Posts from the ‘Sew Days’ category

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!

October 2015 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, October 24, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month we are excited to have Lisa Flowers Ross speaking to our group about her work. Lisa is a local artist who has an art degree in drawing and a business degree. Her introduction to fabric began when her friend asked her to take a quilt class with her. Later, she realized she could use fabric as a medium for her art and created her first fabric piece in 2001. Since then she has continued working in fabric, has become proficient in free-motion stitching and hand-dyeing her own fabrics.

Lisa’s abstract artworks have been shown regionally and nationally in exhibitions. She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates organization, Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Visions Art Museum and Boise Open Studio Collective Organization. Lisa also has worked intermittently as a curatorial assistant at the Boise Art Museum for over 20 years helping with exhibitions. Check out her website to learn more about her work http://lisaflowersross.net.

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

Join Us for September 2015 Sew Day

When: Saturday, September 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.

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)

Learning Angled Improv

We learned all about angled improvisational quilting at August Sew Day. Tracy Clark graciously shared her improv expertise. Thanks for sharing your passion, Tracy!

Check out our members other projects:

 

Join Us for August 2015 Sew Day

When: Saturday, August 22, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month Tracy Clark will show us how to do angled improv. When complete, participants will have a 12”x30” piece like the one pictured below. If you wish to participate, please see this Angled Improv Block list for the amount of fabric and tools you will need to bring.

Angled Improv

As always, please bring your completed projects and your BOM to share with the group. Don’t forget those mini-quilts if you completed yours last month. We would love to see it!

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)

Join Us for Our July 2015 Sew Day

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

If you are participating in the mini quilt project, this is the month we are binding our projects. Keeping with our theme, Carol Mitchell will show us different binding techniques for our quilts. All are welcome to participate even if you aren’t making a mini quilt. If you want to try the techniques as Carol talks about them, please bring the following:

  • Fabric for binding your mini quilt (if you don’t have a mini quilt, just bring something to practice on) – between 2 1/2″ and 3″ wide depending on if you want a standard binding or facing.
  • If you want a pillowcase backing/binding, please bring the size of your quilt width x the length of quilt plus 4″ (In other words you will need 4″ longer than your quilt length).

If you haven’t started a mini yet, it’s not too late – check out the Pinterest board with Mini Quilt inspiration to help you find some great ideas. Check it out here.

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)

One more thing:
If you are interested in participating in the 2015 Boise Basin Quilt (BBQ) Show, Bloom & Sew, forms are due to BBQ by their August 20th meeting. Category 1700 covers modern quilts! All the information, including category descriptions, rules and entry forms can be found on their website Quilt Show pages https://www.boisebasinquilters.org/quilt-show/entries/.

Join us for our June 2015 Sew Day

When: Saturday, June 27, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month Kathleen Probst will be speaking to our group. Kathleen is a self-taught artist and has been exhibiting her work in national exhibitions for the last 3 years. While teaching high school mathematics, Probst discovered art quilting and found the freedom to create her own compositions. She works in her home studio in Meridian. At our meeting she will describe her journey toward minimalism and bring quilts to share. Check out her website to learn more about her work.

If you are participating in the mini quilt project, this is the month we are machine quilting our projects. If you haven’t started yet, its not too late – check out the Pinterest board with Mini Quilt inspiration to help you find some great ideas. Check it out here. In July we’ll bind them.

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)

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