Posts from the ‘Sew Days’ category

#quiltsforvegas

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.

October 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, October 28, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Library! At Bown Crossing – 2153 E. Riverwalk Dr. *note different location*. We’ll be meeting in the David Eberle room.

This month we will be creating blocks for a quilt to donate to #quiltsforvegas. At the request of the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild we will be making the greyscale block from Cluck Cluck Sew. The Boise MQG will provide the colored fabric for the blocks, as well as the quilt back (thanks Massdrop!), but we need members to bring white, solid fabric for the background. We will set up cutting, sewing and ironing stations so we can whip out a quilt top quickly.

We also need volunteers for:

  • Newish quilt batting in good condition for a quilt about 48”x60” or larger
  • Quilting
  • Binding

We have limited space at the library this month and a quick deadline (quilt needs to be in Vegas by Nov. 15) so we ask that you bring machines and supplies to work on this project only. For more information about the project and to view the block, check out the website:

https://lasvegasmqg.wordpress.com/quiltsforvegas/

As always, please bring your completed modern projects 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)

September 2017 Big Stitch Hand Quilting – Join Us!

When: Saturday, September 23, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

We are not meeting at the Julia Davis Park like we intended. It’s just too chilly and soggy.

This month we are doing something a bit different! We thought it would be fun to take our meeting outside and learn how to do big stitch hand quilting. Our instructor will be Billie Farley and she will give us a short tutorial followed by plenty of time for practice. We will email a supply list later this week. Make sure you bring a quilt or lawn chair to sit on!

Update: Here’s the supply list:

  • quilt sandwich that is basted together with pins or thread (choose lightweight batting that is recommended for hand quilting – Warm & Natural not recommended)
  • wooden quilting hoop that is more than an inch deep, and 14-20+ inches in diameter (Billie will bring a couple extra of these)
  • embroidery needle with a large eye
  • thread – Perle cotton #12 or #8 are great options
  • thimble – make sure it fits
  • finger cots or finger gloves (Billie will bring many of these)
  • small embroidery scissors

Not familiar with big stitch quilting? Check out this photo:

by suzyquilts.com

As always, please bring your completed modern projects to share with the group.
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)

August 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, August 26, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: *NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION* St. Stephens Church – 2206 N Cole Rd

This month we will be working on individual projects so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on. If you can, we advise you also bring a task light, since the lighting at St. Stephens can be a little dim.

We’ll be offering a pretty fantastic raffle prize of sewing goodies. We received so many donations for the retreat, that we thought we’d save some items for a Sew Day Raffle for those who couldn’t attend the retreat. Tickets are $1/each. You’ll want to buy many! Also, we have some extra tote bags we’ll be selling for $10/each.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects 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)

June 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, June 24, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month we will be working on individual projects so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on.

If you are participating in the monochromatic challenge, make sure you bring your quilt to share and turn in. For those that are participating in the small group challenge to be entered into the quilt show more instructions with the entry form, etc. will come in a separate email.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects 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)

April 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, April 22, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month we will be working on individual projects so bring your sewing machine and sewing/quilting projects to work on. This is a great opportunity to work on your monochromatic challenge quilt!

As always, please bring your completed modern projects to share with the group.

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)

March 2017 Sew Day – Join Us!

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

Hi everyone! How does a mini-retreat sound?

  • Bring a project to work on and everything you need to spend a few hours sewing and chatting.
  • Bring a snack to share.
  • Lindsie is bringing her design wall, so if you have a project you’ve been wanting to lay out or an idea you want to try on the wall, bring it!
  • We will also have the MQG webinar: Making Traditional Modern with Shannon Page on the big TV if you are interested in watching that while we sew.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects 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)

Join us for our February Meeting – Learning about Color

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

We have a special guest speaker, artist Goeff Krueger, coming to join our discussion about color, led by Lindsie Bergevin. Geoff is a professional fine artist whose work can be seen in several public collections including three pieces now on display at the Boise Art Museum’s 2017 Idaho Triennial (open Feb. 21-July 16). He paints broad sweeping landscapes and seascapes, studies of structures and found objects, all while capturing the light of the subject’s surroundings. His recent emphasis on monochromatic color makes him the perfect addition to our discussion of color theory. We’ll explore the overlap between quilting, color theory (and real-world application) and fine art. We will also be kicking off a color related quilt challenge for guild members. Don’t miss it!

We expect the presentation and discussion to last up to 2 hours, so we will not be sewing at this meeting.

As always, please bring your completed modern projects to share with the group.

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)

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