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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.

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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!

After Holiday Party – Join Us!

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!

Treats

Please bring a treat to share with the group.

Mini-quilt Swap

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.

See you soon!

Quick Curve Ruler

On Saturday, Laura Pukstas led members in a great tutorial on the Quick Curve Ruler. Laura showed us several different types of quilts we can make with the ruler and then walked us through making our own Chic Star Block.

We also had several members bring their projects to show the group.

 

Fun mini-retreat

What a fun mini-retreat on Saturday! We had many members come together to work on projects, as well as a few guests, which we always love.

 

 

 

 

After Holiday Party – Join Us!

When: January 23, 2016 | 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 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday’s festivities will include treats, door prizes and our tote swap!

Treats

Please bring a treat to share with the group.

Tote Swap

We are excited to see what kind of totes everyone has made for their swap partner! If you are participating in the tote swap, please bring your completed tote 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 2015. We will also announce the winner!

If you want to participate in the 2016 WiPs, just bring $10 and a list with 10 or fewer projects you want to complete this year. Half of the challenge money will go towards the guild; half of the money will be a jackpot prize at the end of the year. Completed projects must be shown at a guild meeting during the “show and share” portion of the meeting. Each completed project earns a ticket towards the jackpot prize. The jackpot prize will be drawn at the last guild meeting of 2016. Use this challenge as a motivator to finish your WiP’s or try something new!! Payment can be made via a check written to the Boise Modern Quilt Guild.

Block of the Month
January also marks the kick-off for our 2016 BOM: the Modern BOM by Alissa Haight Carlton. It was originally published on Sew Mama Sew from July 2011 to June 2012; however, the Boise Modern Quilt Guild is following along from January to December 2016. For the tutorial for the first block, visit our post Block of the Month – 2016. Can’t wait to see your block in February!

See you soon!

Lisa Flowers Ross visits the Boise Modern Quilt Guild

At our October meeting we had the pleasure of hosting Lisa Flowers Ross. She spoke about what inspires her artwork, as well as her artistic process. Best of all she brought many quilts to share with us!

We also had many members bring quilts to share.

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