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)

After-Holiday Party – Join Us!

When: January 27, 2018 | 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 27, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday’s festivities will include treats, door prizes and our zipper pouch swap!

Treats

Please bring a treat to share with the group.

Zipper Pouch Swap

We are excited to see what kind of pouches everyone has made for their swap partner! If you are participating in the swap, please bring your completed, wrapped zipper pouch 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.

See you soon!

November Sew Day

Our members had lots of finished projects to show off in November!

Members also voted on the 2018 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

2017 Annual Meeting and Sew Day – Join Us!

When: December 2, 2017, 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 25 and December 23, we will meet December 2. Our annual after-holiday party will be January 27 at our regularly scheduled sew day.

Annual swap:
At our January after-holiday party we will exchange zipper pouches. 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 12/2/17 and we will let you know who your swap partner is a day or two after that. Zip pouches will be exchanged at our After-Holiday party on 1/27/18. Need ideas for making a zip pouch? Visit our Zip Pouches Pinterest board.

December 2nd meeting

Business:

  • Dues: If you are interested in being a member of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild in 2018, 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 2, 2017.
  • Financials: We will review our financial information – where money was spent in 2017 and what we expect our expenses to be in 2018.
  • 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 2018.
    • As always, bring a project to work on and your modern projects to show off!

#quiltsforvegas

Thanks to the Boise Modern Quilt Guild members who helped put together our donation for #quiltsforvegas!

A big shout out goes to Kathy Stockton, Nancy England, Betsy Johnson, Fay Hikida, Denise Arellano, Jeri Wood, Teri Brown and Carol Abbett for making this quilt happen. Special thanks to Fay for donating batting and quilting the quilt; Jeri for binding; and Teri for donating the backing fabric. All the colored fabric for the top was donated by Massdrop.

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