September 2020

Please join us for our virtual September Guild meeting!

Join us Saturday, September 26 at 1 pm for our monthly guild meeting, where we will be using Zoom again to conduct our meeting.

Meeting agenda:
For the meeting itself, we’ll cover the following:

  • Check in
  • We are going to keep our meeting this month quick and casual. Since we haven’t met for the past two months we want to see what you have been working on! We will only have 40 minutes of meeting time, so have your projects ready to show off!

If you haven’t been able to join us the past few months, we promise Zoom is really easy to set up! If you haven’t done this before, we recommend that you do the following ahead of time to make sure you have it set up correctly before it’s time to meet.

  1. You’ll need to choose a device with a camera, microphone and speakers. This could be a computer, tablet or phone. Keep in mind that some computers don’t have a microphone built in, so by testing ahead of time, you can decide which device would work best.
  2. Next, follow the link (sent to members via email) and it will walk you through downloading and installing the Zoom app. You’ll be prompted to create a free account but once you do so, you won’t need to log in again.
  3. Then on Saturday Sep 26 at 1 pm, come back to this email, click on the link again and it’ll bring you right into our meeting.

Here’s a few best practices for our virtual guild meeting:

  • Plug your computer or device into a power source
  • Use a headset if you are in a crowded or noisy space
  • Mute your microphone when not actively speaking
  • Be aware of your surroundings and behavior (We can see you!)
  • Add questions/comments in the “Chat” section to be addressed by moderators
  • Use the “Raise hand” button if you would like to address the group
  • Make comments short and succinct, mute for responses

Let us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to it!

March 2020

This will come as no surprise, but due to rising health concerns we are canceling our March Sew Day. However, we are working on creating a virtual event where members could do a bit of a show and tell (sewing room, projects, etc.) and chat. More information to come – stay tuned!

June Workshop
At this time we are still planning the Big and Bold Modern Quilt Workshop, but naturally we are in a wait-and-see mode. We’ve been in contact with the instructor and she is in agreement that we will just see how things unfold. For those that have signed up – thank you! As things develop we will be in touch.

Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!

Big and Bold Modern Quilt Making with Nicole Neblett

We are excited to share with you that we are bringing quilter Nicole Neblett to Boise for a two-day Big and Bold Modern Quilt Making Workshop!

  • When: Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day
  • Where: JUMP – Inspire Studio, 1000 W Myrtle St. Boise, ID 83702
  • Cost: $175 BMQG members, $200 non-members
  • Availability: 20 spots are available, first come first served. Sign-ups are open to Boise MQG members until March 22, and any spots available after then will be open to non-members.

Workshop Details
Want to learn more about modern quilting and make a big and bold modern quilt? In this two-day workshop, we’ll talk about modern quilting and you’ll learn an easy technique for creating quilts with large, irregularly shaped pieces.

  • On day 1, we’ll review common design principles and elements of modern quilts and have a trunk show featuring Nicole’s quilts. We’ll also explore our surroundings for sources of design inspiration. 
  • On day 2, we will apply the modern quilt design concepts from day 1 to make a big and bold modern quilt top. We’ll use an easy technique involving freezer paper to sew together a quilt using large, irregularly shaped pieces. 
  • By the end of the workshop, you will be on your way to making big and bold modern quilts!

To enroll in the workshop, please sign up here and complete the form which includes instructions on how to pay. Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email that your spot has been secured, along with a class supply list.

Learn more about Nicole at http://mamalovequilts.com.

February 2020 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, February 22, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Library – Bown Crossing (Martie Brennan Multipurpose Room) 2153 E Riverwalk Dr.

This month we will be working on individual projects so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects to share with the group.

If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.

Not familiar with how our meetings work? We typically follow this format:

  • Quick announcements
  • Show and share
  • Sewing on individual projects, and of course conversation (or tutorial/presentation if one is scheduled)

2020 After-Holiday Party – Join Us

When: January 25, 2020 | 1-3 p.m.
Where: Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID (Sagebrush Room)

Mark your calendars! The Boise Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting our annual After-Holiday Party on January 25, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday’s festivities will include treats and our table runner swap!

