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August 2016 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, August 27, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Victory Branch Library, 10664 W Victory Road, Boise, ID (Forrey Room Room, downstairs) on the corner of Victory/Five Mile – Please note that this is a different location than where we normally meet.

This month Laura Pukstas will be giving us a demo on using the Quick Curve Ruler. If you would like to participate please bring the following:

  • Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful (available online and at local area quilt shops)
  • Rotary cutter (45mm or 28mm)
  • New blade in rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat (a 12” rotating cutting mat works well for this block)
  • 12” or 12 ½” square up ruler
  • Basic sewing supplies (ripper, scissors, thread, pins, etc.)
  • Marking pen
  • Sewing machine with a neutral color thread
  • Tweezers or stiletto
  • 1/4 yard background fabric
  • 1/8 yard print fabric

We will be making 1 Chic Star block. If you want to make more you will need more fabric. Laura will be providing the patterns for the blocks. Please cut the background fabric into 8- 4” x 8” rectangles and from the print fabric cut into 4- 4” x 8”.

Chic Star Quilt Block

(Chic Star Quilt Block photo via sewkindofwonderful.com)

After the demo, members are encouraged to work on their own projects, so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects and your BOM 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 2016 Sew Day – a Recap

Thanks Shelly, for sharing your tutorial on English Paper Piecing! We saw some inspiring EPP designs, received little hexagon kits, and learned lots of helpful tips.

English Paper Piecing

English Paper Piecing

Shelly EPP

Shelly EPP

We made quite a few heart blocks for the quilt we are making for #quiltsforpulse. We have plenty to work with, and will assemble them into a quilt at our July retreat.

As per usual, our members showed their fabulous makes at Show and Share:

June 2016 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, June 25, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

Join us for a busy meeting on Saturday!

Shelly will be giving us a short demo on English paper piecing hexagons. Every participant will receive a hexi starter kit!

The rest of the meeting will be spent making heart blocks for the quilt we will be making for #quiltsforpulse. If you hadn’t heard, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts and blocks for victims who survived and families of victims who perished at the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12. MQG members around the world are invited to participate. For more information about the quilt effort, read the Modern Quilt Guild post. The Boise Modern Quilt Guild will be making a quilt for #quiltsforpulse and we need your help! There are a couple ways to participate:

  • Bring a fat quarter (or more) of bright-colored fabric and your sewing machine to make heart blocks at our June meeting. Kona Snow will be provided for the block background and we will be following this easy tutorial to make 10” blocks: Heart Block by Cluck Cluck Sew. We’re aiming for quilt with a rainbow of colors, at least throw-sized but no larger than a twin.
  • Bring donated supplies (thread, batting, binding fabric, more bright fabric for heart blocks) to our June meeting that will be used for quilt assembly at our July retreat.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects and your BOM 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 2016 Sew Day – a Recap

We had so much fun making our “Improv with Intent” blocks at our May Sew Day.

Improv Blocks by Boise Modern Quilt Guild members

Improv Blocks by Boise Modern Quilt Guild members

And check out what our members brought for Show and Share:

Join us for our May Sew Day – Improv with Intent

When: Saturday, May 28, 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month we are going to be trying our hand at some improv with intent. We will be doing an improv round robin  like we did last year (because it was so fun!) but this time with limits. Based on the exercise, Score for Floating Squares in Sherri Lynn Wood’s book Improv Handbook for Modern Quiltersit will be a fun way to try improv for the first time or play with your improv skills. By the way, our guild now owns this book, so feel free to let us know if you would like to borrow it!

How it works – the basic idea is that you will be stitching together your different sized, precut squares, using small filler fabric rectangles and squares as needed.  We are going to add a little twist to this exercise and have everyone pass their container of fabric and improv piece to their neighbor. Each person will use your fabric to add to your improv piece. By the end of class you will have worked on everyone’s piece a few times and each person will end up with something completely unique!

Please bring the following if you would like to participate:

  • Three different fabrics. One will be used as your “filler” fabric and the other two fabrics will be cut into squares in a variety of sizes (we will make time for cutting on Saturday). Note: you will want more of the filler fabric and a limited amount of the other two. How much just depends on how big of a project you want to work on.
    • This is where the intent come in: limiting the choice of fabric and choosing a theme – color, patterns or solids, etc.
  • A basket or box (i.e. shoe box, etc.) sturdy enough to pass around and large enough for your fabric squares and filler fabric.
  • Rotary cutter and mat – leave the ruler at home!
  • Sewing machine and accessories

As always, please bring your completed modern projects and your BOM 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)

Save the Date – The weekend of July 22-24 we will be having our first modern quilting retreat! We will be up in Stanley at the Luther Heights Bible Camp. More information to come soon!

