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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)

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)

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