January 2015 Sew Day – Join Us!

Join us for our monthly Sew Day!

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

Tired of using those throwaway name tags? We are too! This month we will spend our Sew Day making our own individual name tags to use during BMQG events. Bring your sewing machine, supplies, and some name tag ideas. If you need help in that area, we’ve set up a Pinterest board http://www.pinterest.com/boisemqg/name-tags/ with great ideas to get you started. We are looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

If you aren’t interested in making a name tag, you are welcome to bring a project to work on.

Also, don’t forget to bring your BOM and completed projects to share with the group.

A few other items of interest:

  • If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.

If you aren’t 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, if one is scheduled)

Hope you join us!

Great party!

As you can tell from the pictures we had a great time on Saturday at the Boise Modern Quilt Guild After-Christmas party. The apron swap was a big hit! We had eight women participate and had a lot of fun watching as each person saw their new apron for the first time.

The amazing QuiltCon Charity Quilt that Laura Pukstas designed and quilted was showcased on Lori’s staircase during our party. Many thanks to Marilyn Shake, Gwen Smith, Darla Christensen, and Angela Bowman for helping with piecing, binding and everything else that went into the quilt. It is now in route to the MQG and will be showcased in February at QuiltCon with other charity quilts.

Several members also brought quilts and other items to share with the group. It’s always so fun to see how creative everyone is!

December 2014 After-Christmas Party – Join Us!

When: December 27, 2014, 1-3 pm
Where: Lori Wambolt’s House, 5582 E Stageline Dr, Boise, ID (map)

Mark your calendars! The Boise Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting our annual after Christmas Party on December 27 from 1-3 p.m. at Lori’s house. Saturday’s festivities will include a small potluck to kick off the festivities, door prizes and our apron swap!

Potluck Luncheon

Lori has generously offered to provide the main dish – Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. To help with lunch, please bring the following:

    • Last names A-O – Side dish
    • Last names P-Z – Dessert

Apron Swap

We are excited to see what kind of aprons everyone has made for their swap partner! If you are participating in the apron swap, please bring your completed apron to the luncheon to exchange.

Sew and Share

If you were lucky enough to receive a handmade sewn or quilted gift this holiday season, or have a completed project, please bring it on Saturday.

2015 Block of the Month

If you signed up for the Moccasin block of the month, please be prepared to provide payment of $19. Once payment is made, you will receive the January pattern to get you started.

WiP’s & Wishes Challenge – Bring your completed challenge form & $10!

The idea of a challenge to encourage completion of UFO’s (unfinished objects) was presented at our November 2014 meeting. Based on feedback and subsequent discussion amongst the board, this challenge was changed to the “WiP’s and Wishes Challenge”. WiP’s are works in process. Wishes include a modern quilt related project that you’d like to complete during the year.

Each participant will complete the challenge form with 10 or fewer WiP’s or Wishes you want to complete in 2015 and pay the entry fee of $10. Half of the challenge money will go towards the guild; half of the money will be a jackpot prize at the end of the year. Completed projects must be shown at a guild meeting during the “show and share” portion of the meeting. Each completed project earns a ticket towards the jackpot prize. The jackpot prize will be drawn at the last guild meeting of 2015. Use this challenge as a motivator to finish your WiP’s or try something new!! Payment can be made via a check written to the Boise Modern Quilt Guild.

Have a hard time remembering to bring your checkbook?

We plan to have a debit/credit card swiper available at the After Christmas Party (and going forward) to process transactions via Paypal. Due to Paypal charging the guild a service fee each time the swiper is used, a service fee will be added to your total if you elect to pay via debit/credit card.

See you soon!

November 2014 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 even found time to sew.

Board of Directors Vote

Members voted on the 2015 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

Membership

If you want to join the Boise Modern Quilt Guild or renew for 2015, please submit your $20 dues before December 6, 2014. There are three ways to pay:

  • Mail your check to: Lori Wambolt at 5582 E Stageline Dr, Boise ID 83716. Checks should be made payable to Boise Modern Quilt Guild.
  • Pay online! Try out our new online payment system on our website. Please note that there is a $1 convenience fee.
  • Bring your payment to the After Christmas party on December 27, 2014 (details coming soon).

 

November 2014 Annual Meeting and Sew Day – Join Us!

