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.

October 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, October 28, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Library! At Bown Crossing – 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr. *note different location*. We’ll be meeting in the David Eberle room.

This month we will be creating blocks for a quilt to donate to #quiltsforvegas. At the request of the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild we will be making the greyscale block from Cluck Cluck Sew. The Boise MQG will provide the colored fabric for the blocks, as well as the quilt back (thanks Massdrop!), but we need members to bring white, solid fabric for the background. We will set up cutting, sewing and ironing stations so we can whip out a quilt top quickly.

We also need volunteers for:

  • Newish quilt batting in good condition for a quilt about 48”x60” or larger
  • Quilting
  • Binding

We have limited space at the library this month and a quick deadline (quilt needs to be in Vegas by Nov. 15) so we ask that you bring machines and supplies to work on this project only. For more information about the project and to view the block, check out the website:

https://lasvegasmqg.wordpress.com/quiltsforvegas/

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)

September 2017 Big Stitch Hand Quilting – Join Us!

When: Saturday, September 23, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

We are not meeting at the Julia Davis Park like we intended. It’s just too chilly and soggy.

This month we are doing something a bit different! We thought it would be fun to take our meeting outside and learn how to do big stitch hand quilting. Our instructor will be Billie Farley and she will give us a short tutorial followed by plenty of time for practice. We will email a supply list later this week. Make sure you bring a quilt or lawn chair to sit on!

Update: Here’s the supply list:

  • quilt sandwich that is basted together with pins or thread (choose lightweight batting that is recommended for hand quilting – Warm & Natural not recommended)
  • wooden quilting hoop that is more than an inch deep, and 14-20+ inches in diameter (Billie will bring a couple extra of these)
  • embroidery needle with a large eye
  • thread – Perle cotton #12 or #8 are great options
  • thimble – make sure it fits
  • finger cots or finger gloves (Billie will bring many of these)
  • small embroidery scissors

Not familiar with big stitch quilting? Check out this photo:

by suzyquilts.com

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)

August 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, August 26, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: *NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION* St. Stephens Church – 2206 N Cole Rd

This month we will be working on individual projects so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on. If you can, we advise you also bring a task light, since the lighting at St. Stephens can be a little dim.

We’ll be offering a pretty fantastic raffle prize of sewing goodies. We received so many donations for the retreat, that we thought we’d save some items for a Sew Day Raffle for those who couldn’t attend the retreat. Tickets are $1/each. You’ll want to buy many! Also, we have some extra tote bags we’ll be selling for $10/each.

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)

June 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, June 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.

If you are participating in the monochromatic challenge, make sure you bring your quilt to share and turn in. For those that are participating in the small group challenge to be entered into the quilt show more instructions with the entry form, etc. will come in a separate email.

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)

The 2017 Boise MQG Retreat – Join Us!

We are going old school and headed to summer camp! Join us for a great weekend of “no-host” modern quilting, being in the mountains, and enjoying all the natural beauty Stanley has to offer.

When: July 7-9, 2017 (You are welcome to arrive anytime after 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 7, and stay through 1 p.m. Sunday, July 9)

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

Cost: $90 per Boise MQG member ($110 for nonmembers)

  • The retreat is limited to 25 attendees. After May 6, retreat registration is open to nonmembers.
  • Meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Our guild will be quilting in the spacious lodge/dining hall. We will bring some extension/power cords, but you may want to bring your own just in case.
  • This is a “no-host” retreat, meaning that everyone must bring their own projects to work on, sewing machines and tools that are necessary. We may plan a fun sewing related activity, but more on that later.
  • We will have a design wall for anyone to use.

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.
  • For a detailed packing list, refer to the Retreat Packing List.

A few things to note:

  • We will be sharing the camp with a group of fly fishermen, 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 May 6 by filling out this form. You can choose to mail us a check or pay via PayPal.

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

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