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.
The Modern Quilt Guild defines modern quilts as ones that are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.
The following posts show examples of modern quilting from our members and other modern quilters.
Posts from the ‘Modern Quilting’ category
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!
Congratulations to all our members who participated in the Boise Basin Quilt show. The modern quilts were very impressive! Thanks to all that submitted quilts, volunteered at the Boise Modern Quilt Guild table and worked to make our banner quilt.
The quilt show was our debut for the banner quilt and it looked awesome! It was the perfect way to advertise the spirit of our guild and everyone’s talents. If you didn’t have a chance to check it out at the show, we will have it at our October Sew Day.
Below are some pictures of some of the quilts that were on display.
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.
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!
We had lots of people bring projects to share and a very energetic sew day afterwards. Check out all the great projects!
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.
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.