Tuesday, July 30, 2019

July 2019 meeting minutes

McKinney Modern Quilt Guild
July 2, 2019

The McKinney Modern Quilt Guild (McKMQG) met at 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #7 in
McKinney. Ellyn Zinsmeister presided.

The next meeting will be August 6, at Fire Station Number 7 in McKinney.
Bonnie Landon, substituting for Chris Davies, reported 24 members (3 new) and 5 guests
were in attendance.

Bonnie reminded us about Arlene, the 1950 Featherweight on which we are selling
chances. Tickets are bound in groups of 5, and prices are $5 each or 5 for $20. Please pick up a
packet to sell. Arlene will be given away in December. Members are wanted to take Arlene to
other guilds and sell tickets there.

Catherine Dutton reported that there will be no Sip-n-Stitch until August, but then there
will be pie.

Our Bee groups made "Chickens in a Coop" (B Group) and "Butterflies" (A Group) this
month. They were displayed on the wall.

September retreat is the 27th through the 29th at Create-Away Cottage. Flyers were on
the table. It costs $125 cash or check, or $130 by credit card. There are plenty of openings.
There is a sign-up on our Facebook group for an inter guild swap with Northwest
Arkansas MQG. Alice and Catherine Dutton met their guild last summer. Sign-ups will close on
August 26. We will be swapping mug rugs. Partners swap with each other. It's possible that you
could meet your partner at Quiltcon in 2021. The mug rugs are due at our September meeting.
Catherine will e-mail the link to the sign-up on the Facebook group. We are only sending one
box, so no "extras" will be included. We're just sending the mug rugs.

Bonnie Landon made the following Treasure's report:

Beginning Balance 4000.00 
Interest Earned 1.33 
Ending Balance 4001.33 

Beginning Balance 5034.52
Income +310.00 
Expenses -702.34 
Ending Balance 4642.18

Dues 250.00
Raffle Tickets 60.00

Programs 91.16
Raffle - Featherweight 75.00
Other- Charity Quilt Backs 193.18
Operations - Insurance 343.00


Ellyn talked about QuiltCon 2020. You can still enter your quilt if you are a member by
June 30. A good photo is key for entries.

We had Show-and-Tell next. Nine people showed about 20 items. Martha Wolf has an
enhanced longarm machine now, and completed 14 quilts this month (although she only brought

This month's block lotto participants made eight total Smoosh blocks. They are
foundation paper pieced. Loida Wasmund won!

After our break, Ellyn updated us on upcoming programs. Next month will be member
spotlights (which members was left to our imagination). In September, we will hear Allison

Carrie Nelson was our speaker this month. She, along with Michelle White, presented
information about Ruby Star Society (RSS) fabric. Carrie works for Moda, but is not a Ruby Star
Society designer. The RSS designers were formerly known as Cotton & Steel, with RJR fabrics.
Now they are part of Moda. Their first collections will ship this month. They are also making
socks, canvas, and more things other than quilting cotton. They gave us 10 DOOR PRIZES!
We swapped pin cushions that were made after Carrie Nelson's last presentation to us,
which was about pincushions. Nine people participated.

Ellyn asked people to put their names in the drawing for the birthday bag if they had a
June birthday. Bonnie won the prize.

Door prizes were given out. In addition to the prizes from RSS, we had prizes from
Stitched with Love, Beth Worley, and The Quilt Asylum. The meeting adjourned about 8:00 p.m.