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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.

Congrats to Angela Bowman!

Congratulations to our own Angela for making it as a finalist with the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Fabric Challenge! Way to go! Check out photos of her entry below. For more on how Angela made the mini-quilt check out her website.

Learning about quilt bindings

We had a great meeting in July! The highlight of the meeting was Carol Mitchell sharing different binding techniques with the group. We learned about double and single fold bindings, basing your binding width on the size of your quilt (who knew?) and many other tips.

We also had several members share completed projects. Check out the photos below.

Kathleen Probst visits the Boise Modern Quilt Guild

At our June meeting we had the pleasure of hosting Kathleen Probst. 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 several members bring quilts to share.

Beautiful May Day for Quilting

Check out the great view we had for our May Sew Day! With the threat of storms it was the perfect day to be inside sewing and sharing.

We even had a few members working on their mini quilt projects.

Inspiring presentation

We felt incredibly lucky to have local artist Anna Webb speak to us on Saturday about her mosaic artwork. Her talk was very inspiring! We learned about her public artwork around Boise, her artistic process, and where she finds inspiration for her work. There were many correlations with modern quilting: the desire to make something tangible, pushing boundaries, inspiration based on architecture, landscapes, and shapes, as well as embracing the imperfections that celebrate the human touch in art. I think we all left that day invigorated. Anna also brought a few pieces of her work for us to look at and touch. Check out the pictures below.

If you want to see her work in person, check out these locations around Boise.

  • 9th and River streets, just west of the Boise Downtown Library
  • Traffic circle at Crescent Rim Dr. and Eastover Terrace near the Boise Depot
  • The mosaics incorporated in the new Cancer Survivors Pavilion in Julia Davis Park

During Show and Share we also got to see some great work by our members as well!

October 2014 Sew Day – Update

Unfortunately, we are going to have to postpone the applique tutorial originally scheduled for tomorrow. We hope to reschedule sometime in early 2015.

However, our sew day is still happening – just bring your sewing machine, supplies and a project to work on.

Quilt Show 2014

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.

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