About the Boise Modern Quilt Guild

At the Boise MQG, we explore the world of modern quilt designs and sewing. We nurture the craft of modern quilting and more, all in a friendly atmosphere where we can share ideas and skills.

Our guild's mission is to:

  • Develop and encourage the art of modern quilting
  • Work with other guilds and groups with a similar purpose
  • Encourage new quilters and other fiber artists from all backgrounds to explore modern quilting
  • Offer educational opportunities through classes, workshops and sharing of information
  • Support and provide opportunity for “charity” or other works that provide back to the community through the use of modern quilting skills

We fulfill this mission through charitable activities, member education, monthly member meetings and volunteer opportunities. In 2010, founding President Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs started the Boise chapter of the nationwide Modern Quilt Guild.  We continue to be an affiliate member of the Modern Quilt Guild, Inc. and through a group exemption, we are a 501c3 tax-exempt entity.


We typically meet on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., and we rotate meeting sites throughout the Treasure Valley — most often we’ll meet at a public library. Our meetings are fairly informal gatherings, and sometimes feature speakers or tutorials, open sew time, and, of course, show & tell.

The Modern Quilt Guild

Membership to the Boise MQG includes membership to the international Modern Quilt Guild, and access to the MQG website with all the resources available there. Within about a month of joining our local guild, your MQG account will be activated, and you can expect a confirmation email from them. Please login and create a password for the MQG community site. This is the site used to access MQG member benefits (webinars, QuiltCon, etc.)

Join us on social media

We host a private Facebook group for our members to communicate with each other. It's a great place to discuss quilting techniques, give or ask for sewing advice, share quilting-related news, or sell your sewing machine or supplies. If you would like to participate, visit Facebook.com/groups/BoiseMQGmembers and request to join the group. You can also follow us on Instagram @boisemqg.

Upcoming Guild Events

  • Charles Cameron Workshop

    June 7, 2024

  • Charles Cameron Lecture & monthly meeting

    June 8, 2024

  • Monthly Meeting (in the park!)

    July 27, 2024  10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Julia Davis Park, 700 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702, USA near the rose garden

  • Quilt Camp

    August 15, 2024 - August 18, 2024  
    Luther Heights Bible Camp, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

  • Monthly Meeting

    September 28, 2024  10:30 am - 1:30 pm

  • Monthly Meeting

    October 26, 2024  10:30 am - 1:30 pm

  • Annual Meeting

    December 7, 2024  10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Leadership & Governance

Boise MQG is governed by volunteer board members who are elected at the annual meeting. Thank you to our incredible leadership team for their work behind the scenes all year long!

If you'd like to participate in a leadership role, or to learn about the responsibilities of board members, please read Position Descriptions of Board Members. And, for more information about our guild's governance and operations, see our Bylaws.

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