Posts from the ‘Sew Days’ category

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
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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)

2018 Annual Meeting and Sew Day – Join Us

When: December 1, 2018, 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 in both November and December, we will meet December 1. Our annual after-holiday party will be January 26 at our regularly scheduled sew day.

Annual swap:
At our January after-holiday party we will exchange pillow covers. 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 12/2/18 and we will let you know who your swap partner is a day or two after that. The pillow covers will be exchanged at our After-Holiday party on 1/26/19. Need ideas for making a pillow cover? Visit our Pillow Covers Pinterest board https://www.pinterest.com/boisemqg/pillow-covers/. You will be making and giving the pillow cover only, NOT a pillow form.

December 1st meeting

Business:

  • Dues: If you are interested in being a member of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild in 2019, 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 2, 2018.
  • Financials: We will review our financial information – where money was spent in 2018 and what we expect our expenses to be in 2019.
  • 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. However, this year we have a change. Lori will not be continuing as the Treasurer and instead will be working to coordinate our charity projects. As a result, the board has nominated Sally Bradley for the Treasurer position and she has graciously agreed to be on the ballot.
    • 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 2018 Sew Day – Join Us

When: Saturday, October 27, 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)

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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