We had a great meeting this month! We had several visitors who came to check out the guild as a result of the Idaho Statesman article that ran last Thursday. We even had three new members sign up – including our first junior member.
Two members brought their completed projects for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge. The challenge ends this month!
Front of table runner.
Back of table runner.
Pillow back with hidden zipper.
We had lots of people bring projects to share and a very energetic sew day afterwards. Check out all the great projects!
Cute mini quilt!
Look at those great colors!
This will eventually become a clock.
A bright quilt composed of “block of the month” blocks.
Made with one of the monthly Modern Quilt Guild patterns.
Close up of quilting.
Mini quilt created for a swap.
Back of mini-quilt.
Recognize those hills? They are from the BMQG logo and will be part of the banner quilt.
The hills in progress.
Check out our new junior member and her mom!
Check out those Singers!
Old and new technology.
Close up of embroidered bag.
A banner made by one of our guests for a friend.
During our May Sew Day Connie Emmen lead us through Spirals 101, a class where we learned to make a basic spiral using RaNae Merrill’s paper-piecing technique with transparent foundation paper. I think everyone agreed that the transparent paper made the piecing much easier. Always fun to learn new techniques!
If you took the class and didn’t finish your block, please bring it to our June Sew Day. We will collect the blocks and eventually make them into a baby quilt to donate to a local charity.
During Show and Share, Lindsie shared a quilt made for her by Angela, Christy, and Lori. The quilt was made as a thank you to Lindsie for designing the Boise Modern Quilt Guild logo. The pattern was Amy Butler’s “Thea’s Puzzle Quilt.”
Finished spiral block.
Lindsie receiving her quilt.
Lindsie’s quilt based on colors from the BMQG logo.
Quilt label based on a tree from the BMQG logo.
Less than a week before we (Christy and Lori) leave for the Portland SewDown! We’ve never been to something like this and are very excited. What could be better than staying at a fancy hotel and quilting all weekend with like-minded folks in a great city like Portland? We’ve got a lot to do before we leave though. Over the next few days we”ll be busy preparing our fabric (three yards of scraps? How do you measure that?) for the workshops and gathering supplies.
The workshop Christy is most looking forward to is the Improv Round Robin taught by Sherri Lynn Wood. She loves improv piecing and is looking forward to doing it in a group. Lori is looking forward to learning new techniques with Julie Herman’s sidekick ruler.
Below are a couple pictures of some of the fabric and supplies Christy and Lori have gathered so far.