September 2017 Big Stitch Hand Quilting – Join Us!

When: Saturday, September 23, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Julia Davis Park – near the tennis courts – #21 on map (Map – second page) **PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION**

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: If the weather does not cooperate, we will meet in the Marion Bingham Room in the Boise Library on Capitol Blvd. Also, 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

Fabulous Fat Quarter Quilts – a Workshop and Trunk Show with Kenna Ogg

  • When: May 20, 2017, 10 am – 4:00 pm, 1 hour lunch
  • Where: St. Stephens, 2206 N Cole Rd, Boise, ID 83704
  • Cost: $55 for BMQG members, $75 for general public*
    *Price includes lunch and pattern

In this workshop and trunk show, Quilt Designer Kenna Ogg of Madison Cottage Design will teach how to strategically use color selection, special rulers and fat quarter selection to create stunning quilts.

Students can choose to make one or more of the following Madison Cottage Design patterns:

  • Cocoa Nibs (which uses the Creative Grids Perfect rectangle ruler)
  • Cherry Cream Soda (which use the Creative Grids 60 degree triangle ruler).

Both employ fat quarters in two colors or volume levels.

Kenna will discuss selecting fat quarters, color and fabric choices, as well as hold an ongoing fat quarter swap among students (though participation is not required). Kenna will also demonstrate both Creative Grids rulers and how to use them in the quilts you make.

Included in the workshop fee is 1 of the 2 patterns and a homemade lunch! You will be responsible for bringing the Creative Grid ruler needed for the quilt you choose. You can find them at one of our local quilt shops.

20 spots are available, first come first served. Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email that your spot has been secured, along with a class supply list.

Please fill out this form to sign up.

April 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, April 22, 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. This is a great opportunity to work on your monochromatic challenge quilt!

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)

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)

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