The 2018 Boise MQG Retreat – Join Us!

Join us for our annual weekend of “no-host” modern quilting, being in the mountains, and enjoying all the natural beauty Stanley has to offer.

When: August 10-12 (You are welcome to arrive anytime after 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 10, and stay through 1 p.m. Sunday, August 12)

Where: Luther Heights Bible Camp – Stanley, Idaho (Location on Google Maps)

Cost: $100 per Boise MQG member | $120 non-members

  • The retreat is limited to 25 attendees. After June 10 we will open the retreat to non-members.
  • Meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Our guild will be quilting in the spacious lodge/dining hall.
  • This will be a “no-host” retreat, meaning that everyone must bring their own projects to work on, sewing machines and necessary tools. We may plan a fun sewing related activity, but more on that later.
  • We will bring some extension/power cords, but you may want to bring your own just in case.

Accommodations:

  • Cabins with bunk beds – each cabin sleeps up to twelve people
  • Each cabin has a bathroom.
  • Please bring your own bedding (sleeping bag, foam pad, pillows, twin sheet, etc.), towels and toiletries, as well as any recreational gear. There will be hiking, swimming in Alturas Lake, etc. available if you want to enjoy the great outdoors.

A few things to note:

  • We may be sharing the camp with another group, but other than at meal times, we should be to ourselves.
  • It is Luther Height Bible Camp’s regular practice to have Christian grace before all meals.
  • The Boise Modern Quilt Guild will not be arranging transportation. Please feel free to make carpool arrangements amongst yourselves.
  • While adult beverages are allowed, the camp asks that all “exercise great discretion and prudence in this regard.”
  • You may bring your own snacks/food.
  • Sorry, no pets.

If this sounds too good to miss, sign up by June 10 by filling out this form. You may choose to mail us a check or pay via PayPal.

Read more about the Luther Heights Bible Camp: http://lutherheights.org/facilities.php

Thank you Boise MQG members!

Over the past few months our members have been working on quilts for the Boise refugee community. Members that wanted to participate were given a bundle of fat quarters that were donated by Massdrop and coordinating solid fabric to create their quilt(s). So far members have donated 13 quilts! We will be donating the quilts in June and a few more quilts are on the way, but we were so excited by our member’s generosity that we just had to share a photo of all the quilts now. If you look at the previous post you can see some of the quilts in full.

Members that donated these great quilts include: Nancy England, Fay Hikida, Angela Bowman, Karen Falvey, Teresa Church, Carol Mitchell and Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs

May 2018 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, May 26, 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.

We will also be collecting the charity quilts everyone made for the refugee community. Thanks again to everyone that participated in this – we can’t wait to deliver them!

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

Please note that we will not have a Sew Day in June due to our Sherri Lynn workshop.

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)

April 2018 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, April 28, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month we will continue to work on our quilts for the Boise refugee community. Remember – we kindly ask that members provide the batting and backing fabric for the quilt(s) they make. We can’t wait to see your progress!

Backstory: Last month participants were given a bundle of fat quarters that were donated by Massdrop, as well as some coordinating solid fabric. Members then started making simple, quick quilts to be finished at following meetings.

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)

March 2018 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, March 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 making quilts for the refugee community here in Boise! Everyone who participates will be given a bundle of fat quarters that was donated by Massdrop to the BoiseMQG, as well as some coordinating solid fabric. Members will then make simple, quick quilts to be finished at following meetings. While the Agency for New Americans will accept any size quilt and you are welcome to make whatever size you like, we will be focusing on lap and twin sizes. We kindly ask that members provide the batting and backing fabric for the quilt(s) they make. If you need ideas as to what kind of quilt top you want to make at our meeting, visit our Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/boisemqg/charity-quilt-ideas/

The Massdrop fabric bundles are from Birch Organic Fabrics, including:

Bear Camp – 18 fat quarters

Old West Charm – 14 fat quarters

Farm Fresh – 20 fat quarters

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)

Sherri Lynn Wood Two-day Bias Strip Piecing on the Curve workshop!
Don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming June workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood! Learn more on our blog and sign up here.

Sherri Lynn Wood Workshop: Bias Strip Piecing on the Curve

We are excited to share with you that we are bringing improvisational patchwork quilter Sherri Lynn Wood to Boise for a two-day Bias Strip Piecing on the Curve workshop!

About Sherri:
Sherri is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland, CA. Her 2015 publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams) provides frameworks for creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and color theory. Sherri teaches and speaks about improvisational patchwork and flexible patterning at art and craft schools, guilds, and conferences nationally and abroad. She will also be the featured speaker at QuiltCon 2019. You can find Sherri on social media @sherrilynnwood or at http://www.sherrilynnwood.com.

About the workshop:
Get your bias-strip curve on and celebrate your mistakes! Learn the innovative ruler-free technique of bias-strip piecing on the curve, how to troubleshoot and flatten internal bubbles as they arise. Learn to create wedge-curves along with a variety of options for utilizing both techniques in fixed patterns or improvised compositions. This is an advanced technique that takes time to master, pushing you to the brink of beginner’s mind. Imagine the possibilities! All skill levels welcome.

  • When: Friday and Saturday, June 15 & 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day
  • Where: JUMP – Inspire Studio, 1000 W Myrtle St. Boise, ID 83702
  • Cost: $220 BMQG member, $250 non-member
  • Availability: 20 spots are available, first come first served. Sign-ups are open to Boise MQG members until March 31, and any spots available after then will be open to non-members.

To enroll in the workshop, please complete this WORKSHOP 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.

Sherri flier

February 2018 Sew Day – join us!

When: Saturday, February 24, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Victory Branch Library, 10664 W Victory Rd, Boise, ID (Forrey Room in basement)

* Note different location!

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)

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