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.
March’s Sew Day was a lot of fun! We had a longer session to sew and talk and share our projects. We had a brief update about this summer’s Bogus Basin Quilt Guild Quilt Show that we are invited as guest guild to. We hope to have a lot of submissions from our guild members. Our goal is to enter at least 50 quilts. Boise Modern Quilt Guild members are allowed to enter up to two quilts for free, for either judging or exhibit only. (Additional quilts are $3 each.) They have even created a new Modern quilt category this year! You can read more about the particulars on our Quilt Show FAQ page.
We had a handful of new faces join us and it was fun to meet and talk with everyone! We also built and gathered 32 blocks for our Guild’s banner quilt. We are half way to our goal of 64! If you have built more blocks to add to our stack, bring them to the April Sew Day. We’ll have a longer Sew Day that day as well, to build more banner blocks. We hope to start building the center part and arrange the quilt sometime in May.
Photos from the Boise Modern Quilt Guild March Sew Day show and tell
I am sorry I don’t remember everyone’s names! But the quilts were fabulous to see and get inspiration from. Thanks, everyone, for bringing your projects to share.
Stain-glass window pattern.
Front of owl quilt
Back of owl quilt
Front of grandkid’s quilt
Back of grandkid’s quilt
She created this for a magazine’s fabric challenge using Downton Abbey fabric lines and won an award for it.
Jacket with quilted labels and pockets.
Mystery quilt done with BBQG 2013 pattern.
Irish chain wedding quilt.
Kris’ latest quilt.
Back of quilt.
Modern quilts are functional, include bold colors, and are inspired by modern design. Our guild president Christy created this presentation on modern quilting to share with the Boise Basin Quilters in 2013 and we had the same presentations later for our guild. Enjoy!
Color theory, or the scientific reasoning behind color mixing and the visual effects of specific color combination, can be a great asset to modern quilters. During one of the 2013 Sew Days we explored color theory and discussed its use in quilting.
Here is the slideshow presented by Lindsie during the discussion.
Here are a few posters to help as well.