When: November 22, 2014, 1-4 pm
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.

Business:

  • Membership: If you are interested in being a member of the Boise Modern Quilt Guild in 2015, we’ll be processing memberships.  If you can’t make the meeting please complete the membership form and mail your $20 dues to Lori Wambolt at 5582 E Stageline Dr, Boise ID 83716 by December 6, 2014. Checks should be made payable to Boise Modern Quilt Guild.
  • Financials: We will review our financial information – where money was spent in 2014 and what we expect our expenses to be in 2015.
  • 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 the Board Position Descriptions and Bylaws for more information.

Fun:

  • Lindsie will lead us in a discussion on what types of functions we would like to see on our website.
  • As always, bring a project to work on!

October 2014 Sew Day – A Recap

October’s sew day began with the holidays! Carolyn Hughey shared two of her unique Christmas quilts with the group. Check out that quilting! We even learned about fabric weaving from our visitor, Nancy. She shared the project she has been working on and it was fascinating to see how two different fabrics can transform into one completely different fabric.

We also have a new junior member. Our second! Lori’s daughter Madelyn joined us for her first meeting. We are very excited to have her join our group.

A few items of business were announced:

  • Apron swap – At our annual after Christmas party (December 27) we will swap aprons. 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. If you didn’t get the email with a link to the form, let us know. Deadline for filling out the form is November 9th.
  • If you have a blog or website related to quilting and or sewing let us know and we can post it on our website.
  • If you have quilting knowledge you would like to share with the group, contact us. We are always looking for guest speakers to lead a tutorial or lecture.

October 2014 Sew Day – Update

Unfortunately, we are going to have to postpone the applique tutorial originally scheduled for tomorrow. We hope to reschedule sometime in early 2015.

However, our sew day is still happening – just bring your sewing machine, supplies and a project to work on.

October 2014 Sew Day – Join Us!

Join us for our monthly Sew Day!

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

This month Linda Vermette will teach us a bit about appliqué – glued and needleturn. Linda will demonstrate the glued technique and will then provide an opportunity for everyone to try their hand at the needleturn method.

If you are interested in participating, please bring:

  • 10” square of fabric
  • Needle and thread for hand sewing
  • Scissors

This tutorial will not take all the allotted time for the room, so bring a project to work on too. If you aren’t interested in the tutorial, no worries. Just bring something to work on and enjoy the company!

A few other items of interest:

  • If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.
  • We have some leftover free fabric scraps from when Christine donated earlier this summer. They’re yours for the taking!
  • If you aren’t 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, if one is scheduled)
  • After Christmas Party – Mark your calendars!  The Boise Modern Quilt Guild After Christmas Party will be December 27. We will have more details as the day gets closer! Since we had so much fun last year doing a swap we want to do another one. This Christmas we will swap aprons. Something most of us can use! Should be fun!

Hope you join us!

Quilt Show 2014

Congratulations to all our members who participated in the Boise Basin Quilt show. The modern quilts were very impressive! Thanks to all that submitted quilts, volunteered at the Boise Modern Quilt Guild table and worked to make our banner quilt.

The quilt show was our debut for the banner quilt and it looked awesome! It was the perfect way to advertise the spirit of our guild and everyone’s talents. If you didn’t have a chance to check it out at the show, we will have it at our October Sew Day.

Below are some pictures of some of the quilts that were on display.

August 2014 Sew Day – A Recap

There was a lot of creativity in the room Saturday! Many people bought projects to share and it was fun seeing what everyone was working on.

 

A few items of business were also announced:

  • We will have a table at the quilt show at the end of September. We are looking for volunteers to sit at our table and chat with those interested in our guild and modern quilting. Let us know if you are interested.
  • Since the September Boise Modern Quilt Guild meeting is the same day as the quilt show there is no Sew Day in September.
  • Remember to turn in your quilts for the quilt show! You can do so on either September 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Quilt Crossing or September 18 at the Boise Basin Quilters membership meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Boise Church of Christ, 2000 North Eldorado.
  • If you have a blog or website related to quilting and or sewing let us know and we can post it on our website.
  • If you have quilting knowledge you would like to share with the group, contact us. We are always looking for guest speakers to lead a tutorial or lecture!