Modern quilts are functional, include bold colors, and are inspired by modern design. Minimalism, asymmetry, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics.
Thanks to the Boise Modern Quilt Guild members who helped put together our donation for #quiltsforvegas!
A big shout out goes to Kathy Stockton, Nancy England, Betsy Johnson, Fay Hikida, Denise Arellano, Jeri Wood, Teri Brown and Carol Abbett for making this quilt happen. Special thanks to Fay for donating batting and quilting the quilt; Jeri for binding; and Teri for donating the backing fabric. All the colored fabric for the top was donated by Massdrop.
Congrats to our Monochromatic Challenge participants! They brought home 3rd place in the Small Group Challenge at the Boise Basin Quilt Show.
We had a great time at the Fabulous Fat Quarter Quilts Workshop and Trunk Show with Kenna Ogg! Everyone left with blocks started for their quilts and a better understanding of color and fabric choice.
We had a great time at the April Sew Day! Check out the photos below.
We really enjoyed the modern machine quilting workshop given by Christa of christaquilts.com. She shared so many helpful quilting tips, graciously signed all our copies of her book, and even gave us a preview of her brand new book she co-authored with Angela Walters.
We quilt-doodled on a bunch of 10″ square quilt sandwiches with both straight-line quilting and free-motion quilting. It was so much fun! Here are Angela’s samples from the class:
And thanks, Lindsie, for showing Christa around Boise!
Good food and beautiful totes were on the agenda Saturday. During our annual After-Holiday party 10 members exchanged handmade bags and it was amazing to see how much variety and talent there was. Thanks to everyone who made it so much fun!
Tote Bag Swap
We also had a few members bring some quilts to share.
Chris’ new cute little sewing machine
Check out the photos below from our September 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)
We had our own little QuiltFort going on during our March Sew Day, with lots of creativity on display! Many members showed off their completed items and we made lots of progress on the projects we brought to work on.
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!
Lori’s new apron
Nancy’s new apron
Aprons from the swap
Ariel’s dyed fabric
Ariel’s dyed fabric
QuiltCon Charity Quilt