Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Meeting Minutes

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


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


  • 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


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

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


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


  1. Some cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy may increase a person's risk of developing a different types of cancer later in life.
    Help Financially to Cancer Patients

  2. Emotional support; Help with medical care; Assist with financial and insurance issues; Serve as the communicator between the patient and the health care team.
    Donate for cancer patients