  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 October 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

  • September - Initial K was unable to come to McKinney this month due to travel concerns and assistance with her parent's cleanup from Hurricane Harvey. Instead, Lynn did a fabulous job arranging an impromptu presentation on long-arming. Lynn & Dianne gave us a fabulous demonstration on the Handiquilter longarms available in the shop.
  • October - Member profiles - get to know some of your fellow members better. We'll get to know the stories behind several guild mates creative journeys.
  • November - Annual Pinterest Party
  • December - Holiday Party
  • Early Spring - Initial K; May 2018 - A Quilter's Table

MEETING WRAP UP
  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • Birthday certificates were handed out.  
  • 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 10/3/2017 at 6:30 - 6:00 social hour!

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!