September 2018 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, September 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.

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)

July 2018 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, July 28, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Library at Bown Crossing, 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr.*

**Note different location! You may want to bring handwork

This month we will be working on individual projects so bring your sewing/quilting projects to work on. You may want to bring handwork, as the room we are using at the library is a bit smaller than we are used to.

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 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)

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