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Big and Bold Modern Quilt Making with Nicole Neblett

We are excited to share with you that we are bringing quilter Nicole Neblett to Boise for a two-day Big and Bold Modern Quilt Making Workshop!

  • When: Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day
  • Where: JUMP – Inspire Studio, 1000 W Myrtle St. Boise, ID 83702
  • Cost: $175 BMQG members, $200 non-members
  • Availability: 20 spots are available, first come first served. Sign-ups are open to Boise MQG members until March 22, and any spots available after then will be open to non-members.

Workshop Details
Want to learn more about modern quilting and make a big and bold modern quilt? In this two-day workshop, we’ll talk about modern quilting and you’ll learn an easy technique for creating quilts with large, irregularly shaped pieces.

  • On day 1, we’ll review common design principles and elements of modern quilts and have a trunk show featuring Nicole’s quilts. We’ll also explore our surroundings for sources of design inspiration. 
  • On day 2, we will apply the modern quilt design concepts from day 1 to make a big and bold modern quilt top. We’ll use an easy technique involving freezer paper to sew together a quilt using large, irregularly shaped pieces. 
  • By the end of the workshop, you will be on your way to making big and bold modern quilts!

To enroll in the workshop, please sign up here and complete the 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.

Learn more about Nicole at http://mamalovequilts.com.

2019 Annual Meeting and Sew Day

Our members brought lots of great projects to share with the group this month!

Members also voted on the 2020 Boise Modern Quilt Guild Board of Directors. The results are as follows:

  • President – Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs
  • Vice President – Angela Bowman
  • Secretary –Lindsie Bergevin
  • Treasurer – Sally Bradley

Thank you Boise MQG members!

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

Sherri Lynn Wood Workshop: Bias Strip Piecing on the Curve

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!

About Sherri:
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
  • Where: JUMP – Inspire Studio, 1000 W Myrtle St. Boise, ID 83702
  • Cost: $220 BMQG member, $250 non-member
  • 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.

Sherri flier

November Sew Day

Our members had lots of finished projects to show off in November!

Members also voted on the 2018 Boise Modern Quilt Guild Board of Directors. The Board will remain the same:

  • President – Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs
  • Vice President – Angela Bowman
  • Secretary –Lindsie Bergevin
  • Treasurer – Lori Wambolt

#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.

Great Presentation on Color

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!

Deadline

  • Completed quilts must be brought to our June 24, 2017 meeting.

Sign up!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

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