Tuesday, August 1, 2017

July Meeting Minutes

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


  • President Stephanie called us to order at 6:32


  • 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.


  • 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!

  • Show & Tell was held.  
  • Door prizes were drawn


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

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