2019 Annual Meeting and Sew Day – Join Us

When: December 7, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Library at Cole and Ustick, 7557 W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID (Sagebrush Room)

It’s 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 in both November and December, we will meet December 7. Our annual after-holiday party will be January 25 at our regularly scheduled sew day.

Annual swap:
At our January after-holiday party we will exchange table runners. 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 12/1/19 and we will let you know who your swap partner is a day or two after that. The table runners will be exchanged at our After-Holiday party on 1/25/20. If you haven’t signed up for the swap yet, fill out this form.

December 7th meeting
Business:

  • Dues: If you are interested in being a member of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild in 2020, 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 1196 W Bear Track Drive Meridian ID 83642. Checks should be made payable to Boise Modern Quilt Guild. Please have your dues in by December 8, 2019.
  • Financials: We will review our financial information – where money was spent in 2019 and what we expect our expenses to be in 2020.
  • 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; Sally Bradley, 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:

  • After business is taken care of we will transition into a regular sew day, so bring a project to work on!
  • As always, bring your modern projects to show off!

October 2019 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, October 26, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Library at Cole and Ustick – 7557 W Ustick Rd (Sagebrush Room)

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.

FYI – If you participated in the Modern Quilt Exhibit at the BBQ show last month and didn’t pick up your quilt from Christy, she will have your quilts for you at the meeting.

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 2019 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month Marilyn Shake will be leading us through a tutorial to learn how to design a quilt block from a photo. Marilyn will bring photos to choose from, as well as supplies needed to draw/color your example. Just bring your creative juices!

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)

July 2019 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, July 27, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library – Cole and Ustick Branch , 7557 W Ustick Rd, Boise (Sagebrush Room)**

**Please note the 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)

June 2019 Hand-Stitching in the Park – Join Us

When: Saturday, June 22, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Julia Davis Park – meet at the Rose Garden gazebo. Once we are assembled, we will then walk to find a spot in the shade to hang out.

This month we will be working on individual hand sewing projects at the park (knitting is allowed too)! Bring your project to work on, a quilt to sit on, and enjoy nature while working on your project.

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)

The 2019 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 9-11 (You are welcome to arrive anytime after 2:00 p.m. Friday August 9, and stay through 3 p.m. Sunday August 11)

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 16 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 brings their own projects to work on, sewing machines and necessary tools.
  • We will bring some extension/power cords, but you may want to bring your own just in case.
  • Our area’s Gammill dealer will be attending our retreat, and she is bringing two longarm quilting machines for us to use! Those interested will receive a brief training session on how to use the machine, as well as assistance whenever needed during the retreat. A collection of somewhat neutral threads will be available for use. If you’d like to quilt a quilt top during the retreat, bring:
    • quilt top/runner no more than 75″ wide (length doesn’t really matter). It’s not recommended to bring your prized project that is going in the quilt show – a project to practice on is perfect!
    • backing that measures 2-3″ larger on all 4 sides than the top
    • batting of your choice. Or you can purchase 80/20 Hobbs 96″-wide for about $6 per yard.

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.

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

UPDATE: the retreat is full! Thanks everyone! Members may sign up by submitting the form they received by email. If less than 25 members have signed up by June 16, non-members may sign up by submitting this form (link will be available June 17). You may choose to mail us a check or pay via PayPal.

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