Over the past few months our members have been working on quilts for the Boise refugee community. Members that wanted to participate were given a bundle of fat quarters that were donated by Massdrop and coordinating solid fabric to create their quilt(s). So far members have donated 13 quilts! We will be donating the quilts in June and a few more quilts are on the way, but we were so excited by our member’s generosity that we just had to share a photo of all the quilts now. If you look at the previous post you can see some of the quilts in full.
Members that donated these great quilts include: Nancy England, Fay Hikida, Angela Bowman, Karen Falvey, Teresa Church, Carol Mitchell and Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs
We are excited to share with you that we are bringing improvisational patchwork quilter Sherri Lynn Wood to Boise for a two-day Bias Strip Piecing on the Curve workshop!
Sherri is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland, CA. Her 2015 publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams) provides frameworks for creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and color theory. Sherri teaches and speaks about improvisational patchwork and flexible patterning at art and craft schools, guilds, and conferences nationally and abroad. She will also be the featured speaker at QuiltCon 2019. You can find Sherri on social media @sherrilynnwood or at http://www.sherrilynnwood.com.
About the workshop:
Get your bias-strip curve on and celebrate your mistakes! Learn the innovative ruler-free technique of bias-strip piecing on the curve, how to troubleshoot and flatten internal bubbles as they arise. Learn to create wedge-curves along with a variety of options for utilizing both techniques in fixed patterns or improvised compositions. This is an advanced technique that takes time to master, pushing you to the brink of beginner’s mind. Imagine the possibilities! All skill levels welcome.
When: Friday and Saturday, June 15 & 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day
Availability: 20 spots are available, first come first served. Sign-ups are open to Boise MQG members until March 31, and any spots available after then will be open to non-members.
To enroll in the workshop, please complete this WORKSHOP FORM, which includes instructions on how to pay. Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email that your spot has been secured, along with a class supply list.
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.
The highlight of our meeting this month was a presentation on color by our guest speaker Geoff Krueger. Very inspiring!
Our members shared some wonderful projects at our meeting on Saturday!
2017 Quilt Challenge
At our meeting on Saturday we also kicked off our 2017 Quilt Challenge. We are challenging each member to make a quilt utilizing monochromatic color choices and negative space.
There are two size options:
144 inches – If you want to be part of our “Small Group Challenge Quilts” submittal to the 2017 Boise Basin Quilt Show, the perimeter of your completed quilt must be no larger than 144″. Please note that this category is judged.
50″x60″ – If you don’t want to participate in the small group challenge, please make a lap/throw sized quilt, around 50″x60″. If you want to make a larger quilt please do so!
Completed quilts must be brought to our June 24, 2017 meeting.
When: January 28, 2017 | 1-3 p.m.
Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)
Mark your calendars! The Boise Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting our annual After-Holiday Party on January 28, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday’s festivities will include treats, door prizes and our mini-quilt swap!
Please bring a treat to share with the group.
We are excited to see what kind of mini-quilts everyone has made for their swap partner! If you are participating in the swap, please bring your completed mini-quilt on Saturday to exchange.
Sew and Share
If you were lucky enough to receive a handmade sewn or quilted gift this holiday season, or have a completed project, please bring it on Saturday.
WiP’s & Wishes Challenge
This is your last chance to show us completed WiPs from your list for 2016. We will also announce the winner! Please note that a completed quilt, is a fully bound quilt.