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.
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.
The back of Darla Christiansen’s quilt
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!
We had a great meeting this month! We had several visitors who came to check out the guild as a result of the Idaho Statesman article that ran last Thursday. We even had three new members sign up – including our first junior member.
Two members brought their completed projects for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge. The challenge ends this month!
Front of table runner.
Back of table runner.
Pillow back with hidden zipper.
We had lots of people bring projects to share and a very energetic sew day afterwards. Check out all the great projects!
Cute mini quilt!
Look at those great colors!
This will eventually become a clock.
A bright quilt composed of “block of the month” blocks.
Made with one of the monthly Modern Quilt Guild patterns.
Close up of quilting.
Mini quilt created for a swap.
Back of mini-quilt.
Recognize those hills? They are from the BMQG logo and will be part of the banner quilt.
The hills in progress.
Check out our new junior member and her mom!
Check out those Singers!
Old and new technology.
Close up of embroidered bag.
A banner made by one of our guests for a friend.
What a great sew day! This was our second spent working on the banner quilt we are preparing for the quilt show in September. Members not only made blocks on Saturday afternoon, but several brought additional contributions from home. Thanks to everyone’s enthusiasm and hard work we now have 66 blocks!
The Michael Miller Challenge fabric was distributed to members that had signed up for the challenge. I think we all agreed it is the best fabric so far. If you were unable to pick up your fabric at the meeting we will have it at the May Sew Day. Remember – the project completion date has been extended to July 25, giving everyone an extra month to create their project.
We also shared some our completed projects. It was great to see everyone’s creativity on display.
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.