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.

May 2019 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, May 25, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise ID (Hayes Auditorium on 1st floor (Take left at checkout and walk through children’s area. Auditorium will be on your right.)

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)

April 2019 Sew Day

We made several clothing protectors for the residents of Shaw Mountain’s Memory Care Center. Thanks to Lori for providing a pattern and coordinating this!

Clothing Protectors
Clothing Protectors

Here’s what our members shared with us this month:

quilt by Kathy
by Kathy
quilt by Kathy
by Kathy
quilt by Susan
by Susan

April 2019 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, April 27, 1 – 4 pm
Where: Library – Cole & Ustick, 7557 W Ustick Rd, Boise (Sagebrush Room)**

**Please note the different location!**

Our April 27th guild meeting will include a workshop. We will put our skills to use towards making clothing protectors for the senior care center residents at Shaw Mountain’s Memory Care Center. Clothing protectors are worn by the residents at meal time. The clothing protectors will be quilted cotton with a bias binding.

Materials required:

2 – 21” x 32” quilting weight cotton fabric
21” x 32” cotton batting
or
21” x 32” cotton terry cloth fabric
21” x 32” quilting weight cotton fabric

125” – 2 ¼” bias binding*

*Bias binding can be made or purchased. A 20” fabric square will result in approximately 160” of 2 ¼” bias binding. Binding can be made beforehand or instruction to make your own bias binding will be given during the workshop.

Before you come to the workshop
Quilt your fabric together (with the batting in the middle if using 2 pieces of quilting weight cotton fabric) before the workshop. Bring as many quilted squares as you would like to work on at the workshop.

During the workshop
The workshop will include cutting your quilted fabric from the pattern (provided at the workshop) and sewing on the binding. Snap closure will be provided at the workshop.

Additional requirements:

  • Sewing machine and related items (thread, rotary cutter, pins, etc.)
  • Extension cord
  • Hand sewing needle and thread

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 2019 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, March 23, 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)


February 2019 Sew Day – Join Us

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

Red and White Double Wedding Ring quilt by Carol Mitchell
Carol M

This month Carol Mitchell will be leading us in the double wedding ring quilt. For those who are interested in making a double wedding ring quilt, a single block, or just learn the process, Carol is willing to help you. She won’t actually “teach” a class, but will help you try to avoid areas where you may have a few difficulties.

As an example, she will use as her double wedding ring quilt she made inspired by Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s book, “Double Wedding Ring Quilts” and Victoria’s other book, “15 Minutes of Play”.

If you don’t have the books, don’t worry about it unless you REALLY want to make a quilt in Victoria’s style. Carol will have hers on hand.

If you would like to participate please bring:

  • Sewing machine and related tools
  • Fabric to make a block. A few fat quarters will do nicely.
  • If you want to make “made fabric” bring lots of scraps – any shape, any color – lots of them.
  • Spray starch – if you have it.
  • Best Press – if you have it.

Carol will bring the DWR templates. 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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