March 2015 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, March 28, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

Our March Sew Day is right around the corner! We will be working on individual projects this month so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on. This will be a great time to catch up on those lingering projects you haven’t had a chance to get to. 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)

Inspiring presentation

We felt incredibly lucky to have local artist Anna Webb speak to us on Saturday about her mosaic artwork. Her talk was very inspiring! We learned about her public artwork around Boise, her artistic process, and where she finds inspiration for her work. There were many correlations with modern quilting: the desire to make something tangible, pushing boundaries, inspiration based on architecture, landscapes, and shapes, as well as embracing the imperfections that celebrate the human touch in art. I think we all left that day invigorated. Anna also brought a few pieces of her work for us to look at and touch. Check out the pictures below.

If you want to see her work in person, check out these locations around Boise.

  • 9th and River streets, just west of the Boise Downtown Library
  • Traffic circle at Crescent Rim Dr. and Eastover Terrace near the Boise Depot
  • The mosaics incorporated in the new Cancer Survivors Pavilion in Julia Davis Park

During Show and Share we also got to see some great work by our members as well!

February 2015 Sew Day – Join Us!

Join us for our monthly Sew Day!

When: Saturday, February 28, 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

FsDBpaIb8fuTSapw1Cq1nA-IMG_0044We are in for an inspirational treat this Sew Day! Local mosaic artist Anna Webb will be joining us at the beginning of our meeting as our guest speaker. Some of you might be familiar with Anna as a reporter for the Idaho Statesman, but she is also a talented mosaic artist and will be speaking to us about the artistic intersection of mosaics and quilts. She has traveled the world to see and study mosaics and has created several beautiful mosaic art installations in Boise. She’ll be sharing photos from her travels, mosaic art that inspires her (lots of quilty inspiration, too!) and her thoughts on composition, color choice, and her creative process. This is one guild meeting not to miss!

Did you attend QuiltCon? If we have time after Anna’s presentation we would love for you to share your experience with the group (if you don’t want to, that’s okay too).

Also, don’t forget to bring your completed BOM and finished projects to share!

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)

January 2015 Sew Day – A Recap

January’s Sew Day was full of creativity.  We worked on name tags and other sewing projects, while visiting away.

Members Sewing

Many of us did more visiting than sewing!  But that’s okay, right?

Angela Bowman Sewing Machine

Sew and Share was inspiring, as always.  Marilyn Shake shared 6 of her recent quilt finishes, earning quite a few tickets for the WiP’s & Wishes Challenge.  A few members have completed block 1 of the Moccasin Block of the Month.  Check out all the pictures!

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!

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