March 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

Hi everyone! How does a mini-retreat sound?

  • Bring a project to work on and everything you need to spend a few hours sewing and chatting.
  • Bring a snack to share.
  • Lindsie is bringing her design wall, so if you have a project you’ve been wanting to lay out or an idea you want to try on the wall, bring it!
  • We will also have the MQG webinar: Making Traditional Modern with Shannon Page on the big TV if you are interested in watching that while we sew.

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)

Great Presentation on Color

The highlight of our meeting this month was a presentation on color by our guest speaker Geoff Krueger. Very inspiring!

Our members shared some wonderful projects at our meeting on Saturday!

2017 Quilt Challenge

At our meeting on Saturday we also kicked off our 2017 Quilt Challenge. We are challenging each member to make a quilt utilizing monochromatic color choices and negative space.

There are two size options:

  • 144 inches – If you want to be part of our “Small Group Challenge Quilts” submittal to the 2017 Boise Basin Quilt Show, the perimeter of your completed quilt must be no larger than 144″. Please note that this category is judged.
  • 50″x60″ – If you don’t want to participate in the small group challenge, please make a lap/throw sized quilt, around 50″x60″. If you want to make a larger quilt please do so!

Deadline

  • Completed quilts must be brought to our June 24, 2017 meeting.

Sign up!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Join us for our February Meeting – Learning about Color

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

We have a special guest speaker, artist Goeff Krueger, coming to join our discussion about color, led by Lindsie Bergevin. Geoff is a professional fine artist whose work can be seen in several public collections including three pieces now on display at the Boise Art Museum’s 2017 Idaho Triennial (open Feb. 21-July 16). He paints broad sweeping landscapes and seascapes, studies of structures and found objects, all while capturing the light of the subject’s surroundings. His recent emphasis on monochromatic color makes him the perfect addition to our discussion of color theory. We’ll explore the overlap between quilting, color theory (and real-world application) and fine art. We will also be kicking off a color related quilt challenge for guild members. Don’t miss it!

We expect the presentation and discussion to last up to 2 hours, so we will not be sewing at this meeting.

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

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)

2017 After Holiday Party – a Recap

We like to start the year with some snacks and a sewing swap. Sewing swap participants made a Boise-themed mini quilt according to their assigned partner’s preferences. Thanks to everyone who made it so much fun!

And wow, this month’s Show and Share was pretty spectacular.

Member Projects

Member Projects

After Holiday Party – Join Us!

When: January 28, 2017 | 1-3 p.m.
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

Mark your calendars! The Boise Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting our annual After-Holiday Party on January 28, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday’s festivities will include treats, door prizes and our mini-quilt swap!

Treats

Please bring a treat to share with the group.

Mini-quilt Swap

We are excited to see what kind of mini-quilts everyone has made for their swap partner! If you are participating in the swap, please bring your completed mini-quilt 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 project, please bring it on Saturday.

WiP’s & Wishes Challenge

This is your last chance to show us completed WiPs from your list for 2016. We will also announce the winner! Please note that a completed quilt, is a fully bound quilt.

See you soon!

2016 Annual Meeting and Sew Day – a Recap

We had a great meeting this month! We had our annual meeting where we reviewed the previous year, elected board members, talked about the upcoming year, and showed off some of our projects.

Members voted on the 2017 Boise Modern Quilt Guild Board of Directors. The Board will remain the same:

  • President – Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs
  • Vice President – Angela Bowman
  • Secretary –Lindsie Bergevin
  • Treasurer – Lori Wambolt

If you are interested in being a member of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild in 2017, please go to the Boise Modern Quilt Guild Membership page and use the Paypal option to pay your $20 dues online (please note that there is a $1 convenience fee). Or you may mail payment to Shelly Harshman at 1969 S Wilde Creek Way, Boise ID 83709. Checks should be made payable to Boise Modern Quilt Guild. Please have your dues in by December 15, 2016.

What’s coming up in 2017? We are planning an exciting year: another workshop, our second quilting retreat, a lap quilt challenge, and more. Stay tuned!

Many projects were shared by our members – check them out!

2016 Annual Meeting and Sew Day – Join Us!

When: December 3, 2016, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

Yes, it is 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 November 26 and December 24, we will meet December 3. Our annual after-holiday party will be January 28 at our regularly scheduled sew day.

Annual swap:
At our January after-holiday party we will exchange mini-quilts. 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 this form is 11/16/16, and we will let you know who your swap partner is by 11/18/16.

December 3rd meeting

Business:

  • Dues: If you are interested in being a member of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild in 2017, 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 1969 S Wilde Creek Way, Boise ID 83709. Checks should be made payable to Boise Modern Quilt Guild. Please have your dues in by December 15, 2016.
  • Financials: We will review our financial information – where money was spent in 2016 and what we expect our expenses to be in 2017.
  • 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; Lori Wambolt, 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:

    • Learn about some of the activities that are planned for 2017.
    • As always, bring a project to work on and your modern projects to show off!

October 2016 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, October 22, 1 – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

Hi everyone! How does a mini-retreat sound? Bring a project to work on, a snack to share and everything you need to spend a few hours sewing and chatting. We will have a design wall, so if you have a project you’ve been wanting to layout or an idea you want to try on the wall, bring it!

As always, we want to see your completed modern projects so bring those 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)

Facebook group
We are excited to announce that we have created a private Facebook group for our guild so we can share and collaborate. This is a private place for Boise MQG members to communicate with each other. It gives us a community forum where we can discuss quilting techniques, give or ask for sewing advice, share quilting-related news, sell our sewing machine or supplies, and even share photos of our projects. To join, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/BoiseMQGmembers/ and select Join Group. Current Boise MQG members will be approved into the group.

September 2016 Sew Day – a Recap

We enjoyed sewing a bit and showing off a few of our recent makes:

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