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:

September 2016 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, September 24, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

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 and your BOM 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)

Quick Curve Ruler

On Saturday, Laura Pukstas led members in a great tutorial on the Quick Curve Ruler. Laura showed us several different types of quilts we can make with the ruler and then walked us through making our own Chic Star Block.

We also had several members bring their projects to show the group.

 

August 2016 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, August 27, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Victory Branch Library, 10664 W Victory Road, Boise, ID (Forrey Room Room, downstairs) on the corner of Victory/Five Mile – Please note that this is a different location than where we normally meet.

This month Laura Pukstas will be giving us a demo on using the Quick Curve Ruler. If you would like to participate please bring the following:

  • Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful (available online and at local area quilt shops)
  • Rotary cutter (45mm or 28mm)
  • New blade in rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat (a 12” rotating cutting mat works well for this block)
  • 12” or 12 ½” square up ruler
  • Basic sewing supplies (ripper, scissors, thread, pins, etc.)
  • Marking pen
  • Sewing machine with a neutral color thread
  • Tweezers or stiletto
  • 1/4 yard background fabric
  • 1/8 yard print fabric

We will be making 1 Chic Star block. If you want to make more you will need more fabric. Laura will be providing the patterns for the blocks. Please cut the background fabric into 8- 4” x 8” rectangles and from the print fabric cut into 4- 4” x 8”.

Chic Star Quilt Block

(Chic Star Quilt Block photo via sewkindofwonderful.com)

After the demo, members are encouraged to work on their own projects, so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects and your BOM 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)

The 2016 Boise Modern Quilt Guild Retreat

Our first ever quilting retreat was a resounding success!

Boise MQG Retreat 2016

Boise MQG Retreat 2016

We enjoyed sewing in Luther Heights’ brand-new lodge, staying in the nearby cabins, and being enveloped in the beautiful scenery of central Idaho.

Luther Heights Lodge

Luther Heights Lodge

Darling Deer

Darling Deer

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Christy Quilt

Christy Quilt

No July Meeting and Retreat Update

Just a reminder that we will not be having our normal guild meeting this month. Instead we are excited to be hosting our first ever summer retreat at Luther Heights near Stanley, Idaho. If you missed the July 1 registration deadline, we will miss you, but hope to see you at a future retreat! If you signed up, please check your email for retreat details. See you soon!

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