When: Saturday, May 28, 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: Boise Public Library, 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID (Marion Bingham Room on 3rd floor)

This month we are going to be trying our hand at some improv with intent. We will be doing an improv round robin  like we did last year (because it was so fun!) but this time with limits. Based on the exercise, Score for Floating Squares in Sherri Lynn Wood’s book Improv Handbook for Modern Quiltersit will be a fun way to try improv for the first time or play with your improv skills. By the way, our guild now owns this book, so feel free to let us know if you would like to borrow it!

How it works – the basic idea is that you will be stitching together your different sized, precut squares, using small filler fabric rectangles and squares as needed.  We are going to add a little twist to this exercise and have everyone pass their container of fabric and improv piece to their neighbor. Each person will use your fabric to add to your improv piece. By the end of class you will have worked on everyone’s piece a few times and each person will end up with something completely unique!

Please bring the following if you would like to participate:

  • Three different fabrics. One will be used as your “filler” fabric and the other two fabrics will be cut into squares in a variety of sizes (we will make time for cutting on Saturday). Note: you will want more of the filler fabric and a limited amount of the other two. How much just depends on how big of a project you want to work on.
    • This is where the intent come in: limiting the choice of fabric and choosing a theme – color, patterns or solids, etc.
  • A basket or box (i.e. shoe box, etc.) sturdy enough to pass around and large enough for your fabric squares and filler fabric.
  • Rotary cutter and mat – leave the ruler at home!
  • Sewing machine and accessories

As always, please bring your completed modern projects and your BOM to share with the group.

If you have them, it’s always a good idea to bring a power strip and/or small extension cord as well.

Not familiar with how our meetings work? We typically follow this format:

  • Quick announcements
  • Show and share
  • Sewing on individual projects, and of course conversation (or tutorial/presentation if one is scheduled)

Save the Date – The weekend of July 22-24 we will be having our first modern quilting retreat! We will be up in Stanley at the Luther Heights Bible Camp. More information to come soon!


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