Treats
Please bring a treat to share with the group.

Table Runner Swap
We are excited to see what kind of table runners everyone has made for their swap partner! If you are participating in the swap, please bring your completed, wrapped table runner on Saturday to exchange.

Sew and Share
If you were lucky enough to receive a handmade sewn or quilted gift this holiday season, or have a completed modern project, please bring it on Saturday.

2020 Dues
If you haven’t paid your 2020 dues, please go to the Boise Modern Quilt Guild Membership page and use the PayPal option to pay your $20 dues online. Or you may mail your $20 dues to Shelly Harshman at 1196 W Bear Track Drive, Meridian ID 83642. Checks should be made payable to Boise Modern Quilt Guild.

See you soon!

2019 Annual Meeting and Sew Day

Our members brought lots of great projects to share with the group this month!

Members also voted on the 2020 Boise Modern Quilt Guild Board of Directors. The results are as follows:

  • President – Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs
  • Vice President – Angela Bowman
  • Secretary –Lindsie Bergevin
  • Treasurer – Sally Bradley

2019 Annual Meeting and Sew Day – Join Us

When: December 7, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID (Sagebrush Room)

It’s that time of year again! Since we are a non-profit we are required to hold an annual meeting to take care of a few quick – but important – items of business. We promise to make the business part go quick! Below is an outline of the meeting as well as some other announcements.

A few changes for your calendar:
We are combining our November and December meetings. Instead of meeting in both November and December, we will meet December 7. Our annual after-holiday party will be January 25 at our regularly scheduled sew day.

Annual swap:
At our January after-holiday party we will exchange table runners. We emailed members a form to fill out so swap partners can learn a bit more about each other’s likes and dislikes. The last day to complete the form is 12/1/19 and we will let you know who your swap partner is a day or two after that. The table runners will be exchanged at our After-Holiday party on 1/25/20. If you haven’t signed up for the swap yet, fill out this form.

December 7th meeting
Business:

  • Dues: If you are interested in being a member of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild in 2020, we’ll be processing memberships. If you’d like to take care of your membership beforehand, or if you can’t make it to the meeting, please go to the Boise Modern Quilt Guild Membership page and use the PayPal option to pay your $20 dues online. Or you may mail your $20 dues to Shelly Harshman at 1196 W Bear Track Drive Meridian ID 83642. Checks should be made payable to Boise Modern Quilt Guild. Please have your dues in by December 8, 2019.
  • Financials: We will review our financial information – where money was spent in 2019 and what we expect our expenses to be in 2020.
  • Voting: We will vote on the Board of Directors. Our Board is currently comprised of: Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs, President; Angela Bowman, Vice President; Lindsie Bergevin, Secretary; Sally Bradley, Treasurer.
    • A few rules about the vote:
      • At the meeting any member in good standing may nominate another person to the board with the second of another member.
      • To be qualified as an elected officer, a member must be in good standing, and have been active in the Guild for at least one year (with exception for the founding officers).
      • Renewing and new members are allowed to vote.
      • A member does not have to be present to be on the ballot, but you must be at the meeting to vote.
      • See Position Descriptions of Board Members for more information.

Fun:

  • After business is taken care of we will transition into a regular sew day, so bring a project to work on!
  • As always, bring your modern projects to show off!

October 2019 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, October 26, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Library at Cole and Ustick – 7557 W Ustick Rd (Sagebrush Room)

This month we will be working on individual projects so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects to share with the group.

If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.

FYI – If you participated in the Modern Quilt Exhibit at the BBQ show last month and didn’t pick up your quilt from Christy, she will have your quilts for you at the meeting.

Not familiar with how our meetings work? We typically follow this format:

  • Quick announcements
  • Show and share
  • Sewing on individual projects, and of course conversation (or tutorial/presentation if one is scheduled)

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