 

April 2016 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, April 23, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Victory Branch Library, 10664 W Victory Road, Boise, ID (Forrey Room Room, downstairs) on the corner of Victory/Five Mile – Please note that this is a different location than where we normally meet.

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 projects and your BOM 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 2016 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, February 27, 1 – 4 pm
Where: Victory Branch Library, 10664 W Victory Rd, Boise, ID (Forrey Room downstairs) at the corner of Victory and Five Mile – Please note that this is a different location than where we normally meet.

This month we are trying something a little different. How does a mini-retreat sound? Bring a project to work on, a snack to share and everything you need to spend a few hours sewing and chatting. Lindsie is even bringing her design wall, so if you have a project you’ve been wanting to layout or an idea you want to try on the wall, bring it!

As always, we want to see your completed projects and BOM, so bring those 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.

By the way, we only have six openings left for Christa Watson’s Modern Machine Quilting with Style class on March 26. If you are interested, sign up here. Find a class description and more information on our post: Modern Machine Quilting with Style – a Workshop by Christa Watson.

2015 Annual Meeting and Sew Day – a Recap

We had a great meeting this month! Being November, we had our annual meeting where we reviewed the previous year, elected board members, talked about the upcoming year, and showed off some of our projects.

Members voted on the 2016 Boise Modern Quilt Guild Board of Directors. The Board will remain the same:

  • President – Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs
  • Vice President – Angela Bowman
  • Secretary –Lindsie Bergevin
  • Treasurer – Lori Wambolt

If you are interested in being a member of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild in 2016, please go to the Boise Modern Quilt Guild Membership page and use the Paypal option to pay your $20 dues online (please note that there is a $1 convenience fee). Or you may mail payment to Lori Wambolt at 5582 E Stageline Dr, Boise ID 83716. Checks should be made payable to Boise Modern Quilt Guild. Please have your dues in by December 15, 2015.

What’s coming up in 2016? We are planning an exciting year: another BOM, more guest speakers from the artist community, a quilting retreat (!) and more. Stay tuned!

Many projects were shared by our members – check them out!

2015 Annual Meeting and Sew Day – Join Us!

When: December 5, 2015, 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 November 28 and December 26, we will meet December 5. Our annual after-holiday party will be January 23 at our regularly scheduled sew day.

Annual swap:
At our January after-holiday party we will exchange totes. We will be emailing members a form to fill out so swap partners can learn a bit more about each other’s likes and dislikes. Check out our Tote Bag Tutorials Pinterest board for inspiration if you are interested in participating. Please get your form filled out by 12/6/15 so we can match you with your swap partner!

Membership position opening:
Lori has done a wonderful job coordinating membership while also being our Treasurer, but the time has come to make membership its own position. This is not an elected position and it really is a lot of fun – you get to learn who our new members are first! This position includes:

  • Help new members and visitors feel welcome at guild meetings and events by introducing yourself and engaging them in conversation.
  • Answer new member and visitor questions regarding guild membership.
  • Send welcome letter to new members.
  • Distribute membership cards and MQG pins at guild meetings.
  • Collect payment and deposit checks from new and renewing members. (Many members now pay on-line via Paypal.)
  • Inform treasurer of new members.
  • Activate new members and remove non-renewing members on the MQG community website.
  • Maintain membership roster on the guild’s shared drive.
  • Maintain a list of benefits for members: local fabric/quilt shop discounts, etc.
  • Encourage guild members to make their own name tags, to be worn at meetings and events.
  • Ensure guild meetings and events have temporary name tags available for members and visitors to wear.
  • Record attendance of members at monthly meetings: ensure all attendees have signed in via the Guild Roster.

Let us know if you are interested ASAP. Duties would start January 2016.

December 5th meeting

Business:

  • Dues: If you are interested in being a member of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild in 2016, 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 Lori Wambolt at 5582 E Stageline Dr, Boise ID 83716. Checks should be made payable to Boise Modern Quilt Guild. Please have your dues in by December 15, 2015.
  • Financials: We will review our financial information – where money was spent in 2015 and what we expect our expenses to be in 2016.
  • 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.
    • 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:

    • Learn about some of the activities that are planned for 2016.
    • As always, bring a project to work on and your modern projects to show off!

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